Lindsay Lohan signs up for ‘Ugly Betty’ television sitcom


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Lindsay Lohan will attempt to revive her flagging acting career by starring in six episodes of the hit US sitcom ‘Ugly Betty’, it was confirmed on Monday.
Lohan, 21, regarded as one of Hollywood’s brightest young stars before a string of personal problems and a series of box-office flops blighted her career, will make her debut in the show’s season finale on May 22, ABC said.
According to the network, Lohan will play a “a mean girl from high school who suddenly resurfaces in Betty’s life.” The role will continue in five episodes next season, ABC added.
An English-language adaptation of a successful Colombian soap, “Ugly Betty” charts the progress of a geeky secretary as she attempts to forge a career at a New York fashion magazine.
Lohan’s role on the sitcom comes after another troubled starlet, Britney Spears, appeared on CBS sitcom “How I Met Your Mother” in March, with a performance that boosted the singer’s image.
Lohan’s acting career was overshadowed last year by twin arrests for drink driving and drugs offenses, as well as a stint in a rehabilitation center where she was treated for alcohol and drug dependency.
She was last seen in 2007’s critically panned thriller “I Know Who Killed Me,” a performance that earned her two awards at the Golden Raspberries, the annual eve-of-Oscars parody that honors the worst of Hollywood.

Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2008