For The Record: Quick News On Mariah Carey, Black Eyed Peas, Evanescence, Mike Jones, Remy Ma, Bauhaus & More

Mariah on Mottola and Jeter; Peas, Pussycats added to Teen Choice; Bauhaus plan tour.

In the September issue of Allure, Mariah Carey reveals that she used to wish that she'd be kidnapped while she was married to Tommy Mottola. "I used to fantasize about that," she told the magazine. "A lot. I used to think that maybe there could be a kidnapper who could rescue me, and he wouldn't be that mean. I'd have my pocketbook with me at all times in case I had to make an escape." When she later escaped into the arms of New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, after separating from Mottola, Carey said it was a "very nice transitional period." "If you don't know that there's something else out there, then you're content to deal with what you have." ...

(Check out pictures of Mariah Carey in the September issue of Allure.)

The Black Eyed Peas and the Pussycat Dolls have been added as performers for the Teen Choice Awards, joining Gwen Stefani and Simple Plan on the bill. The ceremony will take place at the Gibson Theater in Universal City, California, and will air Tuesday on FOX at 8 p.m. ET. Mariah Carey, Ashton Kutcher, Chingy, Nick Cannon, Ryan Cabrera and Frankie J, among others, have been added as presenters. Hilary Duff and Rob Schneider are co-hosting. ... Tuesday's Ozzfest date, set for the USANA Amphitheatre in West Valley City, Utah, has been canceled "due to some unforeseen scheduling conflicts," according to the festival's Web site. There are no plans to reschedule the date, and refunds are available at point of purchase. ...

Folks who laid down cash for Evanescence's Anywhere But Home live LP are now eligible for a refund if they purchased the disc at a Wal-Mart in Maryland, a circuit court judge ruled Wednesday. The agreement stems from a lawsuit a local couple filed after buying the album, only to find it contained explicit lyrics even though it displayed no parental advisory sticker, according to The Associated Press. The couple claimed Wal-Mart deceived its customers by not providing a warning label, and the band's record labels, Sony BMG and Wind-Up Records, agreed to provide consumers refunds in exchange for dismissal of the claims. The refund offer only applies to purchases made before January 1, 2005, at a Maryland Wal-Mart store, and proof of purchase is required for eligibility. ...

The Ying Yang Twins will release "Badd" featuring Mike Jones as the next single from their album United State of Atlanta. "It's got a party-girl vibe," Kaine said. ... When Remy Ma's long-awaited solo album, Something About Remy, hits stores in September, Terror Squad fans can expect a record that is entirely Remy. "A lot of artists come out with 13 songs and nine of them have featured guests," she explained. "If I wanted that I'd do a mixtape. I've been in the game since '99, and this is my first time putting out my own material. Everyone knows what I sound like on a song with somebody else, but nobody knows what Remy's about." ...

Following their Coachella reunion appearance in April, Bauhaus, the seminal band that influenced a generation of black-clad goth-rockers, will launch a North American tour in Mexico City on October 16. The foursome formed in 1978 but disbanded five years later, and played a reunion tour in 1998. The trek will hit the U.S. on October 21 in Seattle and run through November, with more dates to be added. ... The Arcade Fire, Talib Kweli, Umphrey's McGee and ALO have been added to the list of performers hitting Sin City for the Vegoose Music Festival. The two-day festival, taking place in Las Vegas on October 29 and 30, will also feature Dave Matthews, Jack Johnson, the Flaming Lips and Blackalicious, among others. More acts are expected to be announced in the coming weeks. ...

Jason Mraz, who recently wrapped up his spot on Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill Acoustic tour, will kick off the first leg of his own trek on September 20 in Tempe, Arizona. His tour will run through October 29 in Las Vegas. The dates for a second leg, slated to run through December, remain to be announced. Before his headlining dates, Mraz is going to open for a couple of Dave Matthews Band shows on August 27 and 28 in Carson, California. ... Smash Mouth are gearing up to release their next album, Old Habits. But don't look for the 12-track effort, recorded live in the studio, in stores. They are releasing it only on iTunes. Singer Steve Harwell said the "more rockin', garagey-sounding" album will feature the songs "Hey L.A.," "The Crawl," "Getaway Car" and the free download single "Quality Control." The band is also planning to release an online Christmas album later this year and hit the studio in early 2006 to record its next proper release with "fifth member"/producer Eric Valentine. Harwell said the group is also thinking about hitting the road with Bon Jovi in October and November. ...

