Living Lohan

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Living Lohan
Living Lohan.jpg
Living Lohan opening title.
Genre Reality
Created by Phil Maloof
Mary-Ellis Bunim
Jonathan Murray
Developed by Mary-Ellis Bunim
Jonathan Murray
Starring Dina Lohan
Ali Lohan
Cody Lohan
Ann "Nana" Sullivan
Michael Lohan, Jr.
Alexis Armonas
Jeremy Greene
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 9
Production
Executive producer(s) Andrew Jameson
Jeff Jenkins
Laura Korkoian
Phil Maloof
Jonathan Murray
Gavin Maloof
Dina Lohan
Location(s) North Merrick, NY
Long Island, NY
Las Vegas, NV
Camera setup Single camera
Running time 22 min approx
Production company(s) Maloof Television
Bunim/Murray Productions
Broadcast
Original channel E!
Picture format 16:9 HD[1]
Original run May 26, 2008 – July 27, 2008
External links
Website

Living Lohan is an American reality television series that debuted on E! on May 26, 2008.[2] The series aired for a total of nine episodes, ending its run on July 27, 2008.

Synopsis[edit]

The program documents the daily lives of actress/singer Lindsay Lohan's family, with most of the focus on manager/mother Dina and younger sister Ali's attempt to break into show business. Also appearing are brother Cody, grandmother Ann "Nana" Sullivan, who is Dina's mother and a former radio actress, and Jeremy Greene, a music producer helping Ali with her debut album. Lindsay Lohan did not participate in the series.

According to Dina Lohan, the series did not air a second season because producers "wanted us to do these crazy things, like my son cheating on his girlfriend, me faking a pregnancy. I was like, 'No, no, no! They had ideas that weren't conducive to our ideas."[3]

Critical reception[edit]

Gillian Flynn of Entertainment Weekly graded the show F and commented, "The irritation turned to repulsion around the first minute ... Dina snipes about the paparazzi's invasion of privacy, but thanks to her, there's not much left to invade." [4]

Troy Patterson of Slate magazine said, "The show is crisply edited and tangily ironic without pushing its points too hard .... Living Lohan is not just a symptom of cultural decay but an active agent of it, commodifying the very youth and soul of Ali Lohan—younger sister of poor little Lindsay ... Living Lohan' is one big exploitative mess." [5]

Mark A. Perigard of the Boston Herald graded the show D and said, "Living Lohan scrapes the bottom of the stupidity barrel." [6]

Brian Lowry of Variety said, "It's a tedious exercise, joining E!'s Keeping Up with the Kardashians in the realm of mother-daughter bonding experiences, with limited appeal beyond, perhaps appropriately, those pesky tabloids for which the featured "talent" profess disdain ... The show at times provides unintended comedy, representing E!'s best hope of transforming Living Lohan into a guilty pleasure, if not for the reasons Dina (who doubles as a producer) would doubtless like ... the most salient aspect of the series is that it's profoundly boring, wringing out sprinkles of drama as best it can." [7]

While on Live with Regis and Kelly, Anderson Cooper bashed the show during the opening segment of the chat show. Kelly Ripa proceeds to show Cooper what the show is about. Video of Cooper's comments was placed in the "Top 20 Best Clips of the Year" by The Soup.

"I cannot believe I'm wasting a minute of my life watching these horrific people" – Anderson Cooper

Episode list[edit]

