Lindsay Lohan on Leno: 'Not a kid anymore' -- she's the cleaning crew
Lindsay Lohan, who will start in on 480 hours of community service by week's end, has stopped by "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" to tape an interview. According to a show source, LiLo earned a standing ovation Monday for her efforts.
Actress Kristin Chenoweth was bumped from Leno's scheduled lineup for Tuesday, when the last-minute Lohan chat will air.
In discussing her court appearance, her time in jail before posting bail and her reaction to the probation-violation sentence, Lohan noted that a lot of decisions were made for her early on. After achieving success so quickly, she said, it was hard to take time to appreciate all that had come her way.
"But I'm not a kid anymore," she told Leno. "I'm 24, I've made a lot of mistakes and I recognize that. I'm in the clear now, and as long as I stay focused, I can achieve what I want to achieve."
Judge Stephanie Sautner on Friday sentenced Lohan to 120 days in jail, 360 hours of service at the downtown Women's Center on skid row and 120 hours at the Mission Road coroner's office. The judge also reduced the theft charge from a felony to a misdemeanor. Though the actress is appealing the jail sentence, she still has to start her community service hours within a week and, if the sentence stands, finish them within a year.
And so it goes -- despite her recent casting in "Gotti: Three Generations," Lindsay's next role will be playing a janitor in real life.
"We have community service workers all the time," Assistant Chief Ed Winter of the coroner's office told L.A. Now. "They do janitorial tasks. They clean up and sweep up."
Meanwhile, insisting that LiLo is clean and sober, close friend Nathan Folks told People over the weekend that when it comes to her pending trial on a misdemeanor theft charge, the actress "is angry because she has been working so hard on turning her life around."
"She didn't do what they said she did," added Folks, 24, a producer. "She didn't steal that necklace." (Remember the buzz-worthy white dress that some said was to signify her innocence when she appeared in court in February?)
The "Mean Girls" star has another hearing May 11 at the Airport Courthouse; her trial in the jewelry-theft case is scheduled to begin June 3.
-- Christie D'Zurilla
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Photo: Shawn Chapman Holley and Lindsay Lohan arrive at L.A.'s Airport Courthouse on April 22, 2011. Credit: Valerie Macon / Getty Images