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Published: Friday, 11/18/2011

Adele recovers from surgery

Recording artist Adele poses for a portrait in New York. Recording artist Adele poses for a portrait in New York.

LONDON — British singer Adele said she was "on the mend" after undergoing microsurgery in Boston to treat a benign polyp on her vocal cords.

The problems forced Adele, whose album "21" is the top seller in the United States and Britain this year, to cancel a string of appearances at concerts and awards ceremonies in recent weeks.


Moore, Kutcher split

LOS ANGELES — Demi Moore is ending her marriage to Ashton Kutcher.

The 49-year-old actress announced her divorce plans to the Associated Press Thursday, saying she's doing it with "great sadness and a heavy heart."

She said that "as a woman, a mother and a wife, there are certain values and vows that I hold sacred, and it is in this spirit that I have chosen to move forward with my life."

Moore adds that it's a trying time for her and her family, so she asked for people to respect her privacy.

Moore and Kutcher were wed in September 2005. The couple's relationship became tabloid fodder in recent months as rumors swirled about Kutcher's alleged infidelity.


Stalking case tossed

LOS ANGELES — A judge Wednesday dismissed a criminal case against a man charged with stalking Selena Gomez, saying he did not believe prosecutors had shown he intended to cause the actress and singer to be afraid.

The dismissal will free Thomas Broadnicki, 46, who was charged earlier this month with stalking Gomez between July and October.
Brodnicki has a history of mental illness and was being held on $150,000 bail after his arrest on Oct. 31. Mental health workers had notified authorities that he had threatened to kill the starlet while on a psychiatric hold.

A sposkeman said the district attorney is evaluating its options, which could include re-filing the case.

A civil restraining order requiring Brodnicki to stay 100 yards away from Gomez remains in place. A hearing is set for Nov. 23 to determine whether the order will stay in place for three years.


Lohan enters plea

TAMPA — Actress Lindsay Lohan's father Michael Lohan pleaded no contest on Wednesday to a domestic violence charge involving his former girlfriend and was sentenced to two years of probation, a spokesman for the prosecutor's office said.

Michael Lohan, 51, will have to spend the first four months of the probation at a residential treatment center in Ft. Myers, Florida under a plea agreement, said Hillsborough State Attorney's Office spokesman Mark Cox.

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