Lindsay Lohan Sues E-Trade for $100M Over “Milkaholic” Baby Ad
Mar 9, 2010 | Filed Under: Celebrities, Pop Culture | Tags: Lindsay Lohan, Say What?
With Lindsay Lohan’s acting career being, er, stalled, she has decided to pursue a new source of revenue: a truly stupid lawsuit.
LiLo is suing the financial company E-Trade for $100 million (!), insisting that a boyfriend-stealing, “milkaholic” baby — who happens to be named Lindsay — featured in its latest commercial was modeled after her.
I have considered suing E-Trade, myself, for inflicting emotional distress with those creepy talking babies who HAUNT me. But Lindsay’s lawsuit…? Just silly.
Lindsay’s lawyer claims the actress has the same single-name recognition as Oprah or Madonna. Only Lindsay is a slightly more common name. And Oprah and Madonna are slightly more iconic. Just slightly.
“Many celebrities are known by one name only, and E-Trade is using that knowledge to profit,” Lindsay’s ambulance chaser said.
A spokesman for the responsible ad agency is throwing cold milk (ha, haaaaaa!) on the controversy, saying it “just used a popular baby name that happened to be the name of someone on the account team.”
Not to mention nobody would ever associate Lindsay Lohan with something youthful these days.