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PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Hefner says fiancee called off wedding

Hefner says fiancee called off wedding

CHICAGO — Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner said his fiancee has called off their wedding.

The 85-year-old Hefner said in a Tuesday message on Chicago-based Playboy’s official Twitter feed that 24-year-old Crystal Harris has ‘‘had a change of heart.’’

Hefner announced in December that he and the former Playmate were getting married, tweeting that he’d given Harris an engagement ring. He has said that the wedding was scheduled for this Saturday at the Playboy Mansion in Holmby Hills, Calif.

Tracy Morgan returning to Nashville to apologize

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Comedian Tracy Morgan plans to return to Nashville next week to apologize to audience members who were offended by an anti-gay rant during a stand-up show on June 3.

During the performance, the ‘‘30 Rock’’ actor told the audience that if his son were gay, he would ‘‘pull out a knife and stab’’ him. Morgan already has issued a public apology, saying he went too far, even for a comedy show.

On Tuesday, Morgan publicist Nicole Chabot confirmed that Morgan agreed to the Nashville meeting at the request of Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation President Jarrett Barrios.

Springsteen: Band mate Clemons’ stroke ‘serious’

NEW YORK — Bruce Springsteen said band mate Clarence Clemons’ stroke was serious and he’s going to need a lot of help to get back to his former self.

The Boss commented Tuesday on his longtime friend and E Street Band member on his website, Twitter and Facebook. It’s the first time he’s spoken since it was revealed Sunday that Clemons had suffered a stroke.

Springsteen calls the saxophonist a ‘‘beloved comrade’’ and described the stroke as ‘‘serious.’’

He said: ‘‘Clarence will need much care and support to achieve his potential once again.’’

— From wire reports