For The Record: Quick News On Christina, J. Lo, Nick Lachey, Killers, Jim Jones, Reese Witherspoon & More

Aguilera performing at Moto party; Lopez honored at ACE Awards; Lachey on for Jingle Ball.

Christina Aguilera will perform at Motorola’s annual Moto party in Hollywood on Thursday. Past performers have included Missy Elliott, Pink and LL Cool J. …

Jennifer Lopez will be the honoree Monday night (October 30) at the Accessories Council Excellence Awards, the fashion-accessory world’s answer to the Academy Awards. At Cipriani Le Specialità in Manhattan, New York, the singer/actress will be honored, along with Michael Kors, Tom Ford and über-Hollywood celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe, responsible for dressing starlets like Lindsay Lohan, Nicole Richie and Mischa Barton. …

Raise your eggnog glasses: The lineup for Z100′s Jingle Ball 2006 has been announced, and it’s chock-full of pop-star goo. Nick Lachey, the Killers, Rihanna, Evanescence, Pussycat Dolls, JoJo, the Fray and Nelly Furtado will perform December 15 at New York’s Madison Square Garden, and tickets will be sold exclusively to ZVIP members at z100.com. …

The New York Giants love Jim Jones. He was the guest at Sunday’s game between the G-Men and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Giants defensive end Michael Strahan sent him four tickets and Jones sat in a VIP skybox as guest of Antonio Pierce and Jessie Armstead. After the game, Jones headed down to the locker room, where he chilled with Strahan and other players, including Tiki Barber and Plaxico Burress. … Reese Witherspoon is no longer walking the marriage line with her husband of seven years, “Flags of Our Fathers” star Ryan Phillippe, reps for both actors have confirmed. Nothing seemed to be wrong two weeks ago, when the “Legally Blonde” star, 30, attended the New York premiere for the Clint Eastwood-directed “Flags” with her husband. The Hollywood couple, who married shortly after starring in the 1999 movie “Cruel Intentions” together, have two children, Ava and Deacon. …

My Chemical Romance will play a special Halloween set at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, California, on Tuesday night. Fans can win entry to the show through local radio station KROQ-FM, or they can line up outside of House of Blues Sunset Strip on the day of the concert to purchase tickets. The gig will be broadcast live on AOL. … Marilyn Manson will open his own art gallery Tuesday in Los Angeles. The gallery, called the Celebritarian Corporation Gallery of Fine Art, will kick things off with an exhibition of Manson’s own paintings. … During a recent string of radio interviews promoting her autobiography “Extreme,” Sharon Osbourne revealed that husband Ozzy Osbourne will be headlining the second stage during 2007′s Ozzfest. Sharon also said she’s trying to get Alice in Chains to join the bill. … Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell suffered minor injuries in an accident last week in Los Angeles, his publicist said. The singer was thrown from his motorcycle on Tuesday when a truck slammed into the bike. Cornell suffered only cuts and bruises in the collision, but his $50,000 motorcycle was totaled. The accident didn’t throw off Cornell’s recording schedule — just hours later, he was back in the studio working on his forthcoming solo album. …

AFI‘s inaugural DVD will be in stores December 12. The yet-untitled effort was recorded at the Long Beach Arena in California last month, and it’ll include live footage from the band’s 2006 tour in support of Decemberunderground. … In one of his first public appearances since being acquitted of child-molestation charges in June 2005, Michael Jackson will be on hand at the World Music Awards in London on November 15 to receive a Diamond Award, given to artists who sell more than 100 million albums, The Associated Press reports. … The sixth annual Music Has Power Awards benefit has been scheduled for November 6 at the Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York. Actor Dustin Hoffman will present the award to this year’s honoree, Dr. Oliver Sacks, the author of “Awakenings” who was portrayed by Robin Williams in the big-screen adaptation of the like-named book. Rockers Rob Thomas and Patty Griffin will perform at the event, along with several classical musicians. The award was established “to celebrate and recognize the significant accomplishments of the men and women who have brought new understanding to the use of the power of music to awaken and heal.” …

