Sopranos star Jamie-Lynn Sigler seems to be starting a career in sports, not as an athlete but as a belter of national anthems. Last Saturday at Yankee Stadium—where she appeared with fellow cast members James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco, Steven Van Zandt, Tony Sirico, John Ventimiglia and Steven Schirripa—Sigler did her Oh-say-can-you-see thing before the Yanks' 8-1 loss to the White Sox. For the 21-year-old actress, who got engaged last week to her manager, A.J. Discala, 31, this was just the latest stop in a tour that has included Hambletonian Day at the Meadowlands Racetrack on Aug. 3; the first-ever national anthem at the new CMGI Field before the New England Revolution- Dallas Burn MLS game on May 11; Long Island's Nassau Coliseum, where Sigler sang both O Canada and The Star-Spangled Banner before the New York Islanders- Toronto Maple Leafs first round playoff game on April 28; and the Fleet Center for the Celtics-Lakers game on April 5.
? Magic Johnson notched 374 career blocks as a player for the L.A. Lakers. Last Sunday he had the opportunity to collect a few more at a taping of Hollywood Squares. The former Laker, working center square for shows that will air the week of Oct. 15, found himself boxed out by Daisy Fuentes, Phyllis Diller and Arsenio Hall, who teased him about the bright yellow shirt he wore. The day before, Evander Holyfield had taped shows that will air the week of Oct. 8. The former heavyweight champ had to endure Everybody Loves Raymonds Brad Garrett calling to him, "Hey, how's that ear? Can you hear me?"
?If the Miss America competition included the vault or balance beam, Sarah-Elizabeth Langford would be a shoo-in. The 23-year-old Langford, a member of Michigan's gymnastics team from 1997 to 2000, was chosen Miss District of Columbia and will vie for the Miss America crown in Atlantic City on Sept. 21. The limber Langford, currently a third-year student at Howard University School of Law, performed a tumbling routine to win the Miss D.C. title last June over 20 other hopefuls. At Michigan, she earned second-team All-America honors with a score of 9.875 on the vault at the 2000 NCAA championship.
?Would-be actress Serena Williams has no trouble casting herself. Says the world's No. 1 female tennis player, "Do you remember the film Clash of the Titans? I think they should do a remake, and I would like to play the princess." (The original Clash, which was released in 1981, starred Harry Hamlin as Perseus and Judi Bowker as Princess Andromeda.) For now, Williams is taking private lessons with an acting coach and had cameos in the Martin Lawrence film Black Knight and in rapper Memphis Bleek's Do My video, featuring Jay-Z. "I've always liked acting," says Williams. "Whether I get something big or small, it doesn't matter." So, can she cry on cue? "I'm not bad," Williams says. "You'd be surprised."