What the Hell Happened to Lindsay Lohan?

lindsay Lohan 2013

Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan isn’t just a train wreck.  She is a train that is perpetually wrecking.  It’s as though someone keeps rewinding the tape and replaying the same disaster over and over and over again.  The situation has gone from sad to funny and back again more times than I can count.  It’s hard to remember, but just ten years ago Lohan was the most promising actress in Hollywood.  She seemed poised for greatness.  On screen, she had a talent and composure beyond her years.  In reality, she was ill-equipped to deal with the pressures of her life.  Her public melt-down is in danger of lasting longer than her career.

What the hell happened?

Lindsay was the oldest of four children all of whom have been pushed into, I mean chosen a life in show business.  By now, most people are familiar with Lohan’s loving parents,  Dina and Michael Douglas Lohan, Sr.  Dina is known to have brought camera crews to film her visiting her daughter in rehab.  She also claims to be a former Rockette despite that no one at Radio City has any record of the claim.  Michael was a former Wall Street trader who was convicted of criminal contempt of court and sentenced to three years.  Since then, he’s been consistently in trouble with the law and in and out of rehab.  Guess that apple didn’t fall far from the tree.

It would be charitable to say that the Lohan clan is lead by deeply flawed people.  For now, I will leave it at that.

lohan - child model

Lindsay Lohan – child model

Lindsay Lohan signed with the Ford Modeling Agency at the age of three.  How does a three-year-old sign a contract anyway?  My four-year-old can write her first name.  But something tells me that’s not legally binding.  I feel terribly guilty when I drop her off at daycare some times.  But her parents seemed okay with the head-trip of signing a contract with a modeling agency for their three-year-old.  Different parenting styles, I guess.

Lindsay Lohan and Mischa Barton

Lindsay Lohan – child model

Here she is with a young Misha Barton in an ad for a clothing company called Caravan.

Lohan - Abercrombie Kids

Lindsay Lohan – child model

Here she is in an ad for Abercrombie Kids at age 12.  I wonder how the two kids she has in a headlock are doing today?

lohan - calvin klein

Lindsay Lohan – child model

And here’s Lohan’s serious face in an ad for Calvin Klein.

Lohan also appeared in tons of TV commercials like this grape J-ello commercial starring Bill Cosby:

Next: The Parent Trap and Freaky Friday

Posted on June 23, 2013, in Movies, What the Hell Happened?, WTHH Actress and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 347 Comments.

  1. Lindsay Lohan’s tweet of “Why is everyone in such a panic about a hurricane (I’m calling it Sally)? Stop projecting negativity! Think positive and pray for peace” makes WatchMojo’s list of Another Top 10 Dumb Things Said by Celebrities


  2. The 411 Douchebag of the Week: Lindsay Lohan:

    This week, the 411 Douchebag of the Week goes to Lindsay Lohan, for failing to complete her community service despite having years to complete it. Yes. Years.

    According to various reports, actress Lohan has only officially completed around 10 hours of her 125 hour community service sentence from her 2012 car crash in Santa Monica, California. You would think that Lohan, who hasn’t been a respected actor in over a decade, would have wanted to get her community service completed as soon as possible so she could, you know, get it out of the way. But, no, Lohan has deliberately skirted her responsibilities and now there’s a chance that if she doesn’t complete her full 125 hour requirement by May 28th she will be sent to jail. And you know what that means? Endless media speculation about what will happen to her in jail and how long she’ll actually spend in jail. Round the clock expert analysis of what really happens when celebrities are sent to jail followed by video packages of every modern celebrity that has done time. And then more expert analysis followed by complaints about the news media focusing on celebrity gossip nonsense instead of real news. Does anyone really want any of that?

    Of course not. So why the hell didn’t Lohan complete her community service as soon as possible? Stupidity? Possibly. A large sense of celebrity entitlement? More than likely. She is famous, and fame tends to make celebrities believe that they are above everything, including the law. And since she is “important” in that way perhaps there’s an expectation that, even with stern warnings from various judges, that, in the end, nothing will really happen to her. Community service requirements are for poor people, regular people, not important celebrities like Lindsay Lohan. She used to be in movies. She also did Playboy that one time. She’s a cultural icon. You don’t put icons in jail even if they screw up their lives and violate the law. You just don’t.

    Lindsay Lohan should go to jail if she doesn’t complete her community service requirement. And she should be forced to complete the full stretch of her sentence, whatever the hell it ends up being. And then maybe she’ll figure out that she needs to fix her life. She probably won’t since, as I said last issue, no one ever learns anything, but it should happen anyway. You know, there’s always a chance, even with super entitled celebrities, that Lindsay Lohan will figure her life out.

