For The Record: Quick News On Lauryn Hill, Ozzfest, Gwen Stefani, Jenny McCarthy, Paris Hilton, U2 & More

Ozzfest organizers were forced to cancel the tour's final show at West Palm Beach, Florida's Sound Advice Amphitheatre on Saturday due to a category-five hurricane, scheduled to hit the state on Friday. Tickets will be refunded at their original place of purchase, while tickets purchased with credit cards online or via phone will be refunded automatically. ...

Lauryn Hill will headline the Kool Nu Jazz Festival, slated to hit four cities this fall — Chicago, Philadelphia, Atlanta and Detroit. The festival visits each city for a week of concerts that will also feature the Roots, Common, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Big Boi of Outkast, Ruben Studdard and George Clinton. Brown & Williamson, the parent company of the tour's sponsor, Kool cigarettes, recently came under fire for marketing the Kool brand to underage black and Latino youth. ... Gwen Stefani's forthcoming solo album is coming along. In a profile of the singer, Newsweek reported that among her many collaborators are New Order, Depeche Mode's Martin Gore, Wendy and Lisa (formerly of Prince and the Revolution), as well as Eve, with whom she last teamed on "Let Me Blow Ya Mind." Meanwhile, her first single, "What You Waiting For?," was co-written with Linda Perry and produced by Nellee Hooper, her rep said. ...

After being linked with Paris Hilton and Avril Lavigne, Sum 41's Deryck Whibley is hooking up with Carmen Electra next. The only difference is that this romance is for a movie. Whibley plays Electra's love interest in "Dirty Love," which goes into production next week. The film also stars — and was written by — Jenny McCarthy. ... A judge decided not to reduce Michael Jackson's $3 million bail on child-molestation charges, according to a ruling made public Wednesday. Reasons given were the singer's wealth, his alleged plan to take his accuser's family to South America against their will, his proclamations that he can no longer live at Neverland after the intrusion of the police search, and that he might be "particularly prone to flight" if the threat of incarceration became real. ...

Alejandro Sanz was the big winner at Wednesday's Latin Grammy Awards. Sanz won awards including Best Song, Best Record, Best Album and Best Pop Male Album. Singer Maria Rita was another of the evening's winners, taking home awards for Best New Artist, Most Popular Brazilian Music Album and Best Brazilian Song. ... Viva Ozzy! Ozzy Osbourne is the subject of a Spanish-language tribute album, to be released on El Diablo Records this month. Such bands as Soziedad Alkoholika and Hamlet contributed covers of Osbourne classics like "No More Tears" and "Crazy Train." ...

With LL Cool J having to back out of this weekend's Soulfest in Atlanta, Ludacris has stepped in to headline Saturday night. The two-day event also features Big Boi, Mos Def and Sleepy Brown. ... Paris Hilton was seeking a trademark for a reason — on Wednesday, she launched a jewelry line called the Paris Hilton Collection, available on Amazon.com. The hotel heiress worked with jewelry designer Caroline Ballou to create the collection, which includes earrings, bracelets, necklaces, a belly chain and a belly bar, all in sterling silver and pink crystal. "I thought my fans would want to have a part of me," Hilton told The Associated Press. "A young girl is able to afford it; it looks expensive but it's not." Pieces range from $15 to $95. ...

Though the Pussycat Dolls are known for landing guest performers in their burlesque troupe — from Christina Aguilera to Pink to Gwen Stefani — their latest catch isn't for a live show, but for their forthcoming video, "Sway." Jennifer Lopez and Richard Gere pop in with the Dolls, to echo their appearance in the movie "Shall We Dance?" Their scenes are taken from the movie itself, but they're intercut so as to appear as if J. Lo is dancing in a studio with the Dolls, and that Gere is on a train, looking up at the studio and smiling at what he sees. ... More information on the upcoming U2 album, slated for a late November release, has been posted on U2's Web site. The names of six of the 11 tracks on the album, produced by Steve Lillywhite, are "Vertigo," "Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own," "City of Blinding Lights," "A Man and a Woman," "Yahweh" and "Crumbs From Your Table." ...

Sugar Ray's Mark McGrath is joining "Extra" as a co-host this season, starting with the series premiere on September 13. The singer will serve as co-host with Dayna Devon. ... Josh Homme's side project with Jesse "The Devil" Hughes, the Eagles of Death Metal, are taking flight to support their debut, Peace Love Death Metal. The first leg of a fall tour begins October 8 in Tempe, Arizona. ...

Alba Canton, the part-time caretaker for Five for Fighting singer John Ondrasik's California home, was arrested on Monday, along with a male suspect, for the attempted murder of her husband, according to The Associated Press. Canton, whose husband, Carlos Canton, was stabbed more than a dozen times at Ondrasik's home on July 28, was booked for investigation of being an accessory to attempted murder and held on $250,000 bail, while Eduardo Garcia, who is allegedly her boyfriend, was booked for investigation of attempted murder and also held on $250,000 bail. Ondrasik was not at home at the time of the attack. ... After pleading guilty last month to possessing a knife, Libertines singer Pete Doherty received a suspended four-month sentence in a London court on Wednesday. If the frontman stays out of trouble for the next year, he'll won't see any jail time. ...

