There’s good and bad news for Lindsay Lohan on the Monday after her fourth appearance on Saturday Night Live over the weekend. The good news: It was the second-highest-rated episode of the season, behind only the Charles Barkley episode that aired after an NFL playoff game. The bad: She’s being critically panned for seeming nervous and obviously reading cue cards. FABlife readers are pretty evenly divided in our poll: While 46 percent say she was “Terrible,” 23 percent thought she was “Fantastic,” and 30 percent said she did “OK.”
How did the castmembers think she did? Well, obvs they’re not about to pan Lindsay’s performance in public, but Taran Kellam, who co-starred with her in the “Real Housewives of Disney” and “B108FM” sketches, did talk to VH1 News about the experience on the red carpet of Epix’s Secret Policeman’s Ball on Sunday.
“There was, of course, apprehension going in, and she just diffused that almost immediately,” Taran admitted. “She was really great, a good sport.”
But that admission of “apprehension,” we’re guessing, is still partly to blame for Lindsay being given very little to do. We kind of like how Moviefone’s Mike Ryan described the “B108FM” radio skit: “I can only assume that Taran Killam or Bobby Moynihan at some point during the week found themselves saying something like: “Oh, yeah, Lindsay … did you want to be in this sketch, too? I’m sure we can make room for you. Hey guys, can we make some room for Lindsey? I don’t know, at the table. Yeah, she can just kind of yell like we’re doing, or whatever. It really doesn’t matter.”
Meanwhile Jon Hamm, who appeared in the opening monologue as a “backup” host, told Today this morning that he felt Lindsay handled the intense scrutiny of the gig with “aplomb” — and yes, every word of praise for her just had the effect of making us long for him to host again soon.
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