For The Record: Quick News On Lindsay Lohan, Destiny’s Child, Alicia Keys, Snoop Dogg, Hilary Duff & More

Lindsay Lohan pulls an Ashlee, Hilary and Haylie Duff appear on 'Joan of Arcadia,' Jennifer Lopez slips.

Lindsay Lohan had an Ashlee Simpson moment on Monday’s “Good Morning America” for her live singing debut, which turned out to be not all that live. During her song “Rumors,” Lohan missed the cue to mouth along, forcing cameras to cut away when her mouth remained closed as she was heard singing, thanks to a backing track. A spokesperson for the singer’s label maintained that the actress sang live, and only used some background to help make the song sound like it does on her album, Speak, which hit stores Tuesday. …

Destiny’s Child performed a Christmas carol, “Carol of the Bells,” a cappella at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art Monday night at an event honoring fashion designer Roberto Cavalli, who was sponsoring an exhibition there via the Costume Institute called “Wild: Fashion Untamed,” an exploration of animalism as expressed through clothing. DC said that they admired the designer’s generosity and style, which they called “elegant,” “chic” and “so beautiful.” Most of those who attended — including Alicia Keys, Pharrell Williams, Julia Stiles, Lenny Kravitz, Anne Hathaway, Julianne Moore, Serena Williams and Mischa Barton — got to dress themselves by picking out gowns from Cavalli’s showroom, save for Keys, who chose a more subtle suede jacket. “Unfortunately, it’s raining, nasty, disgusting and freezing,” Keys said, “so I opted for a more warm, comfortable look.” While there, Pharrell talked up his own clothing line. “BBC Apparel is on its way,” he said. “And the next round of Ice Cream sneakers just came out, with three new color waves. And next year, the girls’ sneakers.” “Wild: Fashion Untamed” runs at the Met until March 13. …

Alicia Keys and Destiny’s Child are 11th-hour additions to the performance lineup of Wednesday’s Billboard Music Awards. While Keys will perform “Karma,” off The Diary of Alicia Keys, Beyoncé, Kelly and Michelle will take part in a musical tribute to Stevie Wonder, alongside Mary J. Blige and Diana Ross. … Hilary and Haylie Duff are both going to make guest appearances on “Joan of Arcadia” — but not together. Hilary will appear in an episode airing February 4 in which she plays a popular girl who becomes Joan’s sycophant after the series’ star (Amber Tamblyn) saves her life. Haylie will have a longer stretch on the show, appearing in three episodes starting February 11 as a student who begins to befriend Joan and her gang and ends up learning something shocking about herself. The show airs Fridays on CBS at 8 p.m. …

One of Paris Hilton‘s movies is finally getting a release — at least in video stores. She’s third-billed in a film about suburban kids running wild called “The Hillz,” and in a bit of typecasting, she plays a snobby rich girl named Heather Smith. The film started making the rounds in film festivals this summer, and will now be available on DVD starting March 9. Writer/director Saran Barnun said that they’re still working on getting the project into limited release in theaters in Los Angeles, New York, and Miami next year. … Jennifer Lopez is slipping a bit — she’s been bumped to 10th place on The Hollywood Reporter‘s list of top-paid actresses in Hollywood. Though Lopez still commands salaries of $12 million a movie, as does Renée Zellweger, the “Bridget Jones” actress went from placing 10th last year to rising up a notch to take J. Lo’s old place at #9. Julia Roberts remains #1 on the list. …

Wyclef Jean is giving back this holiday season. Jean will host and perform at Yele Haiti: Dreams in Motion, a private benefit concert and afterparty at New York’s Glo on Thursday. Others on the bill include Roberta Flack, Cassandra Wilson, Bilal, Ben Jelen and Nellie McKay. Proceeds from the event will benefit Jean’s Yele Haiti, an organization dedicated to the rebuilding of the Fugees frontman’s native Haiti. … Snoop Dogg‘s home studio is among those featured in the forthcoming book “Wired: Musicians’ Home Studios – Tools & Techniques of the Musical Mavericks,” due out Thursday. Music journalist Megan Perry‘s book also profiles the home studio setups used by No Doubt‘s Tom Dumont, Crystal Method, Sonic Youth, Korn, System of a Down, Pennywise and 311. …

First Bob Dylan was interviewed on Sunday, and now P.O.D. and Kanye West will take it to the “60 Minutes” hot seat. The artists are part of a segment on spiritual music in the episode that airs Wednesday on CBS. … With a new single, “Find the Real,” beginning to surface at radio, Alter Bridge have extended their tour through mid-February. The trek that begins December 31 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, will now continue through February 16 in Pittston, Pennsylvania. … Mark your calendars: The fourth annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival will take place from June 10-12. The three-day event will be held once again on the 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee. No performers have been announced yet. …

With his fifth album, Weapons of Mass Destruction, due out next week, Xzibit couldn’t have picked a better time to sign with BMG Songs. The MC/ “Pimp My Ride” host has inked a global music publishing deal with the company. … Brian Wilson is giving fans the opportunity to create the video for his single “Heroes and Villains” off his album Smile. Wilson himself will judge the contest. Aspiring directors are being asked to make a video for the track (which they can hear on Wilson’s Web site) and send it in before January 13. The winning clip will be included on the upcoming DVD for Smile and the winner and a friend will be flown to Los Angeles to meet Wilson and attend one of his performances. More information can be found at www.brianwilson.com/contest. … If you love Anthrax and you wear size men’s 9 shoes, then you’re in luck. The band is putting one pair of its custom-designed skateboard shoes up for auction. Fans can bid on the black leather sneaker on eBay. Currently, the high bid is $202.50. …

