For The Record: Quick News On Lindsay Lohan, Justin And Cameron, Ashlee Simpson, Coldplay, Fantasia & More

Lindsay Lohan picks a name, Justin Timberlake and Cameron Diaz scuffle with the paparazzi and Ashlee can be exchanged.

Lindsay Lohan has finished recording her debut album, which she’s calling Speak, according to her Web site. The actress/singer is currently deciding which tracks will make the final cut. …

Justin Timberlake and Cameron Diaz got in a tangle with two paparazzi on Saturday night in Hollywood, and ended up snatching one of the photographers’ camera. According to an attorney for the couple, Diaz and Timberlake acted in their own defense and only took the camera to identify the photographers later. The LAPD says the department has received a complaint from one of the photographers, claiming battery and grand theft. The matter is under investigation. … No Doubt‘s Tom Dumont has posted his wedding pictures on his Web site. The three photos, which can be found at http://tomdumont.com/photos.asp, showcase his bride Mieke Binzer’s wedding dress, which Dumont’s bandmate Gwen Stefani designed. …

Devastated to learn of Ashlee Simpson‘s “Saturday Night Live” lip-synch snafu? If you were planning on tossing your copy of her album into the trash, hold up. New York music venue the Knitting Factory, in conjunction with Horrified Observers of Pedestrian Entertainment (H.O.P.E.), are offering unhappy customers a bit of musical solace. Drop by the Knitting Factory box office between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and exchange Ashlee’s disc for an album by Elvis Costello, the Ramones, the Grateful Dead, Ray Charles or Aretha Franklin, among others, courtesy of Rhino Records. Don’t live in New York? Check out www.hopeinamerica.com for other exchange information. … Fantasia is about to be Fantabulous. The “American Idol” winner will have two M.A.C. lipglass shades named after her, Fantabulous 1 (a smoldering copper) and Fantabulous 2 (a full-on reddened bronze). Fantasia will launch the lipglasses at M.A.C.’s Harlem, New York, location on November 22, the day before her debut album, Free Yourself, hits stores. …

The KCRW annual benefit concert in Los Angeles, A Sounds Eclectic Evening, featuring Coldplay, Café Tacuba, Van Hunt, Nellie McKay and others, has been rescheduled for March 12. The event, which was supposed to take place on November 20, was moved due to scheduling and logistical conflicts; Rilo Kiley and Ben Watt, originally slated to perform, will be unable to do so now. Tickets for the original sold-out show will be honored for the rescheduled date. … In the three-against-one battle of the Beastie Boys versus jazz flutist James Newton, the rappers have emerged victorious. A U.S. appeals court decided on Tuesday that it would not reconsider its 2003 decision which allowed the group to use a six-second sample from Newton’s 1978 composition “Choir,” according to Reuters. The original decision said that the band paid a license fee to use the recording in their song “Pass the Mic” from 1992′s Check Your Head, and therefore had abided by copyright protections and did not have to pay an additional fee. …

American Hi-Fi‘s new album, Hearts on Parade, is available for streaming on the band’s Web site, www.AmericanHi-Fi.com. The group’s third studio album, the follow-up to last year’s The Art of Losing, will be released March 1. … Twenty-five years after the Cure released their first album, Three Imaginary Boys, in the U.K., the British version of the band’s landmark debut will get its first domestic release December 7. The double-disc reissue, which includes a full disc of rarities, also marks the beginning of Rhino Records’ reissue campaign of the band’s entire catalog. …

The Big Day Out Tour just got a little bigger with the addition of the Hives, Slipknot, the Polyphonic Spree, the Blues Explosion, Hatebreed and Le Tigre. The new acts join an existing lineup of the Beastie Boys, the Donnas, System of a Down, the Chemical Brothers and the Streets, on the six-date trek of Australia and New Zealand that kicks off January 21. … Though Justin Guarini announced only a week ago that he was joining the Broadway production of the Beach Boys musical “Good Vibrations,” the former “American Idol” runner-up has already left the cast. In a statement issued Wednesday, the producers of the show announced that they’ve “parted company.” His replacement will be announced soon. …Meanwhile, the off-Broadway They Might Be Giants musical, which opened November 4, has extended its limited run through December 11. “People Are Wrong!” stars TMBG member John Flansburgh. …

11.10.2004

There was no love lost on Friday between Fabolous and Power 99 DJ Golden Girl at Philadelphia’s Wachovia Center. According to the DJ, a member of Fabolous’ entourage slammed her to the ground after she and a girlfriend asked for a ride on the rapper’s tour bus out of the venue. “He told me no, so I said, ‘That’s OK. I won’t play your records anymore,’ ” Golden Girl said of the incident. “There were words exchanged, and then his bodyguard pushed me. Then he picked me up and slammed me to the ground.” The alleged assault took place backstage at the station’s annual Powerhouse concert. In response, Fabolous released the following statement via his label: “In regards to the incident in Philadelphia, I was on my tour bus and did not witness the alleged incident so I’m not aware of any details concerning the matter. I never touched or did anything to Golden Girl, therefore, I am not involved and do not have anything further to say or do with that incident.” At press time, no charges were filed. …

