LINDSAY Lohan deserves a break from her father.
From complicated love life, wardrobe malfunctions, bad hair days, partying, cigarettes, rumours, paparazzi and more importantly, her father.
Every week, without fail her father Michael finds ways to air his dirty laundry in public through blog posts, letters to websites and even press conferences. He really wants to tell the world what’s wrong with his eldest child.
Not that Lindsay, 23, is the most private person on Earth, but still, it is never nice for anyone to hear (or read about) her father discussing things best reserved for family meetings.
In a recent press conference, dubbed ”we-need-to-get-Lindsay-some-help”, Michael lashes out at his daughter’s claims that he was (or allegedly still is) an abusive father.
”What Lindsay is saying on Twitter is nothing more than nonsense,” he said. ”As far as the ex-father comment, maybe she’s divorcing me today, but she will remarry me once she gets her life back … she’s really crying out for help.”
”Obviously she realises that I’m serious about getting her into rehab,” he added. ”She’s beginning to panic because I have been contacting people around her, as well as attorneys of my own, to take measures to get her the help she needs.”
Due to panic attacks or not, Lindsay has not stopped from venting in Twitterverse. Some of her recent Tweets were directed at her father and all the negativity that surrounds her family.
”Anyone else have a father that sells fake stories on them for money&dates a girl that works for tabloids? And has never paid child support?” she Tweeted.
”Don’t you think he’d learn after years of being in jail on and off?” she added.
Lindsay also responded to another Tweet which suggested that she’s too good for her father: ”its too late in the game for him to learn … it just hurts me and my family that he uses us for attention, OVER EXPOSURE.”
While Lindsay allows herself to be caught in the family drama that would put a soap opera’s storyline to shame, one young starlet who refuses to go down that path is Demi Lovato.
Yes, the squeaky clean 17-year-old Disney princess, too, has some serious daddy issues. Currently living with her mother and step-father, Demi is estranged from her biological father whom she has not seen for almost three years.
Her daddy, on the other hand, has been doing a Michael Lohan and offered to do interviews with a few tabloids — all in the name of earning some money off his famous daughter. He even hinted that Demi and he are working on patching things up and moving on from where they had left off.
Demi, who got wind of the story, quickly put an end to her father’s money making ways. She cleared the issue by stating in an interview with New York Daily News: ”We are still (estranged). It’s not exactly how he made it out to be. It didn’t have the fairy tale ending that he portrayed. You try to have faith in somebody, even when you’re the last person that believes in him … but when someone lets you down after you’ve been the only one there for them, and so many times, you don’t know what to do … I had to cut off all connection. It was hurting me too much.”
Well, not all daddy-daughter connections remain cut forever. Remember how the world thought that Angelina Jolie would never reconcile with her father Jon Voight who publicly announced that his daughter was mentally unstable? Well, Jon is back on good terms with Angie now. He was last seen cruising through the canals in Venice with the Brangelina clan, trying to remember the names of his six grandchildren in order.
Apparently, Brad Pitt played a crucial role in getting the estranged father daughter back together. At least that is way less creepier than how Tatum O’ Neal got back with her dad, Ryan O’Neal.
Just in case you don’t know who Tatum is, she was the youngest person ever to win the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Paper Moon.
And Ryan, well he was in a string of succesful movies and was best known for dating Farrah Fawcett. The father and daughter pair had a rocky relationship for decades and finally came face-to-face again at Farrah’s funeral last year.
In an interview with Vanity Fair, Ryan recalls the moment he saw Tatum, all grown up. Get ready for the creepy factor here:
”I had just put the casket in the hearse and I was watching it drive away when a beautiful blonde woman comes up and embraces me,” Ryan told the interviewer. ”I said to her, ‘You have a drink on you? You have a car?’ She said, ‘Daddy, it’s me — Tatum!’ I was just trying to be funny with a strange Swedish woman, and it’s my daughter. It’s so sick.”
Sharm says: Fathers, be good to your daughters, and no, not in the Ryan O’ Neal style!