Justin Timberlake’s Deluxe Sounds; Plus Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan, 50 Cent, Ashlee Simpson & More, In For The Record

Spears to hold open casting call for dancers; Lohan countersues over 2005 crash; 50 talks with high schoolers.

Justin Timberlake‘s FutureSex/LoveSounds came out way back in September 2006, but he doesn’t want you to forget about him this holiday season. The singer has compiled two new gifts for fans: a special edition of the album and a new DVD to boot. FutureSex/LoveSounds Deluxe Edition, due November 27, will feature his “Until the End of Time” duet with Beyoncé and other to-be-named bonus tracks featuring big-name artists. The reissue will also house a bonus DVD with unreleased concert footage, making-of clips, director commentaries and more. The double-DVD “FutureSex/LoveShow Live From Madison Square Garden,” on the other hand, will drop a week earlier — and only be available at Best Buy. Expect to see the August 15 concert in full on the disc, as well as before and after footage, song-by-song commentary from JT, backstage clips, interviews and more. …

Britney Spears is inviting her fans — the ones who haven’t been too turned off by VMA performance or new video, at least — to an open casting call for dancers on Monday (October 15) at the Millennium Dance Complex in North Hollywood, California. The tryouts will be held from 5-9 p.m., with “all styles welcome,” according to “Access Hollywood.” The tryouts will be for an upcoming tour and her next video, although it’s not yet known for which song it will be. Spears reportedly planned to hold the auditions last week but was a no-show. …

Lindsay Lohan has filed a countersuit against a man who accused her of negligence and drinking when she hit his parked van in West Hollywood, California, in October 2005. According to CBS’ Los Angeles TV affiliate, the actress is asking for more than $75,000 in damages for the repair of her car and the cost of renting other vehicles after she hit the vehicle owned by Raymundo Ortega, who subsequently sued Lohan for at least $200,000 in damages. She also says Ortega made an illegal U-turn and that he and an unspecified number of defendants were “negligent in the ownership, operation, repairs and maintenance” of his van, according to the suit. As for Ortega’s claim that she drove drunk, Lohan says the California Highway Patrol report — which his lawyers have called hearsay — does not support that allegation. The suit says Ortega made the drunk-driving claim “as a battering ram to force a settlement.” A trial date for both suits has been set for April 7. …

50 Cent got real with a roomful of high school students in Connecticut on Friday, which was named “50 Cent Curtis Jackson Day” in Bridgeport, the Connecticut Post reports. More than 50 juniors and seniors from three high schools were invited to Mayor John M. Fabrizi’s office for what they were initially told was a discussion with city and school officials about services for young people, but they got a surprise visit from 50, who told them to look past some of his lyrics and judge him by the man he has become. “I say in one of my songs I hate cops. I don’t hate cops,” he said, reportedly nodding to Bridgeport Chief of Police Bryan T. Norwood. “But I am expressing the feelings of a young boy who sees the cops take his brother away, and hates them for it.” When asked how he could rectify his beliefs with some of his other lyrics, he said, “Rap is very competitive. You can’t show your vulnerabilities, or another artist will use that against you in their content. Also, you don’t paint the whole picture at one time, with one color. I want to show more of my character, but it has to come out over time.” 50, who has been in Bridgeport filming a new movie, “Righteous Kill,” said he’s been wanting to get involved in the city — so he presented a $25,000 check from his G-Unity Foundation to an education program called Hall Neighborhood House. During the events, 50 made two more interesting remarks — he suggested his feud with Kanye West was actually just a marketing ploy (“His label and my label are both owned by Universal Music Group”), and replied to a question about his moniker with a pun: “50 Cent is a metaphor. It means change.” …

Ashlee Simpson might have broken out a few tunes from her upcoming, yet-untitled LP over VMA weekend, but apparently it’s not quite there yet. The singer had originally aimed for the LP to come out in November, but her label has now slotted it for a first-quarter 2008 release. … Taking a cue from Avril Lavigne, Ashley Tisdale is on a mall tour to support her debut album, Headstrong. The “High School Musical 2″ star’s trek kicked off Sunday in Columbus, Ohio, and runs through November 1 in Dallas. … Beyoncé is heading to Shanghai. The singer will perform at the Chinese city on November 3 as part of her international tour — despite the fact that she previously had to scrap a show in Malaysia after it was preceded by dress-code problems. China previously canceled a show by boyfriend Jay-Z after calling his lyrics too “vulgar,” and officials also told the Rolling Stones in the past not to perform their racier material. Beyoncé is set to play Wednesday in Ethiopia and Saturday in Romania, after which she’ll hit Turkey, India, Thailand, Indonesia and then China — first on November 1 at Macau — Philippines, South Korea and Taiwan. …

