Lindsay Lohan ‘cancels all the time & is highly erratic,’ OWN sources claim


Here are some photos of Lindsay Lohan in London last night. I guess she flew from Shanghai to London for some partying, which still kills me – how in the world is she still allowed to fly internationally?! The TSA should have her on a Watch List for “American crackheads who should never be allowed to travel abroad.” Anyway, Lindsay of course went clubbing in London. These are pics of LL arriving at Chakana, where she partied until 3:30 am apparently. If you look into her eyes, you see the very picture of sobriety. Speaking of sobriety (ha), there’s a crapload of news about Lindsay’s OWN show and none of it is good. First off, some OWN people went to the NYDN to complain about working “Lohan hours.”

It seems not even Oprah will be able to save LiLo’s lost soul. Lindsay Lohan has delayed filming of her reality series on Winfrey’s OWN cable network. The show chronicles the trainwreck movie star’s alleged road to recovery. And now producers have raised concerns that the show won’t be completed on schedule, sources tell Confidenti@l.

The “Herbie Fully Loaded” actress signed on for the eight-part reality show after leaving rehab last August, but we hear she has been difficult to work with.

“She never does what she says she is going to do. She cancels all the time and is highly erratic,” says our production source.

“It has been frustrating to work on this project from the start,” says our insider. “It’s all about Lindsay and it is clear she has no respect for the crew.”

LiLo granted her first interview to Oprah last August, just days after being discharged from Cliffside Malibu, a ritzy drug and alcohol rehab facility known for catering to the rich and famous.

A major element of Oprah’s big get included a reported deal worth about $2 million for LiLo to star in the uplifting reality series.

A rep for OWN said last night, “Lindsay continues with production.” A rep for Lohan didn’t get back to us.

[From The NYDN]

The OWN series has an air date too – it will premiere March 9th, which is great because that’s after the Oscars so at least we won’t have to rip ourselves away from genuine celebrities to pay attention to the Cracken. Oprah even allowed some footage from the show to be shown at the OWN Winter TV Press Tour! Deadline had a hilarious breakdown:

TV critics attending Winter TV Press Tour 2014 got a sneak peek at Lindsay – OWN’s upcoming Lindsay Lohan docu-series set to premiere March 9.

“There’s nothing left in 2014 Winter TCA Tour – Day 1having a drink for me. There’s no party I haven’t gone to, nobody I haven’t hung out with, no situation I haven’t been exposed to,” Lohan tells the camera as she swans here and there. “I don’t want them following me to an AA meeting,” she says of the paparazzi. Asked if she feels like a prisoner, she responds, “Yes – all the time.”

Cut to Mom and Dad Lohan showing up for their close-ups. Mom is thrilled to have a camera trained on her as she gushes how happy she is that Lindsay is back in New York. Dad is the catalyst for one of those classic Lindsay “thing in my head says, ‘Oh, it’s time to sabotage” moment.

See Lindsay get locked out of her apartment. See Lindsay’s sober coach says “um.. you know” when asked if Lindsay has remained sober.

See Oprah heading to the rescue, being advised as she’s being driven to the scene that Lindsay is not following the rules. “This is exactly what everybody said was going to happen and I believed differently. She doesn’t understand. This is her life – you think you have forever,” Oprah says.

See Oprah tell Lindsay “My truth is I really do want you to win…but if that isn’t what you want I’m okay with that. I will tell these guys to pack up and leave today.”

See Lindsay put on her contrite face and say, “I know this is my last shot at doing what I have to do.”

Last July, Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network scored a big one when it signed train-wreck Lohan to an eight-episode docu-series following her as she tried to stay sober and re-launch her career. It taped in August. Over the summer, 27-year-old Lohan served a 90-day court-ordered stay in rehab.

[From Deadline]

Do you feel sorry for Oprah? I was feeling for Oprah before I read this. I had cast Oprah as the “true believer” in second chances, the one person willing to take a gamble on a crackhead, and I was sad that Oprah was going to end up so disappointed. But now… I kind of think Oprah is just in it for the cash grab. She’s just as bad as Dina Lohan – trying to squeeze the last drops of fame, use and money-making potential out of the Cracken.



