Lindsay Lohan gets a job

By Alexandra Heilbron on February 22, 2012 | 9 Comments

It looks like the career-reviving acting break that Lindsay Lohan has been waiting for has finally arrived. The 25-year-old actress has reportedly beat out Megan Fox to portray Elizabeth Taylor in an upcoming Lifetime movie about the screen legend’s life. The made-for-TV movie, titled Liz and Dick, centers around Taylor’s long-running romance with her fifth husband (whom she married twice), actor Richard Burton. According to, there’s just one stipulation for keeping the role: Lohan must stay out of legal trouble and obey the judge’s orders relating to her 2007 conviction for driving under the influence. The starlet, whose legal woes have upstaged her acting skills in recent years, seems to be well on her way — last month, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Stephanie Sautner lauded Lohan for her work at the Los Angeles County Morgue, which was a part of the actress’ sentence for breaking her probation. The judge told the court: “I’m pleased to say she’s done it all. Just keep doing what you’re doing, you appear to be doing it well. The probation officer has written a favorable report, as has the volunteer center.” Lohan is slated to appear in court today for a progress update. If all goes well, her probation will be over by the end of March, allowing her to begin filming. Before then, Lohan will host Saturday Night Live. The March 3rd appearance will mark Lohan’s fourth time hosting the late-night show. ~Sonja Jackson

Comments & Discussion

  1. Miller • February 22, 2012 @ 12:51 PM

    Well this is just unjust…Now I really won’t watch this movie

  2. anonymous2 • February 22, 2012 @ 1:54 PM

    Canada doesn’t get the Lifetime channel so you can’t watch.Elizabeth Taylor is spinning in her grave right now.

  3. Sarah • February 22, 2012 @ 3:20 PM

    Lindsey might actually doa decent job you never know. Why is everyone hating on her before she even gets a shot at proving herself

  4. Colin • February 23, 2012 @ 9:34 AM

    Lyndsey Lohan has definately been a train wreck, but if she actually IS trying to turn her life around, what’s wrong with giving her a chance?

    I remember when Drew Barrymore was where Lyndsey Lohan is… but she turned her life around and she is very well respected today.

    Don’t hate on someone just because they’ve had problems and made bad decisions when they’re actually trying to turn their life around.

  5. jjjones • February 23, 2012 @ 12:57 PM

    Yes she is a train wreck, but she is also a good actress and if she keeps clean, then there is no reason why she can’t go forward and do something positive like Robert Downey Jr. He was where she is now and look at thim today. I’m all for it if Lindsey can keep it together. Besides, Liz was very controversial as well.

  6. Terry • February 23, 2012 @ 2:42 PM

    I like Lindsay, always have. Glad to hear there’s a producer out there who has chosen her for the role to give her another chance to strut her stuff as a fine actor. Good on you Lindsay, I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed for you. The pressure on her to do a superb job playing the role of someone as high profile as Elizabeth Taylor will be tremendous. She must now be taking her life and career very seriously to agree to tackle it. A long shot from being down and in the gutter where she’s been for too long.

  7. Spanky • February 23, 2012 @ 3:51 PM

    I’d still throw it in her!

  8. Rita • February 23, 2012 @ 4:51 PM

    Good For Her! I Hope she will do well. I was very doubtful at 1st that she would be the best person for the role, but I think with her background she’ll be able to act like Elizabeth Taylor.

  9. C-Dub • February 24, 2012 @ 3:47 PM

    I’ll wait for her body of work before passing judgment. BUT on the flip side, I never considered her a good actress at all. Let’s see if she can step up.

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