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ADELE: British singer Adele will undergo surgery for persistent throat problems and has canceled all performances through the end of the year, a representative said.
A release on the singer's Web site said doctors have ordered her to rest her voice and "completely recuperate before looking to schedule any work commitments."
The Grammy winner canceled her sold-out U.S. concert tour this due to a hemorrhage into her vocal cord.
Adele has dominated U.S. record charts this year. Her single "Someone Like You" is spending a fifth week atop Billboard's Hot 100 song chart and her singer's prior single, "Rolling in the Deep," led the Hot 100 for seven weeks beginning in May, making Adele the fourth woman in the chart's history to reign for at least five weeks with multiple songs in a year, Billboard reported Wednesday.
Her album "21" is enjoying its 13th week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.
OSMOND: Singer Marie Osmond was rushed to a Las Vegas hospital Thursday night after her voice started to go out during a performance, her representative said.
Osmond's representative, Alan Nierob, told TMZ the entertainer was diagnosed with bronchitis. She was released from the hospital after several hours.
Osmond was scheduled to appear on stage at the Flamingo Friday night, TMZ said.
SHEEN: FX says it has ordered 10 episodes of Charlie Sheen's new comedy "Anger Management" from Lionsgate-owned Debmar-Mercury.
The show, loosely based on the 2003 film by the same name produced by Joe Roth's Revolution Studios, will be written and executive produced by comedy writer Bruce Helford.
"We think that Bruce Helford, Joe Roth and Charlie Sheen have come up with a wonderful, hilarious vehicle for Charlie's acting talents -- and a character we are very much looking forward to seeing him play," John Landgraf, president and general manager of FX said Thursday in a statement. "'Two and a Half Men' has been an outstanding component of FX's schedule for the past 14 months, and we have every confidence that 'Anger Management' will soon be as well."
Roth -- who has worked with Sheen on films such as "Major League," 'Young Guns" and "The Three Musketeers" -- said he's happy to be working with the actor again.
"Now to have Charlie, the number one comedy star on TV, doing 'Anger Management,' feels like a perfect fit," he said. "And I could not be happier than being back at Fox with John Landgraf and Chuck Saftler."
Fiennes blasts Twitter, social media
LONDON, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- British actor Ralph Fiennes says Twitter and and other social media are eroding the English language.
Fiennes, whose directorial debut of Shakespeare's "Coriolanus" premiered at the London Film Festival this week, said "a world of truncated sentences, soundbites and Twitter" has damaged people's ability to communicate expressively, The Daily Telegraph reported Thursday.
"Our expressiveness and our ease with some words is being diluted so that the sentence with more than one clause is a problem for us, and the word of more than two syllables is a problem for us," Fiennes said Wednesday at the the BFI London Film Festival awards.
Fiennes said he has been told that drama students are struggling with the density of a Shakespeare text "in a way that, perhaps, (students) a few generations ago maybe wouldn't have."