Lindsay Lohan To Spend Five Days With Father; Plus Britney Spears, Heidi Montag, Lil Wayne, Fabolous, Kanye West & More, In For The Record

Spears fans want 'More' on iTunes; Montag admits to plastic surgery; Weezy and Fab's show to help spread drinking and driving awareness.

Lindsay Lohan‘s father, Michael, will spend five days with the troubled starlet at a remote lodge in the Utah mountains as part of her recovery, People reports. The two saw each other for the first time in three and a half years when Michael visited Lindsay at the Cirque Lodge rehab center in early September. “It can only help her recovery,” Lindsay’s mother, Dina, told People in an e-mail of the visit, which is set to begin Tuesday morning. “It’s time to mend. He is visiting Lindsay alone because we are giving her dad a chance to make amends.” …

Britney Spears may not have wowed audiences at the VMAs with her dancing, but fans are still apparently digging her music. Spears’ current single, “Gimme More,” sits atop the digital-sales charts on iTunes and is at #8 on the iPhone ringtone charts, just before former love Justin Timberlake‘s “SexyBack.” …

Heidi Montag has admitted to Us Weekly that she did indeed undergo breast augmentation and rhinoplasty earlier this year, as had been previously speculated. The “Hills” star told the magazine, “I’ve always been very insecure about my body. … If I was with a guy and there was a girl next to me with big boobs, I would be like, ‘Oh my God, he’s looking at her!’ … I hated my nose too. I have my dad’s nose, which is huge.” Startlingly, Montag suggested the medical procedures might have mattered even more than life itself. “Right before I went in, I was like, ‘What if I don’t wake up? Oh, this is scary.’ Then I thought, ‘I don’t care. If I don’t wake up, it’s worth it.’ I just wanted it so badly.” …

Last week was all about partying for September birthday boys T.I., Young Jeezy and Lil Wayne. The three celebrated their birthdays several days ago at T.I.’s Club Crucial in Atlanta with a joint salute to themselves. On Friday, Wayne hosted his official 25th b-day party in Miami with a Harlem Renaissance-themed yacht party called the “Black and White Baller Bash.” Diddy, T.I., Juelz Santana and Rick Ross were some of the 300 people cruising with Weezy F. Baby. And on Sunday, Young Jeezy went so fly with his birthday party that he held it in an Atlanta airplane hangar. T.I., Chingy, Jermaine Dupri, Ne-Yo and Yung Joc came out to that bash. … Speaking of one of those partygoers, Juelz Santana is reaching out to the kids by joining the Stay in School Concert set to go down October 17 at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom. Jim Jones, DJ Cipha Sounds and Lil Mama are also participating in the event, which is being put on by the Entertainers 4 Education Alliance — a nonprofit helping provide at-risk youth with positive alternatives to negative behavior through education. …

Lil Wayne and Fabolous‘ Monday (October 1) concert at the University of Florida, Gainesville, will help spread drinking and driving awareness, the campus’ Independent Florida Alligator reports. A portion of the proceeds from the show will go to the Corey Dahlem Benevolent Fund, which was set up after the police officer was killed by a drunk driver following the school’s basketball-championship game in the spring. … Hold your breath: Kanye West has started a blog. He recently launched a blog on Kanye UniverseCity and has put up a clip of his recent performance on “Saturday Night Live,” party pics, videos by Lupe Fiasco and Feist and more. …

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony are doubling their fun with a joint tour, which launched Friday with a two-night stand in Atlantic City, New Jersey, but while the two are hoping their relationship helps their careers, Lopez’s former flame Ben Affleck says their romance hurt his acting reputation. “It was probably bad for my career,” he told Details of their relationship, which lasted from 2002-’04. “What happens is this sort of bleed-over from the tabloids across your movie work. I ended up in an unfortunate crosshair position where I was in a relationship and [the media] mostly lied and inflated a bunch of salacious stuff for the sake of selling magazines. And I paid a certain price for that.” …

Paula Abdul is getting ready for the seventh season of “American Idol,” which starts in January — but she might be expecting something even bigger in the near future. She told USA Today that having children is “the next step in my life,” adding that she would like to give birth “definitely within the next two years. I thought by now I’d have three grown children.” Adbul, who has been roaming the country as part of the “Idol” auditions, also said: “With modern medicine, people are having kids in their 40s and even up until their late 40s. In their 50s, they’re having their second child. If it doesn’t happen naturally like that, I would always consider adopting.” … Pamela Anderson‘s application for a marriage license with former Paris Hilton beau Rick Salomon has been granted by Clark County, Nevada’s Marriage License Bureau, according to The Associated Press. The license means the couple can get married any time during the next year. Anderson had previously been married to Kid Rock and Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee. …

