The drama has spread beyond the usual Lindsay-partying stories to suck in her press-hungry dad, her fameball mom, sister Ali, various friends and exes and, probably, all of the light within an eight-mile radius.
It’s tough to tell what the frack is going on from minute to minute -- though thanks to an increasing number of gossip blogs that need to fill space, we certainly are getting way more data on these people than we would have seen just a couple of years ago. (Hey, thanks, Radar!) (No, seriously, thank you, Radar. We're one of those gossip blogs too.)
We'll go player by player.
Lindsay Lohan: Recovering from Coachella, where she accused ex-girlfriend Sam Ronson of trying to spit on her. Licking her wounds after getting banned from a club called Trousdale, even though, seriously, nobody should be hanging out at a club called Trousdale. Now spending time at places like Millions of Milkshakes, where she drags along her sister, Ali, creates new milkshake recipes and poses for photos with employees.
Michael Lohan: Says somebody hacked into his Twitter account and posted lies about Lindsay having HIV and dating Tommy Mottola. Says he wants to pursue criminal charges against the hacker. Is demanding that ex-wife Dina and daughter Ali sit down with him in a private meeting or he’ll release a whole bunch of Dina’s private recordings -- because, you know, he loves his kids. Says he has a real serious lawyer.
Which leads us to a poll: We’re creating a new category for La Familia Lohan coverage. What should it be?
-- Leslie Gornstein
Photos, clockwise from top left: Lindsay Lohan, Michael Lohan, Dina Lohan, Samantha Ronson. Credits, clockwise from top left: Chris Pizzello / Associated Press, Ed Betz / Associated Press, Bryan Bedder / Getty Images, Ian Gavan / Getty Images.
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