Entries in Community Service (8)


Russell Brand Gets Community Service, Fine in Phone Tossing Case

Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Russell Brand will not be going to jail for tossing a photographer’s iPhone through the window of a building in New Orleans on March 12.  

An attorney representing Brand entered a not guilty plea Thursday on the actor's behalf to one count of misdemeanor criminal damage to property, but then worked out a deal with prosecutors that calls for the star to perform 20 hours of community service and pay $500 in court fees.  

The charge will be dismissed if Katy Perry's ex completes his community service by Aug. 31.

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Report: Lindsay Lohan Fulfilling Community Service Requirements

Mark Boster-Pool/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Lindsay Lohan has a progress hearing scheduled for next Wednesday, but this time it seems she has nothing to fear.

The Los Angeles Times reports she has been performing community service at the Los Angeles County morgue more than the required 12 days per month.  At her current pace, she could complete her community service by March, according to the newspaper.

A rep for Lohan tells E! the Mean Girls star has been, "diligently fulfilling her community service."

Lohan, who spent a few hours in jail last month for violating her probation in connection with previous DUI and theft convictions, must also undergo psychotherapy sessions.

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Lindsay Lohan Sentenced to 30 Days in Jail

Toby Canham/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Lindsay Lohan is going to jail.  A Los Angeles County superior court judge on Wednesday sentenced the actress to 30 days in jail for failing to honor the terms of her probation for previous DUI and theft convictions.  Judge Stephanie Sautner ordered Lohan to surrender Nov. 9.

Unlike previous celebrity sentences, Judge Sautner declared Lohan will have to serve the entire 30 days of her sentence behind bars -- no early release and no house arrest -- although she did add, “other than that required by the law.”  In other words, if the sheriff determines the notoriously overcrowded L.A. county jail needs fewer inmates, Lohan could conceivably be released before she's served the full sentence.

After Lohan is released, she must return to completing her community service at the L.A. County Morgue, working there no fewer than 12 days a month.  She'll also have to undergo court-ordered therapy.  While she does so, she can't leave the country and can only leave the state with prior approval from her probation officer.

Should Lohan again fail to honor the terms of her probation, she'll be sent back to jail -- this time for 270 days.

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Lindsay Lohan Returns to Morgue; Father Is Released from Jail

Mark Boster-Pool/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Lindsay Lohan was back on duty at a Los Angeles morgue Wednesday, two days after she participated in a Playboy photo shoot.

Her rep tells the Mean Girls star arrived 20 minutes early to the Los Angeles County coroner's office.

Lohan had intended to begin her job at the morgue last Thursday, but she was turned away after showing up 40 minutes late.  She performed community service there the next day, but she notified the office on Monday that she wouldn't be coming in that day.

The actress, whose probation in her shoplifting case was revoked last week, is required to work a total of 32 hours at the morgue prior to a Nov. 2 hearing.

On the other side of the country, Lohan's father, Michael Lohan, was released from a Tampa, Fla., jail on Wednesday evening after making a court appearance earlier in the day in connection with a domestic battery charge, according to Tampa Bay's

Speaking with reporters, he denied allegations that he attacked his on-again, off-again partner, Kate Major, saying, "Kate knows what happened.  I know what happened.  I didn't lay a hand on her."

Bail had been set at $5,000.

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Did Lindsay Lohan Skip on Community Service to Pose for 'Playboy'?

Stephen Dunn/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Lindsay Lohan on Monday didn't show up to the Los Angeles morgue where she was ordered to perform community service.  So what was she up to?

She may have been participating in a photo shoot for Playboy, according to E! News.  She was seen visiting a Beverly Hills mansion for the rumored shoot. says Lohan is shooting a nude photo spread for Playboy and will be paid somewhere between $750,000 and $1 million.

The Mean Girls star's rep tells E! News he can "neither confirm nor deny" the Playboy speculation.

A rep for the magazine tells E! News, "We don't comment on rumors about who may or may not be posing for the magazine...if anything changes, I'll be sure to let you know."

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Lindsay Lohan’s Cupcake Quest Thwarted by Morgue

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- Lindsay Lohan‘s sweet gesture turned into one hot mess.

According to the Los Angeles County coroner’s office, after successfully arriving Friday morning to complete the first of the 32 hours of community service she’s required to do before Nov. 2, Lohan ordered cupcakes for her fellow laborers and the morgue’s staff.

A spokesperson for the coroner’s office told ABC News that a delivery man from Magnolia Bakery, the sweets emporium made famous by Sex and the City, showed up at the morgue Friday with 36 cupcakes. But officials turned him away because community service workers are “not there to accept food” and Lohan was told such sugary tactics “won’t be tolerated.”

Lohan’s rep, Steve Honig, told a different story to ABC News, saying Lohan “bought everyone lunch” Friday “because she felt so bad about the misunderstanding yesterday.” (The coroner’s office said no lunch was served.) Lohan was unable to perform her scheduled community service Thursday because she couldn’t figure out how to enter the morgue.

Honig said he could not comment on the cupcake reports.

On Wednesday, L.A. Superior Court Judge Stephanie Saunter told the 25-year-old actress to complete 32 hours of community service at the morgue by her Nov. 2 probation hearing. Lohan’s probation stemming from her January shoplifting case was revoked Wednesday.

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Lindsay Lohan: I'm Fulfilling My Court-Ordered Obligations

Stephen Dunn/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Lindsay Lohan is paying no mind to a report claiming she was booted from a court-ordered community service program for failing to make several scheduled appearances. On Friday, she tweeted, "I am not to be made an example of anymore. I am working hard and fulfilling my obligations every single day, to the court as well as myself. If I travel, its [sic] for work and its [sic] been approved. As is anything I do when I leave the state. I'd appreciate it if people will just let me do what is asked of me, so that I can get my life back. Please ignore the reports which have no truth to them. Thank you." reported last week that the Mean Girls star missed nine scheduled visits with the Downtown Women’s Center in Los Angeles. She reportedly is now working at an L.A. branch of the American Red Cross.

Lindsay's community service stems from a shoplifting case during which she pleaded no contest. She has a progress hearing scheduled for Wednesday and, according to TMZ, she could be sentenced to nearly a year and a half in jail if a judge determines she violated her probation.

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Report: Lindsay Lohan Fired from Community Service Program

AL SEIB/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Lindsay Lohan has reportedly been booted from the Downtown Women’s Center in L.A. where she was performing court-ordered community service because of numerous rules violations, TMZ reports.

The website quotes sources as saying the Mean Girls star was terminated two weeks ago because of the violations, which included failure to show up nine scheduled times and leaving the facility after working for only an hour.

Lohan was sentenced to serve 360 hours at the homeless shelter as part of her probation after pleading no contest in her shoplifting case.

RadarOnline reports Lohan repeatedly showed up late or was a no-show.  The website says the staff at the shelter was willing to work with Lohan’s unpredictable schedule but when a pattern of behavior emerged that she wasn’t taking the service seriously she was booted.

A source tells the website Lohan will try to blame her unpredictable attendance on the paparazzi, saying she was hounded at the building.

The source says “Yes, there were photographers around when she did show up, but it wasn’t intrusive, and didn’t impede upon anyone’s ability to maneuver in or out of the building.”

Lohan is due back in court next week for a progress hearing.  RadarOnline says it’s unlikely she will be sent to jail for not fulfilling her community service obligations because she has until the summer of 2012 to complete the 460 hours.

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