Lindsay Lohan is ‘broke’ but she turned down a lucrative Burger King commercial


Here are some photos of Lindsay Lohan at the launch of the “Magnum Pleasure Store at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London” on July 1st. We had these photos last week and I just sort of ignored them. My first thought was that it was the opening of a sex shop, but I think the “Magnum” is Magnum Ice Cream. So of course Lindsay went to the opening – how could she not? She’ll go anywhere she’s invited, and probably a lot of places she’s not invited too. But what she will never, ever do? A commercial for Burger King. She’s NOT a peasant, you guys. Burger King is too déclassé.

Lindsay Lohan isn’t being deluged with starring roles in Hollywood blockbusters — but she still has enough pride to turn down a humiliating Burger King commercial. The flame-haired actress was asked to wear a Spicy Chicken Fries box, smoke a chicken fry like a cigarette, and vamp a “spicy” monologue.

“We were gob-smacked. It was making fun of her issues,” an insider told me.

Lohan and her managers at Untitled Talent suggested some alternate concepts to no avail. Another source said Lohan was too demanding. “She wanted creative control,” said my source.

Exasperated reps for Burger King said, “Forget about it.”

“She’s broke, sleeping at different guys’ apartments, but she thinks she’s Elizabeth Taylor,” the source said.

Since completing her community service and seven years of probation, Lindsay has been in London working on a book and the Lavish Alice fashion line. She hasn’t had an acting job since appearing last fall in a two-month run of “Speed-the-Plow” in London, but she still has the sense to veto fast food foolery.

[From Page Six]

Yes, it’s shocking that Lindsay would turn down ANY paying gig, especially for a brand like Burger King. BK’s commercial concept doesn’t even sound that cheeseball – I mean, it could have been sort of silly-cute to have a notorious mess like Lindsay “smoking” a chicken fry. But Lindsay is probably content to work on her “other” revenue stream. You know which one I’m talking about. Speaking of, you know how Lindsay was photographed with the Koran a while back? Well, she’s also learning Arabic and TMZ got a video of her cussing out a paparazzo in Arabic. TMZ says she’s been learning with the help of her “Saudi friends.” Sigh…

Last thing – Lindsay turned 29 on July 2nd. Seriously, who thought she’d make it this long?



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  1. meme says:

    who’s paying for her lifestyle? more importantly, WHY?

    • Annie says:

      Rumor has it, she’s a high end escort for the super rich. Some of these super rich who pay for actresses and model’s services are Saudi. It’s a rumor that has been around for ages. It’s basically what Pamela Anderson and Tara Reid did for years and why they’re at Cannes every year. It’s Hollywood escort central.

      She basically doesn’t want to work anymore because why would she have to? She can party with these insanely rich men and live a lavish life without working. Let’s see how long it lasts. Her looks are fading away already.

  2. HH says:

    That chin situation of hers is tragic.

    • Heather says:

      She looks like a methed up jack-o-lantern.

    • Mia V. says:

      I’ll be 29 in a few months and I look so young compared to her. It made my day.

      • Anna says:

        I saw that first picture of her somewhere else and I swear I thought it was Vivienne Westwood. I was like okay not bad for a 60ish year old. =(

      • Green Eyes says:

        Hon, don’t sell yourself short. I’m 52 and even I look better/younger than La Lohan.

        Yikes, what Heather said up thread: she looks like a methed up jack-o-latern!

    • jinglebellsmell says:

      WHY would she turn down a BK commercial? She looks like she eats there on a daily basis!

  3. Abbott says:

    Interesting since Burger King is exactly where she’s going to end up once the Saudi gigs run out.

    • JenniferJustice says:

      And yet she finds a legit paying job for a mega business in America to be degrading, but she’s okay with being some rich Arab guy’s whore – I mean kept woman? #sigh# Priorities.

      She could have been the new Wendy in the Wendy’s commercials, but alas, they want someone wholesome who doesn’t take away your appetite. But there is so much she/we could do with her as a BK spokesperson – marketing ideas abound: rename the spicy chicken “The Fire Crotch”; Have her bj, I mean “smoking” a very large chicken fry while money comes into frame being thrown at her; Have her and her mom stumbling in to BK at 1:00 a.m. after the bars close all drunk and coked out making ridiculous demands while holding eachother up, etc.

