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Miley Cyrus Will Remain Hospitalized

ABC/Richard Harbaugh(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) -- Miley Cyrus is being forced to cancel another concert because of illness.

The singer, 21, who was hospitalized in Kansas City on Tuesday for a "severe allergic reaction" to antibiotics, is not being discharged, she revealed. The Kansas City show was canceled Tuesday night.

"I can't get a hold of my team because it is so early so I want to be the one to tell my fans especially the ones trekking to get there," she tweeted. "the hospital is sayin i wont b released today?? therefore Im not going 2 make it 2 St Louis. Im so sorry but somethings are outta my control."

Cyrus also hit back at critics who accused her of slacking off during her international Bangerz tour.

"humans can b so selfish. if any1 thinks id rather b layin n a hospital bed than doing what i love on stage theyre f----n LAME," she tweeted. "im miserable."

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Valerie Harper Says She's 'Absolutely Cancer-Free'

Sonja Flemming/CBS(NEW YORK) -- Valerie Harper has gained ground in her battle with brain cancer.

"I'm absolutely cancer-free!" she told Closer magazine. "My last scans have been positive, and my doctors are very happy."

Last March, Harper, 74, was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. At the time, doctors told her she could have just a few more months to live. However, a few weeks ago, her medical team was astounded by her test results.

"[The oncologist] looked at the scans and said, ‘Oh my God, Valerie, this is very encouraging!'" she said. "I’m now the poster child for not believing everything I’m told."

Though Harper said that her doctor will not use the term "remission."

"He likes to say, 'I give you a treatment, and it’s either responsive or nonresponsive -- and you are having a phenomenal response,'" she said, noting that she feels much better. She's also cutting down her visits to the doctor to just once every eight weeks, and she's taking a "pulse dose" of medication once each week.

"There may come a time when I'm not feeling good," she said. "But then again, that time may never come."

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“The View” Reveals Plans for Barbara Walters' Retirement

ABC/Lou Rocco(NEW YORK) -- To mark Barbara Walters' retirement, The View is making television history on May 15 by bringing together all 11 co-hosts to celebrate her legendary career.

Past co-hosts Meredith Vieira, Star Jones, Joy Behar, Debbie Matenopoulos, Lisa Ling, Rosie O’Donnell, and Elisabeth Hasselbeck will join Sherri Shepherd, Jenny McCarthy, Whoopi Goldberg and Walters to share the stage for the very first time.

The following day, May 16, will be Walters' last on the job after a storied career spanning more than five decades.

Walters is the last original co-host from The View panel she helped to assemble in 1997. Last year, the media icon announced on the show that season 17 would be her last.

This special tribute will run in addition to the show's plan to celebrate Walters' final week from May 12 to 16, including surprise guests, dedicated segments, and retrospectives of Walters’ remarkable life, both on screen and off.

“Barbara Walters’ status as a trailblazer, a legend and an icon are undeniable,” said Paul Lee, president, ABC Entertainment. “By creating a talk show panel with multiple hosts she changed the daytime landscape with a concept that is now widely emulated. It’s a true testament to her legacy."

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Comedian Artie Lange Hospitalized

@artiequitter/Twitter(DETROIT) -- Comedian Artie Lange was hospitalized in the Detroit area on Tuesday after going into diabetic shock.

Lange tweeted a photo of himself in a hospital bed.

He's set to perform in Los Angeles this Saturday, though it remains to be seen whether he'll have to reschedule.

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"Magic Mike" Sequel Gets Release Date

Warner Bros.(NEW YORK) -- The sequel to Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey's 2012 stripper film Magic Mike now has a name and release date.

Magic Mike XXL is scheduled to premiere July 3, 2015.

The old gang is expected to return, including Tatum, who is co-writing the follow-up.

The Magic Mike sequel will open during the same weekend as the next Terminator movie.

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"The View's" Jenny McCarthy Engaged to Donnie Wahlberg

ABC/ Ida Mae Astute(NEW YORK) -- The View co-host Jenny McCarthy is engaged to her boyfriend Donnie Wahlberg. McCarthy announced the news on the ABC daytime program Wednesday morning.

McCarthy recounted how the New Kids on the Block member involved her 11-year-old son Evan in the proposal.

"He went into the other room and out came Evan with a card that said 'Will' and he handed it to me...and then Evan ran away and Evan came in with a card that said 'You,' and then he ran away," she described.

McCarthy quickly figured out what was going on.

"And then Evan came back with a card that said "Marry" -- but spelled wrong. It said M-A-R-Y," she continued, laughing. "And then the last time, Donnie came out with Evan and Donnie's shirt said 'Me' with a question mark."

She added, "Of course, I said 'Yes.' In that moment Evan yelled, 'I have another dad!' and it made all of us cry and I feel like the luckiest girl in the world and he's so wonderful."

The two have been dating since last summer; they're thinking of either getting married in August, or stretching the engagement out until next year, McCarthy said.

View creator Barbara Walters then offered to host the nuptials in her New York City apartment, but quipped that they'd have to find another location for the honeymoon.

McCarthy was previously married to actor/director John Mallory Asher, who is the father of her son. They divorced in 2005; later that year she began dating Jim Carrey. They split in 2010.

