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After a rocky first season, the queen of all talk shows has decided to not continue with Lindsay's reality show and there were a number of things that lead up to this decision.
Not to mention that alleged sex list, because seriously, what was that about??
An insider revealed that although Lindsay has yet to know about her show not being renewed, Oprah is planning on telling Linds when the time is right.
"Oprah will tell Lindsay later this month that her show won't be reappearing for in the future. First and foremost, the ratings were an absolute disaster. It didn't pull in the viewers that Oprah had hoped for. Also, Oprah grew tired of hearing about Lindsay and her private life in other media outlets. It became a little worrying when stories about her private life appeared in magazines, while Lindsay never talked about anything like that on the show.
Leaked stories from those around her also generated what many felt was trashy publicity, which didn't really improve her image or send out a message that her star was on the rise. A story about Lindsay's supposed sex list story left many with a bad feelings too. Lindsay did very little publicity for the show either. Oprah kind of expected that, but it would've been nice if Lindsay went some chat shows to talk about the reality show."
Well, okay, that was just one of a few talk shows Lindsay went on!
The source continued to say Oprah is cutting ties with the Mean Girls actress and is shutting down the show all together. They said:
"Oprah has cut her losses and said there will be no second season for Lindsay. OWN saw the Lindsay show as a possible long term hit series. And Oprah was hoping that it would chart her time from coming out of rehab to making it back into the A-list movie ranks.
In reality the series has simply showed that Lindsay is a long way from returning to Hollywood. And her attitude towards the advice and help Oprah gave her seemed to be ignored in the main. On paper this show had huge potential, but in practice it has been a poor show."
This is certainly not good news for LiLo if she was banking on Oprah helping her make it back into the industry as the A-lister she once was!
Oprah is a woman of her word, girlfriend. Stick with her and you'll be back to where you once where! Defy her and well, you already know where this is going!
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