March 21, 2007 -- Lindsay Lohan's mother compares her booze-addled daughter to Princess Diana, warning that if the paparazzi keep chasing the young actress, she'll end up dead, too.
"Look at me," Dina Lohan said in the latest Harper's Bazaar, in which she talked about her daughter's run-ins with celebrity photographers. "Diana will happen again."
The mom also worked hard to get across another message - that she's a superstar herself - as she gushed about the glamorous life she leads thanks to her troubled daughter's celebrity.
"I'm living the American dream, and you can go . . ." she exclaimed after Harper's asked her what she would say to critics of her parenting techniques.
In the interview in the April issue, the 44-year-old Lohan described how she's more like a sister to her fire-haired daughter - going out to clubs with her and even wearing her old Prada jacket and Jimmy Choo boots.
"If you can button it and clip it when you're in your 40s, you're going out," she said as she put her hand in the air to solicit a high-five from the Harper's reporter.
Lohan vamped for the magazine in a series of sexy shots in which she showed off her freckly figure and dancer's legs in some decidedly unmatronly dresses, sipping champagne in a limousine.
From a glance, she almost could be mistaken for Lindsay.
The elder Lohan said she sometimes introduces herself as her daughter's personal assistant. She even once lied about her identity to George Clooney.
"I don't want them to know I'm her mom," she said. "It's a whole 'nother demographic. People just go dark."
She also had plenty to say about the other panty-less members of the "Bimbo Summit" - Paris Hilton and Britney Spears - who have spent many nights table-dancing and tossing back libations with her daughter.
"Some of these kids are just lost," she said.
But not so lost that we shouldn't worship them, apparently.
"They're the American dream," she also said. "They're the Trumps of the little world, these kids."
She also expressed her respect for Paris Hilton's intellect.
"Paris is a really smart girl, and she's come really far," she told Harper's. "Paris' mom was wonderfully embracing to me. You know, you can't blame parents for kids."
Lohan - a Long Island resident who had Lindsey with jail-bird daddy Michael at age 23 - also asked the public to cut song siren Britney "some slack."
"I love this kid, and I feel so badly for her because I'm a mom," she said. "The girl is a beautiful kid. She married some guy just to get out of the limelight. Cut her some slack.
"Her mother, I'm surprised she didn't come forward. I'm not gonna sit back and go, 'You're gonna trash my kid?' "
She also whined about the way the press has been treating her and her daughter, who has been in rehab and AA meetings.
"We're just so misunderstood," she said, adding that her cocktail-tippling daughter is not an alcoholic. "Noooo! She is just a 20-year-old who had to reel it in," she said, apparently forgetting that the legal drinking age is 21. "And she's from an addictive personality genetically. And in that world, they give you things like candy. Hurt your ankle? 'Let's give her something.' "