    It also would be nice if Lohan’s mother and father stopped being enabling douchebags and figured out their own f***ing lives, but one thing at a time. Maybe if they see their daughter turn her life around they’ll make an effort for their own lives.

    And then Lindsay Lohan can go back to being an actress, get out of the scandal sheet tabloid gossip press, and we’ll never have to hear about any of this shit ever again. I think that’s a goal we can all get behind, right?

    Who is with me on this? Everyone, right?


  3. 10 Actors Whose Craziness Got Them Kicked Out Of Hollywood:

    Lindsay Lohan

    There are presumably very few human beings with even a passing interest in the cinematic medium who are not aware of the decline of one Lindsay Lohan, former child actress who slowly revealed herself to be something of a basket case.

    As if countless on-set tantrums, fights and disputes weren’t enough, Lohan also fell into drugs and alcohol in her late teens and she’s yet to recover.

    And now that her reputation is forever cemented as that of “nut-job,” nobody in Hollywood wants to work with her, and she’s forced to take cameo appearances in movies like Scary Movie 5 to get by. Even when Lindsay seems to be “getting better,” it takes only a few weeks before she’s scraping the bottom of the barrel all over again. Sad, really.


    • Re: Sad she destroyed her career


      Indeed it is. She made a great come back in her teens after The Parent Trap, from 2002-2005. Then, she tried the indie route from 2005-2007, for which she got to work with Hollywood greats like Streep and Leto. Her flame blew out in the summer of 2007. I remember that time so vividly. She did everything to screw up the promotion of Georgia Rule, which starred two other greats, (Jane Fonda and Felicity Huffman). And then she was in trouble right when I Know Who Killed Me was being released, therefore, not doing any promotion. The Simpson’s movie dominated the box office, and IKWKM tanked hard.

      She had Ugly Betty and Labor Pains in 2008-2009. Her role in Machete was to be her sultry return to mainstream films, but she went and violated probation after the MTV VMAs. Her marketing photos were removed. Then she got out of rehab to then streal a necklace.

      2012 was the last of her trying to win over the public. She failed with The Canyons, Scary Movie 5 and Liz & Dick. The hosting gig on SNL was cringe inducing. Then she showed her ass on Oprah’s docu-series. Her stint on 2 Broke Girls and Anger Management weren’t met with praise. And she was flamed by the cast of Glee for her cameo appearance in 2012.


  4. How Quickly Can You Fall From Highest Paid Teen Star to Soft-Core Porn?


    In 1992, I ran across a straight-to-Cinemax movie called Blown Away late one night. To say it was “awful” would be an insult to the word, which deserves better than to be associated with an erotic thriller that includes one of the most comically heinous motorcycle explosions you’d ever have the displeasure of watching (it turns out, the entire film is on YouTube, and you can watch the motorcycle bomb explode around the 1:04 mark).

    If you’re a 80s/90s kid, you might also find fast-forwarding to all the naughty bits much more convenient on YouTube than on your shitty VCR.

    What’s remarkable to me about Blown Away is not how miserably terrible it is, but who stars in it: The two most popular and highest paid teen stars of the 1980s, Corey Haim and Corey Feldman, as well as Nicole Eggert, a teen star in her own right for playing the rebellious daughter in the clean-cut syndicated sitcom Charles in Charge with Scott Baio.

    And the thing is, none of these actors were far removed from their peaks when Blown Away came around. Charles in Charge ended in 1990. The Coreys much publicized partnership didn’t even begin until 1988’s License to Drive, and they’d also starred in the body-switching comedy Dream a Little Dream the year after.

    But even without today’s intense media scrutiny, both Coreys had managed to fall faster than Lindsay Lohan, whose descent began with 2005’s Herbie Fully Loaded and didn’t hit the soft-core porn bottom until 2013’s Canyons.

    Eggert managed to pull out of the nosedive to some degree by landing on Baywatch, but the Haim/Feldman fall was catastrophic. In Hollywood terms, it was practically overnight. They’d gone from the cover of Teen Beat to taking turns badly fucking Nicole Eggert in a straight to late-night cable movie. The Coreys were 21, and their best days were already behind them, and they’d managed to do this without the benefit of Twitter or TMZ.

    How does that happen so fast? Drugs, of course, not that I had to tell any of you that. In fact, during filming of Blown Away, Corey Haim spent his nights with then girlfriend Nicole Eggert hooked to an IV in a hospital to battle withdrawal pains. Haim never beat that drug addiction, either. Within four years of Blown Away’s release, he had to be fired from a job by his own best friend, Corey Feldman. That same year, he went broke, filing for bankruptcy the next year. Ultimately, after 15 stints in rehab, a few arrests, a number of comeback attempts, unwanted sequels, and a celebreality show with Feldman, Haim died in 2010.

