Hot TV Teaser: ‘Lindsay’ Finale On OWN

By | Thursday April 17, 2014 @ 10:39am PDT

Lindsay Lohan‘s rehab docu for OWN is coming to a close Sunday with a two-part wrap-up. Watch here:

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RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘2 Broke Girls’ Steady In Transition To 8 PM With Lindsay Lohan, ‘Friends With Better Lives’ & ‘Mom’ Down

By | Tuesday April 15, 2014 @ 9:29am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

lohangirlsCBS Monday kicked off the post-How I Met Your Mother era last night with Lindsay Lohan, who started things at 8 PM with a guest appearance on 2 Broke Girls. The new 8 PM anchor drew a 2.2 … Read More »

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Dave Letterman And Oprah Discuss Lindsay Lohan Like She’s Not There: Video

LisaColumn__131015210634-275x198Jimmy Fallon got Lindsay Lohan first — but David Letterman got her best when he turned her visit to his CBS late-night program into a sparring match with Oprah Winfrey, aka Lohan’s life coach/reality-series producer. In the segment taped today for tonight’s show (see the clip below), Lohan is the one who first said, “Should we call Oprah?” while she and Dave were talking. As befits the importance of the occasion — Lohan’s OWN ratings are taking a tumble,  with most recently episode scoring only 390,000 viewers — the child-star-turned-adult-actress-train-wreck is dressed as a bedazzled baby-grand piano.   Dave responds, grumpily, “No, we’re not.” This back and forth continued for a while — LettermanLohanLohan staunchly pro-Oprah-calling, Dave steadfastly anti-Oprah-calling, until the call is finally made. Raise your hand if you too thought all along that would be the outcome.

Dave starts off strong, throwing Oprah off by using another voice. “Who is this?” she asks dubiously, growing even frostier when he says he’s Lohan’s assistant — presumably because Oprah doesn’t take calls from assistants. “It’s Dave, Oprah,” Letterman cackles. “Oh my God –  Very good, Dave!” Winfrey says, graciously conceding the point, adding, “The David Letterman who’s retiring?”

They prattle on merrily for a brief while; Dave asks Oprah how she thinks Lohan is doing now that she has completed the latest rehab stint at the heart of her OWN reality series. “I think she’s doing OK, what do you think?” Oprah says, noncommittally,  not wanting to give away the ending of the series by pronouncing Lohan healed. “I loved her since she was 6 years old, Letterman responds, only slightly creepily. Read More »

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TCA: OWN Sneak Peeks Lindsay Lohan Docu-Series

By | Thursday January 9, 2014 @ 10:19am PST

TCADeadline__140109155905TV critics attending Winter TV Press Tour 2014 got a sneak peek at LindsayOWN’s upcoming Lindsay Lohan  docu-series set to premiere March 9. “There’s nothing left in 2014 Winter TCA Tour - Day 1having a drink for me. There’s no party I haven’t gone to, nobody I haven’t hung out with, no situation I haven’t been exposed to,” Lohan tells the camera as she swans here and there. “I don’t want them following me to an AA meeting,” she says of the paparazzi. Asked if she feels like a prisoner, she responds, “Yes – all the time.”

Related: OWN Sets Lindsay Lohan Reality Series Premiere For March 9

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

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OWN Orders Another Tyler Perry Scripted Series, Sets Lindsay Lohan Reality Series Premiere For March 9

By | Thursday January 9, 2014 @ 8:40am PST
Nellie Andreeva

OWN_logo-2__130529151034-200x109On the heels of the record-breaking Season 2 premiere of Tyler Perry’s OWN drama series The Have And The Have Nots, Oprah Winfrey‘s network has picked up the fourth Tyler Perry series and second drama in its collaboration with the prolific writer-producer-director, announcing Single Moms Club based on his upcoming feature film will premiere in the fall. The one-hour drama, which centers on a group of single women from tyler-perrys-the-single-moms-club-trailer-christal_rockdifferent walks of life who form a support group following an incident at their children’s school, is written, directed and produced by Perry as part of his producing deal with OWN. The first two series under the pact, drama The Have And Have Nots and comedy  Love Thy Neighbor, have helped OWN’s ratings turnaround  –  most recently, the Season 2 debut of The Haves And The Have Nots smashed its own ratings and viewership records Tuesday with 2.8 million tuning in — making it the No. 1 season premiere in OWN’s 3-year-plus history and the third-most-watched program ever on the network. (OWN also picked up a third season of Perry’s comedy For Better Or Worse, which started on TBS.) Lionsght_lindsay_lohan_oprah_winfreyate releases the Single Moms Club feature on March 14 with Perry and Nia Long starring. (watch trailer below) OWN today also set a premiere date for Lindsay, the eight-part reality series starring Lindsay Lohan, who brokered the series along with a post-rehab interview special on Oprah’s Next Chapter back in July. Lindsay will follow the actress’ life after that rehab stint and premieres March 9 at 10 PM.

