Lindsay Lohan cancelled her three-week European vacation after Oprah told her to

Here are some new pap photos of Lindsay Lohan out and about in NYC yesterday. I haven’t seen anyone so happy to see the paparazzi in a long, long time. She looks like she’s about to throw herself a giant party right there on the street. Chica loves attention. Anyway, it’s no surprise at all that Lindsay is back in NYC, and all I can really do is warn all of the New York Celebitches that the Cracken walks amongst you and to watch your back (and your front). But what about the Cracken’s grand scheme to celebrate her “successful” rehab completion with an escort’s tour of Europe? Oprah talked her out of it, apparently.

Lindsay Lohan will NOT be going to Europe for a 3-week vacation like she planned … because Oprah convinced Lindsay she’d relapse if she went, TMZ has learned.

TMZ broke the story … Lindsay booked a one-way ticket to Europe while she was still in treatment, planning to reward her successful rehab stint with a lengthy vacation in the Old World.

Lindsay’s flight was scheduled to take off tonight in New York — with no return date set — but sources close to Lindsay tell us, the actress just pulled the plug on the trip.

We’re told Oprah — who struck a deal with Lindsay to do a post-rehab docuseries later this month — told Lindsay she should avoid the vacation so soon after rehab because the temptation to relapse would be too great.

We’re told Oprah called Lindsay multiple times over the past 24 hours to convince her to stay put … and Lindsay bought it, believing she needs to focus on her sobriety right now — not jetsetting around the world. Impressive.

[From TMZ]

Oprah is the new Mother Crackhead, I fear. Oprah is Lindsay’s new pimp. Oprah tells Lindsay where to go and what to do and how much to charge. I’m only half-joking. Oprah has been giving interviews to promote The Butler, and it’s becoming clear that Oprah has been sipping from the Lohan Cup of Crack Delusions. Pretty soon Oprah is going to be crying about Lindsay just being a linnocent cracked-out child. Oprah told MTV:

“I just interviewed her [Saturday], and I was deeply moved by her desire to move forward in her life at this time,” Winfrey said, before adding, “And I asked her, ‘What’s different about all the other times, ’cause it’s been six times [in rehab] now, so what’s different about this time?’ ”

“I really do believe that she’s ready,” Winfrey continued. “This is what I want to say [to] everybody who wants to judge: Everybody has been in places in their life — how many times have I said, ‘Come Monday, I’m gonna go on a diet! This is really it! — and everybody knows that to do anything, you’ve gotta make a decision and really be fully ready. And that there are times when you think you’re ready, but you’re not there.”

“I’m rooting for her … because I think you keep getting chances,” Winfrey said, her voice falling to a near-whisper, “until you take your last breath.”

[From MTV]

Do you really get chances “until you take your last breath”? I understand what Oprah is saying, don’t get me wrong – she’s making a larger statement about her faith and doing her Lord’s good work, and how we all have to keep working to improve ourselves every day. But if we’re talking specifically about Lindsay Lohan and how many “chances” she gets… yeah. Oprah is the new Mother Crackhead.

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  1. Jane says:

    Well, Oprah thinks she walks on water so it is no wonder she thinks she can change Lilo.

    • Nicolette says:

      +1. I used to watch her show a long time ago, and stopped when it became increasingly apparent that her audience went along with anything she said, like mindless minions.

    • Shauna says:

      I’m so happy to see someone else feels the same way as I do about Oprah. Cracken and Oprah are a good pair – two people who think they’re awesome.

    • Tara says:

      For whole villages of girls who can go to school tuition free and in safety Oprah does walk on water. I don’t even like Oprah and i think she is wasting her time on this disgusting crack kitten but at least she tries to help people. A little sanctimony can be overlooked if the person in question has an overall track record of caring generosity. Taking shots at Oprah looks petty and cheap..

  2. Lucy2 says:

    If Oprah falls for her grift, she’s a fool.
    Lindsay will probably do what she says while it suits her, but when it no longer does, she’ll go back to her old ways.

    • brin says:

      Yeah, Crackie has to tow the line for Oprah but once her reality gig is up, she’ll be back to her crack shenanigans.

      • Kcaia says:

        Why are ppl so sure shell fail again? Bc of her history? Her parents? Bc this is the 6th time? No, I don’t think so. I think ppl want to see her fail bc either they dislike her so much they don’t want to see her do well or bc they find her drama and failures entertaining. Bc I can guarantee if it was anyone’s own child or family member going through what she does there would be plenty of hope and confidence that that person would be capable and worthy of turning their life around. Imo, this is a cold, cruel world and its easy to tell who cares about another’s pain and suffering (Lindsay’s), bc those are the ones that at least hope that she can do it or wish her the best.

