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Adkins enters rehab


Country singer Trace Adkins has entered alcohol rehab.

Adkins’ publicist tells Country Weekly and confirms to The Associated Press on Wednesday that the singer entered rehab after consuming alcohol during the Country Cruising cruise.

The 52-year-old “Celebrity Apprentice” winner has canceled the remainder of his performances during the weeklong cruise that wraps up Sunday.

Kimmel visits SXSW

Jimmy Kimmel is taking his late-night show to Texas for the South by Southwest festival.

ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” said Thursday it will air five shows in March from Austin. The Texas city hosts the international showcase for music, film and interactive projects that’s in its 28th year.

Kimmel’s guests will include musical performers from South by Southwest, according to the show.

Happy birthday

Among celebrity birthdays today: Actress Betty White is 92. Actor James Earl Jones is 83. Talk-show host Maury Povich is 75. Guitarist Mick Taylor is 66. Actor-comedian Steve Harvey is 57. Actor Jim Carrey is 52. Actor Denis O’Hare is 52. Actor Joshua Malina is 48. Musician Kid Rock is 43. Actress-singer Zooey Deschanel is 34.