Looks like the Spice Girls haven’t lost their “girl power” — the reunited group’s London concert, set for December 15 at the O2 arena, sold out in a mere 38 seconds, BBC News reports. Three more dates — for December 16 and 18 and January 2 — have been added to the reunion run and will be sold exclusively to fans via e-mail. … Ghostface, Rakim and Brother Ali will hit the tarmac together as part of the inaugural Hip Hop Live! tour, which will span an October 29 gig in Los Angeles through a November 21 show in Philadelphia. The innovative show will find the rhyme-slingers backed by a 10-piece instrumental band, the Rhythm Roots Allstars. … Nikki Sixx, Butch Walker, Felix Da Housecat, Howie B and Kelis have joined the international judging panel for the 2007 Diesel:U:Music Awards, which will take place Wednesday at London’s Koko Club. They will vote based on music the participating artists uploaded at Diesel-U-Music.com.

Ex-Pantera frontman Phil Anselmo has opened up to Revolver about “Mourn,” a “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott tribute track that appears on his band Down‘s latest album, III – Over the Under. “That’s a very hard, hard song for me to really … honestly, the song speaks for itself,” he said. “It’s about feeling isolated from my family in Texas, feelings about the obvious … deep, deep, deep feelings every day. You know, I’ve been very quiet ever since [Dimebag's death], but it’s all good. I decided a while ago that, yes, absolutely there is a proper time to mourn, and that he deserves a celebration of his life, and that’s the path that I’ve chosen. Every action I do, I think of him. Every push-up I do, I think of him. Every time I hit a line, or I’m working in the studio, I can hear him saying, ‘You can do better.’ So that’s what gets me through the hard times, the trying times, is his positivity.” …

Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello‘s alter ego, the Nightwatchman, has been named the support act for System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian‘s upcoming North American solo tour. Morello will play his own headlining date October 11 in Nashville and then join Tankian in Chicago (October 12), Toronto (October 14), Boston (October 15), New York (October 17), Philadelphia (October 18) and Atlanta (October 20). … Deftones frontman Chino Moreno‘s Team Sleep side project will take to the road in November for a string of gigs. Joining them on the trek will be former From First to Last frontman Sonny Moore, Monster in the Machine and Strata. The tour kicks off November 29 in Orangevale, California, and continues through December 16 in San Francisco. … The Mars Volta‘s next album won’t drop until next year. Bedlam in Goliath, which had been planned for a fall release, has bumped to January 29 for unknown reasons. …

Sylvester Stallone and the crew of his “Rambo” sequel, “John Rambo,” witnessed firsthand the aftermath of horrific atrocities happening in Myanmar while filming the movie along the country’s border, according to AP. “I witnessed the aftermath — survivors with legs cut off and all kinds of land-mine injuries, maggot-infested wounds and ears cut off,” Stallone, who returned to the U.S. eight days ago, told the wire service Monday (October 1). “We hear about Vietnam and Cambodia, and this was more horrific.” The actor left neighboring country Thailand before the Myanmar government began cracking down on pro-democracy protests last week. … Nelson Mandela is planning a fifth AIDS awareness concert, for December 1 in Johannesburg, South Africa, AP reports. “I am very delighted that we are engaging the youth in schools, communities and through the media breaking the silence and stigmas around HIV and AIDS and making them realize that the power to beat the pandemic lies in their own hands,” Mandela said in a statement. More than 30 to-be-announced international and local acts — and 50,000 concert attendees — are expected for the event, which is being held in conjunction with World AIDS Day. …

Duran Duran are headed to Broadway. The English new-wave veterans will play a nine-show run at the Barrymore Theatre in New York during the first two weeks of November to promote the upcoming release of their Red Carpet Massacre album, which drops November 13. The group will play the entire LP — which features production from Timbaland and Danjahandz and a cameo from Justin Timberlake — each night, then sprinkle in some classic hits. Tickets will cost $75, $125 and $150. … Add the Pipettes to the growing list of bands canceling U.S. treks due to visa problems — the British female pop trio has postponed a series of dates on its upcoming North American tour. The outing was originally set to start Tuesday in Chicago but will now launch October 25 in Los Angeles. …