Despite the new song "I'm Gonna DJ," fans won't be witnessing the emergence of MC Michael Stipe anytime soon. Rapper Q-Tip makes a guest appearance on R.E.M.'s new album, Around the Sun, expected out next month. ... Looking to drive like a rock star? Then head on over to eBay, because Noel Gallagher's Rolls-Royce is up for auction on the site. The metallic-brown 1978 Rolls was originally given as a gift to Gallagher by British record executive Alan McGee in the mid-'90s, when the Oasis guitarist didn't know how to drive. The vehicle's registration, signed by Gallagher, is also included. As of Thursday (September 2), bidding had reached £9,200 (about $16,500). …

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Nick Carter's movie "The Hollow" has finally found a home. A modern update of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," "The Hollow" follows the great-great-grandson of Ichabod Crane, who is unaware of his lineage and unknowingly stirs the vengeful spirit of the Headless Horseman (Carter plays the menacing Brody). The film, which also stars former Dream singer Melissa Schuman, Eileen Brennan, Stacy Keach and Judge Reinhold, will air on ABC Family on October 28. ...

Two weeks after they drop their next LP, eMOTIVe, on November 2, A Perfect Circle will release the DVD/CD set aMOTION, which features a live performance and a remix album. ... The White Stripes are planning to release a DVD of their recent performance in Blackpool, England. "Under Blackpool Lights," which sees the band performing "Seven Nation Army," "The Hardest Button to Button" and other songs from its latest album, Elephant, is due October 26. ... Conor Oberst has announced the titles of his two upcoming releases under the Bright Eyes moniker: I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning and Digital Ash in a Digital Urn. Both albums will be released on the same day sometime in mid-to-late January. ... The filmmakers who created "Heavy Metal Parking Lot" are bringing a new version of their parking-lot series, this time focusing on Michael Jackson fans, to Trio. "Parking Lot: Michael Jackson" premieres on September 13 at 9 p.m. ET. ...

McFarlane Toys is set to release a limited-edition deluxe set of Mötley Crüe figures this November. The set features the Crüe rocking out on a stage, complete with Shout at the Devil-era pentagrams on Tommy Lee's double bass drums. ... And Slash is about to become a McFarlane figure, too. The Velvet Revolver/ former Guns N' Roses guitarist will be featured with his top hat and leather jacket while playing guitar. "It's extremely flattering and humbling to be immortalized in plastic," Slash said in a statement Wednesday (September 1). The Slash figure will be available at mass retailers in July. ...

Paris Hilton is seeking to trademark her name, according to an application she filed in July with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, which revealed that she has a logo she'd like to use in conjunction with any products she releases — a tiara with a monogrammed "P" on it. Her father had previously filed an application in May seeking a Paris Hilton trademark to use on fragrances and body-care products. Both trademark requests are pending review. ... Jewel is working on an animated series for Nickelodeon called "Punk Rock Angel Girl." She's currently developing it with playwright Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who's written the adventures of the Fantastic Four for Marvel Comics as well as the comic-book adaptation for "Spider-Man 2." ...

As the Raveonettes were plugging away on their next album in a New York studio, the Danish duo were honored by a visit from former Velvet Underground drummer Moe Tucker, who recorded five tracks for the group's follow-up to last year's Chain Gang of Love. ... Following their stint on the Warped Tour, Bad Religion have lined up a fall tour with Rise Against that begins October 14 in Dallas. The band continues to support its latest album, The Empire Strikes First, which dropped in June. ...

Blondie are releasing a live album on both CD and DVD this fall. "Live by Request" was taped May 7 in New York for the "Live by Request" television program, and includes such songs as "One Way or Another," "Rip Her to Shreds," "Call Me," "Hanging on the Telephone" and "Rapture." The DVD will include four bonus performances that didn't air on the broadcast, including an acoustic take on "The Dream's Lost on Me." The CD and DVD are due out September 14. ... Aerosmith's Steven Tyler is the narrator of a new Talking Street walking tour called "Boston: City of Rebels and Dreamers." The walking tour includes the site of the Boston Massacre, Fenway Park and the Big Dig, and beginning this week, those interested in learning more about Beantown can dial their cell phones in order to access info on the sites narrated by hometown boy Tyler. ...

Galactically inspired M83 will make their maiden voyage to North America this fall. On September 13 in Philadelphia, the French electronic duo will begin a weeklong tour in support of their recently re-released debut record, Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts. The pair's as-yet-untitled follow-up album is due to land in January. ...