    • Melissa says:

      Also interesting/sad is that neither her nor her handlers realized that the insurance commercial she was in for The Super Bowl made fun of her “issues”.

      I guess it paid more.

  4. Alexandra says:

    She honestly looks close to 50. Hell, I’d play Lindsay Logan in this BK commercial. I have red hair, we can make this work.

    • SmellyCat says:

      That’s exactly what I was getting ready to post! She looks like 50 years old.

  5. Elisabeth says:

    she looks awful…what a waste

    • SnarkySnarkers says:

      She does! Did you guys watch the TMZ video Kaiser linked? You seriously need to! Not only is she attempting to speak in arabic but shes speaking with a british accent! Hahahahaha! This freaking girl.

      • qwerty says:

        I thought there would be more comments on the vid. It should have its own article.

  6. TeaAndSympathy says:

    How sad. Even her make up looks down-market. I wonder if there’ll ever be a possibility of another time in the sun for Lindsay?

  7. Kiki says:

    Ok, this actually sounds cheeseball but it is not exploitive, I think.

  8. manda says:

    I think that sounds pretty funny!!! However, it seems doubtful that a company would seek to glamorize smoking in any way, at least here in the states.

    People still use the expression “gob-smacked”?

  9. minx says:

    She’s only 29. 29! Her skin is ruined from booze, drugs, smoking and sun. Looks like her hairline is receding. It won’t be long before she won’t be able to find “sponsors” with any money; she’ll have to latch on to any skeevy guy.
    What a waste.

    • Ellen says:

      She is a good decade younger than me and looks at least fifteen years older than I am.

    • Michelle says:

      She is still partying and her appearance is the dead giveaway. She looks like a hardcore alcoholic.

    • Annie says:

      She’ll have to go for older guys. The older she gets, they older they will have to be. Right now she’s with guys in their 30’s and 40’s. Soon it’ll be guys in their 80’s. She’ll do what she has to.

    • TeaAndSympathy says:

      It’s hard to believe she’s only 29. My daughter is 6 months younger. My son was throwing a surprise birthday party for his girlfriend on Saturday. On our way there he rang his sister and asked her to pick up some vodka on the way. We went into the bottle-o, and when she want to pay for the vodka, she was asked for ID. She roared laughing, as the legal drinking and buying alcohol age is 18 here. It made her day, too.

      Thanks, everyone, for spelling out exactly how she manages to maintain this lavish lifestyle of hers. I really had not much of an idea. Ick, Ick and Ick.

  10. swack says:

    So I guess she’s back from her vacation elsewhere with her “friends”? Wasn’t she just somewhere in the Mediterranean partying? At some point this will all go away and then what?

  11. lily says:

    How can you smoke a chicken fry though a bong?

    • Zinjojo says:

      She would be lucky if weed was her drug of choice. It’s the hard stuff – coke, booze, cigarettes that have made her the mess she is (along with horrible parents and a lack of impulse control). If she had only been smoking pot all of these years, she’d probably be way less of a mess.

  12. doofus says:

    HOT. MESS.

  13. Ellen says:

    Keep dreaming of your Oscar, Linds. Burger King ad or no, you’re not getting one.

  14. Michelle says:

    The problem is that Lindsay still believes she is an actress that deserves to be taken seriously. Lindsay needs to accept those days are long gone and never coming back. She is no longer the kind of celebrity she wants to be, she will always be made a joke by anyone who wants to give her work and the public will never again take her seriously. Also, her claim that she is sober is proven to be BS by her puffy, bloated face. I watched the Lindsay 8 part documentary Oprah made and I really don’t think she wants to change or to get help. Her life is ridiculous. She has people dressing her, feeding her, waking her up in the morning. She is surrounded by teams of people who want to help her and she still refuses to comply. She was due at work and couldn’t be bothered to get out of bed. Bottom line is that she is an addict to the core and everything else is secondary to partying/the bottle/whatever else she is dependent on.

    Does anyone else find her life shockingly parallel to Dana Plato’s? Not good. I really don’t see good things for Lindsay’s future and it really is sad.

    • minx says:

      I don’t see good things either. If she’s this screwed up at 29 it’s only going to get worse when she is older and can’t find men to give her money.
      It’s only a matter of time.

      • Michelle says:

        “It’s only a matter of time.”

        You’re right, and it’s sad. Just like Amy Winehouse was, Lindsay is a time bomb.