Courtney Love pleaded not guilty — for the second time — to a felony charge of assault with a deadly weapon in a Los Angeles court on Wednesday. She’s accused of attacking L.A. musician Kristin King when she found her sleeping on her ex-boyfriend’s couch in April. King had previously testified that Love dumped a bottled of whiskey all over, threw the bottle at her face, threw a lit candle at the back of her head, sat on her, pulled her hair, dug her nails in her arm, pinched her breasts, and chased with her a flashlight, leaving her with bruises, nail marks and a chipped tooth. Love rolled her eyes when the prosecution asked the court to remind the singer that a restraining order was still in place prohibiting Love from contacting King. Love is due back in court December 15. …

Alicia Keys flexed her literary muscles Tuesday night at the release party for her book “Tears for Water: Songbook of Poems and Lyrics.” Held at New York’s Harlem Grill, the party, which also celebrated the recent release of Keys’ DVD “The Diary of Alicia Keys,” turned into a poetry slam hosted by poet/actor Mums and featured performances by Keys, Kanye West, Mos Def and Common, among others. … The New York restaurant where Keys filmed her “You Don’t Know My Name” video was devastated by a fire early Wednesday morning (November 10). More than 100 firefighters came to the aid of Harlem’s neighborhood institution Pan Pan, where it took them close to 90 minutes to get the fire under control. According to TV station NY1, the owners of the restaurant say that Pan Pan’s future is uncertain, and the cause of the fire is still under investigation. …

It’s splitsville for Nicky Hilton and her money-manager husband, Todd Meister. On Monday a Las Vegas judge granted an annulment to the couple, who had been married for less than three months. Court papers, now sealed, indicated that neither side sought any compensatory gain. “Both parties have ended the marriage amicably, and they remain good friends,” the couple said in a joint statement. The two had wed in a surprise ceremony orchestrated by Hilton’s sister, Paris, on August 15. … Also breaking up are Madonna and her longtime manager Caresse Henry, who, after 13 years, have “mutually agreed to go their separate ways,” according to the singer’s rep. …

Classic rockers Cream are re-forming for a week-long residency in London next week. Singer/guitarist Eric Clapton, drummer Ginger Baker and singer/bassist Jack Bruce will soon begin to rehearse for the shows at the Royal Albert Hall, the same venue that housed the band’s last gig nearly 36 years ago. … Some of Johnny Ramone‘s vintage movie posters, including ones for “Frankenstein” and “Dracula,” will be going up on the auction block on November 18 at Heritage Galleries in Dallas. The late guitarist, a known fan of sci-fi and horror movies, consigned parts of his collection before his death in September. …

Do you love your iPod, but are troubled by its inability to protect your eyes from harmful UV rays? Well, sunglasses manufacturer Oakley has the product for you: the Thump, the world’s first-ever “digital music eyewear.” The shades come in seven color combinations and two different versions: 128 megabytes, which holds 60 songs; and 256 megabytes, which holds 120 songs. Prices start at $395. … Glassjaw have a show scheduled on December 26 in New Jersey, but Todd Weinstock won’t be there. The guitarist believes he’s no longer a part of the band, since no one thought of inviting him to play. Instead, guitarist Justin Beck and singer Daryl Palumbo will perform with a hired bassist and drummer. In a statement, Weinstock said, “After seeing Beck’s vision of Glassjaw, I realized I was not part of it anymore.” …

Damon Dash was honored for his philanthropy efforts with Team Roc Tuesday night at B.B. King’s in New York by the S.H.I.N.E. (Seeking Harmony in Neighborhoods Everywhere) organization. Roc-A-Fella recording artists Rell, Denim, Nicole Wray and Samantha Ronson performed. … Jason Mraz is midway through recording his follow-up to 2002′s Waiting for My Rocket to Come. Steve Lillywhite, coming off of U2‘s new album, is producing the sessions in both Woodstock, New York, and Mraz’s hometown of San Diego. …

Although the Derderian brothers had hoped to postpone civil proceedings until after their criminal case surrounding the 2003 Station nightclub fire in Rhode Island is closed, a judge ruled otherwise. The Derderians and the former manager of Great White, the band playing at the time of the fire, face 200 counts of involuntary manslaughter. … Soft Cell singer Marc Almond is recovering faster than expected from a recent motorcycle accident and was moved this week from Royal London Hospital to a private facility. “Although he has some way to go to full recovery he is looking forward to getting back to work when he can,” a statement on Almond’s Web site read. …

The Exies will release their second major-label album, the Nick Raskulinecz-produced Head for the Door, on November 30. First single “Ugly” was released to radio last week. The band is currently opening some shows for Velvet Revolver. … Paperwork on both sides of the peer-to-peer debate was filed in court earlier this week. While groups representing the movie and music industries filed friend-of-the-court briefs that urged the U.S. Supreme Court to review a lower court’s ruling that services like Grokster and Kazaa were not responsible for the widespread copyright infringement that takes place on their networks, Streamcast Networks, the company behind Morpheus, filed a brief pushing the court to uphold the ruling. …