A 13-year-old girl leaving a Halloween party in New York on Friday night that reportedly featured an appearance by DJ Webstar and Young B of “Chicken Noodle Soup” dance fame was shot and critically wounded in a drive-by shooting, according to The New York Times. Mozena Jones was standing outside a Harlem community center when shots were fired from a dark SUV that drove past after midnight. The shooting occurred just after a fight in front of the community center, and a witness told the paper that the rappers (born Troy Ryan and Bianca Dupree) were heard teasing some of the partygoers as they were leaving. A manager for the duo told the Times that the pair were not at the party, but several New York papers reported partygoers confirming their presence and police saying they were looking to interview the pair as possible witnesses. … An Indianapolis man was stopped by police over the weekend as he was making his way to Godsmack‘s concert in Evansville, Indiana. John Leer, 24, was spotted driving 110 mph in his 1992 Honda. Leer, who was passing other vehicles as he raced down the highway and ignored officers’ attempts to stop him, was arrested for resisting law enforcement and recklessness, and was cited for speeding and driving with an open container of alcohol in his vehicle. Police later discovered Leer was speeding because “he was running late [for the show] and didn’t realize Evansville was that far away from Indianapolis.” …

Let the purging begin. Less than a month after it was purchased by Google for $1.65 billion in stock, YouTube has started stripping some copyrighted material from its site. According to The New York Times, clips from several Comedy Central shows — including “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart,” “The Colbert Report” and “South Park” — began disappearing from the site last week as a result of “third-party notification by Comedy Central,” according to some users who got the notices. Last week, almost 30,000 clips of TV shows, movies and music videos were taken down after a Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers cited copyright infringement. … The trust of Dean Martin has struck up a multiplatform partnership with EMI that puts the legendary crooner in league with Korn and Robbie Williams, with the label marketing all things related to the musician’s career. The label’s deal with the late singer’s trust will extend to Dino’s likeness, image and name — not just his catalog of albums. Martin’s music has recently been featured in ads for a car company, beer and a hotel chain, and has also been featured in the series “The Sopranos.”

10.27.2006

50 Cent is in the clear. On Friday (October 27), a judge dismissed a copyright-infrigement lawsuit that accused him of lifting the opening line to “In Da Club” from Luther Campbell‘s “It’s Your Birthday,” according to The Associated Press. A district judge ruled that the phrase was a “common, unoriginal and noncopyrightable element of [Campbell's] song,” therefore not protected by copyright. Campbell previously told MTV News he had nothing to do with the lawsuit. … And in related news, 50 will spend part of his Halloween at the Baychester Community Center in the Bronx, New York, talking with children about the benefits of healthy living. The effort is being sponsored by VitaminWater. …

Christina Aguilera will stage a show in front of a small audience at a “super-secret location” somewhere in Los Angeles on November 6, according to an announcement made through her Baby Jane fan club. The first 50 fan-club members who RSVP to contests@babyjanefanclub.com by 9 a.m. ET on Monday will be admitted, along with one guest each. Go to BabyJaneFanClub.com for more details. …

While her spokesperson denied that she’s treating an eating disorder, Nicole Richie has checked into a treatment facility to address her inability to gain weight, according to a Reuters report. The actress, whose rail-thin appearance has drawn attention from celebrity magazines since she underwent a dramatic weight loss several years ago, is “working with a team of doctors and specialists whose focus is nutrition,” according to spokeswoman Nicole Perna. “It is important to Nicole that she achieves this goal in a healthy way as this is not a treatment for an eating disorder.” Richie has recently acknowledged that she is not happy with how skinny she looks and has said the stress over her recent breakup with former fiance DJ AM has affected her eating habits. Richie’s admission to the unidentified facility has delayed production of the current season of “The Simple Life.” …

A judge has postponed the legal challenge against Madonna‘s adoption of a 13-month-old Malawian baby until November 13. According to AP, the hearing was pushed back to let the coalition of 67 human-rights groups gather more evidence over their claims that laws were bent to allow the adoption of David Banda. The groups are seeking an injunction to block Madonna’s interim order that would allow her to have custody of the baby. And after initially saying he didn’t realize Madonna was taking permanent custody of his son, Banda’s father, Yohane, criticized the human-rights groups and asked them to “leave my son alone.” Madonna’s lawyer told the judge that no laws had been broken. … Ali Lohan, Lindsay‘s sister, will release her debut album, Lohan Holiday, November 21. The collection includes the single “I Like Christmas,” as well as classics like “Jingle Bells” and “Silent Night.” …

