La Lohan’s former bodyguard of three years decided to speak out to In Touch magazine about Lindsay’s troubled childhood. “From a young age, she dealt with her father’s physical, emotional and drug abuses as well as her mother’s drinking.” He claims that her parents viewed Lindsay as their “cash cow,” and let her get away with anything to keep the money coming in.
When Lindsay was 16, says the bodyguard, her father flew into a rage while driving and “slammed on the brakes and dragged her out of the car, pushed her up against the hood, screamed at her and called her a slut. This was on the Long Island Expressway! I got in the middle of it and pulled him off.”
Meanwhile, Dina “let her do whatever she wanted, just to keep her happy and working . . . [At her 16th birthday party] Lindsay drank whatever she wanted – I saw her drinking beer and mixed drinks with my own eyes [without Dina's intervention].”
“Lindsay was the family cash cow – and she resented it,” he says. “They counted on her to pay their bills . . . I saw Lindsay exhausted, begging her mother for some time off.”
When Lindsay was 15, her folks allowed her to share a hotel room with her then-14-year-old boyfriend, Aaron Carter. “They knew Lindsay was sleeping in Aaron’s room. But they seemed happy she had chosen somebody who could benefit her singing career.”
The ex-bodyguard also claims Lindsay cried out for help for years by cutting herself and threatening suicide.
This is all well and good, but Lindsay’s 21 now, and she can make her own decisions. Yeah, it sounds like she didn’t have the best parents ever (we already knew that — when your father goes to jail for assaulting somebody with a shoe, there’s probably some dysfunction there), but lots of people don’t have the best parents ever, and they don’t end up with two DUIs in the span of a couple months. Time to get your act together, Lindsay.
August 9, 2007 at 9:08 am by Evil Beet
The consensus these days seems to be that Lindsay’s at the Cirque Lodge in Sundance, Utah. It’s a high-end rehab facility popular with celebs and the very rich. It only accommodates 16 patients at a time, so you better believe Lindsay skipped to the top of a long waiting list. According to Radar, the rehab comes complete with its own helicopter, and is nestled in the beautiful Rockies. But Radar also notes that, when it comes to drugs, nearby Park City may not be so different from LA:
While the facility may be in a secluded notch in the Utah mountains, far away from L.A. coke dealers, blow is readily available. Nearby Park City, since the 1970s, has had the reputation as a town that loves its snowâ€”winter and summer varietals. Suffice it to say, if Lohan got the itch, scoring wouldn’t be hard. Or as one town resident puts it: “She could have delivery at her door in less than 30 minutes, like Domino’s.”
We’ll see if the third time’s the charm for Miss Lohan.
August 7, 2007 at 1:48 pm by Evil Beet
It’s an age-old question, one that I’m sure has been posed countless times by her frustrated managers, lawyers, PR reps, directors, co-stars and hangers-on. Usually we can answer it by calling any one of the paparazzi agencies in the LA area. “She’s at home,” they’ll say, “we’re out front. Don’t expect her to be awake any time soon.” But these days the question is a little tougher to answer, since she’s been totally off the radar ever since her most recent DUI.
The New York Post is reporting Lindsay is at her mother’s home in Long Island, where she flew on Friday. “She’s doing well,” her mother told the paper.
Meanwhile, the folks at Entertainment Tonight say she’s hanging out at The Cirque Lodge, a popular celeb rehab destination in Sundance, Utah (that’s where Mary-Kate Olsen went to have her “anorexia” treated).
Either way, it appears she’s out of LA, which is probably a really good decision for Lindsay.
August 6, 2007 at 7:55 am by Evil Beet
The folks at Elle had the good sense to schedule an interview with La Lohan just 36 hours before her (first) DUI over Memorial Day Weekend.
“I was glad I went [to rehab],” she says, “because I needed to get away from everyone and I didn’t know how to do that. And I learned a lot there. A bunch of my friends â€” I was with them last night â€” they’re in AA for, like, years.”
But this is absolutely my favorite part:
In the Elle interview, Lohan asks her assistant Jenni Munro if she can put “the Mercer story” on the record.
Munro then relates the incident, saying Lohan lied about her sobriety during an interview at Manhattan’s Mercer Hotel. It was unclear when that interview took place.
“I started laughing,” Munro is quoted as saying. “And she says, `Why are you laughing?’ And it’s because I had just texted our friends this very thing: `A cab to the Mercer, 20 dollars; a room at the Mercer, 500 dollars; listening to Lindsay Lohan say she’s sober? Priceless.’”
I don’t get this. First off, why would she be asking her assistant’s permission to tell this story on the record? Secondly, why would she want to tell this story? Do you need it to be absolutely, positively clear in the public’s eye that you have a substance abuse problem, Lindsay? Because we’re eons ahead of you there, kid. I think you’re the one who needs to get some clarity on that.
August 5, 2007 at 8:22 pm by Evil Beet
I know, I know. It’s shocking.
But with LiLo in hiding, we’re forced to dig deep for gossip on the starlet.
National Enquirer, in their usual fall-back plan, got a bunch of Lindsay’s “friends” to talk shit about her in exchange for a paycheck. And what do we learn from them? Lindsay, it turns out, is kind of a bitch, especially when she’s drinking.
After throwing back a few cold ones, Lindsay was known to exclaim: “Iâ€™m the greatest actress in the world! No oneâ€™s even close to me right now!â€ And what did she have to say about her competition? Nothing nice at all. Here’s what she thinks about the other girls in Hollywood:
Scarlett Johansson is â€œugly, fat, and has no talent.â€
Jessica Simpson â€œcanâ€™t sing and is as dumb as shit.â€
Sienna Miller is a â€œno-talent crackhead.â€
Keira Knightly is a â€œflat, shallow, cardboard cutout of an actress.â€
Jessica Biel is a â€œphony, scheming joke of an actress.â€
Her “friend” also says the actress is “addicted to sex.” According to this firiend:
I don’t think lindsay can sleep alone – absolutely refuses even to try- so she’ll drive around looking for some guy to be with. One late night she drove up to Adam Levine’s house and text-messaged him from her car, asking to be invited in. But he refused her, and she was furious. Another night she did the same thing to actor Ryan Phillippe. He wouldn’t open the door for her either. She’s so afraid to be alone that she picks up strangers at clubs or on the street, just because they’re good-looking. One night at the nightclub Les Deux, some guy I’d never seen before joined us. When I asked who he was, she said: ‘Oh, he’s the cashier at the liquor store I went to the other night. Isn’t he hot?’ If she can’t find someone to spend the night with, she stays up until daylight – then takes some Xanax or Ambien to get some sleep.
August 1, 2007 at 2:06 pm by Evil Beet
From Page Six:
Lindsay Lohan may have one loyal person on her payroll after all – her bodyguard, Jaz. A source tells The Post’s Marianne Garvey that the troubled starlet’s ever-present guard and driver, Jazman Bennett, has been fielding offers of up to $500,000 from magazines and news outlets in the U.S. and London, but has turned down every one. He’s known for being loyal and protective – unlike Lohan’s former bodyguard, Lee Weaver, who sold her out to News of the World, saying he “lost count of the times I thought she was overdosing.”
Loyal and protective? I think it’s more likely that Lindsay learned her lesson and made this guy sign a contract ensuring he would not sell his story to the press. She can probably sue him for way more than $500K if he talks.