For The Record: Quick News On Pink, Nick Cannon And J. Lo, Ozzy, The Roots, Elephant Man & More

A brown-haired Nicky Hilton, Mischa Barton and most of her "OC" co-stars, Shannon Elizabeth, Jamie Foxx, Melissa Joan Hart, Taryn Manning and Danny Masterson were among the celebrities who took in Pink's performance Thursday at Motorola's fifth annual party and Toys for Tots benefit in Culver City, California. "Who doesn't want toys for Christmas," Pink said before her short set. "I've always been into helping other people. It makes what you do a little more important than just being a rock star." ...

Nick Cannon has been talking to his "Shall We Dance?" co-star Jennifer Lopez about collaborating on her next album. "Her album's gonna come out sometime around the film, so that could be cool," Cannon said. "And my new movie, 'Love Don't Cost a Thing,' is named after her song, so we had to talk about that and I had to make sure I got her a check for that," he added, smiling. ... Meanwhile, Cannon is eyeing the Mary J. Blige collaboration "Whenever You Need Me" as the next single from his self-titled debut, due Tuesday and also featuring B2K, R. Kelly, Ying Yang Twins, Biz Markie and Nivea. ...

Visitors to the Major League Baseball Web site (www.mlb.com) have elected Ozzy Osbourne's perplexing rendition of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" as the Most Bizarre Moment in the This Year in Baseball Awards. The historical moment went down on August 17 at Chicago's Wrigley Field during a game between the Cubs and the Los Angeles Dodgers when Ozzy attempted to sing the song but clearly didn't know the words. The Web site has posted a full transcript of Ozzy's version of the song, which includes the lines "Let's go out to the ballgame. Let's go out to the bluhhhhhn/ Take me a ee-yan eeya (humming) the field/ I don't care if I ahh-uhn ack/ Da da da da duh da da da eam. Duh ee, da da da da dahhh." Ozzy's antics received 7,046 votes for Most Bizarre Moment, which made up 17.9 percent of the total votes. ...

David Bowie has postponed the first two shows of the North American leg of his tour as he's battling a case of the flu. His reps said that Saturday's show in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and Sunday's show in Washington, D.C., will be rescheduled, so fans should retain their tickets until new dates are announced. ... The Roots will take time from their recording sessions to hit the road for a quick tour. They'll play two dates in Philadelphia beginning December 29, two dates down the turnpike in Washington, D.C. (January 1-2), and one night in New York (January 3). A host of underground rappers will join them for the shows, including Aesop Rock, Little Brother and Jean Grae. ...

Dancehall artist Elephant Man will soon shoot a video for the second single from his album Good 2 Go, released this week. It will combine a new single, "Signal De Plane," with an album track, "Blasé," both of which are named after recent dances sprouting up in Jamaican dancehalls. ... Goodie Mob are releasing a best-of album, Dirty South Classics, on December 16. The collection includes all 15 of the group's singles, including "Cell Therapy" and "Black Ice (Sky High)" featuring Outkast. ...

Scottish band Travis will kick off a two-week tour next month that will eventually hit all three North American countries. The jaunt begins January 22 in Vancouver, sweeps down the West Coast and into Texas, then ends February 7 in Mexico City. ... Tommy Lee will sit in on drums at Skrape's show December 18 at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, California. The event will be a returned favor of sorts, since Skrape drummer Will Hunt was the touring drummer in Lee's band earlier this year. ...

12.04.03

Eminem, Destiny's Child, Nelly, Enrique Iglesias, Foo Fighters, Pink, Mary J. Blige, Michelle Branch, No Doubt and Madonna are among the artists who have contributed personalized holiday ornaments and other items for an online auction benefiting the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, which aids artists suffering from illnesses and disabilities who can't afford health care. The auction recently launched at ebay.com. ...

Evanescence have rescheduled two of the shows they postponed last month. Their St. Cloud, Minnesota, concert will now take place on February 20 and the Madison, Wisconsin, show will happen the next day. Tickets for the postponed shows will be honored for the new dates. In January, Evanescence will tour Australia and Japan. ... Simon Cowell has been named the American judge for the "World Idol" competition, set for December 25 and January 1 on FOX. Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly, who host "Pop Idol" in the U.K., will serve as emcees for the show, which will be broadcast from London. ...

Though Scott Weiland was scheduled to appear in court Wednesday, his arraignment on a DUI charge has been delayed once again. The former Stone Temple Pilots frontman/current Velvet Revolver singer is now due back in court on December 23 to enter a plea to the charge of driving under the influence of drugs, which stems from a late October arrest. In the meantime, he continues his lockdown rehab program in Pasadena, California. ... The Darkness singer Justin Hawkins was detained by police for two hours at New York's Kennedy Airport recently because the cops were searching for a wanted criminal who shared his name. The frontman was freed after the band's manager showed police the group's tour schedule, which indicated that Hawkins was performing in England on July 4, the night of the crime. ...

Director couple Sofia Coppola ("Lost in Translation," "The Virgin Suicides") and Spike Jonze ("Adaptation," "Being John Malkovich") have decided to divorce, according to their spokespeople. The couple wed four and a half years ago at the California Napa Valley estate of Coppola's father, legendary director Francis Ford Coppola ("The Godfather"). It was the first marriage for both of them. ... In-demand film composer and former Oingo Boingo frontman Danny Elfman has married girlfriend Bridget Fonda, the actress' rep said on Thursday (December 4). It's the first marriage for Fonda — who's been linked to country singer Dwight Yoakam and actor Eric Stoltz in the past — and the second marriage for Elfman. ...

Mötley Crüe's Vince Neil will host a late-night TV pilot, which will start shooting on Saturday. The as-yet-untitled show will feature well-toned men and women between the ages of 21 and 30 and will include some nudity. The program will tape in Los Angeles and Las Vegas. ... Sarah McLachlan will release Remixed on December 16. The album will feature electronified versions of her songs courtesy of the nimble fingers of DJs William Orbit, BT, Dusted and others. ...