October 31, 2003  
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Korn back, Roddy gone

Elliott Smith Memorial Concert

Bright Eyes, Beth Orton, Beck, Grandaddy and Rilo Kiley are among the artists slated to perform a set list of Elliott Smith songs during a memorial concert on Nov. 3 at the Henry Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles. The show is already sold out, but donations to the Elliott Smith Foundation for Abused Children - which the funds generated from the concert will go towards - can be made to The Elliott Smith Foundation, 2658 Griffith Park Blvd., No. 195, Los Angeles, CA 90039.

Spike Jonze gets Wild

According to Variety, oddball director Spike Jonze has signed on to direct a live-action film of the children's classic Where the Wild Things Are written by Maurice Sendak. The film, about a boy who dreams up a jungle of monsters in his room after being punished for his devilish behaviour, is being produced by Sendak and Tom Hanks. Jonze is known for directing the imaginative films Being John Malkovich and Adaptation.

R.I.P. Rod Roddy

Price is Right announcer Rod Roddy passed away on Monday after suffering from colon and breast cancer. Roddy, famous for his outlandish jackets and trademark "Come on down!" had been on the show for almost 20 years. He was 66.

Korn and Bizkit

In an attempt to revive the years when they were popular, Korn and Limp Bizkit are joining forces once again for a co-headlining tour that will make a Toronto stop on Nov. 28. Dubbed the Back 2 Basics Tour, the show is sponsored by Microsoft's X-Box and gaming events are being planned. The two mook-rock faves last toured in 1999.

Weezer offshoot band signs to Epitaph

The Special Goodness, the band started by Weezer drummer Pat Wilson, has signed a deal with punk indie label Epitaph. The band plans to re-release a remixed version of their latest Land Air Sea record in January.

Random Celeb notes

Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe have a new baby boy - Deacon Phillippe was born Oct. 23 in an L.A. hospital... According to the Associated Press, actress Sadie Frost's petition to divorce her husband Jude Law for "unreasonable behaviour" has been approved by a London, England judge. The pair were married in 1997 and have three children... Cynthia Nixon who plays Miranda Hobbes on Sex and the City has split from her partner, photographer Danny Mozes, after 15 years, the New York Daily News reports. The couple have two children together.



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