Lindsay Lohan’s woes continue today with Fox News reporting that the Lifetime channel may be filing suit against the 26 year-old actress over breach of contract. It seems Lifetime’s insurer for the movie had a strict clause inserted into Lindsay Lohan’s contract stipulating not only that she was not to drive at all during filming of “Liz & Dick”, but also barred her from even riding in any other vehicle other than the one they provided, with a driver, throughout the entire six week filming period. However, it appears she violated that clause by allegedly being behind the wheel in June when her Porsche slammed into the back of a semi truck on the Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica. It was reported earlier this month that the crime of lying to police would be filed as a misdemeanor by the Santa Monica City Attorney. This could spell big trouble for Lohan given she’s still on probation for her necklace theft, which could trigger a violation of that probation and send Lohan back to prison. But the latest bad news isn’t worrying Lindsay, who just days ago made her latest plans known. The “Mean Girls” actress now wants to star in a sitcom on television.
Lindsay Lohan wasn’t even supposed to be a passenger in her rented Porsche when it crashed during filming of “Liz & Dick” over the summer. If the contract clause is accurate, that’s a breach right there. But it’s widely believed she was actually driving and lied to police about it out of fear of violating her probation.
The ironic thing is the accident itself probably wouldn’t have violated her probation, that’s why they’re called accidents. But lying to police is a crime, one that if she ends up charged with could see her probation revoked.
Cops didn’t buy her story at the time, and multiple witnesses at the scene confirmed to them that Lindsay Lohan was the driver. As of right now sources tell FOX411 that there’s a very high probability that the D.A. will proceed with the charges given that the incident is so public now, and it could make them look bad if they don’t charge her.
Of course maybe Lindsay lied because she was under the influence of something at the time. Sources say cops found prescription pills in Lindsay’s purse after the crash and witnesses at the scene claim pills were also scattered in her trunk.
Lifetime apparently didn’t take any action previously because they wanted to wait until “Liz & Dick” premiered, since that would have spelled bad press for the movie. Now they’re likely waiting to see whether criminal charges are actually filed against Lindsay for lying, because that would give them a stronger position against her in civil court for the contract breach.
If Lohan is charged, there will be a probation revocation hearing during which the judge can decide to reinstate certain terms of Lindsay’s probation, modify those terms, or revoke her probation altogether and send her back to prison.
Meanwhile all this gloom and doom isn’t getting Ms. Lohan down. A close source told Radar Online that Lindsay has asked her team to look into getting her a television show. “Lindsay feels that the small screen would be a great way for her to revitalize her acting career and that a comedy would be the best bet”.
Supposedly it was her “Scary Movie” cohort Charlie Sheen that advised her she should do it. Charlie told Lindsay that it was easy money and could help her get her movie career back on track. “Lindsay is loving the idea of having her own sitcom and would love to play someone in a story based on her crazy life”, the source said.
Of course it’s all over the news recently that Sheen is alleged to have helped bail Lindsay Lohan out of tax debt to the tune of $100,000. You know you’ve hit rock bottom when you’re leaning on Charlie Sheen for help and advice.
Poor Lindsay, who claims not to pay attention to critics and reviews, is apparently in “a bad way” over all the negative reactions to her portrayal of Elizabeth Taylor. Dane Cook said, “I just realized ‘Liz & Dick’ is on. No, I wasn’t watching it, but I can literally smell it”. Nasty.
Comedian Morgan Murphy quipped, “If you want to see something better than ‘Liz & Dick’, go to Youtube and search for ‘explosive diarrhea’, ‘Liz & Dick’ has shown us all what it looks like when the girl who smokes in the parking lot gets cast as the lead in the high school play”. Scathing.
But Lindsay can take heart in the fact that none other than self-avowed outcast Lady Gaga has come to her defense, telling Lindsay to ignore all the critics and praising her for her performance. Classy.
What did you think of Lindsay’s portrayal of Liz Taylor in the movie?