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Hill starts 3 months in prison


Grammy-winning singer Lauryn Hill began serving a 3-month prison sentence in Connecticut on Monday for failing to pay about $1 million in taxes over the past decade.

Hill reported to federal prison in Danbury, said Ed Ross, a spokesman for the federal Bureau of Prisons.

After she is released from prison, she will be under parole supervision for a year, the first three months of which will be spent under home confinement.

Singer in hospital

Country music star Randy Travis has been hospitalized in Texas with viral cardiomyopathy.

A news release from the singer’s publicist says Travis was admitted to the hospital Sunday in Dallas. No other details were released.

The “Three Wooden Crosses” singer is listed in critical condition.

Viral cardiomyopathy is a heart condition caused by a virus.

‘Kris’ taps co-hosts

Kris Jenner isn’t going it alone on her new talk show: Joan Rivers and Sean Combs will be among the co-hosts sharing the stage with Jenner.

The show’s producer said Monday that Jenner will be paired with a different co-host for each episode of the daytime show, titled “Kris.”

Others in the lineup include Kathie Lee Gifford, Morris Chestnut, NeNe Leakes, Tom Bergeron and Ryan Seacrest.

Khloe Kardashian Odom, one of Jenner’s daughters, also will be a “Kris” co-host.

The talk show gets a trial run starting next week on selected Fox stations. The show will not air locally during the trial, but can be seen on YouTube.

‘Ranger’ takes silver

The top five movies from the weekend box office:

1. “Despicable Me 2,” $83.5 million

2. “The Lone Ranger,” $29.2 million

3. “The Heat,” $24.8 million

4. “Monsters University,” $19.7 million

5. “World War Z,” $18.4 million

Happy birthday

Among celebrity birthdays today: Actor Brian Dennehy is 75. Actor Richard Roundtree is 71. Actor Chris Cooper is 62. TV personality-turned-musician John Tesh is 61. Singer David Ball is 60. Singer Debbie Sledge is 59. Actor Jimmy Smits is 58. Actor Tom Hanks is 57. Actress Kelly McGillis is 56. Singer Courtney Love is 49. . Actor David O’Hara is 48. Musician Jack White is 38. Actor Fred Savage is 37. Singer Dan Estrin is 37.