Lindsay Lohan claims she was never going to Venice, her director disagrees

Here are some newish photos of Lindsay Lohan out and about in Soho on Friday. She’s been in NYC for weeks without a major cracktastrophe. Maybe Oprah really has worked some kind of magic? Or maybe the crack shenanigans are building up inside Lindsay and someday very soon they will spill out in some epic crack drama. We’ll see, Cracken. We’ll see.

As I said, Lindsay has been in NYC this whole time… and her film The Canyons just premiered at the Venice Film Festival. When Lindsay first got out of rehab, she told TMZ that she was going to spend some time in Europe, resting and relaxing (“paying bills” more likely), but Oprah talked her out of the trip. Oprah thought that a tour of European drug dens was a bad idea, so that’s why Lindsay wasn’t in Venice to promote The Canyons properly. But as soon as people started paying attention to James Deen (who is in Venice right now), Lindsay posted a note on her blog because somebody needed to pay attention to Lindsay Lohan!

Along with the positive messages and words of support of “The Canyons” at VFF, I am sending my own to the cast, producers and the amazing Paul Schrader. I am so grateful for the extraordinary experience of being a part of this film. Unfortunately, I have to clear up these reports. I was never confirmed to attend. Of course, I would have enjoyed returning to that wonderful city and being a part of this amazing event, but my focus is on my health and well-being. Plain and simple, it is of the utmost importance.

<3, Lindsay

[From LL’s blog]

This was posted after The Canyons’ director Paul Schrader told reporters in Venice: “Today I am free. In the past 16 months, I have been hostage to Lindsay Lohan. She is a great actress, she should be here, but her behavior is unspeakable. She is very talented but unpredictable. She was supposed to be here today. She said she would be, but she is not.” So who is telling the truth? Paul Schrader who claims Lindsay told him she would come to Venice or Lindsay who claims that she was never confirmed? I think it’s probably both. I think Lindsay did promise Schrader that she would come but she never “confirmed” it beyond a leak to TMZ. Plus, blah, she’s a crack liar. How do you know Lindsay is lying? Her mouth is moving.

Also, look out New Yorkers. Lindsay is behind the wheel.

Photos courtesy of WENN, Fame/Flynet.

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  1. mom2two says:

    Obviously, Paul Schraeder needs to read the gossip columns. Then he would have known Oprah told Lindsay not to go.
    However, if Lindsay had a professional bone in her body (which obviously she doesn’t), the decent thing would have been to call the man weeks ago and explain why she could not attend. I am pretty sure if she told him what she wrote on her blog, her absence wouldn’t have been an issue. His answer about her would have been, she’s taking time to get herself healthy and I respect that. But Lindsay thrives on drama, so here we are.

    • Aussie girl says:

      Well said!!!!!!!

    • NM9005 says:

      It’s a no-brainer she has to put her health first and going to the VFF so soon after her rehab stint is a big no-no. Seriously, she shouldn’t even need Oprah to tell her this.

      Obviously there are triggers everywhere but going to a festival is a big red flag if she wants to stay clean and sober.

      Where she went wrong is sending him an e-mail confirming she would go at a time where theoretically she already could have been on the plane. This created an opportunity for Schrader to use her for publicity by saying the things we already know about her: unpredictable, liar and selfish.

      It’s her own fault. He’s just using her but she gave him the tools to do so. She could’ve sent out that statement a long time ago. She makes it hard to root for her.

      • Annie says:

        I fail to see what Schrader has to gain in terms of publicity by making this up and both he and Easton Ellis confirmed she blew off her booking. Lindsay is known as lying and selfish for good reason – a reputation like that is not acquired out of thin air and it’s going to take time and effort on her part to change that. Yeah, it would be nice to think that her excuse is genuine (and it is better than her usual wolves ate my passport nonsense I’ll give her that)…but I’m guessing the reality is just selfishness on her part. My money would be on that she was fully intending on going but something better came up at home. Probably some party with some loser boyband. Just selfish.

        And yup, even *if* the director is lying it would still be her at fault.

      • NM9005 says:

        Like I said, he isn’t saying anything new.
        He didn’t have to hire Lohan, the role and the film is a POS, it’s the only thing Lohan CAN play in these days. Lifetime and low budget softporn. She’s the only person willing to do this and she’s recognisable so yeah, they are using her for publicity.