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        I think people think that Lindsey isn’t going to get better because she’s an asshole who doesn’t care about anyone else or anything that doesn’t affect HER. Until she starts caring about more than herself, THEN she can move on. Last year, when she was going to court, we all went through what she’s done. Stealing from friends, strangers, kidnaping, driving drunk, blaming other people for what SHE’S done WHILE drunk/high, being unprofessional at work, and so on.

        She still takes no responsibility for what she’s done. Hell, she thinks we’re the crazy ones for thinking she’s the one with the problem. Like when she was being interviewed for Liz and Dick-she kept on saying that’s she’s fine, she’s moving past her issues, she’s best when working-guess who held up filming for days? That was also the same set where she rear ended somebody, and tried to blame the guy she hit. She’s an asshole, plain and simple.

      • itstrue says:

        Many of the things mentioned @Virgilia Coriolanus are classic symptoms of addiction and drug abuse.

      • lucy2 says:

        Kcaia, I don’t WANT to see her fail, but I’m just looking at it realistically, and chances are she has not and will not change.
        She has never taken responsibility, and constantly feels victimized when forced to pay for her wrongdoings. She’s never made the decision to go to rehab to try to get herself cleaned up, it’s always been court or publicist ordered. She doesn’t see a problem, and expects everyone to hand her everything, including a career.
        I’d assume the drug abuse plays a big part, but there’s also serious personality issues, ego, entitlement, narcissism, etc.

      • Emily C. says:

        @Kcaia — fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me seven times… forget it, you’ve lost any chance, I have better things to do with my life.

        As someone with an addict in the family, I know from experience that getting your hopes up over and over again just to have them dashed over and over again is a kind of hell. Obviously I don’t care about Lindsay Lohan like I care about my family member. But I’m also not going to spend any energy believing someone has actually changed until they prove it to me. If Lindsay has changed, we will see very shortly. There’s no reason to think she has yet.

    • OhMyMy says:

      “Oprah called Lindsay multiple times over the past 24 hours to convince her to stay put”.

      The fact that it took Oprah (Oprah who is giving her a chance to redeem herself and resurrect her career) more than one phone call to put the kibosh on this plan is not a good sign.

      How many projects has she done the last few years with people giving her chances has she messed up and screwed over?

      The Liz & Dick movie people hired a driver for her and specifically told her not to drive. And what did she do? Um…yeah.

      Lindsay will do what Lindsay wants to do regardless of what Oprah wants and says.

      Sorry, but Lindsay is going to have to prove herself before people believe it.

      I hope O didn’t give her too much money in advance.

      • Kcaia says:

        I know all her history, and Im not saying I think this time she’ll get clean (not when she was court ordered under huge denial), but she could, but I believe anyones potential and will power is unbelievably strong, the human mind is,just some people never or only partially realize what they are capable of. When you’re addicted to drgs, like for some being obese and losing weight, it can seem to hard, or impossible, or sometimes the depression that is caused from addiction just makes the person feel like they’re not even worthy of a better life. Lindsay looks healthier, happier and more confident than she has in awhile, and maybe shell relapse again, but hopefully she’s on the right path and hopefully ppl keep giving her help if and when she needs it. Humor is on thing, but people say such mean things about Lindsay, and I bet these are the same ppl telling their kids bullying is wrong. Hey kids, don’t talk crap to your classmates, its only ok to badmouth celebs online. Does that make sense? Does it make sense for ppl to say addiction is a disease and then call recovering (or not) addicts crackheads? Do we call overweight ppl “blubber” or “fatty” just bc they did it to themselves?

  3. Amelia says:

    Hahahaha!! Victory!!!
    Now quick, close the borders while she’s not looking!
    Unfortunately this means it will probably be a while until we can maroon her on an oil rig in the North Sea, but hey – small victories.

  4. truthful says:

    So she has enough respect to wait til Oprah is done w/her to start her crackling crap huh??

    6 times, wow!!

    • Dena says:

      My thoughts too. I think when someone has faith in you, someone you respect and someone whose admiration you want, you will walk the line for them. Who knows? For some Oprah was a combination of Earth Mother meets Wizard of Oz, she was and still held in awe. If that imagery and psycological space is valid for the Cracken & prevents her from sliding down the crack pipe, then more power to her.

  5. Hannah says:

    Well at the end of the day the girl should have gone to jail.

