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Heather locked up

DEIRDRE SHATTUCK
special to the daily

Heather Locklear has been making headlines this year but unfortunately not for her acting career. The “Dynasty” and “Melrose Place” actress, who is fresh out of rehab for anxiety and depression, was arrested on Saturday afternoon near Santa Barbara, Calif., for suspicion of DUI and being under the influence of a controlled substance. A female witness spotted a woman (Locklear) driving erratically in a parking lot, prompting her to call 911 out of concern, according to California Highway Patrol.

When an officer arrived, Locklear appeared disoriented and impaired and was therefore administered drug and alcohol tests. She passed the alcohol test but the officer can’t conclude the drug test until the results come back. “We believe Locklear was under the influence of prescription medication,” said the highway patrol spokesman. Obviously her rehab stay two months ago didn’t take and we can expect another one real soon.

Super Bowl with the boss

We’ve still got a ways to go before the Super Bowl, but we can count on Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band to be in attendance. Springsteen has just committed to singing in Tampa, Fla., for the 2009 Super Bowl half-time show. He will follow in the footsteps of Prince, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, The Rolling Stones and U2. The highly anticipated gig draws around 150 million viewers for the 12-minute concert. With only a short time to play, let’s hope that the Boss chooses wisely. Hey, we all know the Broncos are born to run!

A knot to remember

Actors Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds just tied the knot last Saturday. After a brief four-month long engagement and only a year of dating, the couple wed in a small ceremony just outside of Vancouver, B.C. The acting duo started dating right after Reynolds and singer Alanis Morissette ended their two-year engagement and five-year relationship. Apparently Reynolds was in a bigger hurry to marry Scarlett. Perhaps we’ll see a bun in the oven soon since that’s usually how it works in Hollywood.

Diva demand

Tina Turner can still carry a tune at the age of 68 and she’s going to prove it on a seven-month world tour that kicked off this week in Kansas City, Miss. We haven’t seen these legs hit the stage since February at the Grammy’s where she and Beyonce performed “Proud Mary,” which blew everybody away. We thought it was just a one-time stunt after being in retirement since 2000.

But Turner is back and it looks like the overwhelming response to her performance at the Grammy’s ignited the comeback.

Another favorite diva, Janet Jackson, is making headlines with a comeback. She is currently on tour to promote her latest album, “Discipline,” but is getting sidelined by illness. The illness has yet to be defined but it happened during a sound check in Montreal Monday, right before she was to perform.

This mysterious illness that kept her hospitalized for a couple hours forced her to postpone two additional shows. Is this really an illness or perhaps a reaction to dismal ticket sales? It seems that “Discipline” is more of a disappointment.

Rumor has it …

It’s the train wreck we can’t help watching: “The Hills.” And now we are in for more painful television if this rumor is true. According to In Touch magazine, Audrina Patridge is getting her own spin-off show on MTV. Expect more intense awkward moments with Justin Bobby and many silent staring contests.

Deirdre Shattuck resides in Breckenridge and maintains her enthusiasm for celebrity gossip even while living in the mountains.


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