Because of her face. Yes, Lindsay Lohan could lose the chance to star in Lifetime’s Elizabeth Taylor biopic, the movie that’s supposed to be a big part of her comeback, all because of her face, or more specifically, the parts of her face that aren’t real.
From OK! magazine via Celebitchy:
Lindsay Lohan has a plum role waiting for in Lifetime’s Liz & Dick… but in her desperation to look the part of one of the 20th century’s great beauty icons, Lindsay submitted to cosmetic procedures that bloated and distorted her face – and nearly lost her the job.
An insider close to the Lohan camp reports that before flying from LA to NYC for several big meetings, including one with Lifetime executives, Lindsay “was overdone with fillers, Botox and God knows what else. Word is that she had so many shots she went way overboard. And when they took one look at her – they were repulsed and shocked.”
According to the insider, Team Lohan has explained to the execs that Lindsay had indeed undergone some aesthetic touching up – but that the actress “was not told by doctors that she wasn’t allowed to fly immediately afterward – and well, it was a catastrophe. In the course of Lindsay’s five-hour flight, the change in air pressure obviously did much damage and caused unexpected side effects.”
The Lifetime execs want to set conditions, says the insider. “I heard someone ask if Lindsay’s people would take a few photos of her with proof of date over the next few weeks, and that if her face was less swollen and back to normal, they’d use her,” the insider tells OK!
For Lindsay, there’s a lot more than her reputation riding on Liz & Dick: apparently, Lindsay is flat broke.
“She’s as poor as poor can be, doesn’t have two nickels to rub together and she owes more than $3 million in debt,” the insider tells OK!. “Lindsay’s recent Playboy magazine spread only paid a small pittance compared with what she owes,” adds the source, “and she’s desperately looking, pitching and offering to do absolutely anything to take her back to something like the lifestyle she had become accustomed to.”
Wow. That’s a lot of information, huh? Let’s break it down.
I can’t imagine why anyone would do this to her face. I just can’t. I’m sure the pressures of being a 23-year-old gossip blogger in Tennessee are a little different than being a 25-year-old actress in Hollywood, but listen, everyone has a face, and you need to protect it. Sticking a needle full of toxins in your face isn’t protecting it. Call me crazy, but I don’t think you should take a needle to the face unless it’s medically necessary. And the part about how the air pressure caused “unexpected side effects”? How is that not one of the most terrifying things you’ve ever heard?
And Lindsay Lohan is not “poor as poor can be.” A couple of years ago when I was in college, I was scrounging together as much money as I could, taking out too many student loans and working as many hours as I could in the theatre. I was sad sometimes because I couldn’t afford to go out with my friends and I had to put every dime I had towards textbooks. One time I accidentally overdrew my bank account by a dollar, and my bank took out $35 a week as long as my account was in the negative, and it took me over a month to get things back on track, no matter how many times I called my bank and cried. And you guys: I was still nowhere near being “poor as poor can be.” That’s ridiculous.
But what do you guys think: does Lindsay still have a chance of getting it together at this point?