OWN also said today that Deion’s Family Playbook, which follows the family life of former NFL star Deion Sanders, will premiere March 1 at 10 PM, and Love In The City, about four friends living in New York, will debut April 12 at 10 PM. Here is the network’s descriptions of the new shows: Read More »

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No Ratings Boost For Oprah’s Lindsay Lohan Interview, ‘True Blood’ Finale Down

By | Tuesday August 20, 2013 @ 11:05am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Oprah Winfrey‘s post-rehab interview with troubled star Lindsay Lohan drew far smaller audience than Winfrey’s other similar first exclusive sit-downs. The Lohan interview on Oprah’s Next Chapter on Sunday averaged 892,000 total viewers at 9 PM, only slightly above the show’s Sunday average (+7%). For comparison, Winfrey’s interview with Whitney Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina drew 3.5 million viewers and her chat with disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong pulled in 3.2 million. For the night, including the 10 PM rebroadcast, the Lohan sit-down averaged 1.8 million viewers.

Related: Oprah Winfrey Lands Lindsay Lohan Interview And Reality Series Read More »

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Lindsay Lohan Gives ‘Chelsea Lately’ Ratings Rise But Fails To Top Bravo’s ‘Watch What Happens Live’

By | Tuesday August 6, 2013 @ 5:44pm PDT

Oprah Winfrey is probably hoping it goes as well when she interviews Lindsay Lohan later this month on OWN. Subbing as guest host on Monday, the fresh out of rehab Mean Girls actress … Read More »

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Lindsay Lohan Lands 1st Post-Rehab Gig Hosting ‘Chelsea Lately’

By | Monday July 29, 2013 @ 2:40pm PDT

It’s going to be a busy August for Lindsay Lohan once she gets out of her court order 90-day rehab stint on July 31. The actress has the Paul Schrader-directed indie drama The Canyons, in which she stars, … Read More »

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Oprah Winfrey Lands Lindsay Lohan Interview And Reality Series

BREAKING … OWN just announced that will air an exclusive Oprah Winfrey interview with Lindsay Lohan that will tape and air in August, and that it has also sealed a deal for an eight-part documentary series starring … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: Lindsay Lohan’s ‘The Canyons’

By | Wednesday July 10, 2013 @ 4:39pm PDT

Decadence, debauchery, sex and the lack of a private life are recurring themes in Paul Schrader’s film starring Lindsay Lohan and porn actor James Deen. IFC Films acquired The Canyons a week after it was rejected and ridiculed by the SXSW festival, drawing a … Read More »

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Lindsay Lohan To Appear On Letterman

By | Monday April 1, 2013 @ 11:20am PDT

In her first interview since November, Lindsay Lohan will make her fifth appearance on CBS’  Late Show With David Letterman on April 9. The move comes about three weeks before she heads to court-mandated rehab — enough time … Read More »

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Lindsay Lohan & Charlie Sheen On ‘Anger Management’ Set: Photo

By | Thursday March 28, 2013 @ 12:10pm PDT

Lindsay Lohan signed on to guest star as herself in an upcoming episode of FX’s Anger Management slated to air in April, marking her first TV gig since her Elizabeth Taylor turn in the Lifetime movie Liz & Dick, In the episode, Lohan develops a romantic relationship with … Read More »

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Lindsay Lohan To Guest Star On Charlie Sheen’s FX Series ‘Anger Management’

By | Monday February 25, 2013 @ 9:02am PST
Nellie Andreeva

Charlie Sheen helped Lindsay Lohan pay off her IRS debt with a $100,000 check. Now the troubled actress will appear on his FX comedy series Anger Management. In her first TV gig since her … Read More »

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IFC Acquires Controversial Lindsay Lohan Pic ‘The Canyons’

By | Friday February 15, 2013 @ 8:43am PST
Mike Fleming

BREAKING: IFC has acquired rights to The Canyons, the Paul Schrader-directed film that pairs Lindsay Lohan and porn star James Deen in a drama about decadence and debauchery in Los Angeles. The film has gotten a lot of attention lately, including a very public rejection by the SXSW festival, which prompted an angry response on Deadline from Schrader over the festival’s lack of discretion. The challenges of making the film with its high-maintenance star Lohan was also the subject of a New York Times article.

