Lindsay Dee Lohan (born July 2, 1986) is an American actress, singer, songwriter, model, director and producer.
Lohan began her career as a child fashion model when she was three, and was later featured on the soap opera Another World for a year when she was 10. At age 11, Lohan made her motion picture debut in Disney's remake of The Parent Trap (1998), a critical and commercial success. Her next major motion picture, Disney's remake of Freaky Friday (2003), was also a critical and commercial success. With the release of Mean Girls (2004), another critical and commercial success, and Disney's Herbie: Fully Loaded (2005), another commercial success, Lohan became a teen idol sensation, a household name and a frequent focus of paparazzi and tabloids. However, Lohan's next starring role in the romantic comedy Just My Luck (2006), received poor reviews and was only a modest commercial success. Following Just My Luck, Lohan focused on smaller more mature roles in independent movies, receiving positive comments on her work, including A Prairie Home Companion (2006), Bobby (2006) and Chapter 27 (2007).
After recording several songs for her movie soundtracks, Lohan signed with Casablanca Records. Lohan's debut studio album, titled Speak, was released in December of 2004 and became the first high-seller from Casablanca in several years, selling 1 million copies in the United States alone and peaking at number four on the Billboard 200. Though the album received mostly mixed reviews, it was certified platinum. Lohan's second album, titled A Little More Personal (Raw), was released in December of 2005 and featured darker material than her debut had. That album too received mixed reviews, and it was only certified gold.
In 2004, Lohan had two lead roles. The first film, Disney's teen comedy Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, earned a domestic box office total of $29 million, with Brandon Gray of Box Office Mojo commenting that it was "well above expectations as it was strictly for young girls." But the film did not meet with critical acclaim.Robert K. Elder of the Chicago Tribune wrote that "though still a promising star, Lohan will have to do a little penance before she's forgiven for Confessions." Her second lead role, in 2004 in the teen comedy Mean Girls, marked Lohan's first movie independent of Disney. Based in part on the non-fiction book Queen Bees and Wannabes, the film stars Lohan as a previously homeschooled 16-year-old learning to navigate the social cliques of a public high school. It was a critical and commercial success, grossing $129 million worldwide and, according to Brandon Gray, "cementing her status as the new teen movie queen."Mick LaSalle from the San Francisco Chronicle wrote that "Lohan is sensitive and appealing, a solid locus for audience sympathy." David Rooney from Variety said that "Lohan displays plenty of charm, verve and deft comic timing." Lohan received four awards at the 2004 Teen Choice Awards for Freaky Friday and Mean Girls, including Breakout Movie Star.Mean Girls also earned her two awards at the 2005 MTV Movie Awards. With Mean Girls, Lohan's public profile was raised significantly. Vanity Fair described how she became a household name. Paparazzi began following her and her love life and partying became frequent targets of gossip sites and the tabloid media. Following Mean Girls, which was scripted by former "Not Ready For Prime Time Actress" Tina Fey and featured several other veterans of Saturday Night Live's "Not Ready For Prime Time Company," Lohan hosted the show three times between 2004 and 2006. In 2004, when Lohan was 17, she became the youngest host of the MTV Movie Awards and in 2006 she hosted the 2006 World Music Awards.
Lohan returned to Disney in 2005, starring in the comedy Herbie: Fully Loaded, the fifth film in the series with the anthropomorphic car Herbie. Fully Loaded earned $144 million worldwide, but it received mixed reviews.Stephen Holden of The New York Times called Lohan "a genuine star who ... seems completely at home on the screen", while James Berardinelli wrote that "as bright a starlet as she may be, Lohan ends up playing second fiddle to the car." While shooting the film in 2004, Lohan was hospitalized with a kidney infection brought on by stress in her personal life and from recording her first album while the film was in production, prompting Vanity Fair to label it Lohan's "first disastrous shoot.". She also guest-starred in an episode of That '70s Show, of whose cast Wilmer Valderrama, her boyfriend at the time, was a regular member. According to Vanity Fair, the breakup with Valderrama contributed to Lohan's issues during the Herbie shoot. In 2005, Lohan became the first person to have a My Scenecelebrity doll released by Mattel. She also voiced herself in the animated direct-to-DVD film My Scene Goes Hollywood, based on the series of dolls.
