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PEOPLE BRIEFS: Bristol Palin to guest star on TV show

Bristol Palin to guest star on TV show

NEW YORK -- Sarah Palin's daughter Bristol will make her acting debut on the ABC Family drama series, ''The Secret Life of the American Teenager.''

The network said the 19-year-old will play herself on an episode scheduled to shoot and air this summer. It will deal with the consequences of teen pregnancy.

The network calls Bristol Palin the most famous teenage mother in America. She was pregnant as her mother campaigned for vice president. Bristol Palin gave birth to her son, Tripp, in December 2008.

The TV series focuses on the relationships between families and friends and how they deal with teenage issues. It premiered two years ago, and its cast includes Molly Ringwald and Mark Derwin.

Publicist: Charlie Sheen enters rehab

LOS ANGELES -- Charlie Sheen's publicist says the actor has entered rehab and is taking a break from the hit CBS show ''Two and a Half Men.''

Publicist Stan Rosenfield wrote in a statement Tuesday that Sheen has voluntarily entered rehab for an unspecified reason and is seeking privacy.

The move comes roughly two months after Sheen's arrest in Colorado after being accused of holding a knife to his wife's throat and threatening to kill her. Sheen faces a felony domestic violence charge in the case.

Sheen's wife, Brooke, is also in rehab for an undisclosed reason.

Sutherland set to return to '24' after surgery

NEW YORK -- The clock will start ticking again for ''24'' when Kiefe Sutherland returns to the set Monday after surgery that shut down filming of the Fox network thriller for two weeks.

A statement released Tuesday from Twentieth Century Fox Television says Sutherland has been cleared to return to work.

The studio says no disruption is expected in the airing schedule. The show began its eighth season last month.

Neither the studio nor Sutherland's representative has commented on the nature of Sutherland's ailment. The Los Angeles Times first reported the production halt and says Sutherland suffered from a ruptured cyst near his kidney.