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Update — Lohan vs. Lohan, a thaw?
Lindsay Lohan’s paternal grandfather has died, which appears to have brought the actress and her father closer together after a public spat, according to reports on a few celebrity web sites on Friday.
Michael Lohan, the actress’ father, told the cable network E!that his father, Richard Lohan, died of cancer on Thursday.
“I was holding him, laying in bed with him, when he died,” Lohan told E!
“Lindsay did reach out to me. She sent me a message this morning. She said, ‘Now papa has found peace and maybe we can find peace in our lives, too.”
The message appears to show some warmth in the otherwise icy relationship between estranged father and daughter, and perhaps it portends a thaw. Time will tell.
Lindsay and Michael Lohan in recent days were caught up in a new war of words, this time centering on the 22-year-old Hollywood star’s relationship to gal pal Samantha Ronson.
“He’s out of control,” Lindsay Lohan told celebrity television show “Access Hollywood” on Wednesday. “I want him to stop hurting and talking to the media about the people I love,” she said.
Lohan’s comments followed an interview Michael Lohan gave to E! earlier this week in which he criticized his daughter’s constant companion, Ronson, over rumors she was writing a book.
“She’s using my daughter,” Michael Lohan told E! “People never even knew who Samantha Ronson was until she met Lindsay. And now she’s writing a book? I am at wit’s end with this stuff.”
Meanwhile, if there is a thaw in the chilly relationship between Lindsay and Michael, the same cannot be said for Michael and his ex-wife, Dina, Lindsay’s mom. He told OK! magazine on Friday, “Let’s see if she has the decency and respect to bring my kids to the wake and funeral.”
So, we are still wondering, will the Lohans’ drama ever cease?
(Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis)