Jessica Sierra Heading To Rehab; Plus Alli Sims, Mischa Barton, Avril Lavigne, T.I., Jennifer Lopez & More, In For The Record

Sims reality show stalled; Barton 'disappointed' in herself over DUI arrest; Lavigne settles plagiarism suit.

After a legal snafu that almost landed her back behind bars, former “American Idol” finalist Jessica Sierra is on her way to a rehab facility in California again. According to Florida Assistant State Attorney Pam Bondi, the troubled singer — who was ordered to spend a year in the Pasadena Recovery Center as a result of her recent arrest on disorderly intoxication charges — had her emergency probation transfer order rejected by the California Department of Probation. That resulted in the awkward situation of Sierra, 22, being out of jail but unable to begin rehab. “She was supposed to get on a plane yesterday, but the probation department in California wouldn’t accept her transfer on an expedited basis because they take up to 45 days to review requests, so we had the unfortunate situation of a pregnant addict on the streets,” Bondi said. Luckily, Sierra was able to get back into court Thursday (January 10), and the judge in the case gave her permission to travel immediately with her dad to Los Angeles and get picked up by a representative from the Center, where she will be allowed to stay until the probation transfer is approved. …

The fallout from Britney Spearshospitalization continues, as a Maloof Productions spokesperson confirmed to MTV News that a reality show with former Spears associate Alli Sims is no longer “moving forward.” Sims had hoped to do a reality show demonstrating what her daily life is like in Hollywood — including occasional appearances by her cousin, friend and former employer. A source close to the production said nothing had been taped yet, not even a pilot, and that Sims was only in the early stages of talks, with no deal yet struck with the Maloofs, who own the Sacramento Kings and Las Vegas’ Palms Casino Resort, a frequent Spears haunt. But right now, the source said, “Britney needs to heal. She doesn’t need another reality show.” Spears last appeared in the reality program “Chaotic,” which featured the early stages of her courtship with Kevin Federline. …

Mischa Barton has spoken out about her recent arrest for DUI and drug possession. The English actress told Ryan Seacrest on his radio show Thursday morning, “Obviously, I am 100 percent responsible for my actions, and I am really disappointed in myself. I am not perfect, and I don’t ever intend to do something that stupid again.” The former “O.C.” star, who was also arrested for driving without a valid license, added, “I usually try not to get behind the wheel.” … Despite protesting that the case was baseless, Avril Lavigne has reached a settlement with 1970s rock band the Rubinoos over claims that her hit “Girlfriend” plagiarized their 1979 single, “I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend.” The Canadian Press reports that a confidential settlement has been reached with the Rubinoos, who have agreed to drop their claims, but that the settlement does not necessarily indicate an admission of copyright infringement. …

Here’s one for the adults — T.I., the Shins and Daft Punk are among the artists participating in this year’s installment of Playboy‘s Rock the Rabbit. The roster of musicians — which also includes Duran Duran, Iggy Pop and Hot Chip — will appear in the magazine’s March issue and help create limited-edition T-shirt designs that will be auctioned off, with proceeds going to Rock the Vote. … Jennifer Lopez‘s “Bordertown,” which was widely panned by critics who caught early screenings of it, is headed straight to DVD. The film is about a reporter, played by Lopez, who investigates a series of murders of young female factory workers in Mexico. She also produced the movie, which will hit stores January 29. … Jim Jones, Raekwon, Redman, Green Lantern and Papoose have piled onto Pete Rock‘s new LP, Billboard reports. The iTunes version of NY’s Finest, which is due February 26, will reportedly also have a bonus track featuring Slum Village. Meanwhile, “914″ — one of the B-side songs that will accompany the first single, “We Roll” (featuring Jones) — has featured guest spots by Styles P and Sheek Louch. …

We don’t normally report on hairstyles — except when the most famous black beehive in the world suddenly gets chopped and bleached. Pictures are circulating of Amy Winehouse‘s new ‘do, which is a stark change from the style that helped make the soul singer famous. … “High School Musical” star Ashley Tisdale is slated to make her feature-film debut in a comedy about a group of teens who defend their vacation home from an alien attack. The Hollywood Reporter reports that production on “They Came From Upstairs” will start next month in New Zealand, with a cast that also includes Robert Hoffman (“Step Up 2 the Streets”), Carter Jenkins (“Viva Laughlin”) and Austin Butler (“Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide”). …

