Entertainment behind the scenes
According to Dina Lohan, there’s nothing wrong with her daughter that can’t be blamed on the media, the paparazzi, and the Beverly Hills judge who sent Lindsay to jail, and then ordered her to drug and alcohol rehab for 90 days.
No matter that it’s the fourth stint in rehab for Lohan, 24, since 2007, when the “Mean Girls” star said in a statement that her life had become “completely unmanageable” because she was addicted to alcohol and drugs.
In a terse and defensive TV interview on Friday, mom Dina appeared to have no regrets and took no responsibility for the rapid and alarming downfall of her daughter, who came alone to Hollywood at the age of 19 to live, work, and party all night long.
“I had to let her go and let her live and fall and fail and survive. Without failure, there’s no success,” she said. “I was there in close proximity, but you can’t make your child not go out and go to a club and not get behind the wheel of a car. I certainly don’t condone any of that behavior,” Dina Lohan said, adding that it was part of a parent’s responsibility to give their children freedom.
For a week, celebrity and gossip magazines have been buzzing with talk that Lindsay Lohan’s “friendship” with DJ Samantha Ronson is more than just friendship. They are having an affair, according to the gossip mill. The current talk was fueled mostly by a picture published last week of the two kissing while attending a Cannes film festival party.
Pictures of Lohan sporting an engagement ring last week in Cannes set off speculation the 21-year-old starlet could be heading to the wedding chapel with Ronson. But beware, it’s not the first time Lohan has stoked public interest by wearing something shiny on her wedding finger. She also did it a couple years ago, back when her constant companions were mostly of the male variety.
Seems Lindsay Lohan’s showbiz mom, Dina, is having some last minute second thoughts about putting her second daughter Ali, 14, into the limelight.
Ali and Dina are starring in an upcoming E! reality show that will chronicle Dina’s efforts to put her younger daughter on the path to fame (or should that be shame?) enjoyed by big sister Lindsay.
“It’s scary because I did it with Lindsay and got her to the level of success that she is at and with the tabloids…so with Ali now it’s scary…they are already making things up about her,” Dina Lohan told Access Hollywood in an interview.
Ali’s big Hollywood debut comes a year after Lindsay Lohan made headlines for all the wrong reasons — she wrecked her car, served time in jail for drunk driving and cocaine possession, and had two stints in rehab.
Lindsay, who shot to fame at age 11, was also attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings before the age of 21 — the legal age for drinking in the United States.
You have to wonder why Dina didn’t think twice before signing that reality show contract.