The Word: Lohan wants more small-screen action

Lohan at the premiere of “Liz & Dick”
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If you didn’t catch the masterpiece that was Sunday night’s “Liz & Dick” on Lifetime, you missed out on the pop culture phenomenon of the month. Critics had a mighty fine time lambasting what was to be Lindsay Lohan’s return to acting prominence. Instead, her performance seemed like it was best suited for community theater, if community theater were held in a prison.

But Lohan will not let a little thing like public ridicule get her down — RadarOnline.com is reporting that now that she’s gotten a taste of TV, she wants her own sitcom.

“Lindsay has asked her manager and agent to look into getting her her own television sitcom,” a source tells the website. “Lindsay feels that the small screen would be a great way for her to revitalize her acting career and that a comedy would be the best bet. Lindsay feels most comfortable doing comedy, and it was Charlie Sheen that told her she should do it.”

Sadly, the numbers aren’t backing up her small screen dreams. Lifetime said “Liz &?Dick” averaged 3.5 million viewers, making it the fourth most-watched original movie premiere of the year — tragically, Lohan couldn’t beat “Steel Magnolias,” “Drew Peterson: Untouchable” and “Abducted: The Carlina White Story,” which is about the woman who solved her own kidnapping 23 years after being abducted by a fake nurse from a New York City hospital.

Don’t get any ideas, Lohan. No matter what the boon it might be to your ratings, stick to stealing necklaces, not babies.

Brown takes a timeout after Twitter rant

The temper tantrum-prone singer Chris Brown took a break from his official Twitter account over the weekend after a lengthy and expletive-filled back-and-forth with comedian and writer Jenny Johnson. Toward the end of the row, Johnson made reference to Brown’s 2009 arrest for assaulting girlfriend Rihanna, writing, “I have zero respect for a person who seems unapologetic for the terrible crime he committed and shows no signs of changing,” to which Brown responded, “Just ask Rihanna if she mad” and then seemingly deleted his account. Brown has been spending time with Rihanna in Europe recently, which would lead one to believe that she is not, in fact, mad.


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