FILE- In this Sept. 30, 2013 file photo, Miss Universe Olivia Culpo of the United States watches a performance by inmates as designer Sanjana Jon, adjusts her veil during a visit to the Tihar Jail in New Delhi, India. Indian police say they have filed a case against Culpo for an unauthorized footwear fashion shoot at the Taj Mahal, India's white-marble monument to love. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal, File)
FILE- In this Sept. 30, 2013 file photo, Miss Universe Olivia Culpo of the United States watches a performance by inmates as designer Sanjana Jon, adjusts her veil during a visit to the Tihar Jail in New Delhi, India. Indian police say they have filed a case against Culpo for an unauthorized footwear fashion shoot at the Taj Mahal, India's white-marble monument to love. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal, File)
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People.com reported Wednesday that the Jonas Brothers have canceled their fall tour because of a “deep rift within the band.” “There was a big disagreement over their music direction,” Jonas spokesperson Jesse Derris told the website. On Thursday, Live Nation confirmed that Nick, Joe, and Kevin Jonas’s local gig at the Orpheum next Friday is, in fact, off the books. “Due to extenuating circumstances, the Jonas Brothers have cancelled their upcoming tour dates,” the company’s media alert said. “The band would like to apologize to its fans for any inconvenience. Refunds are available at the point of purchase.” . . . In related news, Nick Jonas’s girlfriend Olivia Culpo, reigning Miss Universe, Rhode Islander, and former Boston University student, has responded to claims that she violated the Indian Heritage Act by shooting an ad for shoes in front of the Taj Mahal. Police Inspector Sushant Gaur told the Associated Press that Culpo and her traveling group have been accused of shooting promotional content without the permission of the state-run Archaeological Survey of India. If the group is found guilty, they could be jailed for two years and fined $1,600, according to the AP. The Miss Universe Organization put out a statement saying that Culpo (inset) was simply keeping a video diary for fans. “As part of these videos, we sometimes incorporate sponsors into these shoots,” the organization explained. “The filming that took place outside the Taj Mahal was never intended to be used as a commercial nor was it meant in any way to be disrespectful. We sincerely apologize for any unintentional harm our indiscretion and insensitivity may have caused.” Culpo told The Providence Journal on Thursday that she didn’t love the idea of posing with the shoes during her Taj visit. “I mean, I’m an employee of the Miss Universe organization and following directions given to me. . . . Honestly, I did say out loud at one point, ‘Isn’t this a little inappropriate?’ ”

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