Burt Reynolds checked into a drug rehab clinic “to regain control of his life” after becoming addicting to painkillers prescribed following back surgery, his manager said. A short statement, issued by manager Erik Kritzer on Wednesday, did not say when or where Reynolds entered rehab.
Dom DeLuise, who spiced up such movies as "Blazing Saddles," "Silent Movie" and "The Cannonball Run" with his manic delivery and roly-poly persona, has died, his son’s publicist told CNN. Publicist Jay Schwartz did not disclose the cause of death, but DeLuise, 75, had been battling cancer for more than a year. DeLuise was surrounded by family when he died in a Santa Monica, California, hospital Monday night, son Michael DeLuise told CNN affiliate KTLA-TV.