UPDATE: Dina Lohan is super pissed.
In a move that doesn’t surprise anyone, Vulture reports that she is threatening to sue “anyone involved with Dogs in Pocketbooks” — the new movie based on Lindsay Lohan’s crazy-ass life. The Lohan’s family lawyer Stephanie Ovadia said that “they are again using [Lindsay’s] likeness without her being compensated.”
This isn’t the first time the Lohan’s have sued for referencing Lindsay without permission. In September, E*TRADE released a commercial with a “milkoholic” baby named Lindsay. Dina Lohan believes they “have a very strong case” and the new situation with Dogs is “shadowing E*TRADE.”
In a smart move, Lydia Hearst Shaw is now distancing herself from this movie. She tweeted, “As for any theatrical roles I am currently filming Two Jacks directed by Bernard Rose. My next project is Catwalk by Tony Hickox. At this time I am not officially signed onto any other projects.”
So the lesson here? It’s okay to make a movie about Lindsay Lohan’s life, just make sure that she is compensated with some of the money made while you depict her topless, doing blow and generally just ruining everything good that’s ever happened to her.
Remember Lindsay Lohan? You know, that cute little red headed 12-year-old from the adorable The Parent Trap? After she was done fighting with herself, she continued her wholesome family fun with movies like Freaky Friday and Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, until becoming a household name with her break-out role in Mean Girls. Then, shit hit the fan and Lindsay went, uh, kind of crazy. She discovered this little thing called cocaine and, you know, lost her god damn mind. And now, as all great Hollywood self-destruction stories go, it’s time to make a movie based on her story!
Dogs in Pocketbooks scribe Charles Casillo told the New York Post that “Lydia will play a bratty movie goddess in and out of rehab, in trouble with the law, and hounded by greedy agents, predatory paparazzi, off-the-wall stalkers and crazed media — a role obviously based on Lindsay Lohan.”
But, in a move to probably cover his ass from Lohan’s lawyers, Casillo went on to say that the movie “is in no way mean-spirited towards Lindsay. It’s the kind of thing she has spoofed about herself in the past. It’s more of a satire about the crazy people around her and the situations they generate. It satirizes the obsession with modern celebrity.”
And of course that makes perfect sense. It’s not Lindsay’s fault that she’s drinking too much or snorting cocaine. It’s the people around her! Duh, guys. And lastly, don’t you get it? It will be satire. Not reality. So you know, it’s all good.
Source: New York Post