A wrecking ball has hit Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth’s relationship. Representatives for both celebrities confirmed Monday that the couple have called off their engagement. The 23-year-old Hemsworth proposed to 20-year-old Cyrus last year. They met on the set of the 2010 movie ‘‘The Last Song.’’ Cyrus, whose hits include ‘‘We Can’t Stop’’ and ‘‘Wrecking Ball,’’ will release a new album called ‘‘Bangerz’’ on Oct. 8. Australian-born Hemsworth was one of the stars of ‘‘The Hunger Games.’’ He will appear in the sequel, ‘‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,’’ which will be in theaters Nov. 22. Their breakup was first reported by People magazine.
Emmy tributes planned
The Emmy Awards will feature five special memorial tributes, including one to ‘‘Glee’’ star Cory Monteith, organizers said. Monteith died in July at age 31 of a heroin and alcohol overdose. He will be remembered by the show’s Jane Lynch. In addition, Edie Falco will honor James Gandolfini, her costar on ‘‘The Sopranos.’’ Gandolfini died of a heart attack in June at age 51.
Author’s lawsuit settled
Harper Lee has settled the lawsuit she filed to secure the copyright to her classic novel, ‘‘To Kill a Mockingbird.’’ A federal judge in New York City approved the order last week dismissing the case against Samuel L. Pinkus, the son-in-law of Lee’s former literary agent, and companies he allegedly created. Two other defendants had been dropped from the suit a week earlier.
“I have to rise above that.” — Nina Davuluri, the New Miss America, responding to questions about social media criticism that Miss America is of Indian heritage.