Jerry Lewis: I’d Smack Lindsay Lohan in the Mouth
Lindsay Lohan may have completed her jail time and latest stint in rehab, but Jerry Lewis thinks the Mean Girls star is in need of a more corporal form of punishment.
"I'd smack her in the mouth if I saw her," Lewis said in a interview with Inside Edition. "I would smack her in the mouth and be arrested for abusing a woman!"
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The 84-year-old comic said he has no sympathy for troubled young starlets like Lohan and Paris Hilton. "I would say [to Lohan], 'You deserve this and nothing else' ... whack! And then, if she's not satisfied, I'd put her over my knee and spank her!"
Not everyone in Hollywood is clamoring to take a swing at the 24-year-old actress. Former Access Hollywood and Insider host Pat O'Brien wrote an open letter to Lohan in the Sept. 3rd edition of The Hollywood Reporter. In the letter, the 62-year-old TV personality compared Lohan to Grace Kelly and praised her new Vanity Fair cover. He also advised Lohan on how to beat her demons.
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"The bad news is that [the demons] never go away: We're wired differently. The good news is that with a certain amount of willingness, structure and personal inventory, those demons can be arrested, " he writes.
O'Brien entered rehab for alcoholism in March 2005 after several sexually explicit voicemails he left for a woman whose identity was never disclosed leaked online. He re-entered rehab in 2008 and soon after exited The Insider. The letter continues, "The ones who survive, like myself so far, are the ones who accept that these are the cards that were handed us and we don't have to always gamble our lives away."
Lohan, O'Brien said, needs to own up to her problems.
"Take a deep breath and look at yourself right now and think how it would be if every day was like this: full of smiles and promises," he writes. "You have to realize that the consequences of denial start to get much more serious than Perez Hilton making fun of you. Sadly, it's well-documented that the consequence waiting for you could be death. To me, it seems an easy choice."