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August 15, 2006

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Hudson, Robinson split

New York - Kate Hudson and Chris Robinson are splitting up after nearly six years of marriage, said her publicist, Brad Cafarelli.

"Kate Hudson and Chris Robinson have confirmed that they are separated," Cafarelli told The Associated Press on Monday.

The couple married in 2000. They have a 2-year-old son, Ryder Russell Robinson.

Hudson, 27, is the daughter of Goldie Hawn. She was nominated for a supporting actress Oscar for her role as rock groupie Penny Lane in 2000's "Almost Famous."

Her screen credits also include "You, Me and Dupree," "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days" and "The Skeleton Key."

Robinson, 39, is the lead singer of The Black Crowes.

'Dancing' lineup announced

New York - Tucker Carlson of MSNBC and talk-show host Jerry Springer will be among the celebrities competing on the third season of ABC's "Dancing With the Stars."

The new season of the show - which pairs 11 competitors of sometimes dubious celebrity and varying skill with professional dancer-partners - premieres Sept. 12 (7 p.m. CDT), the network announced Monday.

Also heading to the dance floor: Vivica A. Fox, Harry Hamlin, Joe Lawrence, Mario Lopez, Sara Evans, Willa Ford, Monique Coleman, former beauty queen Shanna Moakler and three-time Super Bowl champion Emmitt Smith. Hamlin's wife, Lisa Rinna, competed last season.

This season, the celebrity and professional dance pairs will perform choreographed Latin and traditional ballroom routines to popular live music.

Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba will return to judge the performances, ABC said.

Scores from the judges and the voting public will be combined, and the couple with the lowest score will be eliminated during a results show the following evening.

The winner receives the "Dancing With the Stars" mirror ball trophy.

Stones have to cancel

Madrid, Spain - The Rolling Stones canceled a concert in the northern city of Valladolid after Mick Jagger was ordered by his doctor to rest his voice.

Jagger developed laryngitis over the weekend, the Stones said in a statement on their Web site.

The British rockers had sold 37,000 tickets for Monday night's appearance at the city's Zorilla soccer stadium, said Carmen Carnero, a spokeswoman for the show's promoter.

Their concert will likely not be rescheduled, Carnero said.

"I am very sorry to be canceling this show," Jagger, 63, said in a statement. "I always love playing in Spain, but unfortunately I have no other choice and I apologize to everyone who bought tickets for tonight."

The Stones are scheduled to play Wednesday in El Ejido, in southern Spain, as part of their "A Bigger Bang" world tour.

They were forced to postpone the start of the European leg of the tour after Keith Richards suffered a head injury in a fall from a tree while vacationing in Fiji in April.

Birthday bashes continue

Los Angeles - The Tony Bennett 80th-birthday celebration rolls west.

Bennett was honored with an all-star bash in New York on Aug. 3, his birthday. Next up: a glittering celebration in Los Angeles.

George Clooney, Paul Newman, Billy Crystal, Jack Nicholson and Bruce Willis will gather Nov. 9 at Hollywood's Kodak Theatre for the charity fundraiser, "Singers and Songs Celebrate Tony Bennett's 80th," music producer Lou Adler announced Monday.

A variety of artists will perform at the gala, including Bennett, a 13-time Grammy winner. Ticket prices for the event, at the Kodak Theatre, range from $50 to $5,000.

Besides honoring the entertainment legend, the night will raise awareness and funds for Newman's Hole in the Wall Camps, a nonprofit organization with nine camps worldwide for children with serious illnesses and life-threatening conditions.

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