For The Record: Quick News On Paris Hilton, Beyonce, Britney Spears, Jane’s Addiction, Haley Joel Osment & More

Hilton LP bumped to August 22; Knowles sued for breach of contract; Spears reveals tiger fascination.

If “Stars Are Blind” whetted your appetite for more Paris Hilton music, get ready to have your patience tested. Fans — and curious observers — will have to wait two more weeks to get their hands on Hilton’s debut album, Paris. The disc, previously set for August 8 release, has been pushed back to August 22. …

A $1.5 million breach-of-contract lawsuit has been filed against Beyoncé, her mother/manager Tina Knowles and Wear Me Apparel Corp, the company Knowles is collaborating with for her House of Dereon clothing line. Icon Entertainment CEO Greg Walker filed the suit in New York State Supreme Court Wednesday, claiming he has not been fully paid for securing the $15 million deal between Knowles and Wear Me Apparel. …

Britney Spears followed up her mysterious May 22 poem “Remembrance of Who I Am” with a new message in the “Stream of Consciousness” section of her Web site. “In some ways, people are like animals,” Spears wrote in a post titled “Tigers.” “We all hunger for the same things: Love, lust, danger, warmth and adventure.” Spears explains her fascination with tigers in the note posted Tuesday, leading off with a quote from the William Blake poem “The Tyger” before revealing, “I’m mesmerized by tigers. Their eyes, their stripes, their constant quest for survival. … They pull you in and make it difficult to look away.” …

Remy Ma has been added to the lineup for Jamaica’s Saddle to the East 2006, and she’ll be bringing dancehall DJ Bounty Killer along for the ride. Elephant Man, Green Lantern, Wayne Wonder and others are also slated for the August 26 event, which will benefit Upliftment Jamaica, a nonprofit that provides health, education and social services for the country’s impoverished parishes. … A Jane’s Addiction compilation titled Up From the Catacombs will land in stores on September 19. The disc will feature 16 cuts, all plucked from the band’s discography — there will be no fresh or unreleased tracks on the record. Look for it to include the songs “Been Caught Stealing,” “Summertime Rolls,” “Classic Girl,” “Three Days” and “Just Because.” …

Haley Joel Osment, 18, was hospitalized early Thursday (July 20) after his car hit a brick pillar and flipped over, The Associated Press reports. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said the actor, who was alone and driving a 1995 Saturn, apparently lost control of the car while driving through a Los Angeles suburb at 1 a.m. Osment was conscious and talking after the crash and was taken to a hospital near the site of the accident. … Two days after the U.K.’s National Enquirer retracted published reports that Britney Spears‘ marriage to Kevin Federline was in trouble, the tabloid offered an undisclosed payment to settle a libel suit filed by Kate Hudson, the AP reports. Hudson sued the Enquirer over an October story that stated the actress was “way too thin” and that her mother, Goldie Hawn, planned to confront her about her weight. Publisher American Media Inc. also acknowledged in a London court Thursday that the allegations were false and agreed to print an apology. …

Jessica Biel promised she’s a “cheap date” — good news for the man who forked over $30,000 Tuesday night to take her to lunch. Biel volunteered her company in an auction to raise money for Colorado teen Molly Bloom, who lost her left leg in a prom night limousine accident, The Rocky Mountain News reports. The winning bid came from a Denver businessman who would only identify himself as “John.” … Harmony for Humanity, the fifth annual edition of Daniel Pearl World Music Days, will be held October 6-15. The event, named after and inspired by the journalist who was kidnapped and killed in Pakistan in 2002, aims to unite musicians in a network of concerts promoting hope and solidarity. The World Music Days committee includes R.E.M., Elton John and Russell Simmons. Head to music-days.org for more information on how you can take part in the Harmony for Humanity event. …

Recent “You Hear It First” band Dirty on Purpose kicked off a summer tour in support of their debut album, Hallelujah Sirens this week. The 29-date trek hits North Manchester, Indiana, on Thursday and wraps up August 29 in Washington, D.C. … The reunited Murder City Devils join Pretty Girls Make Graves, Band of Horses, Minus the Bear and Helio Sequence among the bands on the lineup for Seattle’s Capitol Hill Block Party. The two-day event kicks off July 29 at 3 p.m. For directions and ticket information, head to CapitolHillBlockParty.com. … The Veils have posted “Advice to Young Mothers to Be,” the first single from their upcoming album Nux Vomica, at MySpace.com/theveils. The band is currently touring Europe. … Former Village People policeman Victor Willis pleaded no contest to drug possession charges Wednesday, the AP reports. Willis, who was arrested in March — and already faced a bench warrant for failing to appear for an October sentencing for another drug charge — will remain in custody until September 1, at which time a judge will decide whether the singer should be sentenced to prison or a residential drug treatment program.

