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By United Press International   |   Jan. 1, 2013 at 4:00 AM

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GREEN DAY: U.S. rock group Green Day says it has rescheduled its concert tour starting in March now that lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong has been treated for addiction.

The tour originally was to kick off in Seattle in September and was to end in Tempe, Ariz., Dec. 10.

All of those gigs, as well as scheduled appearances for January and February, were canceled after Armstrong checked into a treatment facility.

The singer said he was seeking help for substance abuse problems after he ranted on stage at the iHeartRadio Music Festival because he thought his group's set was cut short to make way for other acts.

The band later said it had as much time as expected and apologized for Armstrong's behavior.

"We want to thank everyone for hanging in with us for the last few months," the musicians said in a statement on their website Sunday. "We are very excited to hit the road and see all of you again, though we regret having to cancel more shows."

Armstrong wrote a separate message, expressing his gratitude to fans who offered him their support.

"I just wanted to thank you all for all the love [and] support you've showed for the past few months," he wrote. "Believe me, it hasn't gone unnoticed and I'm eternally grateful to have such an amazing set of friends and family. I'm getting better everyday. So now, without further ado, the show must go on... We can't wait to get on the road and live out loud! Our passion has only grown stronger. Happy new year. We love you all. Rage and love."

Green Day said it will now kick off its string of shows March 28 in Chicago. The tour will wrap in Quebec City April 12.


LEN GOODMAN: "Dancing with the Stars" judge Len Goodman has confirmed he married dance teacher Sue Barrett in a private London ceremony during the weekend.

About 30 family members and friends were invited to lunch at Mosimann's dining club Sunday, only to find out it was actually a wedding service, the Daily Mirror said.

Goodman, 68, and Barrett, 47, tied the knot after dating for more than 10 years.


RIDLEY SCOTT: British filmmaker Ridley Scott is to direct "The Vatican," his first television pilot, the U.S. cable network Showtime announced.

The network described the project as "a provocative contemporary genre thriller about spirituality, power and politics -- set against the modern-day political machinations within the Catholic church."

"The series will explore the relationships and rivalries as well as the mysteries and miracles behind one of the world's most hidden institutions," the synopsis said.

"Quiz Show," "Donnie Brasco" and "House M.D." screenwriter Paul Attanasio penned the pilot's hour-long script.

Scott's film credits include "Gladiator," "Prometheus," "Blade Runner," "Black Hawk Down" and "The Good Wife."

"The Vatican" is to begin production in 2013.

Attanasio, Scott, and David Zucker will serve as executive producers.

No casting has yet been announced.


BEST AND WORST CELEB BABY NAMES: Blue Ivy has been voted the worst celebrity girl name of 2012 in an online poll of about 2,000 users, U.S. website BabyNames.com announced Monday.

More than 47.1 percent of respondents voted the moniker of Beyonce and Jay Z's daughter the worst celebrity baby girl's name.

The runner up was Lukensia, daughter of Jillian Michaels and Heidi Rhoades, with 29.1 percent of the vote.

The year's worst boy name was Lion, the son of Alex O'Loughlin and Malia Jones, who earned 42.5 percent of the vote.

The runner up in that category was Kash Kade, son of Kim Zolciak and Kroy Bierman, with 41.8 percent of the vote.

The best girl name was decided to be Charlotte Grace, the daughter of Jenn Schefft and Joe Waterman, with 24.1 percent of the vote.

Coming in second was Violet Isabel, daughter of Emily Robison and Martin Strayer, with 15.5 percent of the vote.

The best boy name was Luca Cruz, son of Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie, with 22.9 percent of the vote.

Finn Davey, son of Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott, was a close second with 16.3 percent of the vote.

"We're not seeing crazy names like Pilot Inspektor or Moxie Crimefighter anymore," BabyNames.com founder and chief executive officer Jennifer Moss said in a statement Monday, referring to the quirky names of Jason Lee's son and Penn Jillette's daughter. "I think celebrities are becoming a little more sensitive to the fact that the child has to live with his or her name."

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