Entertainment behind the scenes
Lindsay Lohan’s “Labor Pains” gives birth to TV movie
Lindsay Lohan’s latest movie “Labor Pains” will enter the world with a less-than-stellar debut. A source at production company Nu Image/Millennium Films said its movie starring the blond starlet has been sold to cable channel ABC Family, but that it could first have a limited theatrical run on perhaps less than 10 screens.
If a limited theatrical run is not secured, the movie will run on ABC Family in July. But don’t expect a wide release for the comedy, in which Lohan plays a woman who hides her pregnancy to avoid losing her job.
Lohan’s career has hit a rough patch in the last couple of years after she suffered addiction problems, run-ins with the law and battled her own explosive behavior. In Hollywood, that kind of trouble often causes problems for filmmakers as they find it hard to get insurance for covering production costs because of a potentially bothersome star.
Lohan recently addressed her lack of solid acting work in an interview posted at E! Online, seemingly blaming all the media attention surrounding her life for her inability to get a good job. “If people would just leave my personal life alone — because it’s really not that interesting— then I could land a great role, but all the sicko fans and the noise is so distracting,” she said.
Her performance as a mean girl on four episodes of ABC show “Ugly Betty” last year was badly received. In recent months, her public profile has remained high as she has often been photographed by the paparazzi out on the town with her companion, celebrity DJ Samantha Ronson, and sometimes getting into loud arguments with her.
The Broadcast Film Critics Association nominated Lohan for a Critics Choice Award for her role in the 2004 movie “Mean Girls,” but last year the actress experienced the low of winning a Razzie Award for her widely panned role in the 2007 stripper drama “I Know Who Killed Me.”