Ne-Yo Arrested For Reckless Driving; Plus Britney Spears, Snoop Dogg, Aaron Carter, Foo Fighters, ‘American Idol’ And More, In For The Record

Restraining order extended for Spears' onetime manager; LAPD chief tells Brit to 'stay home'; Snoop, Carter nailed for marijuana possession in separate incidents.

One-hundred miles and … you’re pulled over: Ne-Yo was arrested early Tuesday for reckless driving in Cobb County, Georgia, after police clocked him doing “well over 100 mph” in his 2006 Range Rover, according to TMZ. Ne-Yo (real name: Shaffer Smith) was charged with reckless driving and not having a valid license. A representative for his label, Def Jam, had no comment when reached by MTV News. …

A lot of drama went into getting a restraining order against Sam Lutfi to prevent him from seeing or contacting Britney Spears, but the hearing regarding the matter on Friday (February 22) was uneventful. Jeffrey Wexler, an attorney for the singer’s father, Jamie Spears (who has conservatorship powers over his daughter), told the court that after three weeks, Lutfi had finally been served on Thursday with the order that was to expire Friday. A federal judge had extended the order on Thursday until March 17, and since it regards the same matter, Lutfi is not longer required to be served in person but can have the temporary restraining order mailed to him. Wexler disputed any federal jurisdiction in the matter, which the judge said would be discussed at the next hearing in Los Angeles Superior Court, to be held March 17. …

In the meantime, Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton suggested a way that Britney could protect herself from Lutfi as well as the paparazzi: “stay home.” In an interview on KPCC-TV on Wednesday, the LAPD chief said there was no need for the law proposed recently by city Councilman Dennis Zine to prevent photographers from getting too close to stars like Spears. “What we need is Britney Spears to stay home instead of traipsing all over town,” Bratton said. “That would solve the problem. We don’t need additional laws. I’ve got laws coming out my ears to deal with this issue. … Quite clearly, some of these characters so favored by the paparazzi are in need of services. Not police services, but psychiatric services.” …

Snoop Dogg was ticketed Wednesday night after NYPD officers caught the rapper smoking marijuana outside a New York nightclub. According to Snoop’s manager, the “Sensual Seduction” crooner was not collared: “He did not get arrested. He received a ticket for possession of marijuana,” Donald Ezra told the New York Post. … In a separate development, pop singer Aaron Carter was arrested for investigation of marijuana possession on Thursday after he was pulled over for speeding, according to People.com. Carter, the younger brother of the Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter, was taken into custody in Junction, Texas, and will appear before a magistrate on Friday morning (February 22), Kimble County Sheriff Mike Chapman told the site. Officers found marijuana in the car after pulling Carter over for speeding, the sheriff said, adding that no one else was in the car. …

Foo Fighters have filed suit against Marvel Comics, according to E! Online. The band claims that the creators of Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four pulled big chunks of two of their songs, “Best of You” and “Free Me,” to score a trailer for the company’s upcoming animated series “Wolverine and the X-Men.” The suit seeks unspecified damages from Marvel. … Amy Davis might have been booted from “American Idol” on Thursday night, but she already won a new competition Friday. The pop-star wannabe was named “Today’s Girl” by Maxim.com for “all her hard work and ‘American Idol’ hotness,” a rep for the magazine told MTV News. Davis competed in the 2007 Maxim Hometown Hotties competition and was voted by the mag’s readers as a contender for the crown. Photos from that pictorial are displayed for her “Today’s Girl” honor. Maxim is in the middle of its 2008 Hotties campaign, and readers can vote in the “Hottie Primaries” to narrow down the new crop of ladies. …

Radiohead have been confirmed as both the Friday and Saturday night headliners for the first-ever All Points West Music and Arts Festival, which is set for August 8-10 at Liberty State Park in New Jersey. The festival will also feature performances from Jack Johnson, Underworld, Kings of Leon, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Cat Power, the Roots, Metric, the New Pornographers, Animal Collective, CSS, Girl Talk, the Go! Team, Sia, Black Kids, Mates of State, Rogue Wave and Your Vegas. …

Her new single is called “Feedback” but Janet Jacket may get some responses much sooner than she expected. The singer’s upcoming album, Discipline, leaked to the Web Thursday. The set features collabos with Missy Elliott and rumored husband-to-be Jermaine Dupri. Several gossip rags are reporting that Jackson has reached out to designers to design a wedding gown for her upcoming nuptials with boyfriend Dupri. … This might not have been the birthday present Ashton Kutcher was hoping for: The actor and his wife, Demi Moore, are among hundreds of patrons of a New York bar being urged by city health officials to get a Hepatitis A vaccination after a bartender was found to be infected, according to Reuters. Kutcher hosted a 30th-birthday bash at Socialista on February 7. Among the celebrity guests were Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow, Salma Hayek, Liv Tyler and others. The city health department issued a statement, warning anyone who visited the hot spot in Manhattan’s West Village on February 7, 8 or 11 to get a vaccination. …

Coldplay have finished recording songs for their next album and are in the process of mixing the effort; the record is slated for a summer release. No additional information about the LP has been released. … Death Cab for Cutie will issue their next record, Narrow Stairs, on May 13. Produced by the band’s guitarist Chris Walla, the disc will be preceded by the single “I Will Possess Your Heart.” The band will kick off a tour April 18 in Bremerton, Washington. …

