When the IRS freezes your bank accounts because you owe them thousands of dollars and the rest of the industry has labeled you as unhireable, you jump at any legitimate offer that comes your way, unless you'reLindsay Lohan.
The troubled starlet was offered one of the biggest Dancing with the Stars salaries – $550,000 – to compete in the upcoming season, but she turned it down, says TMZ! Lindsay has reportedly said that she refuses to do reality TV, thinking she's too talented to stoop to those levels of desperation just yet.
Bravo confirmed Lindsay refused to film the final reveal. Lindsay “was not available for the reveal shoot, but we were still able to capture the outcome, just like we do for many of the reveal episodes.”
Bravo took a leap of stupidity faith, probably hoping for some big ratings, and shelled out big money to have Lindsay Lohan participate in an episode of Million Dollar Decorators.
All was going fine at first, with Lindsay playing along and filming the process of picking out the approximately $200,000 in swag for her rented mansion earlier this spring. Things went south when the show needed to film the big reveal with the troubled starlet, who blew them off and refused to finish taping the footage needed.
Going ahead without her and filming it at the house was out of the question because the home was reportedly so trashed and messy that there's no way they could recreate the final look. To salvage the episode in the only way they could, the producers were forced to cobble together some post-renovation footage that was taped along the way without Lindsay.
They really can't act too surprised over this. The woman is notorious for being an unreliable, uncooperative mess for the past how many years…
TELL US – SHOULD BRAVO SUE LINDSAY FOR SABOTAGING THE EPISODE?
A source told Us Weekly that as Francesca and her friends tried to celebrate her bday at Bootsy Bellows, Lindsay blew in and made an ass of herself. You’re shocked, I know. We all though she’d changed her crazy ways. / end sarcasm
The source shared: “Francesca was celebrating her birthday with around a dozen friends in a private area when Lindsay came over and started screaming that Francesca should leave. She was yelling ‘I’m a star, she’s a nobody, get her out of here!'”
The famewhore parents-of-the-year are at it again. Michael Lohan is stamping his feet and crying foul to any media outlet who’ll listen because his ex-wife, Dina Lohan, has landed herself not one, but TWO new reality shows.
Dina is slated to star on both “Hollywood Exes” and “DramaMamas“. It’s the latter show that has Michael up in arms. The series will feature Dina and others mentoring youngsters who are hoping to make it on Broadway.
“It’s something you’re invited to go to, then you’re thrown out!” Rosemary Holt tells RadarOnline. “She never said she had an addiction,” adds Rosemary.
“I know the whole story from the time she left here and the paperwork she’d done and the contracts. She was asked to come on, it wasn’t her choice to come on. She was asked to,” says Rosemary, going on to insinuate that there were other reasons the show asked Michaele to come on. “She was brought on, she was told to talk about her feelings, how she survived the White House, her feelings, how she dealt with Bravo and when she went before Congress…,” she says. “That’s what she was brought on for. Then all of a sudden she’s there…the things I heard why she was there…I said ‘you don’t belong there.”
It’s not over yet as Rosemary goes on to ponder how the show could just kick her daughter off. “They signed a contract with my daughter, but yet they can put her out?! Explain that to me. But Missy has to remain with her confidentiality. It should work both ways.”
Allrighty. In other news, RadarOnline also reports that all hell broke loose on the set of Celebrity Rehab over the weekend courtesy of cast member Michael Lohan.
Apparently, it was ‘family day’ and professional famewhore Michael wanted daughter Lindsay Lohan, his youngest daughter “Ali, and the rest of the family to come for ‘family day.’ Michael even wanted Dina to come. They all refused, they don’t want to appear on camera in that setting, period. Michael was very upset and emotions were very raw for him. Soon, thereafter, all hell started to break out between other patients and families,” a show insider reveals, adding that viewers will be in for “quite a shock when it airs.”
Celebrity Rehab 5 is set to premiere sometime in May on VH1.
And as for the ABC 20/20 special about reality television that was scheduled to air this past Friday, it didn’t air as it got bumped for coverage of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami disaster. As of the moment, ABC has yet to announce a new airing date for the special titled “The Phenomenon of Reality Television.” The show was supposed to feature interviews with Michaele, Bethenny Frankel, Kyle Richards and others.
Cops reveal to TMZ that Mike, former Alice in Chains bassist, was found dead in a Salt Lake City home in Utah on Tuesday afternoon.
While there are no reports on Mike’s cause of death at the moment, he was arrested last month for felony possession of a controlled substance. The cops stated he had 6 Xanax pills and 6 Opana (painkiller) pills when he was arrested.
Mike appeared on the third season of Celebrity Rehab back in 2009. He was 44 years old. RIP Mike.
The reason? Michaele had “no addiction.” Sources tell TMZ she had “no reason to be there.” In fact Michaele’s husband Tareq Salahi told TMZ over the weekend that Michaele’s only addiction was “probably to chocolate.”
Oh, but it gets even better. Sources tell RadarOnline that Dr. Drew Pinsky tested Michaele for multiple sclerosis, something she claimed to have, and she tested negative, just as many had suspected.
“Dr. Drew did a thorough medical examination of her, including a full neurological check-up, and she is fine. Michaele is all drama, that is her main issue,” said a source to Radar.
Meanwhile, there is now some drama involving Famewhore Jr. Tareq and Famewhore Sr. Michael Lohan. Evidently, Michael, who is also on Celebrity Rehab, was renting out his LA apartment to Tareq for 3 weeks at a rate of $2,500. However, when Tareq failed to pay the money promptly, Michael left the Pasadena Recovery Center, with cameras in tow, to confront Tareq at the apartment. Michael has reportedly evicted Tareq.
TMZ is also reporting that Michael is planning to bring the Celebrity Rehab cameras along for his daughterLindsay Lohan’s next court date, which is apparently making Lindsay and the rest of the family furious. Lindsay is now trying to prevent the cameras from the courtroom.
UPDATE #1 – VH1 has released this official statement explaining why Michaele was sent packing.
“The treatment program that Celebrity Rehab documents is intended for individuals with serious substance abuse and addiction issues. Prior to the taping of the current season, producers were advised that Michaele Salahi met the criteria to be treated in this setting. However, professional assessments spanning from that time to the present, found that she did not meet such criteria. As a result, she is no longer participating in the program.”
UPDATE #2 – Tareq Salahi is now telling TMZ he might be suing Celebrity Rehab for illegally firing his wife because of her “health condition.” Tareq and his lawyers issued a statement saying, “[Michaele] was fired due to her health condition which is a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.” As reported above, tests performed on Michaele showed zero medical conditions including no signs of MS.