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Pop Tart Parents Need a Time Out

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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COUGAR UNLEASHED Dina Lohan

It's been a pretty tough year for the parents of celebrity youth. From Joe Simpson commenting on his daughter's D-cups to Dina Lohan courting glossy profiles and doing red carpet interviews for LiLo's movie premieres, the grown-ups in L.A. are making valiant attempts to outshine their offspring—and it hasn't been pretty. Given Dina's plethora of press mentions since Lindsay's recent arrest and the fact that she is currently involved in a very public divorce trial (and not afraid to talk about it), we decided to call some of our most trusted publicity advisers to ask what can be done about the parental problem in Hollywood.

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This week, we spoke to two New York heavy-hitters who chose to remain nameless (they represent, or have represented some of the parents in question), but agreed with us that something needs to be done about the adults who want to ride their children's coattails all the way to fametown. Poptart parents, you're in the PR/ER!

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