Dina repeated her claim that producers wanted her and her family to stage little dramas for 'Living Lohan,' which she was unwilling to do. "I did that show to pretty much set the record straight, as well, but then they wanted us to do all these crazy things like me fake a pregnancy," she said. "It's just not us. It was just not who we are as a family, you know, so I opted out."
She's been dropping hints about wanting to compete on 'Dancing With the Stars' for some time, and now it seems as though producers may finally have taken notice: According to 'The New York Post' former dancer Dina says she's "in talks" to appear on the show.
Back in December 'DWTS' producers were reportedly trying to convince Lindsay to sign on as a contestant, but Dina told RadarOnline that her daughter turned them down in favor of concentrating on her stalled movie career.
"She just wants everyone to leave us alone, basically, and let her live her life and let her grow up," Dina said of Lindsay. "You know, she's 24 and that's not young. She's a young woman. But, I just think, to just breathe."
Lindsay Lohan's Mom Wants on 'Dancing With the Stars,' Supercomputer to Face 'Jeopardy!' Champions and More
In an interview with RadarOnline, Lindsay's mom, Dina, said she was interested in appearing on the show even though her daughter turned it down, saying, "Lindsay actually told the woman at 'Dancing With the Stars' who made the offer that 'you need to take my mom!'"
No word on whether the producers listened to the suggestion, but since Dina's giving interviews about the conversation, we're betting they didn't.
In other TV news ...
• Jimmy Kimmel will grace TV screens for another two years. The comedian signed a new deal that will keep 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' on the air through its 10th season. [Deadline]
• David Arquette is developing a new game show featuring celebrities making fun of themselves. The stars will rank their peers' likelihood to do crazy things like release a sex tape or tip the paparazzi on their location. [TV Guide]
• An I.B.M. supercomputer will challenge former 'Jeopardy!' champions. "The computer, 'Watson,' will face the two most successful players in 'Jeopardy' history, Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter, in three episodes that will be broadcast Feb. 14-16, 2011," the New York Times reports. [NY Times]
The clip after the jump is from Live with Regis & Kelly. Anderson Cooper is guest hosting this week, and during yesterday's show he took the opportunity to review Living Lohan, the E! reality show that stars everyone in the Lohan family not named Lindsay. This isn't some "oh, I don't bother with that show because it looks stupid" brush off, Cooper really goes after the people in the show, calling them "horrific" and saying that Ali Lohan "is 14 but looks 60...but I say that with concern and love."
Apparently the director of Troll is already gushing about her acting abilities, "The camera loves her. She's a really good actress...I am personally going to fight for her." Ali has auditioned to play the role of Eunice St. Clair who aids a boy named Harry Potter, Jr. (no relation) fight an evil troll. I know, it just gets weirder and weirder. D-List jests that one of the Olsen twins should be cast as the evil troll.
I hope we get to see Ali's audition, rehearsals, shoots, and any other drama that could involve Long Island's resident troll, Dina Lohan, acting like a crazed stage mother.
Notice how I've changed my introduction? I almost added Living Lohan and Denise Richards: It's Complicated but I realized that would compromise my integrity. I did, however, watch both of those shows Sunday night. I'll tell you about them and the finale of Miss Rap Supreme after the jump.
The half dozen things that TV Squad readers - and TV fans in general - will be talking about this week. A new feature every Monday.
1. The Lost season finale. Spoiler: they're all robots! (Thursday at 9 on ABC)
2. The Sex and the City movie. I don't see why this show needs a new movie (on the big screen anyway), but I'm sure there will be a bunch of people who go see it. Warning: movie theaters don't sell martinis so you'll have to wait until after the movie. (Starts this Friday)
3. Battlestar Galactica. Yup, some of the biggies still have new episodes (Friday at 10 on Sci-Fi).
4. The new reality shows from Denise Richards and Dina Lohan. I started to cry a little when I wrote that sentence. (Starts tonight on E!)
5. TV fans in a holding pattern. We're in that weird time of year, after most of the season finales have aired, and we're waiting for the new summer shows (Burn Notice, Mad Men, Californication, Law and Order: CI, etc) to start. Go outside and eat a salad, or whatever it is that healthy, TV-less people supposedly do.
6. Moment of Truth returns. This was the #1 new show last season. And it's all your fault. (Returns tomorrow at 8 on FOX)
Today on TV Squad Daily:
- Ugh. Dina Lohan's reality show starts filming next week for E!
- Daniel Dae Kim got busted for driving under the influence. Great. Now Jin's gonna get shot on Lost, and I really liked him.
- Did Jim Belushi sell a lemon to an elderly man?
Today on TV Squad Daily:
- I was hoping Paris Hilton would hit rock bottom in jail and have some kind of life-changing epiphany. Instead, she's serving the rest of her sentence from home.
- Dina Lohan is reportedly a liar, on top of many other things. One thing she's not is a former Rockette.
- If you're hiding from the law, maybe don't appear on MTV's My Super Sweet 16. Just an idea.
Today on TV Squad Daily:
- Dina Lohan is trying for her own reality show, all about her role in pushing the two younger Lohan siblings into entertainment careers.
- Leonard Nimoy has a new interest, and he really needs to keep the whole "Spock image" out of it.
- Rumors, rumors. Will American Idol judges Randy and Paula be replaced by Britney Spears?
It's called Mom-ager, and it's supposed to be about Dina's efforts to propel her other two children, 14-year old Ali and 11-year old Cody, to stardom just like their older sister. Their older sister is doing a bang-up job with her stardom, by the way, since she is on the cover of People magazine this week with the headline, "What Happened to Lindsay Lohan".
Sounds like a responsible mom. Hopefully even E! doesn't stoop this low. It's okay to watch adults self-destruct because they have a choice in the matter, but giving this woman a camera crew to watch her destroy her children is really, really wrong.
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