- - Monday, November 7, 2011

Lohan serves 5 hours of 30-day jail sentence

Lindsay Lohan was released from a Los Angeles County jail early Monday, less than five hours after she arrived at the suburban women’s lockup to serve a 30-day sentence for violating probation.

According to the Associated Press, the “Mean Girls” actress was booked into the Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood at 8:50 p.m. Sunday, in what was expected to be a short stay because of jail overcrowding.

Deputy Tony Moore said Miss Lohan was released early Monday, but didn’t have an exact time. News crews staking out the jail said she left at 1:40 a.m. in a black sport utility vehicle, and that she was in her Venice, Calif., home by 2 a.m.

Miss Lohan had until Nov. 9 to report to the jail. It’s her fifth jail sentence since being arrested twice for drunken driving in 2007.

On Wednesday, a judge ordered jail time because Miss Lohan recently violated court orders by getting booted from a community service assignment at a women’s shelter.

The judge imposed a complicated sentence, telling Miss Lohan that she will now have to perform all of her community service at the county morgue or risk serving an additional 270 days in jail.

The sentence also requires Miss Lohan to undergo psychotherapy sessions and appear monthly at court hearings between December and March.

The judge also said Miss Lohan can no longer leave the country and needs the permission of her new “no-nonsense” probation officer to travel outside California.

Jail overcrowding in the state has led to significantly shortened jail terms. In 2007, Lohan spent 84 minutes at the jail before being released, and in the past she has served about 20 percent of her sentence, which is roughly six days.

Miss Lohan will have to serve 423 hours at the county morgue, where for nearly two weeks she has been mopping floors, cleaning bathrooms and washing dirty sheets.

Queen of Soul honored by Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame

Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin was honored with a star-studded tribute at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland on Saturday.

The Plain Dealer newspaper of Cleveland reported that Lauryn Hill, Dennis Edwards of the Temptations and Chaka Khan were among those who entertained. The 69-year-old soul singer was not scheduled to perform, but toward the end of the three-hour event, she took a seat at a piano and traded verses with Mr. Edwards in a rendition of “A Song for You.”

According to the Associated Press, Miss Franklin received a key to the city from Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson during the event and an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Case Western Reserve University.

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