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50 Cent is adding two new kicks to his successful line of Reebok sneakers. The G-Unit G6 II is inspired by tennis shoes of the ’80s, while the B1 Boot recalls the days of parkas and Timberlands. The shoes hit stores this month. …

Usher and Paris Hilton are among Barbara Walters‘ picks for her “10 Most Fascinating People of 2004.” The hour-long special, which also highlights Oprah Winfrey, Donald Trump, Michael Moore and Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling, airs Wednesday at 9 p.m. Meanwhile, Hilton is looking to make herself even more fascinating in 2005 by finishing up her debut album, now due out this spring. “I’m in the studio every day now,” she said. One of her recent accomplishments was recording covers of Blondie‘s “Heart of Glass” and David Bowie‘s “Fame.” “They’re really hot tracks,” she said. … Irv Gotti is planning to make “Wonderful” a little bit more magnificent with a new remix. The current incarnation of the song features Ja Rule and R. Kelly going back and forth with Ashanti chipping in with limited vocals. Gotti’s princess gets more shine on the remix with an additional verse. The track should be dropping any day now. …

Gwen Stefani must be feeling better. After canceling a few promo appearances the week of her debut album’s release, she popped up as the surprise guest at KIIS-FM’s annual Jingle Ball Friday in her hometown of Anaheim, California, to sing a few songs. Stefani’s set included “What You Waiting For?,” “Rich Girl” (her next single) and “Hollaback Girl.” … Stefani’s No Doubt bandmate Adrian Young, meanwhile, is moonlighting once again. He’ll be playing drums for the New York area shows for the band Oslo, who will release their self-titled debut in March. Young’s gigs with the band are December 13 in Brooklyn, December 14 in Manhattan and December 15 in Hoboken, New Jersey, opening for Unwritten Law. …

Diana DeGarmo‘s new single, “Emotional,” hit the airwaves on Monday (December 6). The 17-year-old “American Idol” runner-up worked with producers John Shanks, David Foster and Desmond Child, as well as songwriters Kara DioGuardi and Andreas Carlsson (much of the same team that worked on Ashlee Simpson, Kelly Clarkson and Lindsay Lohan‘s albums) on her debut LP, Blue Skies, due Tuesday. … Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson, Kelly Osbourne, Nicole Richie and Nicolette Sheridan were among those who caught LL Cool J‘s set at the sixth annual Motorola Hollywood holiday party benefiting Toys for Tots. Lance Bass, Rachel Hunter, Shane West, Shannon Elizabeth and Danny Masterson also attended the event Thursday at the Henry Fonda Music Box Theatre. …

After her newborn twins made headlines last week, Julia Roberts‘ 13-year-old niece is primed for her time in the spotlight. Emma Roberts, daughter of actor Eric Roberts and the star of Nickelodeon’s “Unfabulous,” is signed to Sony and is currently recording her debut album. … What do reality television stars do when their 15 minutes of fame are up? Record an album! Christmas in the Fishbowl features 13 tracks by 10 reality TV stars including Nikki McKibbin from the first season of “American Idol,” Jenna Lewis from the first season of “Survivor” and Alton Williams from “The Real World: Las Vegas,” singing holiday classics such as “Silent Night” and “Deck the Halls” as well as original compositions like “12 Minutes of Fame.” The album is available exclusively at www.thefishbowl.com and a portion of the proceeds will benefit “Survivor” cast member Rupert Boneham‘s charity “Rupert’s Kids.” …

Apparently there’s a Nirvana fan out there with some deep pockets and an even deeper love of philanthropy. An unidentified bidder shelled out $7,300 for a private plane ride and lunch with former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic. The auction benefited People for the American Way, a nonprofit political organization dedicated to voter registration and awareness and defending constitutional liberties. Novoselic, who has his own Cessna Skylane jet, will pick up the winning bidder and fly them to the restaurant of his/her choice. … Bruce Springsteen is hoping to give something back to the city that raised him by performing at the tiny venue Harry’s Roadhouse in Asbury Park, New Jersey, and will hold a contest to give 10 fans the opportunity to win a free pair of tickets to the show and meet him. The catch? You have to visit a participating store in Asbury Park by December 18 to enter. Visit www.asburyguild.com for a list of stores and contest rules. The drawing will take place at 5 p.m. on December 18 and you must be 21 or over to enter. …

Madonna will be the new face of Versace. Donatella Versace told Italian TV news that the singer shot print ads with Mario Testino in London last week for Versace’s upcoming spring/summer 2005 fashion line because “she’s a big star who knows how to reinvent herself every time and is more and more charming and more and more feminine … and she never gives up.” Madonna reportedly received $10.5 million for the gig. … Backstreet Boy Brian Littrell is taking a small break from his boy band to do a song for a Christian compilation CD due out early next year. He’s planning to release a full Christian album next fall. …

Jimmy Eat World have added a few dates to their tour in support of their latest album, Futures. The new run starts January 7 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and continues through January 15 in Austin, Texas. … The first batch of dates for the Epitaph Tour have been announced. The trek, featuring the punk label’s recent signings like From First to Last, Matchbook Romance and Motion City Soundtrack, kicks off February 3 in DeKalb, Illinois, and runs until March 3 in Washington, D.C. …

Producer Bryan Cox celebrated his birthday in Houston over the weekend at two clubs. The first spot was Hush, then it was off to Visions, where Slim Thug, Mannie Fresh and NBA star Dikembe Mutombo all came out. … Fans of psychedelic Welsh rockers Super Furry Animals have reason to rejoice. Frontman Gruff Rhys is planning to release his first solo album on March 8. Yr Atal Genhedlaeth (which, roughly translated from Rhys’ native Welsh, means “The Stuttering Generation”) was recorded between the summers of 2003 and 2004 by longtime Furry producer Gorwel Owen. …