Are Lindsay Lohan and Dennis Papageorgiou mixing business with pleasure?
The actress and her business partner were photographed kissing in Athens' Bouzoukia nightclub Friday. Perhaps it was a one-time thing, as the 30-year-old Mean Girls star told her 5 million Instagram followers, "Dennis is not my boyfriend. He is my business partner and dear friend." Twenty-four hours after their lip-lock, the pair opened Lindsay Lohan Nightclub in Athens. It was, by Lohan's account, a huge success. "We did good!!!!!" she wrote on Instagram.
Who could blame Lohan for wanting to focus on the positive?
Days earlier, she made headlines for a very different reason after a 2004 conversation between Donald Trump and Howard Stern resurfaced online. While discussing the actress' appearance ("You have to like freckles," Trump said), the presidential hopeful made bold assumptions about Lohan's libido. "She's probably deeply troubled and therefore great in bed," he told the shock jock. In light of the resurfaced audio, Lohan's rep issued a statement to CNN Friday. "Right now, Lindsay is choosing to focus on the positive things happening in her life and has decided to disregard the comments made about her by Presidential nominee Donald Trump," her rep said. "She is focusing on helping children around the world in need and that's where her passion is."
Jamie Lee Curtis, who played Lohan's mother in the 2003 movie Freaky Friday, was incensed by what Trump had said about her co-star. She vented about it on Twitter, and the next night, E! News caught up with the actress at Children's Hospital Los Angeles' "Once Upon a Time" gala.
"I was appalled! I was infuriated! This is somebody I know...He spoke about somebody that I actually know and love, who's very close to me, and it infuriated me. Because what he was talking about is a young girl—a young girl who was in trouble—and he was making lewd, sexual, conquest-y remarks," she told reporters. "And I'm no prude, ladies! I'm not running for office, nor am I a prude, but what he was saying was vile, because what he was saying was he would take advantage of her in her condition, in her youth...You tell me one teenager that any of you know that hasn't had some difficulty. What he was saying was 'the troubled girl' he was making sexual boasts about. And that felt, to me, way above and beyond any of his normal, vile behavior—and it upset me!"
Curtis told E! News she reached out to Lohan, who said she appreciated the public show of support. "She and I have a wonderful relationship," the Scream Queens star explained. "She's very well. She's in Europe, and believe it or not, she opened a nightclub this evening in Athens."
—Reporting by Alli Rosenbloom