Steven Tyler talks about his tooth-jarring accident and treatment

Daybreak Daily’s afternoon incredulity about the pop-culture world finds Steven Tyler flashing his pearly whites, sans a couple, and much more.

THAT’S HIS STORY AND HE’S STICKING TO IT: Per Radar, “No, Steven Tyler's slip and fall in a South American hotel was not the same ol’ song and dance -- the Aerosmith front man said Thursday it was just an accident, not a relapse.

The 63-year-old Sweet Emotion singer -- who sported a black eye, two missing teeth and cuts and bruises to his face after the incident Tuesday -- told The Today Show's Matt Lauer on Thursday that he got his battle scars after venturing into the bathroom while suffering from a wicked case of Montezuma's revenge (Traveler's diarrhea).”


LUKE AND LAURA: Per the Hollywood Reporter, “Disney/ABC announced Oct. 24 that it has already cleared Katie Couric's syndicated Katie to air in more than 60 percent of U.S. homes when it bows in fall 2012, fueling speculation about the future of the soap that has aired at 3 p.m. in most markets since 1963.

ABC, which in September drew the ire of soap fans by replacing the long-running All My Children with the foodie chat show The Chew and jettisoning One Life to Live to the web, likely won't decide the fate of its last remaining soap until the spring. But General Hospital clearly is under the microscope. The soap will "compete based on ratings and costs" with other offerings, says a network rep.”

YEAH, HEH-HEH: Per the Los Angeles Times, “Thursday marks the return of Mike Judge's "Beavis and Butt-Head" to MTV, after 14 years — enough time for a baby to have grown up to be Beavis or Butt-Head.

The cartoon, which began in part as an ironic, idiotic but not inaccurate commentary on the network's original bread and butter — the music video — will now include among its targets movies, viral videos and the kind of shows that have come to represent MTV in the duo's absence, series like "Jersey Shore" and "16 and Pregnant." ("This would be a better show if they showed them actually getting pregnant.") What's odd is how nearly they resemble some of their new targets — "This guy looks like he might be stupider than us" — and how with the passing years they've come to sound less like snarky kids and more like grumbling old men: the Statler and Waldorf of their generation.”

YOU GO, WANDA: Per People, “Wanda Sykes says it didn't take her long to decide to have both breasts removed. "I just wanted the best odds," the comedian, 47, tells PEOPLE in this week's issue. "I made my decision because I love life."

Sykes was diagnosed with DCIS [ductal carcinoma in situ], a noninvasive type of breast cancer, after having a breast reduction in February. "My first thought was, 'Really? Me, breast cancer?' I just couldn't believe it," she says. "But I knew this was doable."

THROATY ISSUE: Per Rolling Stone, “Claiming serious vocal problems, Adele – the bestselling artist of 2011 – canceled her second run of U.S. dates this year on October 4th. The soul superstar has yet to announce when she'll return. "If I continue to pick up everything before I have properly conquered these problems and nipped them in the bud, I will be totally and utterly fucked," she wrote on her website. "Singing is literally my life, it's my hobby, my love, my freedom and now my job. I have absolutely no choice but to recuperate properly and fully, or I risk damaging my voice forever."

The condition she's suffering from, a vocal hemorrhage, generally doesn't require the extensive break Adele is taking, according to several top throat surgeons. But because Adele has suffered repeat injuries, she could need the kind of throat surgery Aerosmith's Steven Tyler underwent in 2006. (He was singing again within five months. Graham Nash and Elton John have had similar issues.) "It's very fixable, basically," says Tyler's doctor, Steven Zeitels, a Harvard professor and director of the Center for Laryngeal Surgery and Voice Rehabilitation at Massachusetts General Hospital. "This is not something that's a deal breaker, even remotely."

WHATEVER: Per the AP, “The estranged father of actress Lindsay Lohan will be held in a Tampa hospital overnight for observation, hours after his second domestic violence-related arrest this week.
Michael Lohan has been admitted to Tampa General Hospital for observation, police said, following a jump from a third-floor balcony in an attempt to escape from authorities early Thursday morning.”

ROYAL SCAR: Per Us, “The Duchess left behind her Prince, but she showed the world something new.{ } On Wednesday night Kate Middleton made her first official solo appearance in London as the Duchess of Cambridge at a charity dinner for In Kind Direct at the Clarence House. Prince William's wife, 29, looked radiant in a floor length blue chiffon gown, with her styled hair half-up, half-down.

But underneath her beautiful 'do, Kate revealed an alarming three-inch long scar on the left side of her head, behind her temple. "The scar is related to a childhood operation," said a spokesman for the Duchess.”

AND FINALLY: Today’s mystery music video.

--Skip Wood