Lindsay Lohan calls herself a (crackie) ‘survivor’: what did she ‘survive’ again?

As we discussed on Friday, Lindsay Lohan pulled out of her scheduled 20/20 interview with Barbara Walters. The interview was scheduled to promote Lindsay’s turn in Lifetime’s Liz & Dick. My take was that “Lindsay was too crackie to follow through on a press commitment” but the official story was that Lindsay’s new crisis publicist encouraged her to not give any interviews in which she would have to answer questions about her legal shenanigans or her upcoming arrest for lying to the police. Looks like the real story was “hidden option #3” though. Lindsay didn’t want to do a sit-down with Babs, but she has no problem doing a sit-down with Jay Leno:

Walters revealed Monday that she was told by LiLo’s new peeps that she won’t appear on Friday’s “20/20” with the news doyenne because “Lindsay doesn’t feel up to it … she has a lot of problems and it was just one more.”

Then, Walters said LiLo’s reps delivered “the punch line: Lindsay Lohan is sitting for an interview with Jay Leno.”

It’s highly unlikely that Leno — a notorious softballer comic — will grill the troubled actress the way Walters would. Walters rather tersely said on “The View” that she was “disappointed.” But it seems “angered” or “insulted” might be more accurate.

Not quite three weeks after parting ways with Steve Honig, her publicist of two years, LiLo brought in PR giants Rogers & Cowan last week. Their first order of business was nixing the interview with Walters, who famously brought fellow TV pro Oprah Winfrey to tears in a 2010 interview.

LiLo “has new PR people — a very well-known group that we do business with all the time — so, I’d like to keep doing business with them,” Walters said, leaving the likelihood of that happening in question.

A source close to Lohan told us, “They did not think it was a good idea for Lindsay to do the sit-down with Barbara Walters because she is in such a fragile state.”

We’re told Lindsay’s new PR team, headed by power player Tej Herring, also “thought Barbara would ask questions about Lindsay personal life and [they] want it to be about her work.” Our source also says, “If it was up to [Lindsay] she would have done it.”

Leno is booked to chat with Lohan Nov. 20 — provided she shows up. Lohan’s highly anticipated Lifetime channel movie, “Liz & Dick,” airs Nov. 25.

[From NYDN]

Barbara also said that Lindsay’s people gave her the excuse of Lindsay “not feeling up to it” and that “If they’d said to me ‘You know, Barbara, she isn’t up to the kinds of questions that you might ask’ … If they had told me that, I wouldn’t feel quite as disappointed as I do today.”

Still, Barbara did get one thing from Lindsay – an interview from June, on the set of Liz & Dick. Lindsay is a f—king mess here. I’m including a clip of Babs on The View yesterday, when she showed some footage from the June interview. LL called herself a “survivor” and when asked about the paramedics breaking into her hotel room, LL said, “I needed a nap for 15 minutes and there were 7 paramedics in my room. So… imagine how I felt.”

The Cracken looks and sounds awful in that clip. Would you like to enjoy the crackie looking even worse? Here’s the latest trailer for The Canyons. OMFG this looks AWFUL. Like, every actor seems like they’re just reading off of cue cards.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Jacq says:

    How many times did Babs say “problems?” LOL Yeah, LiLo has a few…

  2. Sandy Pandy says:

    Why she continues to get roles/publicity is beyond me.

  3. Jennika says:

    He needs to ask her the hard hitting questions, he won’t, but he should. It would be amazing to see her get mad and walk off the set. He’ll kiss her ass also since she now has a real PR firm backing her and don’t want to piss them off!

    • Lady D says:

      Crackie will then run to TMZ and make all kinds of drug money on ‘Lindsey betrayed by close family friend Jay’ stories, along with Dina’s ‘She’s innocent, this wouldn’t happen in NY blah, blah, blah, and Micheal stories where he threatens to ‘Straighten Leno out.’

  4. RN says:

    That clip from “The Canyons” was so bad that my Wifi shut down and I had to log on again.

  5. T.I.M.R says:

    DEAR GOD!!!!
    She looks terrible. How did she end up like this?

  6. HotPockets says:

    I don’t feel bad for bawbba wawbba. She knew exactly what she was getting into, just like Lifetime did. The cracken is running out of tricks though, her time is about up.

  7. pamspam says:

    Why does Elizabeth Hasselwhatsherface keep trying to make jokes/comments that aren’t remotely funny? Ugh.

  8. mommak918 says:

    Lindsey reminds me of this dumb phase I went in during h.s. (no I didn’t touch drugs or steal) however I was 17…the “love of my life” dumped me and started partying. So I wanted to keep up with all the party/fun girls he now liked. (I was a goody good girl) Basically I would OD on booze, makeup, tanning, slutty clothes to get attention. And I hung out with the lowsest of low people to party with and so that they would never tell me what I was doing was killing my reputation or tell me no.

    I was falling to pieces and looked a hot mess…tho I think in my delusion I thought I was hot stuff.

    Luckily this stupid phase lasted 6months-10months….before I hit rock bottom and realized I had been a highschool fame whore and was ruining myself.

