The ‘Mean Girls’ star – who was released from the Betty Ford clinic last week after completing a three-month court-ordered rehabilitation programme – has become close to the ‘Inception’ actor after being introduced by mutual friends.

Sources claim Tom – who has been sober since 2003 after battling his own drink and drug addiction – has been advising the 24-year-old actress on how to stay away from temptation and she has been taking his words seriously.

As well as befriending Tom, 33, Lindsay is set to get a new housemate.
The ‘Machete’ star recently moved to a new pad in Venice Beach, Los Angeles, but won’t be living there alone as a patient she met at the Betty Ford clinic will also be moving in.

The girl – who has been sober longer than Lindsay – will share the place and won’t pay any rent because she is struggling for cash at the moment, reports gossip website TMZ.

Lindsay has also been seen out with ex-girlfriend Samantha Ronson and while they had dinner in West Hollywood over the weekend, insiders insist they are not back together.