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Is Lindsay

Dumping Movie and Career

with Hard Partying?

5/29/2007 2:01 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Did Lindsay Lohan throw away the chance to work with screen legend Shirley MacLaine after her weekend bust on suspicion of DUI? Is she quickly becoming the female equivalent of the former Robert Downey, Jr., i.e., an instant liability on film sets because of her crazy antics?

TMZ is told that "Poor Things" -- a crime caper about a granny gang starring MacLaine and Olympia Dukakis -- is set to begin shooting with Lohan on Thursday, with three weeks of location filming in Los Angeles. Lohan's court date on the DUI charge isn't until August, so that won't matter, but if she's checking into rehab, as has been reported, she clearly won't be around to work.

So far, the film's production company, Still Rolling Productions, tells the trades that the shoot won't be affected. No studio is yet attached, and calls to Lohan's people and MacLaine's reps haven't been returned.

But the bigger question is whether the drinking and drug problems are killing Lohan's career, making her uninsurable for films that studios and investors pour millions of dollars into -- because she's proven to be so erratic. One source tells TMZ that Lohan should be an absolute angel on the "Poor Things" shoot if she doesn't want to further jeopardize her career, and a film insurance executive tells TMZ that he would have to think "very, very hard" before insuring Lohan because she's become such "a loose cannon."

Lilo better get it in gear for this flick -- no one wants to see Shirley MacLaine angry!!

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46.

WWE does it right.    

Why does Hollywood keep handing out paychecks to losers like Lindsay? She is a disgrace. There are thousands and thousands of young, talented actors who are well behaved that dream of getting just one shot at the big time. Yet trash like Lindsay Lohan keeps getting the roles dispite her disgusting behavior and lack of respect. It's time for the powers that be to wake up and see that there are other hard working and beautiful young people who deserve the roles as much as this good for nothing skank.

2704 days ago
47.

TJ    

Does anyone in his right mind want to pay good money to see Lindsay Lohan films? The money you spend goes into her pockets and assists her in living the reckless, self indulgent life she has now. I, for one, would never pay a penny to see someone like her...she has nothing to offer anyone and is one sad, loser...another Hollywood wacko who contributes nothing to society at all. Poor Dina...she might actually have to go out and become a working mother and not sponge off her daughter now that she is all washed up!

2704 days ago
48.

Terry    

----------------------------------------------
Your comments: Re : #38
"That city" (LA) is full of opportunity and options for a
bright talented young person LA has some wonderful schools.
It's not the city it's what you choose to do and be apart of in the city.
Those online IQ test are a joke. Get off the internet and go to
collage,Get a real idea on how an IQ works.

2704 days ago
49.

myview    

LEAVE MS. LOHAN ALONE SHE IS TRYING SO HARD TO COMMIT SUICIDE BUT HASN'T FOUND THE RIGHT VENUE YET.. GIVE HER A LITTLE TIME SHE'LL DO IT WITH THE RIGHT AUDIENCE..

2704 days ago
50.

Locks    

Hollywood. in the old days they had studio bosses that covered up these indiscretions and the public was kept in the dark (see Marilyn Monroe).

Posted at 12:45PM on May 29th 2007 by Instructorwright

I totally agree, since her mom is her so-called agent/manager, she is not doing a good job at all, rather it seems like she is in competition with her own daugter.
Rather protecting her from vices, she is in fact supporting them through her own bad actions.
This is what happens when a mom rather be a friend, than a mother.

Lindsy should ask herself, does she in 20 years want to be like her mother now, a has-been, or in her mother's case, a never-been, a parasite living off on other people's merits.

2704 days ago
51.

Luciana    

Who is she and her mother to crank on Lindsay's father as they do when Lindsay is out behaving horribly with her mother right by her side? If she refuses to take rehab seriously she'll be dead within 2 years

2704 days ago
52.

Rhonda    

WAKE UP GIRL!!!! One day you may not. You may not see it now, but it catches up to you. My son is only 24 years old and is dying from a liver disease due to drinking. For years I have him in rehab and counceling . I have done everything I can. His choice was to "party till I die". Does it not matter that you are breaking your family's heart? Oh, and miss thing, you're no diva. you're only 20. You young people need a reality check. And the bars that let her in and serve her booze, shame on you! You are breaking the law. Just because she is a celebrity, and is rich doesn't make it ok. Let her throw a fit. Just say no---people do it all the time. She is no diferent than joe down the block. I just want to know how these clubs don't get fined or in trouble for contributing to the delinquincy of a minor. I guess money and celebrity talks! Morally though, clubs, how can you live yourselves? Oh, I'm sorry, you don't care! Exactly! Lindsay, YOU WILL DIE or YOU WILL KILL SOMEONE ELSE!! Don't you want to live? What are you going to tell the person's family who you killed in a car accident driving drunk and drugged up.? I hope you get it together, I really do.