    That tragedy, sadly, makes it more difficult to make fun of the scene in which Eggert shoots Feldman in the back right after Haim catches Feldman and Eggert’s characters having sex. “That’s an amazing penis,” Haim says, before revealing that he knew his half-brother had planted a bomb in his car out of jealousy, and that Eggert’s character had masterminded the entire scheme. Haim’s character was the only one of the three to survive the film. Sadly, the same cannot be said of the actor, a man with so much early promise, all lost to addiction.


    • The Canyons was very far from soft core porn.


      • Oh by the way, Corey Feldman didn’t take to kindly to me forwarding him this article:


      • 8 Child Actors Who We Wish Had Stayed Kids:

        Lindsay Lohan

        The life of Lindsay Lohan is probably the platonic ideal of the “child star goes bad” story. As an adorable redhead child, Lohan moved from commercials to TV soaps and on to movies, impressing people with her precocious talent along the way. Her breakthrough film role was as twins Hallie and Annie in The Parent Trap, after which she seemed set for huge things. She followed it up with a fun turn in Freaky Friday opposite Jamie Lee Curtis and then became a household name following her starring role in Mean Girls. Then…she grew up.

        After the peaks of her early and teenage years, Lohan has suffered from some pretty major lows. DUIs, stints in rehab, extensive substance abuse and very public break-ups became pretty much all you heard about her, though she was also managing the occasional acting role. She eventually lost the support of major studios and these days her once promising career seems to have come to nothing. In 2013, she starred in The Canyons, a small-budget film, for a fee of $100 a day and the main story coming out of that project was that she’s impossible to work with. It’s a pretty sad tale all round, so is it so crazy to wish she’d stayed cheerful and cherubic forever?


  5. Top 10 Reasons Child Stars Go Crazy

    Fame, wealth and complete madness are just a few things that can affect who you ultimately become. Join http://www.WatchMojo.com as we count down our picks for the Top 10 Reasons Child Stars Go Crazy.


  6. Michael Lohan, Kate Major: CPS takes the kids


    Michael Lohan and Kate Major had their kids taken away last week … TMZ has learned.

    Sources familiar with the situation tell us, the Florida Dept. of Children and Families (DCF) sent social workers to Kate’s apartment in Boca Raton Wednesday after obtaining a video of some sort of extreme argument Michael and Kate were having in front of 2-year-old Landon and 10-month-old Logan.

    We’re told DCF told Kate they were taking the kids temporarily until a responsible family member could take temporary custody. We’re told the kids were put in foster care overnight.

    Our sources say Michael’s mother flew from Long Island immediately and the kids were taken to Michael’s home Thursday under the guardianship of grandma.

    We’re told Michael and Kate can both see the kids, but only in grandma’s presence.
    It doesn’t sound all that peaceful … we’re told 911 was called to Kate’s apartment after Kate claimed Michael was banging on her door.

    There’s a hearing scheduled Tuesday in family court to go over the video and the plan.


  7. How Lindsay Lohan’s Sharon Tate Homage Shows The Unsavory Side Of Social Media


    Famed serial killer Charles Manson turned 81 years old on Thursday, and chronically troubled actress Lindsay Lohan chose to celebrate the occasion in an inauspicious way. The night began like many other Lohan evenings in London. The social media addict got all gussied up and snapped an Instagram photo for her audience. As Lohan’s lack of judgment would have it, she happened to be dressed up as Manson victim Sharon Tate. Is this a leftover Halloween photo, or did Lohan realize what she was doing? Planning such an outfit requires forethought, and she took care to label her image with an “I LOVE SHARON TATE.”

    Lohan’s Photoshop addiction may also be at work in this image. The curtains look a little “off” in the background, although this isn’t as egregious of an effort as Lohan’s other digital manipulations. The real issue here is the Manson homage. Lohan’s Instagram commenters reacted by labeling her as “officially a hopeless loser” and “a disgusting trashbag.” Some credit goes to Lohan for not letting comments bother her, but she may not even read them.


