For The Record: Quick News On Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey, C-Murder, 'American Idol,' Missy Elliott, Solange & More

A Los Angeles cosmetics company that wants Jennifer Lopez to find another name for her line of perfume and bath and body products suffered a slight setback last week. A Federal Court judge tentatively denied Glow Industries' preliminary injunction against Lopez's "Glow by J.Lo" line Thursday, citing insufficient evidence to support claims of brand confusion by a consumer. The initial lawsuit was filed in August, and the case is due back in court December 16. ...

C-Murder's second-degree murder trial is still on hold, pending an appeal of a motion about allowing previous bad acts into evidence, which is now set to be heard by the Louisiana Supreme Court. The rapper, whose real name is Corey Miller, also has a new charge under his belt — battery on a correctional officer. A prison guard is accusing Miller of attacking him this summer. A new trial date is scheduled to be set on December 4. ...

Mariah Carey will perform on NBC's "Today" show from the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota, on December 11. The day before, Carey will sign copies of Charmbracelet at the mall from 4-6 p.m. ... If you're an "American Idol" wannabe, don't go to the Renaissance Hotel in Los Angeles on November 17, as the last open auditions for the show have been changed to November 18 at L.A.'s Rose Bowl. Those wanting to show off their star potential before Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson should arrive at the Rose Bowl's Gate A; further information is available at www.idolonfox.com. ...

Video director Dave Meyers (Britney Spears, TLC) will be photographing Janet Jackson for an upcoming issue of Stuff magazine, his first still-photo shoot. Meyers' next videos on deck include a Jennifer Lopez and LL Cool J collaboration, and Missy Elliott's next single, which features Ludacris. ... Congratulations to Dixie Chicks singer Emily Robison, who gave birth to a baby boy in San Antonio, Texas, on Monday. The child is the first for her and husband Charlie Robison. ...

A 17-track Cash Money Records greatest-hits compilation, Cash Money

Records Platinum Hits Volume 1, will be released on November 19. The set

features Lil' Wayne, Boo & Gotti, Turk, Juvenile, Hot Boys and Big Tymers performing such signature hits as "Back That Azz Up," "Bling Bling," "Get Your Roll On," "#1 Stunna," "Tha Block Is Hot," "Get Off the Corner" and "It's in Me." ...

Just hours before Sunday's hometown premiere of "Standing in the Shadows of

Motown," a film about the legendary Motown house band the Funk Brothers, the

band's classically trained keyboardist, Johnny Griffith, 66, was found dead of

a heart attack in his Detroit hotel room. Griffith can be heard on such

Motown classics as "Stop in the Name of Love" and "I Heard It Through the

Grapevine," as well as on songs by Stevie Wonder and the Four Tops. ... Police in Los Angeles arrested a teenage girl Monday, and are searching for two men they believe are connected to the fatal shooting of actor and aspiring rapper Merlin Santana. The former co-star of "The Steve Harvey Show" was sitting in a parked car in a residential neighborhood on Saturday when he was shot in the head. ...

"Krush Groove," the seminal 1985 hip-hop movie based on the early years of Russell Simmons, will be released on DVD on January 14. The video for the single "Krush Groovin' " by the Fat Boys, Kurtis Blow and Sheila E. will be included among the extras. ... Lil' Romeo and Hilary Duff, star of the Disney Channel's "Lizzie McGuire," filmed a video over the weekend for "Tell Me a Story," their duet off Duff's holiday album, Santa Claus Lane. Romeo will soon be back behind the camera with Solange Knowles for "True Love," the second single from his album Game Time, due December 10. ...

Offspring guitarist Noodles and Paul Cobb, director of Offspring's long-form videos "Americana" and "Huck It," have launched an action, sports and music magazine called Spare Change. In the first issue, available primarily on the West Coast, Noodles interviewed No Doubt's Tom Dumont and NOFX's Erik Sandin and "contributed a tongue-in-cheek article about all the surfers who want to be rock-stars and vise-versa," he wrote on his Web site. ... Fatboy Slim will unload three previously unreleased tracks, "Illuminati,"

"Camber Sands" and "The Pimp," on a set of three EPs due on November 19. Each new track will be padded out with a big helping of rare, unreleased and classic

remixes. Among the remixers handling Fatboy's tracks are the Chemical

Brothers, Darren Emerson, Timo Maas and Midfield General. ...