On Thursday, MySpace announced the launch of its new MySpace Celebrity hub, which will feature pop-culture news, blogs, videos and events. Among the 300 celebrities who have profiles on the new hub are Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx, “Juno” star Ellen Page, Ashton Kutcher, “The Hills” star Audrina Patridge and Hayden Panettiere. … Radiohead are taking to the airwaves again, this time to fill in on BBC Radio 1 for host Zane Lowe while he’s away on holiday, Pitchfork reports. The band, which webcast live studio performances earlier this year, will be on BBC Radio 1 from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. U.K. time on January 17. … Marilyn Manson and estranged bassist Twiggy Ramirez have made up. According to a statement from the group, Ramirez has rejoined Manson for the band’s upcoming North American tour, following the split of bassist Tim Skold. …

Unreleased tune-age from Feist, Bloc Party, Of Montreal, Deerhoof and Muse is scattered across a new charity release benefiting Energy Action Coalition, which helps support and strengthen the youth clean-energy movement in North America. The Green Owl Comp: A Benefit for the Energy Action Coalition, which consists of a CD and DVD, is due April 8. … The Fader has an unlikely new executive editor in Chris Richards, who was previously a guitarist/singer for post-punk band Q and Not U. He previously covered music for The Washington Post.Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds will release their next album, Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!, on April 8, and have revealed the album’s track list. The record will feature 11 songs, including “Night of the Lotus Eaters,” “Lie Down Here (& Be My Girl)” and “Jesus of the Moon.” …

Some of late Godfather of Soul James Brown‘s personal possessions are being appraised for auction to help pay some of the state taxes owed by his estate. The Associated Press reports that attorneys would not say exactly what items are on the block, or how much the estate owes in taxes, but some reports said the rights to some of Brown’s songs could be among the items up for bid.

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Jennifer Lopez says she was pretty sure people had put two and two together about her pregnancy before she formally announced it. “I was on tour with a bubble gut!” the singer/actress recently told Harper’s Bazaar for its February cover story. Lopez, who has a new fragrance on the way, also glowed about husband Marc Anthony, saying, “He made me realize you can be an artist, and have credibility and success, without your life being on public display 24 hours a day.” The issue hits stands Tuesday. …

A parole hearing for Michael Derderian — co-owner of the Station nightclub in Rhode Island, where a fire during a Great White concert claimed the lives of 100 people in February 2003 — was held Wednesday evening (January 9), according to The Associated Press, but a decision won’t be handed down until January 16. Relatives of some of the victims reportedly challenged Derderian’s possible parole at the hearing, calling him a greedy businessman who put money before safety. “Michael Derderian violated a sacred code of ethics by not providing a safe haven for his patrons. In addition, he has shown absolutely no remorse,” said William C. Bonardi, who lost his son in the fire, according to AP. Derderian became parole-eligible after serving 16 months of his four-year prison sentence. The fire was sparked by the show’s onstage pyrotechnics, which ignited the venue’s flammable soundproofing foam. In September 2006, Derderian and his brother, Jeffrey, pleaded no contest to involuntary-manslaughter charges. Jeffrey Derderian was sentenced to 500 hours of community service and was spared time behind bars. Daniel Biechele, Great White’s tour manager and the man who set off the pyrotechnics, was granted parole from his four-year sentence in September and will be released in two months. The parole board plans to meet privately with Derderian in prison before handing down the decision. …

Prodigy‘s prison term on a charge of gun possession has been pushed back to allow doctors time to produce records documenting the Mobb Deep rapper’s sickle cell anemia, according to New York’s Daily News. The MC (real name: Albert Johnson) was supposed to start a three-and-a-half-year prison sentence, for which he was indicted in October, on Wednesday, but a New York judge said doctors need more time to gather medical records, Daily News reports. The judge will reportedly talk to state officials about assigning Prodigy to a prison where he would be able to get easy access to medical treatment for sickle cell anemia, which is an incurable blood disorder that can lead to stroke and organ damage. Earlier this month, Prodigy announced plans to issue his second solo album while behind bars. H.N.I.C. Part 2 is due in March. …

Radiohead will tour North America soon — we just don’t know when. All we do know is where. The band’s publicist released a list of the cities Radiohead will hit on their tour, but they’ve yet to issue the stretch’s dates or any venue information. The trek will make stops in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Seattle, Philadelphia and San Francisco, among other cities. … Christina Aguilera will release “Back to Basics – Live and Down Under,” a 90-minute DVD chronicling her world tour’s stops in Sydney, Australia, in July. The February 5 effort will feature 18 live cuts, including “Ain’t No Other Man,” “Come on Over Baby (All I Want Is You)” and, of course, “What a Girl Wants.” The DVD will also boast interviews with Christina’s dancers, husband Jordan Bratman and Christina herself. …

