My Chemical Romance Frontman Gets Hitched; Plus Lindsay Lohan, Busta Rhymes, Amy Winehouse, Usher, Jennifer Lopez & More, In For The Record

Lohan attorney seeks dismissal of negligence suit; Busta trial postponed until November; Winehouse performs at last.

My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way got married over the weekend, his representative confirmed to MTV News on Wednesday (September 5). The Projekt Revolution tour, which featured the band, ended Monday in Englewood, Colorado, and Denver radio station 93.3 FM reports that Way married Mindless Self Indulgence bassist Lyn Z that evening at the venue, the Coors Amphitheatre. MSI were on the Projekt Revolution tour as well and are slated to support MCR on their European tour beginning October 30. …

Lindsay Lohan attorney Alfred Gerisch filed a brief late last week supporting the starlet’s request for the dismissal of all or part of a negligence suit that had been filed against her over an October 2005 car crash, according to Los Angeles TV station CBS 2. In the brief, Gerisch claimed Raymundo Ortega is using lies about Lohan being drunk at the time of the crash “as a battering ram to force a settlement.” Gerisch cited as the evidence a police report that called Lohan an “innocent victim” and stipulated alcohol was not involved in the incident, although Ortega’s attorney Robert G. Klein has called the document hearsay. A hearing on Lohan’s motions is set for Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court. …

Busta Rhymes (real name: Trevor Smith) saw his trial postponed Wednesday after the prosecutor and the defense lawyer said they weren’t ready to begin, The Associated Press reports. Instead, a judge ordered the rapper to appear in court November 7 for hearings on charges of attacking two men, driving drunk and driving with a suspended license. He previously rejected a deal that would land him in jail for a year. …

Looking healthier than she had prior to her reported drug overdose and hospitalization last month, Amy Winehouse took the stage at Tuesday night’s Mercury Awards show in England to sing “Love Is a Losing Game.” It was the singer’s first public performance since she announced the postponement of her fall U.S. tour and cancellation of her VMA appearance on doctor’s orders to rest. … Usher — who just remarried pregnant wife Tameka Foster on Saturday — is making another lifestyle change: He has put his five-bedroom in metro Atlanta’s Country Club of the South community up for sale, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. The asking price for the house — which Usher bought from L.A. Reid — is a cool $1.9 million. …

A judge on Wednesday approved Jennifer Lopez‘s $545,000 arbitration award in a lawsuit against her first husband. Also in accordance with a court-ordered arbitrator’s decision early last month, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael C. Solner issued a permanent injunction barring Ojani Noa from publishing negative details about the singer/actress. Lopez had filed the breach-of-contract lawsuit over Noa’s plans to publish a tell-all book in which he was expected to claim Lopez had multiple affairs. Solner also told Noa to give Lopez all copies of materials related to the book, and denied his request for another 30 days to find a lawyer. …

It sounds like fans aren’t feeling the American Idols Live Tour this time around. Halfway through the outing, there were no sellouts for the first 30 shows on the tour, with only one date topping the 93 percent capacity mark — a gig in winner Jordin Sparks‘ home state of Arizona — Billboard Boxscore reports. Compare that to last year’s tour, which boasted appearances from Taylor Hicks, Chris Daughtry, Katharine McPhee and Elliott Yamin — and had 17 sellouts in its first 30 dates and 10 shows with more than 93 percent capacity. Boxscore reports 14 of first 30 shows for the current tour were below 60 percent capacity and a gig in Birmingham, Alabama, was at an anemic 38.9 percent. …

Bono, J.K. Rowling, Russell Simmons and — sure, why not? — Homer Simpson rub elbows with Bill Gates, President Bush and Oprah Winfrey on USA Today‘s most-influential-people list, which came out Tuesday. … Master P is going Green — well, in a sense. The hip-hop mogul is joining forces with none other than Seth Green for “Play the Industry,” a new role-playing video game with a hip-hop theme, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “Play the Industry” will feature a 3-D world and allow gamers to become a star hip-hop artist, athlete, power broker and more. A late 2009 release is being targeted. …

