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People in Brief for October 11

Nick, Joe and Kevin Jonas are canceling their tour.

The Jonas Brothers cancel 19-date tour


NEW YORK — The Jonas Brothers have canceled their upcoming tour over creative differences.

Brothers Joe, Kevin and Nick were scheduled to begin their 19-date tour today in Upper Darby, Pa. Spokesman Jesse Derris confirmed the cancellation and said fans can get a refund at the point of purchase.

The group tweeted about the tour as recently as Tuesday, posting a picture of a poster for the Pennsylvania stop.

They had been scheduled to release their first album since 2009 soon, but the future of that project is unclear.

Mackelmore, Timberlake up for top AMA prize


NEW YORK — Newcomers Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will battle heavyweights Justin Timberlake and Taylor Swift for the top prize at the 2013 American Music Awards.

Rihanna and Bruno Mars will also compete for artist of the year. Kelly Clarkson and will.i.am announced some of the nominees Thursday on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

The AMAs will take place Nov. 24 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’s “Thrift Shop” is up for a new award, single of the year. Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” and Florida Georgia Line and Nelly’s “Cruise” is also up for the award.

CBS cancels freshman sitcom ‘We Are Men’


LOS ANGELES — CBS is yanking the freshman sitcom “We Are Men” from its schedule. The Monday night comedy about four bachelors starred Tony Shalhoub, Jerry O’Connell, Kal Penn and Chris Smith. It failed to gain traction with viewers and became one of the new season’s early casualties.

“Well, We Were Men,” Penn posted on his Twitter account after CBS’ announcement Wednesday. “Loved our cast & crew. Much love to the peeps who watched & enjoyed.”

Associated Press

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