Justin Timberlake, Johnny Depp and Katherine Heigl came away with People’s Choice Awards on Tuesday in a pre-taped program hosted by Queen Latifah. JT nabbed three trophies, while Jack Sparrow earned the Favorite Male Movie Star prize and the “Grey’s Anatomy” actress landed the Favorite Female TV Star honor. As for the show itself, it absolutely tanked — 5.3 million fewer viewers tuned in this year than last. … T-Pain, former Pretty Ricky singer Pleasure, Jazze Pha and Mannie Fresh have lent their skills to Dem Franchize Boyz‘s second effort, Da Point of No Return. The disc drops March 25 and is preceded by its first single, the wackily titled “Talkin’ Out Da Side of Ya Neck!” …

Kanye West posted a still image of the next video from Graduation, “Flashing Lights,” on his blog Tuesday. In the post, ‘Ye didn’t give many details about the video, though he did write that he recently returned from Denmark, where he met with the director, whom he didn’t name. … Chicago MCs Lupe Fiasco and Rhymefest debated the merits of Democratic presidential hopeful Illinois Senator Barack Obama online recently. In an interview with SOHH.com, Fiasco expressed his dismay over the voting system and revealed that he wasn’t going to vote in the upcoming election. If he did, however, he said he would punch his ballet for New York Senator Hillary Clinton. “Obama doesn’t really impress me like that,” Lupe said. ‘Fest countered that his colleague was being irresponsible with his comments. He posted on his MySpace blog that the skateboarding rapper should be a bit more informed when speaking publicly about elections. “Please, do not let your arrogance be the fuel for your ignorance,” Rhymefest wrote. …

Silverstein — who count only vegetarians among their ranks — have been named Best Animal-Friendly Band in peta2′s second annual Libby Awards. Scary Kids Scaring Kids, who have previously teamed with peta2; Rise Against; record labels Victory and Epitaph; and the Vans Warped Tour were also recognized for their various furry efforts. … A pair of Pantera fans are trying to get a life-size statue commemorating late guitarist “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott erected in Texas. The Dime Statue in Dallas Foundation has already pulled in more than a grand for the project — go here for more info. …

PJ Harvey just put out a new studio LP, White Chalk, in October, but that’s not stopping the chanteuse from slapping together another one for release this year. She is reconvening with English multi-instrumentalist and songwriter John Parish for a yet-untitled effort that will be the follow-up to their joint 1996 disc, Dance Hall at Louse Point. Harvey has also sketched out five performances in Australia and New Zealand in February, as well as a March 9 show in Rome. … Broken Social Scene have broken out their plans for a globe-trotting trek that will take them from New Zealand to Australia, Japan, Singapore and, finally, England. In the latter country, the crafty Canucks will play May 16 at the All Tomorrow’s Parties festival that is being curated by Explosions in the Sky. …

Yellowcard have been enlisted to perform for U.S. soldiers stationed in the Persian Gulf. The rockers’ first-ever tour with the United Service Organizations also sees them signing autographs and hanging out with the troops. “This tour isn’t just a treat for them but also for us,” frontman Ryan Key said in a press release. … Less Than Jake want to make sure you haven’t forgotten about some of their early releases. The ska-punk band — which has full control and ownership of its back catalog — has formed its own label, Sleep It Off, and plans to re-release a bunch of titles March 18: two albums (1995′s Pezcore and 1996′s Losers, Kings, and Things We Don’t Understand), a rarities comp (2002′s Goodbye White & Blue) and a DVD (2004′s “The People’s History of Less Than Jake”). … Punk band Anti-Flag have set an April 1 release date for their next album, The Bright Lights of America. The album was helmed by producer Tony Visconti (T. Rex, David Bowie), and it marks Visconti’s first foray into punk production. …

Martin Scorsese‘s Rolling Stones concert flick finally has a name and new release date. “Shine a Light,” which had previously been due in late August, will now roll into theaters April 4. … Forty years ago, Johnny Cash made music history at Folsom Prison. Now, an upcoming tribute hailing the late icon has received the death penalty. Less than 48 hours after promoters announced plans to honor the Man in Black’s legacy with a concert marking his Folsom anniversary, the show has been scrapped. Citing security and recording-rights concerns, officials at the California prison shot down the idea Monday night. The event had planned to feature several members of the backing band from 1968′s At Folsom Prison, regarded by some as the greatest live album ever recorded.