Lindsay Lohan has sued E-Trade for $100 million. In the lawsuit, Lindsay Lohan claims that E-Trade used her likeness as the “milkaholic” baby in their recent Super Bowl advertisement. We linked the E-Trade commercial in question at the end of this article so that you can view it again if you didn’t actually think of Lindsay Lohan when you saw it the first 20 times. The New York Post reported on this lawsuit today, which includes a proposed injunction by Lohan’s camp to pull the advertisement.
The argument being used by Lohan’s lawyer, and try hard not to laugh when you read it, is that Lindsay Lohan has the same single-name recognition as Oprah and Madonna. That’s right, when everyone thinks of the name “Lindsay,” they are immediately supposed to think of Lohan. Not Davenport. Not Vonn. Not anyone but Lohan.
This is evidently what it must be like to live inside a bubble of the celebrity world, where if the first name of a celebrity is stated, they suddenly think that the world is talking about them. It must be very frustrating for people like Ryan Seacrest or Michael Jordan to have such common names that make them think that everyone is referring to them all the time. Or maybe those two guys actually live on planet Earth and would find something like this lawsuit to be frivolous and ridiculous.
Does Lindsay Lohan think that NBC was talking about her when they were referring to Lindsey Vonn during these recent Winter Games over and over again? Or was that where she drew the line?
It seems like the 15 minutes of fame for Lindsay Lohan has expired and that she has tried to find another way to put her name back in the public eye. People have started to forget that Lohan was ever a success, as she has just been a joke within the industry when it comes to tabloids, shows like Talk Soup, and various parody’s done at her expense.
With so many people poking fun at her problems with the law, at her drinking issues, and of course at her taking someone’s car that didn’t belong to her, it shouldn’t be too much of a shock that she is grasping for $100 million from E-Trade now. Hopefully a sane judge gets this case, and realizes immediately that this needs to be a suit that gets thrown out of court to avoid wasting tax payer money.
The commercial in question is actually called “Wolf Style” and not “Milkaholic” as has been written about in various places on the Internet.