Another day, another scare for Lindsay Lohan. Less than one week after the actress was hospitalized following a car crash with an 18-wheeler, paramedics were rushed to Lindsay Lohan's hotel room Friday morning after the actress was found unconscious in her room at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Los Angeles. A spokesperson for the L.A. Sheriff's Office tells Hollywood.com that when staff arrived at Lohan's room to wake her for work on the Lifetime movie Liz & Dick, "they couldn't wake her, so they called 911. When paramedics arrived, she was able to become conscious." Lohan's rep says the actress was not taken to the hospital, and plans on continuing work on the set later today.
According to a statement from Lohan's rep, "Lindsay was examined and is fine, but did suffer some exhaustion and dehydration. Lindsay was never taken to a hospital; reports to the contrary are false. She is resting now and is hoping to be back on set later this afternoon."
So what was responsible for Lohan's health setback? If the actress' rep is to be believed, simple fatigue led to the 911 call. "Lindsay worked a grueling schedule the past few days," he said in a statement. "She was on set last night at 7 pm and worked through the night until 8 am this morning. She took a nap before shooting her final scene. Producers were concerned when she did not come out of her room and called paramedics as a precaution."
Lohan is eyeing a comeback with Liz & Dick, a film centered around the iconic Hollywood romance between Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Earlier this year, she successfully completed a longstanding probation stemming from two DUI arrests in 2007. (Reporting by Lindsey DiMattina)
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Lindsay Lohan is signed on to star in the upcoming thriller The Canyons alongside James Deen following a successful Kickstarter campaign for funding.
The Canyons author and screenwriter Bret Easton Ellis (American Psycho) tweeted the casting news yesterday.
“Shooting The Canyons starring James Deen and Lindsay Lohan: July 9-31 in L.A.,” Easton Ellis said. “Could not have dreamed of a better cast. Lindsay nailed it...” The film has been previously described as a thriller about “youth, glamour, sex and Los Angeles”, directed by Paul Schrader.
This movie will be a far cry from Lohan’s former days as a child star – her role as “Tara” calls for full-frontal nudity, and her costar James Deen is an acclaimed porn star, having appeared in nearly 1,000 pornographic films in the last decade.
The Canyons will shoot in July in Los Angeles. In the meantime, Lohan is working on the made-for-TV movie “Liz & Dick,” based on Elizabeth Taylor’s affair with actor Richard Burton.
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The Mean Girls star was in talks to play John Gotti's wife Kim in the biopic, opposite John Travolta, but negotiations broke down last year (11) and Lohan pulled out of the project completely.
Gotti producer Marc Fiore released a statement on Thursday (07Jun12), suggesting he was still keen on landing Lohan for his film, which starts shooting later this year (12).
He wrote, "Lindsay does not have a contract. But right now, we're not in the phase of doing casting. I still have every intention of speaking to Lindsay about the role of Kim Gotti. There's no truth to Lindsay being out of the film."
But her rep Steve Honig begs to differ.
He states, "I can confirm that Lindsay has not signed on to be a part of the John Gotti movie, nor is she in talks to join the cast. It does not look like an agreement can be made. Lindsay's representatives and film producers were unable to come to an agreement."
He adds, "Lindsay has the utmost respect for (director) Barry Levinson and the producers and hopes to work with them in the future and wishes them all the best."
Lohan is currently portraying Elizabeth Taylor in TV biopic Liz & Dick, about the late movie icon's turbulent romance with Welsh acting great Richard Burton.
June 5 saw the first official photo of Lindsay Lohan and Grant Bowler (True Blood) taking on the classic Hollywood romance at the center of Lifetime's Liz & Dick. And wouldn't you know it, LiLo pulled off a pretty fantastic Elizabeth Taylor pose. Determined to keep us rolling on this good faith, Lifetime released another set of portraits to promote the TV movie, and the good impressions are still rolling.
The cable network released two individual portraits of the film's principle characters: Taylor and her longtime love Richard Burton, as played by Lohan and Bowler. Lohan dons an outfit similar to the red dress and fur shawl Taylor once wore in this iconic photo. Okay, Lifetime. We're with you. La Lohan is pulling this off!
Bowler's Burton portrait doesn't have such a classic rendition to play off of, but we get the idea: He's classically handsome and dresses like a classic 1960s actor. Plus, if we weren't clear on the whole Hollywood actor bit (I'm sorry, I mean thespian), they've got him in a director's chair. For more Lohan as Liz Taylor, head over to our gallery. Follow Kelsea on Twitter @KelseaStahler. [Images: Lifetime] More: Lindsay Lohan Actually Pulls Off Liz Taylor - PIC Lindsay Lohan Dyes a Marilyn Wig Brown for Liz Taylor Pic
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Lindsay Lohan was left red-faced after she suffered an embarrassing wardrobe malfunction on the set of her upcoming movie Liz & Dick.
