Lindsay Lohan has officially decided to drop her surname, says her mother Dina. The news comes just hours after we learned that she has also rejected a plea bargain in her impending court case over the alleged theft of a necklace.
So, is Lindsay’s decision to be known simply by her first name a metaphorical or transcendental attempt to escape her past and be reborn? Uh, no. She made her decision after seeing an E-Trade advert featuring a “milkaholic” baby named Lindsay. At the time they first saw the ad last year, the Lohan family tried to sue E-trade, but the lawsuit was eventually dropped. Now, apparently, Lindsay has a monopoly on the name and it will be so all-defining she needs no second name, like…like…oh…Madonna? But no-one else we could name.
Lindsay’s mother also plans to revert back to her maiden name, Sullivan, along with her two other daughters. So perhaps there is also within Lindsay a desire to distance herself from her estranged father, Michael, celebrity rehabber and with whom she has a difficult relationship. Or maybe the baby in the ad was cute and she thought that would rub off on her.
Anyway, it looks like Lindsay has further trouble ahead of her, having rejected a plea bargain over the alleged theft of $2,500 necklace from a Venice Beach clothing boutique. The deal would have sent her back to jail but for a lesser time than if she is found guilty. However, Lindsay remains adamant she is innocent so we will just have to see, won’t we? The actress is due to appear at a preliminary hearing in Los Angeles on April 22. I wonder if Judge Stephanie Sautner will refer to the defendant as just Lindsay?