2704 days ago
53.

TimTom    

Who ever, for starters, ever thought she could act? She can drink and drug with the best of them, this is where her ture talent lies.

2704 days ago
54.

Terry    

#35 Bondgirl29
Good shot about the war on a Lohan blog! So yawn... I must reply.
Other countries have ALWAYS disliked America & Americans! Your afraid now or hate Bush so it matters?.
Personally I don't worry or care about other country's likeing us lol. Protecting and becoming non dependant on other countries should be your first concern. America has given freely to other countries in their time of need and other wise. If they do not like us >they never have.

2704 days ago
55.

Finally exposed - shes a wierdo    

This girl is the biggest drama queen out there; she's bigger than britney or paris. She's definitely tried to torpedo her career & reputation on purpose; she's worked hard to get there by being arrogant, aloof & standoffish, unwilling to accept anyone's advice and trying hard to be a full blown alcoholic. Now, she's trying to be a drama queen by going back to rehab AGAIN, being driven there by her lawyer.

You ask if she can pull a Robert Downey Jr. I say no way. The difference between her & Robert Downey Jr (who's done the exact same thing as her, yet continues to work) is RDJ has been universally recognized as one of the finest (if not the finest) actors of his generation; incredibly talented & the kind of actor that all actors & directors line up to work with. Lohan has the reputation of being not all that talented of an actress, and won't be able to overcome her stupidity, as she lacks the talent of an RDJ.

If I were an actor or studio head or movie insurance company, I'd probably not want to get involved with her from this point forward. She's a trainwreck, and no matter how much rehab she has, she'll still be just as arrogant & unwilling to take anyone's advice. There are plenty of better looking & more talented actresses out there I could work with; the ship has sailed on her career already. Time to move on to someone else...

2704 days ago
56.

myview    

HEY ARNOLD YOU ARE THE GOV. OF THAT FAIR STATE DON'T YOU THINK IT'S TIME TO GO TO THE STATE LIQUOR AUTHORITY ( SLA ) AND PULL THE LIQUOR LICENSES OF THOSE ESTABLISHMENT'S THAT ARE SERVING LINDSAY LIQUOR...

2704 days ago
57.

Liz    

The photographers have molded who is considered the "in" crowd that we all watch. They take pictures of those that make themselves accessible. It's an easy payday for them. We are a sad group who is easily manipulated.

While everyone says who cares about Linds we continue to click on the story and leave comments. Every mag bought and every computer click is money for those who hound these losers and give attention to their atroucious behavior.

So in the end we are contributing to the downfall of young Hollywood.

2704 days ago
58.

Amazing    

# 28 sassy. These are not big stars Lohan is working with - these are old, used-to-be stars on their last few days of fame before they ride off into the sunset. I have enjoyed McLaine all my life, but she is ancient. Hanoi Jane and all the old women who are working with Lohan are really on the way out.

But one poster said exactly what I am thinking. Of all the young, beautiful talented girls in Hollywood who would die for the chances Lohan has had, why do they keep going back to the same poisoned well and giving her all these chances. Give somebody else a chance - acting isn't that hard - 3 year olds can do it..

This reminds me of when JoLo was in our faces 24/7. Finally the public turned on her and made her a laughing stock. I like Lopez; admire her drive and how she pulled herself up, but she was all over the place - too much, too fast. This is happening to Lohan. Soon she will be just figure of fun. At least JLo made herself a whole bunch of money while the getting was good.

There are certain powerful men in Hollywood who hate pretty young girls and are out to destroy them, when we don't even realize what they are doing. It's subtle. Well, anyway that is my theory.

2704 days ago
59.

Puh der Baer    

Poor thing, little Lo-life....

2704 days ago
60.

Serrena    

This girl is worthless......she is nothing but an ugly skank..who I still can't believe was voted Maxim's hottest girl. She's trashy, ugly, and dirty. I hope that one day she realizes..she sucks at her job and doesn't deserve the money she is making. I can't stand her or her lame excuses. GOOD RIDDANCE!

2704 days ago
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