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October 18, 2016 1:01 AM


Colbert sets special for election

Associated Press

CBS News will be in election night coverage mode Nov. 8, but that won’t stop Stephen Colbert from trying to find something funny about the day’s events.

Showtime announced Monday that Colbert will host a live, one-hour election night special from the same Ed Sullivan Theater where the comic tapes the “Late Show” every night. He’ll be on earlier, too: Colbert’s special will start at 11 p.m.

Colbert quipped that he’ll have “all the political comedy you love from my CBS show, with all the swearing and nudity you love from Showtime.”

Another tour

There’ll be no early retirement for star singer Phil Collins.

The 65-year-old former Genesis frontman Monday announced plans for gigs next summer in London, Paris and Cologne. The tour will be called: “Not Dead Yet, Live.”

He officially retired in 2002, but that didn’t last. He last toured in 2007.

Collins told reporters in London he initially retired to spend more time with his family but started to drink after his family split up.

“I’ve changed my mind,” he said of leaving the stage for good. “I’m living with my young kids. They want me to go out on the road and do my thing, and why not?”

Released again

Toni Braxton says she has been released from a Cleveland hospital after being admitted for complications with her battle against lupus for the second time in a month.

The hospitalization forced her scheduled Saturday show in Cleveland to be cancelled.

Braxton announced that she was out of the hospital Sunday. She thanked her fans for their “well wishes and understanding.”

Braxton was released from a hospital in Los Angeles two weeks ago after spending several days being treated for the autoimmune disease.

Wish lists sought

The Journal Gazette will publish wish lists from established, 501(c)(3) nonprofit agencies in northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio that seek donations to directly assist people in need.

Email lists to with the subject line “Journal Gazette Giving.” Include a group name, mission, address, phone number and needs, including drop-off times and locations. Deadline is 5 p.m. Nov. 7. Call Alicia Tharp at 461-8364 with questions.

Happy birthday

Among celebrity birthdays today: Singer-guitarist Chuck Berry is 90. Actor Joe Morton is 69. Actor Jean-Claude Van Damme is 56. Bassist Tim Cross is 50. Actress Joy Bryant is 42. Singer Ne-Yo is 37. Musician Esperanza Spalding is 32. Actor Zac Efron is 29. Actor Tyler Posey is 25.