Dec. 21, 2012— -- intro: Oh what a year Lindsay Lohan has had.
It seemed to start out well enough, with a reported $1 million paycheck for her January spread in Playboy but it ended with reports of the 26-year-old starlet owing more than $200,000 to the IRS.
In March, a Los Angeles judge took the troubled actress off probation from her 2007 DUI case, praising her for doing "everything that this court has asked of her." But just over a week ago her probation was revoked after she was charged with lying to police, driving recklessly, and obstructing an officer from doing his duties after she crashed her Porsche on the Pacific Coast Highway in June.
Since the crash, Lohan's problems have piled up. In September, she was arrested outside New York's Dream Downtown hotel when a pedestrian claimed she hit him with her car and did not stop. The Manhattan District Attorney's Office declined to prosecute that case.
That same month, Lohan was involved in a hotel-room quarrel that began over a set of cell phone photos of her allegedly taken by a part time Congressional aide, Christian LaBella. Lohan claimed LaBella had assaulted her, which led to his arrest, but the misdemeanor charges against him were later dropped.
In October, police were called to her Lohan's home on Long Island after a report of a fight between her and her mother. An investigation revealed "no criminality."
And in November, she was arrested after a New York City bar brawl in which she allegedly punched a Palm Beach psychic. She faces a misdemeanor assault charge in that case.
Fortunately for her, Lohan has had no shortage of offers for help. In fact, three of Hollywood's biggest stars have reached out to her. They have come bearing gifts and advice for the troubled starlet. In honor of the season, we take a look at Lindsay's three wise men.
quicklist: 1title: James Francotext: Actor James Franco surprised the music world when a video he directed for the R.E.M song "Blue," appeared on the Internet last month featuring Lohan. Earlier this week, the Oscar-nominated actor explained to MTV the connection between him and Lilo.
Franco said back in 2011, he had written some poems about the Chateau Marmont, including one that involved Lohan, who is a fixture at the famed hotel. Franco then asked photographer Terry Richardson to shoot some photos of himself with Lohan to go along with the poems. The actor ended up canceling since he had to host the Oscars the next day, but Richardson went ahead and photographed Lohan. The final shots ended up in the video.
"I've known Lindsay for a while," Franco told MTV. "We'd have conversations on the phone, and she seemed like she was doing OK."
Franco said he's even tried to help her but to no avail.
"I think one of the reasons it's so hard is when she gets in trouble, she gets all this attention and I'm sure she gets book offers. Like she goes to jail, and instead of feeling like I really hit a low place, she'll get a crazy offer for her jail memoir," he told the music network.media: 18026636
quicklist: 2title: Charlie Sheentext: As reports surfaced of Lindsay Lohan's money woes, actor Charlie Sheen revealed earlier this month that he loaned the troubled starlet money but never received so much as a thank you.
Sheen told "ET" Dec. 10 that he gave his "Scary Movie 5" co-star an unspecified amount of money but says it was payment she was due from a project.
"I'm still waiting for a text to say 'thank you,'" Sheen told "ET" with a laugh. "Anything, you know?"
Reports place the amount of Sheen's handout as high as $100,000.
Sheen's rep confirmed to ABCNews.com that Sheen gave Lohan money, though the rep would not say how much or what it was used for.
Sheen, no stranger to trouble, said he wished "the best" for Lohan, adding that she's "a very good and decent young lady that is just going through a lot."
He told "ET": "She just needs a little bit of time...People need to give her time to get her s*** together."
Days after Sheen went public with his handout, TMZ reported that Lohan sent him flowers and a thank you card.media: 18026626
"What the hell?" he said. "Where is she?"
Told about her November run-in with the law New York, the "Braveheart" actor said, "Well, we all know about that. Takes one to know one."
Lilo isn't the first troubled young star Gibson has helped. The actor came to Britney Spears' side during her 2008 breakdown, taking her to dinner and reportedly flying her to his estate in Costa Rica. media: 18026616