Wednesday, Mar. 10, 2010

Lindsay Lohan vs. the Talking Babies

Actress and sometimes singer Lindsay Lohan filed a lawsuit against financial-services company E-Trade on March 8, 2010, saying one of its television ads "used her name and characterization" without her permission. What characterization was she referring to? A baby named Lindsay that is referred to as a "milkaholic." Apparently, Lohan takes offense to other people — fictional babies included — being referred to as any type of -holic. Lohan's lawyer went on to claim that the company was clearly referencing the socialite because she has the same one-name recognition as people like Oprah or Madonna and that E-Trade was "using [Lindsay's] name as a parody of her life." Lohan is seeking $100 million in damages.