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Celebrity Odds & Ends [Daily Record, The (Wooster, OH)]

June 26, 2013

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Mumford & Sons announce rescheduled tour dates

NEW YORK (AP) -- Mumford & Sons are heading back on tour.

The Grammy-winning band announced Monday that it has rescheduled dates in Dallas; Woodlands, Texas; and New Orleans. The upcoming shows will include bassist Ted Dwane, who received treatment for a blood clot on his brain two weeks ago. The band postponed shows as a result, including a headlining gig at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival.

The foursome's "The Full English Tour" will begin Aug. 26 in Toronto. It wraps Sept. 20 in Bonner Springs, Kan. Other stops include Milwaukee, Atlanta and Simpsonville, S.C.

The folk-rock band's sophomore album, "Babel," won album of the year at this year's Grammy Awards.

Carrey says 'Kick-Ass 2' too violent after Newtown

NEW YORK (AP) -- Jim Carrey says that he cannot support the violence of his upcoming superhero action flick "Kick-Ass 2" in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre.

The actor shot the film last year before the mass shooting in Connecticut that killed 20 children and six adults. He tweeted Sunday that "now, in good conscience, I cannot support that level of violence." Carrey adds that he wasn't ashamed of the film "but recent events have caused a change in my heart."

"Kick-Ass 2" is a sequel to the 2010 movie whose breakout star was the 11-year-old vigilante Hit-Girl, played by Chloe Grace Moretz. She reprises the role in the sequel, which Universal Pictures will release Aug. 16. Carrey plays a vigilante named Colonel Stars and Stripes.

A spokesman says Universal declined to comment.

'After Midnight' to hit Broadway this fall

NEW YORK (AP) -- "After Midnight," a musical revue celebrating Duke Ellington's years at the famous Cotton Club nightclub in Harlem in the late '20s and early '30s, will begin new performances far from its original neighborhood -- downtown at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on Broadway.

Directed and choreographed by Warren Carlyle with musical direction by Wynton Marsalis, the show appeared off-Broadway last year at New York City Center under the name "Cotton Club Parade." Songs include "Stormy Weather" and "I've Got the World on a String."

Casting and musicians will be announced later. One name swirling around the show is Grammy Award-winner Fantasia Barrino, who recently told the "Today" show that she was returning to Broadway in October, but didn't name the show.

"After Midnight" will open its doors in October.

Deal creates large independent comic publisher

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A comic book publisher says it has acquired another firm in a move that creates one of the largest stables of characters and titles of any independent publisher.

BOOM! Studios said Monday that it acquired Archaia Entertainment, whose titles include "Mouse Guard" and "Fraggle Rock." BOOM! will continue publishing its comics and graphic novels under Archaia's own imprint as it expands its roster of titles and graphic novels.

BOOM! did not reveal the price paid for Archaia's intellectual property but says the deal gives a push to Archaia's titles because of BOOM!'s extensive marketing operations and outreach.

Ross Richie, who founded BOOM! and is its CEO, says plans are also in the works to reissue some Archaia works.

Rapper 'Fat Joe' sentenced in N.J. for tax case

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Rapper "Fat Joe" has been sentenced to four months in prison after admitting he failed to file federal income taxes.

The platinum-selling artist, whose real name is Joseph Cartagena, apologized to his family and supporters before being sentenced Monday in federal court in Newark.

He pleaded guilty in December 2012 to failing to pay taxes on more than $1 million of income in 2007 and in 2008.

U.S. Magistrate Cathy Waldor said she took into consideration the government's allegation that Cartagena failed to file taxes on some $3 million in income for years 2007 through 2010, an estimated tax loss to the government of $718,038.

Celebrity Birthdays

Actress Eleanor Parker is 91. Jazz musician-film composer Dave Grusin is 79. Actor Josef Sommer is 79. Singer Billy Davis Jr. is 73. Rock singer Georgie Fame is 70. Actor Clive Francis is 67. Rhythm-and-blues singer Brenda Holloway is 67. Actor Michael Paul Chan is 63. Actor Robert Davi is 62. Singer-musician Mick Jones is 58. Actor Gedde Watanabe is 58. Rock singer Chris Isaak is 57. Rock singer Patty Smyth is 56. Singer Terri Nunn (Berlin) is 52. Rock singer Harriet Wheeler (The Sundays) is 50. Country musician Eddie Perez (The Mavericks) is 45. Rock musician Colin Greenwood (Radiohead) is 44. Writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson is 43. Actor Sean Hayes is 43. Actor Matt Letscher is 43. Actor Chris O'Donnell is 43. Actor Nick Offerman is 43. Actress Rebecca Budig is 40. MLB All-Star player Derek Jeter is 39. Contemporary Christian musician Jeff Frankenstein (Newsboys) is 39. Country singer Gretchen Wilson is 39. Rock musician Nathan Followill (Kings of Leon) is 34. Pop- rock singer-musician Ryan Tedder (OneRepublic) is 34. Actor- musician Jason Schwartzman is 33. Actress Aubrey Plaza is 29. Actress-singer Jennette McCurdy is 21.

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