In an interview for the September issue of Elle, conducted the day before she ran her car up onto an L.A. curb and fled the scene, leaving behind a usable amount of what is believed to be cocaine, Lindsay Lohan was attempting to paint a more law-abiding self portrait.’I’m much more responsible than that, the young actress claimed, denying rumors that she had driven under the influence. I would not do that.’ As for the media storm that follows her everywhere, Lindsay tells Elle’s Holly Millea that the world’s priorities are out of whack. ‘I feel like the a–hole, the idiot, because I feel like I’m distracting from the other things that are important, like global warming and that kind of stuff. I genuinely mean that. And I don’t know what to do.’But when asked why she continues to fan the flames of fame by frequenting known celebrity hangouts like The Ivy Restaurant, she replies, ‘I can’t go to a restaurant? I know I’m going to get pictures taken. I’m fine with it. And I’m going to go have their food.’Look for the new issue of Elle on newsstands Aug. 7.

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