Q-Tip brought out Stevie Wonder for his encore Sunday night at the Key Club in West Hollywood, California. The two performed “Superstition,” with DJ Scratch from the legendary EPMD on the ones and twos. … John Legend has pegged February 12 as the release date for Estelle‘s Shine, the first album to come via his HomeSchool label through Atlantic, Billboard reports. Legend acts as executive producer on the effort, while Wyclef Jean, Will.I.Am, Swizz Beatz and Mark Ronson also contribute production, and Kanye West and Cee-Lo make guest appearances. Legend told the mag he’s three songs into his next, yet-untitled album, which he hopes to have out in the summer. …

Pink knows how to party like an animal. The ardent People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals supporter hosted a party for the activist group’s president, Ingrid Newkirk, in Los Angeles over the weekend. The bash, which featured pink champagne and veggie “not” dogs among its offerings, served to boost Newkirk’s new book, “Let’s Have a Dog Party,” and Bill Maher, Kevin Nealon — and Pink’s dogs — were also in attendance. In other PETA news, the Suicide Girls will soon be seen in the group’s noted “We’d Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur” series — they are posing Monday for photos that will be used in the nude-ad campaign and other advertising efforts. …

Paris Hilton felt “empty” as a partygoer, and now she wants to “leave a mark on the world,” she told Newsweek for its new issue, which hits stands Monday. In the article — called “Ms. Hilton Gets Serious. Please Stop Laughing.” — she maps out plans for a five-day trip to Rwanda that will have her visiting schools and health-care clinics. “I’m scared, yeah. I’ve heard it’s really dangerous,” she said about going abroad. “I’ve never been on a trip like this before.” Scott Lazerson, founder of Playing for Good — the children’s charity the heiress will be traveling with — added that, “She’s using her celebrity and the cameras that follow her for the good of humanity.” The article also reveals that Lazerson is planning to film the trek and sell it as a reality show, called “The Philanthropist,” that would feature other celebrities helping the poor. …

What’s a Radiohead? That’s what at least one member of the Bush White House is wondering after Deputy Press Secretary Tony Fratto revealed that he’s a big fan of the band and plans to pick up its new album, In Rainbows, according to The Washington Times. Another deputy press secretary, Scott Stanzel, called himself an “appreciator” of Radiohead’s music as well, while National Security Council spokesman Gordon Johndroe added that he’s “90 percent sure” he’s got a few of their songs on his iPod — although none from 2003′s Hail to the Thief, which is widely considered to be a slam on the president. When Press Secretary Dana Perino was asked about the group, she replied, “I don’t even know what that is. Is that a band?” … Kirsten Dunst, Blondie frontwoman? Works for Deborah Harry. The group’s singer said she’s given Dunst her blessing to take on the role for an upcoming, yet-untitled Michel Gondry flick. “She’s probably capable of a lot of things she hasn’t been asked to do yet, and doing something that’s sort of left of center would be great for her,” Harry told AOL’s Spinner. “I’ve met with her a couple of times and hung out with her socially. She’s just a sweetie.” …

The Arcade Fire joined none other than Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band onstage at a Sunday show in their native Canada, Billboard reports. The indie-rockers joined the more seasoned squad for a rendition of “State Trooper,” then performed their own song “Keep the Car Running” with backing from the E Street Band at Ottawa’s Scotiabank Place. … Marilyn Manson‘s Chatsworth, California, mansion is on the market and can be yours for a cool $1.1 million, according to the Los Angeles Times. The five-bedroom abode features a recording studio, an office-library and a “bonus room.” There’s also a pool and a covered barbecue. … Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora, who checked into a rehab facility over the summer, botched his lines when he made an unexpected appearance on “Saturday Night Live” over the weekend. Host Jon Bon Jovi did his best to salvage the appearance by bringing his band onstage to play music. …

More good news for Led Zeppelin fans — not only is the band getting back together for a November 26 reunion gig, but it will soon be shaking up the digital sphere by making its songs available online. On Monday, Zep announced plans to make all their LPs available — as full albums, or à la carte — through all digital-music services on November 13. Their songs will soon be available as ringtones and mobile features in an exclusive deal with Verizon Wireless as well. The band also launched its MySpace page on Monday. In a separate deal, the band is expected to receive $60 million in exchange for lengthening its ties to music publisher Warner/ Chappell Music for at least 10 years, according to The New York Times. … The Police have put the kibosh on two more shows — their Monday and Tuesday concerts in Manchester, England — due to frontman Sting‘s throat infection. The band’s Friday and Saturday shows, set for Cardiff and London, respectively, will go ahead as planned. …

Houston rapper Big Moe (born Kenneth Moore) died on Sunday, The Associated Press reports. The 33-year-old rapper, a member of DJ Screw‘s Screwed Up Click posse, was best known for his 2002 single “Purple Stuff,” from his second album, Purple World.