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  1. Elisabeth says:

    thank you captain obvious. Tell us something about her we DON’T know
    (not directed at you Kaiser)

    • LadyMTL says:

      For real. That like…breaking news: water is wet! (Again, not directed at Kaiser, lol).

    • IzzyB says:

      And in other news, water is wet!

    • Susan says:

      I stopped watching or reading anything to do with Oprah’s projects when she said (in an interview) that she was “destined for greatness.” (In Hollywood standards, yeah, she’s “famous,” but I don’t think her contributions to humanity will ever amount to much.) But, she is smart enough to see that Lindsey is a win-win situation for her. If Lindsey succeeds, Oprah gets to claim “I saved her when no one else would/could!” If Lindsey fails, she gets to say, “At least I tried when no one else would/could!”

      • emmie_a says:

        Re: Oprah. I think her head got huge and nobody is as great as she thinks she is. I think w/her resources she could’ve contributed a great deal to humanity but then she got involved in the Hollywood scene and it all went downhill for her.

        I think it’s hilarious that ‘trainwreck’ is the go-to phrase to describe Lohan.

        Why else do you stay at a bar until closing unless you’re drinking? The times I’ve stayed until last-call is because I was having fun, drinking with my friends. I’ll have to read the other comments to find out if anyone believes that Linds is *tired*, not drunk.

    • Lucy2 says:

      File this one under D for Duh.

  2. eliza says:

    I thought Oprah was an astute businesswoman. How on earth can she think giving this horrible loser a show is a good idea? I have no caring whatsoever about what this low life is up to. I cannot imagine many do.

    Time to let this girl fade into obscurity where she belongs.

    • Decloo says:

      That’s where you are wrong. Lots of people care. Her appearances here on Celebitchy get tremendous amounts of comments. People can’t turn away from the train wreck. Everybody is waiting to see her screw up again and again. Lindsay knows this is what is expected of her and she will always give the people what they want. Oprah’s no dummy.

      • emmie_a says:

        I disagree. People don’t ‘care’ – they just want to see her mug shot on TMZ so they can laugh at her screwing up again. We’re not going to see her screw-up on Oprah’s show. And I don’t need Oprah’s show to lie to me and pretend like all is well w/Lindsay, when the pap shots we get tell me different. Oprah has a huge ego. She wants to be Lindsay’s savior, so that’s what we’ll see, which is far from the true reality.

    • Nina W says:

      People remember the Lindsay that was, that cute, spunky little girl in The Parent Trap and hope somehow she will recover and become the person she should have been instead of this alcohol and drug addled mess.

    • Deedee says:

      I think its a win- win for Oprah, as others have stated. If Lindsey stays sober, and gets her life together, Oprah gets credited for that ( but maybe lower ratings). If LiLo crashes and burns, Oprah gets it on tape and reaps the rewards ofvhigher ratings on an overwise low to mediocre ratings TV station.

  3. xxx says:

    Yes I am wondering as well why Oprah decided to take this on, did she really think the cracken would quit for good? I do however feel very bad for Lindsay as she is a lost soul:(

    • xxx says:


      There’s numerous reports that she is a high end call girl. obviously I don’t know her but it makes sense. I have no idea how she can afford the lifestyle… someone, somewhere, is paying:)

    • whateveryouwantittobe says:

      Good for you for staying compassionate, really. But personally, all I see now is someone who doesn’t even want to be a good person or do any good for the world. It always ends up being about her and she is happy to keep living a life of selfishness and self-indulgence. She’s had every opportunity to better herself, all kinds of amazing people I’m sure sharing their wisdom with her but she rejects it all in favour of her own pleasure at whatever the cost.

      I could forgive this type of crap from a young person in their early 20s who is really trying but she is past that now. She never really seems sorry or ashamed of her actions, she just has this look about her of deviousness and smugness that she’s still getting away with ill behaviour.

    • emmie_a says:

      xxx: How can you feel sorry for Lindsay when you just read what a self-absorbed bitch (my word, not the source in the article) she is? Maybe if she showed an ounce of regret or actually tried to change her ways I might possibly (but probably not) feel sorry for her but this is who she wants to be.