    Haha this was on a high school level…not Hollywood one.
    Unfortunately, she will probably never learn.

  9. Macey says:

    I read on another site that her lawyers husband works on Jay Leno’s show so she knows he wont ask anything she doesnt want to. Im pretty sure thats the only reason she keeps going back to him. Plus he does the whole fake standing ovation thing for her too.

    This L&D is going to be such a comical disaster. I confess that Lifetime Movie Network is a guily pleasure of mine, especially on the weekend. The movies are usally so cheesy but its good background stuff if your cleaning or whatever.
    Anyhoo, they were running ads for L&D all weekend but only used about 5 seconds of the movie. It was the part where she is slamming the door and yelling “leave us alone” or something like that. It actually looked as if she was reading the cue card from the door, it was that bad. the funny part is that is the only scene from the movie they have used to promote this thing. the rest is some guy saying LL is Liz reincarnated, barely could get that out without laughing and then other mini blips from LL. like she’s just like Liz b/c Liz loved diamonds and she loves diamonds so they’re so much alike.
    LT always over does the promo’s for their new movies to the point you really dont want to see it but this is a first that Ive ever seen that they arent promoting it with the actual movie, just LL talking about ‘playing’ Liz. This is going to be the biggest crapfest to ever be shown if thats all they’ve got to advertise it.

  10. neelyo says:

    She’s right. I’m sure she’s survived several overdos – I mean ‘dehydration’ spells.

    I give that PR firm until the end of the year before they amicably part ways with the Cracken.

  11. swack says:

    I was wondering if the new PR group has put a handler on Lindsay 24/7 to keep her under control. Does anyone know where she is at? Was certain I would be hearing about a tweet she did about BW being disappointed and why she wasn’t doing the interview.

  12. victoria says:

    HAHAHA she survived her multiple car accidents and being a Lohan. Oy vey with this one. #thatisall

  13. dorothy says:

    Survived? You mean like a roach would in an apocalyptic event? She just keeps crawling out of the baseboard with more “problems”.

  14. bondbabe says:

    She survived not killing herself or anyone else…for now.

  15. Annie says:

    Clenching at relevance with your unpolished coke contaminated nails by banging greasy millionaires and essentially becoming a hooker to pay for a lavish lifestyle WHILE taking embarrassing projects to pay for attorneys is NOT surviving.

  16. Boo says:

    I love this language. “I’m a survivor!” Lindsay is “not up to” an interview. It is as if this woman has bravely fought some deadly disease or fought her way back from some life-threatening injury the way the language used to describe her–and that she uses to describe herself–frames her as this noble, long-suffering victim. What a bunch of bullshit!

    It gratifies me endlessly that that Canyons trailer is so impossibly bad. And it is “kitschy” so they can say, “well, it’s supposed to be bad! That’s part of it!” when it is clear that those actors are trying their damnedest to emote, and they are all failing. The biggest flop of all is Lindsay. In that part, “Starring Lindsay Lohan!”–did you notice she was just dying to put her fingers in her mouth? The director should’ve taped her hands to the table.

  17. Ms. Candy says:

    Man this chick here is getting on my nerves… If she does what she is suppose do none lot this would happen.. The people who surrounds this chick needs a butt whooping… Damn how dense are they or are dense is her family… No money in the world could make me do my child that way…

  18. sunnyinseattle says:

    Her lawyer, Shawn Holley or whatever her name is, is married to a bigwig on Jay Leno’a show. Bet that had something to do with why she went on his show. Now we know how she pays her lawyer…… ;-)

  19. judyjudy says:

    That Canyons trailer made me laugh out loud!

  20. ms. heart says:

    um.. no, Lindsay, the people who were and are in your immediate vicinity are the survivors, especially every pedestrian, baby in stroller and every past and future potential love interest of yours. cheerio!

  21. apsutter says:

    That CANNOT be a real movie. Seriously, bitch thought it’d be a good idea to be in that mess. If I were Babs I’d be mad too.

  22. Quinn says:

    Wow. I’ve seen horrible highschool theatre that seemed waaaayyyy better than The Canyons crap. And, those kids worked for free. Just saying.

  23. logan says:

    Well, at least we know what she is going to say on Leno, “Jay I am a survivor. I am a survivor of lousy parents. I am a survivor for making so many lousy movies. I am a survivor from taking so many drugs. I am a survivor for committing so many crimes.”
    Hey Lohan, STOP SUCKING UP SO MUCH OXYGEN. Folks in New York and New Jersey are the survivors. Not your candy a**. Lord help me, she makes my blood boil. Survivor my a**

  24. Boo says:

    Ha! About the new Canyons trailer, a commenter on another site posted: “At one point, it looks like Lindsay is struggling to pull off an American accent!” Bwahahahaaa!

  25. Londerland says:

    I can’t figure out what’s going on with that Canyons trailer. A mock-50s parody trailer even though the film doesn’t look like it’s been made in that style – and the footage is just…nonexistent. It’s like the guys who post Instagrammed pictures of their breakfast – it’s still a crappy picture of horrible food, except now it looks forty years old. That does not make it art.

    I thought Schrader quit drugs years ago. I guess not. There can be no other explanation.