        They choose Lohan and she’s been an asshole this entire production. As usual, at this point, what did they expect? And seriously, her reason is a legit one, too bad everybody turned it into a circus again and that is the thing I was pointing out that is grating about both their statements. Like all the parties involved don’t know she isn’t supposed to be there so soon after rehab!? It should be common sense but all of them are stupid I suppose so no, I won’t defend either of them.

      • Annie says:

        There’s photographic evidence of Lindsay partying with The Wanted and hanging around her old drug buddy/sugar daddy Vikram Chatwal post rehab release. How are those things any less filled with temptations than Venice? I’m sure that sort of thing gets around the entertainment world very fast – it looked like party business as usual on Lindsay’s end so I think it was forgivable on Schradar’s part to expect her to show if she said she was going to be a show. They probably just assumed the Oprah stuff was nothing more than empty pr bull – since it always has been in the past.

        Her excuse IS a legit one for once, but she sure seems to be using it selectively.

      • NM9005 says:

        Well I only said her excuse was legit. Not her behaviour around it. And Schrader should have known better. Everybody on this project hired her pre-rehab and she was way worse then so I don’t pity anybody.

        There are triggers everywhere like I said but going to a festival would have never looked good. That’s inviting people to say that she doesn’t want to stay clean.

        Btw, Chatwal also went to rehab but I know it’s still a dodgy pairing.

    • Kathryn says:

      Even Bret Easton Ellis tweeted that “Lindsay flaked.” He has never been one to tiptoe around or lie, so I think I’m going to believe BEE.

  2. Abra says:

    I feel like we’ve been hearing about this movie forever! Straight to VOD, now shut up about it, Schrader!

  3. Kemper says:

    My God! She’s still driving. She sucks at that even when she is sober.

  4. Haley says:

    she does look pretty good, I’ll give her that.

    • gg says:

      Except her outfit. Please put on some pants. Not a good look at all.

    • Denise says:

      I’m sorry to say I think you’ve gotten used to her ‘new’ face. Her hair is good, she should stick with that colour. But the coke-erosion of the nose makes her look so harsh, and those lips are just awful. However, what we’re seeing here is probably the best she can do right now. But I don’t understand why she doesn’t change up the outfits when she’s not in the best shape, her legs are nowhere near ready for wearing no pants. I think she’s always relied on her bad habits to get her thin rather than good diet and working out.

  5. swack says:

    What is she wearing? Looks like an overly large sweatshirt cut off and belted. Hope she didn’t pay a lot of money for it. And the jacket looks like drapery material. I think she didn’t go because she has to tow the line with the Oprah thing. Don’t think Oprah is paying her until it is done. Not sure why they continued to do this documentary after the interview was a fail. Also I would be more impressed if this was done after a year of being sober and not during the first two months of sobriety. It’s almost like Oprah is waiting for her to fail and catch it on tape so that it makes for better viewing. Can’t imagine what they are filming since she really doesn’t have steady jobs except for this one. Also, she needs to wash the hair – looks greasy.

    • Pinky says:

      You can take the girl out of Long Island, but you can’t take the Long Island out of the girl. That mess she’s wearing is L.I. all the way. Crass and classless.

      • swack says:

        Does LI mean Long Island or is it a brand? Sorry, Pinky, grew up with all brothers and fashion never was and is not my thing. When I watch Project Runway, many of the outfits I like, the judges hate and the ones the judge rave over I don’t like!

    • Decloo says:

      Those raggedy elf boots are not doing her pasty legs any favors. She needs to either spray tan or do a bunch of leg lifts STAT.

      • Barhey says:

        @Decloo Don’t be like that.

        People with ‘pasty’ skin can’t help it; like me she was born pale, and your natural skin color is something to embrace, not cover up. It is not gross to be pale.

        Secondly, she just quit Adderall and her weight has gone up because of that. It’s never cool to rag on people’s weight but especially not a recovering addict.

      • Annie says:

        Agree Barhey, I can’t stand Lielo but pale people reeeally can’t help it. If you’ve got genetically pale skin, even if you *do* manage to tan it’s just back to pale square one after a few consecutive days indoors. Not to mention the higher cancer risk for us pales. I don’t like it when untoned people insist on wearing unflattering clothes but if Lindsay truly is trying to quit drugs I’ll cut her some slack.

