For The Record: Quick News On 50 Cent, Lil’ Kim, Britney And Justin, Madonna, Trick Daddy, Movielife & More

He’ll teach you how to stunt, all right. 50 Cent has just finalized a deal to purchase Mike Tyson‘s former plush Connecticut mansion for just over $4 million. …

Teaneck, New Jersey, police are urging Lil’ Kim to contact them. They have issued a warrant for her arrest after finding she missed several court appearances for 1996 charges of marijuana possession. … Fashion photographer Guy Bourdin‘s son filed a lawsuit on Friday against Madonna, saying that his late father’s images were ripped off in her “Hollywood” video. Samuel Bourdin claims he holds the rights to his father’s images, and accuses the pop star of copyright infringement for her imitation of poses in at least 11 of the photographer’s works. A comparison of the video with his photos can be seen at guybourdin.org. Bourdin, best known for his photos in French Vogue, died in 1991; his son is seeking unspecified damages. …

A Miami judge ruled Monday that Trick Daddy will be allowed to perform Wednesday in Tallahassee, Florida, despite being under house arrest for recent alleged drug possession, assault and weapons charges. The rapper, who will be arraigned on October 15, will wear an electronic tracking bracelet as he performs. … Just as final arguments were getting under way on Tuesday in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, C-Murder‘s murder trial abruptly stopped when an appeals court ruled that prosecutors could tell jurors that a charge of manslaughter was also available. The defense had rested on Monday after presenting nine witnesses who said that the rapper, whose real name is Corey Miller, had nothing to do with the beating or shooting, contradicting two prosecution witnesses who said they saw Miller attack 16-year-old Steve Thomas and saw and heard the shooting, though they did not see the weapon itself. The defense witnesses, however, contradicted each other, each saying that Miller was in a different part of the bar when the fight started. If convicted of second-degree murder, Miller (the younger brother of Master P) would get a life sentence. Manslaughter, however, carries up to 40 years in prison. …

Justin Timberlake will host “Saturday Night Live” and be the musical guest on October 11, a week before Britney Spears will perform and Halle Berry will host. The 29th season of the show begins Saturday with Jack Black hosting and John Mayer performing. … The Roots have begun open jam sessions in Philadelphia for their next album, tentatively titled The Tipping Point. Jill Scott and Living Colour‘s Vernon Reid have stopped by so far. …

The members of the Movielife have decided to call it quits. The band posted a message on its Web site Monday explaining it’s been an incredible ride, but the group won’t be continuing on. No particular reason for the breakup was cited. … On October 13, Eve 6 will release “At Least We’re Dreaming” as the second single from It’s All in Your Head. The Los Angeles trio are also slated to reunite with friends and former tourmates Good Charlotte on the second leg of the latter’s arena tour, which kicks off October 30 in Atlanta and wraps up November 28 in Long Beach, California. …

Dido played in-store performances Monday in both London and New York to promote the release of her new album, Life for Rent. Both sets were acoustic and included her breakthrough hit, “Thank You.” … Mathew Knowles, father and manager of Destiny’s Child singer Beyoncé Knowles, is selling his Music World Entertainment label to the Sanctuary Group, a London label and management company whose roster includes Kiss and the Who, for $10 million. Mathew will still run the label. …

The lineup of the 2004 Big Day Out festival, making stops throughout Australia and New Zealand from January 16 to February 1, now includes the Strokes, Black Eyed Peas, the Flaming Lips, A Perfect Circle and the Basement Jaxx. Previously, Metallica had been the only announced act. … Canadian singer Sarah McLachlan is back with her first studio album in six years. Afterglow, due November 4, is McLachlan’s seventh album overall. A video for first single “Fallen” was shot in her hometown of Vancouver. … Scott Weiland has formed his own record company. Called Softdrive Records, the company’s debut release, Tell Them Hi by the Campfire Girls, is due October 14 and will be distributed by Interscope Records. …

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Berry’s Records in Indianapolis was the target of a raid by local police in conjunction with RIAA officials last week. The crime? Selling mixtapes, the compilation CDs that artists like 50 Cent and Jay-Z use to create a street buzz. The RIAA now seems to be targeting these products, which often use songs that aren’t properly licensed, as part of their larger anti-piracy campaign. …