      • xxx says:

        Because she was forced into show business since childhood and was clearly used as a cash cow with very unthoughtful parents. Also both parents have addiction problems, statistically it was very likely she would have the same issues:) don’t get me wrong I really have no compassion for drug addicts and how they destroy the lives of others but she has been screwed up since childhood, her fate was not unpredictable like many other childhood stars.

  4. judyjudy says:

    Water is wet. Oprah is Oprah.

  5. MyHiddles says:

    I hope that’s faux fur, but its a cute coat.

  6. Jenns says:

    Whatever happens, I’m watching. Damn you, Oprah.

  7. Nikki says:

    This show sounds like a desperate cash grab. A sick and sad example of greed before genuine caring.

  8. Zigggy says:

    Well I, for one, am SHOCKED!!!

  9. Sisi says:

    That second picture is almost as glorious ad the pink coat collection

  10. Patricia says:

    Everyone is this girl’s life wants to exploit her, and I don’t think she really knows or understands what sobriety even is at this point. Time and again we hear that she is extremely erratic and surrounds herself with chaos. It’s so hopeless and sad. I’m past hating on her, I really do just feel sad for her.

    • emmie_a says:

      If after all of her treatment and AA meetings she doesn’t know what sobriety is, that is entirely her fault. At some point you have to stop blaming her parents, her friends, her upbringing, etc. and just conclude that she is an asshole who thinks she is above it all. Giving her excuses (everyone wants to exploit her) is only feeding her delusions of grandeur. She is an adult. She could have a sober, successful life if she wanted it. She doesn’t.

  11. Red32 says:

    I don’t feel bad for Oprah. Lindsay has a reputation for being a bad employee. Producers and directors have been publicly complaining about her from Georgia Rule to The Canyons.

  12. We Are All Made of Stars says:

    Really? Lindsay Lohan, who is unfortunately incapable of showing up on a movie set to do legitimate work in a prepared and timely manner, is also not able to comply with a filming schedule for a stupid reality TV show? REALLY?

    I really hate the true face of Oprah. She is an insatiable greed hog who will do anything and promote anyone for more billions and more of the applause that she seems to mistake for genuine love and connection. Did she really think that shoving a camera in someone’s face and having them in the presence of their parents, both of whom should be mandatorily banned from their daughter’s life, would help her? Did Winfrey seriously review Lohan’s struggles and behavior over the past few years and convince herself that everything would magically stop because Almighty Oprah showed up with a camera crew to exploit her? Please. When you’re filming a drug addict and you’re the one who comes off as more reprehensible, delusional, and exploitative, it’s time to leave the public eye and reconsider your own behavioral choices. End rant.

    • Azurea says:

      It’s just one more example showing that in Oprah’s mind her real name is Godoprah.

    • Decloo says:

      Do you really believe that Oprah’s motive here is to HELP Lindsay? Nope. Oprah’s not surprised that Lindsay is screwing up. That’s exactly what her cameras are hoping to catch. Nobody wants to see a reality show where Lindsay goes to AA and gets sober. People want to see her fall down drunk, miss deadlines and screw up TV productions. THAT IS THE SHOW.

      • We Are All Made of Stars says:

        Like I said, I think Oprah Winfrey is the consummate egotist whose number one motivation in all things is the perpetuation of her own name and brand in the spotlight. With that said, the usual Winfrey story arc is one of redemption and miraculous life change, the “Come-to-Jesus” (her phrase) moments of triumph that last at least as long as the fifteen minute segments on which they are presented. So, yes, I do think that this thing with Winfrey being filmed in the back of her car going on about how she can’t believe that this isn’t working was Plan B. Plan A is always The Miraculous Aha! Moment That Transforms A Person’s Life Forever. That’s the Oprah Winfrey brand in nutshell.

      • the original bellaluna says:

        Too true. The trainwreck factor is the sole appealing factor, and even that’s long been wearing thin.

