And, as we’ve seen with the Kardashians, “professional train wreck” is a career in Hollywood. Professional train wrecks star in reality shows. Professional train wrecks make cameos in terrible movies. Professional train wrecks host TV shows on tiny cable networks. And plenty of celebrities before Lohan have used Playboy to start that very type of career: After posing in the magazine, Shannen Doherty got a genius gig as the host of Scare Tactics, appeared on Dancing With the Stars, and starred in her own reality show, Breaking Up With Shannen Doherty; Denise Richards proved to be chuckle-worthy on Denise Richards Colon It’s Complicated; Debbie Gibson and Tiffany snagged steady paychecks starring in Syfy movies like Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus and Mega Piranha; and Pamela Anderson, the woman who paved the way for professional train wrecks everywhere, starred in the campy V.I.P., cameo-ed in Scary Movie 3, and even inspired an animated series, Stripperella.
Lindsay Lohan 'Playboy' cover: a fruitful train-wreck career? | PopWatch | EW.com