Following Mean Girls, Lohan spent several years living out of hotels in Los Angeles, of which two years were spent at the infamous Chateau Marmont, where comedy actor John Belushi, himself a former "Not Ready For Prime Time Actor," had died. In late 2007, after settling down in a more permanent residence, she explained that she "didn't want to be alone" but that "it wasn't a way of life ... not very consistent." She had a series of car accidents that were widely reported, in August of 2004, October of 2005, and November of 2006, when she suffered minor injuries because a paparazzo who was following her for a photograph hit her car.
Lohan's next appearance was in Chapter 27 as a John Lennon fan who befriends Mark David Chapman, played by Jared Leto, on the day he murders Lennon. Filming finished in early 2006, but the film was not released until March of 2008 due to difficulties in finding a distributor. In May of 2007, the drama Georgia Rule was released. In the film, Lohan portrays an out-of-control teenager whose mother (Felicity Huffman) brings her to the house of her own estranged mother(Jane Fonda). Owen Gleiberman of Entertainment Weekly wrote that "Lohan hits a true note of spiteful princess narcissism." During filming in 2006, Lohan was hospitalized, her representative saying "she was overheated and dehydrated." At the time Lohan was going through a breakup with Hard Rock Cafe heir Harry Morton, which contributed to her problems on the set, according to Allure. In a letter that was made public, studio executive James G. Robinson called Lohan "irresponsible and unprofessional." He mentioned "various late arrivals and absences from the set" and said that "we are well aware that your ongoing all night heavy partying is the real reason for your so-called 'exhaustion.'" In 2007, Lohan was cast in the film Poor Things. But in May of that year, she was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI.) The film's producers initially voiced support, and production was put on hold, as Lohan entered the Promises Treatment Center rehabilitation facility where she stayed for 45 days. She ultimately lost the Poor Things part. In July, less than two weeks out of rehab, Lohan was arrested a second time on charges of possession of cocaine, driving under the influence and driving with a suspended license. In August, Lohan pleaded guilty to misdemeanor cocaine use and driving under the influence and was sentenced to an alcohol education program, community service, one day in jail, and was given three years probation. Lohan released a statement in which she said "it is clear to me that my life has become completely unmanageable because I am addicted to alcohol and drugs." The same month she entered the Cirque Lodge Treatment Center in Sundance, Utah for a third stint at rehabilitation, staying for three months until her discharge in October. In November Lohan served 84 minutes in jail. A sheriff spokesman cited overcrowding and the nonviolent nature of the crime as reasons for the reduced sentence.
In the wake of her second DUI arrest, Lohan withdrew from a scheduled appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in which she had been due to promote I Know Who Killed Me, a low-budgetpsychological horror-thriller in which she stars as a stripper with a dual personality. The film premiered in July of 2007 to what Entertainment Weekly called "an abysmal $3.5 million." It earned Lohan dual Golden Raspberry awards for Worst Actress, with Lohan coming first and second, tying with herself. Hollywood executives and industry insiders commented that it would be difficult for Lohan to find employment until she could prove that she was sober and reliable, citing possible issues with securing insurance.
