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8/15/2013 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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They both experimented with drugs ... they both torpedoed their careers ... and now Lindsay Lohan and Kenny Powers are joining forces on "Eastbound and Down," TMZ has learned.

SPOILER ALERT: sources close to production tell us, Lindsay signed on to play the adult version of Kenny's illegitimate daughter on the HBO series finale ... and she's currently filming on set in North Carolina.

Makes sense Kenny's kid would become Lindsay Lohan. If you recall, Kenny stashed his bong and all sorts of sex toys in the room of his infant son's room at the end of last season.

It's a pretty big opportunity for Lindsay -- her first real acting gig since she left rehab -- because if she's funny, a spin-off could be in the cards. Crazier things have happened.

Now here's a clip of Kenny Powers dancing his face off on ecstasy.

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themare    

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Thursday, August 15, 2013 09:00pm
Lindsay Lohan: Primed for a comeback that could be her last

Reuters picLOS ANGELES, Aug 14 — At the premiere of director Paul Schrader’s micro-budget thriller “The Canyons” last week in Los Angeles, the film’s star and Hollywood’s favourite troubled actress, Lindsay Lohan, was nowhere to be found among the booze-sipping pool-side crowd.

“We get used to these last-minute situations,” Schrader wryly told the audience. “We know that she wanted to come, but the drama wasn’t sufficient enough.”

“The Canyons,” penned by “American Psycho” author Bret Easton Ellis and also starring adult film actor James Deen, is just one step in Lohan’s latest attempt to revive her stalled acting career, which at age 27 may be running short on time, according to industry veterans.

The former child star who earned high marks for her roles in 1998’s “The Parent Trap” and 2004’s “Mean Girls” is as well-known for her legal troubles — theft and reckless driving — as for her talent. She has been to rehab six times.

“Lindsay lives in an atmosphere of chaos,” Schrader said in an interview. “It just seems to be part of her makeup and if there isn’t chaos, somehow there becomes chaos. It’s exhausting to be around her. It’s exhausting for her.”

Lohan’s early success and enviable looks made her one of the most sought-after actresses of her generation. But her inability to steer clear of trouble has pushed many fans to write her off in recent years.

Since leaving a court-ordered 90-day stint in rehab last month, the actress has enlisted a sober coach to help her stay clean, guest-hosted comedienne Chelsea Handler’s talk show “Chelsea Lately” on US cable network E! and taped an interview with redemption queen Oprah Winfrey that will air on Sunday.

“It’s not a one-shot situation, it’s one day at a time, and her primary problem is reliability,” Schrader added. “It’s not lack of talent or lack of charisma. It’s lack of reliability.”

Lohan’s publicist, Tej Herring, declined to comment when asked about the actress’s next career steps.

‘Put your head down’

Lohan, who will also be the subject of a reality series on Winfrey’s OWN cable network next year, is required to attend weekly therapy sessions over the next 15 months to comply with a court order for a reckless driving charge.

“I actually think it’s very much within her power to reclaim her career,” said Allan Mayer, a Hollywood crisis manager who has had clients such as actor Tom Cruise and singer R. Kelly.

“The way you do that doesn’t involve any smoke and mirrors or no spin doctoring or anything like that. It’s really a question of just what she seems to be doing right now, which is you put your head down and do your work.”

The media discourse about Lohan as Hollywood’s untamed wild child who partied away a promising career is primed to shift back in her favor and toward public redemption, Mayer said.

“We won’t change our minds arbitrarily,” he said. “But if someone can come along and give us a good solid reason to change our mind, to think differently about something we’ve been told the same thing about over and over again, we’ll grab at it.”

While reviews for “The Canyons” have been generally negative, critics have praised Lohan’s performance as the jaded actress Tara, who finds herself in the crosshairs of her jealous boyfriend’s psychological manipulation. Variety’s Scott Foundas praised Lohan’s “raw conviction” and her “uncanny conflagration of drama and autobiography.”

‘Starting to get your last shot’

Lohan’s redemption may take a while.

“I heard a studio person talking and she would have to do almost a year and a half or two years of reliable work before that reputation would go away,” Schrader said.

One thing that critics and Schrader agree on is that Lohan still has talent, and if her nimble performance on “Chelsea Lately” is any indication, the actress has a bright future, said Mark Pasetsky, a celebrity branding expert and former editor of OK! magazine.

“I think it’s that type of performance that will put her back into good graces with fans and the industry,” said Pasetsky, who heads the public relations firm Mark Allen & Co. “She was smart, she was self-deprecating, she was quick.”

But an additional hurdle Lohan faces to a Hollywood ending is her gender, Schrader said. Women in the industry have it tougher than men and he points to how Robert Downey Jr. was able to bounce back from substance abuse and rehab to become one of the top earners in Hollywood.

“She’s 27 now, and as an actress, you’re starting to get to your last shot,” he said.

Although Mayer believes that an emotional performance by Lohan with Winfrey is no longer the sure image boost that it once was, Pasetsky said it is still good to have the media mogul and tastemaker in your corner.

