Dina Lohan tries to get Barbara Walters to make her sound like a decent mom

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 24: Dina Lohan (C) mother of actress Lindsay Lohan and lawyer Shawn Chapman Holley (L) leave the courthouse after Lindsay Lohan was sent back to jail with no bail after a failing a court-ordered drug test following a hearing at Beverly Hills courthouse on September 24, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California. Superior Court Judge Elden S. Fox set no bail, pending an Oct. 22 court hearing. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Dina Lohan had a little talk with Barbara Walters ahead of yesterday’s View. It’s clear that she wanted to make it known that she has three other kids that are doing great and that they’re all going to visit Lindsay in rehab next week. Does this mean she’s kind-of admitting that Lindsay isn’t doing that well now that she’s in rehab awaiting additional jail time? That’s doubtful given all the delusional ways she’s tried to spin Lindsay’s last sentence, but at least she realizes that it’s a PR issue she needs to stay on top of. Ali, 16, is modeling now and Dina would love to get her into “the business.” Dina needs to make herself seem like a competent parent despite all the evidence to the contrary. Here’s what Barbara said on behalf of Dina:

There are three other children. The son just graduated summa cum laude from Ithaca. The son Michael is 22, daughter Ali, 16, and another boy of 14, all very responsible, terrific children. They are all going to visit Lindsay at Betty Ford where she is now. There is going to be a family week… she is supposed to be there for 30 days according to her mother, I just talked to her, she is doing very well. She has 24 days left and on October 22 the judge will rule on the misdemeanor violation and decide whether Lindsay goes back to rehab or goes to jail but in the meantime she’s trying very hard to work through her problems.

[The View via Radar Online]

I wonder what kind of deal Dina will work out with the paparazzi to capture these happy family reunion moments. Bill Zwecker of the Chicago Sun Times has some insider information on Lindsay’s rehab stay. He reports that she’s “stand-offish with other patients and staff” but is cooperative overall. She’s also said to have “offered to kick in funds to help the clinic pay for the additional security staff they need ‘to cope with all the paparazzi.” You know she’s doing this so that she can control who gets photos of her in rehab and subsequently demand a higher asking price. Zwecker reports that Lindsay has “ditched her cell phones and erased the contact information” for her “old heavy-partying crowd.” She’s hoping to show the judge that she’s changed and get off without additional jail time, but legal experts think that she’ll be sentenced to 30 more days on October 22. There are only so many ways the Lohans can spin this, and it’s obvious that rehab is a last ditch effort for Lindsay to avoid jail. I’ll be surprised if she stays on the straight and narrow for even a few more months.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 24: Dina Lohan (C) mother of actress Lindsay Lohan leaves the Beverly Hills courthouse courthouse after Lindsay Lohan was sent back to jail on September 24, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California. Lohan was ordered back to jail for failing a court-ordered drug test. Superior Court Judge Elden S. Fox, who earlier this week revoked the 24-year-old actress' probation, set no bail, pending an October 22 probation hearing, meaning Lohan could spend the next 30 days behind bars. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

45480, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - Monday September 27, 2010. On the same day that Lindsay Lohan is reportedly supposed to check herself into rehab, her mother Dina Lohan was spotted running some errands around Los Angeles. Dina, accompanied by a female friend, went to the bank followed by a trip to a jewelry store where she bought a necklace. Photograph:  David Tonnessen, PacificCoastNews.com

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 24: Actress Lindsay Lohan arrives for a mandatory court appearance before a judge at Beverly Hills Courthouse on September 24, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California. Lohan was ordered back to jail for failing a court-ordered drug test. Superior Court Judge Elden S. Fox, who earlier this week revoked the 24-year-old actress' probation, set no bail, pending an October 22 probation hearing, meaning Lohan could spend the next 30 days behind bars. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

3248, RANCHO MIRAGE, CALIFORNIA - Thursday September 30 2010. FILE pictured dated 2004 of the world-famous Betty Ford Center, an alcohol and drug rehabilitation clinic in Rancho Mirage, California. According to reports, Lindsay Lohan checked into the rehab center Monday. It is understood the troubled star plans to stay at the secluded facility until at least her probabtion hearing on October 22. The Betty Ford Center has treated many celebs for their addiction problems including; Elizabeth Taylor, Kelsey Grammer, David Hasselhoff, Liza Minelli, Anna Nicole Smith and Ozzy Osbourne. Photograph: Paul Harris,  CelebrityHomePhotos.com

