April 14, 2008 12:00 PM

Norah Jones isn’t the first pop songbird to try movies. A recent roll call includes:

JESSICA SIMPSON Debut: 2005’s The Dukes of Hazzard (below). Critics said: Her smile was dazzlingly white. Up next: The Love Guru, with Mike Myers, due June 20.

Beyoncé Knowles KNOWLES Debut: 2002’s Austin Powers in Goldmember (right). Critics said: Foxy as Foxxy Cleopatra. Up next: Playing singer Etta James in Cadillac Records, now shooting.

BRITNEY SPEARS Debut: 2002’s Crossroads (right). Critics said: Oops, don’t do it again. Up next: Nothing scheduled.

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