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May 24, 2012 at 2:00 PM   |   Comments

Elton John hospitalized, axes Vegas shows

LOS ANGELES, May 24 (UPI) -- Elton John's publicist says the 65-year-old British pop icon is hospitalized in Los Angeles with a serious respiratory infection.

UsMagazine.com said John fell ill during his performance Sunday at The Colosseum in Las Vegas and his condition worsened despite medication and rest.

He was hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai Wednesday morning and underwent a battery of tests.

"Those tests resulted in the attending physician recommending that Elton not perform any concerts for approximately seven days with complete rest and antibiotic treatment to cure his respiratory infection and prevent any damage," his representative told UsMagazine.com Thursday.

"All I can say to the fans is sorry I can't be with you. I hope to see you soon at this wonderful theater at Caesars Palace," John said in a statement.

The recording artist began a three-year residency at the famed hotel and casino last fall.


Young and DeGarmo get engaged on 'Idol'

LOS ANGELES, May 24 (UPI) -- "American Idol" alums Ace Young and Diana DeGarmo got engaged on the show's Season 11 finale Wednesday night.

"This has always been home to us and I felt this was the perfect place to ask a simple question," Young, 31, said.

"We have conquered Broadway together, we have created new music together, we have an amazing group of people around us and, with the help of David Webb jewelry, I have a way to make this fun last forever. You ready?" Young said. "I love you to death, you're my best friend. I want to make this last forever and I would do anything in my power to have the most imaginable and amazing life together, if you will have me. Diana Nicole DeGarmo, will you marry me?"

DeGarmo, 24, said yes and the couple kissed as the audience cheered, E! News reported.

"I'm so speechless right now!" she said. "And my makeup's runnin' right now."

DeGarmo competed during the third season of "American Idol" and Young was a Season 5 contestant. They co-starred in the Broadway musical "Hair."


Holly Deveaux to play Casey Anthony

LOS ANGELES, May 24 (UPI) -- Lifetime says newcomer Holly Deveaux will play Casey Anthony, a Florida woman acquitted of killing her toddler daughter, in a new TV movie.

A network representative confirmed the casting of the 19-year-old Canadian actress in "Imperfect Justice" to UsMagazine.com.

Deveaux's small-screen credits include "Less Than Kind," "Baxter" and "Silent Witness."

UsMagazine.com said "Imperfect Justice" will focus on the attorneys behind the controversial 2011 trial of Anthony, 26, who was accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee.

Anthony was acquitted last July of murdering Caylee in 2008. The child's skeleton was found in a wooded area near Anthony's home several months after Anthony reported she had been kidnapped, a claim she later recanted.

The cause of Caylee's death was not determined due to the condition of her remains. No one else has been arrested in the case.

Rob Lowe and Elizabeth Mitchell are to play prosecutors in the TV movie, while Oscar Nunez is to play Anthony's defense attorney Jose Baez.


'Somebody' still No. 1 on record chart

LOS ANGELES, May 24 (UPI) -- Gotye's "Somebody That I Used To Know" featuring Kimbra is No. 1 on the U.S. record chart for a sixth week, Billboard.com reported Thursday.

Coming in at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 is Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe," followed by

Maroon 5's "Payphone" featuring Wiz Khalifa at No. 3, Fun.'s "We Are Young" featuring Janelle Monae at No. 4 and Nicki Minaj's "Starships" at No. 5.

Rounding out the top tier are Flo Rida's "Wild Ones" featuring Sia at No. 6, One Direction's "What Makes You Beautiful" at No. 7, the Wanted's "Glad You Came" at No. 8, Justin Bieber's "Boyfriend" at No. 9 and Train's "Drive By" at No. 10.

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