    However, saying that…she’s exactly the same age as me and 27 isnt the best age to have a habit so I’m going to root for her.

  6. Rose says:

    Uh Linds? The 90s called, it wants its choker back.

  7. bluecalling says:

    she’s filming her docu-series so she is suppose to be where she is… the trip info seems a bit bogus but whatever. can’t believe I still want her to succeed after her blame-the-black-man stunt. oh who cares. GO LILO!

  8. Katren says:

    I hope she can get her life back together. Recovering from a drug addiction (especially one that has lasted as long as hers) is extremely difficult, so hopefully she has some positive people in her life – not people betting she’ll fail again (or her shitty parents).

  9. Mata says:

    I can’t stand Oprah, but since she seems to be trying to be a support system for Lindsay, I’ll root for both of them. It’s certainly the only alternative she has to her toxic family.

  10. Jess says:

    I don’t know. Oprah basically has an investment in Lohan so she doesn’t want her running off. Not much of a comeback interview if she relapses before it airs.

    • Naomi says:

      I agree. Oprah is protecting her investment. I don’t believe that crap about Lindsay being serious about her sobriety. Girl just got out of rehab for the 6th or 7th time? Court ordered not because SHE chose. So what are her plans? Some time away from it all surrounding herself with sober influences and trying to get back to her ‘acting career?’ No she decided she need a vacation from all that rehabbing she done did. A one way ticket for three weeks to Europe? Let us not even disgust (typo and it stays) what shenanigans she will get into while there not to mention who pays and for what they are paying.

      She could be using this Oprah Mockumentary as an opportunity to show her industry peers that she is serious in her sobriety and career aspirations. After all it is being documented for posterity which means that, for a change, some media outlet might choose to call on this imagery for use in stories about her rather than her look book of mug shots.

    • Lucinda says:

      It could be a combination of both. Oprah may really believe Lilo has turned a new leaf. After all, she has been in rehab for 3 months so there was plenty of time for her to start taking it seriously.

      However, Oprah is also a savvy business woman so she is protecting her investment too. She knows it’s cheaper and smarter to keep Lilo stateside while filming her.

      Personally, I think Lilo’s plan to head to Europe shows she is not serious about working the program. If she were, she would keep her sponsor and her support network close, not run off to a land of temptation immediately after rehab. That’s foolish unless you just want to drink in privacy.

      • Dena says:

        I made comments upthread but the pragmatic part of me can agree to this. As a matter of fact, the Televangalist (cause Oprah is/was a true televangelist at her career height) could have reached out to Lilo in a loving and supportive way. However, the business mogul (that is the big “O”) could have also said “if you relapse the deal, future deals, and the money I staked on you will be forfeited. In that, your best financial interest (future work as an actress and personality) is to stay here. After all, it’s America. They love an underdog story / victim / victor / recovery story. I should know. I made billions peddling hope & redemption.”

    • lovegossip says:

      Exactly what I was coming to say @Jess! Oprah probably knows that if she leaves the country, she will do something stupid and illegal wherever she is and maybe other countries won’t let her get away with the same crap she does here. If she is stuck somewhere because of screwing up, and she will screw up, sorry, she won’t be here to do the interview and documentary with Oprah. She is protecting her interest, not Lindsey. I don’t buy the “I’m all for helping Lindsey” shit for a second!!!

  11. The Original G says:

    She’s conning Oprah. That’s what she does, unfortunately. Give it time.

  12. Seattlemomma says:

    I’m actually glad someone seems to be giving her decent advice and is showing concern (whatever the motivation may be). We know its not coming from her wretched parents. She’s got an uphill battle: addiction, terrible family and an unbelievable sense of entitlement. Hope she proves us all wrong. Preferably BEFORE she crack-drives over a four year old.

  13. SmokeyBlues says:

    Haha that choker it awful. And what’s up with those pants? This woman really knows how to play the game – I think she wore those pants to highlight her small weight gain. I think the little bit if weight looks good on her and isn’t very noticeable, unless you look right below the waistline of those awful PANTS. She sure does love attention.

  14. Ciru says:

    I’ll say this…she looks better than she has in a while. I’m also rooting for her.

  15. Leah says:

    I dont have a problem with Lindsay getting another chance everyone should get a second chance as far as i am concerned. What i do have a problem with is how they keep showing it down or throats that she is changed when she barely ben out of rehab a week. They are setting her up for a fall. And the other thing is i doubt its good for someones fragile sobriety to be this much in the media 5 min after she left rehab. The team around Lindsay only cares about money, if they really cared about her health they would tell her to go away and come back after a lengthy period of sobriety in the real world, pushing her straight back into the lion den (hollywood) is a huge gamble. And i include Oprah in this.

