So Lindsay Lohan stoop up The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Tuesday, cancelling a scheduled taping to talk about her Playboy photo shoot. At the last minute, show producers scheduled Michael Jackson's daughter Paris to step in.
Paris Jackson, 13, was on the show to promote her first acting role in the film series Lundon's Bridge and the Three Keys, but of course that's not what Ellen wanted to talk about most. She was interested, of course, in what Paris had to say about her father, the late King of Pop who died in 2009.
Paris Jackson told Ellen she thought it was stupid when her father made she and hiw other two children wear masks. She said she understood why he did it, covering them from the constant probe of paparazzi. She just didn't think it was necessary, according to CTV of Canada.
I'm like, 'This is stupid, why am I wearing a mask?' But I kind of realised the older I got, he only tried to protect us and he'd explain that to us too.
Paris Jackson said keeping her out of the limelight may have helped her go unrecognized when she first enrolled at a normal school, and that she leads a relatively normal life.
I do have like a regular childhood. I mean, I'm treated the same. When I came to [my new school] they didn't know who I was. I was like, 'Yes, I have a chance to be normal.'
Paris Jackson said is excited about her first acting role.
My dad was in the movie 'Moonwalker' and I knew he could sing really well but I didn't know he could act. I saw that and I said, 'Wow, I want to be just like him. I was little. I was younger than 'Blanket'.
Lohan didn't show up for her much-hyped appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, scheduled to tape Tuesday for airing on Thursday. The Ellen appearance was scheduled as part of Lohan's promotion for the Playboy photo spread that leaked out online early, prompting the magazine to push up its release by one week.
Apparently, Lohan didn't make it back in time for the taping and Michael Jackson's daughter had to step in, talking with Ellen during the taping about her life as a Jackson and to promote her new movie, Lundon's Bridge and the Three Keys.
Lohan was scheduled to discuss her Playboy shoot and her ongoing struggles with life as a child actress dealing with the stress in later years. But Lohan reportedly remained in Hawaii, skipping the trip to Los Angeles for the Ellen shoot.
Someone close to the Ellen show told Gossip Cop, Not a call or an apology from Lindsay.
Her representative told E! News Lohan simply got tied up and couldn't make it.
Lindsay had a travel-related issue arise that took a few hours to sort out, Steve Honig said. It has been resolved and she will be back in Los Angeles in time for her court appearance.
Media reports suggest that Lohan's appearance on the Ellen show was part of her contractual agreement with Playboy, which paid her a reported $1 million to appear nude in the magazine. There has been no word yet as to when she will tape the show.