  8. 10 Biggest Disney Star Scandals


    Lindsay Lohan

    Poor Lindsay. This former Disney star has sure had her share of scandal over the years! With her DUI and probation violations, this Mean Girls star racked up six mug shots between 2007-2013! Lindsay has spent three stints in rehab for substance abuse, which have caused her to lose movie deals, and she has subsequently moved to the small screen. In 2014, the Oprah Winfrey Network launched a documentary series called Lindsay that filmed Lindsay’s recovery and attempt to piece her life back together after the struggles in her personal life and career. The show was met with mixed critical reception and ran for a total of eight episodes. Lindsay has since moved to stage acting…


  9. Dennis Quaid looks back on “The Parent Trap” and Lindsay Lohan https://t.co/ko5CJXEt3T


  10. Re: Celebs with HIV or serious STD’s tea?


    This Charlie Sheen story opened the door for a lot of speculating, especially about LL. Some years ago when she was having financial hardships, Sheen publicly offered her money, which she took. Both of them were heavy drug users, so the possibility of unprotected intercourse was very high. LL surprisingly outed herself by releasing names of all/some of the men she slept with. IIRC, the numbers were in the high thirties. Never understood why a woman would spill her own beans in such a way….but now, the possibilities are shocking. If you have HIV/AIDS, you are suppose to notify your partners so they could be tested. Which would explain her reason for sitting down to make a list of her conquests, and why she looks horrible. That list was full of popular actors/entertainers. Most of those men are in relationships or married. This story is so far reaching, if it’s true and she does have it, the people she could’ve passed it to and they could’ve passed it to (if they didn’t already have it) are numerous.


  11. @lindsaylohan is a bikini-clad babe in her saucy new photo shoot http://peoplem.ag/B8uvGzw


  12. This is so fetch. Lindsay Lohan returns to the mic with Duran Duran.



  13. She starred in our favorite movies like The Parent Trap, Mean Girls and Freaky Friday. Is it time for Lindsay Lohan to make a comeback?


    • 9 Celebrities Who Ruined Their Careers


      Lindsay Lohan

      Lindsay Lohan had a bright future ahead of her before her lifestyle decisions got in the way. She got her start as a child star in The Parent Trap and other flicks like Freaky Friday and Mean Girls, but all of her success came crashing down when Lindsay’s behavior seemed to spiral out of control. Her issues with drinking and drugs came to the forefront with several notable public arrests and rehab stints as well as firings from various sets. In attempt to regain popularity Lindsay was given her own documentary series on OWN, but the show was a flop and plans for a second season were cancelled. As of May 2015, Lindsay completed her probation for her reckless driving in 2012. Perhaps 2016 will give the thirty-year-old a fresh start.


      • Difficult actors – Page 15


        Jay Thomas worked with Lindsay Lohan on some low-rent thing – he explained in an interview that the insurance for Lohan was out of control because of her criminal history and it was impossible for the producers to turn a profit, even though having a big B-list star doing DTV is usually easy money.


      • 10 Absolute Worst Flops In Movie History


        I Know Who Killed Me (2007)

        When schoolgirl Aubrey disappears, her parents and the police assume she’s been abducted by the killer of one of her classmates, but when a lookalike named Dakota is found by a motorist, everyone believes she’s the missing girl. Are they mistaken, or are Aubrey and Dakota the same person? It’s an intriguing set-up, but it was never going to work – both girls are played by Lindsay Lohan.

        In between parental spats, DUI arrests and stints in rehab, Lohan’s party-girl image caused studio executives to publicly rebuke the star, whose name was becoming a punchline in the tabloids and on TV talk shows. Things got worse when the grosses for I Know Who Killed Me came in.

        Released when the summer blockbusters were still in theaters, takings fell off by 64% after its first week, then by 87% the following week, resulting in a total domestic take of $7,498,716 on a $12m budget. Even in its opening weekend, it had only averaged $2,656 per screen, which coupled with bad word of mouth and poor reviews meant there wouldn’t be too many high profile movie roles in Lohan’s future.


  14. Ali Lohan calls out Jennifer Lawrence for dissing her big sister Lindsay: https://t.co/cGnSFcwQiQ


  15. Lindsay Lohan and Mel Gibson on WatchMojo’s Top 10 Celebrity Meltdowns


  16. Lindsay Lohan berates black bartender at Manhattan bar


    Lindsay Lohan’s crazed ways have once again landed the troubled starlet in hot water, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned. According to multiple sources, cops were called to a Manhattan bar Friday night following a bizarre incident in which the Mean Girls actress spat in the face of a man and made a series of “racist” remarks.


  17. Lindsay Lohan and Mel Gibson on WatchMojo’s Top 10 Scandalous Celebrity DUIs


  18. Examples of how being a Disney star ruins your life


    Being a Disney star seems pretty cool: you’ll get rich enough to retire by 21 if you wanted, you’d be famous, and you’d get invited to exclusive parties. It all sounds like a sweet deal. That is, until things start to sour. So many stars began their careers with the House of Mouse, but not everyone emerged without scars. For every Justin Timberlake, there’s a Shia LaBeouf. For every Hilary Duff, there’s a Lindsay Lohan. Everyone reacts to fame at a young age differently. Here are the craziest ways Disney stardom can affect even the most seemingly stable celebrities.


