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Breaking: Ne-Yo calls in sick, Joss Stone to fill in at Derek Jeter's star-studded Hard Rock party



Question: What do you do when the Grammy-winning pop and R&B star you hired to perform for your famous friends calls in sick on the day of the party?

Answer: You hire another Grammy-winning pop and R&B star to fill in.

Ne-Yo, who had been scheduled to perform at Wednesday's kickoff party to the seventh annual Derek Jeter Celebrity Golf Classic in Tampa, "is under the weather and has been advised by his doctor not to fly," according to a release from the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.

Instead, British soul songbird Joss Stone will entertain the A-list guests, including Jeter, Michael Jordan, Kevin Connolly, John Cena, Ryan Howard, Derrick Brooks and many more. It's not like we're music experts or anything, but ... upgrade?

If you fancy yourself the world's biggest Joss Stone fan, party tickets are still available for $500 at the Hard Rock's gift shop. The red carpet begins at 7 p.m. tonight at the Hard Rock. Click here for details.

-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*. Photo: AP.

[Last modified: Wednesday, July 28, 2010 3:16pm]


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