Lohan to make stage debut in London
Lindsay Lohan is heading for the London stage — in a play about the hysteria of Hollywood.
Producers announced Thursday that Lohan will make her professional stage debut in September in David Mamet’s satirical drama “Speed-the-Plow.”
The “Mean Girls” and “Freaky Friday” star, who has had well-documented troubles with alcohol, drugs and the law, will take the relatively small but complex role of an ambitious secretary in Mamet’s drama about two Hollywood producers trying to close a major deal.
In the original 1988 New York production, the role was played by Madonna.
The 27-year-old former child star has had six stints in rehab and several brief periods in jail and recently appeared in her own reality-TV show. Her most-recent movie was the universally panned “The Canyons.”
Phil Collins donates artifacts to Alamo
Remember the Alamo? Phil Collins sure does.
The British 1980s music icon was at the 1836 Battle of the Alamo and Texas Revolutionary shrine in downtown San Antonio on Thursday, announcing the donation of his collection of related artifacts — one so vast it’s considered the world’s largest such private collection.
Collins, the 63-year-old Genesis singer-drummer, joked he’d spent “all the money that I made from music” on 200-plus pieces related to the battle where 1,500 Mexican troops laid siege to 200 Texans. He said he wanted to ensure the collection was better cared-for in the future.
“Some people would buy Ferraris; some people would buy houses; I bought old bits of metal and old bits of paper,” Collins said. “It’s at my home, in my basement in Switzerland. I look at it every day, but no one else was enjoying it.”
Collins has been an Alamo aficionado since growing up in London and watching actor Fess Parker portray Davy Crockett in a 1950s Disney miniseries.
“I’ve had a love affair with this place since I was about 5 years old,” said Collins.