    • Susan says:

      Excellent and thoughtful comment. It couldn’t have been summed up better. I stopped reading/watching anything affiliated with Oprah after I read an interview which quoted her as saying, “I was destined for greatness.”

    • Nina W says:

      Oprah is doing no different now than she ever has, her show was always about interviewing people of public interest. The fact that she grew to be incredibly successful with the formula is reason enough for her to continue it now.

  13. GeeMoney says:

    LiLo is back to being LiLo? SHOCKER.

  14. GeorginaSparks says:

    Her face actually looks like it was put back together to look normal again. Something nice. Also, do we think Oprah required her to keep her hair red through filming? So we’d feel affection for her like we did circa 2003? Usually she’d change her hair ten times in this many months.

  15. Sandy says:

    She’s an egomaniac, like her parents. No consideration or feeling for other people. It’s sad to watch her turn into a high-priced escort, which I am sure what is happening here. Shanghai, please! I used to root for her. No more.

  16. Nroth Wset says:

    All the BP in the ghetto starving and a WEALTHY RICH BLACK WOMAN gives Crackhead Lohan, a 2nd change wich is not bad, BUT THE CHANGES stop at some point…Oprah keeps funding this mess.For such a smart woman, she dissapoints me with the whole LOhan funding. In my country when u give someone a fund liek this, you can get it back in taxes…Is that what;s happening, i guess!

  17. Heat says:

    Please – Oprah has NEVER been in it for the good of LL’s soul! She’s in it to revive a stalling network and make a few bucks.
    A sober Lindsay Lohan is a boring Lindsay Lohan.
    Lindsay Lohan as The Cracken is potential for ratings gold.

  18. swack says:

    What I don’t get is why they have a shooting schedule? If you are filming her road to sobriety, shouldn’t you be filming 24/7, 7 days a week? The only time the cameras shouldn’t be rolling is when she is sleeping or showering/bathing. So to say this is a documentary about her road to sobriety is ridiculous. Apparently they don’t believe she is sober or they would be filming her when she is out partying until 3 am. JMO.

    • Nina W says:

      Seriously, who could possibly handle 24 hour coverage, that would be insane. The crew has to sleep you know and even Lindsay deserves some privacy. Reality TV is usually scripted and involves a regular work schedule like any other tv production.

  19. Jacqueline says:

    I don’t feel sorry for anyone who knows who Lindsay is, and chooses to engage her in business deals anyway. Once a Cracken, always.

  20. LAK says:

    Of course Oprah is in it for the money and ratings.

    No one, including Oprah’s team, should be surprised by Lindsay’s behaviour.

  21. dorothy says:

    These people hire her, then whine because she’s difficult, cancels and is all around hard to work with. Hard to feel sorry for OWN. None of this is new to anyone else.

  22. Bess says:

    If Lindsay is being uncooperative, I am surprised Oprah isn’t shutting this whole experiment down. She should just take her losses and work with someone genuinely turning their life around.

  23. Nicolette says:

    Shut up! Oprah in it for a cash grab? No way! Just shocking I tell you. Next you’re going to tell me the sky is blue, snow is cold and water is wet. Stunning.

  24. anoneemouse says:

    If you play with the Firecrotch, you WILL get burned. Not sorry at all for Oprah – she knew what she was getting in to.

  25. Syko says:

    Her hair! Does anyone else hate her hair as much as I do? Long waist-length stringiness. No style to it at all. Of course it’s not really her hair, but still…

  26. Commonsense says:

    Used by White Oprah and Black Oprah – DAMN for the girl.
    Oprah is simply squeezing out a quick tabloid dime….pitiful

  27. Jeanette says:

    I dont even think this crackhead is a crackhead. I think she will use anything to get attention. Including substance abuse issues. Sure..shes got substance problems but I don’t think in the capacity she is “coming clean” about. I think her problems stem from being an entitled, spoiled, coddled, rich asshole. Take all that money away and see how fast she cleans up her act. Anyone who throws their little pity dollar her way is contributing to the problem.

  28. Bread and Circuses says:

    I think better of Oprah having read this. She is quite capable of being warm and compassionate, but she’s equally capable of being cold-blooded and ruthless.

