When asked what she sees herself in five years, the 23-year-old actress is noncommittal.
“Having my own charity, doing a film that’s nominated,” she tells me Saturday before hosting at The Pool After Dark inside Harrah’s Atlantic City. “I don’t know. I can’t decide what’s going to happen. I don’t want to know, actually. That’s the nice thing about life. It’s a bit mysterious.”
OK! HOT GALLERY: LINDSAY LOHAN HITS THE POOL AFTER DARK AT HARRAH’S ATLANTIC CITY
With her fashion line 6126 in stores now, she’s moving full-speed-ahead on her style reincarnation. She recently battled rumors that she was blacklisted from New York Fashion Week after her Emanuel Ungaro line was panned at Paris Fashion Week in October.
“I’m the first to say that in certain situations, my name will cheapen things because that’s what people have made of it,” Lindsay tells me. “Fashion is something that’s so expressive in so many ways – within film, within music, within daily life. It expresses how you feel that day and the character you’re playing. I really appreciate and respect it. It’s something that’s not only a hobby of mine, but it makes me feel good. It’s really therapeutic for me, actually – the designs.”
Her sister, Ali, 16, models in the ad campaign for 6126.
What does their relationship mean to her?
“The world,” she says. “It does.”
Being a good role model for Ali is one incentive Lindsay hopes to achieve now that she’s making an effort to help the less fortunate.
In December, the Mean Girls star traveled to India to film the BBC documentary Lindsay Lohan in India, which examines the human trafficking problem.
“It was really heartbreaking,” she says. “It was extremely intense, and very eye-opening as to what people focus on, which is who’s dating who, and the things that aren’t necessarily the most important in the world at the end of the day.”
Lindsay recently hosted a Haiti benefit at London’s Altitude 360. (In fact, she’s fresh from the UK, having been shuttled to Harrah’s Atlantic City from JFK Airport.)
“I wanted to go to Haiti, but it was too dangerous to go at the time because there were still earthquakes going on,” she says. “We decided to host a fundraiser. I’m trying to do as much as I can to help people that are in need of it rather than being self-indulgent, which is what people tend to do in this industry.”
With that, she is whisked away to a VIP cabana in the dreamlike dome of The Pool After Dark, where clubgoers strain to glimpse the starlet until the curtains are closed for privacy.
Accompanied by mom Dina (they have the same exact mannerisms – it’s wild), Lindsay chain-smokes Parliament cigarettes and downs Baccardi and vodka as Black Eyed Peas party anthem I Gotta Feeling and Lady Gaga’s Bad Romance and Poker Face play.
Although Lindsay calls it a night at 3:01 a.m., she’ll enjoy another day at Harrah’s Atlantic City, which also features poker, slot machines and table games; restaurants including Polistina’s Italian Ristorante, The Steakhouse, McCormick and Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant and Bluepoint; plus Elizabeth Arden’s Red Door Spa.
Viva La Lohan!
Here’s my pic with Dina:
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