Episode Original airdate Synopsis
"Mommy Will Fix It" May 26, 2008 Dina reads the tabloids about her daughters Lindsay and Ali; Ali and her new music producer, Jeremy Greene, talk about how to approach her new album; Dina reads an article that said there is a sex tape of Lindsay on the internet; Jeremy causes controversy over an interview; its announced that Ali will record her new album at The Palms Casino in Las Vegas, which is owned by Gavin and Phil Maloof, executive producers of Living Lohan.
"Burning Down the House" June 1, 2008 Dina and Ali accuse Jeremy of being less than truthful during an interview; Dina makes a guest appearance at the anniversary party of Boulevard Magazine, in which she was featured in October 2006. Beginning with this episode, the series moved to its normal Sunday night timeslot.
"Mean Girls" June 8, 2008 After Ali gets harassed at school, Dina takes her to an IMPACT meeting; Dina coaches Ali on how to handle reporters in preparation for her Access Hollywood interview.
"Like Mother, Like Daughter" June 15, 2008 Ali wants a puppy to take care of on her own while they own 3 dogs and are dog sitting Lindsay's 2 dogs. She demands for another, so Dina tells that she can't have one, but at end she, gets what she wants ; Michael Jr. comes home from college with his girlfriend, and when she wants to leave early, it leads to an argument.
"Grandma Won't Budge" June 22, 2008 As the family begins to move to Las Vegas, so Ali can jump-start her recording career, Nana begins to tell why she doesn't want to move. Michael Jr. fixes his issues with Nina.
"Moving to Las Vegas!" June 29, 2008 The Lohan family moves to Las Vegas so Ali can begin recording her new album. Ali has trouble on her first day of recording. Cody and Dina spend some one-on-one time together.
"The Billionaire Babysitters" July 13, 2008 Ali comes to a decision that she doesn't want to collaborate with Jeremy on her new album.
"Show Girls" July 20, 2008 Dina meets choreographer, Jonnis [8] and performs at The Palms; Ali completes her album and the family returns home.
"Acting Up" July 27, 2008 While Cody and Nina battle it out for Michael's affection, Ali is faced with the challenging task of auditioning for the producers of a Hollywood film.[9]

DVD releases[edit]

The show was released on DVD in Australia by Shock Records on March 28, 2009.[10]

All the Way Around[edit]

"All the Way Around"
Single by Ali Lohan
from the album Interpersonal
Released July 14, 2008[11]
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded 2008
Genre Pop, R&B
Length 3:43
Label Interscope Records
Writer(s) Kara DioGuardi
Producer(s) Emanuel "Eman" Kiriakou
Ali Lohan singles chronology
"Christmas Magic" / "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree
(2006)
"All the Way Around"
(2008)

"All the Way Around" is a single performed by American pop recording artist Ali Lohan. The song was showing during the "Show Girls" episode, even though snippets of the song were played throughout the run of the series. It was released digitally on July 14, 2008.[12] "All the Way Around" reached #75 on the Hot Digital Songs chart.[13]

Background[edit]

The single, which was recorded in Las Vegas and Los Angeles, was produced by Emanuel "Eman" Kiriakou and written by Kara DioGuardi. This was the first single to be released through upstart Maloof Music and distributed through Interscope Records.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
US Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles[14][15] 11

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
United States July 14, 2008[11] CD single, digital download Maloof Music / Interscope Records
Worldwide Interscope Records

Trivia[edit]

  • The show was parodied on the show Robot Chicken in the episode, "I Love Her".

References[edit]

  1. ^ Winslow, George (13 October 2008). Special Report. "Comcast's Big Bang". Multichannel News 29 (40): 20. Retrieved 29 Jun 2010. 
  2. ^ "Series focuses on life of Ali Lohan". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 12 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Dina Lohan: reality show producers wanted me to fake a pregnancy!". lifeandstylemag.com. 2009-07-01. Retrieved 2009-07-15. 
  4. ^ Entertainment Weekly review
  5. ^ Slate Magazine
  6. ^ Boston Herald review
  7. ^ Variety review
  8. ^ [1]
  9. ^ "Whoops! Ali Lohan met with porn producer". MSNBC. Retrieved 12 December 2012. 
  10. ^ "Living Lohan: Series 1". Shock Records. Retrieved 2 April 2010. 
  11. ^ a b "All the Way Around - Ali Lohan". Itunes.apple.com. 2010-06-29. Retrieved 2011-02-11. 
  12. ^ People.com
  13. ^ Javascript object from Billboard's internal database, Billboard.com
  14. ^ "Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles Chart Listing For The Week Of Aug 02 2008". Billboad. 2010-06-29. Retrieved 2011-02-11. 
  15. ^ "Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles: Ali Lohan". alianalohan.org. August 17, 2011. Retrieved August 17, 2011. 

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