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Lindsay Lohan

Rejects Massive Offer From

'Dancing with the Stars'

1/22/2013 6:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Lindsay Lohan's ego might be her downfall -- because TMZ has learned, she just shut down a lucrative offer to do "Dancing with the Stars" ... because she doesn't want to do reality TV.

Sources close to Lindsay tell us, the actress was made several offers to join the DWTS cast this upcoming season -- offers that maxed out at $550,000.

But Lindsay -- who still owes hundreds of thousands in back taxes -- shut them down, telling friends she'd never consider doing reality TV ... she wants to stick to films.

But there's one problem -- after "The Canyons" fiasco, she's basically made herself unhireable. And as the saying goes, beggars can't be choosers.

A rep for DWTS tells us, "We don't comment on casting."

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31.

bb    

This to me is the MAIN deal that allows Lindsay's problems to perpetuate. Why the hell do producers with a credible or at least semi-credible brand name keep offering her these gigs on a plate? Or if not offering then giving in to her begging? It doesn't help to re kick start her career, all it does is allow her to maintain the illusion that she's still this huge in demand star and can therefore treat humanity like dog poo. The only thing I can think of is that I guess maybe these folk are too busy to keep up with celeb gossip and don't realize how bad things are, but the thing is, their advisors *should* be keeping up with such things.

If I were in charge of any such thing I'd say nooooo way no how; maybe in 5 years time if she gets herself cleaned up, and then we'll see.

640 days ago
32.

helloitsme    

She probably started the rumor they made her an offer. Lol

640 days ago
33.

Mr.Bojangles    

@Vinsetta

This is a gossip site and I like to expose their obvious lies. It doesn't take a lot of brain power to do that. Haters on the other hand lack any kind of brain power, all they see is the chance to hate, that tells me all I need to know about the sort of life you have so SPIN on it and STFU.

640 days ago
34.

jabberjaws    

Doing dwts would hinder her quest to win her oscar. As we all know she is a master actor, she's just waiting for her career turning role. Dwts is beneath our little princess.

640 days ago
35.

Vinsetta    

Zeph, DWTS does draw in the ratings so it's one of ABC's prime time shows that does good. They are certainly not going to risk anything with it by offering Lindsay to be on it, and for 550K. And right now, after this legal and career shytstorm is falling down on her, they would want her??? No effign way. This is so grasping at straws from Dina the dumbass.

640 days ago
36.

Cecilia     

Really? Okay so when she doesn't show for rehearsals, or misses a live TV taping...what then? Oh, yeah - these people probably think they'll be different from the others that came before them.

640 days ago
37.

ashley    

The tight schedule would interfere with Lindsay's drinking & drugging..No way is she going to allow some reality show come between her partying

640 days ago
38.

James25    

Well for Lindsay to turn down a $550,000 offer when she owes the IRS $230,000 and owes her lawyer $300,000 seems very stupid. But then again, maybe Lindsay has some other big offers that we just don't know about.

640 days ago
39.

hoverZero    

LoL. Lindsay would be great following The Karate Kid, A woman nobody'll have sex with and a transsexual with no sausage.

640 days ago
40.

EasilyHard    

She needs to do a great play and actually commit

640 days ago
41.

Its Nikki Bitches    

Bwhahaha! Lindsay couldn't do DWTS if her life depened on it.

She said no cause of all the cigs and drugs she does. Lindsay is so out of shape, there is no way on Gods green earth she would be able to do or keep up with all the time and practice that goes into on DWTS


Who would want her stink ass as a partner

640 days ago
42.

SoWhat    

If dancing with the stars was trying to get her to be on the show that really shows how desperate they are really are for has beens to be on there. Trying to get her is scraping beneath the bottom of the barrel under all the slime and muck. If they're down to asking Lohans to be on there then just take the damn show off the air, they'd get better ratings with an hour of static than having her on the show.

640 days ago
43.

Marilyn    

I heard she was offered to play "Hamlet" & she turned it down too!

640 days ago
44.

firebaby    

in any article lohan-related, "sources" = michael or dina...

c'mon TMZ your readers aren't idiots... heck, we do most of your story editing lmfao

640 days ago
45.

smurfya    

She can't be on a dancing show, she'll spill her drink!

640 days ago
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