Actress Lindsay Lohan was in court again on Wednesday this week – earning praise from the judge!

Yep, that’s right.  Judge Stephanie Sautner announced proudly to Lohan, “You’re in the home stretch!”  Sautner was also impressed – for the third consecutive time – that Lindsay completed her therapy sessions and required community service.  Now, is it right to be proud of someone when they complete something that’s REQUIRED by the court?!  Sautner also proclaimed, “You seem to be getting your life back on track.”

Anyway, Lohan has one more progress hearing set for March 29.  And by that date, she must have completed her final two weeks stint of community service at the LA County morgue, along with five more therapy sessions.  And if she stays on track, she’ll be placed on “informal probation,” meaning that all she has to do is obey all laws.  So… aren’t we ALL on “informal probation?”

Just a few hours after receiving her positive review from Judge Sautner, Lohan was back on the red carpet at an Oscars art event in Beverly Hills.  We assume she was invited.

While her legal issues are almost over, what’s next for her career?  Lohan is slated to host “Saturday Night Live” coming up in March, but can that jump start her back into getting film roles?

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