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By United Press International   |   Oct. 25, 2011 at 2:00 AM

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MAYER: U.S. Grammy-winning vocalist John Mayer is on complete vocal rest as he recovers from surgery to remove a granuloma near his vocal cord.

The surgery was conducted Thursday and Mayer was told he needs to be on complete vocal rest for a month or more, The Hollywood Reporter said. He was diagnosed with throat inflammation last month.

"It's been a very long process in waiting to see if time was an alternative to surgery, but even given two weeks' voice rest [along with many other approaches], there was no change for the better," Mayer said in a post on his Tumblr account.

The release of his upcoming album, "Born and Raised," has been postponed to some time next year.

"I should be frustrated but I can't seem to stop thinking about beautiful things," he said in his post last Thursday. "I have this beautiful, meaningful record waiting for me when I can sing it."


LOPEZ: Jennifer Lopez said she had an emotional moment on stage after baring "a little bit of my thoughts" during a weekend concert in Connecticut.

Lopez, who split with her husband Marc Anthony in July, told Access Hollywood her performance of her new song "One Love" at the Monhegan Sun Casino seemed to really connect with audience.

"After I sang the song, I'm standing there, and I realized that I did bare a little bit of my thoughts in this song. I also acted it out, kind of, for the audience. The way they received it was very touching," the 42-year-old singer said. "I think that they felt what I felt, which is, you know, I'm just a girl, just like everybody else, trying to find my way."

Access Hollywood and the Hartford (Conn.) Courant dismissed media reports that Lopez fled the stage in tears Saturday after the song, which featured dancing couples who resembled her and her past loves.

"When the song ended, she stood for a few moments on stage, basking in the waves of adulation enveloping her," the Courant said. "Then Lopez did what all professional performers do when the applause has crested: she did another song."


LYNN: Country music singer Loretta Lynn was recovering at home Monday in Tennessee after being treated for pneumonia at a Bowling green, Ky., hospital.

A representative for Lynn said the 76-year-old country music star was taken to Kentucky Hospital Emergency Room early Saturday after she awoke about 1:30 a.m. on her tour bus complaining of difficulty breathing.

She was admitted to the hospital and treated for the beginning stages of bacterial pneumonia.

"It was one scary night ... . But I am feeling better and just gonna take it easy for a couple of weeks," Lynn said in a statement on her Web site.

She is scheduled to perform Nov. 3 in Knoxville, Tenn.


WILLIAMS: Actor and comedian Robin Williams has married graphic designer Susan Schneider in a ceremony in California's Napa Valley, his representative said.

It is the third marriage for Williams, 60, who has three adult children from his first two marriages. His previous wife filed for divorce in 2008.

A representative told People the couple were married Sunday at Meadowood Resort in St. Helena, Calif.

The couple met shortly before he had heart surgery in 2009, The Guardian newspaper reported that same year.

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