Okay, so technically she’s suing the company E*trade, but it’s still pretty crazy.
We’ll refer to her by her entire name, Lindsay Lohan, as we tell you this story, because apparently you can run into ALL TYPES of problems if you just use her first name.
Lindsay Lohan is suing E-trade because their commercial featured a “milkaholic” baby named Lindsay, which she felt was clearly a reference to her, and apparently her lawyer feels the same way.
E*trade argues that there are 250,000 women named Lindsay in the United States, and that Lindsay Lohan doesn’t have a trademark on her name, like Oprah, Cher, Madonna, or Beyonce.
Here’s what Lindsay Lohan’s lawyer, Stephanie Ovadia, has to say against E-trade’s argument. Get comfortable…this is a hefty read:
"As they say, 'What's in the name?' It is in the totality of circumstances that a particular name or person acquires popularity or notoriety. It is in (sic) totality of circumstances that a name or person becomes a distinguished name. Some names such as Bill, Hillary, Bush, Tiger, Paris, Johnny, Allen, are very common names. There may be millions, if not billions, of people with these names in the world. Some words may not necessarily be just the names for human beings but may convey other meanings also. For example, 'Tiger' is an animal and is associated with a jungle or zoo in a particular context. However, when used in the context of [the] Golf game world, it conveys (sic) totally different message."
And more babble from Lindsay Lohan’s lawyer:
"The issue, in (sic) case at bar, is not how many people in the USA are with the name 'Lindsay' or 'Lindsey'. The issue is how many celebrities are with this name 'Lindsay' in the USA, and then (sic) in the context, manner, characterization, persona…If Defendants take this name, 'Lindsay' in context of a celebrity name (sic) then by Defendants' own admission, there are only a few limited celebrities with this name around, and this number may not be more than four or five.'
Don’t worry about it if you skimmed this. We’re thinking the Court will probably do the same thing.
An Esquire magazine reporter got an inside look at the Grey Group's ad-making process and obtained the notes made while brainstorming for the commercial. The baby named Lindsay in question was originally named Deborah!
But the notes showed Deborah crossed out with Lindsay added instead as well as a bunch of descriptions on the same page including, "gutter hound," "fish face," "rug burn," and "skanky cake."
We like that last one, but as you know they settled on "milkaholic" for the Super Bowl spot.
Lindsay's mom Dina was mortified by the notes saying:
"We think it's obvious. [The notes are] horrific. This just proves our point. Oh my goodness, I can't even read this, it's so disgusting."
Well if it was based on La Loca E-Trade wasn't completely off-base, were they? That's LiLo's image right now whether she likes it or not!
Do U think the Lohans have a case? And why hasn't Michael Lohan chimed in at all?
Because it really wouldn't be Lindsanity without her…
If you haven't already heard, Lindsay Lohan is suing E-Trade over their HIGHlarious commercial that features a boyfriend-stealing 'milkaholic' baby named Lindsay.
Of course, Dina Lohan got wind that her daughter was making headlines again, so naturally, she picked her drunk ass off the floor and jumped at the chance to weigh in on the crazy!!
Orange Oprah says:
"She said, 'Mommy, help me. This is wrong. How can they do this?' They're little babies doing this, mocking another child who's just trying to survive Hollywood, basically. I'm just basically glad I took a stand. I'm not going to let them do this to us anymore. Everyone knows Lindsay, like Cher or Madonna."
BWAH HA HA HA. BLASPHEMY!!
Our apologies, we forgot that we had stumbled into the incoherent world according to Lindsanity, where her enAAbling mom tells her every day she is as high-profile as Cher or Madonna!!
Get a grip, you pyscho, you're half the reason your daughter is as messed up as she is!!
You're right on one thing - she is a CHILD, but she wouldn't have to 'survive' Hollywood if you hadn't let her run amock and destroy her career!!
Jennifer Hudson's half-brother, Steven Simpson, is in jail for allegedly stabbing a man in the face repeatedly. The man had been in a relationship with Steven's estranged wife.
There's already been so much violent tragedy in the Hudson family, as Jennifer's mom, brother and nephew were all killed in a shooting by her sister Julia's ex-boyfriend, who is now serving three consecutive life sentences.