Revenge of the nerds? According to Moby, he suffered the wrath of the cool-impaired when he briefly dated actress Natalie Portman, who starred in the “Star Wars” prequel trilogy. “You don’t date Luke Skywalker’s mom and not have [fans] hate your guts,” the musician said in a feature in next month’s Spin magazine. … Avril Lavigne is ready to expand her pop-punk empire with some new ventures. The singer/actress is working on a fragrance and clothing line, she told MTV News. While she wouldn’t give up the line’s name, she did tell us about how she has gotten hands-on with the company. “I pick the fabrics, and how I want the fit to be, and I’m really into hoodies, so I’m going to have a lot of cool hoodies and zip-ups,” she said. She is also getting involved in the perfume details. “I pick the scent, pick the bottle, and then I pick, like, the theme, and it’s really fun!” Lavigne said. …

Rockers Adema have gone on hiatus. According to bassist Dave DeRoo, the band is “starting fresh and getting a whole new team” together. While “the band is cool,” he said, “we just need a new crew.” The band recently parted ways with its manager and business team, and “as of right now, regretfully, there are no further plans to tour in support of [the band's most recent LP] Kill the Headlights. We are taking a break … [and] the best thing that Adema can do for itself is re-group right now, so we can continue to be the band that you’ve always loved and respected.” …

All That Remains, As I Lay Dying, August Burns Red, the Bronx, the Dillinger Escape Plan, Evergreen Terrace and Every Time I Die are the latest additions to the lineup for this summer’s Warped Tour, which gets under way this June. … Air will mark the 10th anniversary of Moon Safari by expanding the LP into a deluxe edition. The re-release expands on the band’s 1998 breakout album with a 10-track disc full of remixes and live cuts collected from the same time period. Look for it to hits stores April 1.

02.21.08

Britney Spears‘ friend and onetime manager Sam Lutfi was finally served with a restraining order Thursday (February 21), on the eve of his hearing regarding the issue. Lutfi had allegedly intentionally avoided being served with the court papers, as lawyers for the singer’s conservatorship claimed in court, to invalidate the restraining order, which requires notification. However, since news of the order was widely reported in the three weeks since it was first granted, Lutfi will have a hard time making an argument that he was unaware of it, if he appears at his hearing Friday (his spokesperson told MTV News he didn’t know whether Lutfi would show or not). The order was requested by the singer’s parents , Jamie and Lynne Spears, on behalf of their daughter. …

The New York Post reports that a judge ruled this week that 50 Cent has to pay the paper’s deputy photo-assignment editor, Jim Alcorn, an undisclosed amount following a 2003 lawsuit Alcorn filed against the rapper for assault. Alcorn, who was a Post photographer at the time, was allegedly knocked down by 50′s security detail outside a jewelry shop, after trying to snap a few photos of the rapper. The photographer was treated for neck and jaw injuries at a nearby hospital, according to the suit. …

Lindsay Lohan‘s nude homage to Marilyn Monroe crashed New York magazine’s Web site, with more than 20 million page views since the shots went up Monday, according to DART and Omniture, a magazine spokesperson said. That’s a 2,000 percent increase in web traffic, which benefited non-Lindsay pages as well, with almost four times the site’s usual page views (jumping from 1.2 million per day to just under 4 million). Before the Lindsay extravaganza, the largest spike NYMag.com has is during New York fashion weeks, which average 3 million total page views a day. So what does this mean for the magazine? New York says they haven’t increased the print run, but they’ve reallocated an extra 5,000 copies to be used for back-order sales, since more than 1,000 have already been requested. The magazine also grabbed 500 extra subscriptions out of the hubbub, but New York won’t know total impact until the issue hits newsstands. … Meanwhile, Lohan is hoping for a similar success story for her third album, which she’d like to release later this year (no word from Universal Motown on a release date just yet). She’s been working with R&B songwriter Jeremy Greene, who played Life & Style a few tracks, include songs called “I Miss You” and “Faith,” which were recorded in Los Angeles on February 9. “She’s been working hard on her new songs,” Greene told the magazine. “Lindsay’s going for a pop sound with a house-music feel to it.” “I Miss You,” Greene said, was written specifically for Lindsay “and what she’s going through right now,” including her relationship with her father. “Faith” is also about complicated relationships. “With everyone around her, she’s definitely dealt with these kinds of relationships,” he said. …

Ashlee Simpson fans in New York and beyond will have two chances to catch up with the singer next week. Simpson will be giving out copies of her new single, “Outta My Head (Ay Ya Ya),” at Wal-Mart in Farmingdale, New York, on Monday at 7 p.m. ET. If you can’t make it there, you can catch Simpson on a live chat in MTV’s Virtual Worlds on Tuesday at 5 p.m. ET. … When “Rush Hour” director Brett Ratner isn’t busy with big-screen projects, he takes a trip to the small screen — at least when Mariah Carey comes calling. The filmmaker called in to Ryan Seacrest‘s Los Angeles radio show to talk about his upcoming video for Carey’s latest single, “Touch My Body.” Instead of going the serious route (as he did on Mimi’s “We Belong Together” clip, starring Wentworth Miller from “Prison Break”), Ratner opted for a funny video. “Mariah is hysterical, and this record is kind of funny,” Ratner said. “There’s no way we could do a video with a cute guy and [Mariah], so … we got one of the funniest guys in the world: Jack McBrayer from ’30 Rock.’ ” The video shows McBrayer imagining what it would be like to be with Mariah, who, according to Ratner, “looks better than she’s ever looked.”

Justin Timberlake is a singer and actor, and now the “SexyBack” star can add cologne pitchman to his résumé. JT will partner with Parfums Givenchy to head a new men’s fragrance that will hit shelves sometime in 2008. … Jay-Z‘s Rocawear clothing company has tapped Nicole Paultre-Bell (who married Sean Bell in a posthumous ceremony), along with the couple’s two daughters, as a pitchwoman for the hip-hop clothing line. The ad features the widow — whose husband was fatally shot by NYPD in a controversial incident that has drawn protest from rappers Nas and Papoose — and her children with the tagline: “We are going to be here to the end, ’til justice is served.”