'Laugh-In' actor Henry Gibson dies at 73

LOS ANGELES - Henry Gibson, the veteran comic character actor best known for his role reciting offbeat poetry on 'Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In,' has died. He was 73.

Gibson's son, James, said Gibson died Monday at his home in Malibu after a brief battle with cancer.

After 'Laugh-In,' Gibson went on to appear in several films, including the menacing neighbor opposite Tom Hanks in 'The 'Burbs,' the befuddled priest in 'Wedding Crashers' and voicing Wilbur the Pig in the animated 'Charlotte's Web.'

Brown does community service in Va.

RICHMOND, Va. - Singer Chris Brown cleared weeds and debris at police horse stables in Virginia as part of his community service for beating ex-girlfriend Rihanna.

Richmond television stations showed Brown working Wednesday as police stood nearby. He wore an orange vest, white tank top, baggy jeans and red baseball cap and carried a yard tool to cut tall weeds.

Burt Reynolds enters rehab for addiction

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Actor Burt Reynolds has checked himself into a rehab facility in West Palm Beach to be treated for an addiction to painkillers.

Reynolds' manager Erik Kritzer said in a statement Wednesday that the 'Smokey and the Bandit' star was struggling after a recent back surgery and 'realized that he was in the prison of prescription pain pills.'

Kritzer said Reynolds hopes his story will help others in similar situations and that they will not try to solve the problem by themselves.