For The Record: Quick News On Paris Hilton And The Black Eyed Peas, Britney Spears, Fat Joe, Duran Duran & More

Though Haylie Duff has the rights to the song, Paris Hilton is plunging forward with her plans to release “Screwed” as well. She told MTV News that she’s cutting a more rock version of the track and is shooting a video for it with director David LaChapelle, for whom she threw a pre-VMA party in Miami’s South Beach. Hilton also said she’s been working with the Black Eyed Peas on some tracks for her forthcoming album. …

Britney Spears and her mother, Lynne, have contributed a family recipe for seafood pasta to celebrity cookbook “Star Palate,” which benefits the Marsha Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Research and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. “Both Britney and I are committed to doing whatever we can to help further research for this devastating disease, and were honored to support this project in a significant way,” the singer’s mother said in a statement. The book, which will hit shelves in October, will also include how-to’s from Tori Amos, Anastacia, Billy Joel and Alice Cooper, as well as from noted chefs. … Rancid bassist Matt Freeman is joining Social Distortion as a touring member, replacing longtime member John Maurer, who’s left the band. Social Distortion’s tour — with Tiger Army in tow — starts September 24 in Corpus Christi, Texas. …

Sum 41, Fat Joe with Terror Squad, the Donnas and Fabolous are all slated to perform at the Gravity Games, which will be held over two nights in Cleveland on September 17-18. The Donnas and Sum 41 will play Friday, while Fabolous and Fat Joe will play Saturday. The Gravity Games will air on the Outdoor Life Network on September 20 at 9 p.m. ET. A highlight program on CBS will air on September 26. … One of Ray Charles‘ many memorable concerts, this one with a full symphony, is being released on DVD. “Ray Charles Live – In Concert With the Edmonton Symphony” was shot in Edmonton, Alberta, in Canada in 1981 and features the late musician performing such songs as “Georgia on My Mind,” “I Can’t Stop Loving You” and “I Can See Clearly Now.” It’ll be out on September 21. …

The Wu-Tang Clan will release their first greatest-hits album on October 26. Wu-Tang Clan’s Greatest Hits will include 16 tracks from the group’s four albums, including “C.R.E.A.M.,” “Wu-Tang Clan Ain’t Nuthing Ta F’ Wit,” “Triumph,” and “It’s Yourz,” as well as three rare tracks. … Moby, Chuck D, Lou Reed, Joan Osborne and a host of others took the stage on Monday night — otherwise known as the opening night of the Republican National Convention — at New York’s Beacon Theatre for a concert in support of Planned Parenthood. …

Duran Duran hope to tell their story in an upcoming tome called “Please, Please Tell Me Now.” According to their book proposal, they would chronicle the group’s adventures, such as “Nick Rhodes‘ little-disclosed relationship with Andy Warhol and his bloody bedroom games with Elizabeth Hurley through Simon LeBon‘s torrid affair and courtship of the model Yasmine to Andy Taylor‘s journey into the fleshpots of Ibiza.” The book would be written in collaboration with rock journalist Stephen Davis. … The reunited Tears for Fears are planning to release their first album since 1989′s The Seeds of Love on September 14. Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith are calling the LP Everybody Loves a Happy Ending; songs include “Closest Thing to Heaven,” “Call Me Mellow,” “Who Killed Tangerine?” and “Last Days on Earth.” … John Lennon‘s 1975 album Rock ‘n’ Roll, which featured him covering songs by Chuck Berry and Buddy Holly, is being reissued on September 27. The new version includes four remastered versions of Lennon’s rock covers, and new photography in the liner notes. …

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Green Day have mapped out some tour dates in support of their upcoming album, American Idiot. The trek, which features New Found Glory on several of the dates, kicks off September 16 at the Henry Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles and works its way around North America before ending November 24 in San Francisco. …

Jessica Simpson has been added to the lineup of the fifth annual Latin Grammy Awards, airing live Wednesday from Los Angeles. She’ll be singing a duet with David Bisbal at the show. A performance featuring Carlos Santana and Los Lonely Boys has also been added. … The Dave Matthews Band has offered to supply DNA evidence to authorities investigating whether it was one of the group’s tour buses that dumped waste on a tour boat in the Chicago River. In a posting on its Web site, DMB said it is fully cooperating, although the driver of the alleged bus (the band was using five in the city at the time) denies involvement. “This driver has been working with us for over five years,” the statement said. “In that time he has earned our respect and trust and on a personal level he has become part of the family. In light of that, we take his statements seriously and ask for everyone’s patience until we resolve our concerns. … If we were responsible for what happened, we will work quickly to make amends, with the people on the boat and with Chicago.” …

Actresses Eva Mendes and Mila Kunis co-star in the Strokes‘ upcoming “The End Has No End” video. Sophie Muller (No Doubt, Maroon 5) directed the clip. … One day after their performance at the 2004 VMAs, the Polyphonic Spree announced that they’re re-releasing Together We’re Heavy as a CD/DVD. The album will be re-mixed in 5.1 channel surround sound, and the DVD features extras like music videos and a photo gallery. …

Raven, whose “That’s So Raven” is the top-rated show on the Disney Channel, has signed a development deal with ABC. The former “The Cosby Show” star will likely return to prime time next fall. … System of a Down are still eyeing a December release for their fourth album. “We’re in the thick of it still, doing a lot of overdubs,” singer Serj Tankian said. “It’s going great. I’m happy with all the songs, the diversity of it.” Tankian is also working on mixing a song he and Audioslave‘s Tom Morello and Brad Wilk recorded in his studio while rehearsing for an Axis of Justice concert. “We started jamming and we did this little jazzy piece with poetry over it and it turned out cool,” Tankian said of the track, which will be released on Axis of Justice’s Web site. …

Common, Erykah Badu, ?uestlove from the Roots, Talib Kweli and Bahamadia are featured on Zap Mama‘s upcoming Ancestry in Progress. Due September 14, the album is the world artist’s fifth. … Two previously unreleased Screaming Trees tunes will be featured on Ocean of Confusion: Songs of Screaming Trees 1989-1996, due November 9. The compilation also features “Nearly Lost You,” the Seattle band’s biggest hit. …

David Bowie‘s releasing his first live concert film in 15 years, “David Bowie – A Reality Tour,” on DVD. Filmed over two days in Dublin last November, the 30-song concert special hits stores October 19. The program runs 140 minutes, and includes performances of such songs as “Rebel Rebel,” “Fame,” “All the Young Dudes,” “The Man Who Sold the World,” “Under Pressure,” “Ashes to Ashes,” “I’m Afraid of Americans” and “Heroes.” … Heckled at their third gig at the legendary New York club Max’s Kansas City in 1977, the Cramps have since relished rock fame thanks to their twisted blend of psychedelia, rockabilly and punk. As a treat to fans and a testament to their vast catalog, the New York-bred band has compiled two discs’ worth of unreleased rare tracks, alternate takes, demos and live performances. How to Make a Monster, due October 19, will coincide with a 34-date U.S. tour that begins September 22. …