In May of 2008, Lohan made her first screen appearance since I Know Who Killed Me, on ABC's television series Ugly Betty. She guest starred in four episodes as Kimmie Keegan, an old schoolmate of the protagonist Betty Suarez. Articles about Lohan have appeared in various men's magazines. She was voted No. 10 on the list of "100 Sexiest Women" by readers of FHM in 2005, No.13 in 2006, No.30 in 2007, and No.41 in 2008, while Maxim placed her third on its "Hot 100" list in 2006 and first in 2007. Lohan has been the face of Jill Stuart, Miu Miu, and Dooney & Bourke, as well as the 2008 Visa Swap British fashion campaign. She was also the face of Italian clothing company Fornarina for its Spring/Summer 2009 campaign. Lohan has a long-lasting fascination with Marilyn Monroe going back to when she saw Niagara during The Parent Trap shoot. In the 2008 Spring Fashion edition of New York magazine, Lohan re-created Monroe's final photo shoot, known as The Last Sitting, including nudity, saying that the photo shoot was "an honor."The New York Times critic Ginia Bellafante found it disturbing, saying "the pictures ask viewers to engage in a kind of mock necrophilia. ... [and] the photographs bear none of Monroe's fragility." In 2008, Lohan launched a clothes line, whose name 6126 was designed to represent Monroe's birth date (June 1, 1926). The line started with leggings, before expanding to a full collection, covering 280 pieces as of April 2010[update]. In April 2009, Lohan released a self-tanning spray under the brand name Sevin Nyne in collaboration with Sephora. In September 2009, Lohan became an artistic adviser for the French fashion house Emanuel Ungaro. A collection by designer Estrella Archs with Lohan as adviser was presented in October, receiving a "disastrous" reception, according to Entertainment Weekly and New York. Lohan left the company in March 2010.
In the comedy Labor Pains, Lohan plays a woman who pretends to be pregnant. During the shoot, Lohan's manager worked with the paparazzi to encourage the media to show her working, as opposed to partying. It was originally planned for a theatrical release, but instead appeared as a TV movie on the ABC Family cable channel in July of 2009, "a setback for the star" according to Variety. The premiere received 2.1 million viewers, "better-than-average" for the channel according to E! Online.Alessandra Stanley of The New York Times wrote that "this is not a triumphant return of a prodigal child star. ... [Labor Pains] never shakes free of the heavy baggage Ms. Lohan brings to the role." Lohan was a guest judge on US TV style contest Project Runway sixth season premiere episode, which aired in August of 2009.
In October of 2009, Lohan's DUI probation was extended by an additional year, following several instances in which she failed to attend the court-ordered substance abuse treatment classes.
Lohan narrated and presented the British television documentary Lindsay Lohan's Indian Journey, about human trafficking in India. It was filmed during a week in India in December of 2009, and transmitted on BBC Three in April of 2010. The BBC was criticized for having hired Lohan, and while reviewers called the documentary compelling, they also found Lohan's presence to be odd and distracting. Lohan said: "I hope my presence in India will bring awareness to the really important issues raised in making this film." In April of 2010, Lohan was let go from the film The Other Side where she had been set to star, with the director saying she was "not bankable." In May of 2010, Lohan traveled to the Cannes Film Festival to promote the biographical drama Inferno. She was set to star as the lead, adult-film performer Linda Lovelace, but was later replaced. She was set to star as the lead, adult-film performer Linda Lovelace, but was later replaced while in court mandated rehab. Because she was in Cannes, Lohan missed a mandatory DUI progress hearing. A bench warrant was issued for her arrest which was rescinded after she posted bail. A judge determined that Lohan had violated the terms of her probation by missing several mandatory classes and meetings. She was sentenced to 90 days in jail, followed by 90 days of inpatient rehab treatment. However, Lohan served only 14 days of the jail sentence, due to overcrowding. She then entered an inpatient rehabilitation facility, from where she was released after only 23 days.
In June of 2010, Lohan was the subject of a fashion shoot in the photographer docu-series Double Exposure on Bravo.Robert Rodriguez's action exploitation film Machete opened in September of 2010. In the film, Lohan's character takes drugs, is naked in much of her appearance, and later dons a nun's habit while toting a machine gun. Its critical reviews were mixed. The Washington Post described her character as "a campier, trampier version of herself – or at least her tabloid image." Premiere.com said she was "terrible" while Variety called it "her best work in some time." Because of her rehabilitation and legal engagements, Lohan did not participate in promotion of the movie. Lohan filmed a sketch where she is dressed as Marilyn Monroe for Inappropriate Comedy in 2010. The film had issues finding a distributor and was not released until 2013, when it was met with poor box office and critical reception. Lohan appeared on the October 2010 cover of Vanity Fair. She told the magazine: "I want my career back" and "I know that I'm a damn good actress."
