Bow Wow, Omarion ‘Bringing The Noise’ With R. Kelly; Plus Jordin Sparks, Don Vito, Britney Spears, DMX & More, In For The Record

Sparks talks debut LP; Vincent Margera hit with 12 counts of violating bail; Spears' and Kevin Federline's lawyers discuss child-abuse investigation.

There were surfboards and gleeful squeals aplenty Sunday night at the Teen Choice Awards — not to mention a whole lot of plugging going on from the stars MTV News caught up with on the red carpet at the event, which took place in Universal City, California. “American Idol” champ Jordin Sparks let it be known that even though she plans to record the majority of her yet-untitled debut after she wraps the Idols Live Tour at the end of September, she’s still hoping to have it in stores on November 20. Actress Emmy Rossum promises that her upcoming album Inside Out will package “ambient pop … in a really sexy, new and fresh way,” and Bow Wow and Omarion said that their upcoming album Face Off will be a guest-star-heavy good time: “We just left Chicago, working with R. Kelly, and we still got to work with T-Pain, Timbaland, Lil Ronnie (who produced ‘I’m a Flirt’), so we’re definitely bringing the noise,” Bow Wow said. “We got the chance to give people what they want: There’s been a drought in the music, there hasn’t been a lot of fun in music, so with the videos and everything, we’re gonna do that.” …

(Catch up with Fergie, Bow Wow, Omarion, Jordin Sparks, Emmy Rossum and more at the Teen Choice Awards in these video clips.)

Vincent “Don Vito” Margera saw his first court date on two counts of sexual assault on a child once again pushed back on Monday (August 27) — to October 22. But the news wasn’t all positive for Bam Margera‘s uncle, as he was hit with 12 counts of violating his bail-bond conditions. Pam Russell, a spokesperson for Colorado’s Jefferson and Gilpin County district attorney’s office, confirmed that each unspecified violation is a felony, but said she was not allowed by law to provide specifics on how Margera is alleged to have violated his bail. A hearing on the bond-violation charges is slated for September 5. Margera, 51, has been out on $50,000 bond since last year, when he was charged in the incident that allegedly involved inappropriate contact with two underage girls at a promotional event in Colorado. He was ordered to return to his home in Pennsylvania, submit to random urine tests, have no contact with children under 18 and supply his bond supervisor with his itinerary if he travels for business. Margera’s attorney could not be reached for comment. In addition to a maximum of six years in prison on the assault charges, The Associated Press reported that he could face up to 18 months in prison for the bail violations. …

Britney Spears‘ and Kevin Federline‘s lawyers appeared at a last-minute hearing on Monday to discuss a Department of Child and Family Services child-abuse investigation and the former spouses’ child-custody battle. According to a Los Angeles Superior Court clerk, the hearing was closed to the public and held in the judge’s chambers, with documents on both sides filed soon thereafter. The documents remain sealed while the judge determines whether they may be released to the public. According to a source in Federline’s camp, he could end up with temporary custody of his two children with Spears, Sean Preston and Jayden James. There’s no word yet on who filed the complaint that prompted the DCFS investigation, the third the pop singer has faced since having children — the first was prompted when she was photographed driving without a car set for Sean Preston, the second when the child fell out of his high chair. The custody battle will continue September 4. …

In the meantime, Spears’ former manager Larry Rudolph doesn’t want to be involved in the child-custody dispute for fear that he might have to reveal certain information about the singer, People reports. Ryan Seacrest said on his “On Air With Ryan Seacrest” radio show on Monday morning that he was in contact with Rudolph over the weekend and that the lawyer “doesn’t want to have to go under oath and talk about certain things that might hurt [Spears].” In related news, the singer was cleared by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals after questions were raised about a leg injury sustained by Spears’ Yorkshire terrier. The group said Spears had been cooperative and that the dog received proper medical attention. …

Authorities unearthed the remains of two more dogs that had been buried in the backyard of DMX‘s residence in Cave Creek, Arizona, and discovered a half-pound of what they believe to be illegal narcotics, Maricopa County sheriff’s office spokesman Captain Paul Chagolla told MTV News on Monday. At a press conference on Saturday, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said more information regarding the raid will be released Tuesday. …