  26. logan says:

    Why doesn’t this empty headed twit with no soul go to New York and New Jersey and tell those folks that she is a “survivor”. What a media wh**e.

  27. Madriani's Girl says:

    How in freckle hell did she get Rogers & Cowan to rep her?????

  28. G says:

    Major mistake by Lindsay’s new PR firm and Lindsay to treat Walters this way.

    Is it just me, or does her voice sound dubbed by someone else in some of those scenes?

    I wouldn’t be surprised if this internet flick made a good amount of money.

  29. hillbillyinthecorner says:

    Ran that trailer and my virus protection program kicked it and zipped the dam thing ….thought it was a virus !!! and as much as I saw before it got zipped it was…..that was pitiful really…pitiful….

  30. Lucky Charm says:

    Well, she looks like she survived a nuclear war…kind of like a cockroach.

  31. skuddles says:

    Managing to not kill yourself with your own stupidity is not really the same as being a “survivor” Lindz.

  32. wonderwoman21 says:

    She survived Dina and Michael Lohan. That has to count for something.

  33. Zigggy says:

    Is The Canyons actually supposed to be set in the 50s? If so- what’s up with the flat screen tv on the wall?
    F*ck that movie looks terrible!!

  34. Dany says:

    She still reminds me of a skunk in that last picture. Sorry skunk folk! :’)

  35. Relli says:

    The only thing sad about the upcoming premiere of Liz & Dick is that the terrible trailer isn’t going to run a million times a day.

    I was home yesterday and I saw it like every other commercial on a channel that was not Lifetime. My favorite part is when she huffs out shouting in her signature cigarette rasp “whose counting,” bwhahahahhaa

    • swack says:

      Just got my next copy of TV guide which covers the next two weeks (including the debut of L & D). Matt Rousch TOTALLY trashes the movie. It debuts on Nov 25th but is played several other times during the next week – wonder if they will keep showing it if it doesn’t do well. BTW< M Rousch basically says you're an idiot if you watch it.

  36. Rux says:

    I thought the beginning part said “Porn Empire Kickstarter”

    How true that is.

  37. Isa says:

    Well, I think she just might be a survivor… but not in the way she means or will like. She gives me feeling that like Courtney Love, she will keep on screwing up and being a hot mess, but still existing nevertheless. Surviving drug use and other dangerous behaviors that will kill most people. Some people think Linds will die young, but I personally don’t think so. She’s like a roach… hard to kill.

  38. Amy625 says:

    Is The Canyons a satire? It looks horrible. They aren’t even trying to act. Lindsay definately a survivor. With all of her drug/alcohol arrests, overdoses, and drama it’s shocking she’s not dead or in jail.

  39. Scarlet Pimpernel says:

    I just wish she’d get better.

  40. Pink Elephant says:

    Ugh, went to go see the new James Bond flick and got bombarded with crackie in her crack-tastic (non-Elisabeth Taylor) voice pumping this Lifetime crap. Like it’s not bad enough that my birfday always gets eclipsed by turkey events, but…November 25? Happy Mediocre Birthday indeed.

  41. Happyhat says:

    You’ve got to admit, considering all the other Hollywood stars with problems that got the better of them, she’s technically survived something…

    Though, not to curse her or anything, she’s soon approaching 27 and is a prime candidate for the 27 club (

    I can’t bring myself to dislike her so much though. I mean sure, she’s in a somewhat financial position to get the help she needs. But, she’s surrounded by idiots so it’s highly unlikely she’ll ever get the mental head-space needed to get better. At least John Belushi had Dan Aykroyd et all to stage an intervention (all be it, too late).

    Generally, I’m guessing everyone she knows and is involved with has no real interest to actually help her get better.

  42. Ruby Red Lips says:

    She’s in such a fragile state…

    In other words shes f’cked up on drugs and alcohol which has finally fried her last brain cell oh & the new cheek fillers need time to settle to appear ‘natural’ *chokes* on my coke (the fizzy canned kind)

    honestly, fragile and Lilo are def not to words I’d use in the same sentence, except to maybe describe the state of her face ;)

  43. jwoolman says:

    Oh, the Canyons people are just having fun making trailers in the styles of different eras. Nothing wrong with that, it was kind of nostalgic since I’m old enough to remember such trailers in movie theaters during the real 1950s, before Internet and cable and VCR/DVD when we actually went to movies for fifty cents. But that definitely isn’t Lindsay’s voice coming out of her mouth in the middle, and those legs in the beginning don’t look like hers either. That is truly weird. Why would they do that? Is it just another joke or what?
    My guess is that Lifetime threatened breach of contract if she didn’t do an interview to promote their movie. Playboy let her off the hook when she ditched Ellen, but Lifetime apparently has had enough. Leno was probably the only sure bet- the only one who would reliably follow an innocuous script and put her on at short notice, just as happened before. Her lawyer’s husband (in the show) is the reason for that. Leno isn’t a real interviewer, he’s a gentle comedian who probably feels sorry for her and is not going to rock her very leaky boat. I imagine they’re taping it separately without an audience again so she’ll be bowing and waving to air.