Lindsay Lohan on OWN: A Good Career Move?

The Troubled Starlet Has Signed on for an Exclusive Interview, Reality Series with Oprah Winfrey’s Network

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Lindsay Lohan's next chapter is with Oprah!

The 27-year-old actress is set to sit down with Oprah Winfrey for an exclusive "Oprah's Next Chapter" interview following her court-ordered rehab stint this summer, according to Entertainment Weekly. Not only that, but Oprah's network will air an eight-part docu-series (that's fancy speak for reality show) starring the "Liz & Dick" star.

An OWN spokesperson confirmed: "OWN will air an exclusive interview with Oprah and Lindsay Lohan that will tape and air in August and an eight-part documentary series with Lindsay for 2014."

It won't be Lindsay Lohan's first sit-down with the talk show queen. During a 2006 interview on "The Oprah Winfrey Show," Oprah asked the then-20-year-old about her party girl reputation.

"I hate that!" Lohan said, "I'm 20 years old. Is it a crime to go … dancing with your friends? I have a life and I have my family and I have work and I have those three things."

While Oprah is known for actually getting those hard-to-get interviews -- in the past she's nabbed exclusives with everyone from Michael Jackson to Lance Armstrong -- the new Lohan interview and companion reality series are especially big because the troubled starlet has long said no to the reality genre.

Earlier this year, TMZ reported that the actress was offered up to $550,000 to appear on "Dancing With the Stars," but she turned down the lucrative offer because she didn't want to do a reality show and instead wanted to stick to making movies. Clearly she's had a change of heart, as the OWN reality series will document her post-rehab life.

But according to Daily Mail, don't expect a circus side show. The series will reportedly follow the actress as she "works to rebuild her career and stay healthy."

When it comes to sit-down interviews, one interview, which took place right before she began her rehab stint on May 2, was a tad awkward.

In April she was interviewed by David Letterman, who focused on jokes about her troubled past: "Lindsay Lohan's in court so often the cafeteria has named a sandwich after her," the late night host joked.

Letterman continued to grill her with: "How many times have you been in rehab? And how will this time be different? What are they rehabbing first of all? What is on their list? What are they going to work on when you walk through the door?"

But the actress shut him down, saying, "I think to be honest, I'm the happiest when I'm working and the healthiest. And I think this an opportunity for me to, you know, focus on what I love in life. And I don't think it's a bad thing, I think it's a blessing and not a curse… I'm looking forward to actually just taking time for me. You can't make a joke of it. That's so mean."

Letterman called rehab a "career saver" for Lohan. But will Oprah be her real career saver?

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