Lindsay Lohan shoots down plea bargain for trial 

Lindsay Lohan is taking a gamble to prove she is innocent of felony charges. The actress reportedly plans to turn down a plea bargain that would entail prison time, so her grand theft felony case will go to trial.

The troubled starlet is accused of purloining a necklace that she maintains was on loan to her.

“I didn’t steal,” she said after leaving a court hearing Wednesday, according to TMZ.

LiLo and her lawyer are mulling the terms of a plea deal prosecutors offered in a closed-chamber meeting with the judge, but reportedly she has her mind set against accepting.

“If you plead in front of me, if this case is resolved in front of me, you are going to jail,” the judge informed La Linds at the hearing. “Period.”

Lindsay, who showed up at the courthouse in a black shirt and white pants, is due back in court March 11, when she could decide to plead guilty after all. If the case goes to trial and she is found guilty, LiLo could face a year in state prison. Tune in next time.

Ring It Up

Is Paris Hilton getting engaged? The heiress and nightclub impresario beau Cy Waits were spotted at a ritzy New York jewelry store Friday — and they were not scouting friendship bracelets.

“They shopped for engagement rings,” a source told People magazine. “They were really cute together. Paris was making comments about the rings and joking that her ring has to be at least 24 carats.” (Joking? Sure.)

The pair have been dating since summer, when their new romance weathered an infamous bust for alleged drug possession, followed by the loss of Cy’s job at the Wynn Las Vegas.

Though they did not seal a deal on betrothal bling, the celebutante “walked out sporting a $25,000 white gold and black diamond-encrusted ring,” the source said.

“The couple were shopping in New York looking for something special for Paris’ 30th birthday [Feb. 17],” a rep said of the outing.

Uh, so that Lexus he got her was not special enough?

Textual Chemistry

This would be a hot romance: According to a British tabloid (yes, we know, never a sign of reliability), Rihanna has been exchanging flirty texts with Colin Farrell since the Barbadian songbird and the Irish actor met on a British talk show recently.

“Colin was taken aback by some of the texts,” a source told the U.K.’s Sun. “He reckons he might well be in there. They’re both single, so why not?”

Why not indeed? Let the rumor mill spin!

‘Loose Cannon’?

“I Am Number Four” stars Alex Pettyfer and Dianna Agron have split up after less than a year together. And now that she has moved out of the home they shared, the “Glee” actress “is staying at a hotel under an alias,” a source told Us magazine.

Why the secrecy? Alex is acting like “a psycho loose cannon” since the breakup, per the source.

Now if you had a famous friend who was scared of her ex-boyfriend and hiding out at a hotel under an assumed name, would you tip off a tabloid?

Kitty Raymond is an entertainment writer and astrologer. She welcomes feedback at

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