If you could pick one actor to have as a motivational speaker, who would it be? Obviously Morgan Freeman speaks with the wise tones of a man who’s seen and done it all before, he commands respect. Then there are other dignified luminaries like Helen Mirren, or someone who possesses unbridled passion like Samuel L Jackson. In fact, we’d have Lindsay Lohan really quite far down the list of actors we’d want as a motivational speaker, probably behind the guy who played Jack in Dawson’s Creek and since faded into obscurity.

However, according to her lawyer, motivational speaking could be just what Lohan needs; well he would say that, as he’s using it as a bargaining tool to keep the troubled star out of jail. Sky News reports that Lohan’s lawyer Mark Heller has written to the courts offering a series of alternatives to Lohan going to jail, over an incident that saw her allegedly crash a car in New York and then lie that she wasn’t behind the wheel. This also violated her probation for a previous misdemeanor.

The letter suggested that she would make "periodic visits to schools, hospitals and other venues where she may provide inspirational talks, encouraging children to pursue positive goals and avoid bad habits". This was to be done as community service. The case returns to court on Friday (March 1, 2013), we’re not sure if they’re going to go for it to be honest.

Lindsay Lohan in court 2012

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