She's still facing significant jail time and is in no way out of the woods just yet, but Lindsay Lohan is not-so-quietly mounting an attempted comeback in an effort to remain somewhat relevant. The Monday after the 2011 Academy Awards has produced two pieces of Lindsay Lohan news that, surprisingly, don't involve her violating parole or copping a plea deal.
First up is news that Lohan has reportedly signed a deal to appear in an "explicit photography book" that, if true (this report comes from the Mirror, so, you know ...) sorta sounds like Madonna's 1992 controversial-at-the-time coffee-table book 'Sex.' Making this whole thing just a bit stranger is the additional news that Lohan will be posing for "graphic" shots full of "full-frontal nudity" with -- wait for it -- James Franco, of all people.
Photographer Terry Richardson will apparently be involved, and the Mirror's source added the following:
And that statement will be ... what, exactly? Meanwhile, Lohan has already started poking fun at her own crappy predicament by appearing in a hilarious new post-Oscar video on the Jimmy Kimmel Show. Watch it after the jump.
Lindsay is struggling to get another break in Hollywood. There's a stigma attached to working with her and she is determined to change this -- starting with the photographic book. Terry Richardson has persuaded Lindsay and James to get involved. He has assured them it will be provocative but tasteful. There will be a lot of nakedness -- some of it graphic and suggestive -- but it will be a real statement book.
Also starring Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Alba, Minka Kelly, Sofia Vergara, Kelly Ripa, Jessica Biel, Emily Blunt and Eva Longoria, Kimmel's fake workout video spoofs the already-spoofed-to-death "shake weight" by introducing a new workout that involves humping big balls. Ahem ... and there's one way to get more people to tune in each week.
In other non-Lohan-related news, Kimmel also featured a couple other hilarious videos, including Tom Hanks spoofing the show 'Toddlers and Tiaras' (see this post for that video), as well as Mike Tyson spoofing 'The King's Speech,' which you can watch below.