Apparently $31 million isn’t good enough for Rob Zombie. While the director’s “Halloween” scared up a whopping figure at the box office over the weekend, he’s “not going to do any more ‘Halloween’ movies, or any more remakes of any kind,” he told EW.com. In fact, Zombie isn’t even so sure he’ll be sticking to horror when it comes to his recent deal with Dimension Films. “I signed up for two more pictures, but not two more ‘Halloween’ pictures. They’re going to be original stuff — and I don’t necessarily know that they’re going to be related to the horror genre either.” … Daniel Radcliffe is “terrified” over the prospect of acting on Broadway. He told Reuters that “Equus” — for which he appeared nude in the London production — might open in New York late next year. “It will be amazing, but I will be terrified,” the actor said of the prospect. “I would be very nervous because I think that [the audiences are] even more discerning than in London.” …

For a guy who isn’t planning to release an album anytime soon, Beck sure is busy. In addition to “Timebomb,” the new track he pumped out last month, he’s spruced up Philadelphia psych-rockers Dr. Dog‘s “The Girl” with a new remix. The song will appear on a Dr. Dog 7-inch in October, and the B-side will be a cover of the band’s “Heart It Races” by Architecture in Helsinki. Dr. Dog will tour with Wilco starting Tuesday and ending September 21. … Pop Montreal has put together a snappy lineup for its five-day stint October 3-7. The fest will host Hot Hot Heat, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Patti Smith, Black Mountain and more. …

The annual Bridge School Benefit concert hosted by Neil Young at the Shoreline Amphitheatre near San Francisco will boast the usual mix of old friends and new faces this year, with unplugged sets from John Mayer; Metallica; Eddie Vedder with Flea and Jack Irons; Tom Waits with the Kronos Quartet; Tegan and Sara; Regina Spektor; Jerry Lee Lewis; and, of course, host Young. The shows will take place October 27-28. … Warped Tour has come to a close — so naturally, it’s time to move on to founder Kevin Lyman’s other big shindig: next year’s Taste of Chaos. Atreyu will headline the fest, with dates and additional acts to be announced in the coming months. …

Closing arguments in the Phil Spector murder trial began Wednesday, with prosecutors delivering a multimedia presentation that traced the events leading up to the death of Lana Clarkson, the Los Angeles Times reports. The defense objected to part of the presentation, asking Superior Court Judge Larry Paul Fidler to declare a mistrial, but he refused. The defense is due to begin its closing statements Thursday, and jury deliberations will likely begin Friday. …

Jude Law was arrested outside his London home late Tuesday after allegedly attacking a photographer there, according to the U.K.’s Press Association. The actor voluntarily went to a police station after the incident, which is under investigation. … Nicole Kidman was engaged to marry another man in between her marriages with Tom Cruise and Keith Urban, she divulged to Vanity Fair, although she did not identify the person. “I got engaged to somebody … but it just wasn’t right,” she told the magazine for its October cover story. The actress also said she didn’t have any regrets about marrying Cruise. My agents told me, ‘Once you become Mrs. Tom Cruise, you do know your career is going to die.’ I was appalled. I was like, ‘Hello?’ I’m in love, and I don’t care if it’s shooting myself in the foot. I’d much rather be married and have a family.’ ” …

Legendary tenor Luciano Pavarotti, who has pancreatic cancer, is in very serious condition, according to AP. He has been suffering kidney problems and losing consciousness while recovering after a recent hospital stay. …

New Model Army have scrapped their planned tour of North America due to visa complications. … As the Strokes continue their hiatus, guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. announced on his MySpace blog last week that he is headed back into the studio to work on the follow-up to his solo debut, Yours to Keep. “I’m happy to say that at the end of October we are going in for round two,” Hammond wrote. “We are going into Electric Lady Studios for five weeks to record the second record.” Hammond said he plans to videotape some of the sessions and show the clips on his MySpace page.