    I was worried the Cracken had her fooled, but I don’t think Oprah ever was. She saw a great opportunity in a great risk, but she also made sure she’d get watchable television regardless of whether Lindsay won through or screwed up monumentally.

    • Danskins says:

      Exactly! Oprah’s no fool – she saw an opportunity with LL and went for it. She knew LL would screw up so that’s not surprising. At least she’s getting more network ratings this way along with the (minuscule) possibility that LL might actually turn her life around. It’s a win-win.

  29. rtms says:

    Wow those are some serious cheek injections she has! I guess looking over 40 wasn’t cutting it any more?

  30. BobbieFisher says:

    You know what this is? This is an insult to all the millions of addicts who are really and truly struggling with all their might to overcome their disease. This is a joke and a farce. It is crass and commercial and roiling with fake set ups, fake hair, fake make-up, fake phone calls, fake meetings, fake bike rides, fake AA meetings. It enrages me. Two million dollars wasted on this POS, materialistic narcissist – that could have gone to someone who really wanted to get back on their feet and sober. It could have helped 1000 war vets with PTSD who are struggling to make a come back after coming back from a fake war. It could have helped thousands of students who are struggling to finish college while remaining sober. It could have followed a single mother with nothing to her name, stand on her feet again, embrace sobriety, find a job and raise her child, etc. etc. etc. Instead they chose the easy route – the never-ending f*ck up that is Lindsay Lohan, who clearly couldn’t care less about sobriety. All Lohan learned from this experience (and not well, I might add) is how to hide her addiction from the public. And Oprah, she has fallen in my eyes. I honestly liked her. But now I know better. She’s hungrier than I ever imagined.

  31. Lucky Charm says:

    Maybe she’s still allowed to fly out of the country because they hope she’ll lose her passport, or it’ll get confiscated, in a foreign country and she’ll be stuck there for years.

    And at this point, EVERYONE who hires La Cracken knows exactly what they are in for. I don’t for one second believe that Oprah is surprised. I do think her crew is probably shocked at the extent of the up close & personal chaos that is LL, though.

  32. GIRLFACE says:

    She just needs to be shut down. No one cares. You couldn’t pay me to see a movie with LiLo in it. Let that tell you something casting agents. No one likes her. Everyone wants her to go away. She is super sloppy. I still think Oprah is awesome but I agree that she is an insult to anyone who actually struggles with addiction and tries earnestly to overcome it.

  33. Mia4S says:

    I think this goes once again to what’s been said about Lilo and “comeback”. The drugs and alcohol aren’t the issue there. If it was, Hollywood overall would be pretty empty. It’s that she’s unreliable. She costs production uninsurable time and money. Unless your pulling in insane crowds and box office, that’s an unforgivable Hollywood sin.

  34. Eleonor says:

    When people hire Lindsay Lohan they do it for the amount of free press they will get. Even Oprah. no pity from me.

  35. EscapedConvent says:

    Lindsay sure looks happy about something. Could it be the two million dollars she’s going to be paid for just going about her usual daily shenanigans? This just screams of gimmicky greed on Oprah’s part.

    Also, sort-of related: I stopped taking Oprah seriously when she began speaking her own language, i.e. “her truth.” It sounds ridiculous.

  36. Kristen says:

    My, how the mighty have fallen. To be clear, I’m talking about Oprah.

  37. Barbara says:

    Right from her last rehab she was in the clubs in NYC til they closed…relatives of mine who do the same saw her, but no one took photos in fear of a scene erupting.

  38. Babou says:

    I have been saying all along that Oprah was in this for the cash she would make on the show, not to “save” Lindsay.

  39. Katija says:

    People might think I’m crazy, but sometimes I wonder if Lindsay is really an addict. I know, that sounds insane. But more often than not, I get the vibe that she’s just petulant and stubborn as hell and just uses “addiction” as a scapegoat.

  40. Shijel says:

    “Kahju” is an Estonian word for either “I’m sorry” or “too bad”. That’s the word that comes to mind when I think of LiLo. I’m tired of laughing at her shenanigans and badmouthing her, I just wish she was better, that she could get better. She’s so low that it’s not even amusing.

