( 4UMF NEWS ) Lindsay Lohan Misses First Day Of Community Service:
Lindsay Lohan cut class.
The “Mean Girls” star failed to make it to a Brooklyn preschool Tuesday to begin a whirlwind of 10-hour shifts she’s planning to serve in a bid to complete 115 hours of community service by May 28.
Lohan, who has lived in London since late last year to perform in the David Mamet play “Speed the Plow,” landed in New York Tuesday afternoon, forcing school officials at Duffield Children’s Center in Fort Greene to fumble for excuses to explain the star’s absence on her first day of class.
The tardiness left a source familiar with Lohan’s predicament “speechless,” especially considering the actress claimed she was “home in nyc” in social media posts Monday—even though she was most likely still in London.
She was expected to pick up the slack and begin work Wednesday.
“She will be doing her community service with us,” Ivonne Lopez, Duffield’s director of early childhood programs, said Tuesday outside the brick building on Fleet Pl.
Lopez attributed Lohan’s one-day delay to unspecified hurdles, saying, “She needs to be cleared.”
A Tuesday letter to parents said the actress would be working with kids under constant supervision, much like a previous stint when she was filmed at Duffield for her Oprah-backed TV show “Lindsay.”
“If she’s going to interact with the kids, maybe she should talk about the positives of her negative situation,” said Shari Cheeks, the mother of a 3-year-old Duffield student. “Everybody has their ups and downs and we all do things to get ourselves in trouble.”
A Los Angeles County judge ordered Lohan to complete 240 hours of community service and 90 days of lockdown rehab when she pleaded no contest to reckless driving and lying to a cop about a 2012 crash in Santa Monica.
Lohan thought she was done when she turned in a log from London-based Community Service Volunteers in January, but prosecutors challenged the hours. She agreed to serve 125 more hours by May 28.