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In Style‘s readers have voted, and Justin Timberlake, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Fergie are among the sexiest stars in the constellation. TV and movie stars dominate the Sexy Portfolio, part of the magazine’s 10th annual Sexy Poll, which garnered 50,000 votes on InStyle.com. Fergie is the only musician to get “hot-to-the-touch” status (her 14 fellow hotties include Terrence Howard, Isla Fisher, Ben Stiller and more). “Cleavage is in-your-face, a bare stomach is overt, but a bare leg is always sexy and appropriate,” Fergie said, explaining her appeal. “I’m pretty out there in my videos, but in real life, I feel sexier when I’m more subtle. Josh [Duhamel, her boyfriend] agrees. It’s better to be alluring than too available.” Beyond the Portfolio, “Grey’s Anatomy” won Sexiest TV Cast; Jolie earned Sexiest Movie Star Whose Va-Va-Va-Voom You’d Like to Steal; Pitt and George Clooney tied for Sexiest Reasons to Spend $10 on a Movie; Pitt and Jolie nabbed Sexiest Too-Hot Twosome; Timberlake got the Sexiest Troubadour badge. Beyoncé, Shakira and Carrie Underwood tied for Sexiest Girl Found on on iTunes. …

(See Fergie, Terrence Howard, Ben Stiller and more make In Style‘s Sexy Poll. )

Britney Spears‘ lawyer says the singer has been cleared of recent complaints to child-welfare workers, People.com reports. “It does not appear [Los Angeles County] will pursue any action at this time,” Laura Wasser said at a hearing in Spears’ child-custody battle with ex-husband Kevin Federline. According to the site, there will be three more court hearings in the dispute this year, during which Federline’s request for primary custody of sons Sean Preston and Jayden James will be considered. His attorney Mark Vincent Kaplan is seeking depositions from Spears’ assistant, former nanny and others close to her. Meanwhile, Spears bodyguard Cesar Julio Camera has been officially charged with misdemeanor battery after wrestling with a pair of men who were trying to photograph the singer with her children in Las Vegas in July. …

Owen Wilson has returned to his home in Santa Monica, California, after attempting suicide last week, Fox News reports. Director Wes Anderson — who collaborated with Wilson on September 28′s “The Darjeeling Limited,” as well as “The Royal Tenenbaums” and more films — talked to reporters at the Venice Film Festival on Monday, saying Wilson is “doing very well.” “Owen wishes he could be with us,” Anderson said. “We all miss having him. Obviously he has been through a lot this week. I can tell you he has been doing very well, he has been making us laugh. When he is ready he’s going to speak for himself much better than any of us could.” …

Game (real name: Jayceon Terrell Taylor) will stand trial on three felony charges stemming from a pickup basketball game in Los Angeles in February, TMZ.com reports. His next court date is September 25. Game is charged with three counts of making a criminal threat, possession of a firearm in a school zone and exhibiting a firearm in the presence of an officer. The rapper, who is free on $50,000 bail, faces more than five years in state prison if convicted. …

The full itinerary for Kelly Clarkson‘s rescheduled tour in support of My December will carry the singer through a 26-city outing. The trek begins with a string of three dates at the Beacon Theatre in New York (October 14-16) and also ropes in two home-state gigs, in Dallas and Houston. The seven-week tour — which replaces a scrapped summer tour — will have Clarkson playing more intimate theaters than the arenas she was originally booked into, including the Orpheum in Boston (October 23); Fillmore in Detroit (October 28); Paramount Theater in Denver (November 5); and the legendary Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on December 3. … Take a seat, Amy WinehouseKlaxons have scooted by the starlet and picked up the U.K.’s prestigious Mercury Prize for their debut, Myths of the Near Future. The band also nudged past the Arctic Monkeys, Jamie T and others. …

Usher made it official again on Saturday. The 28-year-old singer married pregnant wife Tameka Foster, 37, in a large, glitzy ceremony in Atlanta a few weeks after the pair got officially hitched in a civil ceremony. People.com reports that 200 people attended the wedding at a 16th-century-style French chateau resort outside Atlanta. The lavish wedding came nearly a month after their previously scheduled wedding was called off at the last minute. … Halle Berry is three months pregnant with her first child. She’s due to have the baby, whose father is Berry’s boyfriend Gabriel Aubry, on Valentine’s Day. … Tobey Maguire tied the knot with his fiancee, jewelry designer Jennifer Meyer, in Hawaii over the weekend, according to “Entertainment Tonight.” Leonardo DiCaprio was among those who reportedly attended the ceremony. …

