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'Life-Size' is getting a 'modern' update. Let's plan it!

Break out that 100-watt smile: Life-Size, the Lindsay Lohan/Tyra Banks-starring television movie, is getting a sequel. Wait, what?

Tyra Banks responded to a question about the reboot on Twitter over the weekend (rumors have been circulating since 2012), writing, “Tis true, Love” and then linking to a Digital Spy article in which she’s quoted as saying, “I have a meeting today to go over the script! I don’t think it’ll be out until probably 2015, but I’m guessing – it could be late 2014 or 2015. But it will be back – Life-Size will be back, better than ever…I’m under contract with Disney and I can’t talk about it at all, except that it’s coming. But it will be very different, very different. Very modern – a modern take.” (EW reached out to a rep for Disney, who didn’t return a request for comment.) READ FULL STORY

Jimmy Fallon and Lindsay Lohan ditch twerking for scrumping -- VIDEO

Looks like Jimmy and Lindsay are giving Miley a run for her money.

Making a surprise appearance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, America’s favorite red-head Lindsay Lohan joined Fallon on Thursday for a hilarious sketch on pop culture playing Stephanie Sullivan on a fake TeenNick show called “Ew!”

Sporting curly pigtails and a spiked fitted cap Lohan tapped into her inner teenybopper as Stephanie –catching up with her drool-braced-faced BFFLFR (that’s best friend forever for life for realsies) host Sara (that’s S-A-R-A, no h!) for a recap of their latest adventures.

After gushing over the One Direction: This Is Us movie and Harry Styles–making awkward kissy-faces, the two switched up the conversation to Miley’s new video, but when Stephanie was prompted by Sara to twerk, Stephanie was clearly was over it.

“Did you see the new Miley Cyrus video?” Sara asked. “We should do some twerking!”

“Ew! No, Twerking is so 2-0-1-3, said Stephanie. Nowadays it’s all about scrumping!”

So who do you think has the upper hand, Miley or Stephanie? Watch the two get down in the hilarious clip  below and decide: READ FULL STORY

Pop Culture Pet Peeve: Every high school dance is epic, according to Hollywood

Oh, high school, you eternal fountain of youth — where the girls come model-pretty and mature for their age, the boys are star athletes with fully developed vocal cords, your English teacher is Michael Vartan, and all your homework problems are actually matters of life and death. All true, if your high school is set on a Hollywood campus.

If you’ve ever seen a John Hughes film, lived through the ’90s, or followed Lindsay Lohan’s early career, chances are, you’ve seen a high school-set film with a dance scene. Now, compared with typical high school dance experiences — which may or may not have involved more unglamorous scenes such as shoving 16 over-made-up girls and their scrawny dates into a stretch limo having just left an awkward group photo with their parents earlier — these Hollywood-ified versions read more like glitzy Broadway productions or well-honed Shakespearean soliloquies.

Unless we’re all doing it wrong, I’m annoyed that most high school movies use the dance as the ad hoc arena to dump all the good stuff. They make it seem like every high school dance is the apotheosis of the school year, i.e. your life. After all, from a screenwriter’s perspective, the dance is the perfect setting, as you can get all your major characters in one room, everyone looks beautiful because they’re all dolled up, there’s a guaranteed audience with the rest of the student body, and there’s ample opportunity to set the scene with moody music.

Whether it’s a Sadie Hawkins, a seasonal formal, homecoming, or — hold for bated breath — prom, the high school dance is Hollywood’s convenient little plot device, wherein something that’s been building in the movie is about to hit its boiling point, or all hell breaks loose. I’ve identified three high school dance themes for you fellow PopWatchers peeved about Hollywood’s adolescent movie wrongdoings:
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Lindsay Lohan on 'Oprah's Next Chapter': Eight 'Really now?!' moments

The problem with interviewing an addict four days out of rehab is that s— really hasn’t had a chance to hit the fan yet. The problem with entertainment enabler Oprah Winfrey interviewing habitual screw-up Lindsay Lohan four days out of rehab is that the starlet has made a lifestyle out of ensuring that s— will hit the fan. Lohan admitted in her Oprah’s Next Chapter sit-down that she’s addicted to chaos: “There’s something to be said about me learning to be comfortable with things just being okay.”

Without a trace of cynicism or sarcasm, I really would like to see Lohan accept an “okay” life. But — as she’s shown through six rehab stints, one (reduced) jail sentence, and an overarching attitude of self-sabotage during the last six years — being an active member of recovery is a lot more difficult than reciting platitudes from Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions or kumbaya-ing over the Manhattan skyline. Alas, that’s exactly what Lohan did during her interview with Oprah. Why? Because she’s just not there yet. What she is — or claims to be — is “present.” Suffice it to say, this isn’t the first time the star has performed this very song and dance. The question is: Can someone like Lohan truly be “present” but also have perspective? She seems confident she can. Below, I list eight reasons I’m not placing any bets.
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Lindsay Lohan on 'Chelsea Lately' is giggly and self-deprecating

Chalk it up to the benefit of lowered expectations: Lindsay Lohan guest-hosted Chelsea Lately last night, and it was one of her best television appearance in the past few years.

Of course, that’s not saying much. But compared to her Matt Lauer interview/Saturday Night Live hosting gig in March 2012, where it seemed like nerves got the best of her, the actress looked healthy, landed a few good punchlines and, most encouragingly for Lohan fans, appeared genuinely happy to be in front of a camera that wasn’t tracking her movements in and out of a courthouse.

