LiLo lawyers say Fox report was a low blow

ASSOCIATED PRESS Just when you think there's nothing you can't say about Lindsay Lohan and her mom, Fox News went and said it.
ASSOCIATED PRESS Just when you think there's nothing you can't say about Lindsay Lohan and her mom, Fox News went and said it.
Posted: February 21, 2014

THERE'S a line as far as Lindsay Lohan is concerned, and Fox News has apparently crossed it, her lawyers said in a letter to the "Fair & Balanced" channel.

Earlier this month, Fox News guest commentator Michelle Fields claimed on Sean Hannity's show that the troubled actress and her mother, Dina Lohan, were doing cocaine together, according to the letter written by LiLo's lawyer Mark Heller and reported by RadarOnline.com.

"On February 4, 2014, the Fox News Channel broadcasted a blatantly false, malicious, defamatory and reckless statement on the program entitled 'Great American Panel' hosted by Sean Hannity," Heller wrote.

Fields "inappropriately and shockingly stated, unequivocally and as a matter of fact, that 'Lindsay Lohan's mom is doing cocaine with her,' " wrote Heller, who called the statement "false."

The clip was later "repeated and amplified" online, Heller claimed, "thereby causing further and additional damage."

Lohan's lawyer demanded that Fox News publish and air an apology and retraction as well as the removal of an associated blog post.

Hoffman's last wish

The late actor-director Philip Seymour Hoffman's will was filed yesterday in Manhattan with a specific request: That his eldest son be raised in one of three cities not named Philadelphia.

"It is my strong desire . . . that my son, Cooper Hoffman, be raised and reside in or near the borough of Manhattan . . . or Chicago, Illinois, or San Francisco, California," Hoffman says in the 13-page document filed in Surrogate's Court.

Hoffman signed the will 10 years ago, when Cooper was 1, and explained, "The purpose of this request is so that my son will be exposed to the culture, arts and architecture that such cities offer," according to the document. Although his daughters Tallulah, 7, and Willa, 5, weren't born until later, Temporary Tattle bets the same request extends to them.

The Oscar winner left his fortune to Mimi O'Donnell, his longtime companion and mother of the three children.

Good-bye, Baby Rex

Days after his wife, actress Shayne Lamas, suffered a miscarriage, blogger Nik Richie told TMZ.com yesterday that he held the baby boy and named him Rex Jagger Lamas-Richie.

Nik said he always wanted a son named Rex.

The Jagger part? Yep, Nik's a Mick Jagger fan.

Apparently a hospital social worker and someone with a religious affiliation approached Richie to ask if he wanted to know the baby's gender. They also asked if he wanted to view "the beautiful son" for some closure. Richie held his son while they prayed.

Then, as if the day wasn't already horrific, the hospital officials asked Richie to name his son for the birth certificate.

Scout's honor

Harper Lee, the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel To Kill a Mockingbird, settled a federal lawsuit against a museum in her Alabama hometown, according to a motion filed Tuesday in federal court in Mobile.

Lee alleged that the Monroe County Heritage Museum, in Monroeville, had sold souvenirs featuring her name and the novel's title, according to court documents.

She didn't get squat from the sales.

There were no details on the settlement in the filed document, and a museum lawyer declined to comment yesterday.

Lee's lawyer didn't immediately return a message seeking comment from the Associated Press.

TATTBITS

* Former "Office" actor John Krasinski and wife, British actress Emily Blunt, welcomed their first daughter, Hazel, he tweeted over the weekend.

* Cee Lo Green told Ellen DeGeneres on her show yesterday that he's leaving his four-year gig on "The Voice," saying, "I don't want to wear out my welcome there."

* The Divine Miss M, a/k/a Bette Midler, will make her Oscars performance debut at the ceremony next month.

* Funnywoman Joan Rivers flipped the bird to Jay Leno during an interview with "Inside Edition" after her appearance on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon."

Her 30-year ban from the show now lifted, she said, "The f---ing curse is gone. . . . I'm still here and [Leno is] going to be selling cars."

Daily News TV critic Ellen Gray, the Associated Press and Deadline.com contributed to this report.


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