Oprah will interview Lindsay Lohan post-rehab & LL’s getting her OWN reality show

Lindsay Lohan is supposed to get out of rehab in early August. I think it’s the first week of August, unless the court decides that she’s “cured” and decides to let her out early (which is a possibility because… it’s California). Immediately after Lindsay is released, she will begin promoting The Canyons, which should be a special treat for all of us. This is how I’m picturing it: Lindsay “works so hard” doing interviews and promotion and why shouldn’t she go out to a club to celebrate her new movie? And then she drunk drives over a baby. That’s my prediction. Anyway, it seems that Lindsay doesn’t just have drinking and talking about herself in interviews to look forward to. She’s also scored a mini-reality series on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network. Oh, God.

Oprah has done it again: EW can exclusively report the entertainment mogul has landed Lindsay Lohan for an exclusive sit-down after the actress emerges from rehab later this summer.

Moreover: Oprah Winfrey’s OWN cable network has signed Lohan to an eight-episode docu-series that will follow the actress as she works to rebuild her career and stay healthy. The interview will tape and air in August, with the series to air in 2014.

“OWN will air an exclusive interview with Oprah and Lindsay Lohan that will tape and air in August and an eight-part documentary series with Lindsay for 2014,” an OWN spokesperson confirmed.

The 27-year-old Lohan is currently serving a 90-day court-ordered stint in a rehabilitation facility that is expected to conclude on July 31. Getting her first post-rehab interview is considered a big scoop, while the series is arguably even bigger — Lohan has turned down unscripted project offers for years, preferring to focus on scripted acting roles (though her family participated in an E! docu-series titled Living Lohan in 2008). Lohan recently had guest-star appearances on Fox’s Glee and FX’s Anger Management, as well as starred as Elizabeth Taylor in Lifetime’s biopic Liz & Dick. She also co-stars in Paul Schrader’s upcoming film The Canyons.

Over the last year on her Oprah’s Next Chapter program, Oprah has scored a string of coveted celebrity interviews, including Lance Armstrong’s doping-admission interview, Rihanna talking about her turbulent relationship with Chris Brown and an interview with Whitney Houston’s family after the singer’s death. Her network, which got off to a rocky ratings start, is coming off its strongest quarter yet, up 32 percent from the first quarter.

[From Entertainment Weekly]

OWN really shows the cracks in Oprah’s once-invincible armor. She used to be so high and mighty, completely white-washing her more sordid, Jerry Springer-like talk show past. But now that OWN is a downward spiral of lost money and ego, Oprah is returning to her sordid roots and going full-on tabloid. That’s how I’m reading it. As in, this is less about Oprah giving her blessing to the mess that is the Family Cracken and more about a naked money grab and an attempt at some kind of pop-culture relevancy by Oprah. I’ll wait and judge the interview whenever it airs – it didn’t feel like Oprah pulled her punches with Lance Armstrong, but it didn’t feel like she really went as hard as she could have either. And I suspect that it will be the same with Lindsay – Oprah will be harder on her than, say, Matt Lauer would be. But it’s still not hard enough.

Oh, and the first real trailer for The Canyons was released last week. It’s much better than the stupid teaser trailer that came out a few months ago, but I know it’s going to be a total disaster of a film.

Photos courtesy of WENN, Fame/Flynet.

 

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  1. Brown says:

    Is it bad that I kind of want to see The Canyons after watching that trailer…. ? *shame*

  2. Pixie says:

    NO NO NO. I just CAN’T with LL anymore. Especially not today- when the lovely, kind Cory Monteith, who sought help for his addictions, has died. Lindsay will never get help but she’ll probably live to be 90. The world is a cruel place.

  3. Dids says:

    OMG I just watched the trailer, and there is the new guy from Awkward…. I wasn’t sure if I liked him, now I know I don’t!

  4. Amelia says:

    “It didn’t feel like Oprah pulled her punches with Lance Armstrong, but it didn’t feel like she really went as hard as she could have either…”
    Really? Personally, I couldn’t see a single punch thrown in that interview (metaphorically speaking).
    As a cycling fan, I thought she completely and utterly botched it.
    Ugh. Why is she adding fuel to the Cracken fire?