In September of 2010, Lohan's probation was revoked following a failed drug test. She spent part of the day in jail before being released on bail. A few days later, she entered the Betty Ford Center, a drug and alcohol treatment center, where she remained on court order for three months until early January of 2011. In February of 2011, Lohan was charged with the theft of a necklace reported stolen from a jewelry store the month before. She was sentenced to community service and 120 days in jail for misdemeanor theft and probation violation, to which she pleaded no contest. Due to jail overcrowding, Lohan served the sentence under house confinement, wearing a tracking ankle monitor for 35 days. In November, Lohan was found to have violated the terms of her probation by failing to perform the required community service. She was sentenced to additional community service and 30 days in jail, of which she served less than 5 hours due to overcrowding.
Lohan at the Cynthia Rowley fashion show in 2011.
Lohan appeared in the January/February 2012 issue of Playboy magazine, in a shoot inspired by a nude pictorial of Marilyn Monroe from the first issue of the magazine. Editor Hugh Hefner said Lohan's issue was "breaking sales records." Lohan had not appeared on Saturday Night Live since 2006, when she hosted the show for the fourth time in March of 2012. Her appearance received mixed to negative reviews. Critics appreciated the self-deprecating references to her personal troubles, but also commented that she largely played a supporting role. The episode had the second highest ratings of the season with 7.4 million viewers. In May of 2012, Lohan appeared briefly, as a celebrity judge, on the television series Glee, in the episode "Nationals." Lohan stars as a surfer in the art film First Point by artist Richard Phillips. It debuted at Art Basel in June of 2012 and features a score by Thomas Bangalter from Daft Punk. Comments from critics on Lohan's work were mixed.
Lohan starred as Elizabeth Taylor in the biographical made-for-TV movie Liz & Dick, which premiered on the Lifetime cable channel in November of 2012. Reviews of Lohan's performance were largely, but not unanimously, negative. The Hollywood Reporter said she was "woeful" while Variety called her "adequate."Entertainment Weekly described the premiere ratings of 3.5 millions as "a little soft." On way to the Liz & Dick set in June of 2012, Lohan was in a car accident, where she sustained minor injuries and which caused a delay in production. During the production, paramedics were called to Lohan's hotel room, treating her for exhaustion and dehydration.
In March of 2013, Lohan pleaded no contest to misdemeanor charges stemming from the June 2012 car accident; reckless driving and providing false information to a police officer. She was sentenced to community service, psychotherapy and lockdown rehabilitation. Her probation was also extended for another two years. Between May and July 2013 Lohan spent 90 days in rehabilitation.
In April of 2013, the horror comedy Scary Movie 5 was released, where Lohan appears as herself alongside Charlie Sheen in the opening sketch. While the movie itself was panned by critics, a few reviewers found Lohan's and Sheen's to be one of the better scenes. The same month Lohan guest-starred as herself in an episode of Sheen's comedy series Anger Management.
In August of 2013, just days after Lohan left rehab, The Canyons was released, an independent erotic thriller directed by Paul Schrader and written by Bret Easton Ellis. It was made on a low budget, most of which was gathered through online fund raiser Kickstarter. Lohan received $100 a day and a share of the profits, and she was also credited as a co-producer.The New York Times Magazine described Lohan as difficult to work with, and the shoot as fraught with conflict between Lohan and Schrader. Lohan and her co-star, adult-film actor James Deen, portray an actress and a producer in a volatile relationship. Reviews for the film were generally poor, but several critics praised Lohan's performance. The New Yorker said she was "overwrought and unfocused" while Variety called her "very affecting" and Salon described her as "almost incandescent." The same month Lohan filled in for Chelsea Handler as host of the cable talk show Chelsea Lately. She received mostly positive reviews for her appearance and the show garnered its best ratings of the year.
