We can’t imagine what Lindsay Lohan was thinking while on the low-budget set of The Canyons. Was she wondering how things went so wrong in her once-promising career? Was she thinking about her next fix? Perhaps. But we doubt she was thinking that this tepid erotic thriller might be her re-entry into Hollywood’s good graces. But in a strange twist of fate, that’s exactly what seems to be happening.
In general, The Canyons got pretty savaged by critics, but Lohan was praised for her work. And since the movie came out last month, the actress left rehab, has been linked to an HBO series with Danny McBride, and was interviewed by Oprah, which is always the precursor to a big-time comeback. Will she stick the landing? We have no idea, but we can't wait to watch it unfold.
Things aren’t all good news in the land of former-child-stars-gone-wrong because, well, Amanda Bynes still exists. According to various reports, Bynes’ parents have filed for conservatorship of her estate earlier this summer, which basically means she may not be able to take care of her own finances for physical or mental health reasons. In addition, this summer has also seen her ordered into an involuntary psychiatric hold because of her erratic behavior.
There is no question these two actresses are at a crossroads, not only in their careers, but in their lives. As Lohan might be on the verge of one of Hollywood’s great reclamation stories, Bynes still seems nuttier than an elephant’s stool. We don't know if she can pull a Lohan, but hopefully we’re talking about her comeback this time next year.