MIAMI (AP) -- Actress Natasha Lyonne will plead guilty to a drunken driving charge from a crash last August, attorneys said.
Assistant State Attorney Lara Penn said a plea agreement has been reached that will sentence the 23-year-old as a first-time offender.
Penn said Lyonne will plead guilty, pay a $250 fine, $749 in court costs and other charges, have her driver's license suspended for six months, have her own car impounded for 10 days and be required to perform 50 hours of community service.
The co-star of the "American Pie" movies also will be placed on six-months probation, attend a two-hour victim impact panel conducted by Mothers Against Drunk Driving, and pay restitution for a road sign damaged in the crash.
No jury trial for Aniston about topless photo
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A federal judge rejected Jennifer Aniston's request for a jury trial in her lawsuit against the publishers of two magazines that featured a photo of her sunbathing topless in her backyard.
U.S. District Judge Ronald S. Lew said Monday that her lawyers had not properly made a jury demand under California law.
The trial is set to begin July 2 on Aniston's claims of misappropriation of the right of publicity, constructive trust and punitive damages.
The 33-year-old "Friends" co-star sued Man's World Publications Inc. and Crescent Publishing Group in August 2000 claiming that a "stalkerazzi" with a telephoto lens scaled a neighbor's wall to take shots of her "reclining topless in her backyard, wearing only her panties."
Late Peggy Lee wins settlement
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A judge has approved a $4.75 million settlement on behalf of musicians, including the late Peggy Lee, who claimed the recording industry overcharged them and improperly calculated royalty payments.
Some 161 performers, or their surviving interests, will split the payment from Vivendi Universal's music division. Universal Music Group admitted no wrongdoing or liability.
The case dates to 1999 when Lee, who died in January at age 81, claimed UMG failed to pay millions of dollars to her and other musicians who recorded with the Decca Records label before 1962.
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