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This just in...: Lindsay Lohan sentenced to 90 days in jail

Lindsay Lohan attends a probation revocation hearing at the Beverly Hills Courthouse on July 6, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (David McNew/Getty Images)

Lindsay Lohan is headed to jail for 90 days for violating terms of probation in her 2007 drug case.

In the hearing Tuesday, Judge Marsha Revel threw out the results of the alcohol detection ankle bracelet but considered the nine court-ordered alcohol education classes Lohan skipped. "It's like someone who cheats but doesn't think it's cheating if they don't get caught," Revel said.

A tearful Lohan told the judge "as far as I knew I was in compliance with my programs," reports the L.A. Times. "I have to provide for myself. I have to work. Having said that, I did everything to balance my jobs and showing up. I'm not taking this as a joke."

The actress, who celebrated her 24th birthday last Friday, was ordered to begin serving time on July 20, and enter in-patient rehab for 90 days after she completes her sentence.

More legal hassles: During a break in the hearing, Lohan was served with papers in the courthouse elevator for $17,000 in unpaid bills to a L.A. boutique.

By The Reliable Source  |  July 6, 2010; 3:36 PM ET
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This is absolutely ridiculous.

If this same kind of microfocus was paid to the lives of celebrities like Jack Nicholson, Dennis Hopper, Donald Sutherland, any of the Barrymores, Vivian Leigh, etc. ad nauseum, they would not have passed this media/fans purity test being applied to Lohan.

Andre Agassi was doing meth in his late-20s. Would Agassi, or any of the rest of us, be benefitted if his personal choices regarding getting polluted have been improved? Would it have served any benefit to anybody--except those making the money off of such a putrid job that requires such intrusiveness of journalists in strangers' lives.

And don't EVEN get me started on Robert Downey, Jr. I was equally disgusted when the microscope of purity was focused on him.

Leave Lindsay Lohan alone. She's at an age where people--if they are going to screw up at all--are likely to screw up, and without having the world focused on her every hiccup, perhaps she would simply do what most people do: make an asshat of themselves and then move on.

As long as she is doing damage to only herself, that is her choice.

This microscopic lens apparently permanently affixed to Lohan would drive anyone to drugs or drink.

Certainly, it's not helping her and may, in fact, be making the problem worse.

There comes a point when "fan" and "journalist" becomes "stalker. I think that was passed a LONG time ago with Lohan.

So can we all move on?

Posted by: Morgain | July 6, 2010 7:35 PM | Report abuse

We can't leave Lindsay Lohan alone.

If she were a threat to only herself, then I'd agree: leave her alone.

But she's got two DUI convictions. That's prima facie evidence she's a threat to herself, and everyone else who's in her driving proximity.

I concur about the micro focus. But we're in no position to complain about that.

We're responding to a Washington Post Lindsay Lohan article. That makes us part of the micro focus.

Posted by: kstahmer | July 6, 2010 8:03 PM | Report abuse


just because they are celebrities - you're saying they should have a free pass? They are a threat to others. Robert Downey broke into someones house and was found sleeping in the kids room. How would you feel if that happened to you? They need to play by the same rules as everyone else. What about Whitney Houston? You think she should be allowed to endanger her kids with her drug habit? Other people are affected by what the celebrities do. They are not encased in a sterile bubble.

Posted by: bertab63 | July 6, 2010 8:10 PM | Report abuse

wow. not shocking at all. i can't believe it's taken her this long to land in the slammer. let's see how she holds up. our predictions and more in the coming days: Tomorrow I think we're going to do a timeline and try to pinpoin the moment her career went down - I have a suspicion its in the hair color...

Posted by: mksmogger | July 6, 2010 8:44 PM | Report abuse

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