For The Record: Quick News On Missy Elliott, Foo Fighters, Kristin Cavallari And Lindsay Lohan, Sly Stone & More

Missy scoring; Dave Grohl's baby kicking; Sly and the Family Stone reuniting?

Missy Elliott is collaborating with Mike Simpson of the Dust Brothers to score the upcoming film "Stick It," which stars Missy Peregrym as a reluctant gymnast and Jeff Bridges as her coach. Elliott's third single from The Cookbook, "We Run This," will be the film's theme song. She shot a video for it with director Dave Meyers earlier this month in Los Angeles, with Olympic gold-medalist Dominique Dawes making a cameo as Elliott's gymnastics coach, making her do the balance beam, uneven bars and a floor routine. "Stick It" is due in theaters in April. ...

(Click for photos from the set of "We Run This.")

Dave Grohl is calling his unborn child "The Karate Kid" because of how much kicking she's already doing. "All I know is right now my baby is one of the most hyperactive children," the Foo Fighters frontman told MTV Europe. "I mean, she's not born, but I don't even have to feel my wife's stomach anymore. I just have to watch her shirt." The littlest Foo is due in March, but she's not the only Foo baby on the way — guitarist Chris Shiflett and his wife are expecting their second child, Shiflett revealed to MTV Europe before drummer Taylor Hawkins could break the news once again (Hawkins had let it slip to MTV about Grohl's baby earlier this month). "Thanks, Taylor," Grohl said. "We were trying to keep that private!" ... The recording academy announced earlier this week that a special tribute to legendary soul artists Sly and the Family Stone will take place during next month's Grammy Awards — but a report in Friday's (January 27) Washington Post said that the group's original lineup may be re-forming for the event as well. Notoriously reclusive bandleader Sly Stone has not made a major public appearance since 1993 and last performed publicly in 1987; the group's original lineup, which sources cited in the Post said is slated to begin rehearsals next week, has not performed together since 1971. The sources also warned that, owing to Stone's well-documented erratic behavior (he has been arrested on drug charges numerous times), the whole thing could fall apart at any moment. Grammy spokesperson Ron Roecker called the reports "rumor" in the Post but noted that Stone was expected to attend. A different spokesperson told MTV News that the group's contribution has not been confirmed "yet." ...

Kristin Cavallari's tried cocaine, she reveals in the March issue of Teen People. "It was fun for, like, 20 minutes, but the next day, I just didn't feel good about myself," she told the mag. "It's a dirty drug. I find people who do coke to be very shady, that they're doing it makes them lie about things. I wouldn't want to date someone who's into it." Instead, she's dating drug-free Brody Jenner of "The Princes of Malibu," which she calls her "first mature relationship." "With Stephen [Colletti], it was like high school fun." That is, except for when he two-timed her with fellow "Laguna Beach" star Lauren "LC" Conrad. "I saw what happened when I watched the season-one DVD," Cavallari said. "I cried for days." This, of course, didn't stop Cavallari from doing something similar to Lindsay Lohan, who she says flipped out when she walked in on Talan Torriero and her in bed together. "She was never nice to me until the story about the fight came out," Cavallari said. "But she was so nice once that went public." ...

Want to celebrate this year's Super Bowl, Slim Shady-style? Well, if you're going to be in Detroit next weekend and have some extra cash to burn, you can. Tickets went on sale Friday morning for "Shady Bowl Super Party," a pre-Super Bowl bash being thrown by Eminem's label, Shady Records. Set for February 4, the event will go down inside Detroit's State Theatre and will feature performances from several artists on Shady's roster, including Obie Trice and Stat Quo. Biz Markie, meanwhile, has been tapped to man the DJ booth all evening long. There's no official word yet on whether the real Slim Shady will be standing up to take the mic during the shindig. ... Avril Lavigne is performing at a ceremony to honor the United States' greatest hometown hero at the fourth annual Volvo for Life Awards, which will be held in New York on April 12. Nominations for everyday heroes are being accepted through Tuesday at volvoforlifeawards.com, and will be judged by Caroline Kennedy, Hank Aaron and Bill Bradley. ...

Warren G's new single, "I Need a Light" featuring Nate Dogg, is on MySpace.com. He's planning to release the video next week. " 'I Need a Light' is a song to listen to if you are stressing over something," Warren G said. "The hook makes you feel good. In the lyrics I'm talking about growing up in Long Beach and some of the things I went through." The 1940s-style video opens with a look at Long Beach, California, during Warren's childhood, focusing on a young Warren, Snoop Dogg and Nate. "The tone of the video shows the classic side of Warren," director Paul Hunter said, "how he built his empire from the streets and expanded it to the world. He is showing everyone that it's all about class and treating people right. It's about the classy style of hip-hop." ... Tom Morello, Talib Kweli, the Roots' Black Thought and Jello Biafra are among the guests on the new Coup album, Pick a Bigger Weapon, due April 22. The band's last album, Party Music, caused some controversy because it came out shortly after 9/11 and the cover originally featured the crew setting off an explosion in the World Trade Center (though the cover art was completed three months prior to the actual bombing). "As far as the record industry was concerned, it was the end of my career," frontman Boots Riley said. "I always think my next album is gonna be my last, like it may not sell and I'll have to do something else." ...

