Oprah believes in Lindsay Lohan enough to give her OWN show a second season

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Have you guys checked out Lindsay Lohan’s social media lately? On her Twitter, she’s just retweeting some of the better reviews she’s gotten for Speed-the-Plow. And LL’s Instagram is a buffet of kissy-face selfies and photographic efforts to make her look beautiful/non-crackie. Anyway, over the weekend, Oprah came to see Speed the Plow. I really hope Oprah didn’t fly to London just to see the show. That would be… bad. That would feed Lohan’s delusions. LL posted this message: “The definition of a blessing. Thank you @oprah and @Lupita_Nyongo for seeing the show tonight. Love you xx.” Oh, Lupita Nyong’o is in London? That’s right, Lupita is doing Star Wars. Why would you want to watch Lohan on your night off? UGH. Thankfully, Lupita didn’t post any photos of Lindsay, so I guess Lupita didn’t go backstage. Yay.

Hilariously, Lohan also posted a photo of Dina right after the Oprah photo. LL wrote: “My beautiful mum supporting me! What a blessed life I’ve found.” So, Dina is in London these days too. That’s interesting. The “blessings” probably involve lots of vodka and some blow. Lindsay also has a newish interview with Marie Claire UK. Some highlights:

Her biggest regret: ”I would never have got behind the wheel of a car after having a drink. Ever.”

Being selfish: “Every day I think, ‘What’s more important? What makes me happy? When do I feel my best? When do I feel I’m giving my best? Am I making other people happy? How can I make other people happy? They are the general guidelines I try to live by. You know, it sounds selfish but you do have to put yourself first. There are certain jobs where you don’t have to show up and put a face on but you do in the industry I work in. So it’s about stepping back and recognizing if things do start slipping a little bit, how to get back to the same part of life and just being OK with being alone.”

Her goals: “After this play – whether or not I do another play right after – I want to do another movie, and then I just want to like, fall in love and have a family, with kids. I mean, that’s what I want after this.

She’s doing another OWN series: “[Documentary series] ‘Lindsay’ will start filming again in January but you know, I also like doing a lot of work with kids. Oprah is building more schools in Africa, so I think that’s where I’ll be going after the play. We take a lot for granted and it’s good to step outside yourself sometimes and look at what you have and go, ‘Wow my life’s pretty good.’ You go and see these children who have no idea what’s going on in the world and they’re suffering and it’s those moments that change you and wake you up. We forget to do that. It’s so important to slow down.”

[From Bang Showbiz]

That’s news to me! I had no idea she was doing a second season of her OWN show. Ah, that’s why Oprah came to London to see Lindsay’s play. Oprah hasn’t given up on her Lohan project. Oprah still wants to fix Lindsay, even though Lindsay drank and partied her way through the first season of that OWN show. As for Lindsay wanting to go to Africa after Speed-the-Plow finishes… for the love of God. Just… NO.

Photos of Lindsay leaving the Playhouse on Saturday night.

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Photos courtesy of Instagram, Fame/Flynet.

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  1. Tracy says:

    Seriously Oprah??

    • Belle Epoch says:

      Oprah the Enabler. LL just threw Oprah under the bus last week and now they are BFF?

      Anybody working for Oprah must be incredulous, especially if they survived Part I. Nothing will change. Oprah, you cannot turn water into wine.

    • Mia V. says:

      LL complained about Oprah and the show many times, is Oprah dumb?

    • JudyK says:

      My respect for Oprah just went down the toilet.

    • QQ says:

      Lemme amend the caption: Oprah believes in the attention the walking trainwreck that is Lindsay Lohan will bring enough that she is giving her a second season

    • BobbieFisher says:

      Well, one half of me doesn’t believe it – could it be one of Lohan’s wishful thinking “I’m doing a movie in April, May, June….” lies? And the other half could see Oprah, wounded and angry after that miscarriage LIE, sending her off to Africa with just the Chanel clothes on her back and film her floundering like a fish out of water, just to show Lohan how self-centered she is. So, I am torn. Either way – it’s gross and sick. I can’t believe Oprah is going to expose her network to the kind of bad press she got during the first season. Maybe O doesn’t know how to wave the white flag. But if season 2 is going forward – once again – that pisses me off. How much is she getting paid – how much is Oprah going to throw at that psychopathic liar while people languish in third world countries as well as our own? Is she going to waste money on a woman who never wanted to get better in the first place? What about all the addicts in this country who don’t have that opportunity? This time it shows that Oprah is completely out of touch with the suffering around her bubble.