45395, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - Friday September 24, 2010. Lindsay Lohan's booking photo after being denied bail in her DUI case and taken into custody at the Lynwood Correctional Facility. The 24 year old actress was handcuffed and taken away after failing a mandatory drug test. Lohan previous finished 13 full days of a 30-day sentence in a Lynwood correctional facility on Aug. 2 after she violated probation in her DUI case. Supplied by PacificCoastNews.com. , USA: +1  Disclaimer: BWP Media Inc and their brand Pacific Coast News does not claim any Copyright or License in the attached material. Any downloading fees charged by BWP Media Inc and their brand Pacific Coast News are for its services only, and do not, nor are they intended to convey to the user any Copyright or License in the material. By publishing this material, the user expressly agrees to identify and to hold BWP Media Inc and their brand Pacific Coast News harmless from any claims, demands or causes of action arising out of or connected in any way with user's publication of the material.

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  1. Me1st says:

    if you are such a great mother why do you have to call Barbara Walters to declare what a great mother you are???

  2. Marjalane says:

    Barbara Walters is a joke- what happened to her integrity? There might be a handful of people IN THE WORLD who don’t find the Lohan family completely contemptable. Is that Barbra’s target audience these days? She’s the walking version of Kiss-ass, (People) magazine.

  3. Ruby Red Lips says:

    Dina Lohan the mother from hell

    So she’s f*cked up with Lindsay so now she’s pushing Ali forward – how mnay years until Ali ends up in rehab & then what will Dina do with no more kids to fund her lifestyle??!!

  4. Lady D says:

    Geez that headline made me laugh. Not used to laughing that hard at 6:15 in the a.m. Thanks.

  5. Val says:

    FYI, if Zwecker is reporting it, it’s completely fabricated. He has been proven wrong time and again on his “insider” reports. The only time he reports true information, is if it has been confirmed tenfold by other outlets. Other Chicagoans can confirm he is useless for celebrity gossip.

  6. dorothy says:

    I totally agree with Me1st. I think the best thing Dina can do at this point is “shut up and go away”. Any further statements and announcments regarding her standing as a mother is pointless. Nobody is listening anymore. It doesn’t help that she in the background pushing her other daughter, Ali into what will turn out to be the same situation. Did the nut not learn anything? Stop using your kids for money and GET A JOB!!

  7. mln says:

    Dina if you really are a good mother make sure Ali finishes high school and goes to college like her brothers and keep her the hell out of the buisiness.

  8. K says:

    She doesn’t mention Cody by name? Poor kid.

  9. TQB says:

    @Marjalane, I was just thinking the same thing the other day. Walters used to be a somewhat respectable journalist. Now she’s a joke. How is this a career path?

  10. Innocent says:

    If she is sentenced to 30 days apparently because of the overcrowding that just consists of being booked and released.
    What they really want is the formal probation over asap and because of the failed drug test it will be extended past Nov 1st.
    I hope she stays sober longer than when she was released from UCLA otherwise that will be FIVE failed rehabs.

  11. rheba says:

    Okay now my neighbors are angry…I howled like a hyena when I saw that headline. Guess I have some apologizing to do.

  12. redlips says:

    What a poor excuse for a mother! The reason she did not mention Cody by name is due to the fact he doesn’t bring home the bacon, and Dina is pushing Ali as, she thinks it will be her “next” support system!

    I pity all four children……..

  13. xxodettexx says:

    she can be “sentenced” to a thousand days in jail, but the sheriff’s office will just release her after a few hours… then its back to crack-driving and baby-bumping in cars! rinse repeat!

  14. NayNay says:

    There is no way that anybody could make Dina sound like a decent mom. That would take a miracle. Nice try, though.

  15. anoneemouse says:

    I find it hard to believe that Lindsay is “working hard” at rehab considering a few short weeks ago she was denying she had any problem and was making fun of her “illness.” Total manipulation of the media and courts is what is happening. This girl will never get better unless she herself admits she has the problem and seeks help because of it. Sad.

  16. gamblea says:

    Isn’t this Mommy making the peace sign? I realize you can only see her eye, but sure looks like Dina.


  17. Green Is Good says:

    What’s sick about this whole situation is that Dina LOWhan loves the attention. It’s all about HER. Her children are collateral damage in her “ME ME ME!” parade.

