The latest news to hit the show "Glee" is the tardiness of guest star Lindsay Lohan. The actress, whose roller coaster career has not recovered since her on-and-off-again troubles with the law began, was reported to have been three hours late for her guest appearance on the May 15th episode on FOX.
The episode will revolve around the big "Nationals" competition that also features guest stars Perez Hilton and Rex Lee. According to a story on E! Online, one source close to the show said, "She was three hours late in the morning, and when she did finally arrive, she just didn't want to be there. She did not want to work. She had not memorized her lines, and she kept disappearing so no one could find her."
The story went on to report, "Dot Marie Jones, who plays Coach Bieste, tweeted out (and later deleted): 'Gonna be a long day!! Some ppl show up late and just throw a wrench in things. Not cool! I'd rather be an hour early (I was) than 5 minutes late.'"
The Good, The Bad, and The Lohan
Despite Lohan's trouble with the law, "Glee" still decided to cast the actress who is playing herself on the episode. Back in 2010, Lohan threatened to sue the show because then guest star Gwyneth Paltrow joked about Lohan going to rehab.
This show is notorious for featuring guest stars, so long as it isn't Lindsay Lohan. Another star to grace the "Glee" stage was once-upon-a-time troubled starlet Britney Spears.
Spears' episode made sense, being a tribute to Britney for the glee club. However, having Lohan appear as herself simply to judge a Nationals competition will do more harm than good for the series that witnessed its lowest ratings in its series' history last week. Thankfully, the series rebounded by rating 2.7, up 13%, according to Nielsen Ratings.
End of 'Glee'
The last time Lohan appeared on a scripted series was in 2008, where she played Betty's arch enemy on "Ugly Betty." Having Lohan appear to judge a competition doesn't make sense for a show that seemingly has staying power. Perhaps the creators of "Glee" know something fans don't, because featuring a roller coaster for the sake of ratings is a huge indicator that the show may be in trouble. After all, the episode hasn't even aired yet and entertainment outlets are already talking about it in a negative way.If "Glee" witnessed its lowest ratings and then rebounded the next week to win its night in the ratings game, maybe Lohan isn't the biggest roller coaster in this story. Only time will tell if fans will see if the "Glee" roller coaster will end.