    • 12 Most Shocking Disney Star Transformations


      Lindsay Lohan

      There is no other Disney star that has fallen so far from grace! The child-star was the ‘It’ girl when she starred in teen cult classics like Mean Girls, but between 2007-2013 she racked up 6 mug shots and some epically awful press! Lindsay spent 3 stints in rehab for substance abuse and her erratic behavior lost her countless movies deals and solidified her position on the D-list! In 2014, the Oprah Winfrey Network launched a docu-series called Lindsay that featured the troubled star, but after mixed critical reception, the show ended after 8 episodes. Lindsay has since moved to stage acting. Sad days.


  19. Name Some Of The Worst Hollywood Collapses


    I agree with the posters who said Lindsay Lohan. She really is the quintessential collapse story. She went from breakthrough A-list actress in 2004 to doing sleazy torture porn thrillers in 2007. In just nine years, she went from making 7.5 million a picture to doing a reality show on the Oprah Winfrey network.


    reply 331 Last Friday at 1:22 PM


    • She WAS on a reality show, [R337]. In 2014. She can’t even get that now. The biggest revelation from that show that killed her career officially was that she wasn’t some tortured, troubled addict but an inconsiderate, self-obsessed a**hole who’s also an addict. When people realized that, the sad Lindsay stories were retired from the media.


      reply 339 Last Friday at 1:30 PM


  20. What celebrity’s career never recovered after a controversial incident?

    Lohan will find it harder to come back than Downey. She jacked herself up physically and in Hollywood there’s no coming back from that.

    Downey was still a good looking, charismatic dude once he was clean.
    Lohan’s a pain in the ass to be around and her plastic surgery makes her look like an aging porn star.


  21. Lindsay Lohan’s Dubsmash Of A Scene From ‘The Parent Trap’ May Short Circuit Your Brain



  22. Cast Of Freaky Friday: How Much Are They Worth Now?

    Back in 2003, Disney remade the 1976 film Freaky Friday with a slew of young and veteran stars. Lindsay Lohan, who was quickly becoming one of the generations biggest stars, took on the lead role while Jamie Lee Curtis starred as her mother. In the film, their souls switch bodies, leading to hilarious and emotional situations. A lot has changed, in ways both good and bad, in the 13 years since the film came out for many of the stars, and it still remains a bright spot in the otherwise sporadic and turbulent career of Lohan. All these years later, check out how much the cast of Freaky Friday is worth now.


    Lindsay Lohan

    Estimated Net Worth: $500 Thousand. For a short period of time, Lindsay Lohan was one of the brightest young stars in the industry after beginning her career as a child model and actor with her starring role in Disney’s remake of The Parent Trap. Freaky Friday was one of her next major roles, but things really took off for her popularity after she starred in 2004’s Mean Girls. She then had roles in Herbie Fully Loaded, Just My Luck and Georgia Rule, but unfortunately the lure of the party life seemed to influence Lohan too much and her career got derailed after multiple arrests for DUIs. In 2011, she agreed to a $1 million contract with Playboy to appear nude after coming close to bankruptcy, while the IRS also took over her bank accounts to pay back the $233,000 she owed in unpaid federal back taxes. Although she earned a reported $2 million for her series with Oprah Winfrey, most of it went towards paying back taxes, as well as rehab fees and, even though she seems to have turned her life around and has stayed away from the spotlight, she only has a reported net worth of $500 thousand.


  23. Nah, she was given soooo many chances to turn it around. Her court cases were always being thrown out. Her probation was extended so she could do her community service. Her last 5 movies were supposed to be her big comeback. She was given every chance to succeed but just threw it in everyone’s faces.

    Off topic but I feel like Jennifer Lawrence was Hollywood’s answer to Lindsay Lohan. Lindsay was THE golden girl. No one had anything bad to say about her. She had her pick of parts, she was at every show, she covered every magazine and every interview she did was the top story. Unfortunately, she was determined to make the world burn down around her. Right as she started fading out of the spotlight, Jennifer pops up out of nowhere.

    Sure, they can both act and they are both pretty. They were both marketed as golden girls. But if you think about it, Jennifer’s movies aren’t that great. She’s generic at best. Her whole personality is her putting her foot in her mouth. She has f***ed up multiple times but it gets swept under the rug because she’s the new golden girl that Lindsay once was.

    Now she’s fading out and someone younger is probably going to take her place. She may not have a drug problem like Lindsay but maybe the world will think twice when she does something like make fun of another actor for having severe mental illness. There is some sweet, pretty, 20 year old girl with some kind of down home accent who’s movie will be coming out this Summer that will dethrone Jennifer. I don’t know who but it is time. People are getting sick of her so it’s time to bring out the new golden girl.


