Tattle: Lindsay says she didn't steal jewels, they were on Lohan

"How to Train Your Dragon": Best animation in a Pixar-less world.
"How to Train Your Dragon": Best animation in a Pixar-less world.
Posted: February 07, 2011

LINDSAY LOHAN could be charged with felony grand theft today for allegedly stealing a $2,500 necklace from a Venice, Calif., jewelry store.

According to TMZ.com, Lindsay's 24/7 lawyer, Shawn Chapman Holley, like every lawyer, swears that her client is innocent.

Holley told TMZ, "We vehemently deny these allegations and, if charges are filed, we will fight them in court, not in the press."

Aw, come on, fight them in the press.

If charged and convicted, Lindsay faces a maximum of three years in prison.

Lindsay reportedly believes that she is being charged not because she walked out of a jewelry store with a necklace she hadn't bought, but because she is an easy target.

A TMZ source said Lindsay thinks that the jewelry store owner is seizing the moment by concocting a story that she stole the necklace that she insists was loaned to her.

What "moment" the store owner is seizing hasn't yet been explained.

The allegedly purloined necklace, by the way, is currently being held as evidence by the LAPD.

Awards season

"How to Train Your Dragon" swept the animation prizes at the International Animated Film Society's Annie Awards, with the DreamWorks production winning 10 trophies, including best picture.

Disney's Pixar Animation ("Toy Story 3") boycotted the ceremony because the studio claims that the voting procedures are stacked in favor of DreamWorks Animation movies.

* "Inception" writer

Christopher Nolan won for best original screenplay and "The Social Network" writer Aaron Sorkin won for best adapted screenplay at the Writers Guild of America Awards on Saturday.

Where, we wonder, are the sexy red-carpet photos from that event?

"The King's Speech," "Toy Story 3" and "Winter's Bone" were not eligible for WGA awards as they were not made under the writing union's contract guidelines.

In other WGA categories, Charles Ferguson, Chad Beck and Adam Bolt won best documentary screenplay honors for "Inside Job," a chronicle of the 2008 economic meltdown, executive produced by Jeffrey and Christina Lurie.

Writers from "Mad Men" and "Modern Family" won for best drama and comedy series, respectively.

L.A. school lunch: Still crap

"Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution" won't be cooking up a season of healthy food in Los Angeles schools.

The filming permit for the celebrity chef's ABC series was terminated this week, said Los Angeles Unified School District spokesman Robert Alaniz.

He said that Oliver had been filming for two weeks at one school but that the decision was made to ban him from others because he failed to submit a proposal about his plans to officials.

"We decided to put a halt to it until we receive that proposal," said Alaniz. "We really don't want to be part of reality TV. The success formula for reality TV is drama and conflict. We're just not interested in either. This serves as a wake-up call. We're not interested in participating in reality TV across the district. We just don't want to go there."

Then why, may we ask, did you agree to go there?

Did Big Sweets and Big Soda get to you, L.A. schools?

Were you brought to your knees by the "Ketchup is a Vegetable" Lobby?

"The school fought for me to get into their school, as did the teachers and the parent groups," Oliver said at the UCLA School of Public Health, according to a transcript. "Yesterday, my filming permit was terminated because I can't promise that the LAUSD doesn't look good."

Alaniz said that the district was hesitant to be part of another reality-TV production after he said that the NBC school makeover show "School Pride" left behind a substandard paint job at Hollenbeck Middle School last year that cost the district $116,000 to repair.

If you're spending $116,000 to paint a school, you have bigger problems than Jamie Oliver.


* According to BANGShowbiz. com, Cory Monteith ("Glee") used to be a big fan of animated warrior princess "She-Ra: Princess of Power" and her skimpy outfits.

"My first crush was on She-Ra," he said. "There is something about a woman in a fur bikini with a sword that just does it for me."

How many times has that line been used in a porn film?

* Jaime Pressly ("My Name Is Earl") has pleaded not guilty to drunk-driving charges in Los Angeles.

Santa Monica prosecutors charged Pressly with driving under the influence and having a blood alcohol content of more than .20.

* Telling you all you need to know about the audience MTV is trying to reach, Lauren Conrad says that the "Jersey Shore" network pulled her new reality show because it was "too high brow."

* Charlie Sheen porn pal Bree Olson was arrested last week in Indiana on suspicion of DUI.

TMZ.com, citing law-enforcement officials, said that Bree was driving a black Lexus when she was involved in a single-car accident. She was not hurt.

It was unclear whether Bree's airbags deployed.

Or the car's.

Daily News wire services contributed to this report.

E-mail gensleh@phillynews.com.

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