updated 05/30/2011 AT 12:00 PM ET
•originally published 05/31/2011 AT 6:30 AM ET
Even lofty scribes like to have fun with celebrities.
Witness the casting suggestions by Ben Brantley, the chief drama critic of The New York Times – who, in his imagination at least, is offering some plum roles to stars whose reputations could use a little polishing.
Lady Gaga as Auntie Mame, anyone?
Not that Gaga needs the work. And, admittedly, Brantley finds her a bit too young to play everyone’s favorite madcap relative. But what about parts for the under-employed Lindsay Lohan and Charlie Sheen?