Lindsay & Kim's Unlikely Fan

While the rest of the world loves to hate them, Lindsay Lohan and Kim Kardashian have found an ally in one unlikely Hollywood player.

Baz Luhrmann

It's been a rough go of things for Lindsay Lohan, whose career and life once held such promise. Currently in the midst of her sixth stint in rehab under court order, the troubled starlet will be lucky to ever work in Hollywood again — but it turns out she has one big-name supporter in her corner.

At the Sydney premiere of The Great Gatsby, director Baz Luhrmann said he is rooting for Lohan to regain her former promise as a "talented actress."

"I have known Lindsay since she was very young," Luhrmann told Australian TV personality Lawrence Mooney, who hosts talk show Dirty Laundry Live on ABC2.

"She's a talented girl. I pray that she can bring herself back to the place where she came from because she is a talented actress. I feel for her, I really do."

For her part, Lohan wants to return to work focused and fresh when she emerges from The Betty Ford Clinic after her 90-day stint, a trip she called "pointless."

"I've been court-ordered to do it six times," she told the Daily Mail. "I could write the book on rehab. Constantly sending me to rehab is pointless. The first few times I was court-ordered to rehab, it was like a joke, like killing time."

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"I can come back afterwards and be fully focused on work. But I think there are other things I could do instead of going to a rehab center that would benefit me more."

Luhrmann also had some kind words for another star the public loves to hate: Kim Kardashian. While the reality princess has been maligned for her fashion choices in maternity wear, Luhrmann said she is absolutely lovely.

"I met her the other night, about two weeks ago," Luhrmann said. "I had dinner with her and Kanye at a friend's place. She's an extraordinarily elegant woman, pregnant. I was really struck by her grace."

The guy's just full of compliments!

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Comments on "Baz Luhrmann is rooting for Lindsay Lohan"

mfc May 26, 2013 | 2:15 AM

I love Lindsay and always will

Ed May 25, 2013 | 6:04 AM

She will makes a comeback, I know she will

JOHN LONGENECKER May 24, 2013 | 5:16 PM

May 24. Lindsay Lohan, your career is all about your talent, and your work as a film actress. The other stuff, the silly fans, the silly cops, the silly prosecutors, the silly judges, the entire criminal justice system, the war on drugs, the silly press / media folks, your silly father, your silly mother, your abusive drug dealers, your Betty Ford hall monitors, the psychobabble, the entertainment critics -- all of that silly stuff will vanish and go poof in a moment when your work as a film actress shines once more. You are not done yet, my dear, given more opportunities. You are talented - as Mohammad Ali, Bob Dylan, Bonnie Rait, Emmylu Harris, Judy Garland, Francis Farmer, Maryl Streep, You will accomplish great stuff. Please buy cars, get car insurance, hire professional drrivers and never speak to cops, ever. Remain silent. Say only: I demand an attorney to be with me now, I have nothing more to say. Get to enjoy eating raw organic honey and cinnamon. I will love you unconditionally always, and always is no time at all. Academy Award Winner. Director / Cinematographer. JOHN LONGENECKER, DGA

schopen May 24, 2013 | 11:48 AM

She's pregnant?!?!

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