Lindsay Lohan Turned Down DWTS (Report)

Actress, Lindsay Lohan on Dancing With The Stars? According to TMZ, show producers reached out to the troubled star with lots of cash, but she turned them down. Via TMZ

Lindsay Lohan’s ego might be her downfall — because TMZ has learned, she just shut down a lucrative offer to do “Dancing with the Stars” … because she doesn’t want to do reality TV.

Sources close to Lindsay tell us, the actress was made several offers to join the DWTS cast this upcoming season — offers that maxed out at $550,000.

But Lindsay — who still owes hundreds of thousands in back taxes — shut them down, telling friends she’d never consider doing reality TV … she wants to stick to films.

But there’s one problem — after “The Canyons” fiasco, she’s basically made herself unhireable. And as the saying goes, beggars can’t be choosers.

A rep for DWTS tells us, “We don’t comment on casting.”

Lindsay would have been a get for DWTS. At the very least, she’s a name that most folks would recognize. When the cast list is revealed, I typically don’t know half the names.

However, Lindsay on DWTS would have been the trainwreck of all trainwrecks. Would she show up for rehearsal? Make her pro miserable? (probably), The show goes live in 5 minutes…where is Lindsay? Is she drunk? The fun would have never stopped.

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  • Damien Roberts

    That would have been SO amazing!

  • ladymctech

    DWTS has no pride.

  • fantoo1

    Too bad, I would have watched every week for her lol, it would have been a fun trainwreck.

  • Sharon S.

    DWTS has no pride.

    And Lindsay has too much.  Either that, or she actually has enough self-awareness to know she lacks the discipline and professionalism it would take to effectively compete on a show like DWTS.  Somehow, given her track record, the latter is difficult for me to believe.

    If she’d accepted their offer, and taken the job seriously, it could have been a real redemption for her – both with the public and within the industry.  People love a good comeback story, so she would have had people rooting for her.  And if she’d demonstrated that she was capable of working hard, getting along with her colleagues, and showing the hell up when expected to show the hell up, maybe she’d actually be seen as employable.

    But if she knew she would be unable to do those things, she was probably wiser to turn it down.

  • Ann Freeman

     DWTS producers cannot be serious!  This reminds me of Britney Spears paid 15m 2 be a judge on Xfactor to increase rating, but instead, the results were a flopped.  Do they really want this? Maybe they want controversy – too risque if you asked me.

  • pj

    She doesn’t have the work ethic. Plus, she could be going to jail or rehab so maybe that was part of her reasoning. ;-)

  • cheese1

    I’m glad she turned it down – I might have been tempted to watch and I can’t stand that show because they ruin so much music and because of their loose definition of “star.”

  • Niall

    For me, this wouldn’t have been entertaining. Lindsay’s just a pathetic case at this point and I don’t believe she’s in the mental shape to redeem herself. She probably fears being publicly humiliated-again- more than this being a dislike of reality tv.

  • Jake W.

    lmao. By films, she means Pornos like the latest film she is starring in.

  • Amy Beth

    DWTS is a lot of work. Can’t see her making it through the practices.

    I like to remember the Lindsay Lohan who was the cute freckle-faced star of the Parent Trap. This current version is LiLo, a tabloid creature.

  • breakdown

    Wait! She’s been on that decorating reality show on Bravo already. She needs therapy not dancing. Another sad case.

  • Larc

    DWTS has really reached a sorry point when people at the bottom of the barrel start turning them down.  ;)

  • Nicole Overstreet

    I’m so glad she turned down the show, cause she would have been a total train wreck on the show. She would have made her partner miserable, she would show up late, show up drunk and much more.  

  • Bill Mitchell

    Lol Lohan’s life IS reality TV! They should call it “Dead Pool” – a show about the young and famous destined to kill themselves before 30…

  • No Thanks

    I seriously doubt Lindsey could even pass the physical.  She probably knows that too.  And that’s the only reason why she turned it down.  Because she’s stone cold broke and usually will do almost anything for money these days.  I’m not buying this “I won’t do reality TV”  bullshit.

  • milwlovesadam

    If this wasn’t so incredibly pathetic it would be frigging hilarious.

  • sweetmm

    It takes discipline, I doubt she has or even understands it ;)

  • teekee

    Trainwreck Lindsay would have been more sad, than entertaining for me. Addiction just isn’t funny.