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Ellen DeGeneres Tops "Out" Magazine's "Power 50" List

ABC/Andrew Eccles(NEW YORK) -- Ellen DeGeneres ranks first on Out magazine's eighth annual "Power 50" list of the most influential LGBT voices in American culture.

The magazine cites DeGeneres' popular daytime talk show, as well as her recent turn as Oscars host, during which she "almost shut down Twitter" with her star-studded selfie, which set a record for retweets.

Other names from the TV world included in the top 10: Glee creator Ryan Murphy, How I Met Your Mother star Neil Patrick Harris, Bravo host Andy Cohen, and Good Morning America's Robin Roberts.

Further down the list are CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, Glee actress Jane Lynch and X-Men: Days of Future Past actress Ellen Page, the latter of whom came out earlier this year.  

You can browse the complete "Power 50" list on Out.com.

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Religious Drama "Heaven Is For Real" Opens Nationwide

TriStar(NEW YORK) -- The religious drama Heaven Is For Real opens nationwide on Wednesday.

Greg Kinnear plays a pastor, Todd Burpo, whose young son amazes him when he claims he visited heaven during a near-death experience.

British actress Kelly Reilly co-stars as the pastor's wife, while newcomer Connor Corum takes on the role of the son, Colton. Margo Martindale and Thomas Haden Church also star in Heaven Is For Real, which is based on the best-selling book by the real-life Todd Burpo.

The film is rated PG.

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Paul Walker's Brothers to Help Complete Shooting of "Fast & Furious 7"

Kevin Winter/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Paul Walker's brothers will fill in for the late actor to help complete his scenes for the next film in the Fast & Furious franchise.

A statement posted Tuesday on the series' official Facebook page announced that filming of Fast & Furious 7 has resumed, with Caleb and Cody Walker stepping in for their brother.

It reveals, "Caleb and Cody are helping us complete some remaining action for their brother and fill in small gaps left in production. Having them on set has made us all feel that Paul is with us too."

The statement also notes that following Walker's death in a car crash last November, "We came together and all felt the only choice was to continue. We believe our fans want that, and we believe Paul would want that too."

The statement adds that Walker had completed most of his scenes as Brian O'Conner for the film, and "it's among the strongest work of his career."

Production on Fast & Furious 7 was suspended for several months following Walker's death. The film will arrive in theaters on April 10, 2015.

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CBS Denies It's Discussed Late-Night Time Slot with Chelsea Handler

NBC Universal(LOS ANGELES) -- For the moment, it appears Chelsea Handler will not be joining Stephen Colbert at CBS in 2015.

The E! late-night host had the rumor mill churning on Monday, when she posted onto her Instagram page a photo of herself holding some papers, one of which had the CBS logo printed on it. The accompanying caption read, "Business meeting."

The picture fueled speculation that Handler may replace Craig Ferguson as host of CBS' Late Late Show. However, the network denies that is the case. A network spokesperson tells New York Magazine's Vulture that it is not in discussions with Handler regarding its 12:35 a.m. Eastern time slot.

The spokesperson says that while Handler did have a meeting with CBS this week, it was "a general meeting with our syndication [division.]”

ABC News Radio confirmed late last month that Handler plans to end her E! program, Chelsea Lately, and leave the cable network when her contract expires at the end of the year. Ferguson's deal with CBS will run out at the same time.

CBS announced last week that Colbert will replace the retiring David Letterman as the host of Late Show sometime in 2015. Colbert will be a guest on Letterman's show next Tuesday.

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Billy Bob Thornton Hits the Small Screen in FX's "Fargo"

FX/Matthias Clamer (NEW YORK) -- Oscar winner Billy Bob Thornton is trading the big screen for the small, in FX's new adaptation of another Academy Award winner, Fargo.

The series kicked off Tuesday night on the network, and the actor explained to ABC News Radio that he couldn't say no to the project, in which he plays a psychotic drifter.

"The writing was so good and what [writer Noah Hawley] did was he managed to capture the tone and the spirit of the Coen Brothers movie without imitating them," Thornton said.

Thornton said the show is, "...a new animal and yet it still seems like Fargo and what it really is, it's kind of what happens in that area of that country after the movie. Y'know, so it's different characters, different story, but the same tone as the movie."

As much fun as Thornton had on the series, he won't be back: as, in the case of AMC's American Horror Story, Fargo's cast will apparently change season to season.

So even if Fargo gets renewed, Thornton won't be on board -- nor will anyone else from the freshman season, which includes Hobbit star Martin Freeman, Colin Hanks, and Breaking Bad's Bob Odenkirk.

"...[I]t's not out of the question that they'll do another 10 but this particular story is over so it will be with new people," Thornton explained. "...That's why this was perfect for me because it was 10 episodes and then it's over, so then I can still do two movies this year."

That being said, the project has turned Thornton on to the small screen.

"[T]elevision has really excited me," he said, "so this won't be the last time for sure."

Fargo airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. Eastern on FX.

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Final "X-Men: Days of Future Past" Trailer Debuts

Fox(NEW YORK) -- 20th Century Fox has released the final trailer for its upcoming time-jumping X-Men movie, Days of Future Past.

