Twin Cities sports TV veteran Mark Rosen returned to his anchor chair this week after an extended leave as his wife fights cancer. Rosen was back on the WCCO-TV news set Tuesday for his 6 and 10 p.m. reports. He also has resumed regular appearances on KFAN Radio, 100.3 FM.

Rosen had been off the air since late July, when he announced that wife, Denise, had surgery to remove a brain tumor. Denise Rosen, 67, and Mark met while she was an artist at WCCO, and they have been married for more than 40 years.

"It's been the worst month of my life, no doubt about it," Mark Rosen said Wednesday on Dan "The Common Man" Cole's afternoon radio show.

Denise Rosen continues to get treatment at a Minneapolis hospital, he said.

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MusiCares to honor Dolly Parton

Entertainer, actress, singer and songwriter Dolly Parton will be honored at the 2019 MusiCares Person of the Year tribute event Feb. 8. The Recording Academy announced that Parton will be the first artist from the Nashville music community honored at the annual MusiCares charity gala, which raises money for those in the musical community in times of financial, medical and personal need. The eight-time Grammy-winner is being recognized for her music and her support of numerous causes through the Dollywood Foundation, including the Imagination Library, which has provided more than 100 million books to children.

Vandalized: Bill Cosby's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was vandalized with the words "serial rapist." The graffiti appeared sometime at the end of the Labor Day weekend. Cosby was convicted in Philadelphia of aggravated indecent assault on a former Temple University employee.

Published: In the beginning, Gabriel Garcia Marquez was a reporter. A selection of the late Nobel laureate's journalism is coming out in Spanish next month, Vintage Espanol said. It's called "El Escandalo del Siglo." The English edition, "The Scandal of the Century," comes in May. Garcia Marquez, who died in 2014, went on to write such celebrated fiction as "One Hundred Years of Solitude" and "Love in the Time of Cholera." The Colombia native is widely regarded as one of the 20th century's greatest writers. The book will cover his work from reporting in Colombia in the 1950s to his columns in the 1980s for the Spanish newspaper El Pais.

meeting: Reality TV star Kim Kardashian visited the White House Wednesday for a meeting with President Donald Trump on criminal justice reform, a White House official said. Kardashian last visited three months ago to press for a pardon for Alice Marie Johnson, 63, which Trump granted one week later.

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