As she's done with countless others, Oprah Winfrey has made it her mission to help Lindsay Lohan live her best life. In addition to interviewing the rehabbed starlet for an upcoming episode of Oprah's Next Chapter, the talk show host has also instructed the actress to skip her trip to Europe.
"I just came from Europe, and Europe is the place to go when you want to feel really good and relax," Winfrey, 59, said during a Good Morning America interview on Tuesday, Aug. 5. "It's hard to go to Capri and not have a Bellini."
Indeed, a source tells Us Weekly that Lohan, 27, ditched her plans to travel abroad to focus on her sobriety and her upcoming OWN docuseries. "She is doing everything Oprah tells her to do," the source explains.
Lohan's latest venture is scheduled to premiere in early 2014. "It'll show her going to meetings, working on herself and doing different things she hasn't done in a while," the source says of the star, who's spent 293 days in rehab since her first stint in 2007. "She really wants to get back to living a normal life and not being around negative people."
The Canyons star filmed her episode of Oprah's Next Chapter Aug. 3 in New York City — and Winfrey has already seen signs of change in Lohan, who left rehab on July 30 and will continue to receive court-ordered psychological counseling. "I thought that she's in the best place that I've ever seen her," she said on Good Morning America. "I believe that she believes that she is now ready. And she admitted that there were other times when she was pretending to be ready and not quite sure. And sometimes resentful that she was being, you know, put in a position where she had to go to rehab. I think this is the first time I could see it really benefited her."
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