Justin Timberlake, Fergie Light Up Sexy Poll; Plus Britney Spears, Owen Wilson, Game, Klaxons, Kelly Clarkson & More, In For The Record

Spears cleared of recent child-welfare complaints; Wilson reportedly returns home; Game to stand trial on three felony charges.

In Style's readers have voted, and Justin Timberlake, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Fergie are among the sexiest stars in the constellation. TV and movie stars dominate the Sexy Portfolio, part of the magazine's 10th annual Sexy Poll, which garnered 50,000 votes on InStyle.com. Fergie is the only musician to get "hot-to-the-touch" status (her 14 fellow hotties include Terrence Howard, Isla Fisher, Ben Stiller and more). "Cleavage is in-your-face, a bare stomach is overt, but a bare leg is always sexy and appropriate," Fergie said, explaining her appeal. "I'm pretty out there in my videos, but in real life, I feel sexier when I'm more subtle. Josh [Duhamel, her boyfriend] agrees. It's better to be alluring than too available." Beyond the Portfolio, "Grey's Anatomy" won Sexiest TV Cast; Jolie earned Sexiest Movie Star Whose Va-Va-Va-Voom You'd Like to Steal; Pitt and George Clooney tied for Sexiest Reasons to Spend $10 on a Movie; Pitt and Jolie nabbed Sexiest Too-Hot Twosome; Timberlake got the Sexiest Troubadour badge. Beyoncé, Shakira and Carrie Underwood tied for Sexiest Girl Found on on iTunes. ...

(See Fergie, Terrence Howard, Ben Stiller and more make In Style's Sexy Poll.)

Britney Spears' lawyer says the singer has been cleared of recent complaints to child-welfare workers, People.com reports. "It does not appear [Los Angeles County] will pursue any action at this time," Laura Wasser said at a hearing in Spears' child-custody battle with ex-husband Kevin Federline. According to the site, there will be three more court hearings in the dispute this year, during which Federline's request for primary custody of sons Sean Preston and Jayden James will be considered. His attorney Mark Vincent Kaplan is seeking depositions from Spears' assistant, former nanny and others close to her. Meanwhile, Spears bodyguard Cesar Julio Camera has been officially charged with misdemeanor battery after wrestling with a pair of men who were trying to photograph the singer with her children in Las Vegas in July. ...

Owen Wilson has returned to his home in Santa Monica, California, after attempting suicide last week, Fox News reports. Director Wes Anderson — who collaborated with Wilson on September 28's "The Darjeeling Limited," as well as "The Royal Tenenbaums" and more films — talked to reporters at the Venice Film Festival on Monday, saying Wilson is "doing very well." "Owen wishes he could be with us," Anderson said. "We all miss having him. Obviously he has been through a lot this week. I can tell you he has been doing very well, he has been making us laugh. When he is ready he's going to speak for himself much better than any of us could." ...

Game (real name: Jayceon Terrell Taylor) will stand trial on three felony charges stemming from a pickup basketball game in Los Angeles in February, TMZ.com reports. His next court date is September 25. Game is charged with three counts of making a criminal threat, possession of a firearm in a school zone and exhibiting a firearm in the presence of an officer. The rapper, who is free on $50,000 bail, faces more than five years in state prison if convicted. ...

The full itinerary for Kelly Clarkson's rescheduled tour in support of My December will carry the singer through a 26-city outing. The trek begins with a string of three dates at the Beacon Theatre in New York (October 14-16) and also ropes in two home-state gigs, in Dallas and Houston. The seven-week tour — which replaces a scrapped summer tour — will have Clarkson playing more intimate theaters than the arenas she was originally booked into, including the Orpheum in Boston (October 23); Fillmore in Detroit (October 28); Paramount Theater in Denver (November 5); and the legendary Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on December 3. ... Take a seat, Amy WinehouseKlaxons have scooted by the starlet and picked up the U.K.'s prestigious Mercury Prize for their debut, Myths of the Near Future. The band also nudged past the Arctic Monkeys, Jamie T and others. ...

Usher made it official again on Saturday. The 28-year-old singer married pregnant wife Tameka Foster, 37, in a large, glitzy ceremony in Atlanta a few weeks after the pair got officially hitched in a civil ceremony. People.com reports that 200 people attended the wedding at a 16th-century-style French chateau resort outside Atlanta. The lavish wedding came nearly a month after their previously scheduled wedding was called off at the last minute. ... Halle Berry is three months pregnant with her first child. She's due to have the baby, whose father is Berry's boyfriend Gabriel Aubry, on Valentine's Day. ... Tobey Maguire tied the knot with his fiancee, jewelry designer Jennifer Meyer, in Hawaii over the weekend, according to "Entertainment Tonight." Leonardo DiCaprio was among those who reportedly attended the ceremony. ...

