Lindsay Lohan expected in court
Actress missed a mandatory hearing ThursdayLindsay Lohan is expected in court next week after missing a mandatory hearing on Thursday.
Lohan's attorney, Shawn Chapman Holley, says the 23-year-old actress will return to Los Angeles on Saturday and appear in court Monday morning.
After a few breezy days at the Cannes Film Festival, where she attended various events to promote her Linda Lovelace film and partied into the wee hours on the day she was supposed to be in court in Beverly Hills, Lohan is coming home to a litany of legal woes.
She was to be arrested upon her return to Los Angeles for missing the mandatory hearing, but a judge recalled the warrant late Thursday after Lohan posted bail.
Superior Court Judge Marsha Revel set bail at $100,000, revoked Lohan's probation and imposed strict new conditions on the star, who was due in court for a progress report on her probation stemming from two arrests in 2007.
The judge ordered that Lohan be prohibited from drinking any alcohol, required to wear an alcohol-monitoring bracelet and submit to random weekly drug testing.
"If she wanted to be here, it looks to the court that she could have been here," Revel said, frustrated at Lohan's absence.
The actress, wearing short shorts and high heels, was partying on a yacht in the French Riviera until early Thursday morning, says celebrity photographer Phil Ramey, who posted the photos on his website tinselclown.com.
Holley said Lohan's passport was stolen while in Cannes and she was unable to return to Los Angeles in time for Thursday's hearing.
"She did, in fact, have airline tickets," Lohan's attorney told the judge.
Lohan has been on probation since August 2007 after pleading guilty to misdemeanor drug charges and no contest to three driving charges. 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 struggled repeatedly with the terms of her sentence. In October, a judge extended her probation for another year but a prosecutor warned the actress she faced 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.
Revel said at Thursday's hearing that there is probable cause to believe Lohan may have violated her probation. A formal hearing will be held to determine if Lohan is in compliance with the court's conditions.