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Elvis Costello reveals cancer diagnosis, cancels tour dates

Elvis Costello has canceled the remainder of his European tour dates on the advice of his doctor. He revealed on his website that he was recently diagnosed with a “small but very aggressive cancerous malignancy that could be defeated by a single surgery.” He started the summer tour after the surgery, but then doctors urged him to cancel the six remaining dates to be on the safe side. Costello didn’t say what kind of cancer he had, but in his statement he did urge men to be proactive, adding “do talk to your friends – you’ll find you are not alone – seek your doctor’s advice if you are in doubt or when it is timely and act as swiftly as you may in these matters.” “It may save your life,” he added. Elvis Costello & the Imposters are still scheduled to play the Fillmore Detroit on Nov. 13. Tickets are on sale now at LiveNation.com. 

Singer Chris Brown arrested for felony battery

Chris Brown's temper has got him into trouble again. The singer was arrested for an outstanding felony arrest warrant after his concert in West Palm Beach, Florida, this week stemming from an incident with a nightclub photographer last year in Tampa. Bennie Vines Jr. says Brown punched him while he was taking photos at a Tampa nightclub where he was hired to snap pics. Vines refused medical treatment, but wanted to prosecute and his lip was cut. Brown posted $2,000 bond and was released. Brown pleaded guilty in 2009 to felony assault of his then-girlfriend Rihanna and he also was charged in 2013 with misdemeanor assault after hitting a man outside a Washington D.C. hotel. He completed court-ordered anger management classes, but was then accused of throwing a brick at his mother’s car following a counseling session. 

Women in Films series continues at the Maple

The Maple Theater’s Iconic Women in Films series continues Tuesday with genial host Neal Rubin of The Detroit News presenting “Terms of Endearment.” The winner of the 1983 Academy Award for best picture stars Jeff Daniels, Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger and Jack Nicholson — and yes, we know the other three should be listed ahead of Daniels, but they’re not from Chelsea, are they? The Iconic Women series continues every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. through Aug. 28, with a different theme each week. “Terms of Endearment” falls under mother-daughter relationships, while 1995’s “Sense and Sensibility” the following week celebrates Emma Thompson as the movie’s co-lead and Oscar-winning screenwriter. Tickets are $8 at themapletheater.com. As for why a man is hosting a series called Iconic Women in Films, Rubin says it’s because most women are far too busy.

Compiled by Melody Baetens

Saturday's Birthdays

Ringo Starr, 78

Shelley Duvall, 69

Jim Gaffigan, 52

Cree Summer, 49
 

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