“Everybody is rooting for her (Lohan) to have a comeback,” Pasetsky said. “This is somebody that there’s a great affection for because of the earliest part of her career. ... This is not somebody that people want to see fail.” — Reuters

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47.

ketjo    

Well that explains why this cold front got down to Wilmington and stalled out and nows it headed back this way...and I'm freezing my ass off this morning .....Even mother nature doesn't want any thing to do with Lindsay Lohan........as for that show it was canceled by HBO.....and most of the production has already been shut down and the studio's place will be up for rent...I see Oprah's finger in this pie...gotta to have something to film ..Hell you can't have a comeback doc if no body will hire your comebackie now would it....LOL

349 days ago
48.

LLsez    

The New Republic weighs in:

The Canyons is inept and de-energizing, and Lindsay Lohan is enough to make you cry. As a kid she had a memorable smile and a tomboy charm. No one insisted on her being an international sexpot or a great actress. Probably no one knows how to rescue her from the greased slide of her celebrity. But she is deadly in this film and she looks tragic. She was 26 when The Canyons was shot, and she could be her own mother.

349 days ago
49.

janet    

Moring Nikki, Wow. Guess I was right that Lohan will be using Winfrey as her new best friend.


Hey is this only because of that 8 seg docu-crap?

349 days ago
50.

Reg    

How very interesting that Dulna has maintained (Radio) silence of late) Hmmm? Could it be that she is transfixed on watching constant re runs of the Clamyons???? (That should of been me)!!!! "I was a Rockette" Don't You Know who I Am !!!!! I coulda been a Stahhh!!!!

349 days ago
51.

mark    

sad, sad day when this smelly hoglet ruins one of my favorite shows.

349 days ago
52.

janet    

Like I've always been saying...You can't have a comeback when you have never been missed.

349 days ago
53.

ketjo    

Lindsay Lohan is a example of what a human version of a bit(vh in heat is.....at least to males.....don't matter how mangy, smelly or nasty looking they are they will think she is the most beautiful thing in the world and go following and sniffing after her ever time ..if they have a ounce of testosterone in their body's they will be sniffing ...and that is her appeal.....she can't act....she is plainly illiterate poorly educated in learning and manners and bankrupt of any morals s and to top if off...she is a narcissist sociopath.....and they wonder why women don't like her.....LOL
" So as the song go's"
"Just give her one more last chance "
to prove it ain't so.................................
That's like asking a rattler to bite you again cause the first time was so painful.........

349 days ago
54.

LLsez    

Blo's new healthy life-style!!


Kelcian LeClaire ‏@kelcianleclaire
Had the privilege of selling cigarettes and Red Bull to Lindsay Lohan tonight. That was interesting.

349 days ago
55.

MADISYN, LIAISON TO THE H8TURDS!!    

I've NEVER heard of the show or the man, Kenny Powers, so that explains why Blohan was cast in ANOTHER CAMEO!!

349 days ago
56.

Chief Gall    

quick annoy in................
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SUPER MAXIMUM LOL!!!!!!
So Lindsay sweetie is working and haters are ANGRY!!!! LOL!!!!! Another step up the ladder. Now think for a moment. Where is she, and where do you want her to be?? She's not in jail and she's not going. She gets paid close to 2M for Oprah and she looks GREAT!! You've seen the clips. She gets a gig on CL and the audience and critics loved her and the ratings go up. She is on the Live By Night IMDb as rumored. Why? That's the question. What EXACTLY did Ben and Lindsay talk about? The Canyons is not doing well at the box office, BUT, did you forget itunes and VOD? I haven't rented The Canyons yet. It's not important. Indie films are never big at the box office. Her acting was praised by more than just a few important reviewers and that's what matters. Now she gets this new gig. She' moving up, haters. She's not in jail and her many fans and supporters are happy about that. How irrelevant do you feel, hater? On a scale of one to ten? LOL!!!!!!!
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quick annoy out.................................

349 days ago
57.

Sam    

You can bet that O's filming all these "set up" cameo's, and once the camera's stop rolling, she'll just be back to the same ole fcuk up she's always been for the past 7 years.

349 days ago
58.

janet    

I'm going to go with this is only done for Lohan so Winfrey has some garbarge to use for that 8 part docu-crap joke.


Got to agree with Nikki...no way Lohan got this on her own.

349 days ago
59.

Blondie    

She's making more money than all her trash talkers combined will ever make. Sitting on TMZ talking about LL around the clock doesn't take a lot of effort or intellect and can't pay well. JMO

349 days ago
60.

ketjo    

Oh dear ! what will Lindsay and Lohan inc do....this is the only Lohan Spin being carried this morning on any of the big sites.... No ROL story ....No CB story ......No Huff story.....just good old reliable TMZ......with a day old story .......a cameo of a cancelled third rate show on HBO the majority of the country never even heard of let alone watch......can't wait to see Marvin and Chief Grief go to town bragging on this one......

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