Actress pleads to DUI charge

Miami � Actress Natasha Lyonne pleaded guilty Monday to a drunken driving charge from a Miami Beach crash last year.

Under the plea agreement, the 23-year-old "American Pie" co-star will have her driver's license suspended for six months. She also was fined $729, sentenced to six months probation and 50 hours of community service, and must take part in a victim impact panel conducted by Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

Miami Beach Police arrested Lyonne last August after she crashed her rental car. She and a passenger, actor Adam Goldberg, weren't injured.

Be part of the movie magic

New York � Want to be in a movie with Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez? Kevin Smith wants to give you a chance.

The writer-director is recruiting extras for his upcoming movie "Jersey Girl" through his View Askew Web site.

"Now, mind you, this isn't for speaking parts; all of those are already taken," the Web site says. "But that doesn't mean you still can't be a part of the Movie Magic (actual Movie Magic not guaranteed) as an Extra!"

"Jersey Girl," co-starring Liv Tyler and George Carlin, is scheduled for release next year.

Chicks give radio feedback

New York� The Dixie Chicks' new single takes some digs at the same radio stations they hope will play it.

Written by Nashville singer-songwriter Darrell Scott, "Long Time Gone," slams country playlists for ignoring musical legends in favor of songs with no soul. "They sound tired but they don't sound Haggard," goes one line. "They got money but they don't got Cash."

Fiddle player Martie Maguire says the band wasn't trying to make "a political statement" with "Long Time Gone," or past releases, including their song about a woman who kills her abusive husband.

"We've had a lot of controversy in our career, and it's never been intentional," she told The New York Times. "We didn't release 'Goodbye Earl,' to get back at wife beaters. We're more lighthearted than that."

Johnny Cash hospitalized

Nashville, Tenn. � Johnny Cash was hospitalized Monday after suffering an allergic reaction to either food or medicine, his manager said.

Lou Robin said the 70-year-old country music legend might remain at Baptist Hospital overnight, but that his doctors didn't think the problem was anything serious.

"They're always cautious with any trouble he might have," Robin said.

Cash suffers from autonomic neuropathy, a disease of the nervous system that makes him susceptible to pneumonia. He was hospitalized twice last fall for treatment of bronchitis.


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