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EXCLUSIVE: LINDSAY LOHAN TO DROP LAST NAME .

Diddy did it. So did Madonna  and Prince, and now you can add Lindsay Lohan  to the list of celebrities who are opting for a single moniker, with the troubled star’s mom, Dina, confirming to me that Lindsay plans to remove “Lohan” from her official name.

“Lindsay is dropping the Lohan and just going by Lindsay,” Dina said . “Plus, me and [younger daughter] Ali will be officially changing our last names back to my maiden name, Sullivan.”

Lindsay had been thinking about dropping her surname for some time but at first thought no one would know who she was. It was only after the infamous Super Bowl E-trade advertisement referring to a baby as “that milkaholic Lindsay,” that the actress knew she no longer needed it.

“So many of the greatest people in showbiz are known by just their first name. Look at Oprah and Beyonce. Now you can add Lindsay to that list,” a family friend tells me. “And it’s a way for them all to start over. No one in the family want anything to do with Lindsay’s father [Michael Lohan] anymore and that includes sharing a last name.”

The name “Lohan” is Irish, and Lindsay can trace her roots back to County Cork, as can the “Sullivan” family, according to Irish Central . She also has some Italian heritage as well.

Michael responded with a clear denial later Friday during a visit to Jane Velez-Mitchell’s hit HLN show. “I don’t think it’s true at all,” he said. “I would never imagine any of my kids changing their name, especially Lindsay.”

Sure thing, Mike! I hope this will be the fresh beginning that the “family formally know as Lohan” so desperately needs!

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