Oprah Winfrey schools Lindsay Lohan on the OWN documentary series “Lindsay,” premiering March 9
*The preview clip of OWN’s Lindsay Lohan reality series shown for TV critics in January has finally arrived online ahead of the show’s Sunday, March 9 premiere.
As previously reported, the promo includes a sit down between LiLo and OWN boss Oprah Winfrey after the actress had been blowing off one too many film shoots for the show.
After OWN exec Sherri Salata informs her of this, a disappointed Oprah says, “This is exactly what everybody said was going to happen, and I believed differently.”
Don Cheadle in Showtime’s “House of Lies”
*Showtime has renewed its original shows “Shameless” and “House of Lies” for fifth seasons, while Oprah Winfrey’s OWN has finally set a premiere date for its reality series starring Lindsay Lohan.
The critically-acclaimed hit drama “Shameless,” featuring Shanola Hampton in the cast, and comedy series “House Of Lies,” starring Don Cheadle, each received a fresh 12-episode order for 2015, per Tuesday’s announcement from David Nevins, President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc.
Production for the new seasons will begin in Los Angeles later this year. “Shameless,” and “House of Lies” air on Sunday nights starting at 9 p.m.
*Tyra Banks confirmed that the sequel to “Life-Size,” the 2000 Disney film in which she starred alongside Lindsay Lohan, is currently in development.
In the film, Lohan played a young girl whose doll Eve (Banks) came to life.
Co-Presidents, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, Sheri Salata (L) and Erik Logan speak onstage during the OWN portion of the 2013 Winter TCA Tour- Day 2 at Langham Hotel on January 5, 2013 in Pasadena, California
*OWN co-presidents Sheri Salata and Erik Logan discussed a number of new programs for the network during its presentation this morning at the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena.
As previously reported, Tyler Perry will deliver another scripted series to OWN – this one about moms who ban together to tackle life’s challenges – large and small.
“Single Moms Club,” based on Perry’s forthcoming feature film of the same name, will premiere in the fall as an hourlong drama. It centers on a group of single mothers from different backgrounds who are brought together by an incident at their children’s school. They form a support group that helps them find humor in life’s turmoil, and inner strength to overcome their personal challenges.
*Lindsay Lohan knows where her bread is buttered.
The rehabbed actress, who stars in a reality series that will air on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN channel early next year, got caught up in some mess last weekend involving an assault on Paris Hilton’s brother Barron.
LiLo reportedly hurried up and called Oprah to reassure her that she had done nothing wrong after being accused by Barron of ordering her friend Ray LeMoine to attack him at a house party in Miami last Friday (Dec. 6).
Barron Hilton after being beaten up at the Miami house party on Dec. 6, 2013
A source told gossip website RadarOnline.com: ”Oprah knows the truth about what happened and there are no problems between the two. Lindsay has tremendous respect for Oprah and she apologized to her for even having her name involved in incident.”
Ray, who has fled to Cuba, previously insisted Lindsay, 27, had nothing to do with the confrontation. He claimed he got into an altercation with Barron, who suffered lasting damage to his face, after the 24-year-old socialite refused to leave the house.
He said: ”My friend’s name was on the lease of this mansion and we didn’t want anyone to trash it, so we started kicking people out. Eventually things got so heated that (Barron) pushed me. And that’s when the alleged assault, which of course I deny, took place.”
*Lindsay Lohan’s drama-filled parents will not be making an appearance on her reality series for Oprah Winfrey’s OWN, reports TMZ.
According to the website, producers have banned Dina and Michael Lohan from appearing or participating in the series.
After struggling to hammer out a direction for the show, producers have reportedly decided to focus on LiLo’s “comeback and recovery” instead of the “Lohan family circus,” according to TMZ. Even Dina’s recent DWI arrest won’t be mentioned.
The eight-episode reality series will premiere on OWN next year.