    As for Oprah, there goes your cash cow. Then again, that’s Oprah.

  41. jwoolman says:

    So Lindsay cancels all the time and is erratic.

    Next up: The sky is blue.

  42. Marybel says:

    NO I do not feel sorry for Orca. She’s no one’s savior. Maybe now she’ll understand she’s not God.

  43. sillyone says:

    Looks like someone got a botox refill.

  44. St says:

    Well what did they expect? The most hilarious part is always when people that hired her complain that she doesn’t follow the rules and lets them down. When everybody told them that this is exactly how it will happen. But they always think that this is the time when she will finally learn her lesson….

    I have prediction that this reality show will be very boring. Just like Lohan was boring on SNL, Liz and Dick and Canyons. It will be interesting for some 15 minutes and then it will become very-very boring. Because nothing will happen. Lohan will walk, sit on the couch and look at the camera, say some rehearsed stuff about how she learned everything and how it’s never her fault and how she is ready to work now and how she tells her agent to put her on the set…..

    It will be boring. And some people will tune in for the first episode. Maybe. No one can guarantee even that since Lohan almost completely vanished from media since August. And then ratings will drop and drop with each episode.

  45. Mindizzy! says:

    Does this woman feel no shame being referred to as the “Herbie Fully Loaded” star…dumb question, I know…

  46. kiyoshigirl says:

    I’m confused about this article. The second inserted piece says the show was taped in August, but the source complaining in the first inserted piece speaks as if they are currently having issues taping with her behavior. Perhaps there’s post-production work happening? A better guess is that this (leaking Cracken misdeeds) is how OWN has decided to begin publicizing the upcoming airing of this joke of a show.

  47. Norman says:

    You reap what you sew. You hire Lindsay you know you’re going to get trouble. It is no secret and it has been known for years since “Georgia Rules” that Lindsay is best known for being stubborn, unprofessional, uncooperative, on-her-own-time-only, and unfriendly. From her history what makes people think Lindsay is going to become professional, friendly and punctual, not going to happen, Lindsay is Lindsay. If you think she is going to change all the sudden after her long, long history of trouble, you have egg on your face and everyone is going to say “told you so”.

  48. Cool Phosphorescent Shimmer says:

    Stumbled across Mean Girls on TV today. I must admit I have never seen it in full (I think it’s sort of a dumb, formulaic movie from what I’ve seen, as much as I love Tina Fey). But I watched for a bit, and it was so odd to see Lindsay with her real teeth. And it’s sort of sad to think of what she did to her whole face. And life. It’s also infuriating that she continues to get paying jobs on television despite endless accounts of her outrageously bad behavior.

  49. BeckyR says:

    Okrah was scraping the bottom of the barrel when she got involved with this project with LL. Nobody cares about this trainwreck and her alleged recovery.

  50. Nudgie says:

    This is just typical. Lohan has every sense and idea of who she has become and the fact that the ‘viewing public’ will allow her — even encourage her — to carry on her self-destructive spiral. Not Hollywood, not the Court System and most of all not her family will budge one inch to help this woman. It’s all about the fame and the money. People’s lives mean nothing. And yet, we keep reading, laughing and posting.

    As far as Oprah goes, she started as a ‘human interest’ reporter who seemed to care abut people and societal problems. Then she got the Hollywood Handjob – her own (pun intended) show, National attention and the title of ‘Self-Empowered Black Woman.’ That lasted as long as her bank account hit seven figures. The shows of helping abused women, children and causes turned into Celebrity Kiss-A**, Car giveaways and Film roles – roles tailored for her, not roles requiring actual ‘acting.’ After that, the Ego was unleashed, never to be reigned in again.

    When she discovered that one, she was ‘mortal’ to the Industry and two, something more popular ALWAYS comes along, she freaked. She took her ball and went home – home to OWN. Home to a cable channel among 2000 cable channels and she is NOT the Queen of All Media.

    We the Public build them up and knock them back down. Whose fault is it? Hundreds of actors and talk show hosts have known when it is time to graciously pack it up and move on. These two never will.