Evanescence have sketched out new tour dates for the U.S. and Mexico. Amy Lee will take her troupe through Florida and Texas from October 23-31, then head to Mexico for three shows to be held November 3, 5 and 7. After that, they'll plow through the States from November 10-December 4. ...

Zac Efron denies that money is the deciding factor in whether he takes part in "High School Musical 3" — he says it's all about the script. The actor told People, "There's no feuding with 'High School Musical,' " and added, "If the script is good and if we all agree on a final script, then there's nothing that is going to hold us back from doing [a third installment]." ...

Hulk Hogan has spoken out on last week's car crash involving his son, Nick Bollea, saying he didn't think anyone had survived. "We were going to get something to eat and Nick paged me and said, 'Dad, I want to go early, because we don't have a table at the restaurant,' " he told TV's "The Insider" in an interview set to air Tuesday (September 4). "As I was going down our normal route, I saw this yellow car, and it happened to be twisted ... and there were ambulances there and police were there, and — bam — [I realized that] it was my car." Hogan also commented on his son's condition and that of John Graziano, the passenger who is still in critical condition. "Nick is doing good," Hogan said. "He's got a broken arm, some broken ribs, some neck problems and some stuff wrong with his knees, but he's hanging in there. He's living at the hospital with John. He's going to be OK, and John's going to be OK, and we're going to move forward." ...

The new single from Dave Matthews, the live favorite "Eh Hee," debuted Tuesday on iTunes. The video for the song, co-directed by Matthews, will be available as a free iTunes download for a week. The track, on which Matthews sings all vocals and plays all the instruments, is not tied to any upcoming release. ... PJ Harvey is planning two live performances around the release of her next album, White Chalk, which drops September 25. She'll perform October 10 at the Beacon Theatre in New York and October 15 at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles. ...

DragonForce guitarist Herman Li performed with Tool during their August 22 gig at London's Brixton Academy. He performed a guitar solo in the middle of "Lateralus." ... H.I.M. and Bleeding Through will hit the road next month for a trek that is set to run through December. The first gig is booked for October 18 in Sayreville, New Jersey, the jaunt will wind down December 2 in New York. ... Bloodsimple have been forced to drop off the tail end of this year's Family Values Tour, as frontman Tim Williams needed dental surgery. The band's sophomore LP, Red Harvest, is slated for release October 9. ... Alice in Chains plan to immortalize their August 21 acoustic gig at the Rave/ Eagles Club in Milwaukee with a to-be-scheduled live release. During the show, the band performed "Heaven Beside You," "Angry Chair" and "Rooster," as well as a cover of Elton John's "Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy." ... Tracks made famous by Stevie Wonder, Louis Armstrong and Aretha Franklin get a new shine on Frankie Valli's Romancing the '60s, due October 2. ...

Pete Doherty's drug case was postponed Tuesday after he failed to show up in court, Reuters reports. The case — which stems from the troubled rocker's recent arrest on suspicion of drug possession in London — was adjourned until October 2 after West London Magistrates Court heard he had checked himself into rehab. ... Bill Murray was dropping off people after a party when he was pulled over for speeding in a golf cart in Stockholm, Sweden, late last month, he said at the Venice Film Festival on Monday, The Associated Press reports. The police "asked me to come over and they assumed that I was drunk, and I explained to them that I was a golfer," he said. Authorities took a blood test after Murray refused to submit to a breathalyzer test, and he could face drunken-driving charges. ...

Bo Diddley was released from a hospital in Gainesville, Florida, on Saturday. The rock icon was hospitalized late last month after suffering a heart attack during a routine medical exam. ... Jeffrey Carter Albrecht, 34, who played keyboard for Edie Brickell & the New Bohemians since 1999, was shot and killed early Monday morning in Dallas while trying to kick in the door of his girlfriend's neighbor's house. The neighbor, who believed a burglar was trying to break in, fired a shot through the door around 4 a.m, according to AP. Albrecht, who had also played with Brickell's husband, Paul Simon, and who was prepping a solo album, died on the scene. No arrests had been made in the incident as of press time.

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Does Britney Spears' new single — which was just unveiled on Thursday — already have you screaming, "Gimme More"? Well, then you're about to get even more good news: The singer's yet-untitled new album will drop November 13. Ne-Yo, who wrote many potential tracks for Spears, told Ryan Seacrest on his radio show Wednesday that "[Britney has] gotta remind people why they love her in the first place. She's gotta get their minds off her personal life and back on music." ...