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August 20 is going to be a big night for Kevin Federline. Britney Spears‘ rapper/dancer husband will make his network-television performance debut on Teen Choice 2006, closing the awards show with “Lose Control” from his upcoming Playing With Fire album. Jessica Simpson, who is up for three Teen Choice prizes, will be co-hosting the show with “Employee of the Month” co-star Dane Cook. The event will air live on Fox. Teen Choice votes are being accepted until August 11 at TeenPeople.com. …

T.I. has signed on for another film role, and this time the rapper/actor will be playing a used-car salesman. The movie, tentatively titled “For Sale,” will be the first film project from T.I.’s Grand Hustle Entertainment, Variety reports. It’s set at an unpopular used-car lot in Atlanta. …

Tired of the theme song to Showtime’s pot-centric series “Weeds”? Perhaps star Mary-Louise Parker was too. The show’s opening tune, “Little Boxes,” will be reinterpreted each week of its upcoming second season by different artists, including Death Cab for Cutie, Elvis Costello, Rilo Kiley‘s Jenny Lewis, Tim DeLaughter of the Polyphonic Spree, Regina Spektor and Ozomatli. Guests on the second season — which kicks off August 14 — will include Zooey Deschanel and Snoop Dogg, who will star as himself and record a song about smoking on the show. … The All-American Rejects announced Tuesday that they are canceling the remainder of their Canadian tour — which included shows in Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver — after doctors ordered frontman Tyson Ritter to rest his voice. The band hopes that a week off the road will help Ritter’s throat, and the Rejects intend to play their next scheduled show, a July 26 gig at the Pacific Amphitheatre in Costa Mesa, California. They made the announcement via a post on their Web site and concluded by pledging to make up the Canadian dates “later this year.” … Los Angeles is the place to be Saturday if you’re an electronic-music fan. Paul Oakenfold, the Crystal Method, Deep Dish, John Digweed, Christopher Lawrence and other big names will be taking over four city blocks downtown from 8 p.m. until 4 a.m. the following morning. Ten thousand attendees are expected for the five-stage Giant Village block party. …

Hot Hot Heat have been added to the roster for this year’s Hedgpeth Festival, set to take place July 28 and July 29 in Twin Lakes, Wisconsin. Primus and the Flaming Lips are headlining. … KT Tunstall has lined up a two-month North American headlining tour, which kicks off September 8 in Philadelphia and will hit cities including Atlanta, Houston, Chicago, Nashville and Cincinnati before finishing up October 11 in Providence, Rhode Island. Tunstall will be featured on the PBS music series “Soundstage” on July 27. … Former Savage Garden singer Darren Hayes wed his boyfriend of two years last month in a civil union in London, he announced on his Web site Monday. “As so many of you have given me your heart and soul over the past 10 years I thought it only fitting that I too return the respect and inform you of the most significant event in my life,” Hayes wrote. He called June 19, the day of the ceremony, his “happiest day.” … There certainly are a lot of people out there who can relate to Daniel Powter‘s rotten 24 hours. The Canadian singer/songwriter’s label announced that “Bad Day” has become the best-selling digital single in the U.S. to date, with nearly 1.7 million downloads. Powter kicked off his first U.S. tour Monday. … Ashlee Simpson is stepping into the shoes of Christina Aguilera and Carrie Underwood — as a spokesperson for Skechers footwear. Simpson, who will promote the line through 2007, says she has something in common with the shoes. “Like me, they are not afraid of taking chances and having fun.” …

Ozzy Osbourne leads a panel of artists and music-industry players presiding over the sixth annual Independent Music Awards. Cyndi Lauper, Buddy Guy, Fatboy Slim, Afrika Bambaataa, Beenie Man, Tim Panotta of Sugarcult and Paul Oakenfold are among the judges for the competition, which honors achievements in genres from heavy metal to gospel. This year marks the first Sing Out for Social Action prize, awarded to politically conscious performers. Entry forms for interested musicians are available at IndependentMusicAwards.com. Submissions are due by August 25. … The governor of Arkansas is preparing to pardon Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards for a 31-year-old reckless driving charge, The Associated Press reports. Richards was pulled over July 5, 1975, and paid a $162 fine. A clemency petition has been filed and now Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, who plays bass in a band called Capitol Offense, will have the option of wiping Richards’ record clean in 30 days. … Pacific Northwest indie rockers Band of Horses have announced a fall U.S. tour. The 24-date trek kicks off in their hometown of Seattle on July 28, hits New York a whopping four times and finishes off back in Seattle for a two-night stand at the Showbox on November 4 and 5.