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Florence Welch loses voice, Courtney Love sued by assistant

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 01:16

Jul 11 - The day's top showbiz news and headlines including Florence and The Machine cancel two European concerts, Courtney Love is sued by a former assistant, and Chris Brown's community service time is questioned. Bob Mezan reports.

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Florence and The Machine have pulled out of two European concerts because the lead singer Florence Welch has lost her voice. Welch was told not to perform to avoid permanent damage. The British band was due to play in Spain on Thursday (July 12) and in Portugal this weekend. Courtney Love's former assistant is suing over unpaid wages - also claiming that the singer made unethical requests such as instructing her to hire a hacker and falsify legal letters. The assistant filed a wrongful termination, wage and breach of contract lawsuit in Los Angeles. No word yet from Love's camp about the case. A judge has ordered an audit of Chris Brown's community service progress after a Los Angeles prosecutor handling his assault case cited a possible discrepancy in the amount of work he has performed. The prosecutor said the records are not clear on how many hours of community service Brown performed and where the work was done. Brown's attorney has not objected to the audit. Finally, Tony award winner Nina Arianda has been tapped to play rock icon Janis Joplin in a new film. The independently-produced film, titled "Joplin," looks at the last six months in the life of the raspy-voiced singer. Bob Mezan, Reuters.

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Florence Welch loses voice, Courtney Love sued by assistant

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 01:16