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Lindsay Lohan fight set off by gripes about Dina’s drinking, meddling

Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan

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Updated: November 12, 2012 11:37AM



After several months of seeming calmness in Lindsay Lohan’s world, over the past few weeks the long-troubled actress’ life again appears to be spiraling out of control. Most troubling to several close to LiLo is the fact she now looks to be heading for an estrangement from her mom, Dina Lohan — similar to the long split between the actress and her father, Michael Lohan.

According to a good Lohan source, the big fight Lindsay and Dina had the other night — after an evening of heavy partying in New York — was sparked by Lindsay’s impatience with her mother’s excessive drinking and meddling in the actress’ life and career. The run-in culminated with police being called to Dina’s suburban New York home.

Ironically, it was Michael Lohan who Lindsay called when it appeared her mother was “getting way out of control, after they got home,” said the source. “It was Michael who called the cops, which probably wasn’t a great idea. …. But then Michael is all about drama and attention, so I’m not surprised.”

The source was skeptical of Lindsay’s “armistice” with her dad, adding, “She needs to keep both parents at an arm’s distance — if not further.”

† The first of Lindsay’s recent unflattering headlines came when she was charged with leaving the scene of an accident, after allegedly bumping a pedestrian while attempting to park. Then came her run-in with Christian LaBella, an aide to U.S. Rep. John Shimkus (R-Ill.). That late-night incident involved Lohan tussling with LaBella after she saw him snapping photos of her and tried to snatch his cellphone. Original assault charges against LaBella were dropped — though both he and Lohan filed harassment claims against each other with the New York authorities.

WILDE GOES WILD: Actress Olivia Wilde is unhappy that remarks she made at a Glamour magazine event in New York were taken out of context, embarrassing Wilde; her ex-husband, Tao Ruspoli, and her current boyfriend, “Saturday Night Live” star Jason Sudeikis.

Wilde candidly talked about her sex life and, while she never named names, everyone present assumed she was referring to Ruspoli when she claimed that as her marriage failed, “I felt like my vagina died. It just turned off. Lights out.”

As for Sudeikis, she said she was “blissfully, hopefully, wildly in love” with the Chicago improv alum and that they “have sex like Kenyan marathon runners.”

After Wilde’s comments hit the Internet, she tweeted her retort: “The ‘These Girls’ monologues at Joe’s Pub were not meant for publication, and, in context, were a celebration of LOVE, girls and honesty. … Sneaky recorders are everywhere these days, but performance art doesn’t’ always translate accurately to tabloid interpretation.”

TUNE TIME: To mark the centenary of the late Sir Georg Solti, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra is staging three special concerts to honor the legacy of its longtime music director. Along with recitals by frequent Solti collaborators Murray Perahia (Oct. 14) and Andras Schiff (Nov. 4), the highlight will be the World Orchestra for Peace concert hosted by Sir Georg’s widow, Lady Valerie Solti, that will take place at 1:15 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21 — on what would have been the maestro’s 100th birthday. The concert will be conducted by Valery Gergiev , who succeeded Solti in leading the peace ensemble after his death in 1997.

Solti founded the World Orchestra for Peace in 1995 to help promote what he called “the unique strength of music as an ambassador of peace.”

AGENDA ACTION: WMAQ-Channel 5 political reporter Mary Ann Ahern and her husband, Tom, will co-chair the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation’s annual dinner Saturday at the Drake Hotel — joined by Broadway star Julie Halston and her husband, Ralph Howard, Howard Stern’s “Howard 100 News” anchor and someone living with pulmonary fibrosis.

It’s another busy week for former Sun-Times columnist Stella Foster, who served as grand marshal of the Columbus Day Parade (the WLS-Channel 7 re-broadcast airs at 12:30 p.m. Sunday) — and was honored Wednesday at the 2012 Focus Awards gala by Women in Film Chicago, along with Burrell Communications’ Debbie Amsden, Fox Chicago News anchor Robin Robinson and yours truly — delighted to be the first man inducted into the group’s Hall of Fame.

There will be a bevy of Bears — both current and former players — at the “Bears Care” fund-raiser Tuesday at Studio Paris on Hubbard. Among those expected for the big charity fete are Brandon Marshall, Chris Conte, Jason Campbell, Jerry Azumah and Gary Fencik.

ALLEN’S ANGLE: Three-time Oscar nominee Joan Allen is “excited to be back on my old stomping grounds” Sunday when she will be honored at the AMC River East by the Chicago International Film Festival with a career achievement award and a Q&A about her phenomenal performances in such films as “The Ice Storm,” “Pleasantville,” “Nixon,” “The Crucible” and “The Contender.”

In a chat this week, the actress quickly stressed “how important Chicago is to me. It, and Steppenwolf, were instrumental to my development as an actress — something that has remained with me forever.”

As Allen addressed the issue that faces all actors — finding a job — she noted that folks in her profession might be particularly equipped for today’s tough economic times. “We actors may have a bit of an advantage over a lot of people, as long periods of unemployment are such a constant. So we find ways to budget money and save it when you can — not knowing when you’ll get your next job. Unfortunately, that’s facing all kinds of people in so many fields today.”

In Allen’s case, she does know what’s coming next: Starring in “A Good Marriage,” director Peter Askin’s film based on the Stephen King novella.



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