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Jonases cancel tour amid rift

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The Jonas Brothers have canceled their upcoming tour over creative differences.

Brothers Joe, Kevin and Nick Jonas were scheduled to begin their 19-date tour Friday in Upper Darby, Pa. Spokesman Jesse Derris confirmed the cancellation and said fans can get a refund at the point of purchase.

They had been scheduled to release their first album since 2009 soon, but the future of that project is unclear.

“There is a deep rift within the band,” Derris told People.

People magazine first reported the cancellation.

Fight over Kasem

The three adult children of radio host Casey Kasem have filed a legal petition to gain control of his health care.

The filing says Kasem is suffering from advanced Parkinson’s disease and is being isolated by his wife.

The petition for conservatorship filed Monday brought a long-running family feud into the courts. The applicants, Julie, Kerri and Mike Kasem, contend that Kasem’s wife, Jean, refuses to tell them the name of their father’s primary-care physician and they are unable to check on his condition.

Julie Kasem, who has a master’s degree in medicine, and her husband, Dr. Jamil Aboulhosn, presented papers signed by her father in 2007 giving them power of attorney over his health care.

Actress to wed

“Nashville” star Hayden Panettiere is confirming her engagement to Olympic boxer Wladimir Klitschko.

Appearing on Wednesday’s “Live with Kelly and Michael,” the 24-year-old actress was flashing a large diamond ring that prompted host Kelly Ripa to inquire what it might signify.

Panettiere confirmed she’s engaged as the studio audience cheered.

Tonys date set

Theater fans, it’s time to mark your calendars.

The Tony Awards will be held June 8 at Radio City Music Hall. CBS will televise the ceremony, as it has since 1978.

Nominations will be announced April 29.

There was no word on who might host.

Happy birthday

Among celebrity birthdays today: Actor Peter Coyote is 72. Actor-dancer Ben Vereen is 67. Singer Cyril Neville is 65. Actress Jessica Harper is 64. Singer David Lee Roth is 59. Singer Tanya Tucker is 55. Actress Julia Sweeney is 54. Actor Bradley Whitford is 54. Actor Mario Lopez is 40. Singer Mya is 34. Actor Dan Stevens is 31.

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