LOS ANGELES – A judge warned Lindsay Lohan Thursday that she must spend more time doing community service and enroll in psychological counseling or risk running into problems with her probation.

In a separate development, Lohan was sued for assault and battery in Riverside County by a former worker at the Betty Ford Center who had a dispute with the actress in December.

In Los Angeles, Superior Court Judge Stephanie Sautner reminded the actress during a status hearing in her criminal cases that she had to complete 480 hours of community service by April, and that she would not grant any extensions, even if Lohan is working on a film.

“She’s not going to get five minutes more than one year” to complete the service at a shelter for women and the county morgue, Sautner said.

The judge opened the hearing by telling Lohan that probation officials had submitted a report stating she had violated the terms of her release.

“Don’t look shocked Ms. Lohan because it isn’t true,” Sautner said, explaining the probation officer was relying on incorrect information.

The judge did chide the actress for not providing officials with a phone number where she could be reached for monitoring.

It was Lohan’s first appearance in court since completing 35 days of house arrest. Her attorney, Shawn Holley, noted the actress was prohibited from doing community service during that time.

Lohan, 25, has completed one of four anti-shoplifting classes. Sautner said she must complete the rest before returning to court on Oct. 19.

Holley said her client is having trouble enrolling in court-ordered psychological counseling. Sautner agreed that the actress should not have to enroll in group treatment, but said Lohan must find someone to counsel her within three weeks.

Chris Brown to star in romantic comedy coming out in April

NEW YORK – It would have seemed improbable two years ago, but Chris Brown is coming to a theater near you in a romantic comedy.

The singer and actor will star alongside Steve Harvey, Gabrielle Union, Oscar-nominee Taraji P. Henson and Michael Ealy in “Think Like A Man,” an adaptation of Harvey’s best-selling advice book for women, “Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man.”

Details on the casting were confirmed Thursday by a representative for Screen Gems, which is producing the movie.

Brown’s involvement in the movie is another sign of his remarkable comeback since his 2009 attack on girlfriend Rihanna, for which he pleaded guilty to assault. His album “F.A.M.E” has gone gold, and last week a record crowd of 18,000 fans showed up to see him perform on the “Today” show.

Brown has acted in other movies, including “Takers” and “Stomp the Yard.”

Filming has begun in Los Angeles, and the movie is due out April 6.

Colorado sheriff not happy with ‘Dog’

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. – A Colorado sheriff has a bone to pick with Duane “Dog” Chapman, star of the A&E show “Dog the Bounty Hunter.”

Mesa County Sheriff Stan Hilkey said on a blog that Chapman excessively pepper-sprayed a fugitive during a scuffle and then took him into the sheriff’s office Wednesday without decontaminating the man first.

Sheriff’s staffers and the public were in danger, while Chapman stayed outside “prancing back and forth waving his golden locks for the camera,” Hilkey wrote on the blog.

Authorities aren’t investigating why the suspect was pepper-sprayed, The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reported.

Chapman and his wife, Beth, said on Thursday that they were puzzled by the sheriff’s reaction.

“I don’t know what his beef is. I don’t understand his gripe,” Beth Chapman said. “We caught a dangerous felon.”

Court records show that suspect they rounded up was wanted on warrants for failure to appear in two felony cases involving possession of methamphetamine, according to the Sentinel.

Chapman said one of his staff shot a pepper-ball gun at the suspect and the powder-like spray shot over everybody in the immediate area. The Chapmans declined to disclose the details, saying they didn’t want to spoil the episode for viewers.

– From news service reports