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By United Press International   |   Feb. 16, 2012 at 4:00 AM

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GUNS N' ROSES: All of the original members of Guns N' Roses are to attend the band's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, keyboardist Dizzy Reed said.

Lead singer Axl Rose is the only founding member of the band still performing under the Guns N' Roses name. The group, which was established in 1985, is to be honored at the Hall of Fame ceremony April 14. Reed has been playing with the band for about 20 years.

"I know that all the original band is going to be there," Reed told Billboard.com. "I don't know exactly what's going to go down. It's one of those things I'm sure will all come together and be really cool. I'm just going to go in with a good attitude and a clear head and a grateful heart."

Reed said he and Rose haven't discussed their expectations for the night yet.

"Honestly, we haven't spoken about it," Reed said. "I don't know when or why or how to bring it up. It's not an everyday sort of thing. So we haven't really talked about it -- but I'm sure we'll have to at some point."


AUSTIN NICHOLS: U.S. television stars Sophia Bush and Austin Nichols have ended their six-year romance, sources close to the couple told UsMagazine.com.

The pair co-star on the drama series "One Tree Hill," which is to wrap up its nine-season run in April.

Bush broke up with Nichols "because she didn't think he was the one," the insider told the celebrity news Web site. "She's moving on."

Bush was previously married to Chad Michael Murray, another "One Tree Hill" cast member, but they divorced in 2005.


THE BEACH BOYS: The Beach Boys say they will kick off their 50th anniversary concert tour at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival April 27.

This will be the first time in two decades Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston and David Marks tour together.

The 40-city tour will include a performance at Tennessee's Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival June 10 and stops in New York, Chicago and Houston.

The Beach Boys, who performed together at the 2012 Grammy Awards show Sunday, also plan to release a new, as-yet-untitled studio album and commemorative 50th anniversary catalog with Capitol/EMI this year, the record label said.


ANTHONY MACKIE: Sanaa Lathan and Anthony Mackie are to serve as hosts of the 43rd NAACP Image Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, NBC said Wednesday.

The 2-hour special will be broadcast live from the Shrine Auditorium Friday.

Scheduled to appear are LL Cool J, Paula Patton, Cuba Gooding Jr., Vanessa Williams, Jordin Sparks, Corey Reynolds, Judge Greg Mathis, Harry Belafonte, Holly Robinson Peete, Regina King, Taraji P. Henson, Terrence Howard, Samuel L. Jackson, Cicely Tyson, Diahann Carroll, Archie Panjabi and Hill Harper.

Lined up to perform are Lenny Kravitz, Jill Scott, Kirk Franklin and Ne-Yo, the telecast's producers said.

The NAACP Image Awards celebrates the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film, and also honors individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors.

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