Lindsay Lohan gets another solid probation progress report
Lindsay Lohan received another solid progress report on January 17. In fact, Superior Court Judge Stephanie Sautner told the actress, "keep doing what you're doing."
The 25-year-old actress was in court to update the judge on the progress of meeting the requirements of her probation, which include community service and psychological counseling.
The hearing lasted a total of five minutes and Judge Sautner said Lohan completed her monthly obligation of 12 days of work at the morgue and four therapy sessions. The judge also told Lohan she is on track to complete the terms of her probation in March.
"She has done it all," Judge Sautner said.
The positive report is similar to one the actress received on December 14 after she was ordered in November to complete 12 days of community service and four psychotherapy sessions. Lohan has been on probation since she was convicted of drunken driving and cocaine possession in 2007.
She has completed five stints in jail and was earlier this year ordered to complete 480 hours of community service at a women's shelter and at a morgue as part of a sentence handed down for a misdemeanor theft charge, which had in itself constituted a violation of her probation.
Lohan's next progress report has been scheduled for February 22. She has been ordered to complete 15 days of community service and five therapy sessions by then.
A judge revoked the actress' probation in October, stating that Lohan violated it by skipping her community service appointments at the women's shelter, and sentenced her to 30 days in jail.
The actress checked into a Los Angeles jail on November 7 and spent less than five hours behind bars. A sheriff's department spokesperson had said Lohan was expected to serve a shortened sentence because she is a nonviolent offender.
The judge had told Lohan she must serve the remainder of her hours at the morgue, adding that another women's shelter refused to accept her services and said she was a "bad example" for its residents. She also ordered the actress to attend psychotherapy sessions and reinstated her' probation. Lohan began her court-mandated community service at the morgue on October 21.
Lohan's acting career has stalled amid her turmoil. The former child star, who became even more famous with the 2004 movie "Mean Girls," recently posed naked for Playboy magazine for the first time. She channels late Hollywood sex icon Marilyn Monroe in the photos, which have been leaked online.
She is featured on the cover of Playboy's January 2012 issue and talked about her personal troubles in an interview with the magazine, saying: "During the past five years, I've learned that time flies faster than you think, and because you only live once you have to learn from your mistakes, live your dreams and be accountable."