Actress in 'home stretch' of her probation and to host Saturday Night Live
After years of legal and personal troubles, Lindsay Lohan appears to be on the road to becoming a productive citizen again.
Lohan, who dated DJ Samantha Ronson in 2008 and 2009, received a glowing report Wednesday (22 February) from a Los Angeles judge during a probation hearing.
Lohan, the star of such hits films as Mean Girls, Freaky Friday and Herbie: Fully Loaded, is in the final phase of a five-month sentence that included court-ordered community service and therapy sessions.
'The way I figured it and we talked, there's 14 more days of community service and five more therapy sessions. Ms. Lohan, you're in the home stretch,' judge Stephanie Sautner said. 'The probation officer's pleased with your progress, you seem to be getting your life back on track and that's what we've all hoped for.'
The community service at the Los Angeles County morgue and the therapy sessions must be completed before Lohan's final hearing which is scheduled for March 29.
Until then, she can only leave California for work purposes like traveling to New York during the week of March 3 to host NBC's Saturday Night Live.
'After our March 29 hearing, all you have to do is obey all laws, stay out of trouble and move on with your life,' the judge said.
Lohan is on probation from a 2007 drunk driving case in Beverly Hills and from a theft charge.
Her career had been left in tatters due to the legal problems and stints in rehab for drugs and alcohol abuse. But in addition to SNL, she is also on the cover of the current issue of Playboy Magazine and in a nude pictorial inside and has been signed to play Elizabeth Taylor in a Lifetime movie about the late actress's relationship with Richard Burton.