Nas is set to release the second installment of The Lost Tapes on December 16. Like its predecessor, the album collects unreleased, remixed and freestyle tracks from Nas’ decade-long career. … Helping out his fellow Ruff Ryder, DMX will play a tattoo artist on Monday’s (September 29) episode of “Eve.” …

Millions watched Bob Guiney on last week’s premiere of the new season of ABC’s “The Bachelor,” and next week fans can hear another side of the man. 3 Sides, Guiney’s debut solo album, will be available on Amazon.com, with a brick-and-mortar release looming next year. Guiney’s no stranger to song; he recorded two albums with the Midwest band Fat Amy between 1993 and 1999. … The Foo Fighters cover Prince‘s “Darling Nikki” for the B-side to their U.K. commercial single “Have It All.” The song is the fourth single off their latest album, One by One. The CD also contains a live version of “Disenchanted Lullaby.” …

Wyclef Jean has pushed back the release of his Preacher’s Son LP to November 4. In addition to his current single, “Industry,” the rapping music man also has the song “Party to Damascus,” which features Missy Elliott, on the radio. Clef’s spokesperson says the duo will shoot a video for that song soon. … Raekwon shot the first video for his December 16 release, The Lex Diamonds Story, last week. For the clip, Rae took it back to Shaolin’s Stapleton housing projects where many of the Wu-Tang Clan members used to spend their days before becoming rap stars. …

Hellfire and brimstone ride again when metal quartet Fireball Ministry drop their second album, The Second Great Awakening, on October 7. A brief West Coast tour, from October 5 in San Francisco through October 19 in San Diego, will coincide with the release of the follow-up to 1999′s Ou Est la Rock? Puny Human, featuring MTV News’ Iann Robinson on drums, will open. … Proving there really are two sides to every story, Moby will follow his latest album, 18, with the 18 B-Sides + DVD on November 18. The audio component features four new songs, while the DVD includes 80 minutes of Moby TV, all the beatmaster’s videos plus some comedy footage he shot himself. Next up for the Mobe-ster: a reprise of his side project Voodoo Child for the new album Baby Monkey, due in January. …

“It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday,” Boys II Men said on 1991′s Cooleyhighharmony, but with The Best of Boys II Men, due October 7, fans won’t have to. The LP includes their ode to nostalgia, as well as hits “End of the Road,” “I’ll Make Love to You” and “Motownphilly.” … Nelly Furtado gave birth to a baby girl named Nevis on September 20 in Toronto, according to People. The magazine also reported the father is her DJ, Lil Jaz. …

Everyone who was watching TV in the early ’80s knows bumbling Ralph Hinkley was the Greatest American Hero; now Motörhead guitarist Phil Campbell is getting in line to be the Greatest Welsh Hero, according to the BBC. A Web Site called “100 Welsh Heroes” was launched three weeks ago by Alun Pugh, the nation’s minister for culture, sport and languages. Shortly after, Motörhead’s official Web site put up a post urging fans to vote for Campbell, who was born in Pontypridd, Wales. Campbell is currently in fifth place, and is battling politicians, scientists and other pop stars — Tom Jones and the Alarm‘s Mike Peters among them — for the top slot. Voting runs through December 1. …

Goth-metallists Type O Negative and Ozzfest second-stage headliners Cradle of Filth will launch a tour together November 13 in Albany, New York. Dates run through December 18. Dark, atmospheric Portuguese metal band Moonspell will open all dates. … Phantom Planet, whose hit single from last year, “California,” is the theme song for the TV show “The O.C.,” are re-releasing the album that spawned the song, The Guest, with new artwork on November 4. The band no longer includes “Rushmore” star Jason Schwartzman, and will take new drummer Jeff Conrad along on a nationwide tour starting October 22 in Los Angeles. The band also announced that the video for “Big Brat,” the first single from its upcoming, as-yet-untitled album, due out in early 2004, will be directed by Spike Jonze. …