February 19, 2012 3:02pm PT by Jane Kellogg
Lindsay Lohan Set to Return As 'SNL' Host
Though she doesn't have any film, TV, or music projects to promote, Lindsay Lohan will be hosting the next episode of Saturday Night Live, two weeks from now on March 3.
"SNL! I love @NBC !!!!!!!!!!!!!" Lohan tweeted after the NBC show revealed in an on-air promo and Twitter posting that she would host its March 3 episode. She also changed her Twitter profile picture to the show's promo ad.
"That's right: March 3rd, @lindsaylohan with musical guest Jack White!! See you then! #SNL #March3rd," the show tweeted.
This will be Lohan's first time back on the sketch comedy show since 2006, but the actress hosted a total of three times in the mid-2000s. At the time, Tina Fey was head writer for SNL, and she seemed to support Lohan after co-starring with her in 2004's Mean Girls.
Lohan has maintained a good relationship with the show throughout her career, and has also publicly referred to show executive producer Lorne Michaels as a mentor and father figure. Yet, nearly a year ago, Lohan sent Michaels a letter stating she was upset by the show repeatedly taking digs at her expense. That Saturday night's show was hosted by Miley Cyrus. Cyrus, who herself had been in the tabloids lately for wearing a revealing outfit and smoking salvia, poked fun at Lohan during a song.
"I never stole a necklace or got a DUI / Never cheated on my wife like that golfer guy / So what if you can see a little boob from the side? / I'm sorry that I'm not perfect," Cyrus sang during her opening monologue.
Lohan is set to finish her community service assignment after pleading guilty in May to stealing a necklace from a Venice, California, jewelry store. She served five weeks of home confinement over the summer for that misdemeanor theft and violation of another probation. Lohan predicted she would finish her community service and counseling requirements well ahead of the March 29 deadline set by Judge Stephanie Sautner, who is overseeing her case, CNN reports.
"I've done all my days," Lohan said, referring to the shifts she must work at the Los Angeles County morgue each month. If so, next Wednesday's monthly appearance before Sautner should be as short and positive as the past two months have been for Lohan.
While all seems to be positive lately for the actress in her personal life, her career has been mostly on hold while she rebuilds herself. The most recent work Lohan has had was a nude spread in Playboy magazine in December, for which THR reported she was paid nearly $1 million.
As THR reported last month, Lohan is in early talks to play Elizabeth Taylor for a Lifetime project.