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09/30/2002 AT 12:00 PM EDT
SETTLED: The legal fight between Courtney Love, 38, and Universal Music Group is officially over, Allstar news reports. This will mean the release of a Nirvana boxed set, though a release date has yet to be announced. Love is the widow of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, who killed himself in 1994, and is the former lead singer for Hole, which disbanded in May. The settlement also allows Love to record for other labels, makes her the owner of unreleased Hole recordings and waives Universal's re-recording restriction for some previously released Hole songs.
FOILED: Parley Drew Hardman, a Murfreesboro, Tenn., man currently in police custody on charges of trying to have his ex-wife killed, also discussed having country singer Travis Tritt murdered, prosecutors say. "During a recorded conversation, Hardman asked (alleged hit man Marvin) Droznek how much it would cost to kill country music celebrity Travis Tritt," prosecutors say in a statement. "Hardman told Droznek that one of his friends had been mistreated by Tritt and wanted him dead. Droznek quoted a price of $20,000 to kill Tritt and Hardman advised him that it would take a couple of months to come up with the money." Said Tritt, 39, in a statement: "Needless to say I was shocked to hear I was a target, especially when I have no idea who these people are."
WED: Actor Laurence Fishburne, 41, best known as the rebel leader in "The Matrix," was married on Sept. 20 to actress Gina Torres, 33, who stars in the new Fox sci-fi series "Firefly," USA Today reports. Fishburne and Torres said their vows at a ceremony held at New York's Cloisters museum. Guests reportedly included "Matrix" co-star Keanu Reeves, Lenny Kravitz and Elton John.
FILED: Prince's production company, Paisley Park Enterprises, is suing Matthew Lankford of Seattle for allegedly offering on an Internet site pirated recordings of the rock star's live performances from his "Xenophobia" concert series in June, reports the Associated Press. Lankford denies violating the copyrights and says he doesn't think he's done anything illegal. Since 1999, notes AP, Prince, 44, has filed at least nine lawsuits against Web sites, accusing them of selling bootlegged recordings and offering access to downloads of his songs.
SUMMONED: Britain's Princess Anne, 52, has been ordered to appear in court after one of her bull terrier dogs allegedly attacked a couple in a royal park. "We can confirm that the Princess Royal and (her husband) Commodore Tim Laurence have received a summons to appear before magistrates in due course," a palace spokesman tells Reuters, without giving further details. Usually in such circumstances (not that they are frequent) a representative of the royals will show up in court.
ENTERED: Motley Crue lead singer Vince Neil, 41, pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor battery charge for allegedly attacking record producer Michael Schuman outside West Hollywood's Rainbow Bar & Grill nightclub last April, AP reports. Neil was not required to attend Friday's hearing in Beverly Hills Superior Court. His lawyer, Sara Kaplan, entered the plea on his behalf. A pretrial hearing was set for Nov. 19.
DELAYED: New York's much-ballyhooed new Museum of Sex, which was to have opened this past weekend on the site of a former brothel, will instead unwrap itself for visitors for the first time next Saturday, The New York Times reports. Museum officials blamed construction delays for the interruptus.