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Toni Braxton Cancels Four More Vegas Shows After Hospitalization

A hotel official says four more Toni Braxton shows are being canceled while she recuperates following her hospitalization with chest pain.

"We're going to go ahead and cancel her shows tonight and for the rest of the week," Flamingo Las Vegas hotel-casino and Harrah's Entertainment Inc. spokeswoman Deanna Pettit said Wednesday. "We expect she'll return to the stage next Tuesday."

Pettit says the 40-year-old Grammy winner is recovering at home following her release Tuesday afternoon after precautionary tests at a Las Vegas-area hospital.

The exact cause of Braxton's chest pain has not been made public. Braxton has been treated in the past for pericarditis, a viral inflammation of the heart.

Pettit says the Flamingo Showroom is offering refunds for the canceled shows.

Braxton is a six-time Grammy winnner for songs including "Un-break My Heart." Her Las Vegas act, "Toni Braxton: Revealed," is in the midst of a two-year run at the Flamingo.

New Elvis Photos Surface

2Never-before-seen photos of "The King" rocking Madison Square Garden will soon be displayed at Graceland.

The images were taken in 1972 by legendary photographer George Kalinsky, who was the official shooter at the famed arena. They show Elvis Presley in all his leisure-suited glory.

Kalinsky recently came across the photos and realized they had never been released to the public.

One of the images of Elvis currently sits on top of the Virgin Megastore in Times Square. The three-story billboard shows Presley with outstretched arms holding the cape of his glittering jumpsuit.

Elvis Presley Enterprises says the photos come from The King's second night performance at the Garden and will be on display at Graceland starting in May.

Mike Myers To Host 2008 MTV Movie Awards

3Mike Myers will host the 2008 MTV Movie Awards, which will air live from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, Calif., on June 1.

This will be Myers' second time hosting the show.

The celeb-filled event is MTV's irreverent nod to the typical awards shows. Award categories include best kiss, best villain and best comedic performance.


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MTV says nominees will be announced in May.

Myers stars in the upcoming film "The Love Guru."

"Weeds" Star Mary-Louise Parker Calls Off Engagement

4Mary-Louise Parker has broken off her engagement to fellow "Weeds" actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan.

Parker, who plays an upscale suburban marijuana dealer on the Showtime comedy, ended the relationship with her actor fiancé, according to a person close to the former couple. The person, who requested anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the relationship, said the couple had differing lifestyles, but that Parker holds Morgan in the highest regard and hopes they remain friends.

Morgan, best known for his recurring role as Denny on "Grey's Anatomy" and the deceased husband of Parker's character on "Weeds," began dating Parker in 2006. The pair briefly split last June but later reconciled. Parker, 43, and Morgan, 41, announced their engagement earlier this year.

In 2003, a tabloid frenzy ignited when actor Billy Crudup left Parker while she was seven months pregnant with their son, then began dating Claire Danes. Parker and Crudup had been together since 1996.

Parker has previously been romantically linked to Counting Crows lead singer Adam Duritz and actor Timothy Hutton.

The fourth season of "Weeds" premieres June 16.

Neil Diamond To Kick Off World Tour At Fenway Park

5Singer Neil Diamond will perform in concert later this summer at Fenway Park in Boston.

Diamond made the announcement in a big-screen broadcast at the Red Sox home opener Tuesday, during the traditional eighth-inning sing-along of his "Sweet Caroline," which has become an anthem for Boston fans.

The Red Sox unveiled a new scoreboard video of Diamond in a Red Sox jacket singing his 1969 hit. Red Sox owner Tom Werner also appeared in the video.

The Aug. 23 concert will be part of Diamond's upcoming world tour.