Adele to have throat surgery
NEW YORK - Adele's voice has given her the biggest success this year - and the most trouble. The singer, above, will have throat surgery and has canceled all tour dates and promotional appearances for the year.
Columbia Records announced Friday the "Rolling in the Deep" singer will have surgery "to alleviate the current issues with her throat." A full recovery is expected.
Earlier this month, the 23-year-old canceled a U.S. concert run, which included an Oct. 7 stop in Atlantic City, due to a hemorrhage in her vocal chord; she also canceled concerts in June due to laryngitis.
Adele's "21" is the best-selling CD of the year in the United States with more than 4 million units sold.
Winfrey looks to the Web
LOS ANGELES - After 25 years on TV, Oprah Winfrey, below, says she's having the time of her life on the Web.
The 57-year-old mogul is connecting with viewers through her weekly webcasts, and she says it's "the most fun I've had ever."
Winfrey's live webcast discussions about her new show, "Oprah's Lifeclass," have been so popular, they've been added to the lineup on the Oprah Winfrey Network.
"Lifeclass" premiered earlier this month and features Winfrey sharing her favorite interviews and insights from her long-running talk show.
'On the Road' returns
NEW YORK - CBS News is reaching back into its history to bring back the "On the Road" feature.
Reporter Steve Hartman takes over for the late Charles Kuralt. CBS said Friday that Hartman will search across the country for unusual features.
His first story, on the "CBS Evening News" Friday, found a group of men who hoisted a replica of the Statue of Liberty on a railroad pier in the Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania 25 years ago. It remains standing today.
Starting in 1967, Kuralt and his crew logged more than a million miles on an old motor home, and filed more than 600 stories.
Stuntman killed in Bulgaria
SOFIA, Bulgaria - Police in Bulgaria say a stuntman died and another was seriously injured while filming an explosion scene on the set of "The Expendables 2."
Police said Friday the two men, whose names and nationalities were not disclosed, were performing a stunt involving an explosion on an inflatable boat on the Ognyanovo dam, just outside the capital, Sofia. The incident occurred late Thursday.
The injured man has undergone a five-hour operation and his condition was stable, doctors are quoted by the BTA news agency as saying.
The film stars Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Odds and ends
• Pop superstar Lady Gaga is visiting India to perform at a Formula One after-party and wearing a giant beehive hairdo modeled on the country's flag. The Indian Grand Prix, at a track in the suburbs of New Delhi, is Sunday evening.
• James Brown's former manager was sentenced in Aiken, S.C., to three years of home confinement on charges he took more money from the late soul singer in his final years than his contracts allowed. David Cannon, 72, of Barnwell entered an Alford plea to two counts of breach of trust, The Aiken Standard reported. The plea does not admit guilt, but acknowledges there is enough evidence for a conviction.
He said in court Thursday that while he did nothing wrong, he realized a jury would likely find him guilty.
• Appeal court judges on Friday upheld the 16-month jail sentence given to the son of Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour for a violent rampage during student protests last year. Charlie Gilmour was one of thousands who demonstrated in December against rising university tuition fees and was among a group that broke away from the main demonstration and attacked a convoy carrying Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla. At Gilmour's trial earlier this year, a judge said Gilmour had jumped on the hood of a Jaguar in the royal motorcade and thrown a garbage can at the car.