July 26, 2004 10:00 AM

SURRENDERED: Courtney Love returned to a Los Angeles courtroom Friday to face assault charges – turning herself in to police and posting $150,000 bond to remain out of jail, officials tell Reuters. The arraignment that Love missed on July 9 (prompting a judge to issue a warrant for her arrest) was rescheduled for Aug. 20, said Sandi Gibbons, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office. Love, 40, “was very cooperative throughout the entire process,” which took about 30 minutes, police Capt. Patrick Findley told reporters. Love is charged with assault with a deadly weapon following a fight between Love and a woman in April at the home of her ex-boyfriend. Love faces hearings next week in two other criminal cases – a sentencing on Tuesday on a drug offense she pleaded guilty to in Los Angeles, and a pre-trial proceeding next Thursday in Beverly Hills, where she is charged with illegal possession of prescription painkillers.

NAMED: The third and final Star Wars prequel, due next May, will be called Revenge of the Sith, Lucasfilm has announced. The screen adventure will link the prequels with the original trilogy by showing how Anakin Skywalker becomes the evil Darth Vader. The name was unveiled Saturday at the Comic-Con International science-fiction convention in San Diego, Calif., where a Lucasfilm staff member wore a T-shirt displaying the new film’s logo. “For some time now, the naming of a new Star Wars movie has taken on some special meaning among core fans who love to take part in guessing games and speculation before a title is announced,” Steve Sansweet, Lucasfilm’s head of fan relations, told the 6,500-strong crowd. “Let the debate begin.”

SALUTED: Actor Kevin Shinick, 33, is playing Paris Hilton in his current one-man (yes, man) off-Broadway show, I Love Paris, reports the New York Post. All he wears onstage are simple tighty whities and black socks – nothing in drag. As written by playwright Doug Field, Shinick’s monologue as the hotel heiress and Simple Life star is described as a profane, stream-of-consciousness rant that covers Hilton’s hair as well as her supposed thoughts on dieting, democracy and Demi Moore. The critics have yet to chime in.

INDICTED: Rapper C-Murder, brother of rap mogul Master P, was indicted Thursday on two counts of attempted second-degree murder for shooting at a Baton Rouge nightclub owner and security guard in 2001, reports PEOPLE. C-Murder, whose real name is Corey Miller, already is awaiting trial in suburban New Orleans in an unrelated murder case. According to court documents, Miller was told he could not enter Club Raggs unless he was searched. Miller asked for the club owner, who told him the same thing, documents say. Miller was leaving when he allegedly pulled a handgun from his waistband and tried to shoot the owner, but the gun malfunctioned, according to an arrest warrant. Miller racked the gun and discharged a live round, and then he allegedly tried to shoot the guard before driving off.

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