LiLo’s handlers `advising her to steer clear of ex Samantha Ronson`

New York: Lindsay Lohan’s handlers are urging her to stay away from ex-girlfriend Samantha Ronson while the troubled actress is shooting Lifetime biopic about Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton ‘Liz ‘n’ Dick’. The well wishers of the 25-year-old want the press to focus on her work and not her tumultuous personal life.

“They don’t want Lindsay and Sam hanging around each other — even just as friends,” a leading daily has quoted an insider as saying.

The insider explained that the media coverage of their relationship amounts to “too much poorly directed publicity right now.”

The women, who made headlines when they dated on-and-off from 2007 until a rough break-up in 2009, revived the media’s interest in their relationship when they were spotted leaving Le Baron nightclub in Chinatown on May 2.

Although their flirtatious body language that night fuelled speculation that they were back together, but the insider insists that Lohan and Ronson are “just friends.”

But those close to Lohan consider the 34-year-old Ronson a good influence on the ‘Herbie: Fully Loaded’ actress, who has been to rehab six times.

The source explained, however, that now is the time for Lohan and the media “to be focusing on her work — and not who she is seen out with.” The insider added that Lohan needed to remain as “low-key” as possible.

Lohan does not exactly have a reputation for following the rule, but she seems to be taking the advice of her advisers for now. On Wednesday, Lohan made a brief, flashbulb-filled appearance at the A&E Television Networks 2012 Upfront presentation at Lincoln Center, to promote ‘Liz & Dick’.

That same night Ronson was deejaying at Cipriani Wall Street for the Joyful Heart Foundation’s Revolution Gala, where Mariska Hargitay, Glenn Close and Hilary Swank were in attendance. Lohan and Ronson seem to have maintained their distance, as they weren’t spotted together at any of their usual late-night hangouts afterwards.

The following night, they were both seen at the Dream Downtown hotel in the Meatpacking District, although at different times. Lohan stopped by the opening of Comingo Zapatta ‘s ‘Life is a Dream’ exhibit at the hotel’s VC Gallery, but left before Ronson arrived at the Electric Room nightclub there around midnight to meet up with her fashion designer sister Charlotte Ronson.


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