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Gingersnap
03-09-2010, 10:02 AM
Lindsay Lohan wants $100M over E-Trade ad

Cries over E-Trade ad, wants $100M

By KIERAN CROWLEY

Last Updated: 9:48 AM, March 9, 2010
Posted: 2:32 AM, March 9, 2010

EXCLUSIVE
The world revolves around Lindsay.

Lindsay Lohan is suing the financial company E-Trade, insisting that a boyfriend-stealing, "milkaholic" baby in its latest commercial -- who happens to be named Lindsay -- was modeled after her. And she wants $100 million for her pain and suffering, The Post has learned.

The actress filed a lawsuit yesterday in Nassau County Supreme Court over the commercial that debuted during the Super Bowl this year.

The ad -- part of a series starring babies who play the stock market -- features a boy apologizing to his girlfriend via video chat for not calling her the night before.

"And that milkaholic Lindsay wasn't over?" the baby girl asks him suspiciously.

"Lindsay?" the boy replies, just before a baby girl sticks her head into the frame and slurs, "Milk-a-what?"

Lohan's lawyer, Stephanie Ovadia, said the actress has the same single-name recognition as Oprah or Madonna.

"Many celebrities are known by one name only, and E-Trade is using that knowledge to profit," Ovadia said.

"They used the name Lindsay," Ovadia said. "They're using her name as a parody of her life. Why didn't they use the name Susan? This is a subliminal message. Everybody's talking about it and saying it's Lindsay Lohan."

Ovadia wants an injunction to force the spot off the air, and the Lindsay camp wants every last copy of the commercial.

Chris Brown, a spokesman for Grey Group, which produced the spot, is throwing cold milk on the controversy, saying it "just used a popular baby name that happened to be the name of someone on the account team."

OMG! This is hilarious! LiLo has soooo jumped the shark. :D

Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/lohan_such_baby_jVdQWABj9z0MgXzCv1Nh1O#ixzz0hgx1l1 Cj

enslaved1
03-09-2010, 02:14 PM
Well, she ain't making any money or getting attention anywhere else, so what else can she do but sue people?



"They used the name Lindsay," Ovadia said. "They're using her name as a parody of her life. Why didn't they use the name Susan? This is a subliminal message. Everybody's talking about it and saying it's Lindsay Lohan."

Everybody huh? I think those commercials are hilarious, and never even noticed a Lindsay reference, much less made this long-shot connection.

fettpett
03-09-2010, 02:55 PM
wow...what an ego manic...when i frist saw the comerical i didn't think of Lohan at all...but is she trying to say she's a Milkaholic as well?

FlaGator
03-09-2010, 03:16 PM
wow...what an ego manic...when i frist saw the comerical i didn't think of Lohan at all...but is she trying to say she's a Milkaholic as well?

eTrade should reply that actually they were modeling the character after Hillary Duff.