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Cyrus, Hemsworth nuptials called off

A wrecking ball has hit Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth’s relationship.

Representatives for both celebrities confirmed Monday that the couple have called off their engagement.

The 23-year-old Hemsworth proposed to 20-year-old Cyrus last year. They met on the set of the 2010 movie “The Last Song.”

Cyrus, whose hits include “We Can’t Stop” and “Wrecking Ball,” will release a new album called “Bangerz” on Oct. 8. Australian-born Hemsworth was one of the stars of “The Hunger Games.” He will appear in the sequel, “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” that will be in theaters on Nov. 22.

Their breakup was first reported by People magazine.

Costner items up for charity auction

Actor Kevin Costner has donated personal items and movie memorabilia to a charity auction that will benefit a Lakota interpreter at his Tatanka tourist attraction in South Dakota.

Costner’s childhood baseball and bat and movie memorabilia including a baseball jacket from “Bull Durham” will be sold at the Saturday auction in Lead. Costner filmed much of his Academy Award-winning movie “Dances with Wolves” in South Dakota, and his Tatanka attraction near Deadwood tells the story of the North American bison.

Proceeds from the auction will help Phillip Red Bird Frame, who hopes to earn a college degree in sociology.

Emmys to honor Gandolfini, others

The Emmy Awards will feature five special memorial tributes, including one to “Glee” star Cory Monteith, organizers said.

Monteith died in July at age 31 of a heroin and alcohol overdose. He will be remembered by the show’s Jane Lynch.

In addition, Edie Falco will honor James Gandolfini, her co-star on “The Sopranos.” Gandolfini died of a heart attack in June at age 51.

Other tributes during the Sunday event will see Rob Reiner honoring “All in the Family Star” Jean Stapleton; Robin Williams remembering his friend and mentor Jonathan Winters; and Michael J. Fox honoring “Family Ties” producer Gary David Goldberg.

The ceremony on CBS also will include the traditional “in memoriam” segment recognizing other industry members who have died.

The birthday bunch

Singer LaMonte McLemore (The Fifth Dimension) is 78. Singer Fee Waybill (The Tubes) is 63. Actress Elvira is 62. Comedian Rita Rudner is 60. Director Baz Luhrmann is 51. Rapper Doug E. Fresh is 47. Bassist Jon Walker (Panic at the Disco) is 28.



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