8.11.2005

Erykah Badu threw an afterparty Wednesday night at West Hollywood, California's Key Club with fellow Sugar Water Festival headliners Jill Scott and Queen Latifah. Usher, Prince, Vivica A. Fox, Dennis Rodman and Jeremy Piven were among the guests who were treated to a live jam by Badu, Latifah and Sheila E. The party went into the early hours of the morning with a performance by Wendy & Lisa, formerly of Prince's band the Revolution. ...

The Big Teen Choice weekend kicks off Saturday (also at the Key Club) with Hope Rocks, a concert to benefit City of Hope and increase cancer awareness. Chingy, Jesse McCartney, Rihanna, Natalie, Frankie J, Aly & A.J. and JoJo are all scheduled to perform. Young patients from City of Hope have been invited to attend the show and meet their favorite artists. The two-hour concert will air September 3 on 4Kids TV, a programming block on FOX's Saturday mornings. ... Destiny's Child are continuing their work with the Ronald McDonald Houses while on tour — they're planning a stop at the Detroit Ronald McDonald House on Sunday afternoon, to participate with children in a pottery-painting session and conduct a brief press conference. ...

At least in one case, Lil' Kim has emerged victorious. The MC won a court order on Wednesday preventing former friend Lil' Cease from releasing an upcoming DVD using her name and image, after he failed to show up at a court hearing to answer a civil suit Kim had filed against him in July, The Associated Press reports. Meanwhile, Kim is scheduled to report to prison September 19 to begin serving her yearlong term for her perjury and conspiracy convictions. ... Mya is rooting for Senator Jon Corzine in his campaign for governor of New Jersey. She's headlining a Young Professionals fund-raising event for him on August 26 in Atlantic City. ...

On September 27, fans of all things emo-punk can look for a double shot of Taste of Chaos merch: a DVD and a live album. The DVD chronicles the inaugural voyage of what's also known as the Winter Warped Tour, and features performances and backstage hijinks from acts like My Chemical Romance, the Used and Underoath. The live album features 15 performances, from those acts plus a whole host of others. ... Tori Amos will release a series of six live double albums this fall, beginning with two on August 30. The LPs, available exclusively at toriamosbootlegs.com, will include rarities and covers, including Jim Croce's "Operator" and Joni Mitchell's "Circle Game." ...

On October 6, Norah Jones will headline a New York gala to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the T.J. Martell Foundation, which has raised more than $200 million for research into the treatment and cures of leukemia, cancer and AIDS. Tickets run $1,000 a pop. ... Filmmaker Jonathan Demme ("The Manchurian Candidate," "The Silence of the Lambs") has signed on to direct a movie version of Neil Young's upcoming album, Prairie Wind, due September 27. Demme will film the first public performance of the songs on August 18 and 19 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville in front of a small audience. Emmylou Harris, the Jubilee Singers and the 12-piece Nashville String Machine will make guest appearances. ...

Henry Rollins has finalized plans for his 25 Years of Bullsh-- Tour, sponsored by IFC, which airs "Henry's Film Corner." The two-month, 43-show trek kicks off September 29 in Phoenix, and will include commentary on politics, pop culture and his most recent exploits, before wrapping November 26 in Las Vegas. Prior to the tour, Rollins heads to Egypt on August 25 to entertain the troops once again, marking his sixth USO excursion in less than two years. "Since the last tour, I have done a lot of extensive travel to Iraq, Kuwait, Siberia, South Korea, and other places and picked up some hopefully interesting stories," Rollins said. "We are living in interesting times and as bad as things are, I draw considerable inspiration from some of the things I'm seeing and people I'm meeting." ...