Lindsay Lohan’s career might be in the gutter, if we’re to believe critics, and her financial situation less than rosy, if we’re to believe reports, but she’s not that cash strapped yet as to appear on the new season of Dancing With the Stars.
As fans at home must know, DWTS casting can be as interesting, if not actually more interesting, than the real deal, the brand new season.
Apparently, producers thought Lindsay Lohan would make for great TV and boost ratings, so they approached her with an offer they thought she could not refuse.
As it turns out, this is precisely what she did, TMZ reports.
“Lindsay Lohan's ego might be her downfall – because TMZ has learned, she just shut down a lucrative offer to do Dancing with the Stars because she doesn't want to do reality TV,” the celebrity publication writes.
Before you go thinking she was offered a meager deal, rest assured producers were basically willing to throw serious money at her.
“Sources close to Lindsay tell us, the actress was made several offers to join the DWTS cast this upcoming season – offers that maxed out at $550,000 [€413,502],” the celebrity e-zine says.
Considering that Lindsay still owes the IRS hundreds of thousands in back taxes, is currently unable to make rent and is rumored to be living right now as an escort, that would not have been a bad deal, more so since she would have been paid more if she made it to the finals.
Then, there’s the problem of her decision to “stick to film.”
“After ‘The Canyons’ fiasco, she's basically made herself unhireable. And as the saying goes, beggars can't be choosers,” TMZ writes.
“The Canyons” is Lindsay’s new movie, which is not even out yet but it’s already getting lots of negative buzz online because of the tantrums she pulled on set and the bad acting obvious in trailers and extended clips.