For The Record: Quick News On Courtney Love, R. Kelly, Christina Aguilera, Jamie Foxx, Mobb Deep, Donnas & More

Courtney Love was more than five hours late for her New York court appearance (for third-degree assault and reckless-endangerment charges) on Monday, causing the judge to give her a stern warning that a bench warrant for her arrest was nearly issued. Love, who begged court officers to let her smoke in the courtroom, was also admonished for talking to another defendant handcuffed to a bench, as well as to spectators in the courtroom. She also complained to the courtroom sketch artist that her nose appeared too large in the sketches for her liking. Outside of the courthouse, Love told reporters that she was pregnant — and was smoking a cigarette when she made the announcement. Her next hearing on the charges is September 7. ...

"Ray," the Ray Charles biopic starring Jamie Foxx, is scheduled to hit the big screen October 29. The legendary soul singer died June 10, while the film was in production. ... Christina Aguilera has a new song — but it's not for her upcoming record. She recorded "Hello" for a Mercedes-Benz ad campaign in Europe to promote the new A series, and while the TV spots won't be seen in the U.S., the full-length version of the jingle can be heard at follow-your-own-star.com. ...

We'll have to wait a little bit longer for the release of R. Kelly's Happy People/ U Saved Me. According to his label, the R. will be dropping his album on August 24 now. ... Rapper Mystikal, currently serving a six-year sentence for sexual battery, will release a greatest-hits album on July 27, The Prince of the South. The collection will include two new songs. ...

Midtown's Gabe Saporta took headbanging to the next level at Friday's 101X radio show in Austin, Texas. During the set, the bassist's strap snapped and his instrument struck guitarist Tyler Rann in the back of the head. Despite an overwhelming display of blood, Rann, who was hustled off to a local hospital, suffered only a few lumps and cuts. ... The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) and the National Sexual Assault Hotline are teaming up to celebrate their respective 10-year anniversaries, with the compilation For the Next X: A Benefit CD for RAINN, due July 27. The LP features contributions from RAINN co-founder Tori Amos, Michelle Branch, Dar Williams, Charlotte Martin, Matchbox Twenty and the Indigo Girls. ...

David Lee Roth will perform with the Boston Pops during the July 4 celebration on the Charles River Esplanade in Boston. The orchestra, conducted by Keith Lockhart, will back Roth for "California Girls" and "Jump" before launching into Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture" as the fireworks go off. ... Four Chicago dates on Prince's Musicology tour were postponed because NPG drummer John Blackwell suffered a death in the family. Concerts that had been planned for Monday, Tuesday (June 29) and Wednesday were rescheduled for July 22, 23 and 24, and the June 26 concert will now happen on August 3. ...

Mos Def, the Black Eyed Peas' Will.I.Am, the Roots' ?uestlove, Raphael Saadiq, De La Soul and others have remixed and reconstructed songs by the Isley Brothers for the album Taken to the Next Phase (Reconstructions). Highlights of the disc, due August 10, include "Tell Me When You Need It Again, Pts. 1 & 2" by Will.I.Am, "That Lady (Part 1 & 2) by ?uestlove and "Groove With You" by Mos Def. ... Trick Daddy is finishing up work on his new LP. The album, Thug Matrimony, is due out in October. ...

Kelly Osbourne plans to incorporate more of a 1980s sound on her next album. In an interview with AP Radio, Ozzy's 19-year-old daughter, whose first single was a cover of Madonna's 1986 chart-topper "Papa Don't Preach," said that she didn't really like rock and preferred '80s pop. ... Props and furnishings from the "Real World San Diego" house are being auctioned off to raise money for the nonprofit San Diego Film Commission Foundation. The auction begins Tuesday at 10:30 p.m. after the season finale airs and can be found on www.sdfilm.com and on eBay. ...

The Donnas have entered the studio to begin their follow-up to Spend the Night. They're working with producer Butch Walker (Avril Lavigne) for the as-yet-untitled record, which is due this fall. ... Mobb Deep have pushed back the release of their next album, Amerika's Nightmare, until August 10. The duo of Havoc and Prodigy plan to shoot their next video, the Kanye West-produced "Throw Your Hands," in July. ... Bow Wow Wow are kicking off their first tour in six years — with No Doubt drummer Adrian Young behind the kit. Young is filling in for the band's original drummer, Dave Barbarossa, who has prior commitments in the U.K. "It's a dream come true to play with a band I grew up idolizing," Young said. "I feel like a kid back in the sandbox." Bow Wow Wow's trek begins on July 15 in New York. ...

