Juvenile Arrested For Marijuana Possession; Plus Benji Madden, Shakira, Miley Cyrus, Amy Winehouse & More, In For The Record

Madden splits with fiancee; Shakira raises $76,000 for her charity; Cyrus criticized for not wearing seat belt in flick.

Juvenile was arrested in Mississippi on Tuesday (February 12) for marijuana possession, according to TMZ.com. The New Orleans rapper was reportedly pulled over for having expired tags on his car — it has yet to be determined whether he was the one driving — after which authorities discovered the drugs. He was released Tuesday afternoon after being arrested, and it’s not yet known when his court appearance will be. …

Joel Madden is busy raising his new baby girl with Nicole Richie, but life isn’t as sweet these days for his brother Benji. Good Charlotte‘s lead guitarist has split with his fiancee, actress Sophie Monk, according to Australia’s Daily Telegraph. “The decision was mutual and they remain amicable,” Monk’s agent in Sydney, Yoon Kim, reportedly said in a statement. The two got engaged in January last year. … Shakira has drummed up $76,000 for her Bare Feet Foundation, a charity group that helps impoverished kids in Colombia, via an Internet auction, The Associated Press reports. A fan paid $14,000 for a meet-and-greet and front-row seats to one of her upcoming shows, while others threw down big bucks for a bra ($3,000), a skirt ($1,000) and other items from her recent Oral Fixation tour. …

Buckle up, Miley Cyrus — that’s what Consumer Reports is telling the pop tart, who is shown not wearing a seat belt in her new movie. In her new 3-D flick, “Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert,” she is seen riding in the back seat of a Range Rover without being strapped in, which spurred the mag to criticize her in a blog post on its Web site, ConsumerReports.org. “It seems to us that Miley, her father and [film studio] Disney had a perfect opportunity to help influence teens and counteract — rather than encourage — this trend,” read the blog post, which also called out Billy Ray Cyrus for not buckling up either. According to the mag, 65 percent of 13- to 15-year-olds killed in auto accidents two years ago were not wearing seat belts. …

After her triumphant return to live performing and five Grammy wins on Sunday night, Amy Winehouse is on the road to recovery, according to her mother. Janis Winehouse told Britain’s GMTV that the singer’s solid performance via satellite during the show is proof that she’s overcoming the substance issues that were threatening to derail her promising career. “Well, it’s Amy coming back, she’s definitely on the way back,” Janis Winehouse said. “As you saw, she looks good, and … she’s on the road to recovery.” … Even with the tease of a potential Kanye West diatribe, a possibly controversial performance from Winehouse and the shocking Album of the Year win by Herbie Hancock, Sunday’s Grammys were a ratings bust. Early numbers indicated that the show was the third-least-watched Grammys ever, with just 17.5 million viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research. It barely edged out the 2006 show, which had 17 million viewers. …

Eric Idle, the comedy legend who authored the theatrical production “Monty Python‘s Spamalot,” has swapped out a reference the script makes to Britney Spears and replaced it with a reference to Posh Spice instead, according to AP. Instead of, “I am sick of my career/ Always stuck in second gear … I’ve no Tony Awards/ I’m constantly replaced by Britney Spears,” Lady of the Lake will now sing “replaced by Posh Spice.” Idle reportedly chimed in on the switch-up, saying, “We don’t laugh at sad people. [Show director] Mike Nichols requested it, and he’s right. We changed the lyrics in London, on tour, on Broadway and in Las Vegas. We think that it’s now too sad. Britney Spears is being tortured to death, and we don’t want to be on that side.” …

