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Oprah Lays Blunt Reality Check On Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan's new reality docuseries debuts Sunday, and the trailer shows Oprah giving Lohan ultimatums.
Posted at 7:23 PM, Mar 05, 2014

A new trailer for Lindsay Lohan's docuseries, "Lindsay," says the show will start Sunday with an in-your-face reality check from none other than Lady O herself. ​

OPRAH: "If that isn't what you want, I'm OK with that. You know, I will tell these guys to pack up and leave today."

LOHAN: "No, it's not that I'm not ready to do that. I do want to."

OPRAH: "Then you need to cut the bulls***. You really do." (Via OWN)

The former Disney star has been on probation since 2007 and has had a variety of run-ins with the law from DUIs to theft accusations. (Via The Telegraph)

Oprah notes in the trailer that many people advised her against working with Lohan, labeling her as something of a lost cause. And that's exactly why this show might be just what Lohan needs.

"She really doesn't have all that much to lose at this point. Her image has been heavily tainted, and why not get it out there, especially as she's recovering?" (Via KTNV)

Although according to OWN the show is all about Lohan's road to recovery, "The Talk"'s Sharon Osbourne says Lohan and Oprah's partnership is all about bringing in the Benjamins.

"Everybody will love watching the train wreck, and it'll help Oprah's channel, and it's basically, it's good for both of them. Lindsay gets promotion. Oprah's channel will get good ratings. So, welcome to showbiz." (Via CBS)​

Quite a few numbers have been thrown around, but according to the "Today" show, Lohan is getting paid $2 million for filming this docuseries. 

The overarching question that remains seems to be whether Oprah can save Lohan. Critics don't think Oprah will make a difference.

"I don't think it matters. Lindsay talked about self-sabotaging. I don't think Oprah is going to make a difference. Lindsay has to want to go through all that and change her life." (Via NBC / "Access Hollywood")

But regardless of the critics, Oprah and Lohan took to Twitter to affirm their eagerness for the series to start.  

Oprah tweeted at Lohan, saying, "are you ready for the world to see what Recovery looks like?"

 

Lohan replied back, saying: "Ready as I'll ever be. Thank you so much. Here we go!!" (Via Twitter / @lindsaylohan)​

"Lindsay" premieres on Oprah's OWN network Sunday at 9 p.m. central.