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Lindsay Lohan sentenced to jail

Lindsay Lohan (with lawyer Shawn Chapman Holley) bursts into tears. Lindsay Lohan (with lawyer Shawn Chapman Holley) bursts into tears. (David Mcnew/Getty Images)
Associated Press / July 7, 2010

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A judge sentenced Lindsay Lohan yesterday to three months in jail and a rehab program after finding the actress had violated the terms of her probation in a 2007 drug case. The actress immediately burst into tears after the ruling. Superior Court Judge Marsha Revel issued the sentence after listening to testimony from employees of a court-mandated alcohol treatment program. Lohan missed numerous classes — seven since last December — which led to the judge’s harsh rebuke of Lohan moments after the “Mean Girls’’ star offered a tearful apology. “I did do everything I was told to do and did the best I could to balance jobs and showing up,’’ Lohan told the judge. “It wasn’t vacation, it wasn’t some sort of a joke.’’ Revel said she found Lohan’s apology insincere, comparing it to “somebody who cheats and thinks it isn’t cheating if she doesn’t get caught.’’ Lohan was not immediately taken into custody and will be permitted to surrender on July 20. She will have to wear an ankle alcohol monitor until then. Los Angeles County district attorney spokeswoman Jane Robison said it was not uncommon for judges to allow defendants to turn themselves in at a later date so they can get their affairs in order. The sentence tripled the monthlong jail sentence prosecutors had sought for Lohan. The actress’ father and younger sister also burst into tears after the sentence was issued.

Singer arrested
George Michael has been arrested after a car crash in London, according to British media reports. The BBC said the 47-year-old singer was arrested Sunday after police responded to reports that a car had crashed into a building in Hampstead, an upscale residential area in north London. Last year Michael was questioned by police after his car hit a tractor-trailer. He was banned from driving for two years in 2007 after pleading guilty to driving on drugs.

Motion denied
A judge yesterday denied a motion to dismiss two charges against a doctor accused of illegally funneling prescription drugs to Anna Nicole Smith. Superior Court Judge David Wesley rejected the motion by Dr. Sandeep Kapoor, who sought to have a drug conspiracy charge dropped along with one count of unlawfully obtaining a prescription by a false name. Kapoor, Dr. Khristine Eroshevich, and Smith’s former lawyer-boyfriend Howard K. Stern have pleaded not guilty to conspiring to illegally provide sedatives and opiates to the former Playboy model. They are not charged with causing her death. Smith died of an accidental overdose of at least nine medications in February 2007 at a Florida hotel.

Party like it’s 1999
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