Lindsay Lohan avoided a trial today by pleading no contest in her jewelry theft case. What cam out during the court proceedings today? Lindsay failed an alcohol test in February – one month after being released for the Betty Ford Clinic.
Lindsay’s probation report was released today after her no contest plea was entered.
Remember that whole incident with Lindsay getting into a fight with a rehab employee after she got caught sneaking out of the facility? Turns out she DID drink that night. Interviews with local police and restaurant and club employees confirmed the suspicion.
“The probation officer believes that substance abuse is the root of the defendant’s problems,” the report said but Judge Stephanie Sautner disagreed and ordered Lohan to psychological counseling instead of more rehab. The actress will no longer be randomly tested for drug and alcohol use.
This does not impact the 120-day jail sentence that Sautner laid down on April 22 when she determined Lohan did violate her 2007 probation from a DUI arrest. She will likely serve a fraction of the sentence due to jail overcrowding and may even be placed on house arrest.
The ‘Mean Girls’ star is looking to get back to work on her comeback and was recently cast to play the wife of John Gotti Jr. in ‘Gotti: Three Generations,’ a biopic of the crime family. The film is scheduled to begin production later this year in New York.
Lindsay Lohan will not get jail time in her necklace theft trial, after pleading no contest to misdemeanor theft.
Lindsay wasn’t present in court today, her lawyer, Shawn Holley entered the plea for her.
Judge Stephanie Sautner said during the hearing, she doesn’t believe Lindsay’s problem is substance abuse, but rather her problems are more deeply rooted and she is self-medicating to relieve those problems. As a result, Judge Sautner is not requiring Lindsay to undergo substance abuse counseling.
Lindsay will not get additional time for the theft. She will be required to serve 120 days for her probation violation, and we’ve learned the Sheriff’s Department may allow Lindsay to do the time at home, with an electronic monitoring device.
In reality, the 120 days will amount to 14 days. But during that time, Lindsay cannot leave her home, even to do community service.
Lindsay must complete psychological counseling and a shoplifters alternative class — seriously.
Once Lindsay completes her 480 hours of community service, her probation in the DUI case will terminate, but Lindsay is now on 3 years probation for the theft — so if she screws up again, she’s screwed.
What do you think about the Judge’s opinion on Lindsay’s substance abuse problems. Do you think Lindsay has a substance abuse problem – or do you side with the judge, and think there are deeper problems?
Are you over all this Lindsay crap? I am! Three years of probation? Can she stay out of trouble for three years? While I hope so – man, I have my doubts.
Lindsay Lohan and Michael Trevino pose as vampires in these new photos – shot by Tyler Shields (of course). Here’s what Tyler had to say about the shoot!
Lindsay and I had been wanting to do this vampire shoot for a while and it came together in perfect time for my gallery, Trevino just happened to be in town it was all meant to be! What can I say Lindsay she takes it to another level the way she works is incredible she killed it and she killed Trevino who also I had only met twice before this but what an amazing guy I cant say enough about how great he was in this he left my house bruised and bleeding and loved every moment of it!
I found these pictures on The Mail, and I think Lindsay actually looks pretty darn good. For whatever reason, she does look good in print. (Photoshop maybe?)
Lindsay WILL be part of the upcoming Gotti movie – and John Travolta already has his Xenu hooks in her. It was revealed this morning that the actor has taken Linds under his wings – and wants scientology to fix all that ails her. Good luck with that.
John Travolta has introduced Lindsay Lohan to Scientology while Lindsay was in talks to star in ‘Gotti: Three Generations’.
The 57-year-old actor, who is probably the most prominent scientology follower (next to Tom Cruise) has recommended that the troubled actress should give the “religion” a shot, in order to help get her life back on track.
It’s reported that John gave Lindsay this helpful advice after the two signed on to play lead roles in the new mobster movie. John allegedly told producers he was taking Lindsay “under his wing”.
An insider told the National Enquirer magazine: “Even though producers were hesitant to hire Lindsay because of her troubled past. Travolta assured them he’d take her under his wing.
“He feels confident he’ll be able to keep her on the straight and narrow, now and forever.”
Lindsay who is to begin court-ordered community service next week has reportedly promised John she will attend a Church of Scientology induction course.
The source added: “John introduced Lindsay to one of the church’s top counsellors and even though she’s been cast in a new role and won’t play the star’s daughter in the flick she’s assured him she’ll still attend the series of induction classes that will make her a Scientologist.”
Lindsay Lohan was snapped leaving Women’s Center yesterday after serving part of her court-ordered community service.
Looks like the troubled actress forgot her bra!
Lindsay has been required to complete at total of 480 hours of community service for her probation violation sentence. She reportedly isn’t set to report to Downtown Women’s Center until Wednesday, maybe she’s getting a head start?
When Lindsay faces the judge again as early as next week – she will be pleading no contest to the misdemeanor theft charges.
Lindsay has already been sentenced to 120 days in jail for the probation violation, along with 480 hours of community service. Sources tell TMZ Lindsay and her lawyer are banking on Judge Sautner not adding additional time on the theft charge. In other words, when Lindsay serves her 120-day sentence, that would be the end of it. And sources familiar with the case say that would be a routine disposition.
L.A. County Sheriff’s spokesperson Steve Whitmore tells TMZ his rough calculation is that Lindsay would serve three weeks, although there are variables to that.
TMZ is also told the L.A. County District Attorney is inclined to give the case to the L.A. City Attorney, since the D.A. typically prosecutes felonies and the case is now a misdemeanor. But now that Lindsay will plead no contest, it doesn’t make a lot of sense for the D.A. to kick the case to the City Attorney.
In case you didn’t know, LiLo is scheduled to do community service hours at Los Angeles’ Downtown Women’s Center… and the center’s theater program wants her!
A rep for L.A.’s Downtown Women’s Center — an organization for nearby homeless women — tells TMZ, the theater workshop is extremely interested in having Lindsay contribute her talents when she kicks off her 360 hours of community service this week.
The workshop is called D.I.V.A.S — which stands for Dames Investing in Very Authentic Storytelling — and it consists of approximately 15 women who meet two hours a week … to learn how to express themselves through writing, performing, and the spoken word.
Lindsay hasn’t been assigned to a particular workshop … yet –but we’re told she loves the idea of working with the D.I.V.A.S. program … and thinks it’s “a perfect fit for her community service.”