7 p.m. Update
The judge handling Lindsay Lohan's case agreed with defense lawyers' wishes to let the "Machete" actress "slip out quietly" to avoid a media frenzy, a person close to the case told TheWrap on Tuesday night.
The person said there are no plans for her to attend Wednesday's hearing in Beverly Hills, but that could change. But Lohan's early release doesn't mean she's seen the last of UCLA or rehab.
As Wednesday's hearing will determine, LiLo will have specific out-patient obligations that will require her to meet regularly with doctors and counselors.
Such a regimen means it is unlikely that the actress will be able to attend the premiere of Robert Rodriguez's "Machete," the only film the actress has in the cab, on Sept. 1 at the Venice Film Festival in Italy. "Machete" opens nationwide on Sept 3.
Update Tuesday 6:20 p.m.
It looks like the luck of Lindsay Lohan has borne fruit again. As first reported by RadarOnline, the 24-year-old was released late Tuesday afternoon from her inpatient treatment program at UCLA, after only 22 days.
Lohan was court-ordered to serve 90 days in the program, but UCLA doctors and obviously Judge Elden Fox agreed that the actress had done well enough to sleep in her own bed.
Before the rehab program, the actress spent just 13 days of a 90-day jail sentence.
Lohan representatives or the L.A. district attorney's office could not be reached immediately for comment.
A hearing is scheduled in front of Judge Fox Wednesday morning.
More to come
Update Tuesday 3:40 p.m.:
Hold your horses. If Lindsay Lohan has signed her discharge papers and is getting out of rehab at UCLA on Tuesday — as is being reported by RadarOnline and floating around the web — that's news to the L.A. district attorney's office.
"We've heard nothing new except that there is a hearing scheduled for tomorrow morning," spokesperson Sandi Gibbons told TheWrap. Attempts to reach Lohan's attorney, Shawn Chapman Holley, were not returned immediately.
Holley and Deputy D.A. Danette Meyer are expected to appear before Judge Elden Fox, the new judge in the Lohan case, first thing Wednesday morning for a probation modification hearing and progress report on the actress' program.
Judge Elden Fox was going to say something about Lindsay Lohan's stay in rehab Tuesday.
Now he isn’t. Wednesday he is still supposed to.
In fact, according to TMZ, Lindsay might find herself a free bird Wednesday. A person close to the case would not confirm that to TheWrap but did say that Lohan’s scheduled hearing would decide “whether she gets to change to outpatient treatment.”
What is for sure is that an announcement went out from the Los Angeles Superior Court that no order or hearing is anticipated Tuesday.
That follows on the sudden announcement and confirmation late Monday from court spokesperson Allan Parachini that Fox, the recently appointed judge in Lohan’s case, would be making a ruling in the case sometime in the afternoon.
It was anticipated that the judge, who met with Lohan’s defense lawyer Shawn Chapman Holley in chambers on Monday, would begin a process that would see the actress out of her court-ordered 90-day UCLA rehab stint several weeks earlier than initially expected.
UCLA doctors have reported that Lohan is off all substances, prescription and otherwise, and doing well in treatment.
Lindsay, who is just over three weeks into her in-patient program since getting out of a jail, will not be at the Wednesday hearing. Deputy District Attorney Danette Meyer and Holley will be before Judge Fox.
Unless there is another change in this fast moving drama.