Related: Paul Schrader Cuffs SXSW Organizers For Rejecting And Trashing ‘The Canyons’

At the time Schrader was sounding off on SXSW, the film’s reps at WME Global were already fielding offers for the movie, and so it did not need a festival to build the kind of awareness needed to make a sale these days. If anything, a provocative sexy film with Lohan at this point needed, in Schrader’s opinion, a quick path to the release to capitalize on all of the attendant publicity. And a company that could release on a multi-platform was a must. The film cost $90,000, with another $170,000 raised free and clear on Kickstarter, and another $200,000 in actor deferments. The rest goes to the principals of the film, which include Lohan, Schrader and producer Braxton Pope.

Here’s the official word:

IFC Films announced today that the company is acquiring North American rights to director Paul Schrader’s neo-noir thriller THE CANYONS. The modern-day Los Angeles-set film stars Lindsay Lohan and adult film star James Deen. Producer Braxton Pope led the DIY film’s extensive new media strategies which included crowdfunding and online casting. THE CANYONS has been described by Schrader as “cinema for the post-theatrical era.”

The film will premiere day-and-date and on digital platforms in early summer in conjunction with a Special Presentation at the Film Society of Lincoln Center where The Canyons will be screened and followed by a conversation with Schrader and Kent Jones, Director of Programming of the New York Film Festival. Schrader presented a Master Class on crowdsourcing and DIY production at last year’s New York Film Festival and will return to expand upon the process of making the film in a post-screening discussion.

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Paul Schrader Cuffs SXSW Organizers For Rejecting And Trashing His Lindsay Lohan Film ‘The Canyons’

By | Wednesday February 6, 2013 @ 1:32pm PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: If a film festival not only rejects your film but publicly declares there is “an ugliness and a deadness to it,” and it’s not about zombies, well them’s fighting words. After all, filmmakers submit to festivals dreaming of raves, … Read More »

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Lifetime’s ‘Liz & Dick’ Pulls In 3.5 Million Viewers

By | Monday November 26, 2012 @ 1:07pm PST

After all that hype, Lifetime‘s Liz & Dick drew 3.5 million total viewers last night. The TV movie about the tempestuous love affair between Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton is the fourth-most-watched original movie premiere on ad-supported … Read More »

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Q&A: Producer Larry Thompson On ‘Liz & Dick’, Lindsay Lohan & Oprah

By | Wednesday November 14, 2012 @ 3:15pm PST

Larry A. Thompson has managed a lot of talent and produced a lot of television over the years, but nothing he’s done before has attracted the kind of attention Liz & Dick has. Set to air November 25, the Lifetime TV movie about the stormy love affair between Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton was in the spotlight from the moment Lindsay Lohan was cast as Taylor. Car crashes, filming delays, exhausted crew members and the constant glare of the media hampered the production. Liz & Dick covers the couple’s two marriages, two divorces and career ups and downs. Grant Bowler plays Burton in the film. Lloyd Kramer directs from a script by Temple Grandin scribe Christopher Monger. Thompson talked with me about the trials of making Liz & Dick, hiring Lohan, and his next project on Oprah Winfrey.

DEADLINE: With all the attention on Liz & Dick, this could not have been an easy film to make.
THOMPSON:
It was a challenge to make this movie. I certainly was aware of the risk I was taking hiring Lindsay Lohan. I realize now making the right decision is easier than living with the right decision. But it was the right decision nonetheless. Because in our movie none of the reported madness seeps into the story except when the story asks for it. It was a complicated jigsaw puzzle under the best case scenarios and then when you are challenged by new factors, it keeps you on your toes. When you’re promoting a movie, you always have to watch what you say and when you are working with Lindsay Lohan, it gives that piece of advice new meaning.

DEADLINE: So why did you hire her?
THOMPSON: I think by having Lindsay in our movie she will bring a younger generation that might not even know who Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton are. And I think because of their interest in Lindsay Lohan they are going to see a story on Lifetime that’s going to thrill them. I think all the naysayers who think that Lindsay Lohan is a train wreck are going to shocked to see how much of an actress she is. I’ve learned to divorce one’s talent from one’s personal behavior and I think the audience will start doing that too one they start watching the movie. Read More »

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Lindsay Lohan’s New PR Team Rogers & Cowan Pulls Her Out Of Barbara Walter’s ’20/20′ Interview At The Last Minute

By | Thursday November 8, 2012 @ 9:15pm PST

Few in Hollywood pull out of Barbara Walter’s interviews, especially when they have an upcoming project. But Lindsay Lohan’s new PR representatives Rogers & Cowan confirmed tonight that the actress will not be appearing on ABC’s 20/20. Lohan was scheduled to … Read More »

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Rogers & Cowan To Rep Lindsay Lohan

By | Thursday November 8, 2012 @ 4:30pm PST

EXCLUSIVE: Lindsay Lohan has joined Rogers & Cowan as a client, signing with the public relations firm earlier this week. Previously, Lohan’s PR was conducted by The Honig Company, which represented her starting in early 2011. Lohan, … Read More »

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