'Showbiz Tonight' Flashpoint: Is the media to blame for LiLo's troubles?
February 18th, 2011
02:27 PM ET

'Showbiz Tonight' Flashpoint: Is the media to blame for LiLo's troubles?

Dina Lohan is on the defense for her daughter, Lindsay Lohan.

In a new interview Dina says the media only focuses on the negatives in Lindsay’s life.

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  1. Maeve

    Frankly who cares what Dina thinks. Dina Lohan has made a career out of this mess. The public would like to know how she enlisted all of her relatives to stuff the ballot box on Showbiz Tonight. Of course, if each sibling, Mommy Dearest and Daddy Lohan cast ballots all day long, perhaps it would look as if the media was at fault for Lindsay's illegal behavior. She will never heal until her Mother and Father get out of her business and just try to be parents of their adult child. She is an adult-she has to take care of her own life. They are ruining this young woman and mooching every cent she makes for their own comfort. Perhaps it is too late for a parenting course......It's a sad story but the responsiblity is in the Lohan's court. The media is just doing their job and reporting.

    February 21, 2011 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse |
  2. D

    I'm suprised that Lindsey has gotten off so easy after all the times she's gotten caught messing up...and I'm sick and tired of listening to her media wh@re mom just defending her constantly. Be an adult and for once acknowledge that her daughter has a problem, and disciplin her daughter and teaching her right from wrong-part of that being accepting the consequences of her actions. She is headed towards an early death-and her mom is watching her daughter slowly kill herself and she has done nothing to stop it. And don't get me started on her father...

    February 20, 2011 at 11:59 pm | Report abuse |
  3. huxley

    Ya... its not the alcoholism or the stealing or the drug abuse or the DUIs – its the fact that people talk about them! If no one knew that Lindsay had done all these things, Disney could still market her as a slightly older, hotter Miley Cyrus clone.

    February 19, 2011 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
  4. my opinion

    LiLo is to Blame for her OWN troubles...The media actual helps her stay known & not fade like other train wrecks (tara reid)...I mean what has she done lately??? Not Much...

    February 19, 2011 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Susan

    Oh, give me a break. Mom's as much a part of the problem as little LiLo. Mom makes excuses. Mom's made a living off her kid(s). Mom can't keep her mouth shut. And Lindsey has brought it all on herself. In fact, the legal system has been extraordinarily kind to her. If she'd been a black girl from East LA, that girl wouldn't have ever received probation, and would have had the harshest penalties for everything.

    So, no LilLo lovers. No one is the least bit jealous of this spoiled, heartless little tramp. No one is jealous of her extensions and her grossly disfigured lips from her implants. No one is jealous of someone who wears clothes she can't afford. No one is jealous of someone with a REPEATED history of theft. Nope...LiLo hasn't earned a penny in many many years, and the money is going, going, gone. She's not a valuable comodity any longer. She can't be insured so no one is going to hire her. She's done.

    February 19, 2011 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
  6. MissAnthrope

    So Vick chickened out of the OWS? That's hilarious! Probably afraid she would call him out over his lies and tear him up in tiny pieces like a pit bull over his treatment of...pit bulls!

    February 19, 2011 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  7. MissAnthrope

    LiLo is resposnsible for her own troubles. Period. Doesn't matter what kind of dress she wore, doesn't matter how many camera follow her around. The media didn't make her steal that necklace, let's be real!

    February 19, 2011 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • D

      I agree. They also didn't make her get a DUI or do drugs and miss her court date and fail drug tests...repeatedly.

      February 20, 2011 at 11:48 pm | Report abuse |
  8. flecka

    Mom needs to pull back–WAY BACK and think less about her own self image. Mom's comments are of little help to her daughter.

    February 19, 2011 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  9. sassie

    Who comes up with these questions anyway? I say the more negativity you put out there the more it comes back. Besides, if she was the drug slamming, pill popping, alcoholic addict these tabloid rags make her out to be, I don't think someone described like that would show up for court looking flawless in that smoking hot white dress. Addicts don't care what they look like. Lindsay is looking just fine.

    February 19, 2011 at 6:39 am | Report abuse |
  10. jay

    all the blame should be directed to her mother and father and lindsay. they did this to themselves hoping to get media attention thats why they does all this interview to stay relevant. but what they dont get is people are laughing behind their back on how ridiculous they look in public. lindsay doesnt have a disease. what she has is lack of attention. shes doing all these crazy things not bcoz she has disease. she wants people to talk about her, photograph her, she wants controversy. and shes successful about it. arent media still talking about her, cant get enough of what an idiot she is. i think if the media would stop talking about her or stop paying attention to her "stupidity" then she would stop and just go away

    February 18, 2011 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
  11. LBW

    I don't care for her, but she really rocked that white dress.

    February 18, 2011 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Superhiro

    I'd say this is actually 100% true. Lohan wouldn't be a celebrity anymore if the media didn't still focus on her but at the same time, they seem to print exclusively negative stuff. I know CNN does for sure. I say leave the girl alone. Maybe get back on her when she brings out a movie or something. Then she's fair game.

    February 18, 2011 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  13. T-Rex

    Enough already with this chick. She looks great but i'm sick of hearing about her.

    February 18, 2011 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Whiner

      LOL...you are just jealous cuz you cant afford the $525 dress to impress your boyfriends.

      February 18, 2011 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |

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