Lindsay Lohan is taking tips from Britney Spears by hiring the pop star's accountant to get her finances back on track, according to a U.S. report. The "Mean Girls" star has endured a problematic few months, which has seen her jailed for probation violation stemming from a 2007 DUI arrest and sent to court-ordered rehab.
Lohan has also been hit with other legal issues including a lawsuit from a Los Angeles boutique over an allegedly unpaid bill, which she settled this month, and an expensive court action in which she is suing an advertising firm over claims they parodied her in a recent promo.
It has now been revealed the actress has resolved to sort out her finances by hiring Tennessee businesswoman Lou Taylor to take control of her money issues, according to New York Post gossip column Page Six.
Taylor previously helped Spears straighten out her own financial muddle and now she is working with Lohan to land her a series of lucrative deals. A source tells Page Six, "Lou has been working on fashion deals for Lindsay including the Marc Ecko ads and a deal with a Russian fashion company."
In addition, the troubled actress has written a guest column for hip arts publication BlackBook magazine, in which she talks about setting up her 6126 label and her love of shopping. She writes, "Fashion to me is an art of expression. It's all about individual style, embracing who you are, and feeling good about what you wear... I've been known to take scissors to some of my favorite Balenciaga and Gucci designs to make them my own - cutting the collar to make a wider neck or shortening a dress..."
"I feel so fortunate that my career allows me to travel all over the globe. I love hunting for Chanel handbags when roaming around London or Paris. I get inspiration from everywhere: shoot locations, movies, art, books, old magazines..."
"My fashion line, 6126, salutes modern women who understand that sophistication is always in vogue... It has been a dream come true to be so involved and hands-on in creating something I am so passionate about."