For The Record: Quick News On Marilyn Manson, Shakira, Slipknot, Murderdolls, Lil' Cease & More

Marilyn Manson will make a cameo in "Dead in Hollywood," the first video by Slipknot side project the Murderdolls. Manson plays a "deranged patient" in the clip, which is set in the morgue and autopsy rooms of an abandoned Los Angeles mental hospital, according to the band's publicist. ... A helicopter carrying Shakira was forced to make an emergency landing on a baseball field in the Domincan Republic because of strong winds and rain, according to the Associated Press. Despite the delay, Shakira and her family arrived safely in La Romana on July 29 for a month-long vacation at the pop singer's summer home. ... On Monday (August 5), a Brooklyn Supreme Court judge postponed the attempted murder trial of Junior M.A.F.I.A. members Larceny and Lil' Cease until September 20 ...



Elton John will perform at a private fund-raising event for Janet Reno, who is campaigning for governor in Florida, on September 18 at the Fort Lauderdale Hotel in Davie, Florida, according to Reuters . Sorry, Reno fans — the former U.S. Attorney General and dance party host will not be belting out any tunes with John at the $500-per-ticket event. ... He's been threatening to retire for a while now, and rock legend Little Richard is finally about to pack it in. He currently has shows booked through the end of October, and whether or not he books any more, he's made it clear in recent interviews that he's not going to continue past the end of the year. ...

Desoto Records, the Washington, D.C., independent label run by former Jawbox bassist Kim Coletta, has announced that it will no longer release new material. A statement on the label's Web site clarified that they are still trying to secure the rights to the two Jawbox albums released on Atlantic Records and that they will continue to keep their back catalog in print, among other projects. ... The Desoto Web site also reported that Burning Airlines, who count Coletta's former Jawbox mate J. Robbins among their ranks, have decided to call it a day as well. According to the statement, singer/songwriter Robbins will continue to compose while furthering his role as a producer, while "[bassist] Mike Harbin has started a new label called Silver Three and [drummer] Pete Moffett has been traveling the globe as the drum tech for Alanis Morrisette." ...

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Mario and BBMak are slated to perform at the seventh annual Arthur Ashe Kids' Day festival on August 24 at the USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing, New York. MTV VJ Quddus will co-host the event with gold medalist Summer Sanders, and tennis stars Andre Agassi, Serena Williams and Andy Roddick will make appearances. ... Down canceled two non-Ozzfest gigs after frontman Phil Anselmo scratched a cornea and was unable to perform. While Down nixed their July 31 show in Montreal and the August 1 gig in Hamilton, Ontario, the other bands on the bill — System of a Down, Meshuggah and Pulse Ultra — played on.

"Jackass" stunt-monger Steve-O (real name Stephen Glover) posted a $150,000 bond and will be allowed to return to Louisiana to face obscenity and battery charges stemming from a nightclub act (see "Steve-O Suffers For His Art, And It May Land Him In Jail") within a week, a Los Angeles municipal court judge ruled Friday (August 2). Glover's attorney said that once he returns to Terrebonne Parish, he faces an additional bond of $1.12 million, which he hopes to get reduced. Glover is also required to return to Los Angeles on August 16 and prove to the court that he turned himself in to Louisiana authorities, unless he remains incarcerated because he was unable to post bond. ...

Ricky Martin heads the list of five winners of the 16th annual Hispanic Heritage Awards, according to the Associated Press. The awards will be presented on September 20 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. ... Diana Ross, who was three concerts into her summer tour, has canceled all the remaining dates, according to Reuters. No reason was given for halting the 10-city outing; in May, the 58-year-old singer had checked herself into a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center. ... On September 17, the Vandals will release Internet Dating Super Studs, which features songs such as "Disproportionate Head," "Little Weirdo" and "Soccer Mom." The 14-track album was produced by Ryan Williams (Rage Against the Machine, Quarashi) and Vandals guitarist Warren Fitzgerald.