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PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Aguilera, boyfriend free after arrests

Aguilera, boyfriend free after arrests

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Authorities said Christina Aguilera’s boyfriend has been released from jail, hours after he was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving and the singer was taken to a West Hollywood jail until she sobered up.

Los Angeles County sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore said 25-year-old Matthew Rutler was stopped near the Sunset Strip after he burned rubber and fishtailed onto a street Tuesday morning with Aguilera in the car.

Whitmore said Rutler’s blood-alcohol content was 0.09 percent — just slightly above the legal limit. He was freed after posting $5,000 bail. Aguilera was freed earlier. She was arrested on suspicion of being publicly drunk, but Whitmore said it was out of concern for her safety and she won’t be prosecuted.

Reba inducted into country Hall of Fame

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — In what host Kix Brooks called a ‘‘bittersweet’’ moment, Reba McEntire joined Jean Shepard and Bobby Braddock as the latest inductees into The Country Music Hall of Fame on Tuesday morning. But country’s reigning queen was at her father’s side and couldn’t make it to the celebration.

Clark McEntire is in a coma in a Tulsa, Okla., hospital. McEntire was able to share the news of her induction with her father before a stroke left him gravely ill. She sent a note to be read by her good friend Brooks during a news conference at the hall of fame and museum.

CBS chief: ‘Two and a Half Men’ future uncertain

LOS ANGELES — CBS Chief Executive Leslie Moonves said he can’t predict whether the crisis-ridden sitcom ‘‘Two and a Half Men’’ will be back on the air.

Speaking at an investors conference Tuesday in San Francisco, Moonves said he hoped the Charlie Sheen comedy, TV’s top-rated, would return to CBS, adding, ‘‘We’ll see.’’

Sheen’s personal woes and public tirades against producers of ‘‘Two and a Half Men’’ reduced the season, but Moonves said CBS isn’t suffering financially in the short term.