  5. bns says:

    I haven’t respected Oprah in years because of stuff like this.

    • Kiddo says:

      I’m right there with you, babe.

    • pamspam says:

      Yep, kind of disgusted with Oprah for this. It’s trashy, not to mention the fact that a decent human being would see that this is probably the worst thing for Lilo’s shaky recovery. And really – should she be signing deals from rehab? Why is that even allowed? Shouldn’t she just be working her program? I mean, I know it’s not prison or anything, but she should be left alone to do the things she needs to do if she has any hope of not joining the 27 club. Ugh. Shady and gross all the way around.

      • choppersann 13 says:

        ‘probably the worst thing for Lilo’s shaky recovery’
        couldn’t agree more…I think if she were sserious about her recovery or her career she would follow the advice of the professionals and extend her stay in treatment

      • msw says:

        There’s a reason the prevailing wisdom in AA is to avoid making major life changes during the first year of recovery.

        It is sickening that a network would set her up to fail, again, just to line their pockets with the help of the voyeuristic masses.

    • ZinJoJo says:

      Me too. I saw her at a conference a few years ago and she was so full of herself with so much ego, that I was really turned off. And now with the trashy interviews all for the sake of ratings, I want nothing to do with OWN.

      OF COURSE she’ll have LL on for an interview and reality series. UGH, what a train wreck.

    • SusieQ2 says:

      Yup, Oprah ‘jumped the shark’ years ago.
      I have no respect for her.

    • Raquel says:

      If social media was a thing back when her career started, she would have run out a few months into her show. She did an interview that was actually worse than Paula Deen level of stupid bigotry. And I think Paula Deen is vile.

      Oprah, being Oprah, was of course whoring herself out to any sensationalist story, and ended bringing a mentally ill sociopath woman on the show to talk about how the Jewish community of Chicago practiced Satanic rituals, had sexual rituals with young children on seder tables, sacrificed infants, and ate the the blood. It was like Oprah was so anxious for an interview that she didn’t even notice–or care–that the woman’s claims were essentially lifted verbatim from the Middle Ages. Of course her network scrubbed it–the only links you can find to the actual airing these days are from the Stormfront crowd, who, of course, ate it up as the Gospel. She didn’t even apologize beyond a promise never to do something that grotesquely bad again.

      That’s why I have never respected Oprah–not as a public figure, a host, or a person. She isn’t even someone who ‘used to be’ good. The bitch should never have been allowed on air again after that stunt, and it was right when she was kicking her show off.

    • NEENAZEE says:

      Isn’t it sad? It’s like she heard “she’s a has-been” one too many times and she’s panicking for ratings.

  6. Keats says:

    Seriously. I don’t wish she dies or anything, but it’s really pissing me off that she gets a TV deal while Cory Monteith gets an effing eulogy. This is the weekend of no justice.

  7. smee says:

    Here comes the hate. For LL’s sake, I do hope she stays c & s. After Cory M’s death people need to realize that drug addiction is a disease and not a choice.

  8. dorothy says:

    OWN’s been going down the toilet for months. Network is in the “jump the shark” mode now.

  9. Buckwild says:

    Oprah should have just retired at the end of her show. OWN is eating away at all the goodwill and credit she had managed to amass through the show. What’s next, Courtney Stodden reality show on OWN?

  10. Macey says:

    It really irks me how this chick with no real talent other than her lying, stealing, and getting away with stuff that no one else would keeps getting one opportunity after another for no other reason than she’s a train wreck.
    I really doubt that LL will even show up for all these scheduled events. once she gets out its going to be a 24/7 bash for her. I doubt showing up to Oprahs studio will be on her priority list.
    I wont watch the show but I will look forward to the stories of her antics. I wonder what items will mysteriously disappear on the set while she is there?