Remember the Mighty Mighty Bosstones? Well, the long-dormant ska-core kings will return December 30 for a performance at the Hometown Throwdown in Cambridge, Massachusetts, following “numerous threats of bodily injury from the under-18 crowd,” the band joked on its MySpace page. No word on whether the band plans to write and record, but we’ll keep you posted. …

A pair of concerts slated to take place simultaneously in Tel Aviv, Israel, and the West Bank town of Jericho on Thursday — to support the call for a solution to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict — have been scrapped. The free shows, due to be headlined by Bryan Adams, were called off after Palestinian supporters reportedly said they were threatened over the stance of the show’s organizer, the One Voice group, which some Palestinians say ignores their perspectives on lasting peace and Palestinian refugee issues. The Jericho gig was canceled last week, according to a BBC News report, and Israeli organizers followed suit. …

Universal Music Chairman/CEO Doug Morris is hoping to join forces with other record companies to create an industry-owned music-subscription service to compete with iTunes, BusinessWeek reports. The magazine says Morris has already roped in Sony BMG Music Entertainment as a potential partner and is talking with Warner Music Group as well. The labels control a combined 75 percent of the music sold in the States. Morris also reportedly wants to involve wireless carriers and plans to name the service Total Music. …

Could Jon Peter Lewis be getting a second wind? The former “American Idol” contestant self-released his first album, Stories From Hollywood, in November 2006 after he didn’t have any luck scoring a major-label record contract after participating on the show. But now the disc is getting wider distribution thanks to a new deal with Iowa indie label Authentic Records. Lewis also has a new tour in the works — it starts November 15 in, fittingly, Cedar Falls, Iowa. …

And just when you thought you’d heard the last from Corey Clark, the former “Idol” contestant faces up to two years in jail and a potential fine of up to $150,000 after pleading guilty to a felony charge of harassment. Four other charges were dismissed as part of the plea deal. The harassment charge stems from Clark’s violation of a court order by placing calls to his father-in-law in August 2006. Months earlier, his wife, Monica Rodriguez Gonzalez, filed for the order — which banned him from contacting her or eight other people, including their child — after claiming he had abused her. Clark will be sentenced in early November in an Arizona court.

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Nicole Scherzinger is on the November cover of Blender and, beyond showing skin (naturally), she reveals that she was uncomfortable with herself in the early days of the Pussycat Dolls. “At my first photo shoot, I looked at the costumes and cried. I wasn’t used to showing so much of my body.” The singer makes another revelation: that she’s been single since August — when she broke up with “Laguna Beach” star Talan Torriero. She explained her frustration with dating, oddly dropping Ryan Gosling‘s name — who she has not been romantically attached to — along the way. “You get these crushes on guys, and then you meet them and you realize you just loved the role they were playing. Like, who doesn’t love Ryan Gosling after you see ‘The Notebook’? Then you meet the person and you’re like, ‘Huh? What?’ ” Scherzinger added that she’s holding out for “the hottest man in the universe.” The magazine hits newsstands Tuesday. …

Foxy Brown refused to get on a correction-department bus twice on Friday (October 12) for a court arraignment, The Associated Press reports. The rapper (real name: Inga Marchand), who is serving a one-year jail term for violating her probation, refused to take the bus from New York’s Rikers Island prison to a court in Brooklyn. She’s now due in the court Tuesday instead, and if she again refuses to get on the bus, authorities might put her in handcuffs and force her to go. …

Is Lindsay Lohan leaving L.A. for good? Her dad, Michael, told People that she’s been looking for a house in Utah and plans to return there to live, receive counseling and go to Alcoholics Anonymous meetings after filming her upcoming movie “Dare to Love Me” in Los Angeles. He also said when she leaves for L.A. on Monday to begin shooting the movie, she’ll be accompanied by a sober companion trained to deal with people overcoming addiction. “Lindsay’s companion is really, really tough, and she’s really nice, she’s an amazing lady, a great influence on Lindsay’s life,” he said. …

Beyoncé in your ear? The singer has her own clothing line and a handful of fragrances — now a new cell phone is being devoted to her. Samsung’s limited-edition Beyoncé Special Edition B’Phone handsets comes out November 4 on Sprint.com and at select Wal-Mart stores. The phone, an update to the UpStage model, plays MP3s, has a preloaded Beyoncé-style start-up screen and has access to premium video and music content — including a tune she sung when she was 10 — that can be downloaded onto the phone from the Sprint site. The B’Phone also features the Sprint Music Manager, through which unprotected songs can be transferred from a PC to the handset via a USB cable. B previously appeared in ads for Samsung’s Ultra Music campaign earlier this year. … In other merchandise news, starting Monday, White Stripes cameras will be on sale on the band’s Web site, if you can believe it. The “Jack” Holga Camera comes with a fisheye lens accessory, while the “Meg” Diana+ Camera has a ring-flash accessory. Both come with custom filters as well. The first 333 orders will come with a “mystery gift.” …