The U.K.'s National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children

is auctioning items from Coldplay (signed guitar), Oasis (signed album

cover), as well as memorabilia from ex-Spice Girl Geri Halliwell, former

Rolling Stone Bill Wyman and Echo and the Bunnymen to raise money for the charity. The auction at amazon.co.uk ends on November 17. ... Expect some catfights in the gallery of New York's One Club Tuesday night as

Marisol Thomas, wife of Matchbox Twenty singer Rob Thomas, hosts Meow NY, a fundraiser for New York's homeless street cats. In addition to an art auction, the event will feature the debut of the book "Shadow Cats: Tales

From the New York City Animal Underground," and the auction of a guitar

signed by Mr. Thomas. ...

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Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst is headed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship, but don't expect to see him slap a triangle choke on anyone. Longtime UFC fan Durst will accompany light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz — "The Huntington Beach Bad Boy" — to the ring when he takes on "The World's Most Dangerous Man," Ken Shamrock, at UFC's November 22 pay-per-view event. Durst will perform a new version of Limp Bizkit's "Break Stuff" at the fight. ...

Roc-A-Fella Records previewed the "Paid in Full" soundtrack Thursday at Baseline Studios in New York. Jay-Z, Memphis Bleek, Freeway and Roc boss Damon Dash were among those on hand. Dash was in full multitasking mode — as he played the tracks he had his head shaved and got a tattoo on his arm of what looked a lot like a picture of "The Queen of the Damned." ...

Sevendust postponed dates in Madison, Wisconsin, on Sunday and Columbus, Ohio, on Tuesday due to the murder on Saturday of singer Lajon Witherspoon's

21-year-old brother in Nashville. A group spokesperson said the band's tour

with Closure, 30 Seconds to Mars and Cinder is tentatively slated to resume on Thursday with a show at the Bridge Street Music Hall in Syracuse, New York. ...

Who ever thought the pretty boys of Bon Jovi would have so close a connection to the tough guys of the gridiron? Following their Times Square performance that kicked off the 2002-03 NFL season, guitarist Richie Sambora told VH1 Radio Network that the band will play the halftime show at Super Bowl XXXVII, taking place January 26 in San Diego. ... Never one to miss a retail opportunity, Kiss bassist/singer Gene Simmons recently wrote on his official Web site that he will release a video/DVD of his recent lecture tour of Australia. The God of Thunder is also thinking of

releasing a book and/or audio book of the lecture series. ...

Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme will contribute vocals for several tracks on the upcoming album from U.N.K.L.E. ... The next LP from Cat Power, You Are Free (February 18), will feature cameos from Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder and hot session drummer and Foo Fighters leader, Dave Grohl. The album was overseen by Adam Kasper, who produced the latest Pearl Jam and Foo Fighters albums and features a cover of the John Lee Hooker song "Keep on Runnin'," as well as the tracks "I Don't Blame You," "Free," "Fool, " "He War," "Shaking Paper" and "Baby Doll." ... Following the successful surgical removal of blood blisters from vocalist Travis Shettel's vocal chords, Piebald will return to the road next month. The indiepop rockers are currently selling a "Travis K. Shettel Throat Surgery Commemorative T-Shirt" to help cover the singer's medical expenses. ...

Necrophagia have finished their new record, due out in February. ...

Killing Joke have completed their comeback album and titled it The Death & Resurrection Show. ... Dark Angel have canceled their reunion tour due to scheduling conflicts. ... The Haunted's new album is done; the title is One Kill Wonder. ... A war seems to be brewing between the bands Finch and Disturbed. Finch guitarist Randy Strohmeyer recently said, "I'd rip [David Draiman's] stupid little piercings out. They're just cheesy. It bums me out because their music is terrible, and what they're about, it's just sh--. Hopefully all that music will die out soon, and hopefully it will make room for the good music." ...

Portions of upstate New York's legendary Bearsville Sound Studios are closing up this week. The buildings housing studios A and B, artist apartments and the main offices are being put on sale by Sally Grossman, Bearsville owner and wife of the late Albert Grossman, who founded the complex in 1970 and was Bob Dylan's manager. Prized for its seclusion and on-site residence, Bearsville's two studios were where albums by such artists as Patti Smith, the Band, the Rolling Stones, Metallica, Phish, Ozzy Osbourne and R.E.M. were recorded. The remaining segments of the recording complex will be consolidated into the Turtle Creek Barn studio. ...