Dina Lohan Drops More Details on Lindsay’s Upcoming Reality Show

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It was a humid 84 degrees in Bridgehampton on Saturday, but that didn’t stop a crowd of people from descending upon Topping Rose House for Jill Zarin’s annual luncheon. The former Real Housewife of New York, ran around the grounds in an A-line Carolina Herrera dress, posing on the step-and-repeat, taking photos with fans, and catching up with old friends. Trying to track her down for an interview turned into a scavenger hunt.

Scattered around the lawn were tables for vendors selling everything from wine to sex toys. There was a station for guests to get a vitamin infusion, with seats in the direct line of the sun transforming the spot into an inescapable sauna-I.V. drip hybrid. Housewives from across the country flew into town for the occasion (Vicki Gunvalson of Orange County and LeeAnne Locken of Dallas), which also served as a benefit for Thyroid Cancer Research in honor of Zarin’s late husband, Bobby, who died of the disease in January.

Upon first try to flag Zarin down for a couple of questions, she sent over her daughter, Ally Shapiro, in her stead. Shapiro reflected on last year’s luncheon, when her stepfather was still struggling with cancer, but encouraged her and her mother to party on.

“He loved drinking and partying. This was the highlight of his year,” she said. “It was this time last year that we were told he wasn’t gonna make it another week, and he pushed us and he said, ‘Go to the party. Maybe I won’t be here when you come back, but go.’”

Shapiro, who now lives in London while she works on her master’s degree, admits that she can’t watch old episodes of Real Housewives, which showed her as 14-year-old struggling to get close to her stepfather. “You want to think that it’s like a home movie, but it’s not. That’s not what our relationship was like,” she said, adding that the reruns play constantly in the U.K. “I’m walking down the street and someone’s like, ‘Oh my God, I just saw you trying on a prom dress!’”

She also said that her mother is dabbling with dating, specifically with a man she plays tennis with. “It’s fun, and I live in London so it’s good for her to have a distraction.”

Dina Lohan, dressed in a metallic green blazer and shorts set and a pair of oversized aviators, arrived fashionably late to the affair, but was immediately greeted by hoards of people trying to chat her up or get a photo. Eventually secured in the same spot for more than a few seconds, she was willing to talk about her daughter Lindsay’s upcoming project for MTV, a Vanderpump Rules–inspired reality show that follows Lindsay and the employees of her new Lohan Beach Club. Bunim/Murray Productions is producing the series, the same company that produced Lohan’s E! reality show Living Lohan a decade ago.

“These kids were like, babies, and now they’re running the show,” she said of the crew. “They lived in my house! And now they’re all corporate. . . . We’re home. It’s cyclical, you know.”

Lohan also revealed that the upcoming series is a bit of a family affair with Lindsay’s younger sister, 24-year-old Ali, providing the theme song.

A friend of Lohan’s interjected, asking if Ali, like her older sister over a decade ago, had moved out to L.A. for work.

“She’s in New York with me,” the matriarch answered. “I keep them close! I’m not going to lose someone to L.A., no. Not again!”

Finally, the woman of the hour managed to stop and take a breath. While Zarin may no longer be a Bravo housewife, she still knows how to schmooze like one. She’s been keeping up with the latest season of the show here and there, and even received a good-luck message from Luann de Lesseps, who checked into rehab earlier in the month, wishing her good luck on the event. Having brought me up to speed, Zarin closed our conversation with a plug for her new line of “pet-proof, gorgeous, and inexpensive” rugs, aptly titled Jill Zarin Rugs. Because once a housewife, always a housewife.

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Full ScreenPhotos:The Evolution of Off-Duty-Actress Style
Marlene Dietrich (1933)

Marlene Dietrich (1933)

Known for her androgynous style, Dietrich walked the streets of Hollywood in her preferred pants and a jacket. She discussed her fashion sense with the Observer in 1960, “If I dressed for myself I wouldn’t bother at all. Clothes bore me. I’d wear jeans. I adore jeans. I get them in a public store—men’s, of course; I can’t wear women’s trousers. But I dress for the profession. I get my clothes in Hollywood and Paris, and if I can’t come to Paris, I wait.”

Photo: From Bettmann/Getty Images.

Bette Davis (1936)

Bette Davis (1936)

Walking on the streets of London in a tailored dress, gloves, and pillbox hat.

Photo: From Popperfoto/Getty Images.

Audrey Hepburn (c. 1950)

Audrey Hepburn (c. 1950)

As a woman who once said, “I believe in overdressing,” Hepburn’s polished look while walking her dog in Rome seems fitting.

Photo: From RDA/Hulton Archive/Getty Images.

Lucille Ball (1950)

Lucille Ball (1950)

Lucille Ball dressed in pearls and polka dots for one of her favorite pastimes: visiting the Del Mar racetrack.

Photo: From Pictorial Parade/Archive Photos/Getty Images.

Emma Stone (2013)

Emma Stone (2013)

Emma Stone manages to look effortlessly cool, a far cry from the looks of Old Hollywood, with her skinny jeans and oversized scarf.

Photo: By Alo Ceballos/FilmMagic/Getty Images.

Zendaya (2015)

Zendaya (2015)

As we entered the age of social media, photo ops become a way to show off just how good one’s personal style is. Fashion in Hollywood is no longer dictated by red carpets, but also by everyday, off-duty looks that celebrities show the world on Instagram. Zendaya, who very quickly became a star on the red carpet for her daring looks, shows off how a cropped sweatshirt and distressed jeans (along with full-on glam) can look put together.

