LOS ANGELES – Lindsay Lohan’s attorney said Saturday that her client did not steal a $2,500 necklace and would fight any charges if they are filed.

The statement from attorney Shawn Chapman Holley was the first official word from the 24-year-old actress’ camp since police revealed they were investigating the troubled starlet for grand theft.

“We vehemently deny these allegations and, if charges are filed, we will fight them in court, not in the press,” Holley said.

Kamofie & Co., a Venice custom jewelry store, reported the necklace stolen on Jan. 22, roughly three weeks after the actress was released from three months of court-ordered rehab at the Betty Ford Center.

Police obtained a search warrant Tuesday to try to retrieve the necklace from Lohan’s house, but the item was turned in to detectives before the warrant could be executed.

If she is charged, the case would be the latest problem for the actress, who has struggled to comply with the terms of her probation for a 2007 drunken-driving case.

Judges sent her to jail last year twice for violating her probation, and a judge has threatened to sentence her to up to six months in jail if she cannot stay out of trouble.

Prosecutors in Riverside County were also considering pressing battery charges against Lohan in connection with a December altercation with a rehab worker at the Betty Ford Center.

The “Mean Girls” star was due in court on Feb. 25 for a probation status hearing.

The Ford center stay, her fifth rehab session, came after she admitted failing a drug test shortly after being granted early release from another treatment program.

Lohan’s court struggles and treatment have taken a serious toll on the former Disney star’s career. Her role as porn star Linda Lovelace in a biopic was recast last year while Lohan was at Betty Ford, and no replacement projects have been announced.

Performers honor Reagan 

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. – Former first lady Nancy Reagan praised her late husband Sunday, laying a wreath on his grave and singing “Happy Birthday” with the Beach Boys as actors, musicians, former advisers and friends paid tribute to Ronald Reagan on the 100th anniversary of his birth.

Nancy Reagan, 89, greeted the crowd of about 1,500 invited dignitaries on the east lawn of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley.

“I know that Ronnie would be thrilled,” she said, looking skyward, “and is thrilled, to have all of you share in his 100th birthday.”

After a crowd including son Ron Reagan and ex-Vice President Dick Cheney rose to its feet in applause, she shouted “Happy birthday, Ronnie!”

Former Cabinet secretary and close Reagan friend James Baker III and actor Gary Sinise were among many who spoke in praise of the Gipper.

“The Reagan Revolution did not end when he left office 22 years ago, or when he left Nancy and all of us on June the 5th, 2004,” said Baker. “The lessons Ronald Reagan taught us about freedom, and common sense and self-reliance remain every bit as true today as they were then.”

Reagan was 93 when he died on June 5, 2004, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Game draws celebrity fans 

ARLINGTON, Texas – The football field wasn’t the only place fans could get a glimpse of stars at the Super Bowl on Sunday — there were plenty of famous faces watching the game.

Celebrities at Cowboys Stadium to watch the matchup between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers. Hugh Jackman, John Travolta, Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas were among the attendees. Owen Wilson and Jamie Foxx — who both grew up in North Texas — were also there.

Sports Illustrated model Brooklyn Decker, who is married to Andy Roddick and stars in the upcoming film “Just Go With It” with Sandler and Aniston, said she’s a big football fan and was excited to be there.