Behind the Scenes on 'Showbiz Tonight': Lindsay Lohan goes back to jail
September 24th, 2010
05:33 PM ET

Behind the Scenes on 'Showbiz Tonight': Lindsay Lohan goes back to jail

You would think the "Showbiz Tonight" staff would be jumping out of their seats when news broke that Lindsay Lohan was thrown back in the slammer today! But most of the producers just shook their heads and continued to work on the broadcast for tonight. Was it really any surprise that Lindsay would be back behind bars? Apparently not.

The in-house TVs at HLN were tuned into the frenzy of reporters camped outside of the Beverly Hills Courthouse, including "Showbiz Tonight’s" Kareen Wynter, and inside was CNN wire reporter, Alan Duke. Shortly after noon, Alan furiously informed us that Lindsay was being thrown back in the slammer!

Emails and phone calls streamed in from "Showbiz Tonight" producers and reporters on the scene who told us that Lindsay was hauled off in handcuffs and headed for jail. Alan said the Judge shut down Lindsay’s attorney’s request to be heard and minutes later, the familiar footage of a dark car carrying Lindsay off to jail appeared on our in-house feeds.

Our intern, Kecia, saw the footage and simply said, “It’s sad.” I asked her what she meant and she said she thought it was sad because Lindsay seems so lost. A lot of people would say jail might be what Lindsay needs to straighten up, but the question we were all asking in the newsroom today is – will Lindsay learn her lesson being back behind bars? Or should she have been sent back to rehab? You can weigh in on the Lindsay debate in the Showbiz Exclusive Poll:

Lindsay Lohan Sent Back To Jail: Should she have been sent to rehab instead?

Lindsay’s not the only story breaking today – there is also big Miley Cyrus news! Miley just released a shocking new video answering some big burning questions today including – does she want breast implants and is she engaged? We’ve got the video and all the latest entertainment news live at 5 p.m. ET today on HLN. And remember, we're still TV's most provocative entertainment news show seven days a week at 11pm ET/PT!

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  1. Painful to watch

    Unfortunately watching Lindsay Lohan is like watching the movie Groundhog's Day......she just keeps repeating herself over and over and over again. Too sad to watch anymore.

    September 26, 2010 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Liz

    Dina is more intrested in how her mortgage is going to be paid. If little Lohan doesnt work..mama manager doesnt get paid. To get better she needs to cut ties and try with all her little heart.

    September 25, 2010 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
  3. khocolatemoose

    I'm glad to see she's heading back to jail. Addiction is a serious disease and she needs help to treat it. I hope she can find sobriety and maintain it. It sounds like her parents are not exactly supportive. Money doesn't buy happiness.

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    September 25, 2010 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Edward

    She keeps going to these judges that overturn the previous judges discisions, of course Lindsay is going to be on the street again. Just like her father. What Lindsay needs is a wakeup call. Her acting career taken away for good, and I don't think she needs rehab, I think when she finally realizes she actually killed some one then she'll learn, but by then it will be to late.

    September 25, 2010 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
  5. kimtheresa moore

    Lindsey? Hello! Time to grow-wakeup. She won't learn if she keeps being petted. Stop acting stupid and get some help. Force her to get the help she so desperately needs. Its the only way

    September 25, 2010 at 8:14 am | Report abuse |
  6. Frank

    Jail doesn't do squat for a drug addict. She needs a serious intervention and a break from 'celebrity'. Or she's going to end up dead. It's a shame; she's actually a good actress. Loved her in Machete.

    September 25, 2010 at 3:14 am | Report abuse |
  7. Jack

    Funny story about Lindsay Lohan and her time in prison at

    September 24, 2010 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |

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