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Lindsay Lohan

HANDPICKED

By Victoria Gotti

4/8/2011 8:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Lindsay Lohan beat out Blake Lively AND Sienna Miller for her new role as Victoria Gotti -- and TMZ has learned ... Victoria herself made sure that happened.

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Sources close to the production tell TMZ, producers were considering both Blake and Sienna for the role -- but John Gotti's famously blonde daughter wasn't having it, insisting Lindsay get the role instead ... and producers loved the idea.

Not all that surprising -- according to sources, Victoria is a good friend of the Lohan family ... and she often spends time with them on Long Island.

Meanwhile, Lindsay is currently in L.A. auditioning for "Superman" -- but we're told she already has a plane ticket back to NYC for April 12th ... to close the Gotti deal for good.


 

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sean    

sullying
present participle of sul·ly (Verb)

1. Damage the purity or integrity of; defile.

2. Make dirty: "she wondered if she dared sully his untarnished reputation"

1296 days ago
287.

sean    

@Jill
Any word on what the Fonz said about Li Lo showing up at his sons movie premiere and ( SULLYING ) up the party ??

1296 days ago
288.

sean    

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actually lou, don't know where you got that i was being smug. i have no idea if it's true or not and i have no idea if tmz has good sources on this or not. i hope it is. i'm only posting what i've seen about the movie.

all i'm saying is on april 12th, one way or the other we will know whether lindsay is in this movie or not.

she was in new york recently and she was pictured at a casting agents office yesterday so she is at least auditioning or meeting with agents.

Posted at 8:30 AM on Apr 8, 2011 by Jill
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JIll, these mentally challenged people are not interested in facts ~

Try to understand the MIND of a person who expends all this ENERGY hating someone and trying to RUIN someone's career that they don't even know ~

They really are sad people!

Posted at 8:47 AM on Apr 8, 2011 by Tony Johnson
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she was in new york recently and she was pictured at a casting agents office yesterday so she is at least auditioning or meeting with agents.

Posted at 8:30 AM on Apr 8, 2011 by Jill
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I'm sorry, I must have misheard you; she was on the casting couch yesterday. Did it work?

Maybe YOU, Dina, should stop pushing her to audition in her current mess of a state. Making money is more important than having a drunken daughter running amok? Oh, I forgot, she isn't drinking, she's just tripping...interesting word, there, yeah, I'll just bet she is...

Posted at 8:51 AM on Apr 8, 2011 by lou
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Try to understand the MIND of a person who expends all this ENERGY hating someone
They really are sad people!

Posted at 8:47 AM on Apr 8, 2011 by Tony Johnson

Says the loser that spends his entire day raging at strangers and has accepted a challenge to fight one of them.

Do you have any mirrors in your flophouse or have you put your first through all of them???

Posted at 8:52 AM on Apr 8, 2011 by Vorlon

1296 days ago
289.

sean    

Sorry about the posts I am copying some of the conversations to read later and hit the send button.oops

well maybe it helped @therock catch up..

Duty calls...

1296 days ago
290.

Danielle    

oh brother,tmz is takin out the trash today,now there are 3 lowhan feeds on

1296 days ago
291.

AddieTrish    

Some of the most ridiculous **** you can thing of to Danielle! Except I did enjoy Betty White talking smack about Linds! Go Betty its your birfday!

1296 days ago
292.

LHakaLH    

Has victoria gotti actually made any statements herself? or is this another Dina Lohan rumor?

1296 days ago
293.

misanthrope36    

Handpicked? Like a booger?

1296 days ago
294.

Danielle    

@addie,what did i say?

1296 days ago
295.

Vorlon    

X17 EXCLUSIVE - Lindsay Lohan In Victoria Gotti Role NOT A Done Deal, Producer Says

Although reports claim Lindsay Lohan is close to signing on as Victoria in the upcoming movie Gotti: Three Generations, executive producer Marc Fiore says "99% of the casting rumors are false."

Fiore tells X17online exclusively:

"I will be announcing the cast of our Gotti film on April 12. You'll see that many of the names supposedly connected to the film are not involved. I also want to clear up that Victoria Gotti is not a producer on the film, and for that reason, she has no say on the production or who is getting cast in various roles."

As for the film itself, Fiore wouldn't confirm whether Travolta will be playing John Gotti, however the superstar will be present for the big casting announcement next week. Fiore adds:

"We have the story of the modern day Godfather. This is the first story ever told by the Gotti family themselves. We bought the rights from the family to tell their story. This will be a true and accurate account. Let me tell you, there are some bone-chilling stories to tell."

As for Lindsay, turns out her connection with the Gotti family goes way back to 1989. A family source tells X17online exclusively:

"Michael and Dina took Lindsay and son Michael Jr. to the San Gennaro festival in 1989 and they ended up sitting at the Gotti's booth. Ever since then the families have been tight."

In case you aren't familiar with the San Gennaro Festival, it's an annual Feast that brings more than one million people to the streets of Little Italy, NYC in the annual salute to the Patron Saint of Naples.

As for Lilo's chances of being cast in the role of Victoria Gotti, find out what our source told us ... after the jump.


The source adds:

"There's no doubt Lindsay will get the part. Victoria has already hand-picked her. No one can nail that role like Lindsay."

Guess we'll find out on April 12th!

Posted at 1:14 PM on Apr 8, 2011 by themare

Translation- Producer says 99% of the rumours are false, Victoria Gotti is not a producer has no say, un-named source (most likely Dina) says she has the role.

Draw your own conclusions.

1296 days ago
296.

Danielle    

@vorlon,awwwww,its so refreshing that the dredges of life hang out with each other,its all coming full circle now

1296 days ago
297.

AddieTrish    

@addie,what did i say?

Posted at 1:13 PM on Apr 8, 2011 by Danielle
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Wasnt it you who made the comment about Dina playing Gotti or was that someone else? :/

1296 days ago
298.

AddieTrish    

I wonder what its like for the Lohan's to (especially Dina) to be proven a liar over and over again. Does she have any shame what at all?

1296 days ago
299.

smashley    

well....

BLAKE LIVELY BLOWS!!!!!!!!!!!....

SIENNA MILLER is forgettable, has she ever been in anything? other than a bunch of married mens pants?

and as for Lindsay, when she has it together she's got some skills, yeah I know its painful to say....

1296 days ago
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Danielle    

@addie,yes it was me,but of course that was sarcasm 100 percent..lol

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