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The past few months have been rocky for Miss Moore. She released a statement in November announcing she had decided to end her marriage to Ashton Kutcher following news of alleged infidelity.

Haggard on road to recovery after bout with pneumonia

Country music legend Merle Haggard said he’s nearly over the case of double pneumonia that kept him in a Georgia hospital for most of the last week.

Doctors found the 74-year-old had several other ailments while he was recovering in a Macon, Ga., hospital, according to the Associated Press. Spokeswoman Tresa Redburn said he was diagnosed with three stomach ulcers, eight polyps in his colon and diverticulitis of the esophagus.

“Thanks to all the wonderful people all over the world that prayed their special prayers. I’m a new man,” Mr. Haggard said in a statement issued through Ms. Redburn. “Another special thanks to the folks of Macon, Ga., for their kindness, intelligence and probably saving my life.”

Mr. Haggard checked into a hospital and postponed his January tour dates Jan. 17 after contracting pneumonia. He checked himself out Friday and tried to make the ride home to Redding, Calif., on his tour bus. Mr. Haggard quickly realized he wasn’t up to the trip and returned to Macon, Ms. Redburn said.

It’s unclear at this point how Mr. Haggard’s tour schedule to support his latest album, “Walking in Tennessee,” will be affected. His website shows his next performance date is Feb. 28 in Tuscon, Ariz.

‘Rio’ composer Mendes says sequel is in the works

Sergio Mendes, who scored an Oscar nomination for his song “Real In Rio,” said the animated film “Rio” most likely will have a sequel.

Mr. Mendes said director Carlos Saldanha may want to tie the sequel to the 2014 World Cup, which will take place in Brazil.

“I think the plan is for the movie to come three or four months before the World Cup,” Mr. Mendes said Tuesday afternoon.

“Fox has been talking about [it] and it looks like it’s going to happen,” he continued. “We’re going to have a meeting I think next week, and Carlos is coming to town to tell us the story, and it looks like it’s a go.”

Mr. Mendes and Mr. Saldanha are from Brazil. Mr. Mendes said creating music for the film - about birds adventuring to Rio de Janeiro with the voices of Jesse Eisenberg and Anne Hathaway - was special “because that’s my hometown.”

Compiled from Web and wire service reports.