Evanescence have sketched out new tour dates for the U.S. and Mexico. Amy Lee will take her troupe through Florida and Texas from October 23-31, then head to Mexico for three shows to be held November 3, 5 and 7. After that, they’ll plow through the States from November 10-December 4. …

Zac Efron denies that money is the deciding factor in whether he takes part in “High School Musical 3″ — he says it’s all about the script. The actor told People, “There’s no feuding with ‘High School Musical,’ ” and added, “If the script is good and if we all agree on a final script, then there’s nothing that is going to hold us back from doing [a third installment].” …

Hulk Hogan has spoken out on last week’s car crash involving his son, Nick Bollea, saying he didn’t think anyone had survived. “We were going to get something to eat and Nick paged me and said, ‘Dad, I want to go early, because we don’t have a table at the restaurant,’ ” he told TV’s “The Insider” in an interview set to air Tuesday (September 4). “As I was going down our normal route, I saw this yellow car, and it happened to be twisted … and there were ambulances there and police were there, and — bam — [I realized that] it was my car.” Hogan also commented on his son’s condition and that of John Graziano, the passenger who is still in critical condition. “Nick is doing good,” Hogan said. “He’s got a broken arm, some broken ribs, some neck problems and some stuff wrong with his knees, but he’s hanging in there. He’s living at the hospital with John. He’s going to be OK, and John’s going to be OK, and we’re going to move forward.” …

The new single from Dave Matthews, the live favorite “Eh Hee,” debuted Tuesday on iTunes. The video for the song, co-directed by Matthews, will be available as a free iTunes download for a week. The track, on which Matthews sings all vocals and plays all the instruments, is not tied to any upcoming release. … PJ Harvey is planning two live performances around the release of her next album, White Chalk, which drops September 25. She’ll perform October 10 at the Beacon Theatre in New York and October 15 at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles. …

DragonForce guitarist Herman Li performed with Tool during their August 22 gig at London’s Brixton Academy. He performed a guitar solo in the middle of “Lateralus.” … H.I.M. and Bleeding Through will hit the road next month for a trek that is set to run through December. The first gig is booked for October 18 in Sayreville, New Jersey, the jaunt will wind down December 2 in New York. … Bloodsimple have been forced to drop off the tail end of this year’s Family Values Tour, as frontman Tim Williams needed dental surgery. The band’s sophomore LP, Red Harvest, is slated for release October 9. … Alice in Chains plan to immortalize their August 21 acoustic gig at the Rave/ Eagles Club in Milwaukee with a to-be-scheduled live release. During the show, the band performed “Heaven Beside You,” “Angry Chair” and “Rooster,” as well as a cover of Elton John‘s “Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy.” … Tracks made famous by Stevie Wonder, Louis Armstrong and Aretha Franklin get a new shine on Frankie Valli‘s Romancing the ’60s, due October 2. …

Pete Doherty‘s drug case was postponed Tuesday after he failed to show up in court, Reuters reports. The case — which stems from the troubled rocker’s recent arrest on suspicion of drug possession in London — was adjourned until October 2 after West London Magistrates Court heard he had checked himself into rehab. … Bill Murray was dropping off people after a party when he was pulled over for speeding in a golf cart in Stockholm, Sweden, late last month, he said at the Venice Film Festival on Monday, The Associated Press reports. The police “asked me to come over and they assumed that I was drunk, and I explained to them that I was a golfer,” he said. Authorities took a blood test after Murray refused to submit to a breathalyzer test, and he could face drunken-driving charges. …

Bo Diddley was released from a hospital in Gainesville, Florida, on Saturday. The rock icon was hospitalized late last month after suffering a heart attack during a routine medical exam. … Jeffrey Carter Albrecht, 34, who played keyboard for Edie Brickell & the New Bohemians since 1999, was shot and killed early Monday morning in Dallas while trying to kick in the door of his girlfriend’s neighbor’s house. The neighbor, who believed a burglar was trying to break in, fired a shot through the door around 4 a.m, according to AP. Albrecht, who had also played with Brickell’s husband, Paul Simon, and who was prepping a solo album, died on the scene. No arrests had been made in the incident as of press time.