Jessica Biel Wants Respect, Plus Nelly Furtado, Hilary Duff, Sum 41, Borat, Eve, Diddy, Ozzy & More In For The Record

Furtado to perform on 'Dancing With the Stars'; Duff talks 'weird' home life; Sum 41 wants fans for new video.

Jessica Biel wants a little R-E-S-P-E-C-T for her acting abilities, she told Elle for its June issue, The Associated Press reports. “Parts that I really want aren’t going to me,” she said. “Like ‘The Other Boleyn Girl’ with Scarlett Johansson and Natalie Portman. … There’s still the occasional script that the director doesn’t want to see you for. They want that top tier of girls.” The magazine hits newsstands Tuesday. …

Nelly Furtado will perform her current single, “All Good Things,” and her first hit, “I’m Like a Bird” on ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” Tuesday. …

Hilary Duff is a big girl now, but she still needs her mom. The 19-year-old singer said in the May issue of CosmoGirl that she’s always had an “incredibly special relationship” with her mother and older sister Haylie, but explained that living together as adults became difficult. “If I was leaving the house at night my mom would say, ‘You know you have to be somewhere early in the morning,’ and I’d be like ‘I know, Mom!’ ” Duff said that living apart has its advantages, but she said “it was kind of weird” when her mother moved out. “The reality is that I need her. She’s smart and tough and there’s still so much for me to learn from her. But I need her in a different way now than I did when I was 16.” …

Sum 41 are seeking fans to be in their new video for “Underclass Hero,” the band announced on its Web site. The shoot will take place in the Los Angeles area Monday night, and those who appear in the clip will earn a ticket to see the band perform at an exclusive concert set in the “very near future.” Those interested — you must be 18 or over — should send an e-mail to underclassvideo@yahoo.com for more information. …

Borat probably doesn’t have too many friends in Kazakhstan anymore, but that hasn’t stopped the West Kazakhstan Philharmonic Orchestra from enlisting Sacha Baron Cohen‘s real-life brother to headline its performance on Friday (May 4), AP reports. Trumpet player Erran Baron Cohen worked with the Kazakh orchestra on his 16-minute “Zere,” which is debuting at London’s St. James’s Church. So who’s the joke on? … Police plan to charge Eve on Friday with driving under the influence and not showing proof of insurance in connection with an accident in Hollywood on April 26 when she crashed her gold Maserati into a road divider. Reuters reported that the Los Angeles city attorney’s office will charge the rapper/actress (born Eve Jihan Jeffers) in the incident, though officials would not say what her blood-alcohol level was at the time of her arrest. The crime typically carries a sentence of three to five years’ probation, a minimum fine of $390 and an alcohol treatment program. …

Diddy is hosting an afterparty for Saturday’s Floyd Mayweather/ Oscar de la Hoya boxing match in Las Vegas. The post-battle bash is set to begin at Vegas’ Empire Ballroom at 10 p.m. … You can never have enough Ozzy, and Apple apparently understands that. Those who preorder Osbourne’s forthcoming album Black Rain via iTunes will get the bonus track “Love to Hate,” which does not appear on the version of the album that will be sold in stores. … Snow Patrol alert: The rock group, which is featured on the “Spider-Man 3″ soundtrack, will be sweeping through the States from July 17 through August 7. … Black Light Burns, the band featuring former Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland, have announced dates for their upcoming headlining run. The trek kicks off May 25 in Traverse City, Michigan, and dates are booked through June 30 in Columbus, Ohio. …

