Lindsay Lohan. (Damian Dovarganes/AP)

The gossip site is reporting that a deal between the legally embattled actress and the magazine has been in the “works for months.” Lohan reportedly asked for $1 million for the pictorial, but accepted less than that.

A rep for the actress said in an e-mail to Celebritology that he cannot confirm the rumors “at this time.” A Playboy rep also declined to comment on the rumors to E!.

If this news turns out to be true, it wouldn’t be the first time Lohan has shown a lot of skin in front of a camera. In 2008, she posed topless for New York Magazine to recreate Marilyn Monroe’s final photo shoot. She’s did the same in the pages of German GQ.

The shoot may also turn out to be non-nude, if an E! source is correct.

But still, there’s something about the timing of this announcement that makes the whole thing feel especially sad to this writer. Lohan began serving community service at the L.A. County Morgue last week in an attempt to stay out of jail for probation violations.

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