Bryan Singer, who called the shots on 2000's X-Men and 2003's X2: X-Men United, is back in the director's chair. This time, he reunites many of the main mutants from his movies, including Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen with the actors from X-Men: First Class like Jennifer Lawrence, as well as James McAvoy and Michael Fassbinder -- who play, respectively, the younger version of Stewart's Professor Xavier and McKellen's Magneto.

This trailer gives the best peeks to date about the plot, which is based on an X-Men comic series of the same name. In the film, an anthropologist named Bolivar Trask, played by Game of Thrones' Peter Dinklage, helps create mutant-hunting robots called Sentinels, which eventually come to threaten all humans.

In this war-torn future, Professor X sends Hugh Jackman's Wolverine back in time to get mutants on opposing sides to band together to stop the apocalyptic end times from occurring -- though as the snippet suggests, recruiting isn't easy.

Days of Future Past, which also stars Halle Berry, Ellen Page, Anna Paquin, Nicholas Hoult, Daniel Cudmore, and Kelsey Grammer, opens on May 23.

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"Glee" Creator Says Final Season Won't Be Set in New York

Brian Bowen Smith/FOX(LOS ANGELES) -- Glee creator Ryan Murphy has changed his mind and is telling reporters that the final season of the Fox series won't be centered on New York after all.

"The final season is really its own story and its own location and while the New York stuff will be alive, the final season is not New York-centric at all," Murphy told reporters Monday during a conference call that included The Hollywood Reporter.

Instead the series will time jump, and Murphy said he's inviting all past characters back to the series for its sixth and final season.

"It really [will be] a lovely, fitting season that...dwells on the original people that were on the show and what happens to them and how they give back. That really is the last season...We'll revisit some of the new kids that came and went. There's a return of the Jane [Lynch]-Matt [Morrison] characters in a big way. It's really interesting, very sweet, satisfying ending to the story," he said.

Murphy also hinted about the final scene in the final season. It will apparently involve Lea Michele's Rachel Berry and Morrison's Will Schuester.

"We do have a final idea that we're working on that I think is very powerful and moving," Murphy explained. "It's about Rachel and Mr. Schue and it returns them to their origins and their roots, about how they felt about each other when they were younger and everything was idyllic. That ending has to be a reflection and celebration of how far all those characters have evolved....The main thrust of [the episodes] will be a final farewell to all of our characters that we've known since season one."

Murphy also said he and the other writers have been debating if Rachel should have another love interest after Finn's passing. Finn was played by Michele's off-screen boyfriend Cory Monteith, who passed away last July.

"We'll probably follow Lea's lead as we have so many times this year," he said. "She's always been so great and sensitive and been so wise about how to handle that stuff. We have to make that decision in the next couple of weeks -- if not months: Is Rachel going to have another romance? Or does Rachel's second half romantically happen when Glee is over? That's something we're debating. It's hard."

Still, one thing that's already been decided is the idea of a spin-off. Murphy said it's not happening.

"No, the spin-off thing was something that, you know, if we were going to do a spin-off what we were going to do was do the New York stuff as a spin-off, but we ended up not doing that, so not it's not a spin-off idea," he said, according to E! News.

Glee airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on Fox.

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Miley Hospitalized Due to Allergic Reaction, Kansas City Concert Cancelled

ABC/Randy Holmes(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) -- Miley Cyrus cancelled her North Carolina concert last week due to the flu.  Now, the singer's in the hospital, and her show Tuesday night in Kansas City has been called off.

A statement posted on the website of the Sprint Center in Kansas City reads, "Miley Cyrus' 'Bangerz' tour date scheduled for Tuesday night, April 15, at Sprint Center in Kansas City has been cancelled. Cyrus has been hospitalized for a severe allergic reaction to antibiotics and has been placed on medical rest by her doctors. She will not be able to perform as scheduled."

The statement goes on say that refunds will be available at the point of purchase; tickets purchased online or by phone will be refunded automatically.

Shortly after the cancellation was announced, Miley tweeted, "Kansas I promise Im as [symbol of a heart breaking] as you are. I wanted so badly 2 b there 2night. [symbol of a cat crying] Not being with yall makes me feel shi**ier than I already do."

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Brandy Norwood and Ryan Press End Engagement

Kevin Winter/BET/Getty Images for BET(LOS ANGELES) -- Brandy Norwood is back on the market.

The singer and her music exec fiancé, Ryan Press, split before the singer's 35th birthday in February, her rep confirmed to ABC News.

"They are both taking a step back actually. That’s what they both wanted to do," the rep said. "They’re friends and I think it’s the mature thing to do in a relationship is just evaluate where you are and move forward. The great thing is that they are friends and definitely that’s an important part and he’s still supportive of what she’s doing."

Norwood, who has a daughter from a previous relationship, and Press announced their engagement last year.

Last month, her brother, singer Ray J, told ABC News Radio that he's "protective" over his older sister.

"Every guy is crazy," he said, when asked whom he'd like to see her date. "I know I am so I just want to make sure she's happy and then I got her back -- whatever she wants to do."

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