PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Palin sticks to heartland for book tour

Palin sticks to heartland for book tour

NEW YORK — For her next book tour, Sarah Palin will again skip some of the nation’s biggest cities.

HarperCollins announced Wednesday that the former Republican vice presidential candidate and Alaska governor will be on the road from Nov. 23 to Dec. 3, with a break for Thanksgiving, to promote ‘‘American by Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith, and Flag.’’ The book comes out Nov. 23 and is her first since her memoir, ‘‘Going Rogue.’’

As with ‘‘Going Rogue,’’ Palin will not make appearances in New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, San Francisco or other cities where Democrats are more in favor. She will spend little time on either coast.

The tour begins in Phoenix, in the home state of her 2008 running mate, John McCain. Other stops include Andover, Kan.; Little Rock, Ark.; Brentwood, Tenn.; and Columbia, S.C.

Willis holds party for vets on USS Intrepid

NEW YORK — Bruce Willis, famous for his movie roles, believes the real stars are the military and veterans.

In honor of Veterans Day, the actor threw a party Thursday for hundreds of veterans on board the USS Intrepid, a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier that has been converted into a museum in New York City.

Willis said supporting veterans isn’t about politics but about freedom, and he wants to recognize the men and women who’ve sacrificed their lives for Americans.

Star who played Eddie Munster in NJ rehab

PHILADELPHIA — The former child star who played boy werewolf Eddie Munster on TV has entered a drug and alcohol treatment facility.

Butch Patrick’s agent said Thursday that the 57-year-old is in a private facility in New Jersey.

Agent Jodi Ritzen said Patrick is in rehab ‘‘to deal with a lifetime problem of substance abuse.’’ Ritzen wouldn’t disclose the name of the facility where he’s being treated.