Speaking of Spears' personal life, Kevin Federline shouldn't have to foot the whole bill for the legal expenses in his divorce with her because he has "no net income" after various expenses and his monthly spousal support of $20,000 will end in November, his lawyer Mark Vincent Kaplan said in a recent declaration. Spears, who makes $737,868 on average every month, is "clearly the 'monied party' " in the dispute and should pay $50,000 for Federline's litigation expenses, according to the declaration. ...

While Spears is planning a November surprise, Carrie Underwood will break hers out a few weeks earlier: Carnival Ride drops October 23. The "American Idol" champ told Billboard, "My favorite line on the whole album [from 'Wheel the World'] pretty much sums up everything that I've been through ... 'God put us here on this carnival ride/ We close our eyes never knowing where it will take us next.' It's beautiful and so true. We don't know what we're doing or where we're headed. We just kind of trust and hope that whatever ride we're on in life takes us where we need to go." Underwood's sophomore effort gets even heavier on "Just a Dream," which revolves around a woman coping with the death of her soldier fiance, and also features a cover of Randy Travis' "I Told You So." ...

Maroon 5 and Robin Thicke will highlight the MTV Video Music Awards Fandemonium Concert to Benefit Lifebeat, a nonprofit group that raises awareness about HIV/AIDS prevention. If you want to check out the September 8 event — to be held at the House of Blues in Las Vegas — and have some extra change handy, you can bid on a batch of auction packages on eBay. The packages include private box seating, cocktails and a meet and greet with the artists, and $5,000 from each will go to Las Vegas AIDS organizations. ...

Chamillionaire is already envisioning multiplatinum success for his sophomore album, Ultimate Victory — and he wants fans to share in his wealth. The rapper plans to dole out autographed commemorative plaques, worth $300 each, in connection with the LP's sales: One hundred will be given out when Victory drops September 18; 200 will be given out if it goes gold; and 300 will be issued if it goes platinum. If you want to try to get your hands on one, head over to Chamillionaire's MySpace page for more info. ... Usher made a surprise appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" earlier this week, telling the host he hopes his child with Tameka Foster is a boy. "If it's a boy, I'm going to name him Usher," he said. "I've been playing with a few names. I'm the fourth. Usher Raymond IV. I just want to pass the name on. Maybe I'll change the middle name." ...

Panic! at the Disco's Ryan Ross spent his 21st birthday at — surprise! — Angels & Kings, the New York bar co-owned by Pete Wentz and members of Gym Class Heroes, the Academy Is ... and Cobra Starship, RollingStone.com reports. ... Perry Farrell and Cursive's Tim Kasher will help judge the Hot Pursuit, an online competition for up-and-coming rock bands. The winner of the Spin/ Music Nation contest will get a record deal with Epic/ Original Signal (Music Nation's label) and the chance to perform at the magazine's SXSW party in Austin, Texas, next year. Those interested can create their artist profile and upload multimedia content here when the contest launches September 24. The judges, together with the public, will vote through the coming months, leading up to the announcement of the winner in mid-December. ...

Hellyeah, Five Finger Death Punch and Droid will support Korn on their B---h We Have a Problem Tour, which launches September 22 in Reno, Nevada, and runs through October 28 in Portland, Oregon. ... Thursday have named their upcoming rarities set Kill the House Lights. The CD/DVD offering will feature hard-to-find material, along with footage documenting the band's history. No release date has been pinned down yet, but it'll likely be in stores by year's end. ... Coheed and Cambria, Clutch and the Fall of Troy will hit the road this fall for a string of 22 North American dates. The trek kicks off October 29 in Toronto and runs through November 28 in Philadelphia. ...

Here's one for the books: Supergrass bassist Mick Quinn recently broke his back after sleepwalking his way out of the first-floor window of a villa in France, BBC News reports. He was rushed to a specialist spinal unit, where surgeons repaired two broken vertebrae and a smashed heel. Quinn is expected to make a full recovery, but the band has postponed its plans — including a homecoming gig in Oxford, England — in the meantime. ...

Bobby Brown sought legal and physical custody of his 14-year-old daughter, Bobbi Kristina, in an Orange County, California, court on Friday (August 31). The judge requested Brown and his ex-wife Whitney Houston argue their respective cases in a deposition. "I just miss my daughter," Brown told People after the hearing. "I just want to be there to help her make the right decisions and be her father." ...

Looney Tunes, the legendary Long Island, New York, independent record store that regularly hosted in-store appearances for artists — including Lamb of God, Chiodos and Head Automatica most recently — was destroyed in a devastating blaze Wednesday evening. According to investigators, the cause of the fire was a faulty extension cord. The store's owners hope to rebuild the shop as soon as possible but claim hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of merchandise and memorabilia — including 57 autographed guitars and countless gold and platinum records — was consumed in the conflagration.