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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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61.

ketjo    

AND THE WHOLE STORY BOILS DOWN TO ...........................................CANADA doesnt want her EITHER !!! LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

906 days ago
62.

Ellie G    

Sounds to me like a Lohan planted story. Now when she doesn't get the movie she can blame Canada.

906 days ago
63.

1    

Sorry, I get mixed up. The back of a lorry is straight to the stadium at the expense of the family.

906 days ago
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1    

Good thing to know...coming from a guy that advertises immigrating to another country clutched to the bottom of a truck or in the back of a lorry.

906 days ago
65.

Rocco    

Did you choose a bad photo to advance some bias you have against her? If it was Charlie Sheen, you'd probably show him in a tuxedo exiting a white limo with two porn stars accompanying him.

906 days ago
66.

UPYOURS    

A squadron of F-15A's just passed over, WELCOME HOME GUYS/LADIES, brings tears to my eyes.....

906 days ago
67.

MADISYN, LIAISON TO THE H8TURDS!!    


"Lindsay Lohan Done With Morgue Duty and "Extremely" Excited!"



Lindsay Lohan is so close to being a free woman!

Barring any last minute setbacks, the Mean Girls starlet is less than 24 hours away from being released from any formal probation for the first time in over four years.

"When she arrives in court tomorrow, she will have completed all of her obligations," the actress' rep, Steve Honig, tells E! News.

So what does this mean?


Lohan has completed her 14 days of morgue duty and her five therapy sessions which permanently stays her jail sentence of 150 days. If all goes according to plan, Judge Stephanie Sautner will end her 2007 DUI case and switch her to informal probation for her 2011 shoplifting conviction.

"Our lawyers still need to review the probation report to determine whether or not to recommend that her probation be modified to informal probation," L.A. City Attorney's office spokesman Frank Mateljan tells us.


Lohan will be on informal probation until May 2014, and to get off she must obey all laws and not get in any trouble for the next two-and-a-half years. The plus side of this? Unlike formal probation, informal probation won't require Lohan to report to a probation officer or a judge.

"After March 29, all you have to do is obey all laws, stay out of trouble and move on with your life," Judge Stephanie Sautner said during last month's hearing. "Good luck."

"Lindsay is not celebrating," her rep says. "But rather ending one chapter and starting the next. She is very eager to get back on set and dive into her next few projects."

Honig says the actress "has been a champ and she is very eager to put all of this behind her."

After Thursday's final hearing—which we'll be livestreaming on E! Online—Lohan will prepare for her role in an upcoming episode of Glee before jetting off to Vancouver in May to start filming the Lifetime TV movie Liz and ****, in which she will play Elizabeth Taylor.
Honig says the actress is "extremely" excited to put all the legal drama behind her.

906 days ago
68.

smiley    

Great job Lindsay! Off formal probation. On to Canada for the Liz Taylor movie! Glee is around the corner as well. Keep moving in the positive.

906 days ago
69.

TMZISAPIECEOFSHIT    

Her criminal record creates "issues" for her new movie but her terrible acting doesn't?

906 days ago
70.

bagladey    

Just how lucky is Lindsay really? If her luck is as good as ever, she'll be arrested for the hit-and-run AFTER her probation hearing tomorrow.

906 days ago
71.

Terri Greer    

I don't understand what idiot cast her as Liz Taylor in the first place, there is absolutely no comparison, she doesn't look anything like Liz, she screws up all the time, learns nothing, is pretty much a spoiled child who has blown off every chance she has had. You can't feel sorry for her when she doesn't appear to get it, no matter what. I won't watch anything she does, there are good actors out there who could do this part justice who take their job seriously. Give one of them this part.

906 days ago
72.

andyscandy    

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73.

awards    

LINDSAY WHO? There is a strong Law and Order Guy here in Canada who has probably never heard of Lindsay Lohan or her work permit to enter the country. If he knew anything about her he would probably help keep her out. His name is Vic Toews and he can be reached at
Toews.V@parl.gc.ca
Could you drop Vic a note to keep Canada Lindsay Free and maybe pass it along to everyone you know, eh?

906 days ago
74.

andyscandy    

right out of the webite...for people with the cheap seats
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906 days ago
75.

Tyler    

She's gonna get the visa. Those are minor things and she's not even looking to get a permanent resident visa. It's just a very restricted short-term visa. Even for a residency visa it would be minor things.

906 days ago
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