PASSAGES: ABC Yanks Affleck's Show
REARRANGED: Creed has postponed nine dates from its fall tour because of a throat ailment suffered by lead singer Scott Stapp, 29. On the band's Web site, he claims to be "suffering from acute laryngitis due to the swelling of my vocal cords ... caused by excessive wear and tear." Eight shows in California, Washington, Oregon and Nevada have been rescheduled, Billboard.com reports.
MOURNED: Teresa Graves, 54, who starred as a sassy undercover cop in the '70s TV cop show "Get Christie Love!", died Thursday in a fire at her Los Angeles home, the Associated Press reports. Graves first came to the attention of TV audiences in the late '60s, on NBC's "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In," but then left acting in the mid-1970s to take up religion.
REMOVED: Jonathan Wald, executive producer of NBC's top-rated "Today" show for just 17 months, is out of a job, Variety reports. Several news outlets, including The New York Times, have been reporting ongoing tension between Wald and anchors Katie Couric and Matt Lauer and other staff. "The trajectory of my 19 years at the network goes upwards, and I expect that there will be bigger things to look forward to," Wald said in a statement. A successor has yet to be named.
RELEASED: Country singer Trace Adkins, 40, was sent home from a Tennessee hospital Thursday after treatment for injuries from being pinned under a small off-road vehicle earlier this week at his farm, AP reports. "Trace sustained a crush injury to his chest and a rib-sternum separation," said Dr. Craig Farrell. "He also has bruises to his shoulder and pelvis." The "Chrome" and "(This Ain't) No Thinkin' Thing" singer has been forced to cancel two Texas concerts this weekend.
UNDETERRED: This year's Miss America, Erika Harold, 22, who planned to campaign against youth violence and bullying, says pageant officials tried to bully her into not talking about sexual abstinence during her reign -- and she's not happy about that, she said at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. "I will not be bullied," she told reporters at the event, according to AP. George Bauer, the pageant's interim chief executive officer, would not comment.