Today has been a hell of a rough day for troubled actress Lindsay Lohan.Lohan had wanted to run away from her court hearing after it became clear that her former lawyer/jail savior Shawn Holley was not going to take her back despite all her pleas for forgiveness. So she got her new lawyer Mark Heller to tender documents to the judge handling her case, saying that she can’t fly because she has ‘upper respiratory problems.’
But after pics of her smoking and shopping all day at SoHo on Saturday (the same day her doctor reportedly examined her) appeared on the Internet, Lindsay was reportedly ‘shocked’ and ‘in panic,’ so she quickly made arrangements and took the last flight from JFK to LA with her mother Dina, aboard in First Class, arriving at around 12:30 am.
On arriving at LA, they attempted to lodge into two hotels but were rejected: Shutters Hotel said they blacklisted Lindsay after she trashed one of their rooms back in 2007, while the second hotel – Loews Hotel – turned them away because they had no empty rooms. No one knows how they later slept that night.
This morning however, Lindsay, her mom and lawyer Mark Heller showed up in court by 8:30 am PT as scheduled. The judge, Stephanie Sautner couldn’t help herself, so she quipped, ‘I’m glad to see you’re feeling better’ – referring to Lindsay’s earlier attempt to feign sickness, using it as an excuse not to appear for her hearing.
Lindsay looked rough and tired throughout the trial. She told Judge Sautner that she is OK with having Heller represent her, since Shawn Holley has refused to come back. The judge then approved it and fixed the date for next hearing to March 1, and March 18 if it goes on trial. She also warned Lindsay that she could be acquitted for the lying-to-the-cops case but her probation in the jewelry case could still be violated since the standard of proof is lower.
LiLo and her problems.