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BEVERLY HILLS, CALIF. (AP) - Lindsay Lohan’s future includes a new fashion line, two new movies, some time in jail and another stint in rehab.
The actress was sentenced Tuesday to 90 days in jail and 90 days in a residential substance-abuse program for violating her probation, stemming from two separate 2007 cases of driving under the influence of cocaine and alcohol. She is to surrender and begin her jail sentence July 20. Rehab will follow.
The punishment levied by Superior Court Judge Marsha Revel will keep Lohan from promoting “Machete,” the Robert Rodriguez action film due in theaters in September. 20th Century Fox, which is releasing the film, had no comment.
Lohan’s jail and rehab sentence will also delay production on “Inferno: A Linda Lovelace Story,” in which the 24-year-old actress plays the starring role of the famed porn star.
Writer-director Matthew Wilder said after the probation ruling that he and his crew remain “100 percent behind Lindsay.”
“We are proud to have this remarkable artist work on our film,” he said.
Lohan’s sentence may also prevent her from further promoting her new fashion line, 6126. The first items from the 280-piece collection are shipping out to department stores nationwide this month.
Lohan was instrumental in the line’s design and marketing plans and is featured in its promotional materials. Her business partner, Kristi Kaylor, did not respond to phone and e-mail messages seeking comment.
Lohan’s agent, Nick Styne, declined to comment. Her manager, Jason Weinberg, did not respond to an e-mail request for comment.
Kerry Wallum, a producer with Lucky Films, said Lohan was in negotiations for a role in the upcoming Willie Nelson movie, “The Dry Gulch Kid,” and that the production would wait for her if she wanted the part.
“We’re behind her,” he said. “We’ll wait until all of this blows over.”
On Wednesday, a judge delayed trial in a lawsuit filed against Lohan until she completes her jail sentence. The case had been scheduled to begin July 27. Both sides have listed Lohan as a potential witness.
A deposition likely to include questions about Lohan’s drug use at the time of her 2007 arrest will also be postponed.
Lohan is being sued by Tracie Rice, a passenger in a vehicle Lohan was following in a pre-dawn pursuit that ended in a Santa Monica parking lot. Also suing the actress are two men who were passengers in the vehicle Lohan allegedly commandeered that night, and another man who claimed he had his foot run over.
Judge Revel cited Lohan’s conduct after the chase at Tuesday’s probation hearing, noting Lohan initially told police someone else was driving.
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