TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

Lindsay Lohan to Oprah

$2 Mil For My Thoughts!

7/16/2013 6:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0715_lindsay_lohan_oprah_money_show_own
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.

Substance abuse can pay handsomely -- Who knew?

Hey, we interviewed Lindsay for free -- check it out!

0919_lindsay_lohan_pretty_footer_v2

783 COMMENTS

No Avatar
76.

GetOverYourself    

I geuss now we know why Oprah's network is failing.

360 days ago
77.

jmix    

Lindsay can talk about Sam and Oprah can talk about Gayle..

360 days ago
78.

Todd    

Why is this waste of human-filth alive? Why isn't she in jail? She's good for media attention, but a waste of life who shouldn't be breathing my oxygen. The paparazzi should be swarming her instead of of what they'd done to Princess Dianna.

360 days ago
79.

Sam    

Why would anyone pay to hear her messed up life story??

360 days ago
80.

Deadpool23    

Hey Oprah, you should first ask Lifetime & Bravo channel how investing money on Lindsay turned out.

360 days ago
81.

Its Nikki Bitches    

Bwahahhahahhahahahahha!!


I think the reality show will go one of two ways. The first possibility is that Oprah’s cameras won’t even try to follow Lindsay while she’s clubbing and binge-drinking, the cameras will just act as a “white-wash” so that Lindsay can act like she’s the most persecuted crack-baby in the world. The second possibility is that Oprah will feel like the cameras are entitled to get the whole story, and she will force Lindsay to take the cameras everywhere, which will cause an entirely new drama, and at the end of the day LL will back out of the deal with Oprah. And then Lindsay will sue Oprah, and then I’ll laugh. Because that’s what you get for getting into bed with these people.

360 days ago
82.

Its Nikki Bitches    

Bwhahahhahaha.....Hahahaahahaa!


Over the weekend, we discussed the stupidity of Oprah’s grand plan to make Lindsay Lohan into some kind of reality star. Oprah has signed Lindsay up for LL’s first post-rehab interview PLUS Oprah is giving Lindsay some kind of OWN reality show. It’s a trainwreck, and Oprah is basically scraping the bottom of the gin-soaked barrel with this mess. Oprah has her own issues, of course – OWN is tanking, Oprah is losing money, and no one really cares in general. So Oprah is going full-on tabloid media now. And it’s costing her a pretty penny too:

360 days ago
83.

Its Nikki Bitches    

Bwhahahahhahahaahaha!!!


It’s cracked-out insanity that Lindsay’s “tell-all” miniseries and interview is worth $2 million at this point. Granted, I’ll watch the interview, but that’s only because it’s my job. And while I’m not an expert on celebrities and what they’re worth, I think Oprah just got grifted from the biggest bunch of crack-grifters in Hollywood. There is no way, no how that the Cracken is worth $2 million. No one else would have paid even close to that. Andy Cohen’s wonk eye judges Oprah.

And if that’s not the worst part, perhaps this is – Dina Lohan is already giving interviews about how Oprah is Lindsay’s “mentor” now. This is what you get, Oprah. This is what you get for getting into bed with this cracked-out family.

360 days ago
84.

ketjo    

LOL.........The Lohan Leach;s have latched on and they will drain Oprah of every ounce of publicity and attention they can get....and when she's drained of her life's blood only then will they let go and run as fast as they can sliver away on their full belly's and blame everything that will surely go wrong on her and her network........couldn't happen to a more worthier woman........Next Big story on Access Hollywood and Billy Bush stumbling over the story trying not to laugh.......

360 days ago
85.

oink    

Oprah is a FOOL thinking Lindsay will sit for 8 shows, after 1- 3 she will run with the $$$$$ and stop taking phone calls.

360 days ago
86.

oink    

Now she will have $$$ to OD

360 days ago
87.

Pookie    

But what would an eight-part series on her post rehab life actually entail? Going to auditions? Avoiding nightclubs? Never getting behind the wheel of a car, ever? Working on a sequel to "Liz and Dick?"
Really -- what? Her life is so well chronicled, in so many ways -- most of them sordid or sad -- that a series like this promises a Lohan no viewer has ever seen, or perhaps would ever want to see.
But at least for Lohan, a reality series offers a brand new canvas that she can conceivably paint for herself -- conceivably a whole new image for a whole new person.
The flip side is that it just feeds her compulsive need for attention that too often gets yoked to substance abuse. That sad cycle has been repeated so many times, yet Lohan now may finally have a chance, maybe even a realistic one, to stop it altogether. An eight-part reality series will either force her to behave for the cameras -- to really chart genuine progress -- or send her right back into the arms of a monster (rank overexposure) that has done nothing but serve her ill.
Plus, if Lohan is really really really serious about jump-starting her movie career -- although after "The Canyons" that may not be an option -- is a reality series the best way to go about doing that?

360 days ago
88.

Its Nikki Bitches    

TWO fully-paid assistants .....CORRECTION, TWO paid baby sitters. One for the day shift and one for the night shift

Lying Lindsay will have them running away in no time.

360 days ago
89.

Jay    

This I dont not understand. Lindsay is the same ole same ole she gets arrested, she goes to rehab she gets out does the comeback interview she gets arrested goes to rehab gets out does the comeback interview rinse and repeat. While its entertaining enough to shoot the sh*t about on a gossip site its not really tv/interview worthy anymore, atleast that is my opinion. If it was her first f*ck up then yeah it may be show worthy but its f*ck up number what 20 now? Oh well Lindsay will probably be in jail or rehab by day one of filming anyways.

360 days ago
90.

AllieFrid    

Oprah has hit a new bottom. That money would have been better served to charity. We don't care about these spoiled celebrity brats. I refuse to watch this kind of stuff anymore. Shame on you, Oprah. Wasting money. like that to get ratings. What happened to your ethics?

360 days ago
Previous 15 Comments | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments

Around The Web