SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. – Calling her “a Lindsay Lohan wannabe,” a judge fined “Jersey Shore” star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi $500 on Wednesday and ordered her to perform two days of community service after she pleaded guilty to disturbing others on a beach in July.

Her lawyer said Polizzi was under the influence of alcohol when she stumbled around the beach in Seaside Heights, using loud language that disturbed other beachgoers.

Municipal Court Judge Damian G. Murray lectured Polizzi, borrowing from Dean Wormer’s speech to Flounder in the movie “Animal House” in which the dean admonished the wayward student that “fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life.”

“Rude, profane, obnoxious and self-indulgent is not the way to live your life,” the judge told Polizzi. “If this was your idea of a good time, it appears your recent celebrity has affected your judgment.”

The judge also questioned whether Polizzi had staged the event for the show. Cameras were rolling as she stumbled around the beach on July 30.

“It was not scripted, sir,” Polizzi replied.

As part of a plea deal, Polizzi pleaded guilty to one count of interfering with the quiet enjoyment of the beach — essentially disturbing the peace. Charges of disorderly conduct and criminal annoyance of others were dropped. Her lawyer, Raymond Raya, and municipal prosecutor Kim Pascarella agreed that Polizzi’s conduct did not rise to the level of a crime.

“I’d definitely like to apologize to anybody I hurt,” Polizzi said in court.

Amy Winehouse has ‘It’s My Party’ covered

LOS ANGELES – Amy Winehouse is making music again.

Quincy Jones says the five-time Grammy winner’s first new track in years will appear on his forthcoming album, “Q: Soul Bossa Nostra.”

Winehouse has been known more for her personal problems than her music in recent years, and hasn’t issued any new tunes since her critically acclaimed 2006 breakthrough CD, “Back to Black.”

The 26-year-old British songstress reunited with producer Mark Ronson to record the 1963 classic “It’s My Party” for the album celebrating Jones’ past hits. The 77-year-old music mogul produced the original Lesley Gore track. The album is set for release in November.

Underwood surprises herself in movie role

NEW YORK – Carrie Underwood thought she’d walk away from her first movie experience vowing to stick to her day job.

But after a recent screening of the upcoming movie “Soul Surfer,” Underwood found she wasn’t as bad as she thought she’d be. “I really liked how everything turned out, including myself,” she said Tuesday.

The Grammy-winning country superstar plays a youth counselor in the film, which is based on the story of Bethany Hamilton, who lost her arm in a shark attack.

“It’s definitely an uplifting movie,” Underwood said.

Although she gives herself good marks for her work on the film, Underwood said she’s not ready to carry a movie just yet.

“There are people that are absolutely amazing actors and actresses, and I am not one of those,” she said. “I’m just doing what’s fun right now, and I love my music; that’s my first love.”

Live from N.Y., it’s season 36

NEW YORK – NBC says “Saturday Night Live” will launch its 36th season on Sept. 25 with host Amy Poehler and musical guest Katy Perry.

Poehler is a former “SNL” cast member who will return to make her hosting debut. Perry’s No. 1 smash “California Gurls” has become the song of the summer.

NBC says “SNL” will welcome four new cast members this season — Vanessa Bayer, Paul Brittain, Taran Killam and Jay Pharoah.

Cast member Will Forte recently left the show after eight seasons, and Jenny Slate left after one season.