Radiohead have another album coming out this year, and they’re not happy about it. According to a post on fan site AtEase.com, their former label, EMI, is slated to release a greatest-hits package to coincide with the band’s upcoming tour. Guitarist Ed O’Brien said, “They’re planning to do a greatest-hits for April/May to coincide with our tour. That’s an interesting one. We won’t be doing any promotion for that, obviously.” Meanwhile, the band has confirmed the first half of dates and venues for its upcoming North American tour, and if you live in Bristow, Virginia, well, you’re in luck! The trek kicks off May 5 at the Cruzan Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, Florida, and will make stops at outdoor venues in Tampa, Florida; Atlanta; Charlotte, North Carolina; Bristow (holler!); St. Louis; and Houston. The last confirmed venue/date is May 18 at the awesomely named SuperPages.com Center in Dallas. Pre-sale for the above dates begins Thursday via the band’s online W.A.S.T.E. site, with general on-sale following Saturday. The second half of Radiohead’s North American jaunt will follow their summer tour of the U.K. and Europe. …

John Legend will spend an afternoon writing material with Trouble City, a Boston hip-hop duo, as part of OurStage’s “Artist Access” program. The digital-music company specializes in artist development, and the program facilitates younger talents like Trouble City to work with veteran artists. … The reunited Stone Temple Pilots will headline this year’s Rock on the Range festival in Columbus, Ohio. The fest, which takes place May 17-18, will also feature sets from Kid Rock, 3 Doors Down, Disturbed, Staind, Seether, Papa Roach, Flyleaf, Killswitch Engage, Serj Tankian, Shinedown, Sevendust and Finger Eleven. On Monday, STP announced that they were scrapping their upcoming concerts in Australia in light of frontman Scott Weiland‘s return to rehab.

The Mars Volta have sketched out plans for an upcoming tour in support of The Bedlam in Goliath, which debuted, astonishingly, at #3 on Billboard albums chart last week. The confirmed gigs so far are slated for Orlando, Florida (April 1); Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (April 4); Atlanta (April 5); St. Louis (April 17); Columbus, Ohio (April 18); Chicago (April 20); and St. Paul, Minnesota (April 21). … Kiss are turning 35, and to celebrate the milestone, the glam-rock gods will tour Europe starting May 11 in Munich, Germany, according to Agence-France Presse. The 14-date tour will be the group’s first in Europe in almost 10 years and last until a June 21 show in Bilbao, Spain. …

To commemorate Tuesday’s release of the 25th-anniversary edition of his landmark album, Thriller, Michael Jackson released a thank-you video to fans, in which he says, “It’s hard to believe that 25 years ago, Quincy Jones and I embarked on an album named Thriller,” adding that “there is still much to come for Michael Jackson. … My passion for music has never stopped. … It’s my hope that Thriller continues to live on for each new generation to discover.” He also thanked fans for helping to make Thriller the best-selling album of all time. …

Lenny Kravitz was rushed to an emergency room in Miami on Monday, suffering from severe bronchitis. Since mid-January, Kravitz, 43, had been struggling with a series of severe respiratory-tract infections and the flu, which evolved into bronchitis, according to Reuters. “Due to extreme dehydration and fatigue, doctors were unable to control it with outpatient treatment and advised the singer to check into the hospital,” his spokesperson said. The hospitalization forced Kravitz to call off a planned European promotional tour for his just-released album, It Is Time for a Love Revolution.

An appeals court has upheld the 37-month federal prison sentence for tax evasion for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Ronald Isley. According to AP, the three-judge panel rejected the 66-year-old singer’s argument that his sentence was unreasonable due to his age, poor health and lack of proof that the federal prison system can provide him adequate health care. The court ruled that the trial judge was correct in sentencing the “Twist and Shout” singer for his “pathological” tax evasion. Isley was sentenced in 2006 after being convicted of five counts of tax evasion and one count of willful failure to file a tax return. He suffered a minor stroke in 2004, but continued performing afterwards. He is currently in prison at the Terre Haute Federal Corrections Institution in Indiana, with release scheduled for April 2010.

