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Lindsay Lohan -- I Wasn't Fired, I Quit!

11/20/2010 5:35 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Lindsay Lohan made the choice to leave her latest film project, not the other way around ... sources close to LiLo tell TMZ.

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It's been reported today that Lindsay was fired from the planned Linda Lovelace biopic "Inferno." But sources who have spoken to Lindsay within the last hour tell us Lindsay decided to drop out from the film so that she could focus more on her recovery.

We're told Lindsay felt the project no longer felt right -- but that she and the director, Matthew Wilder, remain on good terms and hope to work together in the future.

UPDATE: A rep for Lindsay adds that Lindsay is "concentrating on her recovery" and calls the decision to leave the film "mutual."



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181.

AnnieSH    

Jane, for someone who had supported her on previous posts, you sure have not in your last one. You make it sound as if Lindsay is dead and buried career-wise. Yes, people in the film industry - and RL people - are fickle, but there has been many celebs who fell further down than she has and survived.

Also, I did not say she COULD do movie, I said she SHOULD chose a specific role. As for her not able to get a role or have a choice...I don't believe it. Everyone loves a survivor and I'm sure there would be at least one studio that would support her or take a chance on her. To think otherwise is basically condemning her for life for her poor choices and mistakes. Also I am not arrogant enough to say these are facts - just as you shouldn't say that her career is over is a fact. Both yours and mine are just opinions and/or beliefs. Unless you have personally spoke to EVERY studio to prove your statement is factual.

And as far as studios stepping in to support Lindsay, I'm sure they are waiting for her to get her life in order. And anyway, she should focus on herself now and not what will happen in a few months. But again, this is ONLY my opinion - and not good wishing as you put it. Even if it was...so what? Not everyone thinks she has no future and those who do - which obviously you do - are setting her up for failure before she even TRIES to redeem herself.

1328 days ago
182.

lou    

Hmmmm, well if she truly did quit then she must be recovering to some extent. That movie was all about sexual exploitation and I suspect that Lindsay is already too full of that subject.

1328 days ago
183.

Pretty LL    

This is a chick who sells photos of herself to tabloids. Does anyone really believe she'd quit a chance to make a buck? She was fired and once again, lying, lying, lying.....

1328 days ago
184.

PhillipP    

The only thing left is real porn.

1328 days ago
185.

JaneB    

Annie,
If you read my post you will see that I wrote her "FORMER CAREER".
Lindsays behaviors and problems have slammed doors in her face.
You are mistaken to believe that because BAD things are happening to Lindays that I am not "supportive" of her.
When are people going to learn:
DON'T SHOOT THE MESSENGER.
And,. for the record, I am NOT GOD, I do NOT know everything. I am someone with a lot of life and work experience that is sharing my opinion on how things in this town work.
For the record, if there were BIG STARS and STUDIOS behind Lindsay, they would be aware that she needs their SUPPORT NOW.
I don't know if you live in LA, but even if you don't, pick up your phone, call any studio and say, "Hi, I'm Annie, Lindsay Lohan's new manager and I'd like to...."
Go ahead, and see what happens.
I hope Lindsay pulls her stuff together, but I think it is CRUEL for her "fans" to have expectations of her, to encourage her to believe that Hollywood is waiting for BF to cut her loose. It isn't going to be there for her...for a long, long time, at best. She has been in rehab 5 times and she is a LIAR. This doesn't mean I DON"T LIKE LINDSAY...it means, Lindsay has been in rehab 5 times and is a LIAR........those are facts. You wish to be supportive of Lindsay? Don't try to encourage her that she should LOOK for work in this INDUSTRY. That is not KIND, that is not support, that is SETTING HER UP, for failure and great disappointment. It is not FAIR for you to believe and encourage Lindsay that your little wisp of ideas are going to fill her pockets with cash.
Being supportive, being a real "friend" is about TELLING THE TRUTH, not HYPE, and wishes.
I have absolutely NOTHING to do with the choice Lindsay has made.

1328 days ago
186.

lili    

Lindsey, whatever happened, good luck to you, stay strong. We are routing for you!

1328 days ago
187.

Paige    

Give me strength. I haven't been here in a while and you're still going on about this woman and her antics. How is she affording to continue to pay the paps to print her photos? Does anyone really believe that the paps are stalking her? Or that her Mum rings the paps may be more like it? Every single a day a new completly clear photo with her with the finger in the mouth or out shopping and peeking over the shoulder to make sure the paps are still there. I know the Prince William and Kate thing is a bore but maybe pics of them for a while or some actors that have worked in my lifetime. I'm 10 so I don't know any of LL's movies. Has she done any in the last 10 yrs?

1328 days ago
188.

kb    

She has proven herself to be an awesome actress she does not need to do trash like porn star movies, I think her agent made a good call on this one!

1328 days ago
189.

