Despite the fact that Liz & Dick was reviled by everyone who saw it, got less viewers than Lifetime’s remake of Steel Magnolias, and has done more to tarnish Liz Taylor‘s reputation than White Diamonds ever did, Lindsay Lohan seems to think that this will be her big break into TV. Technically, when you set off a bomb, it creates a big break, so I can sort of see her thinking here. Via RadarOnline …
“Lindsay has asked her manager and agent to look into getting her her own television sitcom,” a source close to the situation tells RadarOnline exclusively. “Lindsay feels that the small screen would be a great way for her to revitalize her acting career and that a comedy would be the best bet. Lindsay feels most comfortable doing comedy and it was Charlie Sheen that told her she should do it. Charlie told Lindsay that it was an easy way to make very good money and help her to get her movie career back on track. Lindsay is loving the idea of having her own sitcom and would love to play someone in a story based on her crazy life.”
“Lindsay isn’t fazed at all by the criticism. She thinks everyone is insanely jealous of her, and like it or not, she was trending on Twitter last night. Lindsay hopes that she could get her own television sitcom like Kirstie Alley did with Fat Actress. Lindsay admires what Kirstie did and wants to follow in her footsteps,” the insider says.
Wait, did Lindsay or someone close to her just make a fat joke? OH COME ON. Look, I try not to make too many fat jokes here because I think they’re generally pretty tasteless and distract from the larger problem I have with whoever I’m writing about, but now you’re just dangling the lowest hanging fruit in front of me. Not cool, anonymous source. Not cool. Anyway, considering that NBC had a show about doctor monkeys and the highest rated shows on right now are all karaoke competitions featuring crazy washed-up singers giving advice to impressionable upstarts, giving Lindsay her own show seems almost rational. Until you remember how well that ended for Charlie Sheen.