IN BRIEF …

Reba McEntire will star this fall in the WB sitcom "Deep in the Heart." She’ll portray the mother of a Texas family that is crumbling around her. … Lyle Lovett testified on Thursday (May 17) at a songwriting hearing by the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet and Intellectual Property. A delegation of songwriters from the Nashville Songwriters Association International also attended, including Gretchen Peters and "I Hope You Dance" co-writer Mark D. Sanders.