The once-sidetracked duo of rapper Jay-Z and embattled singer R. Kelly is back. PEOPLE looks at their new tour, plus other events to watch for in the coming week:
MONDAY, SEPT. 27: The woman accused of stalking and making death threats against Catherine-Zeta Jones is due to be arraigned in Los Angeles Superior Court. Dawnette Knight, 33, is being held on $1 million bail following her June 3 arrest at her Beverly Hills home, and she has pleaded not guilty to a count of stalking and 24 counts of making criminal threats. Though Zeta-Jones and husband Michael Douglas testified in July that they were terrified by Knight’s messages, Knight’s lawyer described her as having a “girlish crush” on Douglas and that she posed no danger to anyone.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 29: He once helped get Stella’s groove back and now Taye Diggs is coming to TV as a lawyer-turned-father in the new UPN series Kevin Hill. In what marks his first series role, Diggs plays a hotshot New York City lawyer whose fabulous single life changes when his cousin unexpectedly dies and he’s left in charge of his 10-month-old daughter. “There’s this young man who’s pretty set in his ways and this baby enters his life and completely turns everything upside down,” says Diggs. “It’s a piece about relationships and discovery.” A cute baby and Taye Diggs you can’t go wrong.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 30: Semi-retired rapper Jay-Z and embattled singer R. Kelly first collaborated on the 2002 album Best of Both Worlds but the all-star disc was quickly overshadowed and their tour plans nixed after Kelly’s arrest on child pornography charges. Though the case is still pending, the duo reunites for a 40-city tour, kicking off in Chicago. The tour wraps up Nov. 28 in Phoenix.
Meanwhile, Courtney Love will be visiting one of her familiar haunts the courtroom. The rocker goes to trial for two felony drug charges of illegal possession of painkillers and faces up to three years and eight months in prison if convicted. In a recent Los Angeles Times interview, Love said that her frequent forays to the courtroom have been a huge wake-up call. “To stand there and receive this, ‘The state of California vs. Courtney Love Cobain,’ I almost fell to my knees.” Yet, she adds that the cases “show where I was, not where I am. I’m doing OK.”
FRIDAY, OCT. 1: A group of anti-Bush musicians will find out if music and politics mix during the Vote for Change concert tour, sponsored by the left-leaning MoveOn PAC, which kicks off on Oct. 1 in cities around Pennsylvania. As for the lineup: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will hit Philadelphia, Pearl Jam will play Reading, the Dave Matthews Band heads to State College, and the Dixie Chicks and James Taylor will perform in Pittsburgh. After several dates in presidential