According to Digital Spy, Lindsay Lohan (of whom are mom asks, "What’s up with this Linda Loman character, anyways?") is looking to buy an apartment in The Dakota with her lady friend Samantha Ronson. The Dakota is the building that John Lennon lived in with Yoko Ono; in front of which he was shot by Mark David Chapman. It has a notoriously stingy co-op board* who once allegedly turned down Madonna's attempt to buy a flat there as well as Billy Joel and Gene Simmons. Which leads us to believe 1 of 5 scenarios:
- Musicians from the 70s and 80s were way more bad ass than this generation of stars today of which Lindsay Lohan is reportedly a 'wild child.'
- Madonna, Billy Joel, and Gene Simmons were not turned down by the board, they didn't want to live in that old Landmark anyways.
- Lindsay Lohan has not purchased a penthouse home in The Dakota.
- The co-op would really prefer to avoid some sort of sexual preference discrimination lawsuit.
- The co-op board no longer gets out much and doesn't know who the hell this sweet, freckly girl and her tomboy pal are.
There is an outside chance that all of those or none of them are true. But the rumor goes on to say that they're going to drop like $5 million on this place. Which leads us to ask: Where did Lindsay Lohan get $5 million? Yes, she's been making movies for 10 years but her IMDB list is not that long and we don't know who's buying her album. And it seems like she's always up in the Chateau Marmont. But Then we found out that her 11 featured films have grossed about $430 million, so we'll cork it (Freaky Friday made $110 million before DVD sales). Plus Samantha Ronson comes from some money and probably pulls in her fair share. This seems like something that the New York Post's Page Six will have on lock by the day after tomorrow.
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*Note: New York Co-op boards are notoriously difficult to deal with. The co-op is a partnership in which all of the residents own a portion of the building, contribute to upkeep, and decide who gets to live there. More than it being about noisiness or whatever, co-ops deny membership in the name of property value and the perceived ability to pay one's own way. Condos are similar in that the residents own their unit and pay fees toward the maintenance of the building. The taxes, to our knowledge, are a little different too.