Lindsay Lohan guest-hosts 'The View'

Lindsay Lohan as the guest co-host on ABC's

Lindsay Lohan as the guest co-host on ABC's "The View" on Friday, April 18, 2014. (Credit: ABC / Heidi Gutman)

Merrick girl Lindsay Lohan said "she's in a good place right now" when she appeared as a co-host on Friday's episode of "The View."

The show's regular quartet of Barbara Walters, Jenny McCarthy, Sherri Shepherd and Whoopi Goldberg gave Lohan a warm welcome, starting with Walters, who said she's been trying to get an interview with the "Mean Girls" actress for years.

Lohan talked about her reality docuseries airing Sundays at 9 on OWN, which she said has been a helpful experience in getting her life back together. "It was important for me to be open and share that with viewers. Especially because people have so many misconceptions about me," she said.

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The actress added that it was unnerving at first to have cameras around her all the time, but as she settled into her new home in New York City and got used to the film crews, she grew more comfortable doing the series.

When Goldberg asked Lohan if there are any men in her life right now, she replied: "No. They've been a distraction for me in the past." Lohan added that her main focus right now is to keep feeling good and to keep working. Earlier this week she appeared as a bride-to-be on the CBS sitcom "2 Broke Girls," and Thursday's chatted with Andy Cohen on Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live."

Lohan let the four hosts do most of the talking when it came to the interview segments with guests Marisa Tomei (of Broadway's "The Realistic Joneses") and actors Anika Noni Rose, Tichina Arnold and Mekhi Phifer of the Lifetime movie "A Day Late and a Dollar Short" airing Saturday night.

The show did end on a sweet note: Food Network host Marc Summers had Lohan and Shepherd face off in a cooking competition to repurpose doughnuts. McCarthy, who judged both dishes, declared it a tie, though she took several bites of Lohan's quesadilla filled with the doughnuts, marshmallows and chocolate syrup.

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