David Gilmour says he has no desire to reunite with his Pink Floyd bandmates, despite a recent European poll in which fans clamored for the band to do so. He claims he’s focused on his solo career. “I can’t see why I would want to be going back to that old thing,” he explained recently to Rolling Stone. “It’s very retrogressive. I want to look forward, and looking back isn’t my joy. I don’t know how one puts it, but going back into all that just wouldn’t bring me joy. It’s my time of life to be selfish — please myself.” Last week, digital-music firm Music Choice published a poll in which 26 percent of respondents said Floyd top their list of bands they’d like to see reunite. …

Tuesday could be a pivotal day in the ongoing war between the Recording Industry Association of America and rogue downloaders. According to Wired magazine, the RIAA will face off in a courtroom with a Minnesota mother in the first copyright jury trial that could set a precedent on the amount of proof a jury would have to consider to find a defendant liable for copyright infringement. The mother, Jannie Thomas, has adamantly claimed she did not download the 1,702 audio files she is accused of sharing on Kazaa in 2005. …

The Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art has closed “Thanksgiving,” an installation of pictures by American photographer Nan Goldin that are owned by Elton John, at the singer’s request amid a police investigation over whether a photo of two girls violates child-pornography laws, AP reports. … A man who pleaded guilty in a plot to extort more than $1 million from Tom Cruise for the actor’s stolen wedding photos was found dead in his home, according to an AP report. Investigators believe David Hans Schmidt, 47, who had been under house arrest and faced up to two years in federal prison, committed suicide. He was found dead in his home Friday afternoon after police noticed a tracker placed on him had not moved, and he had not checked in.

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Beyoncé‘s planned concert in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, has been canned amid protests by local Muslim groups, Billboard reports. The groups are reportedly upset that the singer has refused to obey the country’s strict dress code for performers, although the November 1 concert’s promoter, Pineapple Concert, did not give a reason for the cancellation in a statement issued Friday (September 28). Female performers are not allowed to show skin from the tops of their chests to their knees. In August, Gwen Stefani‘s concert in the country was also preceded by protests for the same reason — but she reluctantly abided by the guidelines, saying in a press conference before the show that she had made a “major sacrifice.” …

Ludacris, Yung Joc, Angels & Airwaves, Fabolous, Keyshia Cole, the Red Jumpsuit Apparatus and Busta Rhymes will hit the stage October 6 at Radio City Music Hall in New York for the Boost Mobile RockCorps volunteer show, to be hosted by Nick Cannon. The concert will act as a reward to 5,000 Big Apple volunteers who have carried out at least four hours of service in their community. Earlier in the day, Luda, along with pro skateboarder Terry Kennedy and snowboarder Keir Dillon, will join 100 NYC volunteers to revitalize Manhattan’s DeWitt Clinton Park. …

R. Kelly‘s child-pornography trial, which was to have started September 17 in Chicago, doesn’t have a new start date in sight. In a status hearing on Friday, the only thing that was determined, according to the state’s attorney’s office, is the next status hearing date, for November 2. … Owen Wilson is “doing really well,” Ben Stiller told Ellen DeGeneres on her talk show on Friday. “I sort of like to protect his privacy, ’cause I feel like it’s his own thing. But he’s a really good friend of mine. He’s an incredible guy, and I wish him as everybody does, all the best.” The two actors were due to begin shooting “Tropic Thunder” this month, but Wilson dropped out of the flick following a suicide attempt in late August. His role has since been filled by Matthew McConaughey. …

Nicole Richie has enrolled in an alcohol-education program that will last 18 months, according to People. The socialite, who was arrested for driving under the influence in December, reportedly signed up for the SB 38 Alcohol Program on Wednesday. The program involves 52 hours of group counseling; in-person, biweekly interviews; and 12 hours of alcohol education. … Richie probably won’t be too happy to hear about Think Skateboards’ fall line of decks. The line’s “Jailbaits” series feature her mug shot — and Lindsay‘s and Paris‘ — with a thought bubble hovering over each of their heads: Inside the bubble is the phrase, “If only I could Think.” … Joey Fatone, no stranger to Britney Spears, has some words of advice for the troubled singer. “Britney, call me, come over to my house, come to Orlando [Florida], get way from it all … it’s a good thing to get out of L.A.,” he recently told “Extra,” adding that Spears needs “some time to really heal.” Fatone admitted he hasn’t seen her in a while, but all the same, he said, “I’m here for you, sweetheart.” …