  6. Mindy says:

    Blind item at CDAN:

    This former B list mostly movie actress is now a C list who will work anywhere anytime, but the check better be large. She was supposed to be promoting a movie this week, but when the producers would not cough up an extra $50K in fees and plane tickets, our actress stiffed them.

    Has nothing to do with Oprah. Lohan hasn’t changed ONE BIT.

    • lori says:

      Now this I believe.

    • Migdalia says:

      Sounds like Lindsey but “the check better be large” things throws me off. She reportedly only made $100/day which is the lowest a SAG actor can make on a ultra low budget film….and I don’t believe reading about anyone denying that. So she’ll just work for anything.

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        I could believe it, in this instance. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Cracken thought that she should get paid like an Alister (do they get paid to promote? or is it just stuff in their contract?), to promote seeing as how (if I remember right) Lindsey’s name is what brought the project to the big screen. So I can see her throwing a hissyfit, acting as though she’s the biggest star (technically, but..), wanting everything comped and so on….maybe she wanted more freebies.

      • ctkat1 says:

        @Virgilia: I think that promotional duties are included in the contract for actors, but their travel expenses are covered by the production (if it is a studio film- if it’s a tiny independent, there isn’t money for it). Depending on who they are, this can be a plane ticket and hotel room for the actor, or a private jet and floor of hotel suites for their “necessary” people. Zoe Saldana has talked about how she convinced the producers of “Star Trek” to pay for her stylist to dress her for the press tour, since her appearance on the red carpet made all of the blogs and thus promoted the movie. Obviously, her hair, makeup, security, driver, and publicist were paid by the production as well, and often the A-Listers can get their personal assistants to be paid by the production while they are working on set/promotion.
        I totally believe that Lindsay requested the “A-List” treatment- she wanted them to pay for a full retinue of people to come with her, and they likely offered to pay for her plane ticket and hotel room only.

      • rtms says:

        This is the woman who would go on long lunch dates and rack up a bill while filming The Canynons, even when she was told they had a very micro budget and could not afford it.I totally believe she had a hissy fit and thought she would get the A list treatment and when she found out she’d have to pay her own way etc, bailed on them pronto. Hence the last minute so called apology.

    • TheCountess says:

      CDAN is notorious for fabricating blinds about who is in the headlines, though. On any given day, his “blinds” can be solved by who is featured in Daily Mail pictures.

      Remember, the disclaimer on the site advertises fake news.

    • Bess says:

      I have no problem believing that Lindsay wanted to take an entourage of people (sober coach, siblings, etc.) To Venice with her on the producer’s dime.

  7. Anna says:

    How does she have money? I thought she blew thought it all. How is she affording to live in NY and go out shopping everyday for the past few weeks?

    • Jag says:

      She was paid by Oprah to do that one on one interview and then also do the reality show/whatever it is afterward.

  8. SublimeTangerine says:

    Why is she wearing a bathrobe and cowgirl boots? Looks like something a crackhead would wear.

  9. bettyrose says:

    I love that she’s just wearing a tshirt and boots. There are summer days I wish I could just walk around like that.

  10. TheyPromisedMeBeer says:

    If she genuinely didn’t go to Venice because she is working on her sobriety, then I respect that and hope the best for her. But the whole “explaining herself after the fact” reeks of “I’m only sorry because I got caught”.

  11. Talie says:

    I thought this was such old news that Oprah told her not to go to Italy.

  12. Monkey Towz says:

    Her legs are so fug. I know it’s summer but damn. Maybe it’s the booties.

  13. smee says:

    She really needs a stylist. She rarely has on anything that flatters her. Her look is very disorganized.

  14. ZinJoJo says:

    Kaiser, first off I want to express my appreciation that you keep us going through the weekends with your Sunday posts — even on a long holiday weekend! I’ve meant to say this for awhile — thank you.

    Now on to the Crackan. I read that she’s been tapped to host SNL for the season opener — I just can’t f’ng believe it! She was so horrible the last time, what is Lorne Michaels thinking (I guess he thinks it will pull in ratings?). There are so many better-suited, funnier performers who I would so much rather watch. I was seriously bummed out to hear this, and I hardly watch SNL anymore, and LL hosting certainly will not bring me back. What does kind of spell does she have on these people that they keep casting her even though she’s terrible in her performances and a mess to work with???

    And bailing on the VFF, as as @Mindy references from the CDAN blind item, she was likely trying to crack-weasel her way into more $$ and first class plane tickets and when she couldn’t get them, blew it off.