  24. 15 Actors In Desperate Need Of A Box Office Hit



    It’s easy to forget these days, but Lindsay Lohan was once a promising newcomer. Her starring role in the remakes of The Parent Trap and Freaky Friday were an excellent start to what could have been a great career, and she followed up with such hits as Mean Girls and Herbie: Fully Loaded. Combined with a couple of pop albums, and it seemed like nothing could go wrong for LiLo.

    And then things got weird. Lindsay was twice arrested for DUI, checked into rehab no less than three times, and otherwise torpedoed her own career with her bad behavior and even worse movies. I Know Who Killed Me is classic snark-bait, and she squandered the goodwill she earned in Machete with terrible reviews for her performance as Elizabeth Taylor in the Lifetime Original Movie, Liz & Dick.

    She had small roles in the “comedies” Scary Movie V and InAppropriate Comedy, but Lindsay, we’re sorry to report, is officially a has-been. That being said, we wouldn’t rule out some sort of comeback, and we’d love to see her prove herself to the critics and audiences who’ve long dismissed her. Maybe, if Jamie Lee Curtis is game to return, they can get together and make another Freaky Friday movie!


  25. You guys, Lindsay Lohan is reportedly engaged http://bzfd.it/1RSbBwS


  26. Blind Items Revealed #6


    November 21, 2014

    She might be off the drugs and booze for now, but this former B+ list mostly movie actress turned train wreck still chain smokes and always sounds like she is trying to catch her breath. Someone who saw her outside the other day in daylight says she looks 45 or 50 and the only movie roles she is going to get are as a mom who is a recovering drug addict.

    Lindsay Lohan


  27. ‘I’m a very spiritual person’: Lindsay Lohan confirms she’s considering converting to Islam… but hasn’t finished reading the Koran



  28. 9 Directors Who Publicly Dissed Their Actors


    Any Director and Lindsay Lohan

    Alright, so “any director” may be an unfair statement, but Ms. Lohan has certainly not developed a good name for herself in the world of show biz! Director Paul Schrader took a huge risk when he cast Lindsay in The Canyons, and that risk unfortunately did not pay off. He did, however, let a reporter from the New York Times document everything that happened on and off set. While Lindsay was only making $100 a day for the production, this did not stop her from acting erratically, holding up the show or from making irrational demands. It’s been said that she forced Schrader to strip naked in front of the cast and crew before she would film a love scene. When asked if he’d ever cast her in something again, the director dissed, “If it doesn’t involved a co-star, she would be perfect for it.” Ouch!


  29. Lindsay Lohan on WatchMojo’s Top 10 Celebrity Crybabies


  30. Film / Deader Than Disco – TV Tropes


    Lindsay Lohan had a decent start to her film career with the Disney remakes of The Parent Trap and Freaky Friday (2003), and seemed poised to transition well to young adult stardom with well-received turns in Mean Girls and A Prairie Home Companion. She even managed to carve out a decent career for herself in music with her album Speak, which went platinum. Immediately afterwards however, her reputation fell hard and fast thanks to drug addiction (which has undeniably done quite the number on her looks) and numerous troublesome brushes with the law (including several DUI arrests and shoplifting charges; the blatant disrespect she showed to a judge only hurt matters), as well as a publicized letter that came out during the making of Georgia Rule in which the studio head called her out on frequently showing up late to the set and false claims of illness due to heavily partying the night before. Her subsequent performances in movies like Bobby and Chapter 27 were written off as decent, but not really memorable, and reports of her unprofessional behavior and unreliability made studios and directors wary of casting her in anything and she was deemed “uninsurable”. After seeming to hit rock bottom with the universally panned I Know Who Killed Me, Lohan went through rehab and publicly stated that she let success go to her head and she would try to maintain a better public image from then on. She tried to build her career back up by dabbling in TV, first with a recurring role on Ugly Betty but that fell through when reports surfaced claiming that she acted like such a diva on the set to the point where the story-line was heavily rewritten just to get rid of her (though there are conflicting reports that said she left the show due to Creative Differences over the way her character was handled). She then starred in the ABC Family channel TV movie Labor Pains, which was another flop to be added to the list. In 2012, she appeared on Saturday Night Live, and though many watched the episode, critics gave mixed-to-negative reviews, noting that she didn’t play a big role in the sketches. Her attempted comeback in the role of Elizabeth Taylor in the Lifetime channel TV movie Liz and Dick that same year was also poorly received. She was then cast in the low budget “erotic thriller” The Canyons alongside porn actor James Deen, which was similarly fraught with behind-the-scenes trouble courtesy of her. Probably the biggest nail in the coffin however was when her show on the Oprah Winfrey Network, Lindsay, which followed her as she tried to get her life and career back on track, suffered through mediocre ratings and Lohan’s claims of having suffered a miscarriage (widely believed to be a lie and a grab for attention) made the network pull the plug. Nowadays, besides her appearances on the tabloids and other “trashy” celebrity news sites, Lindsay Lohan is widely considered to be one of the greatest examples of the cautionary tale, if not the ultimate snarky punchline, for Former Child Stars everywhere. Any chances at a Career Resurrection remain slim next to nonexistent meanwhile, as numerous other actresses that are widely considered to be prettier and more talented (and more professional) than her have arisen to fill the void left by her squandered career.


