Next for Lindsay: Banana peel?

93449__lindsay_lAnyone else beginning to wonder if that scene in Freaky Friday, where Lindsay Lohan smacks into Jamie Lee Curtis and crashes to the floor, was actually scripted?

After hearing the news that Lohan tumbled down a flight of stairs backstage at this week’s World Music Awards (pictured) — and also suffered a recent fall in some bushes — I feel compelled to warn her about the danger of: the banana peel.

Oh, it’s real, Lindsay. (And I’m pretty sure it’s coming after you.) I myself have slipped on one.


The first incident took place several years back, in broad daylight, at the finish area of Washington’s Marine Corps Marathon. I was walking along, innocently searching for my friends who had just finished the race, when suddenly, I was on my ass. I looked down and there, under my right foot, was a banana peel. (Apparently, people who have just run 26.2 miles can’t be bothered to walk to a garbage can.)


The second attack occurred a couple years later in New York. I was coming from the UCB Theatre, where I had just seen EW colleague Scott Brown’s Gutenberg! The Musical! (which is now getting an off-Broadway run, btw), and was strolling down the street with two friends when again, I was on my ass. (This fall felt pretty graceful, so I’m actually sorta sad it happened at night.) I sat on the sidewalk for a few seconds, feeling around for what I had slipped on. Once I picked up the second banana peel, I sat there for a good minute screaming, “Who slips on a banana peel? Twice?!”

I then remember my friend Tamara telling me to “Put down the banana peel,” which I did.

So maybe I’m already too late, Lindsay. If that banana found you before this warning did, I’m sorry.

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  • Dave


  • Ed

    La Lohan’s behavior has been really “bananas” lately but I think she knows what she’s doing.
    She’s getting raves for Bobby and Georgia Rule is supposed to be good also for her skills (to pay the bills).
    Household name = Otsker nom

  • brandonk

    I think she just has a tendency to crash a lot, in the car and out of it.

  • Ep Sato

    I heard that the first dude to run a marathon died as soon as he finished it, so it would make sense that mrathon runners’d be too tired to throw away their banana peels at the end of the race.

  • Joe

    She sounds like a real cartoon character –an anorexic Jessica Rabbit. Tell her beware of open sewer covers, safes or pianos dangling on ropes and two men carrying a large glass plate.

  • Rebecca

    Man, I was hoping that Gutenberg! The Musical had something to do with STEVE Gutenberg (you know, the guy who the Stonecutters made a ster). Disappointing :(

  • nathan

    Sounds like Lindsay caused the only moment of excitement at the World Music Awards this year.

  • randys

    If I thought we could be rid of her for good,
    I’d import a cargo ships worth of bananas!!!

  • kennyk

    I “fell” for Lindsay ages ago…

  • Kimberly

    Hmmm. Bushes eh? An interesting maneuver must have been made on Miss Lohan’s part for the INSIDE of her forearm only to be “cut” by those plants. And right by the veins too? Prickly little suckers.

  • Liza

    I think it’s all the drugs she’s been doing

  • Anna

    That’s funny. At least you slipped on something. I once somehow slipped and fell on dry concrete. Still don’t know how that happened.
    I actually like Lindsay. Unlike most of the starlets that make a regular appearance in the tabloids, Lindsay is actually a very talented actress. Hopefully she’ll be able to pull her life together.

  • JenJen

    Lindsey isn’t as talented as SHE thinks she is.
    Someone forgot to tell her that she should wait until AFTER the show to get wasted.

  • jen

    And who said that Susan’s behavior from Desperate Housewives wasn’t real?

  • Joe C

    Very funny. Mandi. Good job.

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