Even while Lindsay Lohan behaves herself in rehab, her family’s making sure the headlines don’t go cold in her absence.
Last month, the New York Post’s Page Six gave the low down on LiLo’s dad, Michael Lohan, and the message his lawyer sent to his ex, Dina Lohan. In it, Michael levied accusations that Dina’s boyfriend liked to booze it up around the littlest Lohans and spout inappropriate comments to the kiddies about their father.
Now Dina’s beau, Jim McMillan, takes a page from the Lohans’ family feud book and heads straight to the media to respond. In an open email to Michael via Page Six he claims he’s never been drunk in front of the wee ones or talked smack about the dad.
But since it’s never too late work on the latter, he wrote the following to Page Six: “I did decide to learn about Michael Lohan and did a quick background check. The following is public record, fact and irrefutable: On 10/13/84, you struck, choked and kicked Susan L. Hubbard of Ohio, causing fractured facial bones.”
McMillan went on to cite arrest records that include fraud, DWI, assault and more. And he was quick to point out that Dina, who he referred to as a “classy, intelligent, loving mom” has a squeaky clean record. So there!
He wrapped up his Page Six correspondence to Michael with the classic sort of unsolicited advice that’s not really meant to be helpful so much as make the subject look worse. “Work hard, support your children, stay clean and sober, privately make amends for the physical and psychological abuse you have inflicted in the past, so your children can have closure.”
Nicole Kidman’s other miscarriage
As celeb magazines hail the former Miss Katie Holmes and her baby Suri Cruise as emerging fashion icons, the second Mrs. Cruise “bares all” in the latest issue of Vanity Fair.
Nicole previously revealed that she miscarried her baby in 2001, after Tom Cruise filed for divorce. Now the 40-year-old Australian actress tells Vanity Fair that she lost also lost a baby early in their marriage, when she was 23. “From the minute Tom and I were married, I wanted to have babies,” Nicole says in her Vanity Fair interview. “And we lost a baby early on, so that was really very traumatic.”
Soon after, Nicole tells the magazine, the then-couple brought home the first of their two adopted children, Isabella. “There's a complicated background to (Isabella’s adoption), given that I never speak much about many things. One day maybe that story will be told.”
Even though Nicole won’t publicly share on what that story (yet!), she says still talks to Tom about their adopted children, Isabella, 14, and Connor, 12. Why just recently, Nicole tells Vanity Fair, “I called Tom (from Australia) and said, 'Guess what? Bella wants blue hair.’ I go with my daughter to the hair salon to get it dyed blue, and I look at her and I think, My God, it's cool!”
Dish on the fly:
Celeb photog David LaChappelle enjoys putting the flash to Pamela Anderson and Courtney Love, but Page Six reports that the lensmaster isn’t available to just any pop star that wants his services. LaChappelle’s never-again list includes Madonna, Gwen Stefani and Christina Aguilera. “He hates them,” a source told the paper. … Looks like Babyshambles frontman and Kate Moss Ex Pete Doherty picked up a few tricks from our own Lindsay Lohan. According to the UK Mirror, Doherty’s gone and checked into rehab, thus avoiding his drug possession sentencing until Oct. 2. Or does Pete really mean it this time? Pete’s lawyer, Sean Curran told the Mirror that his client is “quite serious” about this voluntary rehab stint and is the singer has voluntarily gone into rehab and is "trying his best" to quit drugs.
Tabloid Tidbits is compiled by Helen A.S. Popkin and Ree Hines.