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People: B.B. King ends tour early due to exhaustion

From Wire Reports

Blues guitarist B.B. King has canceled the remaining eight performances of his current tour after being diagnosed with dehydration and exhaustion.

King’s official website said he fell ill Friday evening during a performance at the House of Blues in Chicago and was evaluated by a doctor.

The end of his tour was to include stops next week at his own B.B. King Blues Club and Grill in New York.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer is 89 and has released over 50 albums.

No further updates on his condition were provided.

Earlier this year, King issued a public apology to fans after an erratic performance in St. Louis led to audience catcalls and early departures. His publicists called it “a bad night for one of America’s living blues legends.”

‘Situation’ trial delayed for TV show

A former member of the “Jersey Shore” cast is delaying a court hearing in his tax fraud case so he can film another reality TV show.

Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino was scheduled to be arraigned on federal conspiracy and tax fraud counts today in Newark, New Jersey. But the proceeding was moved to Oct. 23 after Sorrentino’s lawyer said his client has to tape another reality show in Los Angeles.

Sorrentino and his fiancée are scheduled to appear on “Marriage Boot Camp,” which films for two weeks ending Oct. 19.

Sorrentino and his brother Marc pleaded not guilty at an initial court appearance last week. Prosecutors contend the pair filed false tax returns and overstated business expenses on about $9 million they earned through two businesses.

Both are free on $250,000 bail.

Reeves gets restraining order

Keanu Reeves has obtained a temporary restraining order against a woman who was detained after trespassing at the actor’s home last month.

The order issued Thursday requires 50-year-old Kerry Colen Raus to stay away from Reeves and his Los Angeles home.

Court filings state Raus was taken into custody on Sept. 15 after she was found at Reeves’ home after she had taken a dip in his pool and a shower in his house. The filings state Raus has been placed in a psychiatric facility.

“The Matrix” star wrote in a sworn declaration that he does not know Raus and he is concerned about his safety if she is released.

A hearing to extend the restraining order is scheduled for Oct. 22.

The birthday bunch

Actress Britt Ekland is 72. Singer Millie Small is 68. Musician Sid McGinnis (“Late Show with David Letterman”) is 65. Rock singer Kevin Cronin (REO Speedwagon) is 63. Rock singer-musician David Hidalgo (Los Lobos) is 60. Actress Elisabeth Shue is 51. Actress Amy Jo Johnson is 44. Actress Emily Mortimer is 43. Actor Jeremy Sisto is 40.