  11. k says:

    Why would anyone be interested in an interview with loser lohan, let alone a reality show?
    First of all she will be hours late because she has to sleep off her hangover and then she will give the pr answers from her handlers. she is not an addict, she didn´t needed rehab, blaming others for her mistakes, but now she wants to concentrate on her career (naming actors, actresses and directors who are out of her league) and hopes to win an oscar oneday..
    and 2 seconds after the interview we will see pictures of her stumbling out of a club.
    she will never change!

  12. e.non says:

    oprah is DESPERATE for ratings for that collapsing cable network; lohan needs a synchophant to provide exposure.

    a match made in heaven.

    mark my words, if this works, paula deen will be on by august.. hell, maybe oprah can give her back the cooking show… ;-)

  13. DanaG says:

    So this is lindsay staying out of the spotlight? LOL Should be a snore fest Oprah won’t ask anything too hard. I wonder if Lindsay will actually let them film her for the reality show? She didn’t make it all the way through the last one she did. She won’t last a week before she is seen out getting drunk or worse.

  14. Christin says:

    So her behavior gets rewarded with a show? Really sad.

  15. erika says:

    Wtf

    Who put this half dead rode hard and put away blitzed out of her mind sub par hooker on tv?

    Oprau needs to grow some balls…and dont ask matt lauer how to…

    “Im going to win an oscar for the Canyons” then my million dollar clientele can shove it up my ass for an extra $50 and some cheap Mexican blow!

  16. mia girl says:

    “entertainment mogul has landed Lindsay Lohan for an exclusive sit-down”

    I think they are being tad generous with the idea that this interview is something to be “landed”.
    I’m sure Dianne Sawyer, Peter Jennings and Anderson Cooper are kicking themselves. As if…

  17. grabbyhands says:

    So yet again, she is rewarded for being an asshole. A reality show is a great way to fuel her narcissism and already bloated sense of entitlement. We should be seeing a relapse of some kind within the next six months.

  18. Az says:

    In that picture with the pink coat Lohan looks like what she is: an anus. And Oprah… My how the mighty have fallen…

  19. hillbillyinthecorner says:

    So it starts another Great Comeback for this Blackmailing High Class Whore …Wonder how much it cost this time….Ever notice her comeback are always with people who are desperate for something ….ratings …attention etc…and they will get them cause she will screw the hell out of Oprah the way she’s done everybody else….Liz and Dick was brought from that desperate producer who had been trying to sell it for 5 yrs before Lohan Inc bought it for her and changed it around completely and Lindsay’s acting finished it off…..Oprahs OWN network is down on its knees so they are prime target for a Lohan Inc touch ….they deserve each other and like everything else on that network it will not be worth watching…………Wonder is we will get a 150 foot tall billboard on another building for this one……LOL

  20. janie says:

    Oprah is using anything she can to keep her network going. I think she is still in the stunned mode because of its huge flop. Let’s add Lindsay to her growing irrelevant interviews. Oprah’s fan base moved on. Lindsay will come out on top no matter what she’s done or what she’ll do. Why? No idea.

    • apsutter says:

      Oprah was toast the minute she started buying into all the new age “secret” bullshit she was spewing. Plus she’s freaking Oprah so she’s surrounded by Yes men and has lost perspective. I used to love her show in the 90′s but I gave it up when every episode was about some jack-off celebrity.

      • Relli says:

        Me too, I would come home and watch it everyday after school but when I went off to college her format changed. Also it was never on at a good time for me to view in the other markets I lived in. I think the mighty O is finding out the hard way that running a network is vastly different than running production company and being Oprah. I pass by Harpo studios everyday after work and I see a lot of activity, more so then in the last year, so they must be working.

  21. anomie says:

    ok,it’s a come back (again), but James Deen? what’s next? back door rehab patient?

  22. Ag says:

    Whoa, Oprah. This reeks of desperation to say the least.

  23. Raquel says:

    I couldn’t have believed that Oprah could sink even lower in her never-ending quest for attention as a ‘philanthropist.’

    And, this is a disgusting move. It is, objectively, bad for whatever recovery Lindsay might have been making, and it reinforces the idea in the brat’s head that, no matter what she does, someone will bail her out.