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Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards recently offered up some free advice to Grammy-winning songstress Amy Winehouse, according to Reuters. “She should get her act together,” the former addict said during an interview at the Berlin International Film Festival on Friday. “Apart from that, I have got nothing to say to the b—h.” Winehouse entered a London rehab clinic last month, to deal with her own addictions. Stones frontman Mick Jagger also reflected on this latest generation of drug-addled rockers, saying, “When we were experimenting with drugs, little was known about the effects. In our time, there were no rehab centers like today.” …

Less than a week after frontman Scott Weiland returned to rehab, Velvet Revolver have nixed their upcoming concerts in Australia. “Velvet Revolver deeply apologize to their fans in Australia and thank them for sticking by the group when various members have relapsed during the last year and a half,” a statement read. … Travis Barker and Shanna Moakler have finalized their divorce, according to TMZ.com. “I’m no longer with her,” Barker told People. “I have a beautiful daughter at home, a beautiful son at home. That’s where my head is at right now. I don’t have time for anything else.” The couple, who have two children together, have been on and off since they filed for divorce two years ago. …

Dr. Dre is on the hunt for Death Row documents in an effort to figure out how much it owes him for unpaid royalties that have been accrued after the record company filed for bankruptcy, Billboard.com reports. In paperwork filed in bankruptcy court last week, the producer/rapper (real name: Andre Young) requested permission to acquire information that would help him assess the value of his claim. Dre has asked the court to force Death Row to hand over the documents on February 29 and order the company’s reps to be available to be deposed seven days later. Dre had previously tried to sue the label for royalties multiple times, but last month a district-court judge in California agreed to hear his appeal of the court’s dismissal of one of the lawsuits. …

Lupe Fiasco fans have a whole new reason to bundle up this winter: The Chicago MC has created a line of reversible jackets with L.A. street-wear designer Dr. Romanelli. The jackets are black on one side and pink on the other, and have “The Cool” — referring to Fiasco’s latest LP — scrawled on the back. … The score Death Cab for Cutie chief Ben Gibbard co-crafted for the new Kurt Cobain biopic, “About a Son,” is getting a standalone release via Barsuk — the same label that recently put out Field Manual, the solo album by fellow Cutie Chris Walla. The “About a Son” score, co-written with Nirvana producer Steve Fisk, will be available digitally February 19, the same day the movie arrives on DVD. …

All is not well in the Shire. The estate of J.R.R. Tolkien — the late author who penned the “Lord of the Rings” series — filed a lawsuit on Monday (February 11) against New Line Cinema, the studio that released Peter Jackson‘s film trilogy based on the books. The Tolkien Trust, along with HarperCollins — the series’ original publisher — claims New Line failed to pay part of the 7.5 percent of the gross receipts from the films as required. This could mean bad news for the two back-to-back movie adaptations of “The Hobbit” that Jackson was planning to produce. According to The Associated Press, the plaintiffs are seeking more than $150 million in compensatory damages, additional punitive damages and a court order that would give the Tolkien Trust the right to cancel rights the film studio may have to make films based on Tolkien’s other works. …

Filter are planning to drop their comeback LP, Anthems for the Damned, in May. Frontman Richard Patrick spoke with MTV News about the effort late last year, saying, “I knew I’d have to return with the goods, and I’m absolutely convinced that that’s what I have with this record.” … Fans of Cold War Kids probably didn’t know that Matt Maust has more than just bass-playing skills — he’s a writer too. His “What It Is: What It Is,” co-written with Paul G. Maziar, is a new urban-centric tome that also includes photo collages. It’s due in stores in May. …

Actor Roy Scheider, who was perhaps best-known for his role as a small-town police chief in Steven Spielberg’s 1975 film, “Jaws,” died Sunday at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences hospital in Little Rock. He was 75. The cause of Scheider’s death has not been released, but the actor had been receiving treatment for multiple myeloma at the hospital’s Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy for the past two years, according to AP.

Ten young people were trampled or crushed to death Saturday night, as hundreds of music fans tried to force their way out of a concert by Indonesian melodic death-metallers Beside in Bandung, Indonesia, The Sydney Morning Herald reports. According to witnesses, people were packed into the venue and trying to escape the crush just as hundreds of others were surging their way inside. So far, police have not said what caused the stampede, but an investigation into the matter is ongoing.