- Associated Press - Thursday, July 8, 2010

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Lindsay Lohan’s attorney says she and the actress believe the 90-day jail sentence the actress received earlier this week is harsher than other defendants would have seen under similar circumstances.

Even so, attorney Shawn Chapman Holley says the 24-year-old Lohan will serve her jail sentence and comply with court orders that include a three-month stay in rehab.

Superior Court Judge Marsha Revel sentenced Lohan after ruling Tuesday she violated her probation in a 2007 drug case.

Testimony revealed that Lohan had missed seven, court-ordered alcohol education classes since December.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP’s earlier story is below.

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ A slew of Lindsay Lohan’s recent drug tests were clean, but her fingernails definitely are not.

The day after the actress was sentenced to serve 90 days in jail began with news outlets focused on the four-letter message painted on Lohan’s middle fingers, which she prominently displayed during Wednesday’s court hearing. The day ended with the release of a court filing that detailed what’s in Lohan’s medicine cabinet _ a mix of legally prescribed antidepressants, a powerful painkiller and heartburn medication.

Neither Lohan’s manicure nor her medicines led to her return to jail, but both revelations are hints of the intense scrutiny facing the starlet in the coming months.

In addition to jail time, Lohan will also have to check into an inpatient rehab program for three months and continue seeing a probation officer after that.

She will also have to continue random drug and alcohol testing similar to the six screenings Lohan has undergone since missing a court date in late May.

The results of those tests found no illicit drugs or alcohol, according to a probation officer’s report released Wednesday. The screenings detected traces of the Adderall, which is used to treat attention hyperactivity disorder, and the powerful painkiller Dilaudid, which the report indicated was for Lohan’s “dental pain.”

It did not indicate how often Lohan is taking the medications, but it stated she had valid prescriptions for all of them. She told the officer she has been taking the medications “for as long as she can remember.”

Lohan’s medicines will be getting a closer look too. The judge assigned two doctors to evaluate Lohan and report back whether alcohol has any adverse reactions with the medications.

The actress has been cooperative and had a positive attitude when showing up for the tests and hoped to put the nearly three-year-old criminal case behind her, the report stated.

Photos taken by a courtroom photographer of the expletives stenciled on Lohan’s fingers left many to question the star’s attitude and the sincerity of her apology to the judge Tuesday.

Lohan insisted in a Twitter posting Wednesday afternoon that the message wasn’t meant for the judge doling out the punishment. “It had nothing to do w/court,” Lohan wrote. “It’s an airbrush design from a stencil.”

Regardless of why it got there, the message is unlikely to have any impact on Lohan’s court case when she turns herself in on July 20.

Inscribing fingernails with messages is an emerging trend with the younger set, said celebrity manicurist Jenna Hipp, adding that she wrote a secret message beneath Gabourey Sidibe’s manicure when the “Precious” star was preparing for the Oscars.

“Kids are just starting to play a little bit more with their fingernails,” Hipp said. “Now with Lindsay doing it, of course, it’s going to go crazy.”

Amid all the nail-gazing Wednesday, Lohan did receive a a bit of a reprieve. Another judge agreed to delay an upcoming civil trial that stems from one of the actress’ 2007 arrests until after she’s out of jail.

There are no signs the case is going to settle, which leaves Lohan one more reminder of two turbulent months in 2007 that saw her arrested twice and three years later, is keeping her in the spotlight.


AP Entertainment Writer Sandy Cohen contributed to this report.

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