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Lindsay Lohan

How She Turned it Around

12/14/2011 8:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Lindsay Lohan will experience something new in court this AM ... a friendly judge who heaps praise on her, and it's all because her lawyer figured out something that was lacking in her life.

Lindsay will appear before Judge Stephanie Sautner at 10 AM PT for a progress report.  She's on probation for pilfering a necklace at an L.A. jewelry store.

Judge Sautner tried something new ... rather than just telling Lindsay to complete her community service in a year -- or else -- the judge created a very specific schedule, putting in a certain number of hours each month.  And Lindsay has not only complied, she's gone beyond the minimum.  Sources tell us ... Lindsay logged the requisite number of hours of community service and morgue duty, and she's actually put in more therapy time than required.

And sources tell us ... her supervisor at the morgue is blown away, calling her work "stellar," and saying she's "a delight to work with and hard working."

The reason for Lindsay's turnaround -- her lawyer, Shawn Holley, who went to the judge before Lindsay's sentencing and argued that her client needed a rigid structure -- something her own parents never provided. 

Score one for the lawyer.

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Blood Red Witch    

jay w. wont answer me. lmao

990 days ago
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Jean Deaux    

Kids crave discipline....if only to have something to rebel against.

990 days ago
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Reader    

Lindsay is starting to look alot like Melissa Joan Hart.

990 days ago
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bagladey    

One TMZ article tells a glowing story about how well Lilo is doing, and the very next one (accompanied by pics of a rough, partied-out-looking Lilo) tells of how irresponsible and flaky she still is by not getting up early enough to make a flight to a majorly important interview with Ellen; but Ellen is the winner here because I'm much more interested in an interview with Paris Jackson than that other one.

990 days ago
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go home!    

Oh please, this is such BS. She is finally doing it because she is terrified of going to jail, as she knows this time she would. I dont give her credit for anything. She is going to be back to her bad behavior once she is off the hook for this. If she followed a regimented schedule, she wouldn't have been publicly balled out by the head of the studio on one of her past films.

990 days ago
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brandon    

well good for her it only took 4 years to turn it around with a chaparon on every corner and she still almost ****** it up. pat on the back yay for linds woopee ******* doo doo

990 days ago
127.

File that lawsuit, I am Lindsay Lohan!    

"Judge Sautner tried something new ... rather than just telling Lindsay to complete her community service in a year -- or else " or else what?!?? Lindsay has proven again and again and yet again that she and other celebs can do as they please and break as many laws as they please and not get into trouble, stop trying to make this lesbian judge like she is so tough, not buying it.

990 days ago
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Delmar    

ILG, there are so many stories here, it's hard to keep up. Ali is home schooled by a program, I don't believe I said it was by Dina. It's by a tutor and she can do some by Skype, she's not bound to one location or another. She's ahead of schedule and she'll graduate very soon so that's worth mentioning. She's not going to school, she's working but she's doing her home schooling and is ahead of schedule to graduate and she is thinking of college at some point in her life.

I think people make things up about Ali. They don't know her personality, physiognomy that well and nobody knows much about her because she's very private. Her weight isn't atypical for a model and it came a few months after the contract and her behavior is as good as it gets in Hollywood for a young woman her age. She very occasionally shows skin and isn't provocative in manner and shows nothing of her sister's characteristics in her behavior so the oft-mentioned hoping she doesn't follow in Lindsay's footsteps isn't justified. Hopefully her 18th year will bring her better press and less fabricated stories and suspicions around her character based solely on association with her family.

990 days ago
129.

peoplearesilly    

No one, and I mean no one, turns it around in a few short weeks/months, including little miss self centered Lohan. It's just a matter of time before she screws up again. Give me a break with this headline.

990 days ago
130.

Bud    

The only thing this Nitwit "turned around" was her Labia Majora to face the camera!
Gimme a frickin' break!!

990 days ago
131.

Arianna     

So you praise Lindsay Lohan for finally being an adult but yet you make headlines that read: Beyonce got her ass handed to her? Yeah, kinda biased and racist in my opinion

990 days ago
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Big Taters    

Score one for the lawyer?

How she turned it around?

HARVEY - you are dumb and you make people dumber.

990 days ago
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stargazer    

Good grief! The person who wrote this is a complete moron! She didn't turn anything around, all she did was comply with what she was ordered to do. Nothing about this is impressive at all. This was the first month, who would mess up during their first month? The only reason she did a tiny bit more than she needed to was because she wanted to go to Hawaii and thought that the extra psych session and extra time at the morgue would make her look good and would make the probation officer allow her to go to Hawaii. The whole Hawaii incident only proves that she is not a responsible person at all and that she has not changed. She almost missed court again! This whole thing is a total joke!

990 days ago
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Lonnie Craig    

To me- she is still just a baby, trying to figure out where she fits in this crazy world. Not an easy task in this 21st century. Im now 57 & had a Meth addiction since 13-15 which ended 20+ years ago. "Anything is possible

990 days ago
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bobby lee    

i love lindsay lohan

989 days ago
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