Lindsay Lohan’s dad is so desperate to get her help that he will do almost anything.
“If I can’t get a conservatorship, then I’m going to take her to an undisclosed location and get her straight,” Michael Lohan told X17. “But I know I’m gonna get charged [with] kidnapping.”
However, his daughter evidently sees this statement as less noble than creepy. “Lindsay is actively getting a restraining order. Her lawyers have already been contacted,” a source told People. “She’s scared. This is really serious.”
Michael insists he never literally intended to kidnap his daughter, according to Newsday. “I just meant I’d like to detox her myself — but of course I’d get arrested.” (Well, yes.)
“People will twist my words to mean what they want,” he said. “The bottom line is, Lindsay needs help and no one wants to do anything.”
Whether or not LiLo really requires an intervention, we’re pretty sure Michael has misunderstood the meaning of the term “scared straight.”
New Couple Buzz
Need proof that vampires are sexy? “True Blood” star Alexander Skarsgard has evidently swept no less a hottie than Kate Bosworth off her feet. Buzz is pointing to the attractive duo being a new couple.
At Saturday’s Scream Awards, Kate presented Alexander, her co-star in the upcoming “Straw Dogs,” with a Best Villain award. And backstage, said Radar Online, they were “very affectionate, holding hands as Alexander played with Kate’s hair while they chatted with friends in the green room.” And in case that doesn’t convince you they’re together, the starlet “playfully slapped him on his butt a few times.” Tee-hee!
After the event, they partied together at Chateau Marmont before jumping into the back of a car together. Wonder where they went from there?
Mischa Leaving TV
Mischa Barton isn’t mourning the premature death of her series “The Beautiful Life,” even though it was supposed to be her big comeback. Instead, the former “O.C.” star says she’s re-evaluating her career and abandoning the medium that made her famous.
“I think I need to back away from the whole TV approach,” the actress told People at the Whitney Museum’s Monday night gala in New York City. “That whole world of network television probably isn’t, for me, a good idea now. I need to start reading for more serious roles.”
As for what role that might be, “It’s too early to tell yet,” she said. “I’m passing on all the [early] offers because that’s not the stuff you want to do. I want to go fight for interesting things and look for something that’s going to be interesting for me … as a role.”
Another plus of being out of a job? Gym time. “Now that I’m not doing the TV show, I’ve got lots of time to work out,” Mischa said.
Believe it or not, we’ll pass on making a snide remark about Mischa’s qualifications to be a serious actress and just say we’re glad she’s working on herself.
On the Hot Seat
Larry Birkhead, father of Anna Nicole Smith's daughter Dannielynn, said Monday he thinks a prosecutor trying the late model's ex and two doctors was pressuring him to “ramp up” his testimony, the AP reports.
The tragic blonde's lover-lawyer, Howard K. Stern, and the doctors are charged with illegally supplying her with the prescription pills that contributed to her 2007 death. Larry testified that an assistant D.A. told him “it appeared I was taking up for Mr. Stern and Anna couldn't speak for herself.” She added that “she probably shouldn't have this conversation” but “Anna could not speak for herself and the doctors had exploited her.”
Wonder if the defense is going to milk this for all it's worth.
Kitty Raymond is an entertainment writer and astrologer. She welcomes feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org.