Lindsay. Just Lindsay
Troubled actress Lindsay Lohan is planning to join the ranks of Madonna, Prince and Bjork — by dropping her last name, according to her mother.
"Lindsay is dropping the Lohan and just going by Lindsay," Dina Lohan told AOL celebrity news site Popeater.com on Friday.
The decision appears to be motivated by a desire to distance the Mean Girls actress from her estranged father Michael Lohan, who was charged earlier this week with assaulting his girlfriend and who has a history of run-ins with the law. Dina Lohan told Popeater that she and her younger daughter Ali — also an aspiring singer and actress — are officially changing their last names to her maiden name, Sullivan.
Dina and Michael Lohan divorced in 2007 — the year Lindsay was arrested for drunk driving and cocaine possession and starting a downward spiral of trips to rehab, failed drug tests and jail.
Dina Lohan said her 24 year-old daughter had been thinking about dropping her last name for some time. But it was only after the infamous 2010 TV ad for online brokerage E*Trade, featuring a baby as "that milkaholic Lindsay", that the actress realised she no longer needed it.
Lindsay's plans to go single with her name failed to impress many fans on the Popeater website. "Your name is not your problem Lindsay. It's your inflated ego, unwillingness to stay out of trouble that are," read a comment by Stephanie.