Since her entire family is already considered a Hollywood maelstrom of crazy, LiLo has decided to officially drop the "Lohan" from her name, propelling her into the ranks of those who think they are too cool to have a surname. She'll be like Cher, substituting the "jumpsuit" factor for "coke-crazed lesbian".
Lindsay had been thinking about dropping her surname for some time but at first thought no one would know who she was. It was only after the infamous Super Bowl E-trade advertisement referring to a baby as “that milkaholic Lindsay,” that the actress knew she no longer needed it. “So many of the greatest people in showbiz are known by just their first name. Look at Oprah and Beyonce. Now you can add Lindsay to that list,” a family friend tells me. “And it’s a way for them all to start over. No one in the family wants anything to do with Lindsay’s father [Michael Lohan] anymore and that includes sharing a last name.”
As much as I think it is a fantastic idea to disassociate herself with anything connected to her father, I doubt that at this point she can do much to "start over". After all, she's kind of established her position as the token ginger "you've got some powdered sugar on your nose there" starlet. Then again, if she can actually manage to revitalize her career just by signing a few legal papers, then I will officially change my name to Charlie Sheen and see where that takes me.
But most importantly, does this mean that I can't refer to her as LiLo anymore? Because if that's the case, there is going to be a serious thorn in my side.