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Lohan receives good marks at probation hearing

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Lindsay Lohan and her attorney were all smiles at Tuesday's probation progress hearing. (Source: CNN) Lindsay Lohan and her attorney were all smiles at Tuesday's probation progress hearing. (Source: CNN)
Lohan arrived at court about 15 minutes before her hearing was scheduled to begin. (Source: CNN) Lohan arrived at court about 15 minutes before her hearing was scheduled to begin. (Source: CNN)
Lohan wore tortoiseshell glasses and a long coat over her blue sweater and black pants. (Source: CNN) Lohan wore tortoiseshell glasses and a long coat over her blue sweater and black pants. (Source: CNN)
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Stephanie Sautner told Lohan to keep up the good work. (Source: CNN) Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Stephanie Sautner told Lohan to keep up the good work. (Source: CNN)
Lindsay Lohan is represented by attorney Shawn Chapman Holley, left. (Source: CNN) Lindsay Lohan is represented by attorney Shawn Chapman Holley, left. (Source: CNN)

LOS ANGELES (RNN) - Actress Lindsay Lohan passed a second progress hearing on her new probation requirements Tuesday with flying colors.

"Just keep doing what you're doing," Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Stephanie Sautner said to Lohan. "And you appear to be doing it well."

The actress arrived to court about 15 minutes prior to her scheduled appearance. She was conservatively dressed in a pale blue sweater and black high-waisted pants with pleats. Large-rimmed tortoiseshell glasses and an oversized pale jacket rounded out her ensemble.

Lohan's 1 p.m. ET appearance lasted less than five minutes and came with no surprises. The star successfully avoided jail time by completing 12 days of work at the county morgue and four psychotherapy sessions.

In November, Lohan's road to progress was halted when she admitted to violating her probation in a misdemeanor necklace theft case and a 2007 drunken driving incident. Sautner gave the starlet jail time and placed her on a strict monthly schedule composed of work at the county morgue and psychotherapy sessions.

Things turned around Dec. 14 when an overjoyed Lohan was praised by Sautner for completing her community service early and for attending five psychotherapy sessions - one more than the court had ordered for her first report.

"You're doing well, and I'd like to see it continue," Sautner said.

The good news continued Tuesday, as Lohan received favorable reports from both her probation officer and the morgue's volunteer center.

According to TMZ, the actress has become a "model morgue employee." Steven Honig, spokesman for Lohan, told the Associated Press that the former Disney star has made her work at the morgue her "primary focus."

During the brief hearing, Sautner changed the date of Lohan's next court appearance to Feb. 22 due to a scheduling conflict. At that time, Lohan must show completion of 15 more days of community service and five additional therapy sessions.

Deadline first reported last Tuesday that Lohan is in early negotiations to portray late screen legend Elizabeth Taylor in Lifetime's forthcoming original movie Elizabeth & Richard: A Love Story. The film will explore Taylor's much-publicized relationship with actor Richard Burton.

Lohan, who like Taylor grew up in the spotlight and is no stranger to controversy, is now ready to sign on to the film early next week, according to TMZ and Perez Hilton. The tabloid also reports Lohan will "complete her community service faster than required to clear the decks for the flick."

If Sautner's schedule is adhered to, Lohan's probation will convert to non-reporting probation on March 29. But the Mean Girls star may be able to end her probation in February if she can complete her court-mandated requirements early.


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