Oprah Winfrey has landed another TV coup – she’ll be the first to interview Lindsay Lohan after the troubled actress walks free from court-ordered rehab next month.
The Mean Girls star was sentenced to serve 90 days in a treatment facility earlier this year (13), and her time will be up at the beginning of August.
Lohan will return to public life with a sit-down Oprah chat for the TV titan’s OWN network.
Confirming the big news, a Winfrey spokeswoman says, “OWN will air an exclusive interview with Oprah and Lindsay Lohan that will tape and air in August.”
Lohan has also agreed to front an “eight-part documentary series”, which will revolve around the actress’ efforts to stay healthy and make a career comeback after her three-month rehab stint, for the network in 2014
Troubled actress Lindsay Lohan has been given until May 2 to enroll in a drug rehabilitation facility, after accepting a plea deal to avoid jail time on Monday.
The Mean Girls star avoided another stint behind bars after pleading no contest to lying to police and reckless driving, relating to a car crash in California last summer, and she was ordered to complete 90 days in a locked down treatment center, 30 days of community service and 18 months of psychotherapy.
She was officially booked for the charges on Tuesday at a Santa Monica police station and the 26-year-old has been given just over a month to get her affairs in order before her stint in a residential rehab center begins.
Lohan must also provide proof of her psychotherapy treatment to court officials.
Actress Lindsay Lohan has submitted a doctor’s note to skip her Los Angeles court appearance on Wednesday after reportedly becoming ill while in New York.
The Mean Girls star is due to appear in court to fight claims she violated her probation from a 2011 necklace theft conviction by allegedly lying to a police officer following a car crash in California last summer.
She faces three charges from the incident – giving false information to a police officer, obstructing or resisting a police officer in the performance of his duty and reckless driving, which carries a jail sentence of over 240 days.
However, it appears Lohan won’t be well enough to attend her first hearing in person – on Tuesday, her new lawyer, Mark Heller, filed legal papers notifying the judge that she has been ordered by doctors not to fly after coming down with an upper respiratory infection.
In his court documents, Heller claimed Lohan had been examined by a Big Apple medic on Saturday – the same day she was photographed shopping in Manhattan. Those pictures have since surfaced on TMZ.com.
The new charges are the latest in a slew of legal problems for the star – she is also battling allegations of assault in New York, where she is accused of punching a female club-goer during a night out in November.
Lindsay Lohan’s business manager is “working out” a payment deal with U.S. tax officials after failing to keep up to date with her earnings from 2009 and 2010.
The Mean Girls star is accused of falling behind with her federal income taxes and she was this week slapped with a bill for $140,203 from officials at the Internal Revenue Service, adding to the $93,000 she owes from 2009.
The actress’ publicist admitted Lohan was “completely unaware of the problem” and vowed to handle the issue “immediately”, and now her spokesman Steve Honig reveals the two parties are negotiating a settlement.
He tells Eonline.com, “Lohan’s business manager is working out an acceptable arrangement with the Irs and hopes to have the matter solved shortly.”
Lindsay Lohan is continuing to impress a Los Angeles judge with her good behavior after staying on top of her community service requirements.
The Mean Girls star returned to court on Tuesday morning for another progress report hearing in relation to her recent conviction for a probation violation.
Lohan won top marks from Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Stephanie Sautner in December for completing part of her community service punishment ahead of the court-ordered deadline, and she has kept up the good work in recent weeks.
Her ongoing efforts won Lohan high praise from Judge Sautner on Tuesday after the court official received a glowing report from the star’s probation officer for her work at the Los Angeles County Morgue.
During the brief hearing, Judge Sautner gushed, “Keep doing what you’re doing. You appear to be doing very well.”
Lohan is next due in court on February 22, by which time she must have completed an additional 15 days of community service and another five therapy sessions.
The actress was told to complete 120 hours of community service and undergo counseling following a necklace theft conviction in early 2011, when she was already on probation for a 2007 DUI incident.
If she continues to impress Judge Sautner, Lohan’s probation will end in March.
Lindsay Lohan’s apology gift of cupcakes was turned away from the Los Angeles County Morgue on Friday, because the actress’ community service bosses felt it was “unacceptable” for staff to munch delicious treats inches from dead bodies.
The Mean Girls star began her court-ordered service at the morgue a day late on Friday morning, after she was turned away on Thursday for arriving at the wrong entrance, and thought it would be a nice gesture to say hello with cupcakes.
Unfortunately, Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter didn’t agree – and he insisted the delivery guy was turned away.
Winter tells TMZ.com, “It’s unacceptable. We’re not here to accept food.”
Lohan’s representative says, “Lindsay asked her assistant to pick up lunches from the In-And-Out (fast food chain) in Huntington Park around 10:30 a.m. Around 11:00 a.m., her assistant returned with the lunches and brought them into the administrative trailer and set the food on a table for the volunteers to eat on their break.
“Additionally, Lindsay ordered cupcakes for the staff and volunteers. When they were delivered, morgue supervisors would not let them into the building.
“It is unfortunate that Lindsay’s well-intentioned actions were not taken in the spirit in which she intended; to say she was sorry for yesterday’s misunderstanding.”