With Jamie Foxx‘s “The Kingdom,” a flick about a series of terrorist bombings in the Mideast, hitting theaters this weekend, it seems it was only a matter of time before the outspoken actor piped up with his views about U.S. intervention abroad. While promoting the film, he told MSNBC that he doesn’t see an end in sight to the Iraq war — and that President Bush’s big problem is that he lacks “charisma.” “It’s not the way America has handled the war, it’s the way George Bush has handled it,” the actor said. “I think George Bush and the guys that are there just don’t have the charisma to pull off the things that they’re trying to do. I can understand if you want to go to war, but how do you go to war? They go to war in a high-risk, high-return or high-risk, no-return … situation. You’ll be in Iraq for another 30 years. You can’t get out.” Foxx added that he’s supporting presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama, but that he’ll support whoever wins the Democratic nomination. …

Uncle Kracker (real name: Matthew Shafer) was given a 60-day suspended sentence, 12 months of probation and a $1,500 fine after pleading guilty to an assault charge in a Wake County, North Carolina, court on Friday, local TV station NBC17 reports. He must also complete a substance-abuse assessment as part of the plea deal. Kracker was arrested in August on a second-degree forcible-sex-offense charge after an alleged incident at a downtown Raleigh nightclub called the Ess Lounge. He wound up facing a lesser charge in light of the plea deal. … Kiefer Sutherland was formally charged with two misdemeanor drunk-driving counts on Friday in Los Angeles. The actor, who is on probation for a drunk-driving charge in 2004, could face up to a year and a half in jail. Sutherland was arrested Tuesday morning in Hollywood after police pulled him over for making an illegal U-turn. …

U2‘s Bono accepted the Liberty Medal for his humanitarian work in Africa on Thursday night in Philadelphia, according to The Associated Press. Bono urged Americans to work toward solving the world’s problems and spoke of those who are without freedom. “When you are trapped by poverty, you are not free,” he said. “When trade laws prevent you from selling the food you grew, you are not free. When you are a monk in Burma this very week, barred from entering a temple because of your gospel of peace … well, then none of us are truly free.” Bono was presented with the award by last year’s co-recipient, President George H.W. Bush, at the National Constitution Center. The award carries a $100,000 prize, which the rocker plans to donate to humanitarian organizations. …

A new Radiohead Web site has popped up hinting that they might be planning a big announcement this weekend. Radioheadlp7.com is displaying a countdown clock, set to expire Saturday morning. Given that the lads have been leaving several coded messages on their Web site regarding their forthcoming seventh set, which they recently finished, some are speculating the new site will spill all of the beans on the outing. Only time will tell. … Cat Power is blanketing her fans with cover songs again. The indie starlet has lumped together a sequel to her noted 2000 collection, The Covers Record, according to Billboard. The track list has yet to be revealed for Covers II which is due January 22. …

Ryan Adams reportedly threw another in-concert tantrum, this time at a show Thursday night in Minneapolis, according to AP. The singer/guitarist was reportedly complaining throughout the evening about the sound monitors, at one point moving two of them and other equipment. About an hour and 10 minutes into the show, Adams said he’d be playing his last song and didn’t come back for an encore, spurring concertgoers to boo. Four years ago, Adams gave an even more tumultuous performance, during which he also complained about the sound, at the city’s First Avenue venue. …

Evanescence have tapped Australian rockers Sick Puppies as the support act for their upcoming tour, which is scheduled to launch October 23 in Miami and run through December 4 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. … The reunited Sex Pistols have booked an invite-only gig in Hollywood. The band will take the stage at the Roxy Theatre on October 25 for a show that’s being co-sponsored by Indie.103.1, the radio station Steve Jones DJs for, and “Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock,” which includes a newly re-recorded version of the Pistols’ “Anarchy in the U.K.” …

Remember EMF? Well, as “Unbelievable” — or “crumbelievable” (so goes the Kraft commercial knockoff of the band’s song) — as it may sound, the band will reunite for a London gig set for December 18. It will be the first time in five years the boys have performed together in a public forum. The band announced on its Web site that Pop Will Eat Itself‘s Richard March will take over on bass for original member Zac Foley, who died in 2002 from a drug overdose. …

According to former Offenders drummer Pat Doyle, his former bandmate, bassist Mikey Donaldson, died in his sleep on Saturday in Barcelona, Spain. He was 46. An official cause of death has yet to be determined. “Mikey is universally regarded as one of the most innovative and inimitable masters of the bass guitar,” Doyle said. “He played his Rickenbacker like it was an outsized rhythm guitar. Mikey pioneered an aggressive speed-picking style and liberal employment of bass chords that few have been able to emulate in the past 20 years. He will be sorely missed.”