Lindsay: The Last Standing

Lindsay Lohan appears to be the last member of the ruling pop tart trio standing. As to her two partners in party, Paris Hilton suffers from media fatigue and Britney Spears suffers from mental fatigue. The thrice rehabbed Lohan has come back from the brink of struggles with alcohol and drugs and has scored the ultimate American cheesecake photo shoot. She stars in Bert Stern’s recreation of his memorable “The Last Sitting” with Marilyn Monroe which is featured in New York magazine. (Marilyn’s iconic photos were shot six weeks before her death: some displayed a nude, doe-eyed demimondaine draped on a bed of white linen and others show the cine siren hiding coyly behind diaphanous scarfs.) Stern raved, “It was very similar, deja vu…like revisiting an old street.” Lohan said that she wanted to recreate the famous session: “I wanted to…get it point-on as much as I could.” Of her interpretation, she stated, “Here is a woman who is giving herself to the public.” Lohan added, “She’s saying, ‘Look, you’ve taken a lot from me, so why don’t I give it to you myself': She’s taking control back.”

Cf. http://media.nymag.com/fashion/08/spring/44247

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3 Responses to “Lindsay: The Last Standing”

  1. Paris Hilton » Lindsay: The Last Standing Says:

    […] Carpe Diem wrote an interesting post today on Lindsay: The Last StandingHere’s a quick excerptHer two partners in party, Paris Hilton suffers from media fatigue and Britney Spears suffers from mental fatigue…. […]

  2. hgb3 Says:

    Great line, I must say: “The last of the pop-tarts.” Which flavor would each of them be?

    The current ‘femme fatales’ of 2008 are indeed the equivalent of Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts, compared to the old-fashioned, multi-course gastronomic delights of breakfast fare, which would be the actresses of yore.

    Example: Brittany Spears- Frosted Strawberry Pop-Tart. Nothing else.
    Kim Novak- Steak, fried eggs, grits, sliced tomato, hash
    browns, country ham, buttermilk biscuits,
    and strong coffee.

  3. jakeho Says:

    Thanks, Geo. Of course, I didn’t coin the term “pop tarts.” Your post reminded me of Sophia Loren’s advice to ladies in clothing choices: to get a man’s attention, give him a taste not a feast. Or something to that effect. As to older dishes, Raquel Welch, Bridget Bardot, and the aforementioned Sophia Loren were quite delightful.

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