Lohan: Most Wanted

Lindsay Lohan, the most wanted lesbian among media piranhas and paparazzi, heads to the big house on or before July 20—and girl, this big house ain’t no nightclub. Miss party pants got 90 days for violating probation by failing to attend court-ordered alcohol education classes.

News reports also say that Lohan, who turned 24 on July 2, has a new Sapphic squeeze. In May she supposedly hooked up with actress Julia I. Pal-Chaudhuri, aka Indrani, now reports say that Lohan has been dating Eilat Anschel since May.

Some reports make it sound as though she’s hooked up with an Israeli commando. In Israel, military service is mandatory for men and women, so all the talk about the swaggering service member is probably exaggerated. In our house dance lessons were mandatory when I was a kid, gut nobody calls me a ballerina.

 What really sinks the cherry into the cocktail, however, is when you realize that this kind of gossip just emphasizes an issue that countless of lesbians face: Any time Lohan hangs with her girls, speculation starts that the “friend” is Lohan’s new lesbian lover.

Samantha Ronson, Lohan’s ex, reveals in an interview with The Times in the United Kingdom that reports about her were mere press fabrications, including the “fact” that she’s a dyke.

“Everyone was like, ‘Openly gay DJ Samantha Ronson…’ No! Uh, excuse me! I’m not gay! I’m an equal-opportunity player!” says Ronson. “I still go back and forth.”

 Did she really call herself  a “player?”

 Anyway, the reason she didn’t open her lips to refute the erroneous assumption about her sexuality, she says, is that, “I got called so many things by the press that ‘openly gay’ was the least of my worries at that point.”

 We’ll give her that one.

 But this reminds me of a discussion I had with tennis star Martina Navratilova awhile back (incidentally, she just won another doubles title at Wimbledon, following recent surgery for breast cancer).

 “You know, I walk into a restaurant with a woman and automatically everyone wonders, ‘well is that her girlfriend, because she’s a lesbian so they must be together,’ ” Martina lamented.

 Lohan is in talks to do a reality TV gig, so maybe we’ll get to discern between the lovers and people she just loves. Or maybe not.

 In Emmy Award news, Glee captured 19 nominations this month, including Outstanding Comedy Series, second to HBO’s The Pacific, leading the nominee list with 24.

 Speaking of 24, out actress Cherry Jones, the President of the United States the last two seasons of the 24 TV series, was missing from the nominee list because she did not submit her name.

 Apparently she didn’t care for the story arc as the series wound down its run. A respected New York thespian, Jones has packed her trunk and heads back to Broadway for a production of George Bernard Shaw’s "Mrs. Warren’s Profession" this fall.

 The 2010 Primetime Emmys air Aug. 29.


Blogger Bio: For more than a decade Laurie Schenden has covered the entertainment industry for Curve, the Los Angeles Times and Germany’s Spotlight magazine. Her cover stories for Curve magazine have included Sharon Stone, Melissa Etheridge, and the cast of The L Word. She’s also an award winning documentary filmmaker and one of the co-creators of the Laughing Matters film series, seen on Logo.