JaneB    

that should read "CHOICES" Lindsay has made. It was not intended to read as the CHOICE of not taking this movie, which by the way, I personally believe she was DISMISSED from. She is not INSURABLE......I don't understand why you don't understand THAT is the ULTIMATE kiss of death.
And for the record, a whole lot of other people have NOT done things WORSe than Lindsay and boounced back.
RDJr is NOT LL, and Charlie Sheen (although an AsZHOLE ELITE) has been around for DECADES, filling up peoples bank accounts.
Lindsay utter disrespect for the courts, for others and particually for HERSELF, is something that is UNPRECIDENTED.....
at least in the last 30 years....
Lindsay is a pretty little girl with acting abilities, This town has THOUSANDS of pretty girls with acting abilities.
It is erroneous to think Lindsay is "special". She would of NEVER been mocked on Glee, if she had any substantial support in this town. I am very sorry to disappoint you, and her, but that is the way I see it.
I would be thrilled to death for Lindsay to sweep the Oscars in 2012.
I shall not hold my breath, seeing as though I know how business works....
You are standing up for her "SOUL", that is kind. It isn't anything that will get her a JOB, in "HOLLLYWOOD".

1328 days ago
190.

Broeheem    

C'mon, you guys have got it all wrong. Lindsay wasn't fired, nor did she quit. It was an amicable parting of the ways. She felt that at this time, she needs to focus on some of her more important ventures. She hasn't released any decisions yet, nor has she likely chosen which endeavor to put forth the most of her attention, but all of the following are soon to happen, and I personally can't wait. Coming soon:

Lindsay Lohan Financial Wizardry
Lindsay Lohan Literary Guild
Lindsay Lohan Tourette’s Clinic

These Wall Street mega-movers will have to wait, at least for a little while. She's still incredibly dedicated to the near-immediate grand opening of the Lindsay Lohan Treatment Center For The Rich.

Stay tuned.

1328 days ago
191.

JaneB    

Paige,
You are soooo correct. Media, even the paps, are not stalking Lindsay. It is easy to see that HollywoodPaps are not renting out hotel rooms outside of LA on the hope they can get a pic of Lindsay, that, for the record, only VERY FEW SITES are interested in.
It is well known that previously Lindsay and her MommieDearest informed Paps where she would be, and if you will notice, lindsay always has her little outfits on, and, yes, it's all very contrived. It is sooo sad. I don't blame Lindsay much for this at all, I see she is trying so hard to make Mommy Happy.
It is very, very, sad. I see Linday as someone who was extremely exploited as a child, and brainwashed all the way into adulthood into believing that "SHE IS A BIG STAR" crap.
She NEVER was THAT BIG....and her making a comeback, would require a HISTORY of not only giving up drugs, but her arrogance, and sence of entitlement. It is going to take her a long time to even UNDERSTAND what she needs to do.....it is very very sad. Lindsay Lohan is a victim of CHILD ABUSE. I can only pray that she does not SETTLE for being victimized.

1328 days ago
192.

Caleb W    

Lindsay quit. LOL I guess that's damage control. Everyone gets tired of her when they realize she's a worthless piece of trash. Shortly after her release from "rehab" she'll be back on the party circuit, and probably end up broke. Since she is a hopeless addicte,she'll be in the alley behind the bar sucking dudes off. I hope

1328 days ago
193.

monal    

she also claimed for years she was not an addict. you really think people are gonna believe her?

1328 days ago
194.

nastynorm    

NOT GOING TO BE IN THAT MOVIE?! TO MAKE MONEY TO PAY REHAB?! I GUESS THE ETRADE WIMPS WILL PAY THE BILL.

1328 days ago
195.

AnnieSH    

Jane, I'm afraid we're going to have to agree to disagree. I do not believe that a negative action produces a positive result. And I never at any time said it wouldn't be hard. Of course it will. Extremely hard for her. But she should have people around her - and her fans - that not only tells her the truth and brings her down to reality, BUT they should also be supportive. I believe that's called tough love.

I have had two best friends who were drug addicts and alcoholics. Their family abandoned them, whereas I stood by them every step of the way. And they did indeed overcome their addictions...so it's not impossible. And as I said previously, the studios are probably waiting for her to get her life in order. For it would be foolish to hire someone who clearly has personal issues to work through.

As far as thinking it's cruel to believe and support Lindsay that things will get better because it's setting her up for failure, again, I have to disagree. Keeping a positive atmosphere around her will only encourage her to do better as well as making herself feel better about herself. She doesn't need negativity around her. That would be counter-productive. How would YOU feel if people around you made you feel like there was no hope?

And finally, I do not live in LA, and listening to your negativity, I'm glad I don't because if everyone there is like you, it's no wonder why celebrities turns to drugs. Believe it or not, I do understand where you are coming from and the points you are trying to make. However, I choose to believe otherwise. Call it being naive - which it probably is - but there is no harm in wishing/hoping/believing that everyone deserves a second chance. Maybe not now (which would be ignorant to believe that), and maybe not in the near future, BUT eventually she will have the opportunity to continue her career. I refuse to believe there is no hope for her.

As for continuing this disagreement between us, I don't see any point. You believe one thing and I believe another. And I'm sure nothing I say will convince you otherwise - just like nothing you say will change my beliefs. And I don't feel that this is worth getting angry about it. I am - and my beliefs - are not worth your time and energy.

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