      • BobbieFisher says:

        I just realized something – I think Lohan has not finished her community work for her probation and she is going to try to slide that in after her play with Oprah’s schools in Africa. That’s why she’s going to Africa. This has nothing to do with Lohan’s generosity – of which she has none – it has everything to do with someone signing off on all the community service time she hasn’t done. Wow. She’s still grifting. And I still have a real problem believing Oprah signed off on another season.

      • BobbieFisher says:

        Yup, Lohan just posted a hilariously photoshopped pic of her at a meeting with a volunteer organization on her instagram. She’s trying to get that community service out of the way real bad. She’s in the wrong country – and let’s face it – she’ll do an hour and claim she worked from 4am to 4pm. I can’t wait for November when they find out she hasn’t completed her hours – and also, she hasn’t done her psych hours either because she demanded a therapy session at a photo shoot recently. Sorry Lohan, but you’re in trouble – and I hope the judge has the cajones to put you in jail.

  2. michelle says:

    WTF?

    Lindsay is just so full of delusions that it is unbearable. Why does Oprah need to feed into that?

    • Erinn says:

      Ugh – we watched Mean Girls this weekend. Had she not nose dived, she could have had a decent roll on a CW style show, or some more rom-com movies. Nothing A level in quality, but a solid B/C career. She wasn’t an amazing actress, but she was likable. She had enough talent to do OK, work steadily, but not win awards. It’s a shame, really.

      It almost made me want to see her get her shit together. But she’s had so many chances, I just don’t see it ever happening.

      • Bob Loblaw says:

        She could have easily had a career like Kate Hudson or Reese Witherspoon. If she had cultivated her talent instead of snorting it away she might have had a career like Drew Barrymore or Nicole Kidman. Now her career options seem to involve public embarrassment, selfies, and circling the drain.

      • Dommy dearest says:

        I bought it and watched it recently ($5 at target) and the whole time all I could think of was Rachel and Amanda having the pull in scenes. I felt like Rachel carried Lohan a lot as well as Chaplin.

  3. jane says:

    Oprah really has nothing to lose on doing this, and maybe viewers to gain.

  4. Lindy79 says:

    What were ratings like for it? As much as some folks like to think of Oprah as some sort of selfless guru, if the ratings were good, you bet she was going to bring this back.
    I’ll confess to watching it when it aired on tv over here, and it gave me such stabby feelings and made me lose any ounce of sympathy I may have ever had for Lohan.

  5. NewWester says:

    Who actually watched the first season?

  6. Barrett says:

    She always looks like she woke up, didn’t shower, put on some clothes, picked up the fur from her floor and did her makeup in the car?

  7. PunkyMomma says:

    Oprah and the Cracken make quite the pair. Why do I feel that they probably have a lot more in common than could possibly be imagined?

    • Kiddo says:

      There were rumors about excessive solo drinking, at some point. I’m too apathetic to do a search, though, and I have no idea if there is truth to any of it.

      Regardless, I thought using Lohan as a vehicle for ratings, at a time when Lohan shouldn’t have been in the public eye, was a pretty low point for Oprah.

      • PunkyMomma says:

        Yes. It seems to me to be a case of blatant exploitation. Oprah didn’t have to put it on camera.

      • Kiddo says:

        Agreed, PunkyMomma. I’m not buying into the ‘trying to save Lohan’ narrative. More like trying to elevate her network.

  8. 237 says:

    Anybody remember her last trip to third world country?
    “Um, and are some of this girls, if they are pretty, being raped?”

    • Lady D says:

      One of the most insensitive and disgusting things I’ve ever heard. I used to think she was despicable. I had no idea how bad she could get.

    • Anony says:

      NOOOOOOOOO she did not say that?!?!?!???!?! Oh my gosh! Are you serious?!?!? That is so ignorant. Yes, Lindsay, getting raped is practically a compliment because lord knows if you’re not beautiful you never have to fear being raped. Has she never watched the news? 80+ year old woman get raped. Ugh so insensitive.

  9. emmie_a says:

    It’s for Oprah’s ego. She refuses to lose. She’ll do whatever she can to make Lindsay look good… then she’ll take credit for reinventing her.

  10. Lex says:

    She is looking nice there leaving the theatre. Her skin looks nice and clear and her face looks less puffy than days past.

    You can do it Lindsay!

    • magz says:

      I was looking if someone else noticed. It may be the makeup but she doesn’t look bad in the last two I guess. I will never miss her blonde hair.

