Long lead time leaves Lindsay in magazine

After extending her stay at luxury rehab facility Promises, Lindsay Lohan “seems committed to finally getting clean.”

So reports Parade magazine in this week’s edition of Walter Scott’s Personality Parade, the purveyor of feel-good celebrity news that, regrettably in this case, has a four-week lead time from when an item is written until it is published.

Item quotes Promises founder Richard Rogg on the rigor of its 12-step program — the one Lohan underwent before checking out and managing to get arrested early Tuesday morning on suspicion of drunken driving.

“The longer people stay, the better their chances are,” Rogg says. “This is one serious 12-step program. No one should be penalized for choosing to do the hard work of recovery in a luxurious setting.”

Perhaps Lohan had just not done laundry since she checked into Promises, explaining the cocaine allegedly found in her pocket by police?

A Parade spokesman said it was too late to pull the item; the magazine already had been sent to be inserted in newspapers across the country.

“We’ll address this on the Parade.com website so we’ll have something that’s much more current,” the spokesman said. “This is an example of how difficult substance abuse can be, and we wish her the very best on her road to recovery.”

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