LOS ANGELES — Actress Lindsay Lohan faces a preliminary hearing on allegations she stole a $2,500 necklace from a Venice, Calif., jewelry store unless she accepts an offer of no more than 90 days in jail if she pleads guilty to grand theft, according to a source familiar with the case.

Despite the offer last week by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Keith Schwartz to Lohan’s lawyer, the actress has so far refused to consider any time in jail and has insisted she never took anything intentionally, the source said. If need be, she’ll go to trial, according to the source.

Schwartz initially said Lohan would have a deadline of March 10 to resolve the case in his court, but last week he set an interim date of March 25.

He told the “Mean Girls” actress that she’d either show up on that date, enter a plea and get some jail time or not appear at all and the case would be set for a hearing before Judge Stephanie Sautner. The hearing would determine whether there is enough evidence to try the case.

Schwartz warned Lohan that Sautner would hear the jewelry theft case while also considering whether the conduct amounted to a violation of Lohan’s probation on a 2007 misdemeanor drunken-driving conviction.

Sautner could jail Lohan on the probation violation if she finds Lohan in violation even before a trial on the Jan. 22 alleged necklace theft.

Schwartz previously warned Lohan that any settlement would result in her going to jail. He also said she would need to enter court-supervised therapy and have a 12-step program sponsor independent of her family and friends.

Splint lets singer ski after he fractures leg


BOSTON — Grammy winner James Taylor has broken his leg and injured his shoulder while on a ski vacation with his family in Utah.

An assistant for Taylor confirmed in an e-mail a report in Tuesday’s Boston Globe that Taylor fractured his leg Monday on the first day of the vacation in Utah. No further details were released.

The report said Taylor had doctors fashion a splint that would allow him to keep on skiing.

Sheen’s live tour adds dates


LOS ANGELES — Charlie Sheen is bringing his live show to five more venues, including New York’s famed Radio City Music Hall.

Sheen is adding five dates to his “Violent Torpedo of Truth” tour. Tickets go on sale Thursday for performances in Ohio, Connecticut, Boston and New York City.

The actor’s shows in Detroit and Chicago on April 2 and 3 sold out quickly.

Zsa-Zsa Gabor bedridden


LOS ANGELES — Blood flow to Zsa Zsa Gabor’s left leg has improved since she was released from a hospital earlier this month, a publicist said Tuesday.

Doctors have been using medications to treat the 94-year-old actress at home after she declined to have the leg amputated when blood flow suddenly stopped, publicist John Blanchette said.

“We don’t expect her to get better,” said Gabor’s husband, Frederic Prinz von Anhalt. “She will be in bed for the rest of her life.”