Person who lives in California, Lindsay Lohan is suing E-Trade, the online stock trading company, over what she says is an unauthorized portrayal of her in those sometimes funny TV commercials featuring talking babies.
Apparently one of those babies is named Lindsay - on TV, mind you, not necessarily in real life, and that baby happens to be a "milkaholic" in the commercials. And Lohan argues that she is a famous enough personality that as with Madonna, and Cher, when high profile given-name mentions are made to "Lindsay," it is safe to assume those are references to her.
Therefore she wants $100 million from E-Trade, $50 million in compensatory damages and $50 million in exemplary damages.
Hmmm. I've never read about anyone accusing Lohan of drinking too much milk.
Reminds me of this guy, in terms of just how stupid the idea behind the suit is.
In fact, I think I'm gonna sue the estate of the late James Dunn to compel them to share his Hockey Hall of Fame title with me. And then I'm going after James Gandolfini. I want some Sopranos royalties. Every time someone interviews him and calls him James, I believe they're thinking of me.
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