Modesto, California, avant-rockers Grandaddy are calling it quits after more than a decade together, according to a spokesperson for their label, V2 Records. The band rose to prominence with its 2000 album, The Sophtware Slump, which topped year-end lists and earned the group the admiration of artists like Radiohead and the Flaming Lips. Grandaddy decided to split while recording their fifth full-length, Just Like the Fambly Cat, which will hit stores on May 9. There are no plans to launch a farewell tour in support of the album. ... Norah Jones has good cause to sing the blues — her former accountant and manager is suing her for unpaid royalties. Shell White claims in a lawsuit filed this week in New York that Jones owes her nearly half a million dollars in royalties from her albums Come Away With Me and Feels Like Home. ...

A new track from the Vines, called "Don't Listen to the Radio," has surfaced on the band's Web site. The song should appear on the Aussie rockers' forthcoming, as-yet-untitled album, which they've been mixing in recent weeks with producer Wayne Connolly. The album's scheduled for an April 4 release, according to the band's manager. Working song titles include "Nothing's Coming," "Any Sound" and "Take Me Back." ...

1.26.2006

While Paris Hilton partied at Sundance, her lawyers got down to business in the $10 million defamation lawsuit filed against her by Zeta Graff, the ex of her ex Paris Latsis. On Tuesday, they asked the court for permission to have their psychologist examine Graff, since she's claiming emotional distress. Hilton's attorneys also told the Los Angeles judge that they plan to file a countersuit against Graff. The case is due back in court on March 2. ...

Avenged Sevenfold will be stopping by Bolling BX Air Force Base in Washington, D.C., from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, where they'll be doing a signing for U.S. military personnel. The band's latest album, City of Evil, features a song supporting the nation's troops titled "M.I.A." ... Hot on the heels of his collaborations with Gwen Stefani ("Luxurious") and Beyoncé ("Check on It"), Slim Thug says he's recorded a track for Busta Rhymes' upcoming LP, The Big Bang, due in March. ...

Remy Ma's There's Something About Remy: Based on a True Story, due February 7, will feature one of the last recorded tracks from her late mentor, Big Pun. The duo recorded the tune, called "Thug Love," in 1999, according to Remy. ... Lil Wayne is one of four Cash Money artists offering up songs as ring tones to Virgin Mobile users through February. Twenty popular Cash Money tracks will be available, as well as five exclusives: Lil Wayne's "Way of Life" and "Where You At," Mannie Fresh's "Conversation," Big Tymers' "Beat It Up" and Hot Boys' "Respect My Mind." ...

Hilary Duff is going back for seconds with Candie's, posing once again for the shoe and clothing brand, but this time she's got a little help from Ciara, Michelle Trachtenberg and Samaire Armstrong. Together, the girls have a pillow fight (for the newly launched home collection) and saunter down the red carpet with their shopping bags in tow for the spring television and print campaign. The campaign, which will launch in March, features Duff's song "Supergirl." ... Conor Oberst's Bright Eyes will be honored in April by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, during the organization's annual Media Awards. GLAAD's picked Bright Eyes as the recipient of its Special Recognition Award; actor/director John Cameron Mitchell, who helmed the band's video for "First Day of My Life," will share the honor. The video features straight and gay couples sitting on a couch, listening to the track for the first time. The GLAAD Media Awards will air on Logo on April 15 and VH1 on April 16. ...

Now that he's got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx is giving a little back to his city. Sixx is scheduled to announce the official launch of his new fundraising initiative, "Running Wild in the Night," on Friday in L.A. The creative-arts program with an emphasis on nurturing musical talent will benefit Los Angeles' Covenant House, which helps youth on the streets of California and around the world, according to his spokesperson. Sixx has already raised $40,000 for the cause by selling personal items on his Web site. ... Music from the Darkness' latest album, One Way Ticket to Hell ... and Back, is the focal point of an online video game called "The Darkness: Duel With the Devil." "Duel," which is reminiscent of the handheld electronic game Simon, features a guitar-playing Beelzebub strumming Darkness chords. Each shred illuminates a candle, and gamers must click on the candles in the exact same order — or, predictably, you're cast into the fiery pits of hell. You can check the game out at duelwiththedevil.com. ...

Death Cab for Cutie are teaming up with Guitar Center to give one lucky fan a VIP concert experience. Starting on February 1, fans can enter to win a trip for four to see Death Cab perform in Los Angeles, plus an autographed Fender Telecaster guitar, the complete catalog of the band's albums and more. ... On Wednesday night, Bokeem Woodbine ("Ray"), Wood Harris ("Remember the Titans") and Jo D. Jonz performed at the Hollywood Knitting Factory to celebrate the release of Jonz's band Boku's self-titled debut live album. The event benefited New York's George Jackson Academy, which is dedicated to helping boys from low-income families. ...

Nintendo announced on Thursday (January 26) that its popular two-screened handheld gaming machine and PlayStation Portable competitor, the Nintendo DS, will be redesigned and offered in a shorter, thinner and narrower model that is 2/3 the size of the current device and sports brighter screens. The Nintendo DS Lite will go on sale in Japan in March; an American release remains to be announced. ...