2014–present: Future projects
The 8-part docu-series Lindsay was transmitted in March and April of 2014 on Oprah Winfrey's OWN cable network. The series followed Lohan's life and work as she moved to New York City after leaving rehab. In the final episode, Lohan said that she had had a miscarriage which had interrupted filming of the series. The premiere had 693,000 viewers, described as "so-so" by The Hollywood Reporter. The ratings then slipped and the finale only had 406,000 viewers.New York Daily News called the series "surprisingly routine," Variety described it as boring, while Liz Smith said it was "compelling" and "usually painful to watch." In April of 2014, Lohan guest-starred in an episode of the CBS sitcom 2 Broke Girls.In July of 2014, she filed a lawsuit against Rockstar Games claiming elements in the video game Grand Theft Auto V were influenced by her image, voice and clothing line without permission. Rockstar responded in court papers that sought a dismissal of the case, saying that the case was frivolous and filed for publicity purposes.
Lohan made her stage debut in October of 2014, starring in the London West End production of David Mamet's Speed-the-Plow, a satire about the movie business. She portrayed Karen, the secretary of a Hollywood executive, in a role originally played by Madonna. Reviews of Lohan's performance were mixed, with the Associated Press describing critical reception overall as "lukewarm."The Stage said she was "out of her league" while The Times wrote that she "can act a bit" and The Guardian said she "holds the stage with ease." In December of 2014, the free-to-play video game app Lindsay Lohan’s The Price of Fame was released for the iOS and Android operating systems.Polygon said it was "funny, trashy and surprisingly self-aware" while Vulture called it "a crappy knockoff of Kim Kardashian: Hollywood." In May of 2015, a judge ended Lohan's probation after she completed the community service that resulted from her 2012 reckless driving, making it the first time in nearly 8 years that she was probation free.
2001–05: Speak and A Little More Personal (Raw)
Lohan had planned on releasing an album in the summer of 2001, according to her official website, llrocks.com. No album was released in 2001, but Lohan had begun recording demo tracks with Emilio Estefan, Jr.. He and his wife, Gloria Estefan, signed Lohan to a five-album production deal in September of 2002. "I am extremely excited to be working with Emilio. I am surrounded by a group of very talented people whom have made me feel like part of their family," Lohan said to the press. Also in September, Lohan landed the role as the daughter in Disney's remake, Freaky Friday, which required her to learn how to play the guitar and to sing. Lohan recorded a song for the film, "Ultimate," which was released to Radio Disney to help promote the film. The song peaked at #18 on Radio Disney's Top 30. Lohan announced that the song was separate from her singing career, since many teen idols such as Hilary Duff and Raven-Symoné were expanding their careers from acting to singing. In 2003, Lohan recorded four songs including a Radio Disney hit, "Drama Queen (That Girl)," that were released for the soundtrack to Lohan's film, Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen.
Lohan began writing the tracks on her album in April of 2004. "I write a lot of lyrics and I'm involved in the producing process, because it's like, if I'm singing it, I want it to be something that I can relate to," Lohan said. "I'm just trying to feel it out and see where it goes. I'm playing guitar and I also love to dance, so [the music will be] somewhere along the lines of hip-hop and rock." She had begun working with Diane Warren and Randy Jackson, who were going to help write and produce her album. Diane Warren wrote the song, "I Decide," for Lohan which was originally going to be on her album. When Lohan decided not to collaborate with Warren and Jackson, "I Decide" was instead released on the soundtrack to the filmThe Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement and on to Radio Disney.