The Mean Girls star, who plays a young Elizabeth Taylor in the film, was on board a boat docked in Marina del Rey, California, to recreate Taylor's 1965 trip to the Bay of Naples, Italy with her then beau Richard Burton.
Lohan was filming a heated argument with her co-star Grant Bowler, who plays Burton, and the actress was unaware she flashed a breast as the plunging neckline of her dress slipped down when Bowler dragged her across the deck.
The actress soon recovered and was pictured smiling as the scene drew to a close.
Following a week of rehearsals, Lohan is now all set to portray late movie icon Elizabeth Taylor in the biopic.
Executive producer Larry Thompson tells PerezHilton.com, "This is really happening... She is number one on the call sheet. She is the star."
And Thompson can't wait for film fans to see his leading lady as Taylor after the top-secret TV movie is shot.
He adds, "When you see both of them (Lindsay and co-star Grant Bowler) in full hair and make-up, it is the definition of movie magic."
Bowler is playing the love of Taylor's life, Richard Burton, in the film.
For months, Lindsay Lohan has been telling the world that she's looking to make a career comeback, and it seems the actress might actually be keeping her word. Filming has already begun for the highly anticipated Lifetime movie, Liz & Dick — which will showcase the life of the late Hollywood icon Elizabeth Taylor — and Lilo is already starting to transform into the part.
Wearing a leopard print, one-piece bathing suit, glamorous sunglasses and long dark locks, the 25-year-old star manages to bare a notable resemblance to Ms. Taylor, which is a lot better than some skeptic may have thought she could pull off.
The movie also stars True Blood actor Grant Bowler as one of Taylor's husbands, Richard Burton, and will focus on the couple's tumultuous relationship.Of course, maybe the transformation isn't so shocking after all. I mean anyone can understand the many levels of controversy and drama, it would be Lindsay Lohan.
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Both men grew up in Port Talbot in Wales, and Sheen, who looked up to Burton as a youngster, wants to delve into the Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? star's history.
He tells Britain's The One Show, "He was a huge, huge influence... not just as an actor, but also just as someone who came from the town and did very well, because coming from Port Talbot, people not necessarily feeling that confident about people being interested in them (sic), so someone coming from there like Richard Burton, (was a) massive influence."
Speaking about the possibility of portraying Burton in a project, he adds, "It's a tough thing to play someone who does what you do but does it better. I don't mind tough! That charisma... you hear those tones, it's very hard to replicate that."
Sheen also admits he wants to create his own retrospective on Burton: "I believe there is a script, but honestly I would like to develop something myself one day because I think something that affected Richard was coming from a town like Port Talbot and then going to Hollywood. Once you've left a town like Port Talbot, (it's) very hard to feel like you totally belong again afterwards once you've done other stuff and also feel like you don't totally belong in Hollywood because you come from somewhere like Port Talbot.
"I think I kind of identify with certain aspects, so I'd like to explore that kind of thing."
America’s favorite bastion of good life decisions, Lindsay Lohan, has been convinced by Lifetime to dye her Marilyn Monroe wig brown. Lohan’s new gig as the venerable Elizabeth Taylor for the biopic Liz & Dick has people wide-eyed and curious as to how she will handle the role. The answer? With terrible hair!
Lohan recently changed her Twitter profile picture to an image of herself in a wig that allegedly makes her look perfect to play the part of Dame Elizabeth. Let’s take a look, shall we?
Hear that? That was the sound of a collective Honey Boo Boo Child moment across all of the Internet. Upon hearing that very-much-unattractive Grant Bowler fellow was cast as her leading man, Richard Burton, Lindsay got down to work.
‘Time to make the transformation complete!’ She thought to herself while she climbed up the stairs of her Hollywood mansion. Past the photos of her ginger heyday, the bronze statue of her mother Orangina Dina Lohan—straight through to the bathroom with a box of Power Brunette hair dye in her hands.
‘Scrub, scrub scrub!’ she sang as she threw the wig into the bathtub and began applying the dye. ‘Only 25 minutes until I am a serious actress again, at last!’ Lindsay could hardly stand the wait until the dye was finished, so she applied her purple contacts to complete the look, staring at herself in the mirror—trying to find the perfect amount of pouting mystery and tortured soul within her eyes. ‘I don’t know why I ever thought I was a Marilyn when I am so clearly destined to be a Liz Taylor!’ she smiled to herself as she said it, snapping a picture in the mirror to remember the genuine emotion she felt for the first time in ages.
The wig was taking forever! Impatient as she was, she grabbed the wig and rushed out the door, brown dye trailing behind her as she got into her car and raced over to Grant Bowler’s house. Lindsay held the wig out the window as she tore through the hills. Arriving at Grant’s house she ran up to the door, tossing the wig atop her head, and smiled—a real, true smile, or what she believed them to be. It had been so long. Grant opened the door, bewildered, and questioning who this young woman was in front of him.
“Oh, Dick!” Lindsay said, fluttering her eyelashes, hip cocked in an exaggerated manner, arms outstretched. “It’s me, your darling Liz! At long last!”
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