Lindsay Lohan will miss court date
Attorney says actress' passport was stolen while at CannesAn attorney for Lindsay Lohan says the actress will miss a mandatory court appearance Thursday because she is stuck in France.
Attorney Shawn Chapman Holley says Lohan's passport was stolen while she was at the Cannes Film Festival. Holley told ABC7 that Lohan has an appointment Thursday at the American embassy to have the passport replaced.
Holley did not respond to telephone and e-mail messages left by the Associated Press Wednesday.
Superior Court Judge Marsha Revel ordered Lohan, 23, to appear in a Beverly Hills courtroom for a progress report on her probation stemming from two arrests in 2007. Revel could issue a bench warrant for Lohan's arrest for missing the hearing -- standard procedure when someone skips a court date.
Lohan has been on probation since pleading guilty in August 2007 to two misdemeanor counts of being under the influence of cocaine; no contest to two counts of driving with a blood-alcohol level above 0.08% and one count of reckless driving. The plea came after a pair of high-profile arrests earlier that year.
Despite spending 84 minutes in jail and performing mandatory service at the county morgue, Lohan has repeatedly struggled with the terms of her sentence. In October, a judge extended her probation for another year but a prosecutor warned the actress she was facing jail time if she violated her probation.
The extension was the third time Lohan escaped punishment after her alcohol-education program notified the court the actress had violated its rules. Two of the instances were described as misunderstandings; the third was chalked up to a busy work schedule.
In February, Superior Court Judge Marsha Revel said Lohan was making "good progress" toward completing her probation. Court records do not indicate that Lohan has ever failed a drug or alcohol test.
In a video posted online Monday, Lohan says she's "been in compliance more than ever" with the terms of her probation and could complete the required alcohol-education classes in "about two and a half weeks."