LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Burt Bacharach, who required shoulder surgery after a fall in April, has canceled performances for June because the injury is still bothering him.
Bacharach, 71, performed at a charity event last Saturday for the first time since falling after he missed a step during rehearsal April 5.
The Oscar- and Grammy-winning songwriter shortened the show after feeling pain and discomfort in his left shoulder, according to a statement Wednesday from his publicist.
Bacharach didn't perform in May and decided to cancel performances in June to give himself another month to recover.
Jordan wins court battle
CHICAGO (AP) -- Michael Jordan won a court battle Thursday over the use of his name on a restaurant.
A federal judge threw out a contract that gave the rights to two businessmen, ruling that executive Gene Silverberg had materially hurt Jordan by publicly saying the basketball great had lost popularity and was a weaker restaurant draw.
''There is something incongruous about a celebrity restaurant trashing the celebrity and then expecting him to appear and the restaurant to prosper,'' U.S. District Judge James Moran said.
Studio sues Myers
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Now we don't do the dance on ''Sprockets.''
Universal Pictures is suing Michael Myers, accusing him of refusing to do a film based on one of his ''Saturday Night Live'' characters.
The studio had planned the comedy ''Dieter'' as one of its major movies for summer 2001, the trade newspaper Daily Variety reported Wednesday.
''I informed Universal that the script does not work and it needs more time to be fixed,'' Myers said in a statement. ''I cannot, in good conscience, accept $20 million and cheat moviegoers who pay their hard-earned money to see my work.''
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