Lohan's debut album, Speak, was released in the United States on December 7, 2004. The album was the first high-seller from Casablanca Records in several years, selling 1,000,000 units in the United States. The album received mostly mixed reviews, with critics commenting that Lohan "isn't a bad singer, but not an extraordinary singer either." In the United States, the album peaked at number four on the Billboard 200, selling 261,762 copies in its first week. In Germany the album debuted at the #53 position and took four weeks to complete its chart run. The first two singles from Speak, "Rumors" and "Over," were both successes, with "Over" topping the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles where it stayed for three weeks. The song also did well internationally in countries such as Australia, Ireland, and the United Kingdom. "Rumors" peaked at #6 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart and also did well in Australia and Germany, where it reached #14. The music video for "Rumors" was nominated for "Best Pop Video" at the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards. Both songs received heavy airplay on MTV's Total Request Live. The final single, "First," was released to help promote Lohan's film, Herbie: Fully Loaded. The song earned small success in Australia and Germany. Lohan promoted the album by performing the songs in a number of live appearances. Plans for a tour in Taiwan were planned, but were later scrapped.
Following a switch to Universal Motown, Lohan began working on a third album, tentatively titled Spirit in the Dark, in late 2007. In May of 2008, the single "Bossy" was released onto digital outlets, which reached number one on the US BillboardHot Dance Club Play chart. The single was meant to serve as the lead single from the album. Later that year, Lohan said that work on the album had stalled and that she wanted to avoid the stress of working on movies and music at the same time.
In 2015, the English band Duran Duran announced that Lohan had been featured on the song "Dancephobia" from their upcoming fourteenth studio album, Paper Gods.
Speaking about her sexual orientation, Lohan said that she was not a lesbian. When asked if she was bisexual in 2008, she responded "Maybe. Yeah," adding, "I don't want to classify myself." However, in a 2013 interview, she said, "I know I’m straight. I have made out with girls before, and I had a relationship with a girl. ... I think I was looking for something different."
On October 17, 2015, Lohan posted an image on her personal Instagram account hinting that she herself might run for President in the 2020 presidential election. The caption cited the influence of rapper Kanye West, who was also running for President in the 2020 election.
Relationships and family
Lohan reportedly dated fellow teen star Aaron Carter between 2000 and 2001. The relationship garnered media attention with reports of a love triangle between Lohan, Carter, and actress and singer Hilary Duff. Lohan began dating actor Wilmer Valderrama in 2004. She also guest-starred in an episode of That '70s Show, where Valderrama was a regular. After their break-up, Lohan wrote her second single, "Over," about the experience. Lohan dated Hard Rock Cafe heir Harry Morton in 2006. In May of 2007, Lohan dated British TV personality Calum Best. While in rehab in July of 2008, Lohan met and dated snowboarder Riley Giles. Lohan dated DJ Samantha Ronson in 2008 and 2009. She co-hosted club events with Ronson and accompanied her when she was DJ-ing. In April of 2009, following her breakup with Ronson, Lohan appeared in a dating video spoof on the comedy website Funny or Die. It was viewed 2.7 million times in the first week and received favorable comments from the media.
Lohan spoke about her turbulent childhood in 2007, the same year her parents finalized their divorce: "I feel like a second parent in the sense that I helped raise my family...I was put between my mother and father a lot." Despite the conflicts, Lohan spoke very fondly of her family. However, in 2007, 2008, and 2009 she admitted that she had cut off contact with her father, describing his behavior as unpredictable and hard to deal with.
^Peretz 2006. "As the script was written, the character was Goth, Lohan recalls: 'No one could relate to the character when she was really Goth. There was nothing there.' She took it upon herself to change it – before the audition. 'I dressed really preppy,' she says. 'I wore a collared turquoise Abercrombie & Fitch shirt and khaki pants, swear to God, with a white headband. And my hair was really straight and pretty and red and blond. My agent calls and was like, "What are you doing?!"' The studio ended up re-writing the character entirely.'"
^Ebert, Roger (August 6, 2003). "Freaky Friday". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved October 3, 2009.
^Peretz 2006. "After Mean Girls, Lohan moved into the Four Seasons in Los Angeles – alone."
^Apodaca 2008. "After years of living like a rock star in hotels – a year at the Hollywood Roosevelt, followed by two years and two suites at the Chateau Marmont – Lindsay wanted to go home. Which meant actually creating a home. Last fall, she took the keys to a Beverly Hills estate she leases with Semel. It took her five years of living in Los Angeles, where she moved when she was a squeaky-sweet 16, to finally settle down."
