LOS ANGELES (AP) — Troubled actress Lindsay Lohan can count a “Tonight Show” studio audience among her boosters.

In an appearance taped to air on the talk show Tuesday, Lohan received a standing ovation from the crowd, according to a person connected with the show.

“Tonight” host Jay Leno asked the 24-year-old about touchy subjects including her court appearance and brief jailing Friday, her family and what she’s learned from her experiences.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because NBC had announced Lohan’s appearance but not its details.

Lohan’s interview with Leno was taped separately at the conclusion of Monday’s show. The “Mean Girls” actress is a late addition to Tuesday’s show, knocking a scheduled guest, Broadway
star Kristin Chenoweth, to another date.

Lohan told the “Tonight” audience that she’s playing the wife of John Gotti Jr. in the crime family movie, “Gotti: Three Generations.” Her casting in the role was announced last week, but it was unclear if her legal woes might affect it.

A Los Angeles judge sentenced Lohan to 120 days for violating her probation by taking a designer necklace, a charge the judge reduced from felony grand theft to a misdemeanor. The actress’s attorneys appealed the jail sentence, Lohan’s fourth, and she was freed on bond after a few hours behind bars.

Lohan told Leno she found the sentence “shocking” and said it her left her “kind of numb.”

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Comments (9)
  1. kriste says:

    of course she’s shocked. it never occured to her that she’d actually have to abide by the same laws as the rest of humanity.
    when someone who’s done nothing of value can get a standing ovation, we are truly at end of days, or at least end of values…

    1. chickengame says:

      yes miss lohan is the sparkle of the devils eye, sotra speaking daddys little angle

    2. Randy Shoemaker says:

      And when did you see that she has to abide by the laws? Out after a few hours on appeal and will have a new judge on the appeal.

  2. Lady C. says:

    Not so smart girl, very immature and because she is a star she thinks can get a away with anything. Just put her in jail and do the time like everyone else.
    She doesnt need no standing ovation the audiance are idiots for givining it to her.

    1. Bernie Otis says:

      What does that tell you about our sick society?

  3. Bernard Otis says:

    It is reprehensible that a person like Ms Lohan would receive accolades. Shame on all of us for making that possible

  4. henryii says:

    small audience?
    i’m sure not everyone stood up and applauded her.
    stage manager probly got crowd all worked up for her entrance.
    poor jay…. is this all you got left for celebrities ?
    why was she on anyway?
    nothing to promote…oh her jail sentence………

  5. Lisa Coleman says:

    As the mother of two daughters I am apalled at the so called “role model” image Lindsay portrays.
    I work for LA County and wish she would be treated like any other “accussed”, make her learn the real way crime doesn’t pay off with tv appearances. Let her gather trash with the other inmates, let her get hit on by her bunkmate, show her how to eat day old bread and enjoy it.
    Applaud her? She should be applauded for what exactly? Stealing, lying and doing drugs?

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