For The Record: Quick News On Justin Timberlake, Dru Hill & More

Lil’ Bow Wow is doing double duty behind the camera this week. Currently filming the movie “Like Mike” in Los Angeles, the rap pup will shoot the video for his next single, “Take Ya Home,” out there on Tuesday. … Dru Hill are at the halfway point in recording their third album. Woody, who left the group after its last LP to pursue gospel music, has returned to the fold. … Metallica singer/guitarist James Hetfield and his wife, Francesca, welcomed their third child, daughter Marcella Francesca, into their family earlier this month. … Kelly Price has been working with producers Warryn Campbell and Stevie J. on her next LP, Priceless, which is expected in June, with a first single due this spring. Among Price’s guests in the studio are Faith Evans, Yolanda Adams and Raphael Saadiq. …

Justin Timberlake, Brian McKnight and Jamie Foxx will join hoops stars and legends (including Earvin “Magic” Johnson) in the inaugural 989 Sports’ All-Star Hoop-It-Up tournament. The games, which will put a celebrity, an NBA star, a WNBA star and an NBA legend on each team, will be held at the First Union Center in Philadelphia on February 9 during the NBA’s All-Star Weekend. … Björk is the first artist confirmed to play the third incarnation of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, which will take place April 27 at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, California, according to a spokesperson for the singer. Last year’s festival featured Jane’s Addiction, Weezer and the Roots. … Jessica Simpson will speak to young women about inner strength as one of the “Cheerleaders of Life” at the sixth annual NFL Super Bowl Cheerleading Spirit Clinic Saturday afternoon at the Louisiana Superdome. Lesslee Fitzmorris, choreographer of the Super Bowl Pregame Show, will teach more than 1,000 attendees football fundamentals and cheering skills. …

Macy Gray is the latest artist tapped to perform at next month’s Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, joining previously announced artists Dave Matthews Band, Foo Fighters and Creed as part of the Hallmark Olympic Celebration Concert Series, which runs from February 8-24. The raspy-voiced singer’s set is slated for February 12, and more artists are expected to be announced in the days leading up to the event. … Lo-Fidelity Allstars will release Don’t Be Afraid of Love on March 5. The LP, which features a guest appearance by former Afghan Whig Greg Dulli, is their studio follow-up to 1999′s How to Operate With a Blown Mind, which spawned the dance hit “Battle Flag.” … Ministry of Sound, one of the U.K.’s premier electronic music brands, is the latest to join the chillout fray with the release of the double-disc The Chillout Session on February 5. Soothing tunes from Radiohead (a rare Zero 7 remix of “Climbing Up the Walls”), Massive Attack, Air, Badly Drawn Boy, Sigur Rós and Underworld are included on the 29-track compilation. …

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P. Diddy will shoot the video for his next single, a remix of “Roll With Me,” with director Benny Boom next week in New York. Boom also directed the clip for “Got Ur Self A …” by Nas. … Adema and Earshot will accompany Alien Ant Farm, Fenix TX and Glassjaw on the SnoCore Rock Tour, which kicks off February 15 in Providence, Rhode Island. Adema will join the outing on March 1; Local H have been added to the first three dates. … The Goodie Mob‘s Cee-Lo will release his debut solo album, Cee-Lo Green and His Perfect Imperfections, on April 2. The first single and video from Cee-Lo, who is also a member of the Atlanta hip-hop collective the Dungeon Family, is “Closet Freak.” …

Hopefully the Spice Girls invested their fortune well, because they may have to fork over as much as $1.5 million to motor scooter company Aprilia. Three judges in a London Court of Appeal declared the ladies were guilty of misrepresentation for not telling the company of Geri Halliwell‘s plans to leave the group when they signed a sponsorship deal with the company. … Raphael Saadiq of Tony! Toni! Toné! and Lucy Pearl will drop his solo debut, Instant Vintage, on May 28. D’Angelo guests on the album’s first single, “Be Here,” and will also appear in the video, which Saadiq will direct. … Former Powerman 5000 bassist Dorian Heartsong (a.k.a. Dorian 27), who left the group in November under amicable circumstances, has resurfaced as the bass player for rock combo Flying Tigers. The band’s self-titled debut will come out April 16. …

Fresh off a tour with Sum41, Unwritten Law will kick off a headlining jaunt on February 12 in Tallahassee, Florida. The outing will support their fourth album, Elva, which hits stores on Tuesday. … Rare tracks by Gallic acts such as Daft Punk, Air and Cassius will be released March 5 on My House in Montmartre. Highlights include Dimitri From Paris‘ remix of Alex Gopher‘s “Party People,” Etienne de Crecy‘s remix of Air’s “Modular Mix” and the Stardust favorite “Music Sounds Better With You.” … Also due March 5 is the self-titled debut album from Playgroup, the latest project from British producer and U2/Massive Attack remixer Trevor Jackson (a.k.a. the Underdog). Among the album’s peculiar guests are Scottish artist Edwyn Collins, original riot grrrl Kathleen Hanna (Bikini Kill, Le Tigre), Lucy Pearl singer Joi, and dancehall vocalist Shinehead on a cover of Paul Simon‘s “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover.”