For The Record: Quick News On Beyonce, Britney Spears, Outkast, Hives, Pharrell, Green Day, Shins & More

Britney Spears, who postponed Friday’s Onyx Hotel Tour stop in Chicago because of a knee injury, also missed Sunday’s show in Detroit. She is scheduled to return to the stage Tuesday in Atlanta and will reschedule the missed concert dates for April. Her spokesperson had no details on the injury. … Spears, 50 Cent, Beyoncé, Outkast and Blink-182 scored multiple nominations for the second annual “TRL” Awards, airing live April 13. Outkast, Beyoncé, Missy Elliott, Alicia Keys and Fefe Dobson will appear on the show, which will also feature 50, Britney, Clay Aiken, Nelly, Hilary Duff, Brad Pitt, the Rock and Lindsay Lohan. Will Ferrell, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, Jack Black and Jim Carrey will vie for the Wet Your Pants Award for the funniest guest. …

A California court has postponed the DUI case of Velvet Revolver singer Scott Weiland until April 23. Last October, Weiland was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs after crashing his BMW into a parked van. On Tuesday, the singer is scheduled to receive a progress report from the Los Angeles district attorney’s office. … Beyoncé and Outkast continued their award collection expedition of the last year. Both acts were bestowed the Sammy Davis Jr. Award for Entertainer of the Year at this year’s Soul Train Music Awards. The Kast were the night’s big winners, taking home trophies for R&B/ Soul or Rap Music Video of the Year (“Hey Ya!”) and R&B/ Soul or Rap Album of the Year for Speakerboxxx/ The Love Below. Janet Jackson and R. Kelly were honored with the Quincy Jones Award for Lifetime Achievement. …

One honor for which Snoop Dogg won’t be getting a pimp cup — Coach of the Year. After coaching a group of 7- to 10-year-olds last season in a Pop Warner youth football league, Snoop was named “top dog” over the weekend. His team’s season culminated in a victory in a celebrity all-star game during Super Bowl weekend. … Look for Snoop to lace up the boxing gloves, too. He’s the star of “Snoop Dogg Boxing,” a new game for wireless mobile devices. Snoop is one of the primary opponents in this arcade-style video game. … You can now find PETA-supporter Pharrell, his band N.E.R.D. and Kelis at KFC franchises in New York and Atlanta. The chicken franchise has signed a deal with the company Lidrock, which makes three-song CDs for soft-drink lids, to carry music by these Star Trak artists. The first run will include Pharrell’s “Frontin’,” N.E.R.D.’s next single, “Breakout,” and Kelis’ “Protect My Heart.” …

Swedish high-energy garage band the Hives debuted seven new songs at their South by Southwest performance on Friday in Austin, Texas. The tunes, including “Abra Cadaver,” “Missing Link” and “Two Timings Touch and Broken Bones,” will likely appear on the band’s next record, tentatively due in late summer. Other songs previewed in Austin include “Idiot Walk,” “No Pun Intended,” “Baby You’re Alright” and “Antidote.” … Green Day are planning to record 35 songs for their next album, then filter out the best, a source at the band’s label said. The disc, the follow-up to 2000′s Warning, is currently slated for a late fall release. …

Jay-Z is looking into doubling the size of his New York sports bar and nightclub, 40/40. Trade journals report that the rapper has asked the current landlord for 8,000 additional square feet to extend the size of the main-floor lounge and add a second VIP level. The cost of real estate in the existing property is approximately $100 per square foot. … Mos Def gets dough in Hollywood, but he’s still keeping his feet in the streets. On Sunday night at Lotus in New York, Mos had a listening party for his upcoming mixtape. P. Diddy, Jason Kidd, Lenny Kravitz and members of The Inc. all attended. …

Johnny Cash‘s At Folsom Prison, Bruce Springsteen‘s Born to Run, the BeatlesSgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, a 1888 recitation of the Lord’s Prayer, a radio broadcast of the 1941 World Series, and the original cast recording of “Oklahoma!” are among the 50 recordings recently enshrined in the Library of Congress. … The Roots, the Shins and Sleater-Kinney will headline the third annual Sasquatch! Music Festival on May 29 at the Gorge in George, Washington. The Postal Service, the Black Keys, Thievery Corporation, Built to Spill, the New Pornographers, Cat Power and Gary Jules are also among the artists on the bill. … Austin quartet …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead are working on their fourth album, the follow-up to 2002′s major-label debut, Source Tags and Codes. The band is recording in its home studio and is expected to debut some of the new material at its performance at the Coachella fest, May 1 in Indio, California. …

