Dina Lohan was a diva on Millionaire Matchmaker, but Larry Birkhead was sweet

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The last time we covered Dina Lohan she was drunkenly claiming that her ex husband, Michael Lohan, didn’t really marry his baby’s mother. Around that time, she was also getting paid to make an appearance on Millionaire Matchmaker. According to a source who spoke to Radar Online, Dina was just as much of an uncooperative diva as you would expect. In fact she delayed the show’s filming for an entire day after she left the set and refused to come back. Sounds familiar.

“On Dina’s first day of shooting, she showed up very, very late and proceeded to complain about wardrobe, hair and make-up,” the source revealed. “Once filming began, hours later, during the one-on-one with Patti, Dina just completely lost it, accusing the show of being fake, and doubting whether she could find true love.”

“All of a sudden, after Patti calls Dina out on her bullsh**, the mother of four storms off the set. Within minutes, Dina was in a car provided by production, and was taken back to the Ritz Carlton in Marina Del Rey,” the source continued.

Filming had been scheduled to go for the entire day, and “despite calling Dina on her cell phone, Patti was unable to persuade her to come back,” the insider added.

The cash-strapped momager was paid $25k to appear on Millionaire Matchmaker.

According to the source, “Patti was disgusted by Dina’s antics, and insulted that she said the show was fake. Even though it is a reality show, Patti takes it very seriously, and truly does try to find love for her clients, it’s just who she is.”

[From Radar Online]

I was just going to focus this story on Dina Lohan being Dina and predictably messing up a $25,000 gig until I found a preview of Larry Birkhead’s upcoming episode. Larry isn’t that noteworthy and I normally wouldn’t cover him, but then I saw his interview video. I was so impressed with how genuinely nice he seemed. In contrast to Dina, Larry was sweet and cooperative. In fact Patti Stanger told TooFab that Larry was her favorite male client this season and that he worked “his butt off.”

In the preview video (available on TooFab and below) Larry gets teary talking about his daughter. He’s of course raising his eight year-old daughter, Dannielynn, after fighting to establish paternity after Dannielynn’s mom, Anna Nicole Smith, died. He tells Patti that he currently lives with his mom, sister, niece and nephew in his large home in Kentucky. He’s 41 and he hasn’t dated in 10 years.

Larry’s MM episode airs on December 7 and I’m going to DVR it! There’s no word yet on when Dina Lohan’s episode airs, they’re probably still editing the crap out of it to try and piece something together.

Here’s Larry’s interview. He’s a good looking guy but he has awful hair. Is it even real?

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Some photos of Dina are screenshots from Lindsay’s Oprah special. Photos of Larry and Dannielynn are from 2013. Credit: WENN.com

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  1. Cel says:

    He seems nice enough. I’ve always wondered what happened to that skeevy dude/managwr(?) Howard who kept claiming to be the father. That whole story is so sad. Glad she seems to have one relatively stable parent and is surrounded by family.

    • Brittaki says:

      Besides being a nice person I really, really respect the way he’s raised his daughter. He’s kept her out of LA and has been quietly raising Danielynn without ever attempting to be a famewhore or exploit his daughter’s connection to a famous name. He’s just doing fatherhood the way it was meant to be done.

  2. Kiddo says:

    I thought Birkhead was gay (maybe bi?) and had a sort of one-off relationship with Smith. As I understood it, she was looking for another child or something. Anyway, there was a bunch of different stories and the relationships all seemed muddled between all the parties involved. Their daughter is the spittin’ image of Anna. I still hate all reality shows and I’m sure that bringing Lohan in was intended to bring the clusterF drama. So they got what they paid for.

    • Bridget says:

      I thought the same thing – that Birkhead was basically just supposed to be Anna Nicole’s sperm donor, but there was so much craziness when she died.

  3. NewWester says:

    Can’t Lindsay find her mother a date? If the rumours are true, Lindsay has many “wealthy male friends”…..

  4. Hautie says:

    I got to know… how did Dina con her way on to this show?

    Isn’t the point of this dating show is to help a wealthy individual find a suitable date? Someone not necessarily out gold digging?

    How is Dina even remotely qualify for either one. Being A) wealthy or B) not a gold digger.

    She is a financially broke manager, of her less than hire-able, actress daughter.

    And I find it hard to believe any man with a internet connection and half a brain… would want her even in the same county as him.

    As for Larry Birkhead. I find it odd, that he has not been able to find a girl, from a nice Kentucky family…. to date. What exactly is he looking for?

    He has always been a man who comes across with common sense. Good manners. Who can carry on a conversation. He has a nice family. I am puzzled by his lack of dating options in Kentucky.

    • snowflake says:

      he probably doesn’t pursue women, so the only ones he prob gets with are the ones who chase him. and a lot of those are prob just after the money. he seems like a nice guy, and prob a chronic rescuer. in other words, attracted to women with problems who ultimately take advantage of him. he’s the proverbial nice guy women should go for but don’t.

