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Lindsay Lohan makes light of legal woes on 'Saturday Night Live'

March 4, 2012 |  8:50 am

Lindsay Lohan's appearance on "Saturday Night Live" not unexpectedly included some references to her experiences in the Los Angeles criminal justice system.

Lohan's appearance had been billed as the beginning of a career comeback after several years of court appearances and brushes with the law.

During the monologue, she made light of her time wearing an electronic monitoring device while on probation. At one point, a security alarm went off and she exclaimed: "Wait, so the alarm goes off if I leave the stage? I thought it was if I left the studio!" Then and another cast member checked her eyes to see if she appeared to be intoxicated.

In a prison sketch based on the "Scared Straight" series, she played herself and talked about rehab.

Lohan, who is within weeks of completing the probationary requirements ordered by a Los Angeles judge for the actress' shoplifting and drunk driving convictions, told the "Today" show in an interview to air this week: "I had to get that wake-up call."

A Los Angeles judge told her recently that her current legal troubles should be over by March 29.

"Miss Lohan, you're in the home stretch," Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Stephanie Sautner told Lohan this month. "You seem to be getting your life back on track."

Lohan told "Today" that, despite her hard-partying reputation, she's "become more of a homebody. And I like that."

Asked if she could be trusted to resume her entertainment career, she added: "I think that that's going to take -- I think that takes time. And I think that it's actions."


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