In an unexpected twist, this year’s “American Idol” third-place finisher, Elliott Yamin, is touring with Little Memphis Blues Orchestra, Taylor Hicks‘ former band. LMBO followed Hicks on the American Idols Live Tour this summer and began playing with Yamin in the process. … Meanwhile, semifinalist Brenna Gethers has joined the Atlanta funk group the Bomb Squad. Gethers recently returned from a tour opening for Ruben Studdard. … KT Tunstall has finished a video for “Suddenly I See,” the follow-up single to “Black Horse and the Cherry Tree.” … Ricky Martin has been added to the list of performers for the seventh annual Latin Grammy Awards, scheduled for Thursday at Madison Square Garden in New York. Tenor Andrea Bocelli will join Shakira and others as well. …

The Bravery have titled their second album The Sun and the Moon. It’s due in early 2007. … The Panic Channel, the new band featuring former Jane’s Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro and drummer Stephen Perkins, will perform an acoustic set November 15 at Dragonfly in Hollywood. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection and the Free Speech Coalition. … One day after From First to Last announced that they’d continue touring without injured frontman Sonny Moore at the microphone, the band has revealed it’s been booted from the World Champions trek. The tour features Atreyu, Every Time I Die and Chiodos and is scheduled to run through November 19 in Las Vegas. “We did everything possible to stay on this tour,” read a statement from the band. FFTL had planned to enlist Chiodos frontman Craig Owens to fill in for Moore, but that plan “was disregarded, and as our crew was setting up for the show in Worcester, Massachusetts, we were informed that we were being kicked off of the tour. Understand that it was not our choice to leave this tour. We were forced to leave.” …

He’s had a leech attached to his eye, been bulldozed by a WWE star and even exposed himself on the red carpet. So what’s left for Steve-O to do? Corrupt Orange County, California’s upstanding youth, of course. Steve-O will guest on an episode of “The O.C.” that’s set to air November 9. The “Jackass” star plays a new friend that Seth Cohen (Adam Brody) meets in Mexico. “I get drunk and drag Seth off to get a tattoo with me,” Steve-O told MTV News. … The members of late guitar god Jimi Hendrix‘s family have been battling each other for years over the rights to his music and image. Now they have a new target: the estate of Hendrix’s one-time manager, Michael Frank Jeffrey. On Thursday, a private bidder paid $15 million for the rights to songs such as “Hey Joe,” “Purple Haze” and “Foxy Lady” by Hendrix at an auction on behalf of Jeffrey’s estate. But a company owned by the musician’s family, Experience Hendrix, said it will sue to prove it owns the songs, according to Reuters. “Whoever bought this bought themselves the right to be a litigant,” said an Experience Hendrix spokesperson. “It will be contested instantly.” Experience Hendrix says it owns all rights to the music and recordings of the guitarist. …

OK Go are releasing their first full-length DVD on November 7. The disc, which will come packaged with a re-release of their 2005 album, Oh No, will include the videos for “Here It Goes Again” and “A Million Ways,” along with a documentary about the making of the album and a 2000 performance that originally aired on the local cable TV show “Chica-go-go.” The band kicks off a U.S. tour Sunday in Los Angeles that’s scheduled to wrap up November 30 in Houston. … Incubus have booked their first North American tour in two years, kicking off January 5 in Vancouver, British Columbia, and ending February 11 in Los Angeles. The band will be promoting their sixth studio album, Light Grenades, due November 28. … Metric singer Emily Haines will begin a 17-date North American tour to promote her solo album Knives Don’t Have Your Back on January 4 in Montreal. The Toronto vocalist will hit cities including Philadelphia, Boston, New York, Chicago and Seattle before the trek wraps up January 23 at Los Angeles’ El Rey Theater. … The soundtrack to “Fast Food Nation” — the upcoming Richard Linklater film adaptation of the best-selling book by Eric Schlosser — will feature tracks by Spoon, Friends of Dean Martinez, the Capitol Years, Nortec Collective and Dr. Dog. The film hits theaters nationwide November 17 and the soundtrack is due December 5.