Lindsay Lohan's Playboy Issue Set for Early Release After Leak

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The troubled actress was originally going to debut the January/February issue on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" on Dec. 15.

The world just couldn’t wait for the Playboy issue featuring Lindsay Lohan.

After the cover and then the full spread were leaked early over the past couple of days, the powers that be have decided to go ahead and release the issue early.

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“Because of the interest & the Internet leak, we're releasing the Lindsay Lohan issue early,” Hugh Hefner tweeted on Friday.

The January/February 2012 issue that features Lohan on the cover was set to be previewed for the first time on Dec. 15 when Lohan would appear on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to unveil the issue. Now, it looks like the issue will hit stands early, although no official date has been announced that this time.

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“Lindsay Lohan was the top search name on the Internet yesterday. Her issue goes on sale late next week,” Hefner also Tweeted on Friday.

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The troubled former child star has had a tumultuous year. In November, she was sentenced to jail time due to a violation of her probation. The actress, who failed to attend court-ordered therapy sessions, was also kicked out of the Downtown Women's Center, where she had been assigned to complete community service hours, after arriving late. Lohan ended up spending less than five hours in jail on Nov. 7 due to overcrowding.

Lohan will next star in the Gotti biopic as Kim Gotti, the wife of John Gotti Jr.

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