Her probation for a 2007 DUI — etc. — has been lifted and now Lindsay Lohan has received yet another in a long series of second chances. The troubled 25-year-old is staking her latest comeback on the Lifetime TV movie Liz and Dick, in which she'll portray Elizabeth Taylor during the film legend's tumultuous relationship with Richard Burton.
It's a plum role; but in her desperation to look the part of one of the 20th century's great beauty icons, Lindsay submitted to cosmetic procedures that bloated and distorted her face — and nearly lost her the job.
An insider close to the Lohan camp reports that before flying from L.A. to NYC for several big meetings, including one with Lifetime executives, Lindsay "was overdone with fillers, Botox and God knows what else. Word is that she had so many shots she went way overboard. And they took one look at her — they were repulsed and shocked."
According to an insider, Team Lohan explained to the execs that Lindsay had indeed undergone some aesthetic touching up — but the actress "was not told by doctors that she wasn't allowed to fly immediately afterward — and, well, it was a catastrophe: In the course of Lindsay's five-hour flight, the change in air pressure obviously did much damage and caused unexpected side effects."
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