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Lindsay Lohan enters no-contest plea, may skip jail

Lindsay Lohan and attorney Shawn Holley at a hearing in March. (Reuters)

As expected, Lindsay Lohan’s attorney, Shawn Holley, today entered a no-contest plea to a misdemeanor grand theft charge. Holley entered the plea on behalf of Lohan, who did not appear in court, the Associated Press reports.

That charge stems from a case involving a $2,5000 necklace that Lohan allegedly stole from a Santa Monica, Calif., jewelry store.

Superior Court Judge Stephanie Sautner accepted the plea and ordered the actress to seek psychological counseling and remain on probation until November.

The judge had already ruled that Lohan’s involvement in the theft case violated the terms of her probation, which stemmed from a 2007 DUI case. Although Lohan could face up to 120 days in prison for that probation violation, the Associated Press and other outlets report that her sentence will be drastically reduced and that she might serve it on house arrest, as opposed to in a jailhouse.

Lohan is attempting to get her career back on track by co-starring in “Gotti: Three Generations,” which begins production this fall. Given today’s outcome, her problems with the law shouldn’t interfere with those plans.

When she isn’t at a movie theater or writing about movies, Jen Chaney is ... um ... probably at home, watching a movie.

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