Lohan on February 7. (Kevin Mazur/WireImage)Lindsay Lohan is desperate to improve her image before she goes back to court next month … and omg! has learned how she might go about doing it.
The “Liz & Dick” actress is currently in talks to donate her time to Trinity Athletics, a gym where underprivileged girls can get scholarships to learn to tumble and cheer in Johns Creek, Georgia – and it's set to happen before March 18, when she’s due in Judge Stephanie Sautner’s Santa Monica, California, court to face three charges, including lying to police.
Kourtney Calano, the founder of the Baby & I Foundation in Atlanta, tells omg! exclusively that after Lohan generously gifted her charity with $50,000 in 2011, she reached out to the actress’ team “about mentoring young girls at a nearby gym, where the owner has given a lot of her cheerleading hopefuls free grants to be able to cheer and follow their dreams, some even Olympic hopefuls. This is something that is still in the working stages, where Lindsay will be a possible mentor to these young girls for a day to uplift them and let them know she too has struggled and overcome so much adversity in life."
But Lohan, 26, shouldn't book that flight to Georgia just yet. "We have yet to make any arrangements with Ms. Lohan about mentoring our girls,” Trinity Athletics owner Cori Davenport tells omg!. “We are very busy at the moment on focusing on our upcoming NCA Nationals and that is our only focus presently. I believe everyone deserves a second chance, and everyone makes mistakes. I applaud Ms. Lohan for wanting to make a difference in people's lives, especially young girls so they don't take the same road she has."
Indeed, Lohan is eager to get some positive press as the days creep closer to her March 18 trial. On Friday, her new lawyer, Mark Jay Heller, filed court documents asking the judge to “slow track” the case since Lohan is “pursing and participating in certain activities, which will benefit her and afford her more of an opportunity to be a productive and responsible person and contributor to society.”
Lohan's rep did not immediately respond to omg!'s request for comment on her mentoring plans.
Of course, this could all just be a ruse to make the actress look better in the eyes of the law. The judge in her case, Stephanie Sautner, is due to retire on April 5 ... and perhaps Lohan and her legal team are hoping to make a positive impression on her replacement.
Can Lindsay really change her spots? We hope so … but actions speak louder than words and only time will tell.
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