Apr 16, 2014 09:21 AM
Oprah Winfrey has pulled the plug on the next season of Lindsay Lohan's docu-reality show Lindsay, according to The Daily Mail.
"Oprah grew tired of hearing about Lindsay and her private life in other media outlets," a source told the DM. "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," the source added. "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."
While most of this sounds about right, we'd like to point out that Lindsay did appear on a handful of late night shows to promote her own program, even if she did insinuate that she wasn't happy with the way Lindsay was edited.
Apparently the talk show queen was "appalled" by Lindsay's behavior, including her squabbles with producers and her apparent lack of interest in staying sober. We have to wonder if this decision was made after those reports came out that Lilo was chugging vodka at Coachella...
So what about the ratings? It was "an absolute disaster," the source said. "It didn't pull in the viewers that Oprah had hoped for. On paper this show had huge potential, but in practice it has been a poor show."
"In reality the series has simply showed that Lindsay is a long way from returning to Hollywood," the insider concluded. "And her attitude towards the advice and help Oprah gave her seemed to be ignored in the main ... Oprah has cut her losses and said there will be no second season for Lindsay."