Nick Bollea, Hulk Hogan‘s 17-year-old son, was discharged from a hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida, on Monday morning after being involved in a car accident the previous evening. Police said Bollea, who was featured in VH1′s “Hogan Knows Best” reality series, was driving his Toyota Supra at a high speed along state Route 60 when he lost control of the vehicle and slammed into a raised median at 7:30 p.m. in Clearwater. The car reportedly flipped over, and the rear of the vehicle collided with a palm tree. Bollea and one of his car’s passengers, 22-year-old John Graziano, were airlifted to the Bayfront Medical Center following the crash. The nature of both Bollea’s and Graziano’s injuries was not immediately known, but a police spokesperson characterized them as serious. Graziano remains under the hospital’s care in critical condition. Alcohol is not believed to have played a role in the accident, but police continue to investigate the crash. No criminal charges have been filed. “My son Nick and a friend were involved in a car accident last night,” Linda Hogan said in a statement reportedly obtained Monday by TMZ.com. “Nick suffered minor injuries and has been treated and released from the hospital. At this time, his friend John Graziano remains hospitalized. Nick is currently at the hospital with John and his family. His sole concern is for the well-being of his friend. On behalf of my family, we ask that your thoughts and prayers be with John and his loved ones.” …

The White Stripes have a full fall ahead, as they plan to continue to back their recent Icky Thump LP with additional touring. But that’s not stopping the tireless Jack White from giving some love to his other project, the Raconteurs, as well. He and bandmate Brendan Benson posted a humorous and slightly enigmatic exchange on their band’s Web site on Monday morning, letting slip a few details about the follow-up to last year’s Broken Boy Soldiers. “The ‘Teurs have a lot of new songs in the works people, the writing and structure of them has dissipated and reinvigorated and many times over since we came home from our last shows,” the post read. “The new songs are coming together strong, I hate to even attempt to describe them.” …

The Cure have put the brakes on their planned September/October tour in North America, deciding instead to push it to April/May. “The schedule as it stands only gives us a couple of weeks to finish our new double album before we hit the road again, and we know this just isn’t enough time to complete the project to our total satisfaction,” the band said in a statement posted on its site, TheCure.com. Tickets purchased for the originally scheduled shows will be honored. … Phil Spector‘s top lawyer, Bruce Cutler, announced Monday that he is leaving the case due to a “difference of opinion between Mr. Spector and me on strategy,” according to AP. Spector later told reporters that it was his decision for the attorney to leave, saying Cutler “shouldn’t do the closing argument because it wouldn’t be in my best interest to stay on. He agreed. … I thought he would be a target with the judge and prosecutors and that he wouldn’t be taken as seriously as he should. With his television show, he wasn’t here as much as he should have been.” Defense lawyer Roger Rosen is taking over as Spector’s top lawyer. Also on Monday, the defense called two witnesses — Lana Clarkson‘s friends Jennifer Hayes-Riedl and Elizabeth “Punkin Pie” Laughlin — to reiterate their testimony. Defense lawyers also started showing jurors e-mails recently extracted from the hard drive on the deceased actress’ computer. In the messages, Clarkson detailed her depression over her acting career and turning 40, and wrote about her use of pain pills and alcohol. …

Madonna and her family are planning to head back to Israel in September — and this time Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher and possibly Bruce Willis are expected to go participate in the trek, The Jerusalem Post reports. The celebrities will join thousands of Kabbalah Center students for the 10-day High Holiday pilgrimage, which begins with Rosh Hashanah (September 12-14) and ends with Yom Kippur (September 21-22). The paper reports that the press will be asked to keep its distance from the celebrities after Madonna — who only plans to go to the first few days of the event — was hounded by media when she made a similar visit three years ago. … Kevin Smith is no stranger to TV — from subbing for Roger Ebert on “Ebert & Roeper” to cropping up on “Veronica Mars,” he’s definitely made his presence known on the small screen. Now the “Clerks” director is set to helm episodes of “Heroes: Origins” — a spinoff of the action show — “Reaper” and “Battlestar Galactica.” Smith told AOL TV he’s especially excited about “Battlestar”: “It’s cool, but it is scary because it is like, ‘What the f—?’ I can’t bring anything to that show.” …