    • Nev says:


      I want Mindy Kaling to host!!!

    • Funtimes18 says:

      The story about SNL was probably leaked by Dina. Just like the stupid story that Ben Affleck was going to cast her in an upcoming movie he’s directing. All they do is lie, lie, lie, lie and lie!

      My favorite was when Dina said that she was a Rockette when she was younger. Then someone contacted the Rockettes office and they had NO record of her ever being one. Busted!

  15. kennedy says:

    I’m no crack apologist- but I do think she made the right decision. I also think Schrader, for all his superb contributions to film in the past (NOT The Canyons), is a bit of a drama queen. He knew Lindsay’s name would rile up some publicity for a film that has lost any momentum. When the likes of Gravity and Night Moves are playing at Venice, who cares about some cracky crapfest known as The Canyons?

  16. lucy2 says:

    HOW does she still have a driver’s license?????

  17. janie says:

    How does she have another Porsche? Who gives or loans this stuff to her? She shops everyday? Who’s paying her rent? I’m dumbfounded how her lifestyle is maintained, and by whom?

  18. Audrey says:

    How did lamar lose his license after one dui (as he should, not arguing that) but Lindsay is somehow still allowed to drive after all of her stuff???

    • Sugar says:

      I doubt great minds locked in a think tank could even answer that question:/

    • Bess says:

      I want to know how The Cracken is able to get car insurance & find someone dumb enough to allow her to rent or borrow a Porsche.

    • Stef Leppard says:

      I believe it’s because he refused to take the chemical test and so his license was automatically suspended.

  19. hillbillyinthecorner says:

    1. Look at the girl in the backgound helping the guy pack stuff in the trunk on another site you get a clear picture and its not Ali but her bestie friend and party girl Sam…from the London trip….
    So much for not hanging with temptation and drug friends…..

    2. She didn’t go cause Nobody would pay…and she’s broke…

    3. She still has Oprah on her back . and she doesn’t get the money till Oprah gets her documentary scenes.

    4.. Lastly Good Gracious! I’ve seen prettier legs on a cow…..can you say stalky and the boots don’t help and why is she wear a lace house-robe over a two tank tees and a belt and were is her shorts ? 9(forget the last one) I forget for a second we’re are talking about Lindsay No pants Lohan…….

  20. Cool Phosphorescent Shimmer says:

    Has she been in boots in every picture since leaving rehab? Do we think there may be an ankle monitor hidden under there? An Oprah-issued ankle monitor?

    And that sober coach guy always trailing her…have you ever seen a more irritated looking dude? I love when she makes him carry her bags.

  21. Chutzpah says:

    He is just as much a falling down drunk as she is – six of one and half a dozen of the other, im surprised both of them managed to stay sober long enough to make a film.

  22. hillbillyinthecorner says:

    I gotta ask you don’t you think having your lips poked out like that all the time would hurt you …I mean I get a cold sore when I have a cold and my lip swells and it bothers the heck out of me….but honestly from the side she looks like a darn duck !! The new cheek bones make her looks like a Asian duck (no disrespect intended just a way to describe her face)….I don’t understand why Hollywood thinks that its what beautiful looks like. Some old time fashion Kings wet dream of what a beautiful woman looks like and sold to the public…Look at all the Women in entertainment and high society that look just like this they look like clones of each other ..same cheeks, same lips ,same hair style, same starved body’s with big boobs. Only a man would think that is beautiful …I guarantee a man who had to carry those big boobs around for more then a week would change his mind…big boobs are not comfortable and they don’t stay high and perky past 20 …lol…Sorry just rambling but look around you, woman are beautiful in whatever natural look God and Mother Nature gave them…they don’t have to look like a old mans wet dream…be who you are…..and be proud…

  23. Jayna says:

    She was never going. The reviews have been horrible on this movie. He a while back talked about how difficult she was on set in that expose of the movie in Vanity Fair and the whole movie came off like a mess and his direction of it. The movie is a trainwreck, not just because of her, so she is going no where near it. He’s just trying to drum of interest because this movie is dead in the water. Why would she want to be there when it is bashed by the reviewers. Lindsay’s reply was her publicist, nothing more.

