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Monday, February 1, 2010

Actor heading to rehab following alleged bank robbery

Looks like his name is Rip for a reason.

Cops say Rip Torn got ripped and tried to rip off a bank.

Now the Emmy winner is doing what celebrities do when they get busted for allegedly breaking the law - he’s going to rehab.

Rip Torn after a 2006 DUI arrest (AP Photo/New York State Police, file)

The veteran actor is expected to post $100,000 bond today, Monday, Feb. 2, and then head to a Manhattan clinic, according to E online and the Associated Press.

Cops say the 78-year-old “Men in Black” actor was drunk off his rockers Friday and armed with a revolver when he broke into a bank in Salisbury, Conn., his home town.

He is charged with criminal mischief trespassing, possession of a firearm without a permit, carrying a firearm while intoxicated and burglary, E says.

The Emmy winner’s attorney denied he had a firearm.

The attorney said Torn thought he was in his own home when he was arrested, the Hartford Courant reports.

The newspaper says that police went to the bank at about 9:45 p.m. Friday after an alarm sounded. Torn was inside and a window a was broken.

Banks want

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Taylor, Pink, Beyonce, Gaga or Bon Jovi? Which Grammy performance was best?

You have to give it up to the music industry, they know how to put on a good show.

From Elton John and Lady Gaga’s dirty duet to Lil Wayne, Eminem and Drake’s bleeping performance, there were wonders for both the eyes and ears at Sunday night’s Grammy Awards.

But who was the best?

Below are a collection of videos if in case you missed something.

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