Matt Costa is putting off his second album a bit longer — Unfamiliar Faces, produced by No Doubt‘s Tom Dumont, has shifted to January 15. But the California singer/songwriter is staying busy — he’s tacked onto his schedule a handful of dates opening for Modest Mouse: Monday (Portland, Oregon); September 10 (Salt Lake City); September 14 (Santa Barbara, California); and September 15 (Las Vegas). … Rousing indie-rockers the Hold Steady and Art Brut are ganging up for NME‘s Rock ‘N’ Roll Riot Tour, which will hit the States this fall for the first time. The run stretches from an October 21 gig in Providence through a November 21 concert in New York. … My Bloody Valentine are close to signing a deal that would reunite the seminal shoegazer band for a performance at next year’s Coachella in April — and a subsequent tour to boot, TheDailySwarm.com reports. The band hasn’t been active for a dozen years, but reports have suggested that a new album might be in the works.

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Jordin Sparks doesn’t have a name for her debut album yet, but she’s got a release date set in stone: November 20. In anticipation of the 19 Recordings/ Jive disc, the “American Idol” champ drew back the curtains on her first single on Friday, debuting “Tattoo” on AOL’s Pop Eater blog. The track hits radio Monday. Sparks told The Associated Press that the effort was partly modeled after one of her own idols, Kelly Clarkson — but that she’s a bit nervous to be following in the wake of Clarkson and Carrie Underwood‘s success. “They’ve risen the bar so high and I’m like, ‘I hope I can reach it,’ ” she said. “Hopefully [my LP will] sell well and people will like it.” …

The runner-up to Sparks, Blake Lewis, is following suit — he just signed to 19 Recordings/ Arista and is planning to drop his first album late this year as well. Hit-maker du jour J.R. Rotem is already on board for the effort. …

It’s no McDonald’s parking-lot tour, but Missy Elliott will be featured in a new Doritos ad campaign debuting September 17, Billboard.com reports. In the clip, she is seen working on a new song and snacking on Doritos Collision, different-flavored chips that spur her to fuse a little country into her hip-hop track. A contest to be held on SnackStrongProductions.com will allow visitors to create their own mash-ups using Elliott’s track, although the prizes have yet to be determined. The site also features a help section in which Elliott will give tips. …

Listen up, punk-rockers: Unreleased and rare tracks by Panic! at the Disco, Gym Class Heroes, the Used, Cute Is What We Aim For, Sparta, Head Automatica and more fill up Press Play: Volume 1, a new comp that was put together by Photo Finish and Alternative Press. A portion of the proceeds from the September 25 release will go to the Keep a Breast Foundation, a nonprofit organization that fights breast cancer. …

The Disney Channel will air a special dance-along version of “High School Musical 2″ on September 8 at 8 p.m. ET, People reports. Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens and other castmembers will instruct viewers on how to mimic their dance moves during the opening and closing numbers. … Russell Simmons has stepped down from his post as CEO of Phat Fashions, the company he founded in 1992 that spawned Phat Farm clothing. “I leave the division and the brand in great hands. There are so many things I want to achieve, and this is the appropriate moment for me to move on to my next business venture,” the hip-hop mogul said in a statement. …

Mos Def is sounding off about José Padilla, the Guantánamo detainee who was convicted earlier this week of supporting terrorism. “We all know the history of insufficient evidence or testimony under duress — at the very least, legal circumstances that demand some sort of reinvestigation … basically saying these people are not the criminals they’re being made out to be,” he told The Associated Press on Thursday. Mos Def will participate this weekend in the 10th annual Black August benefit concert at New York’s Nokia Theatre. The event serves to create awareness about people who its organizers, the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, believe have been unfairly convicted — Talib Kweli, Saigon and Dead Prez are also on the bill. …

Music, martial arts and chess … how could members of the Wu-Tang Clan not be involved? RZA and GZA are participating in the Hip-Hop Chess Foundation’s first-ever Chess Kings Invitational, set for October 13 at the San Francisco Design Center. The rappers will talk on the tournament’s Life Strategies panel about how music, martial arts and chess — activities the organization uses to promote nonviolence — have affected their lives. …