  16. Debbie says:

    D’ya think Actual Oprah might be able to hook Lindsay up with an Actual Orthodontist who can take out those dreadful Chiclet veneers and put in something more like her original teeth? Now that her lips and cheeks have deflated and her hair isn’t falling out, I feel like her budget teeth are all that’s keeping her from looking her old self. Ish.

  17. Quinn says:

    Holy crap, that is one rough looking broad. You really do wear hard living on your face.

    Unless Oprah plans on chaining herself to Lohan”s leg, she’ll soon figure out she can screw up in NYC, too.

    • littlestar says:

      I actually think she looks pretty good here, better than how she looked before she went into rehab. Her lip fillers have receded and her face doesn’t look puffy and bloated anymore.

      But either than that, I think we need more than just a few days to see whether rehab has actually worked for Lindsay or not.

  18. smee says:

    O is the mutha she always needed.

    She needs to cool it with those ankle boots – she does not have the legs for that look.

  19. Nicolette says:

    It’s been so beautiful here the past few days, figures this little black cloud has to come along.

  20. Zorbitor says:

    Stay in the USA where we have a war on drugs and it all makes sense!!!

  21. Dani says:

    I think this is the best she’s looked in a while. She put on some weight and her lips deflated a bit. Whatever Oprah is doing and for whatever reason, hope it helps Lindsay. She needs one good influence in her life.

  22. SoCalgal says:

    I saw her on Chelsea lately yesterday and I must say, she was quite charming. I am a big believer that when you know better, you do better. I hope she knows better. Unfortunately,I don’t know if she does.

  23. Sookie says:

    Epic fail is just around the corner

  24. JL says:

    You’re my bitch now, said Oprah (in a near whisper)…..

    Now get your crack ass out their and make your new crackmama some money…

  25. atorontogal says:

    It’s too bad she didn’t gain maturity or class in rehab. I think it’s time to move on from this girl. Her acting was always mediocre so why continuously give her chances?

  26. sirsnarksalot says:

    I have never thought the problem was addiction. Her problem is that she’s an entitled, spoiled narcissist who is used to getting her way and never had to grow up, take responsibility and act like an adult. Rehab can’t fix that. She is destined to be a waste of space until some serious consequences come her way.

  27. Karen says:

    Dieting and addiction to drugs/alcohol are easily comparable? No.

  28. BooBooLaRue says:

    Am I the only one wondering where she gets the dough for a 3-week European holiday? What have I done wrong?

    • vketjo says:

      I believe it’s called hush money…..and its her main source of income for the whole Lohan Inc family…..”She said it herself in a shouting match with Francis Eastwood”s mother one evening….”You don’t want to mess with Me …I know stuff” …thats a direct quote from a witness to that fight…

  29. lisa says:

    i really dont think oprah cares if she relapses, in fact i think she would think it was good for her ratings

    but she needs her to do it where she can film it

    oprah wont pay a crew to follow her around europe

  30. henderswife says:

    Lindsay filled in on Chelsea Lately last night and she looked and did so well!!! She was coherent, hilarious and looked fresh. Her skin and hair looked freshly washed and moisturized. I really hope she stays sober this time. I don’t care if Oprah makes it happen as long as it happens.

  31. vketjo says:

    I am sorry folks but this recovery and rehabbed stuff the Lohans and Oprah are selling is completely redicluious… takes more then one day or one week or even one month to declare someone recovered or rehabbed as they call it…if in 9 mos or a 1 yr they are still sober and clean can say they are recovering but this instant recovery that they are selling is stupid …this is Lohan Bullshyt Spinn again…She has never ever went in to rehab how many times now 6 voluntarily…its always been to avoid court or jail….and this time was court ordered…..this is Bullshyt in the highest by Lohan and by Oprah…and that’s another thing Oprah didn’t make her millions by being stupid she is one hard nosed ruthless business woman and she has a failing network she is trying to save …and she would do anything to save it even make a deal with the devil or this case the devil’s head handmaiden to save it….

  32. HappyMom says:

    I think once Lindsay sees these pics she’s going to decide she looks “fat” (which of course she isn’t) and is going to try to score some Adderall.

  33. JL says:


    Lindsey like girls…

    Oprah likes girls..yeah she does…

    Just another pimp (momma)?

  34. AustinMJ says:

    Well, anythings an improvement over White Oprah.