    • Anony says:

      Agreed this is the best she has looked in a while. Is it sad that I am still hoping that she will turn around? Like maybe the play will have given her a tiny injection of self-worth/self-esteem maybe a liiiittttlllleee bit of self awareness to make a change?

      It’s sad how she keeps talking about wanting to get married and have kids. I just don’t see that happening for her the way things are.

      • Annie says:

        I thought she was looking better but then I caught sight of her filthy fingernails.
        Her face has looked much worse though.

  11. greenmonster says:

    I could vomit just reading this. Lohan gets another chance and another huge paycheck? After blaming the show for forcing her to move out of New York? And I bet she will get a part in a movie quite soon – she is making headlines and that’s all that matters.
    Someone said it on the Charlie Sheen thread the other day: somewhere an talented actor is waiting tables! Same applies here.

    On a sidenote: I’ll never believe any critic who says Lohans performance in anything was even halfway believable, decent or good. NEVER!

    • Bob Loblaw says:

      Charlie Sheen is a mess but he is much more talented than the Cracken. He is also more talented than the average actor waiting tables. Lindsay has no talent anymore, whatever she once had, and she did have potential and talent, it’s now gone. She is painful to watch on camera, even in selfies, her play must be cringeworthy.

  12. birdie says:

    What is it with this girl? She always screws up, but she ALWAYS gets support, money and help from famous people (Oprah) and Johns. So undeserving.

  13. Adrien says:

    For the next season, Oprah will send Iyanla to Lindsay and “heal” her and she will be enlightened. You know, just like the way Ferguson went back to normal after some healing session with Ms. Vanzant.

  14. Mia4S says:

    Wasn’t she whining like two days ago about all the problems the reality show caused?? Also, let’s see what Oprah says about season 2.

    Hello Lupita? Oprah can afford this kind of association… You can’t. Minus ten points.

  15. Nerdmomma says:

    She looks very pretty with the red lips. I apologize to anyone who likes her coat, but to me it looks like it’s made from roadkill.

    I never watched the first season; couldn’t seem to find it online. Anyone know how to watch it online?

  16. Pri says:

    That coat! Seems so dated to me..and it looks bad, possibly smelly.Ugh!

  17. swack says:

    FIrst of all, shame on Oprah if this is true as it is coming from Lindsay and not Oprah. Didn’t Lindsay state that one of the reasons she moved to London was because of all the paps around after she filmed the last documentary? Second, doesn’t Lindsay have some community service that she is suppose to complete and therapy appts that she’s suppose to do? Think she has a court date sometime soon also (in November). I try not to judge but this girl is delusional and Oprah is delusional that she thinks things will not change the second time around. Remember, Oprah, “fool me once, shame on you. fool me twice, shame on me”

  18. serena says:

    Her face looks more bloated than ever.
    Also, leave kids alone! They don’t need a crackhead for a mother or help from one.

  19. mollie says:

    Unbelievably, LL’s image is so damaged that I think it could actually damage Oprah’s. Certainly has damaged Oprah for me.

  20. Talie says:

    I could see her trying to get Ebola for public sympathy and then it would backfire in some spectacular way.

  21. Bess says:

    I won’t believe that there’s going to be a second season of “Lindsay” until Oprah or her production company releases a statement confirming it.

    Also, Blohan’s statement about wanting a family is truly horrifying. Blohan can’t even take care of herself, how on earth is she going to be able to care for a defenseless infant?

    • BobbieFisher says:

      I agree. I don’t believe this. And yes – the thought of her having kids mortifies me. It’s like watching an insane homeless person with a puppy dog. Scares the sh*t out of me.

  22. Greek Chic says:

    How Oprah wants to fix Lindsay? Nobody can be fixed if he doesn’t want to. Apart from that, if Oprah wanted to really help Lindsay, she would help her privately without exposing her to tv. Lindsay Lohan is delusional but why people make Oprah the saint? Don’t you think Oprah doesn’t know that Lindsay is a mess and she doesn’t want to change?She only cares about the ratings, the publicity and be seen as a selfless coach. Not buying it

  23. FingerBinger says:

    One would think Lindsay’s biggest regret would be doing drugs. I guess she’s under the delusion that everyone thinks her problem is just with alcohol.

  24. Hannah says:

    There are about 30 shows with better reviews in london than speed the plow. It’s had bad reviews overall and it doesn’t only seem to be just lohans fault it seems to be an overall poor production.
    I get that Oprah went to see if she is working with lohan, but lupita could have see any show she wanted and she chooses this production.
    I had such a high opinion of lupita but after the Jared Leto, uncle terry connection and now this is think she is very seduced by celebrity and actually not that interesting.

