Heroes Star Hayden Panettiere Launches Pop Music Career

<i>Heroes</i> Star Hayden Panettiere Launches Pop Music Career
You can always tell it's a slow news day when one of the bigger stories is of yet another actress trying her hand at the music career. But Heroes star Hayden Panettiere is giving it a go, despite the heaps of criticism that has befallen many before her: Lindsay Lohan, Jennifer Love Hewitt, and even our recent cover star, Scarlett Johansson.

The 18-year-old who plays invincible cheerleader Claire Bennett on the hit NBC series will release her debut single "Wake Up Call," as a digital download in August, and is planning an album for some time in early 2009. Described as a "reggae-flavoured pop song,” the single was written by Andreas Rombhane, who has previously written songs for Geri Halliwell, Westlife and Diana Ross.

Can't wait...