03.19.2004

Britney Spears has hired a new boyfriend: Stephen Dorff. The actor plays her beau in her upcoming video for “Everytime,” which was shot recently in Los Angeles. … The man involved in a 2002 car accident with Kanye West is suing the rapper/producer, demanding that West pay his hospital bills. West immortalized the incident in his hit “Through the Wire,” but Miguel Villasana says he was caused significant injury due to West’s reckless driving. West initially told police he fell asleep at the wheel, but he changed his story two months later to say he was cut off by Villasana. …

In what has to be the most unlikely drive to register voters, Trick Daddy, Trina and Luke Campbell will be gearing up for Election 2004: The Movement Tour. Kicking off March 27 in Miami, the artists will perform at 11 events around the state of Florida with the aim of registering 40,000 new voters and raising awareness about issues that affect the hip-hop community. One reason the tour is limited to Florida is because Trick Daddy is still on supervised probation stemming from a drug charge last September. … Turk, the former Cash Money rapper who is currently being held on $750,000 bond for attempted murder of a Memphis sheriff’s deputy, will release his third solo album, Penitentiary Chances, on April 27. The album was recorded prior to Turk’s arrest. …

Joss Stone, Deborah Harry and Cyndi Lauper have been added to VH1′s annual “Divas” special, which will air live April 18 from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Jessica Simpson and Patti LaBelle are also on the bill. … The Federal Trade Commission has reached a $40,000 settlement with three Utah-based companies that bought dozens of phone numbers similar to the toll-free “American Idol” voting lines and charged about 25,000 misdialers up to $3 per call. The callers during the 2002 and 2003 seasons who got one of the wrong numbers were directed to dial a 900-number to place their vote. …

Who said Limp Bizkit‘s leader can’t laugh at himself? On Wednesday, while the band continued its European tour behind Results May Vary, Fred Durst posted a hilarious video of himself lip-synching to the 1982 Modern English hit “I Melt With You” while dancing in the street. The clip was filmed last year while in Southeast Asia. After the European trek concludes at the end of the month, the band is slated to play a pair of shows in South Africa in early April before heading home. … The latest stop on Russell Simmons‘ Hip-Hop Summit Action Network’s drive to register voters will be in Chicago on March 27. Co-hosting a panel discussion will be Chi-Town natives Kanye West and Common. Among the artists participating are R. Kelly, Ludacris, Mya, Twista, Foxy Brown and Damon Dash. Only people who are registered to vote or do so on site are allowed to attend. …

Tina Turner will take on the role of the Hindu goddess Shakti in the upcoming period film “The Goddess,” which is being made by Merchant Ivory Productions. … Sarah McLachlan, Bryan Adams and over 100 other prominent Canadians recently sent a letter to their government asking that Canadian Primer Minister Paul Martin pull out of talks with the United States on participation in a space-based anti-missile shield. The letter said that Canadian involvement in the U.S. defense system would represent the country’s “acquiescence and willingness to become an active participant in a permanent nuclear future,” and that as such, “it would directly collide with the wishes of the Canadian people who have expressed overwhelming support for nuclear disarmament.” …

Tatsuhiro Fujiwara, a toy designer in Japan, has sculpted two styles of Marilyn Manson wind-up dolls that stand around five inches tall. The first, which features Manson in arm-length black gloves, military cap, suspenders and combat boots, is modeled after the rocker’s fascist-dictator look in the “Fight Song” video. The second features Manson in the black top hat and suit taken from the “Mobscene” clip. … Early this week, the Elvis Presley museum in Las Vegas, Elvis-A-Rama, was broken into, and thieves ran off with over $300,000 worth of goods. The robbers entered the building after ramming the back door with a stolen trunk. They used lead pipes to smash into three display cases, snatched rings, a gold-plated pistol and other articles, and were out again in just five minutes. The museum’s most valuable possession, a pair of the King’s blue suede shoes, remained intact. …

Following their performance at the South by Southwest music conference in Austin, Texas, two members of multi-culti rockers Ozomatli, along with their manager, were arrested early Thursday morning. At the end of its set at Exodus, the band led the crowd out onto Sixth Street, which didn’t sit too well with Austin PD and a scuffle ensued. Officers had to use pepper spray on some members of the crowd who refused to disperse, witnesses told the Austin-American Statesman. Percussionist Jiro Yamaguchi was charged with assault on a public servant, bassist Willy Aberswas was hit with failure to obey a public servant, and manager Amy Sue Blackman-Romero was charged with violating a city ordinance and interfering with the duties of a public servant. Yamaguchi was released from jail on a $5,000 bond. Aberswas and Blackman-Romero were processed and released … With a can of Pabst Blue Ribbon in hand, Bright Eyes frontman Conor Oberst joined Omaha, Nebraska, quintet Neva Dinova onstage for a pair of songs Thursday night at New York’s Knitting Factory. The two bands share credit on the split EP One Jug of Wine, Two Vessels, due April 20. …