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As Juliette Lewis releases a punk album and Jada Pinkett Smith prepares for Ozzfest, we rate a recent crop of thespians taking the mic

Juliette Lewis
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Juliette Lewis

Actors Who Sing: Juliette Lewis

BAND Punk quintet Juliette & the Licks

ALBUM You're Speaking My Language, 2005 (EW Grade: C)

SOUNDS LIKE... Patti Smith caterwauling over danceable, Blondie-esque beats and Ramones-influenced riffs.

THE LOWDOWN Though Lewis seems passionate about her music and has a crazy live show (complete with Iggy Pop-like dancing and skin-tight costumes), EW's Marc Weingarten says the former Cape Fear star has ''an unintentionally amusing movie-star ego... with all of the requisite posturing and nary a trace of self-aware wit.''

MEMORABLE LYRIC ''Money in my pocket/ Settin' fire to a second-rate dream/ Cash it or check it/ You gotta change that dead red light to mean green.'' (''Money in My Pocket'')

DOWNLOAD THIS The title track, though far from original, is somewhat catchy.

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