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Lindsay Lohan is being sued for $60 million for stealing an app idea

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I don’t think there’s a week that goes by when Lindsay Lohan isn’t in a spot of bother. This time around, she and her brother, Michael Lohan Jr., are being sued to the tune of $60 million for stealing an idea for a virtual closet app from a former business partner. Oh, dear.

From Page Six:

In court papers filed Thursday, Manhattan resident Fima Potik claims Michael Lohan Jr. — a summa cum laude grad of Ithaca College — and his famous sister stole his trade secrets and big-name advisors like Arianna Huffington from his online shopping company Spotted Friend to start a competing business.

After meeting Potik in 2013 the Lohan siblings, along with Michael’s roommate Christopher Roth, became equity members of Spotted Friend.

The Lohans and Roth signed a confidentiality agreement with Potik and he handed over a beta version of Spotted’s mobile app, the software, potential revenue streams and a list of advisors.

The “Mean Girls” actress agreed to be Spotted’s spokeswoman, and signed a contract giving Potik access to her physical closet, according to the suit. The app allows users to view celebrities’ and friends’ virtual closets—then purchase wardrobe items.

Things seem pretty normal so far, right? Except… not. Because a few months later, the Lohans launched a commerce website called Vigme that’s apparently a “virtual clone” of Spotted. Oh, dear.

“Vigme’s mobile application, as displayed on Vigme’s website, Facebook page and Twitter page, is nearly identical in design and layout to Spotted Friend’s mobile application,” the suit says.

“Specifically, Vigme’s mobile application implements social community features, including what appears to be a user’s personal ‘feed’ and a ‘trending’ function, all of which originated from and are present in Spotted Friend’s mobile application,” the suit says.

Potik, a Boston University grad, says “published reports indicate” that both Huffington and Deutsch are advising Vigme.

Unfortunately, shitty, shady stuff like this happens all the time. Especially considering this is the Lohan family we’re talking about, I 100% believe they are guilty of this. Michael seems like just as much of an asshole as his sister (and his father, for that matter), so…

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No One Is Seeing Lindsay Lohan’s Play

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Lindsay Lohan has been starring in David Mamet’s Speed-the-Plow and it’s been something of a disaster. And now, not even Oprah can save her from her dismal ticket sales. From the Daily News:

Lohan’s much-hyped arrival across the pond to star in a production of David Mamet’s “Speed-the-Plow” garnered the show press and drew audiences in the beginning, but now tickets for the play are on deep discount, nearly half off, starting at a measly 15 British pounds, or $24 here.

“Save 50% on tickets to ‘Speed-the-Plow’ starring Lindsay Lohan. Top price seats were £59.50, now just £29.75, saving you 50% when you book by Saturday,” is plastered on the homepage for West End Wilma, London’s equivalent to New York’s discount TKTS.

Sorry, Lohan, but LOLLLLL. Only $24 for a ticket? That’s pretty bad. And you know what? She deserves it. I feel no remorse over saying that. Yeah, she tried to get her shit together, but when you’re consistently late for rehearsals and can’t keep it together on stage, you deserve poor reviews and a drop in sales. I was rooting for her at one point, but now, I’m so over it. I don’t feel badly for her at all. I’m going to give her this:

you tried so hard star

I gotta say, I’m morbidly curious, and for $24, if the show were in the US, I would totally go see it. Would you?

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Evan Rachel Wood Whines About Vanity Fair Shoot

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In 2003, Evan Rachel Wood was on the cover of Vanity Fair along with Amanda Bynes, Ashley and Mary-Kate OlsenMandy MooreHilary DuffAlexis BledelRaven Symone, and Lindsay Lohan. What a year to be alive! One Twitter fan was having a major nostalgic moment and tweeted the photo to Ms. Wood with the caption “never forget.” Well, she hasn’t forgotten, but unfortunately, all the memories she has of the shoot are bad ones. She went off on a Twitter rant about it, and I gotta say, my empathy meter is running low on this one. Let’s check out the tweets:

 

Okay, look. I get her point — young women are often exploited in Hollywood, and that sucks, and it isn’t all wonderfully glamorous. But I guess I’m a “hater”, because I really don’t see the point in complaining about a magazine shoot you did over a decade ago. I’m so sorry that Ms. Wood’s great struggle of flats vs. heels was so damaging that it still bothers her. I doubt Vanity Fair will ask her to ever do another shoot after this. But this is just my own opinion, and her comments, while rubbing me the wrong way, may ring true and inspiring to someone else, and I’m okay with that. Whatever works for you.

P.S. Can we talk about the awful and ugly dress they put Mandy Moore in? That’s the real shame here.

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Best And Worst Celebrity Looks Of The Week!

Bey's bangs: hell yes or God no?

Bey‘s bangs: hell yes or God no?