  24. HappyMom says:

    I want to see the behind the scenes of Oprah and her people trying to deal with Lindsay for this length of time. That would be entertaining.

    • EscapedConvent says:

      Yes, it would be. I wouldn’t mind watching behind-the-scenes footage of the production assistants who will be pulling their hair out listening to Lindsay’s “people” (person? Drunk mom?) call repeatedly to say that Lindsay is running late to the studio. After hours of that, there will be makeup & hair extension artists whose job it will be to make LL look semi-presentable.

      And then, the wardrobe people will spend days looking for the clothes & jewelry that they just can’t find anywhere…..

      Should be fun.

  25. Arjuna says:

    Rspulsive on soooo many levels. Shame on Oprah.

  26. TheOneAndOnlyOnly says:

    I wouldn’t watch this if Oprah built a gold-plated recliner in her living room for me to sit on and supplied me with all the popcorn in the world – this cultural bottom feeding has no end.

  27. Ruyana says:

    Hey Oprah, boosting the ratings for OWN?

    You’re doing it wrong.

  28. palermo says:

    I say no to Lindsay and to Oprah, sick of both of them

  29. eliza says:

    I think this docu-series could be compelling if LL is completely honest about her addiction, family issues, career missteps, relationships etc. I can see, if done correctly, how something might shed a sympathetic light on her situation. The trouble is she’s done so much denying, spinning, covering up, that she comes off as entitled, clueless, and arrogant. Love her or hate her, it will be a sad day when the headlines are about her passing away.

  30. serena says:

    DEAR GOD. What a hot mess it’ll be lol.

  31. eliza says:

    Oprah has officially jumped the shark.

    I don’t get anyone’s fascination with Lindsay Lohan. It is sad that people care enough about this habitual liar and thief to even want to watch 5min. of what she has to say.

  32. Relli says:

    WATCH my show, I’m LINDSAY LOHAN!

  33. UsedToBeLulu says:

    The disease model of addiction is problematic in many ways. I think as we learn more about it, we will learn better ways of helping people overcome addictions.

    Orah – phau! I spit on her decision to give LL her own show!

  34. Kate says:

    Is it bad that I totally want to watch all of this while holding hands with Anderson Cooper? I feel like that would be the best thing ever.

  35. Mandy says:

    I’m looking forward to hate-watching all of this mess.

    • GeeMoney says:

      You hit the nail on the head with “hate watching”. I want to watch it just to see what happens, good or bad.

      With cameras in her face, it’s going to be harder for Lohan to get drunk and act like a fool, b/c now the public will have undying proof that she is a liar and an addict if she falls off the wagon. She wouldn’t be able to deny anything anymore.

      I honestly hope that she takes this opportunity that Oprah is giving her to turn her life around… we should all have sympathy for her… her parents are a mess and she has no one in her life to guide her on the right path. At least someone is stepping in to try and help her.

    • Nina W says:

      Should supply some good fodder for The Soup and The Daily Show.

  36. jwoolman says:

    Oprah really isn’t interested in encouraging true sobriety in the lass, is she? Otherwise, she would tell her to go away for a couple of years and really get sober- and prove it with random testing and finally actually getting off probation and not picking up any new charges. Then she might have an interesting story to tell. What can LL possibly have to say fresh out of her umpteenth rehab? She’ll just recite all the rehab cliches and claim she’s working on her sobriety. Same old, same old.

  37. ParisPucker says:

    is anyone wondering what she’s getting paid? If Oprah did this with the caveat that any money made off the production had to be given to a recovery center for those who couldn’t afford it, I could stomach it…but the fact that this is just an opportunity for both to stay relevant without any meaningful outcome other than to further blight meaningful media then i find this move repulsive on both their parts…

  38. Byte Me says:

    No respect for Oprah who is now going to get down in the mud with the likes of Lindsay Lohan.
    Anything for ratings, right Oprah?