Columbia has pegged November 6 as the release date for Nas‘ 12-track Greatest Hits album. Don’t miss two new cuts on the disc: “Less Than an Hour,” the theme to “Rush Hour 3″; and “Surviving the Times,” which features Cee-Lo. … Speaking of rap release dates, Pitbull has locked in November 27 for his next effort, Boatlift. Look for featured-guest spots by Trina (“Go Girl”), Jim Jones (“Sticky Icky”) and Lloyd (“Secret Admirer”). … Last we heard about the new Coldplay album, the band was recording at church altars and developing a “strengthening Hispanic theme” for the effort. Well, it appears the lads are one step closer to bringing the yet-untitled release to fruition — BBC Radio 6 reports they’ve hit the rehearsal and remix stage. …

J.K. Rowling might be the second-richest female entertainer in the world according to Forbes, but she can’t always get her way when it comes to money. An Indian court tossed out a claim made by the “Harry Potter” author that sought damages from the organizers of a four-day religious carnival for building a replica of Hogwarts Castle. Rowling and her publishers wanted the equivalent of $50,000 from the organizers, but the Delhi High Court disagreed. The court did, however, order that characters from the massively popular book series not be used in the event and say that permission to exhibit the castle would expire on October 26. The castle is constructed out of canvas, papier mâché and bamboo. …

In the months following Anna Nicole Smith‘s accidental death from a drug overdose in February, much of the attention has been placed on the fate of her daughter, Danielynn, and former boyfriends. But on Friday, attention turned back to the model’s death as California Department of Justice agents raided the homes and offices of two doctors connected with Smith: Dr. Sandeep Kapoor, who prescribed methodone to her, and — according to People — psychiatrist Dr. Khristine Eroshevich, who reportedly authorized the 11 prescription medications that were found in the Florida hotel room in which Smith died. The Medical Board of California said in April that it was investigating Eroshevich. California Attorney General Jerry Brown held a press conference Friday in which he said the raids, which were conducted at six locations, pertained to the “prescribing and dispensing practices of several California licensed doctors and pharmacies.” He said no arrests have been made but added, “You don’t go to a judge and get a search warrant for somebody’s home unless you think some rather serious crime has been committed.” He also said he didn’t know if Smith’s body, which is buried in the Bahamas, might be exhumed due to the investigation. …

There’s one more reason to catch Coheed and Cambria at the CMJ Music Marathon in New York next week — the band will be playing for a good cause. The prog-sters will put on a show October 19 at the Highline Ballroom, and all proceeds will go to the New York chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. The band, which issues its No World for Tomorrow album October 23, will also be asking for donations online. … Four kids have been named grand-prize winners of the Kidz Bop talent-search contest: Desiree Jimenez (age 11; from Virginia Beach, Virginia); Jacob Muck (age 13; from Splendora, Texas); Jesse O’Brien (age 12; from Schwenksville, Pennsylvania); and Dalton Watts (age 13; from Theodore, Alabama). The winnerz will get to co-star in an upcoming Kidz Bop video that will be shot in November in the Turks and Caicos Islands. They’ll get all-inclusive family vacations there too. …

Dinosaur Jr. will roar again next month with a new tour set to start November 20 in Millvale, Pennsylvania, and last until December 15 in Aspen, Colorado. … Depeche Mode singer Dave Gahan is scheduled to release his second solo album, Hourglass, October 23. Gahan wrote and produced the follow-up to his 2003 solo debut, Paper Monsters, which will feature the songs “Saw Something,” “Use You,” “Endless,” “21 Days” and “Love Will Leave.” The album is also available as a CD/DVD set, with the video disc containing a four-song studio session, an EPK, the “Kingdom” video and B-roll. … Red-hot indie-rock band the National — who call Brooklyn, New York, home these days — played the opening gig at Terminal 5, the first major venue to open in midtown Manhattan in more than 10 years, according to Billboard. Against Me!, the Shins, the Decemberists, M.I.A. and others are booked to play the venue in the coming weeks. …

Robert Rodriguez and Rose McGowan‘s trip to “Planet Terror” was apparently very romantic — the director and actress are engaged, People reports. McGowan was previously engaged to Marilyn Manson, while Rodriguez has five children from a prior marriage. … Celebrity stylist Cher Coulter, who has worked with Britney Spears and Brad Pitt among others, suffered a fractured neck and cut on her head after being involved in a minor car crash in Hollywood early Friday morning. She was apparently riding in the back seat of Orlando Bloom‘s car — the actor was not injured. Bloom filed a report with police after a vehicle reportedly cut him off, causing the actor to hit a parked car.