Lindsay Lohan's new career: getting paid to party

Jan 4, 2013
Richard A Jinman

The starlet is 'desperate for a paycheck' and she got a big one from a prince on New Year's Eve

NO-ONE enjoys a party as much as Hollywood's perennial party girl Lindsay Lohan who now appears to have found a way to earn a living from her favourite pastime.

When Lohan flew into London a few days ago there was "intense speculation" she was going to appear in the latest series of Celebrity Big Brother, reports the Daily Mail. But when the first episode aired yesterday evening LiLo was not among the housemates. Instead, viewers had to make do with such D-grade celebs as Ryan Moloney, the actor who plays 'Toadie' on the Aussie soap Neighbours.

Lohan has found a much more lucrative – and considerably less time-consuming – way to earn a crust, it seems. The actress was allegedly paid $100,000 in cash to turn up to the annual New Year's Eve party thrown by Prince Haji 'Abdul' Azim of Brunei, says the Mail. As well as her pay packet she was given a "beautiful suite" at London's Dorchester Hotel, reports Perez Hilton.

Lohan's mother Dina also attended the party, but there's no word on whether she was paid.

Lilo's latest venture is good news for the actress because she's "desperate for a paycheck", according to an unnamed source quoted by Perez Hilton. No wonder: her big 'comeback' was supposed to be the Elizabeth Taylor biopic Liz & Dick, but her portrayal of the screen icon was mocked by critics.

The Mail says Lohan's budget has been so stretched recently that she is struggling to pay her taxes and has "reportedly been kicked out" of her $8,000-a-month home in Los Angeles.

To be fair, the starlet who made her name a decade ago in such teen movies as Freaky Friday and Mean Girls, wasn't the only celebrity cashing in on Prince Azim's New Year's Eve largesse. Singer Lionel Richie was allegedly paid $250,000 to croon some of his hits at the party and former Baywatch star Pamela Anderson picked up $75,000 for doing a 'Lohan' and simply turning up.

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