For The Record: Quick News On Pink, Gwen, Christina, Redman, Clipse, Rock Star Supernova & More

Pink loves 'Happy' penguins; Gwen to debut new single; Aguilera immortalized in wax.

The reason Pink is on the “Happy Feet” soundtrack covering “Tell Me Something Good,” a song made famous by Rufus & Chaka Khan? She can’t get enough of the penguins. “They’re so cute and adorable,” raved Pink, a People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals ally. “And as soon as someone explained to me that the movie was about animals, I was down for it. I’ve watched some of the film sequences and it’s the coolest thing ever.” …

Gwen Stefani will debut her new single “Wind It Up” at the American Music Awards on November 21. The ceremony, also featuring performances by Beyoncé, Mary J. Blige and Carrie Underwood, will air live on ABC 8 p.m. ET. … Move over waxwork Britney and Beyoncé: Christina’s statue is moving in. Aguilera’s wax figure will be unveiled at London’s Madame Tussauds at the end of month, just as the singer wraps up her U.K. tour. Flashing a sultry over-the-shoulder look, the waxwork Aguilera will be dressed in a sparkly vintage gown and posed in a 1920s-style powder room. The singer’s statue will be the final figure unveiled at the London museum this year. …

Hip-hop heads, peep this: Organizers of the annual West Coast hip-hop festival Rock the Bells are finally taking their show on the road. Headlining the inaugural Rock the Bells club tour will be RTB vets Redman and Raekwon, with Keith Murray, world-record-setting freestylist MC Supernatural and DJ Kool rounding out the lineup. The monthlong trek, which will make 24 stops in major cities in the U.S. and Canada, embarks November 21 in Washington, D.C., and wraps December 22 in Anaheim, California. … A far-reaching roster of acts — including the Clipse, the Rapture, Metric and Explosions in the Sky — will come together at San Francisco’s Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on November 11 for Be the Riottt. The 12-hour, four-stage culture exposition will also encompass freestyle-dance battles, urban art and additional sets by Saul Williams, Deerhoof, Tokyo Police Club, Asobi Seksu and Sage Francis. …

The self-titled debut from Rock Star Supernova — the band featuring ex-Guns N’ Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke, Voivod’s Jason Newsted, Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee and frontman Lukas Rossi — will be issued November 21. The disc will contain 11 tracks, including “Leave the Lights On,” “Can’t Bring Myself to Light This Fuse” and “Make No Mistake … This Is the Take.” … Pantera’s Vinnie Paul has forged a new band called Hell Yeah with Mudvayne’s Chad Gray and Greg Tribbett, as well as former Nothingface members Tom Maxwell and Jerry Montano. Hell Yeah have been working on material that they hope to record and release in March, and are mapping out an inaugural tour to support the LP. … Slayer, whose new Christ Illusion deals with the brutality of war, are taking a break from the European leg of their Unholy Alliance Tour to visit the Spangdahlem U.S. Air Force Base in Germany on November 8. This will be the band’s first visit to a military base. …

Rapper/actor Dwight “Heavy D” Myers filed a $1.5 million lawsuit against an insurance company on Friday, contending that the policy he purchased from National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh should cover his liability in a 1991 celebrity basketball game during which nine people were crushed to death in a stampede. Myers and Diddy were organizers of the event, which brought 5,000 people to the 2,700-capacity City College of New York gymnasium. Myers is seeking reimbursement to cover claims and fees he incurred as a result of personal-injury and wrongful-death suits filed by victims and their families. … A Manhattan judge ruled Tuesday that former Source editor Kim Osorio is entitled to $7.5 million in damages for her wrongful-dismissal verdict against the hip-hop magazine and former owners Dave Mays and Raymond “Benzino” Scott, not the $15.5 million first announced by Osorio’s lawyers. The Associated Press reports that Judge Jed Rakoff ruled that the three defendants owe $4 million collectively, not $4 million each. Osorio was awarded an additional $3.5 million from Benzino for her defamation claim and another $500,000 in lost pay. …

John Legend’s Once Again tour rolled into New York’s Nokia Theater on Monday, where GOOD Music labelmate Consequence started the show, followed by a soulful performance from Robin Thicke. Thicke sang his hits including “Wanna Love U Girl” and “Shooter,” and even rapped in place of an absent Lil Wayne and Pharrell Williams, filling in their verses on the songs. Legend closed the night out with selections from his two albums. … A concertgoer attempted to douse Barbra Streisand on Monday, throwing a drink at the stage after the singer launched into a skit criticizing President Bush during a performance in Sunrise, Florida. This follows two similar incidents during Streisand’s most recent tour, with the entertainer’s Bush barbs drawing audience protest at stops in Philadelphia and New York. … Start them up? Not so fast. The Rolling Stones have canceled a tour stop in Honolulu and delayed stops in Oakland, California; Vancouver, British Columbia; and Los Angeles in response to frontman Mick Jagger’s ailing pipes, according to the band’s Web site. …

The music-publishing industry has announced a tentative deal with file-sharing network Kazaa over copyright-infringement claims, AP reports. The National Music Publishers’ Association released a statement characterizing the amount that the peer-to-peer network has agreed to pay as “a substantial sum.” A spokesperson for Sharman Networks, which owns and distributes Kazaa, said they were not familiar with the lawsuit and declined to comment to the AP. … SoundExchange, a nonprofit group representing the music industry, filed a request to the U.S. Copyright Royalty Board calling for satellite-radio giants XM and Sirius to pay royalties of at least 10 percent of the company’s revenue for the rights to play artists’ music. …

The end of October didn’t just mean that a new “Saw” movie was in theaters — it was also time for Little X’s annual Halloween party/ birthday bash. X and former Roc-A-Fella exec/ fashion designer Kenny Burns hosted Monday’s party at Lotus in New York. Foxy Brown, Tyson Beckford, Pharoahe Monch, Bilal and Irv Gotti, Ja Rule and singer Lloyd from the Inc. family came out to celebrate. Before the X party, Irv, Ja and Lloyd participated in the Universal Records showcase, where new Inc. artist Vanessa Carlton performed. And after the Little X party, they headed over to the Roxy, where Cash Money MillionairesLil Wayne and Baby held an album-release party for Wayne’s Like Father, Like Son LP. Hot 97 radio host Angie Martinez was the host. …

Wondering where Michelle Williams or Claire Danes get clothes to express their whimsical sense of style? The actresses are fans of designer Behnaz Sarafpour, whose dresses usually cost upward of $1,000. But for the next 60 days, Sarafpour will offer less-expensive looks — including flirty dresses, faux-fur jackets and silk blouses — as part of Target’s GO International campaign. Target’s collection offers a Sarafpour velvet baby-doll dress with ivory satin trim for $39.99, while her elegant plum taffeta dress runs $44.99. Iranian-born Sarafpour follows Luella Bartley, Sophie Albou and Tara Jarmon’s Paul & Joe line in the GO campaign. And mark your calendars: H&M will unveil its exclusive line from Parisian designers Viktor & Rolf on November 9. Previous H&M lines designed by Karl Lagerfeld and Stella McCartney sold out in hours.