Muse have plotted a handful of September dates with Juliette and the Licks: Seattle (September 9); Portland, Oregon (September 10); Orem, Utah (September 12); Dallas (September 16); Morrison, Colorado (September 18); Mesa, Arizona (September 20); and Irvine, California (September 21). Muse will also hit the San Diego Street Scene on September 22. … Ben Kweller just squeezed out a new seven-track live EP, Ben Kweller: Live and Solo at the Artists Den, that was recorded December 13 at New York’s Solo House. The disc of rarely performed songs is available now at digital outlets. …

System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian will shoot a video for “Praise the Lord, Pass the Ammunition,” from the rocker’s solo debut, Elect the Dead, at an undisclosed venue in Hollywood next week with director Greg Watermann (Mudvayne, Lamb of God). Extras are needed for the video — those interested in auditioning can e-mail Watermann at serjvideo@gregwatermann.com. … The track list for Thrice‘s upcoming LP The Alchemy Index: Vols. I & II – Fire & Water has been revealed. Fire will boast six cuts, including “The Messenger,” “Backdraft” and “Burn the Fleet”; Water will also contain six tunes, among them “Open Water,” “Night Diving” and “Kings Upon the Main.” Look for the discs to hit stores October 16. …

A writer/producer who worked on “In Living Color” and created Nickelodeon’s “Roundhouse” is suing the Walt Disney Company, claiming it stole his idea for “Hannah Montana,” Reuters reports. In the suit, Morris Taylor “Buddy” Sheffield says he pitched Disney Channel executives the idea for a kids’ show about a high school student who leads a secret life as a pop star. Sheffield also claims Disney could owe him and his production company millions in lost profits and damages, and he wants compensation for legal fees. A Disney Channel spokesperson told the news service the network had no comment. …

Kirsten Dunst‘s penthouse suite at a hotel in Manhattan, New York, was robbed earlier this month, according to court records obtained by AP. Thieves got away with a $13,000 handbag, cell phone, $2,500 in cash, an iPod, two digital cameras and ID cards belonging to the actress, who had been in the city to shoot scenes for her upcoming flick “How to Lose Friends and Alienate People.” One suspect was arraigned Wednesday on burglary and grand-larceny charges, and is being held on $50,000 bond. …

Hellyeah — the band featuring members of Mudvayne, Pantera and Nothingface — are on the hunt for a dozen women they’d like to act as their “Hellyeah girls.” The winners will be featured in the band’s 2008 calendar — to enter, contestants need to post an audition video to Break.com and send a link to the clip to hellyeahtv@gmail.com. … The Dillinger Escape Plan will headline a U.S. tour this fall set to kick off October 4 in Cleveland, Ohio. Just five dates have been confirmed, but more will be announced in the coming weeks. The trek will also feature A Life Once Lost, Behold … the Arctopus and Genghis Tron. Dillinger’s forthcoming LP, Ire Works, lands in stores November 13. …

The resurrected Jesus & Mary Chain are heading back to the studio to record their first studio album in nine years. The band will also treat four West Coast cities to more concerts: Las Vegas (October 20); Anaheim, California (October 22); Los Angeles (October 23) and San Francisco (October 26-27). … Queen guitarist Brian May has finished his doctorate in a crazy little thing called astrophysics — he was awarded his Imperial College qualification on Thursday in London. May had been an astrophysics student before joining the band 37 years ago but dropped out as Queen became successful. His thesis? “Radical Velocities in the Zodiacal Dust Cloud.” …

Ted Nugent is at it again. The controversial right-wing rocker went on a profanity-spewed tirade at a concert last week, according to video footage posted on LiveLeak.com. With machine guns in his hands, a camouflaged Nugent yelled, “Obama, he’s a piece of sh–, and I told him to suck on my machine gun. … And then I was in New York. I said, ‘Hey Hillary, you might want to ride one of these into the sunset.’ ” He also went off on Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer before saying, “Any questions?” and shouting, “Freedom!”