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The Word: More bad reviews for Lindsay Lohan's London run

Lindsay Lohan attends an after party following the press night performance of "Speed The Plow" at the National Liberal Club on October 2, 2014 in London, England. Lindsay Lohan attends an after party following the press night performance of "Speed The Plow" at the National Liberal Club on October 2, 2014 in London, England.

Lindsay Lohan's London stage debut is out of previews and officially opened, but the critical response has not improved. Mark Shenton, writing for "the Stage," says Lohan is "clearly out of her league and embarrassing on stage, still calling for prompts," while Quentin Letts of the "Mail Online" calls her turn in David Mamet's "Speed-the-Plow" a "travesty of art" and criticized the show's producers because they "sold their art for a potage of notoriety." Even the positive reviews feel like backhanded compliments, like Michael Billington's "Guardian" review that praises Lohan for a "perfectly creditable performance"

Still, Lohan's got some influential fans on her side, like Oprah Winfrey, who stopped by backstage after a performance. I guess any bad feelings they had over the Lohan-focused reality series Winfrey produced are behind them.

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