February 22nd, 2012
02:02 AM ET

Lindsay Lohan's probation nears end

Lindsay Lohan's probation should end next month, clearing the way for the actress to revive her acting career possibly playing Elizabeth Taylor in a made-for-TV movie.

Lohan appears in court Wednesday for a judge to check her progress, but she's gotten glowing probation reports for the last two months.

Lohan's "on the home stretch" to completing her 480 hours of community service - most of it cleaning up at the Los Angeles County morgue - on schedule next month, her publicist Steve Honig said.

Once she's done, Lohan will be released from the strict probation requirements that started five years ago after two drunk driving convictions. She should have finished two years ago, but it was extended after several probation violations, including missed counseling sessions, failed drug and alcohol tests and a shoplifting conviction.

Stints in jail and court-ordered rehab cost Lohan acting jobs, but the light at the end of the strict probation tunnel appears in sight for Lohan.

Lohan travels to New York next week to host NBC's "Saturday Night Live" on March 3. It's her fourth time hosting the show, but the first since her legal troubles began in 2007.

She appears close to signing a deal to play the lead in a Lifetime network movie about legendary actress Elizabeth Taylor, who died last year.

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  1. Superman

    Probation? What the heck? She still violated her probation and she walks? What if we did that? Wed be in jail much quicker. These snarky little brats who cares . It seems like priveleged people always get away with every thing

    February 22, 2012 at 2:08 am | Report abuse |
  2. Patrick ©

    And this is newsworthy because???

    February 22, 2012 at 2:44 am | Report abuse |
  3. AMERICA 1st

    She was cleaning a morgue? Whitney houston?

    February 22, 2012 at 2:58 am | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    And she only violated it what? 12 times or so?

    And no, God no.
    Please don't cast her to play Elizabeth Taylor.
    That's casting a mutt to play a purebred.

    February 22, 2012 at 7:22 am | Report abuse |
  5. Bill

    Why don't we hard working Americans get this type of news coverage? There are more f'd up court cases in my town that should get media attention. Guess because we not rich so the media don't care about us.

    February 22, 2012 at 8:28 am | Report abuse |
  6. Mark L.

    LLL = Lindsay "LOSER" Lohan !!!!

    February 22, 2012 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  7. ** cosmicVox *

    Liz is spinning in her grave ...

    February 22, 2012 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |