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Sober up and forget about Courtney Love coaching Lindsay Lohan

If ever there was a place where even the most implausible stories can come true, it's Hollywood. Which is why the notion that Courtney Love might be acting as Lindsay Lohan's sober coach gained some traction. Go ahead, take a moment, and read that sentence again. Radar Online spread the rumor, purporting that Love took on the job because "nobody else will."Before we get too much further, know this
Courtney Love, left, and Lindsay Lohan.
Courtney Love, left, and Lindsay Lohan.EPA, Getty Images / Today

If ever there was a place where even the most implausible stories can come true, it's Hollywood. Which is why the notion that Courtney Love might be acting as Lindsay Lohan's sober coach gained some traction. Go ahead, take a moment, and read that sentence again. Radar Online spread the rumor, purporting that Love took on the job because "nobody else will."

Courtney Love, left, and Lindsay Lohan.EPA, Getty Images / Today

Before we get too much further, know this: the Lohan camp is saying it's not true. "Courtney Love is not, nor has she ever been, Lindsay's sober coach," Lohan's rep Steve Honig told E! exclusively. "Lindsay is, however, grateful for her friendship," Honig added.

On the one hand, it's a little understandable that one could buy into the idea that Love and Lohan might have formed some sort of sobriety alliance (reference that first sentence again). It's so bizarre you almost want it to be true, and the denial was lost in the noise of the reaction, some of it very apt, like this tweet from "Late Show with David Letterman" head writer Eric Stangel: "Courtney Love says she is Lindsay Lohan's sober coach. Doesn't Lindsay Lohan have enough to deal with?" 

On the other hand, COME ON. Stangel is right. Lohan has enough to deal with. And by "enough" we mean finishing up that community service at the morgue, and getting her career back on track. And as fun as some things would be to believe, as much as we want Christmas to come early, it's usually best that it doesn't when it comes to Hollywood gossip.