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Actress Lohan turns up late for community service in morgue

LINDSAY LOHAN Lohan arrived late to her first day of community service yesterday and was turned away in another blunder in the actress' effort to prove that she is complying with terms of her probation.

The actress had been told to arrive at 8am at the county morgue but was 40 minutes late. The actress was told to try again today, but will have to arrive at 7am.

Steve Honig, Lohan's spokesman, said in a statement that the actress was late because she didn't know which entrance to report to and "and confusion caused by the media waiting for her arrival".

Lohan apologised later on Twitter, saying: "I'm sorry for the confusion that I may of [sic] caused to those at the Coroner's office. Won't happen again, now I know where to go!

"With all the stress and pressure from yesterday and today, I've never been so happy to go to therapy!!!!" she also tweeted.

The Mean Girls star's late arrival at the morgue came a day after she was scolded by a judge for being terminated from community service at a women's shelter. The hearing ended with Lohan being led from court in handcuffs.

She later posted $100,000 (¤72,000) bail and was released.

She remains on probation for a pair of drunk driving arrests in 2007 and a misdemeanor theft case filed earlier this year after she was accused of taking a $2,500 (¤1,800) necklace without permission. She pleaded no contest in that theft case.

Superior Court Judge Stephanie Sautner ordered Lohan to complete 16 hours of work at the morgue before a hearing on November 2. The judge will determine whether Lohan violated the terms of her probation by being terminated from the Downtown Women's Center after being late several times and not showing up for her service.

The actress had done community service in recent days with the American Red Cross, but Sautner said Lohan would not get credit for that work as part of her court case.

Lohan's duties at the morgue will include cleaning and stocking toilets, mopping floors and washing the sheets that the facility uses.

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