A Los Angeles judge on Thursday lifted formal probation for Lindsay Lohan, freeing the actress from court appearances and official supervision that have ruled her life since a 2007 drunk driving arrest.
Lohan, 25, who has made multiple trips to jail and rehab in the past four years, got good marks from Los Angeles Superior Court judge Stephanie Sautner for completing months of community service at a Los Angeles morgue and court-ordered psychotherapy sessions.
The actress and her attorney, Shawn Holley, thanked the judge, and Lohan said that the judge’s fairness “really opened a lot of doors for me.”
Judge Sautner advised Lohan to obey all laws, stay out of nightclubs, and concentrate on her work. She noted that she realized Lohan had photographers and reporters following her, but said “That’s the life you chose.”
Making history, Lionsgate’s “The Hunger Games” opened to an astounding $155 million at the domestic box office, the third-best debut of all time and the best for any film opening outside of summer.
“Hunger Games” – the big-screen adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ best-selling young-adult novel starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth — also reeled in the biggest opening for a nonsequel.
“It was the perfect storm. Having the first film in a franchise to be so gigantic is amaing. We had a great book, and a great director in Gary Ross,” said Lionsgate president of marketing Tim Palen, whose team is credited with a savvy campaign.