Want to be an “American Girl“? Open auditions for the live-action feature film based around the popular doll series will be held Monday in Los Angeles, Tuesday in Chicago and May 14 in New York. Girls must be 8-12 years old and available for filming in Toronto May 29-July 13. “American Girls” is due in theaters July 2, 2008, and Abigail Breslin has already climbed onboard to star as Kit. Go to AmericanGirl.com for more info.Oliver Stone‘s anti-war TV advertisement, sponsored by MoveOn.org, was unveiled Thursday, Agence France Presse reports. In the ad, soldier John Bruhns demands President Bush withdraw troops from Iraq while Vietnam veteran Ron Kovic — on whom Stone’s film “Born on the Fourth of July” was based — narrates. … George Lucas was honored at the San Francisco International Film Festival on Thursday, Reuters reports. The director received the Irving “Bud” Levin Award, named after the founder of the fest, at a black-tie dinner. … Liv Tyler has signed on to play the love interest of the new Hulk, Edward Norton, in the upcoming “The Incredible Hulk” movie. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tyler will play Betty Ross, the longtime love of Dr. Bruce Banner, the mild-mannered alter ego of the Hulk. Ross is a fellow scientist trying to help Banner rid himself of the monster that dwells within him. …

Steven Kovacik, the former owner of Vail, Colorado’s 8150 club, has reached a $40,000 settlement with several artists — including Van Halen and Led Zeppelin — who sued him for allowing cover bands to play copyright-protected songs at his venue without a valid ASCAP license, the Glenwood Springs Post Independent reported Thursday. Van Halen Music Company and members of Led Zeppelin were named as plaintiffs in the lawsuit, filed February 16, which claimed Kovacik allowed unauthorized public performances of the songs, which the suit contended constituted copyright infringement. … Don Imus‘ lawyer said Friday that the radio host’s inflammatory comments could have been edited before they made it on air, The Associated Press reported. Attorney Martin Garbus claimed that the networks’ decisions to not employ the delay button meant “both knew the language complied with [Imus'] contract.” Imus plans to file a lawsuit to collect the unpaid portion of his $40 million contract.

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Shakira has director’s intuition, apparently. The singer/dancer has gotten behind the camera to co-helm her “Las de la Intuición” video with Spanish photographer and frequent collaborator Jaume de Laiguana. The clip for the song — her fifth and final single from Fijación Oral, Vol. 1 — was shot in Miami and features Shakira rocking not brown or blond but purple hair. She performs in Mexico through the rest of the month. …

Brandy is facing another lawsuit over the freeway car crash that resulted in the death of a woman in December. According to documents obtained by TMZ.com that were filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday (May 3), Marquane Hdidou — the husband of Awatef Aboudihaj, the 38-year-old victim — claims the singer and another motorist, Mallory Ham, were “recklessly and carelessly” traveling on the 405 Freeway, which factored into the multi-car collision that resulted in his wife’s death. Hdidou is suing for an undisclosed amount; Brandy also faces a $50 million lawsuit filed by the parents of the victim. …

Want to really live like 50 Cent? The rapper has just put up for bid the 52-room Connecticut mansion he has lived in for more than three years, NBC 30 Connecticut News reports. The MC bought the 48,000-plus-square-foot house for $4.1 million in September 2003 and has reportedly spent roughly $6 million on renovations, including the installation of a helicopter pad. …

It won’t be long before Maroon 5 soon launch a six-date club tour in support of their new LP. The band’s May 22 release, It Won’t Be Soon Before Long, will be succeeded by the quick trip, which hits small venues in Boston (May 30), San Francisco (June 1), Los Angeles (June 2), Minneapolis (June 7), Miami (June 9) and New York (June 11). …

Avril Lavigne tells MTV Europe that the paparazzi are “dangerous,” “creepy” and “annoying,” but she says celebrities aren’t all innocent victims. “Some people live for it, they love it and they call them and tell them they’re going to be in places, or they’ll go to places where the paparazzi hang out.” Lavigne said she’s made a choice to avoid that life. “Trust me, if I wanted to be a tabloid queen, I absolutely could — I live in L.A. and I could go to all these little places all day long and smile for all the paparazzi. But if I see them, I’m just like, head down, walk to the car, leave. Yes, you kind of make the decision of whether it’s something you need for your career or not.” …

