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Prosecutor to call for jail time for Lohan

Posted Oct. 18, 2011, at 10:36 p.m.
Last modified Oct. 19, 2011, at 9:24 a.m.
Lindsay Lohan
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Lindsay Lohan

LOS ANGELES — A city prosecutor will ask a judge to find Lindsay Lohan in violation of her probation and order her to spend time in jail, a city attorney’s spokesman said Tuesday.

The move is based on the actress’ most recent probation report that states she was terminated from a women’s shelter where a judge wanted her to serve most of her community service, city attorney’s spokesman Frank Mateljan said.

Mateljan said Deputy City Attorney Melanie Chavira would recommend at a hearing Wednesday that Lohan be sentenced to jail if the judge agrees she violated her probation in a 2007 drunken driving case and a misdemeanor theft case earlier this year.

Lohan is due to appear in a courtroom to update Superior Court Judge Stephanie Sautner on her progress. The judge in April sentenced her to serve 480 hours of community service, most of which she said should be served at the Downtown Women’s Center.

Catholics, Jews condemn Sarandon’s pope Nazi quip

NEW YORK — Catholic and Jewish groups are condemning actress Susan Sarandon for referring to Pope Benedict XVI as a Nazi.

The head of the Catholic League says her comment was “obscene” and the Anti-Defamation League released a statement calling on the actress to apologize to the Catholic community for the “deeply offensive” remark.

Sarandon, who won an Academy Award for her role in the 1995 anti-death penalty film, “Dead Man Walking,” made the comment during an interview Saturday at the Hamptons Film Festival on Long Island.

As first reported by Newsday, Sarandon said she gave a copy of the book on which the film is based to the German-born pope, referring to him as a Nazi.

A telephone call to Sarandon’s representative asking for comment was not immediately returned.

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