Lindsay Lohan in probation ‘home stretch,’ judge says

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Lindsay Lohan had another positive day in court Wednesday, with Judge Stephanie Sautner saying she’s in the ‘home stretch’ of a probation saga that dates to 2007.

Lohan has 14 days of community service — that’s morgue duty — and five more therapy sessions to complete before March 29, the target date the judge laid out when she finally sentenced the actress to ‘structure’ (plus a little jail time) back in November. Rather than dumping a lump sum of probation duties on Lohan as had been done in the past, Sautner laid out a structured path to be completed in monthly increments.

It seems to be working.

‘Miss Lohan, you’re in the home stretch,’ Sautner told Lohan at the Airport Courthouse, where she’d shown up with attorney Shawn Chapman Holley for a probation progress check, L.A. Now reported. ‘You seem to be getting your life back on track.’

Lohan was to fulfill her community service and therapy requirements in regular monthly chunks, the judge decided in November.


If everything’s completed by the next hearing, March 29, the remnants of Lohan’s 2007 DUI convictions will ‘go bye-bye,’ the judge said Wednesday, and her probation for misdemeanor theft in 2011 will be converted to summary probation, in which she doesn’t have to meet with a probation officer. She’d still have to avoid breaking any laws, however.

Though she’s still on the hook for five more weeks, Lohan can — with her probation officer’s permission — head to New York for a spot of work early in March. It was announced Tuesday that she’s going to host ‘Saturday Night Live’ for the first time since 2006.

Lohan’s also been cast to play a young Elizabeth Taylor in a made-for-TV flick for Lifetime, TMZ said Tuesday.

What a difference some structure makes?


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— Christie D’Zurilla
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