Three months in the pen, and probably less for a combination of good behavior and overcrowding? That may be a cinch for Lindsay Lohan compared with having to stay clean and sober for a year and a month.
Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Marsha Revel's sentencing order for the 24-year-old actress was released Wednesday. It states that besides 90 days in jail for DUI probation violation and three more months in inpatient rehab, Lohan will be randomly tested for drugs and alcohol until August 2011.
The orders specify Lohan serve her time in the Los Angeles County Jail, meaning she likely will report to Los Angeles' only jail for women, the Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood. Paris Hilton stayed there for 23 days in 2007 during her own great probation violation incarceration brouhaha.
While she'll be unavailable to promote her latest film, Robert Rodriguez's "Machete," or her 6126 fashion line, Matthew Wilder, writer and director of "Inferno: A Linda Lovelace Story," has said that he will wait for her to finish her prison and rehab sentence before filming.
Chris Hanley, the film's producer, backs up Wilder, telling People magazine, "We are waiting for her no matter what."
TMZ obtained a probation officer's supplemental report filed Tuesday in which "Linsey Dee Lohan" tested positive for amphetamines and opiates during five random drug tests between May 27 and June 27.
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I'D LIKE TO THANK MY MANICURIST: Surprised as she was by her sentencing Tuesday, Lohan did get away with something in court, hands down.
Photographers with zoom lenses revealed an expletive written on her left middle fingernail, an expletive associated with a gesture using that finger. So not only was Lohan less than contrite, she's also redundant.
However close this latest revelation brings Judge Revel to apoplexy, protest-by-manicure apparently does not constitute contempt of court.
"There's no legal ramifications from this. She has a First Amendment right to wear anything she wants," criminal defense attorney Trent Copeland said to People. "But it's just not the brightest thing in the world to go into court like that."
HEMMED IN: Levi Johnston's sister says her brother's public apologies to the Palin family just means he is back under once (and future?) girlfriend Bristol Palin's thumb.
Mercede Johnston writes that her brother has asked her, via their mother, to discontinue her month-old website or she would never see him or his baby son, Tripp, again.
The blog includes statements that Palin and Levi Johnston conceived Tripp on purpose.
"I will not allow myself to be controlled by Bristol Palin like my brother is!" she wrote. —... I guess he is blinded by love."
Johnston told People on Tuesday that "against my better judgment, I publicly said things about the Palins that were not completely true" and wished to make a public apology after making private amends to Sarah Palin, former governor of Alaska, and her husband. He didn't say which of his statements "were not completely true," however.
NOT NEW ENOUGH: Lady Gaga hasn't been on the national music radar two years and already she's forced the hand of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, in charge of the Grammy Awards.
The academy will change eligibility requirements for best new artist after Gaga was ruled ineligible at the last awards. Her 2008 debut song "Just Dance" was nominated for best dance recording, making her a prior Grammy nominee and hence ineligible for best new artist, which went to Zac Brown Band.
The rule change allows previous Grammy nominees to be eligible, as long as the artist hadn't released an entire album and doesn't win. "Just Dance" was bested by "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger" by Daft Punk.
Today is Thursday, July 8, the 189th day of 2010. There are 176 days left in the year.
Singer Jerry Vale (78), singer Steve Lawrence (75), actor Jeffrey Tambor (66), ballerina Cynthia Gregory (64), children's performer Raffi (62), actress Anjelica Huston (59), writer Anna Quindlen (58), actor Kevin Bacon (52), rock musician Andy Fletcher of Depeche Mode (49), country singer Toby Keith (49), rock singer Joan Osborne (48), writer-producer Rob Burnett (48), actor Billy Crudup (42), singer Beck (40), country singer Drew Womack of Sons of the Desert (40), actor Milo Ventimiglia (33), actress Sophia Bush (28), actor Jaden Smith (12).
-- Associated Press