Last week, Lindsay Lohan was dumped by publicist Steve Honig (who still reps Courtney Love), which I guess means LiLo’s comeback tour is going oh so well and she’s totally going to win an Oscar you guys. Well, the New York Daily News decided to interview a bunch of public relation companies to find out what the actual deal with Lindsay is, and it turns out, not only is Lindsay unhireable, but she can’t even hire people for herself.
“Anyone who represents her is taking a risk because she flies off the handle, she’s uncontrollable and she gets in her own way,” said a prominent New York public relations exec who’s dealt with Lohan.
“Hell no!” says another high-profile publicist, when asked about taking on Lohan.
“You’re literally taking on a crisis management project,” says that source, who has worked with the Kardashians and Sofia Vergara. “She doesn’t have a brand she’s building.” That second source adds, “You’re not placing stories, you’re just stopping them all day. She has a movie coming out, which is great, but Lifetime is handling it [the network behind Lohan’s upcoming Liz & Dick biopic] — not you.”
“She doesn’t need a publicist. She needs to get her s— together,” our second source said.
Thank you for reiterating what I’ve been saying for, like, three years now, Mr. or Mrs. Anonymous Publicist Person. Seriously, you can Stan for Lindsay all you want, but it’s not going to change the fact that she’s willfully tanking her own career and her own life because she can’t act her age, own who she is, or make responsible adult decisions. And yes, I know her parents are assholes, but a lot of people have asshole parents, but they eventually grow the hell up.