Lindsay Lohan jets off to Morocco -- what could possibly go wrong?


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Rick: Don’t you sometimes wonder if it’s worth all this? I mean, what you’re fighting for.
Victor Laszlo: You might as well question why we breathe. If we stop breathing, we’ll die. If we stop fighting our enemies, the world will die.
Rick: Well, what of it? It’ll be out of its misery.
Victor Laszlo: You know how you sound, Mr. Blaine? Like a man who’s trying to convince himself of something he doesn’t believe in his heart.

-- ‘Casablanca’

Lindsay Lohan jetted to Morocco over the Halloween weekend -- presumably to bring in some promotional-appearance bucks -- for the Oct. 31 grand opening of the Kerzner Mazagan Beach Resort in El Jadida.


Why, that’s LiLo at left, at the event with hotel magnate Jerry Inzerillo!

Alas, rumors were already starting to bounce from website to website, reporting that Lindsay had been working and smooching and overnighting with model Petey Wrightin the days before her North Africa jaunt, and that she then made a beeline for even more smooching upon arrival in North Africa, this time with (the much older) Gerard Butler. (Please accept ‘smooching’ as code for whatever various folks say happened.) One report even had Petey traveling to Morocco as well.

Which is all really, really super-dishy delicious!

Except for the part where, as reported by Gossip Cop, the folks involved say most of it never actually happened.

Tabloid reports (like the one we’re not going to link to in the Daily Mail, which had -- gasp -- an actual picture of Lindsay posted on the same Web page as an actual picture of Gerard) might be part of the reason a Butler rep told Gossip Cop that the Gerard-and-Lindsay-sitting-in-a-tree story is ‘completely untrue,’ and that the Butler camp will be ‘taking action against these claims.’

But X17Online, one of the websites that reported the Petey and Gerard stories, isn’t buying Lindsay’s version of events. Which is fair, we suppose, because she’s not buying their version either.

Refresh our memory -- when is a photo of a person toting another person’s luggage in broad daylight Unimpeachable Proof of Scandal? Is there a weight limit on the bags? How about flying into the same country as another person?


We get so confused about the rules anymore. Which is why ...

We prefer to travel with newfangled wheeled luggage, which we can manage on our own, and we’ve managed to avoid visiting North Africa.

Because you never know when someone’s going to round up the usual suspects -- and slather it all over the Internet.

Some might tell Lindsay she should chill out, maybe do a little shopping or something, because hey, it’s just gossip -- not as if she had a gun pointed at her.

Wait, never mind -- it’s not as if she had a real gun pointed at her.

Seems that a Samantha Ronson-style Halloween might’ve been a safer move for Lindsay.

Not that Sam didn’t have some fun of her own.


-- Christie D’Zurilla