  31. 16 Biggest Child Stars of the 1990s



    Lindsay Lohan’s ups and downs are well-documented, but in the late ‘90s, she looked poised to make a splash as a big name. And despite the troubles that have led to her current stock falling low among film makers, she did indeed make an impact in her early years.

    It all started with some modeling work for various advertisers, a role in the soap opera Another World, and finally making her film debut in The Parent Trap. As the ‘90s drew to a close, Lohan looked like someone who could have a lasting role in the spotlight. For a while she certainly did, being featured in the 2003 remake of Freaky Friday, and of course, her most prolific role as the star of Mean Girls.

    Lohan continues to act and appear in movies to this day, but her legal and drug troubles have undoubtedly diminished her influence. Regardless, Lohan is still young and finally seems to have a handle on her troubles, so it would be great to see the former child star have a renaissance period from her promising early years.


  32. 15 Movies That Would Have Been Better Rated R


    Nobody saw Mean Girls coming. The mega-hit — starring rising starlet Lindsay Lohan as well as other future stars like Rachel McAdams and Amanda Seyfried, among others — was a bolt out of the blue. Tina Fey originally wrote it as an R-rated love letter to the teen-sex comedies of the 1980s, and several scenes in the movie still hint towards this. When Lindsay Lohan was cast, the movie was retooled towards a PG-13 rating, in part to her then squeaky-clean image as a wholesome all-American girl.

    Some scenes had to be dubbed over, or changed altogether to reflect the rating. One scene originally had Regina (McAdams) topless and having her breasts fondled by Aaron (Jonathan Bennett). This scene was watered down to them simply kissing. Another scene originally had Karen (Seyfried) topless while giving a weather report (due to her belief that her breasts could predict the weather). Other scenes were merely dubbed over, with lines like “Have you had your cherry popped?” replaced with “Have you had your muffin buttered?” which explains why in certain scenes actors’ lip movements don’t correspond with their voices.

    While the PG-13 rating didn’t hurt the critical or commercial appeal of Mean Girls, a sexier, more in-your-face version could have been at least equally appealing.


  33. Lohan’s lawsuit against E-Trade makes WatchMojo’s list of Top 10 Crazy Celebrity Lawsuits


  34. I always thought that Lindsay Lohan in her prime, was one of the most beautiful actresses in hollywood.. especially in her ” that girl” music video.. I think that she had a certain kind of rare charisma that has unfortunately been lost due to her years of self abuse


  35. Lindsay Lohan Is Writing A Book


    The actress will be sharing her personal struggles and guidance on how to overcome obstacles in life.


  36. Wonder why there are hardly any Lindsays anymore? Thank Lohan for turning her name toxic https://t.co/xgq8a61tfq


  37. Batman Forever… on your stereo


    By 1995 the Batman movie franchise was on life support. Although Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman was well received by both critics and audiences, 1992’s Batman Returns proved divisive. The movie still did well, but in comparison to its zeitgeist-defining predecessor it was less successful by every metric, pulling in “only” $266 million at the worldwide box office, next to the original’s $411 million. This disappointing performance was generally laid at Burton’s feet. The sequel was strangely both too dark and too campy, more explicit in terms of both sex and violence than the original, and even less concerned with paying lip service to the source material.

    A reset was in order. Neither Burton nor Warner Bros. were interested in returning for another sequel together. There was resistance to the idea of even making another Batman movie. But there were many at Warner Bros. who still believed in Batman, or at least, they believed in Batman’s ability to sell toys. Sewer mutant Penguin and BDSM Catwoman notwithstanding, it was believed that there was still room in the world for a movie that could present a more family-friendly version of Batman to the world at large, the better to sell toys and Happy Meals.

    The man chosen to direct the third Batman film was Joel Schumacher, a journeyman director then on something of a roll, coming fresh off a series of relatively inexpensive mid-budget films that performed well both critically and commercially: 1994’s John Grisham adaptation The Client, 1993’s Falling Down, 1991’s Dying Young, and 1990’s Flatliners all made considerable returns on their relatively small investments. His early career as a director was defined by hits like Brat Pack drama St. Elmo’s Fire and the enduring teen-vampire saga The Lost Boys. Schumacher was far from a temperamental auteur. With experience working in a wide variety of commercial genres, he was a smart choice for a company searching for a more pliable, versatile, and consistent figure than the brooding Burton.