    • Mia4S says:

      She still believes she is an actress that deserves to be taken seriously but she never wanted to put in the work! Forget even the acting part of it; could you see her now putting in hours with a dialect coach? A martial arts instructor? Learning archery or horseback riding? She was told as a child she was naturally talented. A star! She never learned how to struggle.

      Elizabeth Taylor was absolutely a spoiled brat on set…but that was after she was a massive star who brought in huge box office. When she did fail somehow she managed to pull it together and put in the work. Even saying that. Taylor’s age has come and gone.

      • Annie says:

        I truly believe she doesn’t care about acting anymore. I mean, please. All she cares about: partying, shopping, drugs, lavish life is already taken care of by someone else. She doesn’t have to be early, learn lines, be responsible, listen to producers. She doesn’t want to be an actress anymore. In her mind, this is the best deal ever.

      • Bob Loblaw says:

        You can’t compare her to Liz Taylor, Liz worked, a lot, and has many great performances to show for her hard work spanning her lifetime.

  15. Mia4S says:

    29? Less than a year to win that Oscar by 30 Lindsay! Wasn’t that a given a few years ago?

    Someday someone is going to write the real story of what went on. I want to be here to read it; horrifying and fascinating.

  16. SolitaryAngel says:

    Yikes. Those pics are *almost* enough to turn me off ice cream. She is covered in fingertip bruises isn’t she? There’s even one on her temple. smh Amy Winehouse is gone yet the Teflon Crackroach is still crawling around? Life ain’t fair… 🙁

  17. Elfie says:

    She’s got a bruise on the side of her head and inside her arm, she’s always covered in bruises. Courtesy of those Saudi ‘friends’ I presume. There’s a reason they’re paying her and not a much more attractive, high class escort, she will do and be subjected to things that no normal/non desperate person would agree to. The fact that it is a famous Westerner makes their humiliation games all the more appealing. They are not your friends Lindsay.

    • Belle Epoch says:

      I think ELFIE has it right.

      How do you get a bruise on your head? Never mind.

    • Tifygodess24 says:

      That bruise on her temple area lead me to some horrifying thoughts.

    • lucy2 says:

      She is always all bruised up. It’s sad, but at the same time, she’s had more opportunities to turn her life around and rebuild her career than anyone I can think of. The fact that she was even still offered a major chain commercials astounds me.

    • Michelle says:

      I had NO idea about her involvement with Saudi men, but after watching that video from TMZ I really fear for this girl’s future. What a sad existence, and I mean that sincerely. Lindsay’s life is such a classic case of shit parents who failed their kid. They threw her under the bus at a young age because they wanted a cash cow and coupled with her terrible genetics, she is an addict and a lost soul. Walking around with a Quran and speaking Arabic? This really isn’t going to end well. That video made me sad for her.

    • jwoolman says:

      I have to admit I often have a bunch of bruises, too, but it’s because I’m a clumsy (like Lindsay), very pale Irish type (like Lindsay) and seem to use up vitamin C pretty rapidly. Both my mother and her sister had the same easy bruising problem, and my mother miscarried twice after me. Probably we’re all in the capillary fragility category, more or less.

      If I take about one gram vitamin C or the ascorbate per day, those mysterious huge bruises pretty much vanish. Might work for Lindsay also.

      Anyway, there could be some benign reasons for Lindsay’s easy bruising.

    • Valois says:

      There are plenty of more attractive escorts who’d do anything.

  18. bettyrose says:

    She’s holding out for Carl’s Junior.

    • Size Does Matter says:

      Totally agree. Those Carl’s Jr commercials are kind of hot in an 80s hair band video sort of way. I don’t think you can ever come back from dressing up like a box of fried processed fast food chicken. She probably would have done it if they’d put her in a bikini instead.

    • Ellen says:

      I would say Hardee’s. Are they still around?

  19. lower-case deb says:

    the internet connection was so slow, and the first thing to see after it’s loaded was that picture of LiLo in the main page. i wasn’t ready :'(
    honestly. *sigh*

  20. Betti says:

    I want to snark but this is a sad situation – she is deluded and in a situation when she is being used and abused by wealthy men who pay for her lifestyle and to support her family (Dina get a job).

    She is deluded as she thinks she’s Elizabeth Taylor – going from rich man to rich man.