06.25.04

Last week, the Beastie Boys filmed a video for "Triple Trouble," the second single off the group's new album, To the 5 Boroughs. The clip was directed by Nathanial Hornblower, the lederhosen-wearing lensman responsible for the Beasties clips "Intergalactic," "Body Movin' " and their current single, "Ch-Check It Out." ...

Mandy Moore has a chance at hitting the Great White Way. She's been offered the lead role in "Wicked," a Broadway retelling of "The Wizard of Oz" from the witches' point of view, once Kristin Chenoweth, who plays Glinda, leaves the show. Moore posted on her Web site that it was "an honor" to be considered, "But how could anyone step into those shoes? She's pretty unbelievable and irreplaceable and totally owns the role." ... Outkast will show viewers of the 12th annual ESPY Awards the way they move when they perform at this year's event. The group will perform "The Way You Move" at the ceremony, which will air on July 18 at 9 p.m. ET from Hollywood's Kodak Theatre. The ESPY Awards honor major sports achievements from the past year and will be hosted this year by Jamie Foxx. ...

Paris Hilton's not just releasing her own forthcoming record — the hotel heiress also has plans to release others as well. She's starting her own record label, which she's calling Heiress. Hilton will hold a launch party for the label on Friday in the Hamptons. ... New, live and rare tracks by Linkin Park, Korn, Snoop Dogg and others are available to fans who purchase tickets to any of the Projekt Revolution shows. Ticket holders can go to www.prsampler.com or www.linkinpark.com and enter the code printed on their tickets to give them access to download any or all of the 13 songs on the site. ...

Steven Van Zandt will unite old garage acts with new alternative and punk outfits at his International Underground Garage Festival, which will take place August 14 at Randalls Island in New York. Old-schoolers include Iggy Pop and the Stooges, Bo Diddley and surviving members of the New York Dolls. The Strokes, the Raveonettes and the Chesterfield Kings are among the new acts performing. ... Hip-hop's "godfathers," the Rock Steady Crew, have been denied a permit by the New York City Parks Department to hold their upcoming 27th anniversary celebration in a Bronx park. The Rock Steady Crew has celebrated its anniversary with public hip-hop festivities in New York for 12 years. The parks commission, though, said this year's celebration, slated for July 22-25, would interfere with the enjoyment of the park by other users. Last year, Mayor Bloomberg sang a different tune, declaring July 26, 2003, "Rock Steady Crew Day." ...

Instant Live, the Clear Channel endeavor that lets concertgoers buy a live CD of the show they just saw immediately afterward, has enlisted its first major-label artist. The live-CD campaign will begin on Jewel's summer tour, which starts July 8. Other new signees to the program include Kiss, Peter Frampton and the Cowboy Junkies. Based on last year's statistics, 20 percent of an audience purchases Instant Live CDs. ... The father of Dominic Howard, the drummer for the English band Muse, died at the Glastonbury festival at 1:15 a.m. Monday (June 28), shortly after the band finished its set. Police believe he died of natural causes. Two days earlier, a 24-year-old man from Lancashire, England, Neil Clinnings, died in a parking area outside of the festival site. Police believe his death was drug-related. ...

Courtney Love's money troubles may have temporarily suspended her Web site message board at kittyradio.com, but her fans are coming through with donations to pay the $5,000 server bill. So far, more than $3,000 has been raised for the cause. ... "Wildboyz" stuntman Steve-O is upset about a porn version of his show that is circulating called "Wildboyz Out" — not because it's gay porn, he says, but because it's "poorly produced gay porn." He said he wants to put an end to the pornography "tainting our good, virtuous and copyrighted name." ... Three Prince shows in Chicago this week have been rescheduled because of a death in the family of NPG drummer John Blackwell. The shows slated for Monday (June 28) through Wednesday will now take place July 22-24. ...

Lostprophets will launch a tour with Midtown on July 15 in Washington, D.C. Dates run through August 3 in St. Louis. ... After postponing her June concert dates due to a back ailment, Loretta Lynn has pulled out of three more shows — including a July 3 concert at her ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee — because of a subsequent bout with double pneumonia. The Lynns — Loretta's daughters Peggy and Patsy, backed by Loretta's band, the Coal Miners — will fill in for mom on the 3rd for a "nominal admission fee," according to Lynn's Web site; tickets may also be refunded at point of purchase. Plans call for the July 9 and 10 concerts at Falls View Casino in Niagara Falls, New York, to be rescheduled. Lynn, who is currently recuperating at her ranch, is scheduled to return to the road for a July 17 concert in Branson, Missouri. ...