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Off to the slammer for Lindsay Lohan


Whisked away to a women's jail in an unmarked sheriff's car after a brief hearing, Lindsay Lohan reported Tuesday for a 90-day sentence that the troubled actor likely will serve in isolation. Wearing dark denim jeans, a gray top, black corset belt and black jacket, the 24-year-old Lohan showed up at the Beverly Hills courtroom about 10 minutes late. After a short hearing, she rose and was handcuffed behind her back to serve her time for a probation violation.

FAMILY IN TOW: Lohan was accompanied to court by her mother, Dina, and younger sister Ali, who wiped away tears after her sister was taken into a lockup. Her estranged father, Michael Lohan, yelled, "We love you, Lindsay!" as his daughter was led away. She was then taken across town to the Century Regional Detention Facility in the industrial suburb of Lynwood.

NEW ATTORNEY … OR NOT: In court, Lohan was represented by her longtime attorney, Shawn Chapman Holley, who had resigned earlier but never filed a formal motion with the court. Celebrity attorney Robert Shapiro said Friday that he had agreed to represent Lohan, but Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Marsha Revel said Tuesday that he had told her hours earlier that he would not take the case. Holley said after the hearing that Lohan had decided she did not want Shapiro to represent her. "She's stepped up, she's accepted responsibility," Holley said of her client. "She's scared as anyone would be, but she's as resolute and she's doing it."

WAS JUSTICE SERVED? Prosecutor Danette Meyers said she thought Lohan was receiving the appropriate sentence. She said the case, which is atypical for the attention it receives, spotlighted that drunken driving is a serious offense. "Someone can get killed," Meyers said. "Hopefully, it has opened a number of eyes."

CUFF HER: Wondering why you haven't seen photos of Lohan being handcuffed? That's because Revel ordered that all media in attendance turn off video, digital and phone cameras for that moment. TMZ says Lohan was stoic as the cuffs were clamped on.

LOOK WHO'S LATE: Lohan was 10 minutes late to the 11:30 a.m. hearing, but the judge didn't address it directly. However, she did change a previous order and require that Lohan report to probation officials within a day of her release from jail instead of two days. Revel also ordered that jail officials not allow Lohan to serve any of her sentence on house arrest or work release. Next time, be on time, right?

THE NIGHT BEFORE: So how did one of Hollywood's notorious party girls spend the night before her jail stint? Twittering, of course. "The only 'bookings' that I'm familiar with are Disney Films, never thought that I'd be 'booking' into jail eeeks," Lohan posted to Twitter on Monday night. A short time later, according to Us magazine, her ex-girlfriend Sam Ronson replied, "well- you haven't lost your sense of humour." Us says Lohan left the sober-living house she'd been staying in about 3:30 a.m. and returned home with her mother and Ronson.

ON THE MENU: Always looking to one-up the traditional media, TMZ reported what the dinner menu would be for Lohan on Tuesday night in her Lynwood jail cell: a creamy turkey tetrazzini, applesauce, broccoli coleslaw and whole-wheat bread. And milk to wash it all down.

SHE'LL BE FREE BY …: Sheriff's officials say Lohan will likely spend only about two weeks of her three-month sentence in jail. That means Lohan is likely to be released on Aug. 1 or 2. The projected release date reflects all the credits Lohan is likely to receive.

This report contains material from the Associated Press, TMZ and Us magazine.

Off to the slammer for Lindsay Lohan 07/20/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 7:10am]
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