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Dina Lohan, the slinky 45-year-old mother and manager of troubled actress Lindsay Lohan, doesn’t exactly embody responsible parenting. But that didn’t stop the Long Island-based Mingling Mom organization from bestowing upon Dina its first-ever “Top Mom” award at the Carlyle on the Green club in Bethpage, New York, last night.
She exited her chauffeured car and worked the red carpet in a mid-thigh-length frock, leading onlookers to momentarily forget that it’s her daughter who’s the movie star. (In a classier move, she brought as a date her own 82-year-old mom, a delightful Chardonnay-drinking former off-Broadway actress named Ann Sullivan. Ann totally loved Lindsay in Parent Trap but skipped I Know Who Killed Me. Like America!) There was a certain, almost motherly, warmth in Dina’s voice when she talked to Radar about her daughters. “I was just watching Lindsay record a track for her third album a few days ago with Snoop Dogg,” she told us at her banquet table as dozens of other mother-daughter combos gathered around to take her photo. “Lindsay is a wonderful and loving and caring girl who is completely misunderstood. People forget that she’s only 21. I mean what were you like when you were 21?”