Despite getting teary with Oprah, Lindsay Lohan's special failed to bring in the ratings. Credit: OWN
In this first look at Lindsay Lohan's post-rehab reality show, her life looks fairly grim. She confesses that being stalked by paparazzi makes her feel like a prisoner "all the time." She looks alternately bored and panicked throughout. Handlers tattle to Oprah that Lindsay is being unprofessional, skipping photo shoots and may be backsliding into addiction.
“This is exactly what everybody said was going to happen,” Oprah sighs, “and I believed differently. She doesn't understand that this is your life.”
We also glimpse a confrontation between the two, during which Oprah exhorts the OWN star to take her recovery seriously. "My truth is that I really do want you to win."
"No, it's not that I'm not ready to do that. I do want to," Lindsay insists.
"You need to cut the bulls—," Oprah returns.
Not defending Lindsay for leaving crews and co-workers hanging, but possibly her subconscious has realized that most newly recovering alcoholics would be better off anywhere but the set of a reality television show. I'm sure that's not the case here, though. Oprah would never endanger someone's recovery just for the sake of OWN.