LOS ANGELES – Lindsay Lohan pleaded not guilty Wednesday to felony grand theft of a $2,500 necklace — a case that could return the troubled starlet to jail rather than the big screen.

She entered the plea through her attorney Shawn Chapman Holley after a judge scolded her about following the law.

“Look around this room,” Superior Court Judge Keith Schwartz told Lohan. “Everybody else has to follow the law. You’re no different than anyone else. So please, don’t push your luck.”

He set bail at $40,000. He warned that if she violated the law while free on bail he would have her arrested and held.

Lohan spoke little during the hearing except to acknowledge her name and that she understood the charge and the possible consequences.

The “Mean Girls” star was met by a swarm of photographers when she arrived at the courthouse in a white dress and sunglasses.

Prosecutors claim the 24-year-old starlet took the necklace in January.

If convicted of the theft charge, Lohan could face up to three years in state prison.

Holley said Lohan was entering an early disposition program where she could work out a deal to keep the case from going to trial.

She said Lohan has received good reports from her probation officer and has not failed any drug screens.

Prosecutors in Riverside County are considering whether to charge the actress with battery for an altercation with a rehab worker at the Betty Ford Center in December.

Ryan, Tatum filming OWN reality show

WASHINGTON – In a time when celebrities bare their souls in public every day, love means never having to say you’re sorry, unless it’s said on a reality show.

Ryan O’Neal and his daughter Tatum are filming such a show for Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network with the hope of further mending a relationship that was in tatters for years.

In a recent interview with the Associated Press, O’Neal said the series “was Tatum’s idea. She sold it to me.” He said, “Frankly, I didn’t think that anybody would be interested and so, I just agreed, hoping that it would go away.”

It didn’t. They’ve filmed about a half-dozen episodes so far. “She’s wonderful to have back in my life,” he said.

Their estrangement was at its worst when Tatum wrote about her father’s alleged drug abuse and being a bad father in her autobiography “Paper Life” in 2004. The healing began at the funeral of O’Neal’s longtime companion, Farrah Fawcett, in 2009.

Miller, Law split again

LONDON – Sienna Miller’s spokeswoman says the actress and Jude Law have split up for a second time.

Publicist Tori Cook said Wednesday that Miller, 29, and the “Sherlock Holmes” star, 38, are no longer in a relationship.

The couple met on the set of “Alfie” in 2003 and later became engaged, but separated after Law admitted a fling with his children’s nanny in 2005. They resumed their relationship in 2009.