Let the LL sober stories begin. Someone is clearly trying to inform us that Lindsay is not the same underage drinking party girl she has been in the past. We call it image damage control, but her skipping out on the VMAs is a sign that she may not care as much to be at every party. Here she is with Harry leaving Rachel Zoe's birthday at Social nightclub. Page Six reports more on LL's new sober nights:

BILLION-heir Harry Morton is trying his best to save Lindsay Lohan from herself - and it looks like he's doing a good job. "Harry has told her not to drink so much and is trying to calm her down," said our spy. Lohan was scheduled to hit town for the MTV Video Music Awards festivities this week, but called friends at the last minute and told them, "I don't need to be there." Our insider added, "Harry told her not to go." Morton is also trying to get Lohan to calm down by buying her a dog. Not that Lohan isn't going out in L.A. - she's just always supervised by either Morton, who doesn't drink or do drugs, or her new best friend, Samantha Ronson, who is also sober. Lohan is also taking up Ronson's hobby of deejaying. She hopped behind the DJ booth at Entertainment Weekly's pre-Emmy party on Saturday night at Republic and re mained sober throughout the night. "She tried to order a drink, but they carded her . . . she was the last to leave the party," said our source. Lohan's rep, Leslie Sloane Zelnik, declined to comment.

If it's true then kudos to LL. She needs to rest from all her partying. Lots more pics so