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Lindsay Lohan

Criminal Record

Creates 'Issues' For New Movie

3/28/2012 1:48 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Lindsay Lohan has just learned another lesson as to why crime doesn't pay ... because she's having to jump through hoops to get a Canadian work permit to shoot a movie that could jump start her career.

Lindsay has been cast as Liz Taylor in the Lifetime movie, "Liz and Dick," which will be shot in Toronto.   Problem is -- Lindsay has 2 DUIs and a theft conviction on her record, and Canada doesn't much like convicted criminals earning cash in Canuck country -- then again, they like money.

So, there is a very complicated process that Lindsay must follow to get a work permit.

Lindsay is in court tomorrow, where Judge Stephanie Sautner is expected to take Lindsay off probation for her Beverly Hills DUI case.  The judge is also expected to change Lindsay's status in the jewelry heist case, from formal probation to informal -- meaning she won't have to report to her probation officer or appear in court, as long as she doesn't break the law.

We're told Lindsay's lawyer is filling out the maze of paperwork required to get the work permit, and the results of tomorrow's hearing will make it easier.  It's a pretty sure bet Canada will give Lindsay the right to shoot the movie.

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166.

Vorlon    

Somebody asked a few pages back about Canada's rules for theft of a $2500 necklace.

The law is theft under $5,000 and theft OVER $5000.

No idea how they cam up with that number but that's what it is.

I'm still not sure how Immigration will view the No Contest plea. While It's recognised in the US as a gulty plea if Canada does too she's screwed.

I have a LAw textbook around here somewhere. If I get a chance I'll look it up.

905 days ago
167.

Rogue Warrior    

What up all you rode hard put up douchey H8turds? It's never too late for HAMMER time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

905 days ago
168.

Rogue Warrior    

Canada would pay for Lilo to shoot a movie in their Country, it'd give them some relevancy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Keeping it REAL shut down up in here!!!!!

905 days ago
169.

Frantique    

Oh rubbish they have given the part to someone more suitable - perhaps Ru Paul - and this is the spin she is choosing to put on it!

905 days ago
170.

Sarah    

Lindsay will likely be denied to come to Canada on a work permit. Paris Hilton after her cocaine case was not allowed to deplane at Vancouver to go to Whistler. Canada also did not allow Eminem to enter Canada in 2000 for a concert in Vancouver. PM Harper has become tough on criminals and crime and will not allow a Hollywood starlet to enter Canada as she has many convictions.

904 days ago
171.

jadedgurl    

The courts may help her out because she seems to be pushing towards getting her stuff together. I get that this is a cable movie but if she does it well it could lead to an Emmy nod and she could try to be cast on tv show and slowly move back up...rather be a tv star than a C list celeb...

904 days ago
172.

BigRedFan    

If the producers of this moveie actually go ahead with Lindsay playing Elizabeth Taylor, it wil BOMB for sure. Elizabeth Taylor was a classy lady and Lindsay is so low-class, that she doesn't even belong in the same league with Elizabeth. Lindsay may have cleaned up, but she has literally BOUGHT her freedom and I predict she will be in trouble within a month. She can't stay clean because she doesn't care to.

904 days ago
173.

Kryst    

Please for the love of humanity STOP reporting things about this cilivan! She's not a celebrity she's a just a missed up person. Every person that ever hears here names..says why do reporters always write about her? She's not news worthy and all of America DO NOT wanna read about this retard!

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