  39. Denise says:

    I used to think people were really hard on Oprah, that the criticism was coming from a place of simply reacting to the irritating rabidness of her fans. But I’m starting to see what they mean now….

  40. Cool Phosphorescent Shimmer says:

    What’s sad is that Oprah doesn’t know or care how bad this makes her look. To latch herself onto this criminal, this junkie, this absolutely awful, entitled person just seems to be so beneath her…or was.

    And I am so not buying the “Oh, Oprah just wants to help Lindsay succeed.” Bullsh!t. Oprah wants to cash in on the train wreck. I hope Lindsay steals everything Oprah gives her access to…jewelry, antiques, doorknobs, Oprah’s shoes and purses…all of it. Gone. Then Oprah can stand around while people look at her like she’s an ass, just like the Liz & Dick guy, and just like Paul Schrader.

  41. boo says:

    Wasn’t there some talk going around that Lilo was going into hiding for a couple of years to get “herself together” after rehab? Or is that one of the missives from rehab before she got an offer from the almighty Oprah. So, this is really going to be interesting, a newly sober (we think) Lilo and she’s going to do an interview with Oprah, where she’ll lob easy questions and Lilo will wax poetic on how “she’s going to turn a new leaf” and “all I want to do is work” (except when she doesn’t want to work that is). And then we get a docu-drama about Lilo’s fascinating life (insert sarcasm here). I don’t think this is conducive to sobriety.

  42. Mia 4S says:

    Here let me save everyone some time; I just want to work, I’ve matured, I want people to focus on my work not my private life, I’ve grown so much as a person!….Did I miss anything?

    The reality show? I will be stunned if she even shows up for that. What comeback? Who will they sucker into this. Again she will be 3 days late for most of the shoots. Oh please Cracken, piss off the mighty Oprah! That would be EPIC!

  43. jwoolman says:

    Now we know why Dina “Sources” Lohan was saying Lindsay was going to live with her after rehab. That way the whole fam damily will be in front of the cameras. And when Lindsay just can’t manage to get out of bed or hasn’t come home from the night before – there will still be Lohan drama to film. Dina is desperate for cash right now or else she’s going to lose the family homestead, I imagine that’s why she convinced Oprah this insane idea was a good one. Gotta keep Lindsay deluded that she’s a star, after all. Remember Dina’s campaign to get birthday tweets for her little girl? But if Long Island isn’t convenient for Oprah, I’m sure Dina will be happy to relocate her bicoastal family to live in a rental. Dina is a single mother of four, you know.

  44. Sisi says:

    Remember when Camp Lilo claimed that she would leave The spotlight because her sobriety is so impotant to her? That was what… Two weekd ago? Yeah… *shakes head*

  45. JL says:

    BLACK OPRAH EMBRACES THE WHITE OPRAH!

    and so the headline should read.

    Now I’m pissed, I’m not Lilo fan but it’s beyond vile and trashy for Oprah to exploit her for ratings knowing full well she’ll not only get the impending train-wreck on film but hasten it’s arrival.

    Does Oprah HATE Lindsey or is she just that desperate?

  46. JL says:

    If you’re a drunken horse thief when you get sober, you’re still a horse thief after you get sober.

    Getting clean doesn’t solve all your problems all at once.

    Girl’s got some serious problems.

  47. logan says:

    Wouldn’t watch even if I did get OWN. I bet the Lohan family is dancing on the ceiling. And I mean that literally, dancing on the ceiling. A big thank you to Oprah for funding the needs (drugs, alcohol, prescription drugs, smokes and more rehab) for a family in need.

  48. Scarlett says:

    Apparently, the OWN is losing money so she is probably desperate for ratings. There is no other reason to feature this twit who has been given every chance, every olive branch and every opportunity to try and pull it together. Lindsay is an empty soul with nothing to offer or say. She’s done.

  49. Str8Shooter says:

    Oprah Winfrey is a disgrace. Plain and simple. It is clear that she is SO desperate to get any eyeballs to her failed network that she would stoop to having Lindsay Lohan on a REALITY show.

    Just. Wow.

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