Lindsay Lohan Will Get A Reported $2 Million For Her Oprah Winfrey Reality Show


Last weekend we learned that the currently rehabbing Lindsay Lohan signed a deal with Oprah Winfrey and her OWN television network to appear on a multi-episode “docu-series” (ie. reality show) where she will document her “struggle to to stay healthy” once she is released from rehab next month. Today we are hearing just how much money Lindsay will be paid for her involvement in this show and if this report from TMZ is to be believed, she is set to make a cool $2 million. Lohan has turned down other offers to appear on reality TV but it sounds like she simply couldn’t resist Oprah’s offer … and money. Wow.

Lindsay Lohan’s guts don’t come cheap, because we found out she’s spilling them to Oprah at a cost of around $2 million. Sources close to Lindsay tell us … The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) has been negotiating with Lindsay for 4 months. The plan — an 8-part docu-series about Lindsay’s struggles, her career and her plans for the future — but we’re guessing it’s mostly about her struggles. It’s a better deal for Lindsay than just taking her top off. For that … Playboy paid her a measly $1 mil. Ironically … Lindsay’s latest rehab stint may have scored her more cash, because of the drama and interest created around almost going to jail, firing her lawyer, going to Betty Ford, bailing from Betty Ford … and on and on. Sources tell us … Lindsay actually signed the deal at Betty Ford. Lindsay got some perks from Oprah as well — as in TWO fully-paid assistants and a stylist.

While this deal looks to be a financial boon for Lindsay, I can’t help but think that it just looks like she is being paid a lot of money for her bad behavior. On the one hand, I would love for this “docu-series” to be the avenue by which Lindsay finally turns her life around. On the other, more realistic hand, it feels like more of the same. Lindsay does something bad, she kinda gets “punished” and then she is rewarded for having gotten in trouble in the first place. I have to say, I’m actually surprised that Oprah would agree to do a show like this. A Lindsay Lohan reality TV series is something I’d expect from a different television network. Clearly, at least to me, Oprah is hoping that the notoriety of Lohan’s story will bring ratings to OWN … and she’s willing to shell out a considerable amount of money for the opportunity. I’m not quite convinced that the investment will pay off but I suppose it’s never wise to underestimate the public’s desire to watch a potential trainwreck unfold on TV. We shall see how all of this pans out. Do you think you will be tuning in to watch Lindsay’s struggle on OWN? Does this sound like a show that appeals to you?


  • Gillian

    Is am incredibly disappointed in Oprah. Way to use someone who is clearly sick for gain – especially when Oprah of all people, really doesn’t need to.

  • Krissy

    How many “I’m recovered now” interviews has Lindsey already had in her lifetime? Is there anything that will be said that hasn’t been said before…much less spread out over 8 parts????

    Oprah has officially jumped the shark, IMO. The best thing for Lindsey would be her to focus on living life outside of rehab in a sober way, not mugging for the camera. Oprah is exploiting her while at the same time being used by her. It is just icky all around. Trent said it best:

    “Lindsay does something bad, she kinda gets “punished” and then she is rewarded for having gotten in trouble in the first place”

    • Jstar

      @Krissy, that is exactly what I said yesterday…what on earth could she say we haven’t already heard a million times: someone else’s fault, I have grown up and matured, I don’t drink or do drugs, my dad was a jerk, my mom is a saint….etc. blah blah blah

    • Krissy

      Exactly. She might as well just say, “Yada yada yada”.

  • sfmom

    Clearly I have been doing it all wrong. And by “it” I mean life.

  • Cee

    $2M won’t keep this crazy person sober – even with Oprah’s influence! Does this make Oprah an enabler too?

  • lk

    Shame of Winfrey, the ratings whore, paid for interviews go against the idea of news, documentaries of journalism in general and providing cash for LL to continue her antics is just wrong.