    And her douche ex-husband doesn’t get a pass either. He’s just as guilty of the “ME ME ME” attitude.

  18. Obvious says:

    Why do I always give Linds the benefit of the doubt?

    I know shes an adult, but I want to believe she tried to get better, and then Mommy Lohan tells her it’s not you-it’s them. all of them! and then hands her a bottle of vodka and a baggie of “fun”

    it seems like a totally realistic scene to me.

    How can Lindsay ever get better when she has that succubus around?

  19. Riley says:

    @gamblea— looks like it to me. I think the one person Lindsay needs to ditch is her mom. I think Dina snorts as much blow as her daughter and they supply eachother with the s***. I have a set of cousins who all became meth heads together. The mother, the children, the friends of the children. It is very disturbing.Of course, my feelings about Dina are totally a hunch, but I really think as long as she is in Lindsay’s life, Lindsay is going to remain f**ed up.

  20. Original Gracie says:

    @Riley……SO TRUE!!! I sometimes think that Dina encourages Lindsay to party and drink and do drugs. I know she tells her all the time that “it’s not her fault”. That’s why Lindsay’s crack brain believes it.

    Dina is EVIL.

  21. NayNay says:

    @Green Is Good:

    I completely agree with you.

  22. NayNay says:

    Like I say every time, Linsday needs to get herself emancipated from her mother. Then, when, and if Lindsay hits rock-bottom again, it is all her fault, and nobody else.

  23. Anti-icon says:

    Listen, this is a family of sociopaths. Created and controlled by the patriarch, Michael Lohen, who was most likely abusive to all the others in the family. In my opinion, Dina is somewhat a victim of all the dysfunction Michael put the family through with his substance abuse and criminal career prior to going to jail and finding jesus. They are all in seriously deep mental illness.

    Lindsey needs to emancipate herself from her family.

  24. kate says:

    I am so disgusted by the whole lot of useless Lohans. Seriously…go away forever!

  25. elusive says:

    Lindsay doesnt need emancipation…she is a 24 year old woman.

  26. Anti-icon says:

    #25 elusive: by emancipation, I mean she needs to put geographic distance between herself and her toxic family. (also, no contact, like she enacts her own restraining order, by using her own boundaries, get it?)

    Does she need government (via court ordered conservatership) to be her guardian? No. She is 24-years old. She needs to CUT ALL TIES with her family. That’s what I mean by emancipation.

  27. Uh says:

    Jeeeeez, I think Casablanca’s right. When asked which Lohan parent was MORE toxic, relatively speaking, he said Dina by far.

  28. elusive says:

    Anti-icon; I agree with your position but according to Dina “Lindsay has been on her own in Hollywood since 16”. I agree she needs to do some serious housekeeping regarding the people around her, but I’m tired of lohanvictimitis. Once again the blame is being placed everywhere but where it should be – on Lindsay.
    Lindsay makes her own choices, and therefore chooses her own consequences.
    This poor Lindsay shit should stop. Yes her dad is a giagantic D-bag, who very likely abused Dina infront of the childen, there was probably emotional abuse…I think from both parents. I imagne more of it was from Dina that LL realizes. She’s definately turned LL against ML. In her confessions of a broken heart you can see how she interprets what happened.
    That being said many people live throught that, go to therapy, and get past their issues. Many people dont have the resources that LL has either to deal with these issues. LL is the one who is choosing all the yes men in her life and she likes it like that. Honestly Im just tired of her and all the excuses. “Emancipation” in any form wont work because she doesnt think she has a problem – and will only surround herself with more people who will only tell her how great she is.
    Im tired of grown adults behaving like victims, while leaving real victims of their behaviour in their wake.

  29. elusive says:

    gamblea : id bet the odds on that being dina

  30. wunderkindt says:

    Dina is strung out.

  31. Anti-icon says:

    #28 Elusive: You’re right. LL is an adult who has been given many, many blessings. She is NOT a victim, at all. You and I are in complete agreement about how pathetic this all is.

  32. di butler says:

    Why is it Lindsay always looks better in her mug shots vs. her professionally done pics? Team Lohan needs to steal that photog, STAT.

  33. Ruffian9 says:

    Marjalane: Babs used to be respectable; That now seems a long time ago indeed. I mean, Dina Lohan? For real?