    The results succeeded better than they could have expected. While still not approaching the commercial heights of Burton’s first, Schumacher’s entry was nevertheless domestically the second-highest grossing film of 1995, coming in just behind Toy Story. However, it is inarguable that despite its success Batman Forever has left the smallest footprint of the first four modern Batman films. Burton’s two entries remain popular, and Schumacher’s time on the series is often dismissed with reference to the reviled Batman & Robin, which amplified Batman Forever’s already toyetic atmosphere to ludicrous extremes. And while a few brave souls in the last 20 years have dared to suggest that the audaciously weird Batman & Robin may deserve a more nuanced reevaluation, there has been no similar call to rediscover the deeply mediocre Forever.

    To be blunt, Batman Forever is not an overlooked gem. Many massively popular movies effectively disappear after having left little impact on the world, and it’s to be expected that in the history of blockbuster filmmaking there are a lot more examples of fleetingly popular films, such as Batman Forever, than genuine classics, such as Toy Story. It’s interesting inasmuch as it’s a weird and not completely on-model Batman film, offering in its own way as liberal an interpretation of the central character as Burton’s previous entry did for Batman’s second- and third-most popular villains. But what is most striking about Batman Forever after 21 years is the degree to which it reflects the era it was made. Both of Burton’s films—as with much of Burton’s work—feel untethered in time, contemporary in some superficial ways but otherwise timeless. Batman Forever, on the other hand, has Jim Carrey in a spangled unitard flirting with Val Kilmer while Nicole Kidman’s life hangs in the balance. The ’90s had arrived.


  38. I’m bringing this up since Lindsay Lohan’s “Georgia Rule” director, Garry Marshall has passed away:

    This film was not well received by both critics and the viewing public. I don’t think the film did poorly because of Lindsay’s poor public approval rating. Sometimes, negative publicity could even increase the public’s interest on a particular actor or director and so help promote the film. Several years ago, Polanski’s films were displayed prominently in video stores at the height of the scandal.

    I also don’t think that it was because the film was wrongly marketed as family comedy in the trailer while it in fact dealt with serious matters. Rather, the main problem was that the filmmakers seemed uncertain what kind of film they wanted to make. While the film dealt with serious issues including child abuse, they decided not to deal with those same issues seriously. The film was poorly scripted and characters were given little development. The film tended to sugarcoat over everything and gloss over the problems faced by the characters. It even has a “happy ending” suggesting that all their problems had been solved and everything was fine, while in reality everything was not.

    Rachel had been molested as a child and adolescent and it appeared that they were not going to press charges against the stepfather. Arnold the stepfather claimed that Rachel had seduced him, and that of course did not change the fact that what he did was criminal. Nevertheless, in the film, we see Rachel did try to seduce everybody in sight – Harlan, Dr. Simon, among others – and for absolutely no reason. She offered to let Harlan touch her private parts and later gave him an oral job. She threatened several girls saying that she would f-word all of their boyfriends if they badmouthed her, and I have little doubt that she would have carried her threats into action. To be brief, she clearly needed long hours with doctors and psychiatrists at a minimum. In addition she might need treatment for drug addiction and detox.

    The grandmother and mother were in need of psychiatric help too. The grandmother was obviously a control freak, to put it mildly – in fact the strict “Georgia Rules” were signs of more deep-seated emotional problems. The mother was in some kind of denial and (until the end) refused to believe her daughter for fear of losing her man. In addition to a psychiatrist, she might need treatment for alcoholism too.

    So as you see, all the characters were completely messed up. Yet at the end we are supposed to think that the long hug meant that Rachel was fully reconciled with her mother. Rachel even got the boy! For some reason, Harlan decided that he was “in love” with her and wanted to marry her.

    The filmmakers tried to deal with serious issues but did not choose to deal with those issues in an honest manner. Thus the emotions that they attempted to generate were fake and totally unconvincing. As a result, the plot developments and the final resolution came close to being preposterous. To answer the OP’s question briefly, it was rather poorly received by the critics simply because it was not a good film.


  39. Lindsay Lohan pulls a Mischa Barton with a tone-deaf Instagram post http://pge.sx/29X8PcX


  40. Re: I am in SHOCK! Lindsay Lohan and fiance fight last night, filmed saying “He choked me and hits me constantly”


    From what I’ve learned, this girl was pimped out by her mom. The dad would beat the mom and this kids saw, and the constant drug use. I blame a lot of this on Hollywood, people payed for her time in her youth, and she crashed and burned. There is something to that, she needs help, real help… It’s sad to see someone who we grew up with turn out to be so messy….


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