Although Lindsay Lohan recently posed nude for Playboy, in a bid many see to as an attempt to boost her career and boost her bank account, she still isn't planning on appearing on reality TV.
Lohan's rep says she has no plans to follow in Tara Reid's footsteps by joining the U.K reality show "Celebrity Big Brother."
Considering that joining the show did nothing for the careers of past contestants like Ried, Sisqo, Coolio or Stephen Baldwin, we didn't think Lohan would think twice about appearing on the 2012 edition.
With the exception of those who have appeared on "Dancing with the Stars," for most celebrities, reality shows are typically a career killer -- just look at anyone who has appeared of "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew," "I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here," or "Famous Food."
Yet there are some exceptions to this trend -- faded or aging musicians seem to have found their careers revived with the reality genre.
Check them out:
After drifting into obscurity, rapper Flavor Flav appeared on VH1's "The Surreal Life," and met girlfriend Brigitte Nielsen. From there the network gave the mismatched couple their own show called "Strange Love." Following their breakup Flavor Flav, was rewarded with his own reality dating show that lasted three seasons, called 'Flavor of Love.'
Following in the footsteps of the Osbourne's, KISS bassist Gene Simmons helped launch himself back in the public eye, with an A&E series called "Gene Simmons: Family Jewels" that followed the lives of him and wife Shannon Tweed and their two children.
Aging and usually incoherent Ozzy Osbourne can be considered one of the pioneers of the celebrity reality genre. His MTV series, "The Osbournes," documenting his family life, catapulted the Black Sabbath singer into the spotlight for a new generation, as well as launching the careers of his wife Sharon and children Jack and Kelly.
Of all the rockstars on this list, Aerosmith's Steven Tyler was probably faring the best before his dalliance with reality TV. The singer had consistently been touring with his band for decades, yet it had been years since they had a hit song. In January 2011, Tyler made his debut as a judge on "American Idol's" tenth season. The new gig aided Tyler in becoming a household name once again -- even presenting at the 2011 Kid's Choice Awards and used the show to perform the Aerosmith song, "Dream On" on the season finale of "American Idol."
It had been years since we heard from one-time pop star Paula Abdul, but embracing a career in reality TV turned her into a regular on the red carpet. In 2002 Abdul joined Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson as the original judges, earning herself the reputation of the "nice one." Unable to negotiate her contract to her liking, Abdul left the show in 2009, and Bravo began to the series "Hey Paula," which aired for only one season, chronicling her day-to-day life. Abdul returned to her roots as a judge on the American version of Simon Cowell's "X Factor," in September 2011.
Poison's lead singer, Brett Michaels, had been left behind with hair metal and the 1980s. But like Flavor Flav, Michaels' found his way back to the spotlight with a reality dating show on VH1 called "Rock of Love," that lasted three seasons.
We hadn't heard from hip-hop pioneer, Joseph Simmons, aka Rev. Run, since the 80s, but in 2005, he returned along with his whole family. Like the Osbourne's, the Simmons' family had a whole lot of drama to offer the world. The show followed the lives of Run's wife Justine, his daughters Vanessa and Angela and his three sons Jojo, Diggy and Russy.