^Kaylin 2008. "Whereas Lohan used to live in hotels – 'I didn't want to be alone, so whatever I needed I could just go downstairs and there were people there' – she now recognizes the unhealthiness of that. 'It wasn't a way of life,' she says. 'Not very consistent.'"
^Hornaday, Ann (November 23, 2006). "'Bobby' Turns Back the Clock To a Fateful Day". The Washington Post. Retrieved November 4, 2008. ... that generation is most effectively embodied by a character named Diane (Lindsay Lohan), who is planning to marry a boy she knows only vaguely to keep him from going to Vietnam. When she explains what she's doing to a manicurist played by Sharon Stone, the unspoken wisdom between the two women is palpable and quietly electrifying.
^McNary, Dave (May 29, 2007). "Lindsay Lohan enters rehab". Variety. Archived from the original on July 31, 2012. Retrieved January 12, 2009. The thesp was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence Saturday after her convertible struck a curb, and investigators found what they believe is cocaine at the scene, police said. She admitted herself to an intensive medical rehabilitation facility, according to a statement released by her publicist, Leslie Sloane Zelnick. ... Zelnick told Daily Variety on Tuesday that she did not know if Lohan will be able to take part in "Poor Things," a dark comedy set to begin shooting on Wednesday. A rep for the producers said the project's still moving ahead and may have to switch schedules.
^Halbfinger 2007. "Production of 'Poor Things' ... was initially to have begun May 30, but was derailed four days earlier when Ms. Lohan crashed her Mercedes and was charged with driving under the influence ... and she checked herself into the Promises rehabilitation facility. ... 'Poor Things' was put on hold."
^"Hollywood Execs Don't Like Lindsay Fully Loaded". Us Magazine. May 31, 2007. Archived from the original on June 2, 2007. Retrieved January 12, 2009. Producers Rob Hickman and Shirley MacLaine, who had recently signed Lohan to star in their film, Poor Things, released the following statement about Lindsay's involvement: 'In the spirit of helping Lindsay Lohan and her rehabilitation, we have been asked by Lindsay to comply with her wishes to continue working on Poor Things. We are trying to rearrange the shooting schedule to facilitate her working at the end of the shoot, to coincide with the completion of her rehabilitation. We wish her love and the blending of mind, body and spirit.'
^Mayberry, Carly (February 6, 2008). "Murphy latest 'Hall' monitor". Reuters. Retrieved October 24, 2010. Lohan fell out of the ["Poor Things"] project in May when she admitted herself to a rehabilitation facility.
^"Appendix Surgery for Lindsay Lohan". People. January 5, 2007. Retrieved April 17, 2010. Lindsay Lohan had surgery to remove her appendix on Thursday. "She does have appendicitis, and she is getting her appendix removed," her rep, Leslie Sloane, told PEOPLE Thursday afternoon.
^"Lindsay Lohan Checks Into Rehab". People. January 18, 2007. Retrieved April 17, 2010. Lohan, 20, has been filming the thriller I Know Who Killed Me, and a rep for the movie tells PEOPLE production had already been on hold due to Lohan's recent appendix surgery. It's uncertain when filming will resume.
^Finn 2007. "Production had already been halted at the beginning of January, when Lohan took a timeout for an appendectomy. She received the go-ahead from her doctor to go back to work early last week."
^"Lindsay Lohan Checks Into Rehab". People. January 18, 2007. Lindsay Lohan has checked into rehab, she said in a statement Wednesday. 'I have made a proactive decision to take care of my personal health,' she said. "I appreciate your well wishes and ask that you please respect my privacy at this time.'
^Finn 2007. "Per her rep, Lohan has been free to work and carry on with her life during the day and head back to Wonderland at night. She returned to the set of the upcoming thriller I Know Who Killed Me Jan. 26, nine days after starting treatment. 'She's on set today,' Zelnik added."