Photo: By Keith Johnson/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images/Getty Images.

Blake Lively (2016)

Blake Lively (2016)

Blake Lively, another effortlessly chic actress when it comes to street style, has found a balance between the head-to-toe tailoring of the 1950s and simplicity of 1990s with slim leather pants, a printed coat, and a small statement bag.

Photo: By Raymond Hall/GC Images/Getty Images.

Marlene Dietrich (1933)

Marlene Dietrich (1933)

Known for her androgynous style, Dietrich walked the streets of Hollywood in her preferred pants and a jacket. She discussed her fashion sense with the Observer in 1960, “If I dressed for myself I wouldn’t bother at all. Clothes bore me. I’d wear jeans. I adore jeans. I get them in a public store—men’s, of course; I can’t wear women’s trousers. But I dress for the profession. I get my clothes in Hollywood and Paris, and if I can’t come to Paris, I wait.”

From Bettmann/Getty Images.

Bette Davis (1936)

Bette Davis (1936)

Walking on the streets of London in a tailored dress, gloves, and pillbox hat.

From Popperfoto/Getty Images.

Audrey Hepburn (c. 1950)

Audrey Hepburn (c. 1950)

As a woman who once said, “I believe in overdressing,” Hepburn’s polished look while walking her dog in Rome seems fitting.

From RDA/Hulton Archive/Getty Images.

Lucille Ball (1950)

Lucille Ball (1950)

Lucille Ball dressed in pearls and polka dots for one of her favorite pastimes: visiting the Del Mar racetrack.

From Pictorial Parade/Archive Photos/Getty Images.

Jane Fonda (1975)

Jane Fonda (1975)

Jane Fonda took advantage of 70s fashion, wearing a newsboy cap and pair of trousers while spending time with her family.

By George Rose/Hulton Archive/Getty Images.

Carrie Fisher (1977)

Carrie Fisher (1977)

The hats continue with Carrie Fisher at Lorna Luft’s 25th-birthday party in New York.

By Ron Galella/Getty Images.

Jessica Lange (1984)

Jessica Lange (1984)

Showing one extreme of Hollywood style in the 80s, Jessica Lange wears a crisp white dress with oversized sunglasses while out with Sam Shepard.

By Ron Galella/Getty Images.

Cher (1985)

Cher (1985)

Then there’s the other extreme, as presented by Cher in an over-the-top wig and leather jacket.

By Ron Galella/Getty Images.

Meryl Streep (1986)

Meryl Streep (1986)

Meryl Streep goes for an oversized jacket and a pair of aviators at LAX Airport, as Hollywood’s off-duty style becomes more subdued.

By Barry King/WireImage/Getty Images.

Julia Roberts (1990)

Julia Roberts (1990)

Julia Roberts joined Kiefer Sutherland at a birthday party, wearing a dress that could have been plucked from Elaine Benes’s closet.

By Ron Galella/Getty Images.

Meg Ryan (1992)

Meg Ryan (1992)

During the grunge-era of the 90s, Meg Ryan opted for an oversized sweater and baggy pants while taking her son on a walk.

By Mitchell Gerber/Corbis/Getty Images.

Gwyneth Paltrow (1999)

Gwyneth Paltrow (1999)

Gwyneth Paltrow went ultra-simple in a strapless gray top and black pencil skirt.

By Evan Agostini/Hulton Archive/Getty Images.

Halle Berry (2001)

Halle Berry (2001)

The simplicity of the starlets’ 90s style disappeared by the early 2000s, as seen by Halle Berry wearing leather pants and a mesh top while out at a party in L.A.

By J.P. Aussenard/WireImage/Getty Images.

Lindsay Lohan (2004)

Lindsay Lohan (2004)

A young Lindsay Lohan pairs her fur jacket with light-wash jeans, knee-high boots, and a cropped zip-up hoodie. This is 2004 in a single image.

By Arnaldo Magnani/Getty Images.

Sarah Jessica Parker (2009)

Sarah Jessica Parker (2009)

Sarah Jessica Parker shows off a new wave of off-duty style. The try-but-don’t-make-it-look-like-you’re-trying ensemble featuring a black blazer, simple jeans, and a pink bag for a pop of color.

By Jeffrey Ufberg/WireImage/Getty Images.

Emma Stone (2013)

Emma Stone (2013)

Emma Stone manages to look effortlessly cool, a far cry from the looks of Old Hollywood, with her skinny jeans and oversized scarf.

By Alo Ceballos/FilmMagic/Getty Images.

Zendaya (2015)

Zendaya (2015)

As we entered the age of social media, photo ops become a way to show off just how good one’s personal style is. Fashion in Hollywood is no longer dictated by red carpets, but also by everyday, off-duty looks that celebrities show the world on Instagram. Zendaya, who very quickly became a star on the red carpet for her daring looks, shows off how a cropped sweatshirt and distressed jeans (along with full-on glam) can look put together.

By Keith Johnson/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images/Getty Images.

Blake Lively (2016)

Blake Lively (2016)

Blake Lively, another effortlessly chic actress when it comes to street style, has found a balance between the head-to-toe tailoring of the 1950s and simplicity of 1990s with slim leather pants, a printed coat, and a small statement bag.

By Raymond Hall/GC Images/Getty Images.





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