Scoop: ‘Don’t be a coward,’ Lindsay tells dad

Once again, Michael Lohan is blabbing to the media about his daughter Lindsay — and she’s not happy. After the ex-con told E! that LiLo’s ubiquitous gal pal Samantha Ronson “is using my daughter,” both women took to (what else?) MySpace to vent their responses.

“If you have something to say to me, say it to my face,” Lindsay tells her dad. “Don’t be a coward and say it to others first, let alone all the media in the world.” (Pause to note the irony of this statement being posted on the Internet.)

Although, the recovering starlet says, she “really tried to make things work” with her dad, it looks like their estrangement is back on: “He is yet to change — but this time, without his daughter by his side. He has become a public embarrassment and a bully … [to] a girl that means the world to me.”

And for the record, Lindsay adds, “Samantha has not and would never sell me out.”

For her part, Sam — who notes accurately that Michael “is so desperate for attention that he goes to the media whenever possible” — fumes on her blog, “I feel no need to publicly defend my role in Lindsay’s life — I’m just sorry that she likes me more than him.” Oh, snap!

Ballooning problems

Move over, Tatum O’Neal: Another former child star has fallen off the wagon. Longtime recovering addict Mackenzie Phillips was arrested Wednesday morning at Los Angeles International Airport on drug possession charges, according to reports.

“A balloon and a plastic bag containing a small amount of heroin and cocaine” were found, a police sergeant told the New York Daily News.

Mackenzie, 48, who rose to fame as a teen on the appropriately titled sitcom “One Day at a Time,” went public about her battle with drug addiction decades ago (as did her dad, The Mamas and the Papas founder John Phillips).

After getting sober, she appeared on “90210” in the 1990s as a drug counselor. Somehow we don’t think they’ll be inviting her back for the remake.

Jessica’s in love

Jessica Simpson wants the world to know that she’s in love with Tony Romo. No, seriously, she really won’t stop talking about it.

Dubbing the Dallas Cowboys star the “perfect guy,” Jess reveals to People, “I just told him today, ‘You’re the love of my life.’ I don’t really ever say that to anybody.” (Well, that’s not something people usually just go around saying.)

The former Mrs. Nick Lachey, who also dated John Mayer — after which, she says, she “had to regain self-esteem and self-value” — says she’s so committed to her QB beau, she changed her cell phone number and e-mail address to wipe the slate clean with her exes.

We seem to recall rumors that the last time Jessica gushed about Tony in print (to Glamour), they had a temporary split. Maybe she needs to learn from Michael Lohan’s example and stop talking about loved ones to the media.

Kitty Raymond is an entertainment writer and astrologer. She welcomes feedback at kitty@media-darling.com.

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