Doth OWN protest too much?
Although Lindsay Lohan has been recently been a spokesperson for HIGHlarity, her association with just being high is causing confusion for some people about Oprah Winfrey’s interest in shepherding the actress on her OWN.
As we reported, Linds will not only be going mano-a-mano with the Big O next weekend on the OWN interview series Oprah’s Next Chapter, but the media maven has also signed up the rehabber for a reality show next year, which could be an interesting examination of life in the spotlight, or just a ploy to make Lance Armstrong jealous.
He did drugs, and all he got was ONE measly interview!
OWN president Sheri Salata asserts Lindsay’s spirit is an ideal fit for the network:
"We are going to do it with the Oprah lens like we do everything, so we're not worried about any ill effects on the brand…. Actually, we're the perfect brand to do it well…. It's a great opportunity to really demonstrate through one life and a well known life with well known challenges the resilience and evolution of the human spirit. So, Oprah has given us a very serious charge to do this well, to do this with the right intentions and to make it real. It doesn't get better than that."
Although, it can get worse. Just ask Chaka Khan. LOLz, JK!!
"I'm really hopeful, but like everything we're taking it one day at a time."
Just like they probably told Lindsay to do in rehab! LOLz!!!
Ch-ch-check out more photos of OWN's new It Girl (below)!
[Images via FayesVision/Joel Ginsburg/WENN.]
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