WASHINGTON, April 21, 2014 — It has been said that even bad publicity is good publicity, and no one had taken that motto to heart more than Lindsay Lohan.
“Lindsay,” an eight-week-long reality television show on Oprah Winfrey’s channel OWN, started out routine and quickly became downright boring, steadily dropping rating points each week. That was until the show’s end, when the scandalous information could no longer be hidden behind Lindsey’s self improvement prattle.
Overnight, Lohan has gone from child-celebrity-who-finally-got-clean — after her sixth stint in rehab — to once again being a favorite topic of gossip magazines, with everyone wondering, “what can possibly come next?”
During the final episode of “Lindsey”, the 27-year-old actress discussed the handwritten “sex list” — a list of 36 men who she had engaged in sexual relations with in her short lifetime.
Lohan claims that she wrote the list while she was in rehab at the Betty Ford clinic and it was part of her recovery.
“It’s step number five or step number eight,” Lohan explained on her show, referring to the 12-step program of recovery used by many addiction recovery programs. “It’s your sexual inventory. That was in my Betty Ford book, so that was really personal to my sponsor. You write that that for your sponsor.”
According to Alcoholics Anonymous, which also uses the 12-step program, step five is “to admit to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs”; step eight is, “Make a list of all persons we have harmed, and become willing to make amends to them all.”
In Touch Weekly magazine obtained the list from an unidentified source and has been releasing names from it a few at a time. In Touch has yet to release the last twelve names.
Some names on the list have come as a surprise — Justin Timberlake, Heath Ledger and Ashton Kutcher — and others — Adam Levine, Joaquin Phoenix and Colin Farrell — not so much. This last group had all been reported as having dated Lohan at some point. Some people might find those names surprising anyway, since there has been a common impression that Lohan preferred the company of women.
While people were still trying to wrap their heads around the thought of Lohan and fellow Disney star Zac Effron in a sexual relationship, Lohan dropped another bombshell on her show’s season finale: She missed some days of filming of the show when she suffered a miscarriage.
Lohan did not reveal who the father was or how far along she was into her pregnancy at the time of the miscarriage.
Less than 24 hours after the shocking season ender comes another juicy piece of information in the Lohan saga: KODE Magazine has released an interview with Lohan in which she reveals that she was involved with a married man with children.
The magazine claims that Lohan said, “Oh this guy I’m seeing sent me a jet because he wants to see me, but he’s married with kids.”
That’s a surprising statement from a young woman who claims to have been concerned about the “sex list” being released, because some of these men were now married and it could cause them some trouble.
The interviewer claims that Lohan, who says she’s fallen off the wagon only once since her sixth rehab last year with one glass of wine, drank vodka over ice throughout the entire interview; the interviewer also claims that she used the illegal party drug ecstasy on the first night.
Despite her alcohol consumption during the interview, Lohan insisted that she “is not an alcoholic.”
The magazine also reports that Lohan thought she might be pregnant at the time of the interview on April 14, 2014 but it is not clear if that possible pregnancy resulted in the miscarriage that was referred to in her television show, or if it was a different possible pregnancy.
The U.K. Daily Mail reports that Oprah Winfrey may not renew the “Lindsay” show for a second season due to low ratings, but after the season finale, ratings may not be the only factor Winfrey takes into account. Winfrey has made an effort to befriend and support Lohan after conducting an interview with her over the summer.
Regardless of what becomes of the reality show, Lindsay Lohan still has a long way to go before she is actually living the life that she tried so hard to portray in the early weeks of the show.