^Dagostino, Mark (February 1, 2007). "Lindsay Lohan Backs Out of Upcoming Movie". People. Retrieved January 12, 2009. Lindsay Lohan, who entered rehab last month, has backed out of an upcoming movie, A Woman of No Importance, her rep confirms to PEOPLE. ... Rather than jumping from movie to movie, Lohan plans to take it easy for a few weeks, according to Sloane, who adds: 'It's a mature thing to do. ... She's doing this so she can focus on getting better.'
^Finn 2007. "Planning to take it easy for a while once she completes rehab for what ails her, Lindsay Lohan has opted to drop out of one of her upcoming film projects, the big-screen adaptation of the Oscar Wilde play A Woman of No Importance. 'She's doing great,' Lohan's publicist, Leslie Sloane Zelnik, told E! Online senior editor Marc Malkin, adding that she needs to focus on her treatment for now."
^"Love, cinema, Dylan and stardom". BBC News. June 1, 2008. Retrieved January 12, 2009. Maybury said he had originally wanted Parent Trap actress Lindsay Lohan to play Thomas's wife, but he was unable to get her out of California to Wales for "insurance reasons."
^"Lindsay Lohan". Interview Magazine. February 2009. Archived from the original on April 11, 2009. Retrieved January 12, 2009. I spoke to John Maybury [director of Edge of Love] when I was in London ... I was supposed to do a movie for him three years ago, but I was going through a really bad time then.
^Waxman, Sharon (May 31, 2007). "For Lohan, a Mix of Sympathy and Scorn". The New York Times. Retrieved August 17, 2009. ...would not hire her until she proved herself healthy and reliable" ... "She would need perhaps to post her salary as bond, or pay for her own insurance, even on an independent film.
^Markar, Sheila (July 24, 2007). "From Rising Star to 'Unemployable' Actress". ABC News. Retrieved August 17, 2009. ...unemployable until she proves she can stay clean, sober and free of charges." ... "Securing insurance, a necessary and costly step for making any movie, could be all but impossible if Lohan is involved in the project.
^"Lindsay Lohan claims innocence". Variety. Associated Press. July 25, 2007. Archived from the original on July 31, 2012. Retrieved November 15, 2009. All Hollywood productions need insurance, and troublesome or troubled actors can often stand in the way of that requirement. ... 'I don't see how she's employable for the next 18 months' ... 'Who's going to insure her?'
^Kaylin 2008. "But Muro [Lohan's manager] is also strategic – for instance, welcoming paparazzi shots of Lohan on the set, working (as opposed to tumbling out of a club). As such, whenever Lohan is called to the set, she dutifully does the pap walk – texting feverishly behind a curtain of hair, while grungy lensmen scamper alongside."
^Lowry, Brian (July 16, 2009). "Labor Pains". Variety. Archived from the original on August 4, 2012. Retrieved October 31, 2009.
^"Lindsay Lohan's spoof personal ad is viewed by 2.7m". The Daily Telegraph (London). April 20, 2009. Retrieved April 18, 2010. Robin Roberts, the anchorman for ABC news, said of the two-minute mock personal: 'It's not just getting laughs, it may get her career back on track.'
^Apodaca 2008. "'I'm a family girl. I love my family. I love them to death. They're amazing, and that's something you can't take for granted.'"
^Binelli 2004. "... the best dad. He's the most loving, kind person you could ever meet."
^Bachrach 2007. "... gossip items starring her father. 'I don't speak to him,' she tells me."
^Kaylin 2008. "she's shutting down communication with Dad for a bit – 'until he decides to be a grown-up.' Family turmoil's been a constant for a while now. 'It was always up and down,' Lohan says of her teen years – 'very unpredictable. It was just of just like whether he was gonna be there, what he would be like; we didn't know what to expect from him, which was difficult.'"
^Heyman, Marshall (December 2008). "Lindsay Lohan: Myth vs. Reality". Harper's Bazaar. Archived from the original on June 18, 2012. Retrieved December 15, 2008. The two are not speaking at the moment, though Lindsay insists, 'He's not a bad guy. He's just making bad choices.'