    This will only end badly for her – she will be lucky to see 40 the way she is going.

  21. Talie says:

    Watch, she’ll marry some minor Saudi prince and we’ll see her mom on CNN a year from now begging the gov to rescue her.

    • kai says:

      I can totally see this happening!

    • Elfie says:

      They’ll do to her what they pay her for but no way would they take her as a wife. She is viewed as a lump of meat to be degraded by her johns, they’re not beating on her and doing god knows what out of any sense of affection or respect. She’ll stay their sex toy/punchbag/toilet until they find another western celebrity prepared to be abused for money or until she dies. I don’t see her finding alternative employment ever again.

    • BearcatLawyer says:

      I am sure Kelly Rutherford will step up and help too since she understands international child abduction so well!

  22. Nemo says:

    I’m a few days older than her, and yet, she looks so much older than me. and it’s not (only) because of genetics, she abused her body soooo much…


    From a glance at the photos, I thought she was Caitlin Jenner. I feel the need to apologize to Caitlin Jenner.

  24. Tacos and TV says:

    Wow… she looks a mess. Seriously.

  25. Lynnie says:

    I’m kinda new to celebrity gossip in general, so this Lindsey escort situation is a shock. Does anyone have links with more information?

  26. Pegasus says:

    She was cool w/ softcore p0rn but BK is is where she draws the line?

  27. WinonaRyder says:

    I think the reason she turned down the BK job is because she would have had to pay taxes. Something she doesn’t need to do as a grubby escort.

    She’s never going to change, and nobody actually cares about her nowadays.

  28. Bread and Circuses says:

    She’s lost some weight. That’s usually a sign she’s been taking it easy on the drugs and alcohol. She also hasn’t broken the law recently. Keep up the good work, Lindsay.

    And best of luck with your, ahem, post-acting career.

    • KellyBee says:

      I’m sorry but I have to laugh at this amount of delusion in this commet.

      Lindsay face is very bloating, she has bruises on her all over her arms and head, her skin is an unhealthy color thats not due to a tan and there’s still tons of pictures online of her being down drunk.

      You think she improving?

      • Bread and Circuses says:

        No, I don’t think she’s improving.

        But in these photos, she is thinner than she has been in the past–even the recent past. It’s like after she got out of rehab, she looked a little better. It didn’t take her long to screw that up, of course…

  29. jwoolman says:

    I’ve heard from carnivore reviewers that Burger King has really gone downhill. The script for the proposed commercial might have been the final nail in the burger coffin…. They really thought that would sell food?!?

    Can’t say I blame Lindsay for turning it down, though. It does sound humiliating. She’s not a good enough actress to rescue it, so it would have been just sad.

    I am impressed that she’s trying to learn Arabic, even though the real reason may be depressing. Her memory is so bad now, it must be difficult. But she’s getting some mental exercise, and that’s good. Wish I were sure her Saudi friends were just friends, though. Way unlikely, I’m afraid.

    • Katy says:

      I think the only reason she is learning Arabic is because her sugar daddies have promised her a raise if she learns to say “f*** me in Arabic….. among other assorted phrases.

  30. SmellyCat says:

    Burger King should give Leann Rimes a call. She looks very similar to Lohan and could use the work.

  31. lila fowler says:

    Her acting career is finished. The only work she can presumably get are fast food commercials and hooking. I guess hooking pays better. From the looks of her instagram, she at least gets to travel. (But at what price?) She is so used up and at such a young age, too. Sad.

  32. guest says:

    I am 60 and I honestly look younger than her. Nothing about her looks is right anymore. So glad I live on a farm and am not in the hollyweird culture. So thankful every day for my normal life.

  33. iheartgossip says:

    She is a rough looking 42 year old. Shesh!

  34. Tracy says:

    At least her lips finally look normal, she said helpfully.

  35. Zombie Shortcake says:

    I first read “Untitled Talent” as “Untalented Talent.”

  36. Tough Cookie says:

    All day long all I can think of is the old Burger King commercial “It takes two hands to handle a Whopper…” and I cannot turn it OFF.

  37. serena says:

    29 going 50.. she looks so.. rough.

  38. Cara says:

    I hope there is a special ring in hell reserved for Dina Lohan. She really did a number on her kids. And Lindsay was just too lazy and entitled to work hard and pull herself out of the moral cesspool she was raised in.