  24. hillbillyinthecorner says:

    One more thing …..I got curious about the ankle bracelet mentioned so I used my Lucy to draw up the Photos and don’t know if it means anything but the right boot does have a interesting shape to it….also if these are random shots by just any street photographer it wouldn’t be photo shopped but under the lucy you can see the chin and face has been smoothed out by a smoothing tool on the camera …easy to do my daughter do it all the time….so I would say this was not a lucky photog this was set up… usual….to show what a busy little bee she is…..LOL

  25. TWINK says:

    So, I was bored and watched the movie on demand and I kinda liked it, she was decent and it was entertaining, any other celebitches seen it?

    • Anthea says:

      yeah, I just saw it and quite enjoyed it. It was certainly no worse than other Brett Easton Ellis adaptations (with the exception of American Psycho).

    • hillbillyinthecorner says:

      Ya’ll must have really been bored to enjoy that…..that was terrible…..but people have different tastes……Pax

  26. Emily C. says:

    Why is she still allowed to drive? Argh.

  27. OhMyMy says:

    I don’t know what J-school intern they hired to write that crap on her website but whoever it is should get an A for effort in BS-slinging.

    Work it, Schrader….work it hard!

  28. Bex says:

    I believe she probably agreed to promote the movie at VFF as part of her promotional duties as the “star”. But let’s be real, when has she ever met an agreement she can’t blow off? Also, she begged, stalked and cried to not be fired from the production but the moment she had started shooting and had them by the balls she had them hostage. I’m sure she tried to grift a private plane and comped suites for a whole posse and assumed they would cave or she’d bail.

    She gets a stake in the profits, I’m sure she will have no problem showing up to claim those. Anyway, tone those legs or cover them up – no one wants to see that!

    • swack says:

      From the way it sounds, it doesn’t sound like there will be any profits made from this movie.

    • hillbillyinthecorner says:

      Sweetie you can’t fire the person who owns the controlling interest in movie and Lohan Inc did…she or Lohan Inc bought into the project quote ” they would get it back through the profits made”….LOL queses who won’t be getting any money back……

  29. Sara says:

    That outfit is terrible. I still remember when she was a cute fashion girl. Now she looks unhealthy and awful. Her skin is so waxy, she looks half dead.

  30. WendyNerd says:

    This girl never exercises. Look at those hideous legs!

  31. Webster says:

    If the movie was a hit and not such a bomb, accolades for her performance(with Oscar talk) she would have been there with bells on. She knows there won’t be much(any) profit from this waste of film. She’s not going to go out of her way to be professional for someone else if it doesn’t profit her.

  32. dcypher1 says:

    Lindsay is a big liar and she shouldn’t drive in nyc I highly doubt she has a ny dl. People who have had rehab really changed them admit the truth and say there sorry for all the crap they did in the past. That’s one of the steps. She hasnt done anything like that since she’s left. So I will be expecting her crack shenanigans to start up again real soon.

    • Lex says:

      Yes.. if YOU highly doubt it then it must be true that she has no licence…


  33. Garrett says:

    Of course she lied! Before she entered rehab, she was running her mouth to anyone that would listen and said she was going. The REAL reason why she isn’t going is because no one would pay for her. And as for her little statement, there is no way in heck she would right that. That was done by her PR people. She thinks she has people fooled, but she doesn’t. She just didn’t want to get caught partying that’s all.

  34. NerdMomma says:

    How can she be driving??? That is beyond infuriating. What are the chances she even has an interlock device (is that what you call them- you can’t start your car without proving you’re not intoxicated?)

  35. hillbillyinthecorner says:

    That press release statement had two many 5 dollar words in it (as my granny use to say) for it to come from Lohan or Lohan Inc……That was a PR firm standard statement and not a very good one…count the adjectives in that thing …talk about embellishing and padding a sentence …

  36. Byte Me says:

    Lindsay is such a fkn liar. She didn’t get the $50,000 plus fees that she wanted so she was a no show.

  37. dorothy says:

    The girl forgets her bra, as is obvious from the sag, why would she remember Venice?

  38. Norman says:

    Perhaps it’s for the better that she stays and avoids the temptations of the clubs in Venice. The movie is already a disaster with Lindsay or without her in tow. I don’t think the people at the Golden Raspberries are going to be ignoring “The Canyons”.

    • Bread and Circuses says:

      I don’t remember Venice having many clubs. Still–Italy. Loooooots of good wine to be had.

  39. phlyfiremama says:

    Why is anyone still talking about this haggard has been??

  40. jessica says:

    Ewww! She has orange smokers’ finger! (4th pic)