Tonight Show Crowd Gives Lindsay a Standing O

Jay Leno snags first post-sentencing interview

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 26, 2011 12:57 PM CDT

(Newser) – Lindsay Lohan might be facing another stint in jail and is definitely in store for some grim community service, but at least she scored a standing ovation on the Tonight Show. Lohan taped an appearance with Jay Leno that will air tonight, and apparently the crowd loved her, the Daily Mail reports. (It says she got the standing O afterward; TMZ says it happened when she walked on to the set.) Lohan talked about her recent troubles, telling Leno she felt "kind of numb" when she was sentenced to 120 days in jail and admitting she's "made a lot of mistakes."

"But I’m not a kid anymore," she said. "I’m in the clear now, and as long as I stay focused, I can achieve what I want to achieve." She also discussed her upcoming film project playing the wife of John Gotti Jr. TMZ notes that she chose Leno for her first post-sentencing appearance because, a source says, "He has been nothing but good to her and her family over the years ... and has always been protective of her." Click to watch a clip from Lohan's appearance.

In this April 12, 2011 file photo, actress Lindsay Lohan poses during a news conference for the film "Gotti: Three Generations", based on the life of John Gotti, in New York.   (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, file)
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