Mar 30, 2010

Media Plans Ahead for Lindsay's Death

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Warning: the following disturbing and morbid, yet not surprising. 

Linday Lohan's behavior has prompted the media to act fast and prepare her obituary. The 23-year-old troubled actress has been making headlines for her out-of-control antics, including drug and alcohol abuse, rehab stints and rumors of self-mutilation. A senior producer at a major news outlet reported:
"News outlets need to be prepared. However shocking a story it might be, they are in the business of breaking news fast and any preparation that can be done ahead of time is them just simply doing their jobs. We all scrambled when Brittany Murphy and Heath Ledger died and didn't want that to happen again."
Lindsay's behavior has been condemned by those close to her. The hard-partying actress is heading down a destructive past, and even she seems aware of it. Lindsay's display picture on her Twitter account is of her and DJ AM, who died in September 2009 of a drug overdose. The Hollywood pair were friendly, but is she foreshadowing a continuation of their friendship in their next life?

While it is heartbreaking that the media is pre-planning for Lindsay's death, it is understandable that they want to be ahead of the game. In this social media age, you are only as credible as the speed of your news. With Twitter breaking stories, news outlets need to be able to provide the full-story and complete obituary in order to stay relevant.

Hopefully the media will be able to file the obituary away until very far in the future.

UPDATE: Linday's dad, Michael Lohan, is currently holding a press conference, airing live on TMZ. The subject? Save Lindsay. He even references DJ AM. Was he reading The A List?

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