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Lohan's drink tag could rule out film roles

A California judge has ordered Lindsay Lohan to wear an alcohol-monitoring tag and refused to ease restrictions involving drink and drug testing so the actress could make a film in Texas.

Lohan (23) sported an alcohol-monitoring ankle bracelet that came with tough restrictions on her probation that could cut into her career plans.

The measures were ordered after Lohan angered Superior Court judge Marsha Revel by failing to turn up for a hearing last week in Beverly Hills, instead attending the Cannes Film Festival in France.

Photos from Cannes showed the actress partying on a yacht into the late hours on the day she was supposed to be in court in Beverly Hills.

A bench warrant was issued for her arrest, then lifted when her lawyer posted bail, and Lohan flew back to the United States over the weekend.

Lohan's lawyer said the actress had her passport stolen in Cannes and could not travel in time to attend the hearing.

Lohan, wearing a dark grey trouser suit, arrived in court a few minutes late and appeared sombre and concerned when she conferred with her lawyer about the move to attach the bracelet and require drug and alcohol testing every week in the Los Angeles area.

The bracelet gets a signal through the skin if a person has been drinking and sends the signal to the company that monitors it.

Lohan was wearing one when she left the Promises rehab centre in Malibu in 2007. She posed for a promotional picture that year in a bikini, the ankle bracelet and spike heels.

Lohan's lawyer, Shawn Holley, told Judge Revel that Lohan was planning to travel to Texas to film a movie called Machete.

Judge Revel suggested she might have to delay the project and was unmoved by a suggestion that Lohan could fulfil the probation requirements in Texas.

She spent more than two hours after the hearing waiting for a bracelet to be placed on her ankle. Lohan must wear the bracelet until the July hearing, when the judge will decide if it will remain in place.