PEOPLE: Lawyers enter not guilty pleas for Vince Neil

Lawyers enter not guilty pleas for Vince Neil

LAS VEGAS -- A lawyer for rocker Vince Neil entered not guilty pleas for the Motley Crue singer on misdemeanor drunken driving and speeding charges.

Attorney Richard Schonfeld said Monday his 49-year-old client didn't have to appear in person for the pleas in Las Vegas Justice Court. Trial was set for Jan. 6.

Neil is accused of having a blood-alcohol content of 0.08 percent and driving his Lamborghini sports car 60 mph in a 45 mph zone before he was stopped by police on June 27 near the Las Vegas Strip.

The state's legal limit for drivers is 0.08 percent.

Freeman will get AFI honor

LOS ANGELES -- The American Film Institute is honoring Morgan Freeman with its Life Achievement Award.

AFI said the 73-year-old Oscar winner will receive the award in June.

AFI chair Sir Howard Stringer calls Freeman ''an American treasure'' who brings a calm authority to his roles, ''whether playing a prisoner, a president or God.''

Freeman has received many awards throughout his career, including the Kennedy Center Honor in 2008. He was nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Nelson Mandela in 2009's ''Invictus.''

Freeman can next been seen in the thriller ''Red.''

Rhys Ifans cast as villain in 'Spider-Man'

LOS ANGELES -- Rhys Ifans is playing the bad guy in the next ''Spider-Man.'' But the filmmakers aren't saying yet which character he'll be.

Sony Pictures announced Monday that Ifans, widely known as a comic actor in such films as Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant's ''Notting Hill,'' will co-star as the villain in the superhero adventure due out July 3, 2012.

The studio's announcement notes that the ''filmmakers prefer to not reveal which character Ifans will be playing.''

The Marvel Comics vaults are loaded with villains that Spider-Man has taken on over the decades. Whoever he winds up playing, Ifans will be up against Andrew Garfield, who stars as Peter Parker.