Susan Boyle to make screen acting debut

Susan Boyle is making her big-screen acting debut in a Christmas-themed British period drama.

The Scottish singer appears in “The Christmas Candle,” a story of angels and wishes set in an English village in the 1890s.

Boyle’s role has not been disclosed.

The movie also stars British actors Lesley Manville, John Hannah and Susan Barks, who recently played Eponine in “Les Miserables.” It is due for release later this year.

Judge won’t delay Lohan case

A judge refused Friday to delay Lindsay Lohan’s trial on reckless driving and other charges and admonished her attorney, saying the lawyer needs help on the case.

Superior Court Judge James R. Dabney advised New York lawyer Mark Heller that his pleadings weren’t appropriate under California law.

Heller was told to get assistance from another attorney or Lohan would be required to attend hearings to gauge his ability to represent her.

Wire reports