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The Who plan US tour - but first comes the Olympics finale

Plus: Giant Hasselhoffs a temptation for thieves, Katie Holmes to go back to Broadway, Christopher Nolan on The Dark Knight shootings, and Halle Berry injured on set.

Roger Daltrey of The Who. Tannen Maury / EPA
Roger Daltrey of The Who. Tannen Maury / EPA

The Who's Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend will hit the road for a US tour this autumn, but first they're planning what Daltrey calls a great finale for the Olympic Games in London. The group made the announcement on Wednesday, saying that the two surviving members will kick off their tour on November 1. The pair also said they were scheduled to close the Olympics. Daltrey said the band's recordings show the great music that has come out of Great Britain. * AP

Giant Hasselhoff ads tempt thieves

David Hasselhoff flashes a smile in giant photo cutouts that his fans apparently can't leave alone. About 550 of the cutouts were stolen from outside Cumberland Farms convenience stores in Massachusetts in recent weeks. The company is using the cutouts in an advertising campaign to sell iced coffee. Hasselhoff, 60, is best known for his work in the TV shows Knight Rider and Baywatch. Last week he announced he has signed on to appear in a film adaptation of Baywatch. * AP

Katie Holmes to do Broadway

Katie Holmes has decided that her first major acting project after her divorce from Tom Cruise will be on Broadway. The actress will star in Theresa Rebeck's Dead Accounts, a five-character comedy that will be directed by the three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien. Holmes's decision to return to the physically strenuous eight-show-a-week life of a Broadway stage actress may signal an intention to stay and live in New York City with her daughter Suri. Her last appearance on Broadway, which also marked her debut, was in the 2008 production of All My Sons. * AP

Nolan calls shootings 'senseless tragedy'

Christopher Nolan, the director of The Dark Knight Rises, has described the murders at a screening in Colorado on Friday night as a "senseless tragedy". In a statement, Nolan expressed his sadness about the shooting, in which a gunman opened fire on an audience watching the midnight screening of his new Batman movie, killing 12 and injuring 59 people. The director said movies are a great American art form and that watching one is an important and joyful pastime. He said committing violence against innocent people is savage and "devastating". He added that the cast and crew's thoughts were with the victims and their families.  * AP

Halle Berry suffers injury on set

Halle Berry was taken to hospital on Tuesday after suffering a minor head injury while shooting a fight scene in her latest film, The Hive. The 45-year-old actress fell and hit her head on concrete and shortly afterwards began to vomit - a sign of concussion. This raised alarm from aides who advised her to go to a hospital, the celebrity news website TMZ reported. "She was taken to the hospital as a precaution, but she checked out healthy and was released," said the star's spokeswoman. "She will continue production as planned." * AFP