    • Bread and Circuses says:

      It’s probably just the fact that dating and raising a small child by yourself aren’t terribly compatible activities.

      His daughter is likely only just becoming self-sufficient enough for him to consider doing something for himself now.

  5. JMEOW says:

    I guess we know where Lindsay gets it from.Apple doesnt fall far from the tree

    • Bread and Circuses says:

      Yeah, Lindsay got some baaaaad genes along with her teenage beauty and childhood charisma.

  6. Amy Tennant says:

    I just assumed that he was too busy raising his kid and committing all his time to her so he didn’t have time to date. Dannielyn is a strikingly beautiful child. I hope she avoids her mother’s demons. I always had the impression Larry was a really good dad, so I’m hopeful for her. It would be great if he finds love with someone who would love and care for his child too. I’m also glad the kid has so much family around.

    • Petee says:

      I thought the same.He was just raising his little girl.He seems like a very sweet man.I hope he finds what he is looking for.

      • MizFabulous says:

        I agree with both of you! I always had the same impression of Birkhead. I hope he can find a good woman to share his life with. He seems like a really, really good guy. I wish him all the best and all the luck in the world!!

      • winosaurusrex says:

        I met them once. Dannielynn is a sweetheart, and Larry is completely devoted to her. But she has manners-unlike a lot of kids out there right now. And in general he does a great job of keeping her out of the media spotlight. Sure she does a bit of modeling here and there, but they are definitely not fame mongers. Granted it’s been a couple years but I like to think they haven’t changed.

    • holly hobby says:

      Well if Athena Onassis can grow up without her mother Christina’s demons, there’s a good chance Dannilyn will too. It takes a good parent(s) to raise a child. I’m hopeful for her too.

  7. Decorative Item says:

    A first glance I see lots of N.S. in Dannielynn, but she also has loads of dad in her, same eyes, same mouth and chin. Sounds as if he is raising her really well. And I liked the interview, he came across as sincere and quite lovely IMO.
    Can you imagine getting fixed up with Diana?

  8. BeckyR says:

    Millionaire must be hard up for guests.

  9. Ag says:

    who wouldn’t run away once they saw that they were set up with dina lohan?

  10. Christin says:

    No surprises here. I think Dina is merely an older, fried blonde version of her daughter. Why Patti even bothered with her is the question

    Larry has always seemed genuine. He seems like a decent guy who got caught up in Anna’s whirlwind. I remember what a dirty fight he had to endure to keep his daughter, who is absolutely beautiful. She resembles both of her parents.

  11. krastins says:

    when I look at Dina sans face, her hair looks great. Then you glance at her face and yeaahhhh

  12. snowflake says:

    I love millionaire matchmaker! my husband thinks she’s too mean but she has to be strong to tell those spoiled millionaires what’s up. love the show….

  13. Jess says:

    I got teary eyed watching that video with Larry, he definitely comes off as genuine and seems like a great dad. I always cry when I see men cry, it was sweet and he obviously loves his daughter very much. Hope he finds what he’s looking for.

  14. Greek Chic says:

    Wow Dannielynn looks so much like her mother.. So sad for this little girl, i hope she won’t follow Ann Nicole’s steps and becomes happier in life.

  15. JudyK says:

    Larry seems really nice.

    Someone tell Patti to put her legs together. She has zero grace.

  16. Ginger says:

    Awwww He seems so nice. I just moved to Kentucky and the people here are really great. I’m positive he could find a nice partner here. I hope Patti helps him out.

  17. JenniferJustice says:

    Shame on you Patti for trying to set up some unwitting lonely guy with the greedy scarecrow that is Dina Lohan. Of course she was late. Of course she was a diva. Why is anybody surprised? Why even have this woman on any show and pay her to act a fool? She’s gross and only discredits anything she’s involved with – purely toxic.

    • OhMyMy says:


      When does Dina NOT freak out and run off set? She pulled it on Dr. Phil and the reality show that she was booked on with Michael Lohan about a year ago.

      I stopped watching anything on Bravo years ago because everything they had on was just way too trashy. I’m surprised Patty Stanger still has a show on. Does anyone know if she’s actually had any matchmaking successes from the show?

  18. Nims says:

    Gosh, Lohan looks like a booze hag who would be standing on the corner turning 2 dollar tricks…nasty. And those chicklet teeth, oh geesus

  19. RobN says:

    I kind of love Larry a little, but I think he’d be way better off finding some nice girl back in Kentucky who has zero interest in California and all things celebrity.

  20. Size Does Matter says:

    Wait, Dina is the millionaire? Or one of the people considered as options to be set up with the millionaire? Either way, poor guy.

  21. mosey says:

    Larry Birkhead is gay sperm donor who lives in the closet like Ricky Martin did. He can’t date women because he is not interested in women. Smith knew about his gay life but only wanted a kid with handsome gay friend.

  22. ccinkissimmee says:

    I just imagined how tough it will be for Larry to explain to his daughter that she had a mother and a brother that she never will get the chance to know…..sad.