It doesn’t exactly come as a big surprise that Lindsay Lohan’s reconciliation with her nutball father Michael didn’t last long. Even with the overabundance of issues Lindsay has, her father’s always worse. This past Wednesday Michael blabbed to anyone that would listen saying that Lindsay was going on a mission with his church. Lohan’s PR rep quickly denied the story – not that Michael had said it, but that Lindsay was going. Lindsay’s finally had enough, and told Billy Bush this morning that she is sick of her dad making things up and talking to the press.
“I just wish that he wouldn’t go and talk to the media,” she said Friday on radio’s The Billy Bush Show. “It’s not attractive to me, it really upsets me and I wish he would stop. … I love my father. I just don’t know why he’s doing what he’s doing. It’s a weird situation, very odd.”
Michael, being a grownup and a good parent, immediately phoned Ben Widdicombe at the New York Daily News to fire back. And it’s pretty clear that Lindsay never said she’d go on a mission – just that Michael thinks she should.
Michael Lohan has come out swinging against his daughter Lindsay’s management. On Wednesday we told you that Michael had spoken about doing missionary work in India with Lindsay, although her rep had denied she planned to make such a trip. This annoyed the heck out of Dad.
“I think we can all see that her present so-called friends and management have her focused on the wrong projects and things,” he told me. “If Lindsay would just listen to me and follow my guidance, like she did when her life was on the right path, and before the people you see now that are in her life, I guarantee that her life would straighten out and she’d be back to being the gifted actress everyone knew and loved.”
[From the New York Daily News]
Michael seems to have a real problem with the fact that he can’t control his daughter’s life anymore. And he seems to think that he can force her to do things by telling the media about it. Lindsay is an adult, and as messed-up as she sometimes seems, it’s also pretty clear that she’s better off without either of her crazy parents. Some parents have a real problem accepting that they can no longer control their children as adults. Michael is resorting to classic desperate manipulation – he’s just doing it via the press.
Rarely do I support Lindsay Lohan, but in this case I hope she tells her dad to take a flying leap. His whole “born again” Christian routine is so see through. Everyone can tell he’s just doing it for show and to get attention. If he weren’t, we wouldn’t know so much about every detail of his life and his so-called “spirituality.” If making an ass out of yourself and trying to profit off your daughter’s issues were a religion, Michael Lohan would be the Pope.
Here’s Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson having a laugh- and Lindsay holding a suspicious bottle - as they get in a car after leaving Foxtail restaurant on Thursday. Images thanks to WENN.
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