For The Record: Quick News On Cam'ron, Spike Lee, Dame Dash, Incubus, C-Murder, Beck, Kirsten Dunst, Eels & More

Monday night in New York was all about "Paid in Full" with the emphasis on "full," as Spike Lee, Melvin Van Peebles, Macy Gray, Wood Harris and Cam'ron were among those in the filled-to-capacity Loews Theater in downtown Manhattan for the premiere of Roc-A-Fella Film's "Paid in Full." Afterward, the movie's producer Dame Dash held a party at NYC nightspot Spa. ... Incubus will play a show in the house where Morning View was recorded in November as part of a contest organized by Los Angeles' KROQ-FM. The station is currently spinning Incubus' "Are You In?," which was an official single and video overseas. ...

C-Murder's second degree murder trial, which was set to start November 12, has been pushed back, pending an appeal of a motion about allowing previous bad acts into evidence. At issue is a previous incident caught on a security camera videotape, which depicts the rapper, whose real name is Corey Miller, allegedly firing a gun — which malfunctioned — at a a doorman who refused to let him enter a club without being searched. A new trial date is scheduled to be set on October 31. ...Oasis have joined the Red Hot Chili Peppers in canceling shows in Southeast Asia in light of the recent fatal nightclub bombing in Bali. The British rockers nixed shows slated for Wednesday (October 23) in Manila and October 26 in Singapore. ... U2 are pictured on a new series of Irish stamps titled "Irish Rock Legends. Also honored are Van Morrison, bluesman Rory Gallagher and late Thin Lizzy leader Phil Lynott. ...

Celine Dion has titled her three-year Las Vegas engagement "A New Day...," she announced this week at rehearsals in La Louviere, Belgium. The show will kick off March 25 at Las Vegas' Colosseum at Caesars Palace. ... Beck with the Flaming Lips and Sasha & John Digweed will headline the ACA World Sound Festival in Acapulco, Mexico, from November 1 - 3. Ozomatli and DJs Junkie XL, Jimmy Van M., Christopher Lawrence and Liquid Todd are also on the bill. ... Safe, the new seven-song EP by Canadian rocker girls Kittie, is due November 19. It will feature the remix of the title track by KMFDM's Sascha Konietzko, plus five live tracks and bonus concert footage of "Wolves," "Mouthful of Poison" and "Charlotte." ...

Superstar DJ Paul Oakenfold, riding high on his hit collaboration with Crazy Town's Seth "Shifty" Binzer on "Starry Eyed Surprise," will launch his first U.S. tour on November 25 with a date at the Opium Garden Nightclub in Miami, according to a spokesperson for his label. The 14-date jaunt is currently scheduled to wind up at the Warfield in San Francisco on December 18, with more dates to be announced soon. ... Eels frontman E has composed songs for the Kirsten Dunst and Billy Bob Thornton film "Levity," due next spring. In other E news, the quirky singer has launched an advice column called Dear Uncle E on the Eels' Web site (www.eels.artistdirect.com). ...

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Ja Rule has barked back at the dog. On a song called "You Don't Want It," featured on DJ Clue's latest mixtape, Hate Me Now, Rule attacks DMX and alleges, among other things, that his former friend is a drug addict. ... It's official: New Edition — sans spectacle-causing charter member Bobby Brown — are the newest members of the Bad Boy family. The deal was announced Monday (October 21) by P. Diddy's spokesperson. ... "Look for me," Jay-Z exhorts on his latest single, " '03 Bonnie & Clyde" — well, all you'll have to do is focus your peepers on the stage at Boston's FleetCenter on October 27 when Jigga brings Beyoncé Knowles out to perform for Jam'n 94.5's annual Monster Jam concert. Also on the bill are P. Diddy, Ludacris, Eve and the Nappy Roots. ...

Ashanti, Michelle Branch, Sugar Ray and Sixpence None the Richer will perform at the Bogart Tour for a Cure benefit on November 4 in Universal City. Britney Spears is being honored with the Children's Choice Award at the event for her charity work. ... Red Hot Chili Peppers have reconsidered playing shows that were recently announced for Manila and Bali. A week after a bombing in a Bali nightclub killed nearly 200 patrons, the Peppers canceled their December 8 show at Manila's Ultra Open Field and a December 14 date in Bali, the latter due to a U.S. State Department travel advisory for the region. ... Bruce Springsteen recently shot a video for "Lonesome Day," the second single from his album, The Rising, with a new vocal track recorded during the making of the clip. Directed by Mark Pellington (U2, Pearl Jam), the richly colored video was shot in a Victorian-era home and on the boardwalk and beaches of Asbury Park, New Jersey. ...

Wire-rimmed glasses, rosy cheeks and a red suit are synonymous with Santa Claus, and this December, Steven Tyler will add his trademark lips to the list. The Aerosmith frontman will appear as Ol' Kris Kringle in a holiday episode of the Disney Channel series "Lizzie McGuire" along with his children Chelsea and Taj. ... Naughty by Nature's Treach will portray a career criminal whose occupation comes to a close on two episodes of NBC's "Third Watch." The production of the episodes wraps Friday, and broadcast dates have yet to be determined. ... Singer/songwriter and You Hear It First alum Shannon McNally will kick off a headlining club tour on November 1 in Madison, Wisconsin. McNally, who spent the summer opening for John Mellencamp, has lined up a month's worth of dates, including stops in Chicago, Indianapolis, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Boston, Philadelphia and New York. ...

"Queen + The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert," a two-disc DVD of an April 1992 event honoring the late singer, is due November 26. Among the participants on the discs, which feature previously unreleased footage of the shows, are Queen with Metallica's James Hetfield and Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi; Elton John and Axl Rose; George Michael; Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott and Slash; the Who's Roger Daltrey with Iommi; David Bowie and Annie Lennox; Robert Plant; and an all star jam on "We Are the Champions" featuring Liza Minnelli. ... Yukmouth of Oakland rap duo Luniz will release his first solo album, United Ghettos of America, on Tuesday (October 22). The Outlaws, MC Eiht and C-Bo guest on the record. ...

For the second year in a row, Q magazine readers named Radiohead the Best Act in the World Today, beating out Oasis — who lost in all three of the categories in which they were nominated — among others at Monday's Q Awards ceremony. Coldplay won for Best Album (A Rush of Blood to the Head), the Hives for Best Live Act, Pink for Best Video ("Get the Party Started") and Moby for Best Producer, while "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell was dubbed the most "unwanted" person in the British music industry. ... Ben Folds has added a few more weeks of dates onto his fall tour promoting his just-released live album. The piano man's new dates begin November 5 in Seattle and end November 27 in Chicago. ... Dan the Automator has remixed "Tight," a previously unreleased INXS single that will hit shelves December 10 through Tommy Boy Records. Randy Nicklaus, Thick Dick and Dino also remixed the tune, which was originally recorded in 1992.