'Last Chances?' Turns Out Lindsay Lohan Has Had 10
Will 'SNL' end any better than these previous 9 comeback attempts did?
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 2, 2012 10:26 AM CST
Lindsay Lohan attends Domingo Zapata's Oscar Art Show Presented by Mr. C Beverly Hills on February 22, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Lindsay Lohan is on a redemption tour, which started with yesterday's Today sit-down and continues tomorrow when she hosts Saturday Night Live. But doesn't this all sound a bit familiar? "Over the past six years, Lindsay Lohan has had many last chances, each one hyped that way," writes Amanda Dobbins on Vulture. "Every new Lindsay Lohan movie announcement is her giant 'comeback,' and then it always flames out. She is almost refreshingly reliable in this respect!" She offers a rundown of Lohan's 10 (yes, 10) attempted career revivals:

  • 2006, A Prairie Home Companion: After her partying habits and personal issues got more attention than Herbie Fully Loaded, she was supposed to redeem herself in A Prairie Home Companion. Sadly, no one noticed. "Also, her character was a little crazy."
  • 2008, Ugly Betty: After two DUIs, two stints in rehab, and 84 minutes spent in jail, she appeared in four episodes of Ugly Betty. Things looked good for a while, but this was also right around the time she began her soon-to-become-volatile relationship with Samantha Ronson.
  • 2010, Inferno: Spats with Ronson and the E*Trade baby lawsuit dominated the headlines before Lohan was offered a comeback role as Linda Lovelace in Inferno. Seemed like a good thing, until she skipped a DUI hearing, decorated her fingernails with a less-than-respectful message for court, went back to jail … and ultimately lost the role.
Click for Vulture's complete timeline.