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What’s wrong with Rihanna?

 
 
 
 
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Rihanna has been canceling shows left and right, due to an unspecified illness. Call it ChrisBrown-itis or perhaps pregnancy? Live Nation says the Grammy winner, 25, was unable to perform at Monday’s concert in Houston “as a result of illness.” Sources connected to the singer told TMZ in March she had a throat infection, and she was seen visiting a doctor in L.A. Tuesday. The concert promoter says fans should retain their tickets to use at a rescheduled show. Keep that info handy in case Ri-Ri has to bail on her Saturday concert at BB&T Center.

Robin Roberts plans to be back on Good Morning America next week, but for now she’s just trying to get better. The TV host may have bitten off more than she could chew health wise returning to work while still recuperating from a rare blood disease and bone marrow transplant.

Dick Van Dyke, 87, was unable to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award for Bettering Humanity through Comedy in NYC next week due to an undiagnosed neurological disorder, he told Entertainment Tonight.

Hi baby

Ed Norton is a dad at 43. The actor — who shot to fame after a chilling turn in 1996’s Primal Fear — welcomed a baby boy with fiancée, producer Shauna Robertson.

Malin Akerman has fallen in love with her newborn, no matter how much he cries. The 34-year-old Numbers Station star Tweeted that she and her husband, alt rock drummer Roberto Zincone, welcomed a boy on Tuesday: “Biggest joy of my life!!! #lovemykid.” Name: Sebastian.

Hollywood drama

Calling Stifler’s mom! American Pie cub Eddie Kaye Thomas (who played virginal Paul Finch) called cops to his house after a woman came after him with a knife, reports The Los Angeles Times. A SWAT team was dispatched to the actor’s Hollywood Hills home, where the woman — apparently a sleepover gone wrong — was barricaded inside.

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    British comedian Nick Frost channels a salsa dancer in ‘Cuban Fury’

    Nick Frost may be pasty, portly and, well, British but, man can he dance. It took practice, though. In Cuban Fury, out Friday, Frost plays Bruce, an office drone who re-energizes the salsa moves he learned as a kid to impress his love interest/boss Julia played by Rashida Jones.

  • Celebrity birthdays on April 16

    Singer Bobby Vinton is 79. Actress Ellen Barkin is 60. Bassist Jason Scheff of Chicago is 52. Singer Jimmy Osmond is 51. Singer David Pirner of Soul Asylum is 50. Actor-comedian Martin Lawrence is 49. Actor Jon Cryer is 49. Actor Peter Billingsley is 43. Actor Lukas Haas is 38.

  • As seen on TV

    Billy Bob Thornton finds a fit with FX’s ‘Fargo’

    After failed attempts and broken dreams, by golly, someone went and put Fargo on series TV.

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