Ignoring party-positive stage mom Dina Lohan's obvious on-camera charisma and agreeable red-carpetside manner, today's Page Six claims that Entertainment Tonight might only have engaged her services to penetrate troubled daughter Lindsay's anti-media defenses:
"Dina wants to be a TV star," said one snitch. "But 'ET' may just be hiring her so they can get the Lindsay exclusive."
As much as Lindsay loves the limelight, she may be wary of granting interviews since London's News of the World newspaper published photos Sunday allegedly showing the 20-year-old starlet doing drugs.
A spokeswoman for the show told Page Six: "Dina Lohan will be a special correspondent for the 'Georgia Rule' premiere. We are looking forward to Dina asking the questions only a mother can."
This isn't the first time Dina has tried to use her daughter's fame to snag an "exclusive." When Lindsay was in rehab, her mom took "ET" on the plane with her and her other daughter, Ali Lohan, to go "visit" Lindsay at the Wonderland facility in L.A.
With last night's Georgia Rule premiere gig completed, the show will surely find their Special Lindsay Lohan Correspondent another assignment that takes advantage of her access to the tabloid-attracting daughter; by the end of the week, don't be surprised to see an ET exclusive in which a tearful Lindsay explains to her mother that those 20 lines of blow the News of the World accuses her of doing in the Teddy's bathroom were, "Like, OH MY GOD, Mom, like, five at most!"
- LINDSAY'S MOM HOGS SPOTLIGHT [Page Six]