There was a little nervous laughter and stuttering during her opening monologue, which featured Lohan thanking the various people who’ve kept the tabloids in business while Lohan had been away on a “Court-ordered vacation in Malibu” the past 90 days, a.k.a. Anthony Weiner, Kanye, Justin Bieber and the royal baby (played by Chelsea sidekick Chuy, obviously). “How come when Kanye acts like an idiot he gets a gold record, but when I act like an idiot I get a police record?” a game Lohan asked the audience. READ FULL STORY

'The Canyons': We saw it so you don't have to

There are some movies so awesomely bad that their unintentional badness turns into audience happiness. See Sharknado, or most Lifetime Originals. And then there are movies so awesomely sad, that their sadness makes the audience sad by association. See The Canyons.

Hyped as Lindsay Lohan’s comeback and director Paul Schrader’s career savior, with a script penned by Bret Easton Ellis, The Canyons’ fuzzy plotline stars James Deen and La Lohan as an L.A. couple tanning and looking pretty by day and satisfying some kinky sexual appetites by night. Deen plays Christian, a controlling, trust-fund-fueled man-boy forced to keep the family film business running. Lohan plays Tara, a struggling actress-turned-kept woman with a perpetual anxiety problem. Several filmed sexcapades later (including a rave-lit foursome in Christian’s bed), Christian and Tara play a cat-and-mouse game of sexual domination when Christian finds out Tara’s been sleeping with the lead actor (Ryan, played by Glee‘s Nolan Gerard Funk) in his horror flick.

In the spirit of Lohan’s ever-changing tresses, I’ve compiled a docket of The Canyons‘ highlights and lowlights. Because we’re still suffering from a serotonin low post-viewing, let’s start with the film’s uppers:
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Watch Kanye West's remixed 'Canyons' trailer

Can moviegoers count Kanye West among those hoping for a Lindsay Lohan comeback?

By way of his multimedia production company DONDA, West has scored a recut version of the trailer for Lindsay Lohan-starrer The Canyons – this time featuring a lot of deep bass. But the specifics of the sound differences between Lohan’s sultry lines are the least of our concerns. More pressing: Does this mean West has seen the film? Is Part 4 of the Lohan comeback train appearing in a music video for Yeezus? Should we expect newly late night show-bound Lohan to start getting tips from reality mogul Kim Kardashian? So many questions!

Check out the new trailer, as well as the original, below: READ FULL STORY

Is Lindsay Lohan the modern-day Marilyn Monroe? Paul Schrader thinks so

Paul Schrader, director of The Canyons, Lindsay Lohan’s upcoming “comeback” project, has taken to FilmComment.com to discuss his troubled starlet and compare her to another troubled starlet Lohan regularly aspires to emulate: Marilyn Monroe.

With quotes such as, “I think Lohan has more natural acting talent than Monroe did,” it’s easy to roll your eyes, but Schrader’s essay about the differences of being über-famous 50 years ago and now is quite compelling. The director discusses how both Lohan and Monroe “exist in the space between actors and celebrities, people whose professional and personal performances are more or less indistinguishable. Entertainers understand the distinction. To be successful, a performer controls the balance between the professional and personal, that is, he or she makes it seem like the professional is personal. It is the lack of this control that gives performers like Monroe and Lohan (and others) their unique attraction. We sense that the actress is not performing, that we are watching life itself. We call them ‘troubled,’ ‘tormented,’ ‘train wrecks’ — but we can’t turn away. We can’t stop watching. They get under our skin in a way that controlled performers can’t.”
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Happy birthday, Lindsay Lohan! 27 reasons we're still fascinated by you

27 years ago today, Lindsay Morgan Lohan — née Lindsay Dee Lohan — was born in New York City.

It would be easy enough to mark the occasion by snarking about the state of her career — or with a much darker headline. Somehow, though, doing that wouldn’t feel right. Despite everything — and I do mean everything — Lindsay has said, done, and struck with her car over the past nine-ish years, there’s still a part of me (and maybe even a part of you) that wants to see her bounce back from her self-imposed train-wreckitude and emerge newly born, like a phoenix rising from an ashy nest of hair extensions and cigarette butts.

But why, exactly, am I rooting for Lindsay — and still fascinated by her, after all these years? Let me count the ways:

1. Her ace black and white court attire. It’s the duality of Lohan, guys!

2. Mean Girls, which — let’s face it — may as well be reasons 2-27 on this list. Some movies give an actor a lifetime pass, no matter what else they do professionally or in their personal lives; Mean Girls is one of those movies.

3. Her first-ever television appearance — on Letterman, in 1992, as a trick-or-treater dressed as garbage.

4. Her close and, by all accounts, genuine friendship with Charlie Sheen.

5. Her intense love triangle with Hilary Duff and Aaron Carter, circa 2003.

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Lindsay Lohan gives interview to Piers Morgan: 'I've never been a huge drinker'

Lindsay Lohan has a few more confessions from a broken heart.

Before  — finally – checking herself into court-mandated rehab for 90 days, Lindsay Lohan sat down with Piers Morgan for a Q&A just published in the U.K.’s Daily Mail. There’s nothing fans or critics haven’t heard before about how or why her life got so off track (she hits on sad but well-worn topics such as her dad selling a recording of her complaining about her mom, the stolen necklace she says was a misunderstanding, and how everyone — even court judges — “believe the rumors”), but it is rather interesting to hear Lohan discuss what the media has been opining about for years (EW reached out to reps for Lohan and Morgan, who didn’t respond to a request for comment). Read on for Lohan’s side of the story when it comes to drinking, drugs and (mandatory) rehab.  READ FULL STORY

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