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By United Press International   |   Oct. 5, 2011 at 4:00 AM
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JAMES AND DAVE FRANCO: Doug Franco, the businessman father of Hollywood actors James and Dave Franco, has died at age 63, the family said.

E! News reported Tuesday the cause, time and place of death were not immediately disclosed.

"It is true that my sweet, generous husband passed away. He gave so much to his three sons and me, and to many other people, too," Doug's wife, writer and actress Betsy Franco, said via Twitter.

Proud parents Doug and Betsy attended this year's Oscars ceremony to cheer on James, who was the event's host, as well as a nominee for his acting work in "127 Hours."

In addition to Betsy, James and Dave, Doug is also survived by his artist son, Tom, E! said.


ADELE: British recording star Adele says she has been forced to cancel her upcoming sold-out U.S. concert tour due to a hemorrhage into her vocal cord.

Vocal cord issues forced the singer to postpone dates earlier this year, as well.

Adele has just wrapped up touring the United Kingdom and was preparing to kick off her U.S. tour Friday in Atlantic City, N.J., when her illness reappeared, Columbia Records said Tuesday.

The Grammy Award winner has been advised by doctors she'll need an extended rest period to recuperate properly.

Further details regarding the canceled dates are to follow soon, her label said.

"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," Adele said in a message posted on her Web site. "you know how much this upsets me, how seriously i take it and how truly devastated and annoyed i am by this. wanting to do something so bad and not being able to is the most frustrating thing as im sure you know!"

She went on to say her voice is weak and she needs to build it back up. Once she does, she said, "i will be back and im gonna smash the ball out the park once im touring again."

She also apologized to her fans for not only not being able to perform for them but disrupting their plans.


KRISTEN CAVALLARI: Kristen Cavallari and her professional dance partner Mark Ballas were eliminated from "Dancing with the Stars" in Los Angeles Tuesday.

"I'm a little surprised, to be honest," the reality TV star said upon learning her fate in the third week of competition. "But I've had such a great time and it's been such an amazing experience. So, it is what it is."

Still in the running for the coveted mirror ball trophy are gay-rights activist Chaz Bono and professional dancer Lacey Schwimmer; actor David Arquette and Kym Johnson; TV host Nancy Grace and Tristan MacManus; reality TV personality Robert Kardashian and Cheryl Burke; TV personality Carson Kressley and Anna Trebunskaya; actress and talk-show host Ricki Lake and Derek Hough; Iraq war veteran and actor J.R. Martinez and Karina Smirnoff; singer Chynna Phillips and Tony Dovolani; and World Cup champ Hope Solo and Maksim Chmerkovskiy.


P!NK: Alecia Moore, the U.S. rock star known as P!nk, is set to make her feature film acting debut in "Thanks for Sharing," the movie's producers said.

Stuart Blumberg's dramedy also stars Mark Ruffalo, Tim Robbins, Gwyneth Paltrow, Patrick Fugit, Joely Richardson and Josh Gad.

Class 5 Films and Olympus Pictures announced Moore's casting Monday.

Blumberg was nominated for a 2010 Academy Award for his screenplay for "The Kids Are All Right." He is directing "Sharing," which began principal photography in New York late last month.

"Alecia could not be a more ideal fit for this role," Blumberg said in a statement. "She carries with her just the right combination of heart and edginess for the part of Dede, and we're incredibly excited to share her acting talent with audiences."

"Thanks for Sharing" is described in a synopsis as "a dramatic comedy about a group of unlikely friends brought together through their shared determination to recover from sex addiction and forge meaningful relationships for the first time in their lives."

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