PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Beyonce talks Vegas shows with Wynn

Beyonce talks Vegas shows with Wynn

LAS VEGAS -- Wynn Las Vegas officials said they're in preliminary talks with Beyonce Knowles to bring the superstar singer back to the Las Vegas resort.

Wynn Resorts spokeswoman Jennifer Dunne said there's no deal yet, despite published rumors of a lucrative, long-term contract.

Beyonce appeared at the resort from July 30 through Aug. 2 this year while filming a concert DVD. Her shows helped boost visitation to Wynn and its sister Encore Las Vegas resort during a typically slow tourist season in Las Vegas.

Bryant Gumbel says he's had cancer surgery

NEW YORK -- Bryant Gumbel shocked a television audience with the news that he's recovering from cancer surgery and treatment.

The former ''Today'' show anchor, 61, said a malignant tumor and part of his lung were removed two months ago. He revealed his condition to Kelly Ripa while subbing for Regis Philbin on Tuesday's edition of ''Live With Regis and Kelly.'' (Philbin recently had hip replacement surgery.)

''It's nothing to hide from,'' Gumbel said. ''They opened up my chest, they took out a malignant tumor, they took out part of my lung and they took out some other goodies.''

FBI: Pair tried to extort actor John Stamos

MARQUETTE, Mich. -- Two people in Michigan have been charged with threatening to sell photos of John Stamos unless he paid them $680,000.

Allison Coss and Scott Sippola were arrested last week on an extortion charge at an airport near Marquette, in the Upper Peninsula. An undercover FBI agent had arranged to meet them there.

The FBI said it was contacted on Nov. 28 by a lawyer for an actor identified in a court document only as ''Mr. X.''