Lindsay Lohan befriended by Sheen, loses out as Liz

LOS ANGELES, Nov 26 (Reuters) - Hollywood bad boy Charlie

Sheen found a kindred spirit in actress Lindsay Lohan when they

worked on the set of "Scary Movie 5" and gave the actress

$100,000 to pay off some of her overdue taxes.

Sheen's camp on Monday confirmed that the "Anger Management"

star gave the cash gift to the in-and-out-of-trouble Lohan who

reportedly owes the U.S. government more than $200,000 in unpaid

taxes for 2009 and 2010.

"Charlie has a long history of helping out his friends in

many ways and this is just another example of that," Sheen's

publicist Larry Solters said in a statement.

Sheen and Lohan worked earlier this year on the horror spoof

"Scary Movie 5" which is scheduled for an April 2013 release.

Lohan's latest performance as late Hollywood screen legend

Elizabeth Taylor did not go so well. Her role in the TV movie

"Liz & Dick" was slammed by critics and largely ridiculed on

Twitter. Cable TV channel Lifetime said on Monday that a modest

3.5 million Americans watched the film at the weekend.

Lohan and Sheen's hard partying and off-screen antics have

made them tabloid favorites.

Lohan, 26, has been mired in legal and financial troubles

and since 2007. Sheen, 47, once the highest-earning actor on

television, was infamously fired from CBS comedy "Two and a Half

Men" in 2011 after making derogatory comments about the show's

creator, Chuck Lorre.

During that time Sheen gripped the public in a meltdown of

drug use, erratic behavior and Internet soliloquies.

Sheen has cleaned up his image in recent months while

starring in "Anger Management" on cable television channel FX.

(Reporting By Eric Kelsey, editing by Jill Serjeant and Andrew

Hay)