Roman Polanski has to show up -- Jake Harris and Lindsay Lohan too

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So sorry to lump Jake Harris and Lindsay Lohan in with Roman Polanski, but a theme’s a theme, and today the theme is ‘showing up for the law.’

A California appeals court judge on Thursday told Polanski -- remotely, of course -- that yes, he really does have to show up in person to be sentenced for having unlawful sex with a 13-year-old in 1977. The decision affirmed a lower court’s ruling, of which there have been many, on various legal points.

This may be the decision that clarifies things for the Swiss government, which has been holding up on ordering Polanski to sashay away from his chalet. Can you say ‘extradition’?

Meanwhile, back in the real world, a bench warrant was issued for Harris’ arrest after he missed a Wednesday morning pre-trial court appearance in Seattle. However, the ‘Deadliest Catch’ kiddo ...


... showed up Thursday and, through his lawyer, apologized for the gaffe, KOMO News reports. Seems someone thought the appointment was set for Wednesday afternoon. The judge was cool with that explanation, rescheduled the appearance and warned Harris not to get behind the wheel. Harris’ license is suspended while he faces reckless driving charges.

As for Lohan, she’s got a third chance May 4 to show up for a deposition related to a civil case after skipping her second on Wednesday. After showing up late to the first meeting and then leaving because of a schedule conflict, she either went shopping, or to traffic school, or both. The lawsuit was filed by passengers in an SUV she was driving when she was arrested for DUI in 2007.

However, LiLo’s facing nothing more than a little police questioning so far, E! News reports, regarding a friend’s missing Rolex.

-- Christie D’Zurilla

Photo credits, from left: Roberto Pfeil / Associated Press; Blair Bunting / Discovery Channel via Getty Images; Jason Merritt / Getty Images.

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