Lindsay Lohan: Will Jail Hurt Her Career?

Entertainment Jul. 7, 2010 AT 1:35PM
Lindsay Lohan: Will Jail Hurt Her Career? Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Lindsay Lohan's upcoming stint in jail and then rehab won't just keep her out of Hollywood clubs. Ordered to surrender to authorities on July 20, the 24-year-old, previously called "uninsurable" thanks to her erratic behavior, will also be taking an inconvenient break from her film and fashion projects.

Sentenced on Tuesday to 90 days in jail and 90 days in rehab for violating her probation related to a 2007 DUI arrest, the hard-partying Lohan had multiple professional commitments on her agenda.

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Lohan will be unable to promote her action flick Machete, set for a theatrical release in September; Fox studios had no comment to the Associated Press following her sentencing.

Also hampered: production on Inferno: A Linda Lovelace Story, in which the former child star was slated to play the title role of a real-life porn actress. The biopic's writer-director told the Associated Press that he is "100 percent behind Lindsay" despite her sentencing. "We are proud to have this remarkable artist on our film."

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The Mean Girls star was also in negotiations to star in the film The Dry Gulch Kid (about country music legend Willie Nelson), according to producer Kerry Wallum. "We're behind her," Wallum told the AP. "We'll wait until all of this blows over."

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Then there's Lohan's burgeoning fashion career. Items from her fashion line 6126 -- she helped design the pieces and plan the marketing -- hit department stores this month. Although Lohan already shot ads for 6126, she'll now be unable to further promote the clothes. Her business partner Kristi Kaylor didn't respond to requests for comment.

Still, Lohan's jail time -- if not her rehab time -- may be far less than 90 days. A spokesperson for the L.A. Sheriff's Department told Access Hollywood that the actress could serve just 25 percent of her sentence due to jail overcrowding.

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Back in 2007, the actress spent just 84 minutes of a 24-hour sentence at the women's Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood, Calif.

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