We’ve got kind of a short edition of Best and Worst Celebrity Looks of the Week! for you this week. Last week we had a lot of WTF going on, but this week, it’s all pretty tame. Still, it’s worth checking out, and as always, we need your snark. So go through the photos and make your picks for who has the BEST, WORST, and most WTF look of the week! As always, mine will be at the bottom.

 

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Ms. Blake “Antebellum America” Lively looks, I have to admit, great. I wonder what horrible incident inspired this outfit?

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Lindsay Lohan has a crazy stalker of her own

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Crazy tends to beget more crazy, and that’s definitely what’s going on with Lindsay Lohan and her insane stalker, who has apparently been sending her thousands of messages online and attempting to get to her while she’s rehearsing for Speed-the-Plow (do people still rehearse one the show has already started? Seems bizarre, but okay!).

From The Daily Mail:

An alleged stalker is accused of bombarding Lindsay Lohan with more than 1,000 messages and punching a bouncer who barred him from seeing her rehearse for her West End comeback.

Daniel Vorderwulbecke will face trial over the altercation at London’s Playhouse Theatre, where the Hollywood star made her stage debut last month in David Mamet’s satire Speed-The-Plow.

It is claimed the 37-year-old, who goes by names including King Lionheart and DJ Dan Cortez, sent Miss Lohan thousands of text messages.

He also claims to speak to the actress personally and through social media every day, a court heard.

Today he was bailed to the specialist Gordon Hospital for mental health patients in Pimlico, central London, where specialists will prepare a psychiatric report ahead of his trial.

His lawyer, Patrick McGovern, said he was probably ‘unfit to plead’ due to his mental health. It is not known what condition Vorderwulbecke is reported to have.

It is claimed Vorderwulbecke stalked Miss Lohan for seven weeks between July and September this year by bombarding her with threats in person and through ‘various communication devices’ including Instagram.

More on this weirdo (including pictures) at the source, but can we just discuss for a second what in the actual fuck is going on in the world? Left and right, celebrities are having to get restraining orders or call the cops on insane fans who are stalking them or breaking into their houses and whatnot. I know this isn’t a new phenomenon, but it is an increasingly regular one, and that’s a bit concerning. Are there more and more crazy people in the world? Jesus.

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Oprah went to see Lindsay Lohan bomb on the West End

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Lindsay Lohan is getting less than stellar reviews for her performance in David Mamet’s Speed-the-Plow in London’s West End. She carries a prop book with her lines in it since she hasn’t memorized them (and flubs them anyway) and is somewhat of a laughing stock… but some people are genuinely trying to support her, like Oprah Winfrey, Lindsay’s self-proclaimed fairy godmother.


I’m wondering if Oprah was coming to check up on her, if she already happened to be in London or what was going on there. Frankly, you would’ve thought Oprah would have had enough of Lindsay’s excuses and bullshit. I guess it’s good that one person’s patience with her hasn’t worn out.

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Lindsay Lohan got laughed at during her West End debut

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Having lived in the UK on and off over the past several years, I can say one thing about the Brits: they don’t suffer fools gladly. They have no time for nonsense and tedious bullshit that Americans entertain all too gladly, which is why I knew Lindsay Lohan performing in Speed-the-Plow on the West End was going to be a total disaster and I couldn’t wait. And indeed, it’s worked out just that way, with the London audience actually laughing at her during the show’s opening night.

From The Daily Beast:

On the first night of previews, a work-in-progress feel is to be expected. But halfway through the second act of Speed-the-Plow, the audience was openly laughing at Lohan’s struggle to grasp Mamet’s sharp, trademark dialogue.

After her first audible prompt, which came shortly after the interval, the audience sat patiently. The second led to titters in the stalls. Unfortunately for Lohan, the next line delivered by Richard Schiff (Toby from The West Wing) was: “You have done a fantastic job!”

The laughter grew louder.

Although she was sitting staring at a book, which may or may not have contained clues, a third prompt from the wings had Lohan smirking, and she raised her hand to her heart apologetically. By now, even her serious lines were being greeted with laughter. “I know what it is to be bad, I’ve been bad,” her character Karen emotes. More laughter.

“Oh my god, it’s so embarrassing,” said a woman in the crowd during an unusually long set change. In truth, Lohan remained charming throughout.

The chaotic second half had not started promisingly when the occupants of the box closest to the stage tipped a glass of champagne over someone in the front row. It ended with a minor wardrobe malfunction as Lohan’s blouse puffed out—untucked—below what was supposed to be a smart new outfit.

Ouch. That sounds… sufficiently awkward. That all being said, however, the article goes on to insist that there was no major trainwreck, she just needs to, you know… learn her lines. I actually would be interested to see this in person, if only to witness it with my own eyes. The character Lindsay’s playing is desperate, obsessive… in other words, a little too close to who she really is, which is why, I suppose, people are laughing – even when they shouldn’t be.

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