  35. AustinMJ says:

    Is this that blind that came out a few weeks ago about an older lesbian getting it on with young troubled star? Did Oprah come out?

  36. Bam says:

    I’m curious where the big bruises on her arms came from. Is she already back to her old “tricks”?

  37. JuJuJen says:

    The girl has resorted to doing soft porn. Doubt there will ever be a “comeback” or an Oscar future.

  38. Tammy says:

    A lot of you are very judgmental, so what she has be in rehab 6 or 7 times or if they are court ordered. It does not mean she does not learn something. I think Lindsay Lohan is an asshole but Oprah is right, until she takes her last breath, there is always a chance she can turn this around. Lindsay was doomed from the start with the parents she had, and I am sorry, it is very hard to turn it around when the people who are supposed to nurture and protect you, use you for their own gain. So, Lindsay still gets a pass from me simply because Dina Lohan is her mother and Michael Lohan is her father. Hopefully she gets it together.

  39. MissNostalgia says:

    I just can’t hate on this girl; I wish she would make an effort to pull her shizz together!

  40. Bernice says:

    I would love to see Lindsey do well. I really hope she can turn her life round.

  41. Sumodo1 says:

    Let’s try some Lohan fan fiction here: She gets out of rehab, does her Oprah thing-y, saves her Oprah money, gets a chin-length bob, a pair of glasses, moves to Detroit and works in a soup kitchen. Goes to night school to get a degree in counseling. And, rides off into a celebrity-free sunset. Happy.

  42. Emily C. says:

    Oprah just compared dieting to drinking too much, drugging too much, and the other crap Lindsay Lohan pulls on a regular basis. And I thought I’d already lost all respect for Oprah. I guess there was some left to lose.

  43. emma says:

    her face looks better, maybe not getting fillers while in rehab?

  44. shoeaddict says:

    If only addiction was her only problem. But it isn’t. Crackie has mental illnesses(yes plural) that need addressing to prevent her from self medicating(relapsing). That’s why Cliffside recommended 3 50min psychotherapy/week for the next 15 months. And this isn’t news to Crackie-in 2010 UCLA recommended 5 psychotherapy sessions and 2 behavioral therapy sessions a week and Judge Fox ordered it, only Crackie tested dirty for cocaine and Adderall within three weeks which generated yet another rehab stay to avoid jail. No addict needs psychotherapy as extreme at was has been ordered for her and what is now ordered for her unless they have underlying mental illnesses. All of you people rooting for her need to remember this. She has done ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to treat these mental issues. ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. HER DEFININING CHARACTERISTIC of being a complete and utter ASSH*OLE- the entitlement, blaming others, compulsive lying, quick tempered, impulsiveness evidenced by reckless driving and shoplifting that places innocent bystanders in harm’s way, is a PERSONALITY DISORDER!!! And I repeat…she has done absolutely nothing about it. And please don’t tell me she didn’t have the money- she walks around with the latest Celine purses and Walter Steiger shoes while she pays some amoral plastic surgeon to needlessly inject chemicals into her 27 yo bloated beyond recognition face and lips. Cutting out the “BAD INFLUENCES” that force feed her drugs/etoh (lol) and keeping said etoh out of her immediate reach is not going to do one damn bit of good. It’s called working her ass off in therapy-long term for at least a year. And since she is into immediate gratification, I just don’t see Crackie sticking this out for the long haul. Get a clue people!!!

  45. Heather45 says:

    In all of my 14 years in AA, I never heard one person say that their higher power was Oprah! Oprah is now an expert on substance abuse, marriage, child raising and everything. She is a preacher and a therapist (not licensed just like Dr. Phil). Here in the real world, people don’t get paid to stay sober or rewarded financially. In fact, most spend their lives cleaning up the mess they made and these people are the silent heroes in life who stay clean, one day at a time even without a dime to their name! This is when true character is developed when you pay in every form for your choices. I hit rock bottom, and have worked hard because it is hard. It is called life and these people live in a delusional world. Lindsey should be in prison and her cellmate Rush Limbaugh. If anyone else was busted for doctor shopping Oxy’s like he did, they would still be in jail. Oprah, the great enabler? No Oprah the out of touch know-it-all looking to OWN more money. Perhaps Oprah’s own narcissim needs addressed for I find her unethical, racist, a hypocrite and a wolf! Call James Frey the liar to help Lindsey or have her wish to the universe to stay clean. The book the secret should be burned and Oprah should seek her OWN help.

  46. Tara says:

    Oprah just pissed off a lot of European dealers.