Lindsay Lohan

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UPDATE: Lindsay tweeted Wednesday to a pal: "didn't we do our nails as a joke with our friend dc? it had nothing to do w/court.. it's an airbrush design from a stencil xx"

Now we have a better idea what Lindsay Lohan was scribbling in court Tuesday before she was sent to the slammer. And for her sake, let's just hope the judge can't see the fine print.

Close-up photos reveal that the probation-violating starlet had written "F--k U" on her middle fingernail, not the kind of message she'd want to send to the person about to hand her 90 days in jail for failing to attend alcohol-education classes as stipulated in her 2007 DUI case.

Throughout yesterday's proceedings, Lohan frequently had her hands curled underneath her chin, her middle finger aimed in the direction of the witness stand and Judge Marsha Revel, whose sentence would later prompt a teary LiLo to burst into hysterics.

Adding to the histrionics, before learning her fate, Lohan had a run-in earlier in the day with a process server who served her legal papers in a lawsuit.

The server—who, as irony has it, works for a company called Tough as Nails—approached Lindsay at about 8:25 a.m., while she was in the elevator of the Beverly Hills courthouse, about to enter Revel's courtroom. Lohan reportedly "freaked out," demanding the server be removed from the elevator and refusing to take the paperwork.

The server tossed the legal docs on the ground at her feet, which under California law is good enough for Lohan to have officially been "served."

The 24-year-old actress is being sued by Tough as Nails for failing to pay a nearly $17,000 tab at the company's Church Boutique.

Talk about getting nailed.

Meanwhile, Lohan's getting a reprieve in another case tied to one of her DUI cases.

Due to her upcoming stint in the pokey, the judge presiding over an assault and battery civil suit against Lohan has decided to indefinitely postpone a trial set for later this month. Lohan is being sued by a woman and three men who were in the vehicle she was pursuing the night police busted her.

Lohan must surrender by July 20 to begin serving her jail time.

(Originally published July 7, 2010, at 8:10 a.m. PT)

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