Lindsay Lohan’s family considering lawsuit against “Dogs” producers

By Sean O’Connell We should have seen this coming. Mere days after producers revealed that Lydia Hearst will be playing a spoiled, drug-addled, former movie star modeled after tabloid sensation Lindsay Lohan, LiLo’s publicity-starved mother, Dina, is trying to cash in.

Dina Lohan says the movie, titled “Dogs in Pocketbooks,” is “definitely based on Lindsay’s likeness,” and she believes that the family has “a very strong case” to bring against the film’s producers.

“It’s shadowing E*TRADE,” Dina said, according to TMZ.

Does anyone want to remind Dina that the suit she’s referring to was withdrawn from court with prejudice, so referencing it doesn’t accomplish much?

Anyhow, TMZ goes on to say that Lohans have, indeed, contacted their lawyer and plan to go after “Dogs” for hurting Lindsay’s feelings.

“They are again using her likeness without her being compensated,” said Lohan family attorney Stephanie Ovadia. “Not only that but they are advertising the fact that they are using her likeness.”

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Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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