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Lindsay Lohan's naughty manicure gets attention

By Sapa-AP | Jul 14, 2010 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Lindsay had a f-word tattoo on her nail polish

Never has so much attention been paid to a manicure.

Less than 24 hours after Lindsay Lohan was sentenced  to 90 days in jail and 90 days in rehab for violating  probation on two DUIs, the talk isn’t about her troubles,  but about her fingernails.

The 24-year-old actress sported a colourful manicure in  court  that included obscene messages on each of her  middle fingers.

Close-up photos taken by a courtroom photographer  revealed  the tiny letters, which made worldwide news   on entertainment websites.

Were the messages intended for the judge, who levied  the harsh sentence? Directives to the ever-present  paparazzi who follow Lohan’s every move? Perhaps a  silent snub to her estranged father, who attended the  court proceedings?   

Lohan let her middle-finger messages speak for  themselves until Wednesday afternoon, when she took  to her Twitter account to clarify the purpose of the  defiant digits.

   “It had nothing to do w/court,” Lohan wrote. “It’s an  airbrush design from a stencil.”   

Written expression on her hands is nothing new, though.  Lohan also has a tattoo on her right index finger that  reads “Shhh...” 

  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.” 

  The look is easy to create at home, she said, with a Sally  Hansen Nail Art Pen topped with a coat of clear  polish.

   Lohan’s criminal defence attorney, Shawn Chapman  Holley, who sat  beside the actress during the hearing,  was in court and not immediately available to comment  on the naughty nails.

   Ed McPherson, Lohan’s civil attorney who attended the  hearing and sat near her in court during breaks, said he  did not notice the message painted on her fingernails  and does not think she meant to disrespect the court.

   “Absolutely not,” he said.

   He said Lohan’s tearful statement in court  was  sincere.

   “I think she thinks that she’s come a long way,” he said.  “Obviously she’s very upset about this.” 

  The actress has had some good news: A probation  report said her six drug screenings since May were  clean of illicit drugs and alcohol. The reports showed the  screenings occurred after the actress missed a court  hearing and a judge imposed new restrictions, including  wearing an ankle alcohol monitor.

   The report was released a day after the judge  sentenced Lohan to  90 days in jail and a stint in rehab  for missing court-mandated alcohol education  classes.

   The report showed Lohan was taking a variety of  medications for which she had valid prescriptions, and  their use did not constitute  a probation violation.

   In addition, the “Mean Girls” star got a reprieve in  another pending court case when a judge delayed a civil  trial stemming from one of Lohan’s 2007 arrests.

   Her attorneys and four people suing her agreed to delay  a trial scheduled for later this month, citing her  upcoming jail sentence, which is set to begin July 20. No  new date for the civil trial was set.

   Lohan is being sued by a woman who was in a vehicle  chased by the actress and three other men who claim  Lohan involved them by taking a sport utility vehicle  without permission.

   Both sides have listed Lohan as a potential witness  during the trial.

   Lohan must wear an alcohol-monitoring anklet until she  surrenders for jail later this month.

After completing her time behind bars, she has two days  to report to a probation officer to begin formal  probation.

She is also required to spend 90 days in an  in-patient  substance-abuse programme.

   The back-to-back sentences are likely to prevent Lohan  from promoting her fashion line, 6126, which begins  shipping out to stores this month, and the Robert  Rodriguez movie “Machete,” set to  open in  September.

The sentence will also delay production of ”Inferno: A  Linda Lovelace Story,” in which Lohan stars as the title  character.




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