Chanteuse Adele, whose new CD, 21, has been in the top 10 on Billboard's album charts for months, has scrapped her 10-date American tour, which was set to begin Friday at the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa in Atlantic City.
Columbia Records says in a statement that the British warbler canceled all of the sold-out dates on the tour after suffering a vocal-cord hemorrhage. Adele has been plagued by vocal-cord problems all year, the statement says, and has been ordered by doctors to take "an extended rest period."
On her website, Adele released a note of apology to her fans. "singing is literally my life, its my hobbie, my love, my freedom and now my job. I have absolutely no choice but to recuperate properly and fully, or i risk damaging my voice forever," she writes. "i have great confidence in believing you know how much this upsets me, how seriously i take it and how truly devastated and annoyed i am by this."
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Sounds like a country ballad. Or a really bad Saturday Night Live sketch. It's the latest whirl of rumors swirling around the Ashton Kutcher-Demi Moore marriage. London's Daily Mail claims it has unearthed details of the adulterous party Ash held on his sixth wedding anniversary last weekend. Seems he spent the night not with one lover, but in a hot tub with four gals, some unnamed actor guy, and a dude indentified only as Jacques. Proof? Some dude identified only as Jacques says so.
Leonardo DiCaprio, 36, has broken his romantic links with Green Lantern babe Blake Lively, 24. DiCap's rep tells Us Weekly that the two actors "remain friends."
They were first spotted hooking up, Us Weekly says, aboard Steven Spielberg's yacht in Monte Carlo during the Cannes Film Festival. Their whirlwhind romance, the glossy says, was "super-luxe," and entailed traveling around the world and staying at five-star dives.
DiCap previously had a five-year thing with Israeli model Bar Rafaeli, before which he had a four-year thing with Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen. Blake is neither a supermodel nor from an exotic locale.
Was it the Parents Television Council protests, the ratings, or simply its overall lameness? Scholars will work late into the night to divine why NBC has canceled its mega-hyped, porno-rific, style-challenged Mad Men ripoff The Playboy Club, which featured Eddie Cibrian, Amber Heard, Laura Benanti, and a bevy of other naughtily cute actors. The show, a loving paean to mid-20th-Century male chauvinism, was killed after three episodes. The ratings surely did it: Monday night it drew only 3.2 mil viewers, the Hollywood Reporter says. It'll be replaced with Brian Williams' newsmag, Rock Center . But will he wear a cute bunny tail?
Country crooner Hank Williams Jr. apologized Tuesday for controversial comments he made comparing President Obama to Hitler during a chat Monday on Fox News' Fox & Friends, when he also referred to Obama and Vice President Biden as "the enemy." Writing on his website, Williams says, "[it was] a Dumb statement and I am very Sorry if it Offended anyone. . . . I have always been very passionate about Politics and Sports and this time it got the Best or Worst of me." (He Sure Likes Capital Letters.) Williams' remarks led ESPN to dump the singer's famed Monday Night Football theme song from its show that night. ESPN has yet to comment on the apology.
The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission will honor the memory of Philly gospel music pioneer Sister Rosetta Tharpe (1915-1973) with the dedication of an official historical marker at her former North Philadelphia home at 1102 Master St. at 1 p.m. on Oct. 24.
The event will be followed by a free screening of director Mick Csaky's new documentary, The Godmother of Rock & Roll: Sister Rosetta Tharpe, at 7:30 p.m. at the Free Library of Philadelphia at 1901 Vine St. Info: www.phmc.state.pa.us.