Los Angeles prosecutors continue to press for Paris Hilton to be jailed, saying she violated the terms of her probation for an alcohol-related reckless-driving conviction, The Associated Press reports. In documents filed with the city’s Superior Court on Monday, prosecutors said they want Hilton to spend 45 days in jail, wear a monitoring device and avoid drinking alcohol for 90 days. They want her license suspended for four more months as well. Hilton is set to appear for a probation-violation hearing on Friday, and at that time, a judge will review the recommendation. … The judge who issued arrest warrants for Richard Gere and Shilpa Shetty, the Bollywood actress he publicly smooched last month, has been transferred from his job, according to AP. It’s not clear yet what impact that will have on the warrants. …

Velvet Revolver will kick off their Re-Evolution Tour Thursday at Hollywood’s Avalon. The gig will double as a benefit concert for the children and widow of Michael Weiland, frontman Scott Weiland‘s late brother, who died of a drug overdose during the production of Velvet Revolver’s forthcoming album, Liberdad.Albert Hammond Jr. is stepping out again in support of his first solo record, Yours to Keep. The Strokes guitarist will be playing throughout the U.S. from May 20-June 18, including a May 23 appearance on “The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson.” …

Muse have added one more U.S. show to their summer plans. The band, who will perform August 4 at Lollapalooza in Chicago, will also take the stage at New York’s Madison Square Garden on August 6. Muse are currently touring with My Chemical Romance and recently had to postpone a handful of gigs after members of both bands were struck with a nasty case of food poisoning. The Cold War Kids will open the MSG show. … Björk performed at New York’s Radio City Music Hall on Wednesday night and was joined onstage by Antony Hegarty of Antony and the Johnsons for their duet “Dull Flame of Desire,” featured on Björk’s upcoming Volta.

Let’s get the Satellite Party started: Ultra Payloaded, the debut album by Perry Farrell‘s new band, will hit stores May 29. According to a press release, the CDs will be carbon neutral — with the estimated impact on the environment offset by renewable energy projects — and the packaging will be eco-friendly. The band will perform on the “Late Show With David Letterman” on June 5 and will be the resident musical guests on “Last Call With Carson Daly” on June 12-15. …

Phil Spector‘s murder trial is on hold, but non-jury hearings continued Wednesday, when a former law clerk testified that the defense withheld evidence obtained at Spector’s home from the prosecution, The Los Angeles Times reports. Gregory Diamond, a former intern for a onetime Spector attorney, said he saw another defense attorney pick something up from the carpet in Spector’s home on February 4, 2003 — the day after Lana Clarkson was killed. Following Diamond’s claim, prosecutors refiled a 2004 motion ordering the defense to turn over a piece of Clarkson’s fingernail, evidence that may be used to prove either that Clarkson struggled or that the actress shot herself. Defense attorneys said they did not have that evidence, and Diamond said the fragment he saw the lawyer pick up was a piece of tooth, not a nail. A hearing on the matter will continue Thursday, while the jury trial, on hold due to the illness of Spector attorney Bruce Cutler, is expected to resume Monday. …

Don Imus will sue CBS Radio for nearly $40 million — the remaining unpaid sum on his contract — his attorney Martin Garbus told AP on Thursday. Garbus said he intends to file the breach-of-contract suit next week. Imus was fired last month after making inflammatory comments about the Rutgers women’s basketball team — setting off a debate over hip-hop lyrics. The talk-radio personality’s contract with CBS included a clause encouraging the DJ to be “irreverent” and “controversial” on-air, which may raise legal issues regarding his dismissal, according to a CNN analyst. In a statement released Thursday, CBS Radio said it would strongly contest the claim. “Based on the comments in question and relevant contract terms, we believe that the termination was appropriate and CBS would expect to prevail in any attempt by Mr. Imus to recover money for his actions,” the statement said. Imus had $40 million remaining on a multiyear contract when he was let fired. … Gordon Scott, who played Tarzan in numerous ’50s movies, died of post-heart surgery complications on Monday, AP reports. He was 80.