When Lindsay Lohan checked herself into her court mandated rehab, we didn’t exactly expect for Oprah Winfrey to emerge as her mentor.
Now that she has, more details of their relationship are coming out and it seems like the mentorship will also act as a business partnership. It’s a smart move on Lindsay’s part, but we’re wondering what Oprah will get out of it.
Lindsay’s mom Dina revealed that her troubled daughter Lindsay will be teaming up with Oprah for a docu-series on the mogul’s network OWN.
The program, which is said to be about family, will be more of a documentary than a reality show. Filmmaker Amy Rice is set to direct the series. Rice previously directed By The People: The Election of Barack Obama.
The partnership between Lohan and Oprah will begin once Lindsay completes her 90-days in rehab, which ends next month. An exclusive hour-long interview with Oprah is said to tape an air in August, and will be followed by an eight-part series slated to air in 2014.
According to reports Lindsay Lohan can make a hefty $2 million dollars for agreeing to do the show.
President Sheri Salata said of the move to book Lindsay Lohan:
“When you find an audience you nurture that audience but when you pull yourself away from it and you look at the Oprah brand, the African American audience is really only a part of it and what you see is a broad brand, a very encompassing brand and so. I think Lindsay Lohan is an example of how the brand is going to continue to expand.”
According to Dina Lohan, Lindsay already has a plan that will coincide with her debut on OWN once she gets out of rehab.
“She’s not going to move back home. She’ll be getting an apartment in New York. She’ll be in New York. It’s great because [sister Ali] is in New York with Wilhelmina models.”
What do you think about Lindsay Lohan’s move to OWN?