No joke! Lindsay Lohan is dying to return to the spotlight, and she's set her sights on a hosting gig at Saturday Night Live to kickstart her comeback, an insider tells OK!.
After a long spell of living in far-flung locations like Greece and Dubai, Lohan, 34, "wants to make movies and TV shows in the States again," the insider says.
The former child star, whose career peaked with 2004's Mean Girls before it got derailed by drug and alcohol abuse, hosted the late-night sketch show multiple times during her Hollywood heyday. (The last was in 2012 when she gamely poked fun at her infamous bad girl past.)
"The people at the top of SNL have always left their doors open for Lohan. It would be the perfect place to kick things off if someone there gets behind her again, the way [Mean Girls writer and costar] Tina Fey did," the insider explains. “But there’s a lot of nervousness on Lindsay’s part. Hosting SNL could be the magic bullet — as long as she doesn’t mess it up and fall flat on her face!”
While Lohan may be ambitious, she doesn't the best track record when it comes to projects she's undertaken. Last year, it was reported that she was being sued by HarperCollins for a book that she promised to write.
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The publishing company allegedly paid her $365,000 in advance in 2014, but when the time came to deliver on the project, Lohan didn't have anything to show.
"The Defendants failed to deliver a complete manuscript for the Work to the Plaintiff by the contractually agreed upon deadline and to this day they have failed to deliver a complete manuscript," the lawsuit filed in the New York Supreme Court stated.
The original agreement, signed in 2014, stated that Lohan will hand over a manuscript in 2015, but a year later, no book had been produced, so both companies decided to push the release date back to 2017.