Actress Tara Reid has viciously attacked the NEW YORK POST's gossip columns for claiming she is close friends with teen star Lindsay Lohan. The blonde beauty is furious she's been associated with Lohan, who, despite being underage at 18 years old, is regularly spotted in the nightclubs of Hollywood and New York. She explains, "A tabloid reported she moved into my house and she's never even been to my house. Some article said I was a bad influence on her, because she was going out and going crazy. But Lindsay Lohan is way more wild than I was when I was her age. Don't put me with her - I don't want to be dragged into her shit."
Lindsay Lohan arrives at the "Herbie: Fully Loaded" press junket surrounded by Disney publicists, personal flacks and other members of her support network. She also shows up with a laundry list of questions that shouldn't be asked. For an 18-year-old, the number of off-limits categories is daunting. Reporters are warned that questions about her father or her recent weight-loss are verboten as are the various extracurriculars that have made her a tabloid favorite since before she could vote. Fortunately, Lohan is perfectly happy to talk about the reasons why she can't talk about so many things. "I think there's become an obsession with the celebrity status right now, just buying the tabloids and feeding into it," she sighs. "It's hard, because people who don't necessarily know me on a personal level, they're going to believe whatever they read, which is understandable. I was in New Orleans filming and they said I was in LA out until four in the morning and I was like, 'That's physically impossible; did I clone myself?'" she recalls. "I've just learned to ignore it."
Despite claiming to ignore tabloid rumors, Lohan admits that she'll read reports about herself if they happen to be in front of her. She welcomes the opportunity to set the record straight about her off-screen demeanor and the incidents she won't discuss.
I'm a very honest person and I feel like I'm very sincere and I don't take anything for granted and I feel blessed and lucky and I'm appreciative and I'm thankful," she says. "And I'm not some crazy, Tara Reid-esque party girl. I want to be in this for the long run."
Given that Reid and Lohan have been occasional sisters-in-arms on the Hollywood party circuit, it's unclear if that slap in the face represents a decision on Lohan's part to tone down or alter her image.