Move over, Charlie Sheen. Oprah is apparently slated to mentor Lindsay Lohan for an upcoming documentary series that’s expected to bring in serious bank for the troubled actress.
TMZ reported last week that Lohan was close to settling a $2 million deal with the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) to film a televised eight-part series about the starlet’s legal struggles and future. The deal will prove twice as lucrative as Lohan’s infamous Marilyn Monroe-themed Playboy shoot back in 2011.
And according to the 27-year-old’s “momager,” Dina Lohan, Oprah won't simply be chronicling Lohan's life, she will be taking a hands-on role in helping guide the actress. “Oh, it’s fantastic,” Dina Lohan told E! Online. “If anyone is going to help mentor you, it’s going to be Oprah.”
OWN confirmed the report to the Daily News on Friday, adding that Lohan’s docu-series would be prefaced by a one-on-one interview with Oprah that will air in August. The network plans to air the full series in 2014. Dina Lohan wouldn’t verify whether or not she would participate in the series, saying only, "Possibly! It's about family … and I'm family.”
Despite public perception that Lohan’s talent has become permanently overshadowed by her addictions and legal battles over the past few years, Dina said that her daughter was doing “amazing.” “"She's happy, she's healthy and she's amazing. She's doing really well," Dina said.
She also denied rumors that Lohan had retreated home to live with her family in Long Island. "Lindsay is 27, my kids all have their own places," Dina said. "She's not going to move back home. She'll be getting an apartment in New York. She'll be in New York. It's great because [ Lohan’s sister Ali] is in New York with Wilhelmina models. [Lohan’s brother] Michael is in New York. My other little guy [Dakota] is 17 and he's still at home and going to St. Anthony's. The rest may come home to mom, but they don't want to live with me."
According to the E! Online report, Lohan have and Winfrey have already worked out a schedule for when their first interview will take place. They’re expected to sit down together after Lohan finishes a 90-day court-order rehab program in August.
Lohan began her rehab program at the renowned Betty Ford clinic but has since been relocated to another center in Malibu due to “several problems” at the facility, Fox News reported.
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