  25. kri says:

    Oh, O. Are you f*cking kidding me??! We all know what Lindsay is up to and what she loves to do. but Oprah? Wow, who knew that she was capable of stirring up a Lohan Poop Strom not just once, but twice? Oprah is the one who left her show because the studio was too small for her ego-the OWN network is a failure, and she can’t take not being America’s Goddess anymore. She has done alot of good, but really..Lindsay is not the way to go, O.

  26. Dragonlady sakura says:

    Hasn’t Africa suffered enough?! Lindsay, stay your delusional butt where you are.

  27. SillySimone says:

    What is with O ? I don’t get it. She put such amazing female performers on the map like Jill Scott, for example. Even if LL was not a human car wreck, she is still an OK actress at best. There is nothing special or magical or deep about her acting. I just don’t get it.

    • BobbieFisher says:

      IKR – even if Lohan was sober – no one would pay money to see her in a film. Maybe in the Philippines, or China, but not in the West. She’s a horrible actress.

  28. SnarkGirl says:

    Aside from the roadkill she’s wearing, LL actually looks pretty decent in those photos … well for LL.

    I think we may all be underestimating Crackie’s acting ability. She’s managed to fool Oprah not once, but TWICE. Either Oprah is the most naive woman on the planet, or Crackie is a damn good actress.

  29. Zigggy says:

    Oprah believes enough in RATINGS to give Lindsay a second season.

  30. Zigggy says:

    Dina is her “mum” now. Okay Madonna.

  31. Mischa Jane says:

    I think she’s actually been looking better lately. Maybe she’s finally pulling herself together.

  32. TheCountess says:

    I watched all eight episodes (I think it was?) of that mess. Oprah is a fool to continue to give this train wreck money.

  33. peggalina says:

    Oprah is a business woman first and foremost. Even if the first season didn’t have great ratings it still must have made Oprah money or I highly doubt Oprah would even consider a second season. I realize Oprah is a philanthropist and gives lots of money to charities and opened a school for girls in Africa, but come on; are we actually trying to sell the idea that LL is even remotely like anyone else Oprah donates to. If Oprah just wanted to help, then she could do it privately and try to mentor LL. I USED to admire Oprah but this has really changed my opinion of her. If you really care, then you should put what is best for LL above profit. And stop exploiting this train wreck. Shame on you Oprah. And in no way, shape, or form is LL even close to being ready to have children. If Oprah cares about kids, the way she always preaches, then she will use all her influence with Lindsey to say, NO! That child would need more help than any child in Africa.

  34. AnotherTammy says:

    Aren’t those poor little African children suffering enough already?

  35. Trashaddict says:

    SUCKER.

  36. Lux says:

    I think I’ve finally found out where Homer’s make up gun from The Simpsons ended up…

  37. jwoolman says:

    LL has astonishingly showed up regularly for rehearsals and performances, even though she was still wooden and fluffing lines by press night (a week after performances started). I think she’s having a lot of trouble remembering lines and cues- one observer said she switched off like a computer in sleep mode when other actors are talking (in a 3 person play), which may partly mean she still hasn’t a clue how to do stage work but mostly probably means she’s too focused on remembering when she’s supposed to say something next. So even though people are trying to be kind, she’s really still at the inconsistent, mainly awful high schoolish phase in her acting. If she weren’t famous for being troubled, I doubt she would have any positive tidbits to tweet. People are basically amazed she shows up and doesn’t fall down.

    It helps that the production in general seems poor, hard to tell if she’s throwing the other two off with her poor acting or if the director is just that bad. Would have to see what happens with an understudy, if a real stage actress was chosen. But the overall blahness of the production might also explain why Lohan was picked – casting someone with her record and lack of skills (just watch the promos for Liz&Dick) makes no sense for a good director. But if she weren’t an infamous trainwreck, the play would have closed by now because word of mouth is so uninspiring and the reviews would have been much less gentle. They wouldn’t sell enough tickets.

    I’ll believe Oprah is giving her a second season only when I hear it from Oprah. Lindsay lies and is self-deluded. The fact that she’s avoided her usual diva antics with this play and seems to be actually trying, even though she’s not much of an actor, is a significant step forward for her, though. She just isn’t a good actor and shows no signs of trying to become a better one. So what real career can she have to save, unless she turns around on that point and starts seriously learning how to act? She needs coaches and lessons and shouldn’t be putting in such a bad performance for a paying audience.