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Published: Sat, January 12, 2013 @ 12:00 a.m.

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Blood-alcohol report: Travis was drunk

SHERMAN, Texas

Blood-alcohol results show country star Randy Travis was legally drunk when he was arrested naked after a traffic accident in Texas.

Grayson County District Attorney Joe Brown says Travis was charged formally Wednesday with driving while intoxicated with a blood-alcohol level greater than 0.15. The legal limit for driving in Texas is 0.08. The Class A misdemeanor is punishable by up to two years in jail and a $4,000 fine.

Travis was arrested on a DWI charge and freed on bond after the Aug. 7 single-vehicle accident near Tioga, about 60 miles north of Dallas.

Spears, fiance end yearlong engagement

LOS ANGELES

Britney Spears announced Friday that she has ended her yearlong engagement, capping a week of changes that included her leaving “The X Factor” and promising fans she was returning her focus to music.

Within hours of confirming her departure from the Fox series, Spears also announced that her relationship with talent agent Jason Trawick had ended.

“Jason and I have decided to call off our engagement,” Spears said in the statement. “I’ll always adore him, and we will remain great friends.”

“I love and cherish her and her boys, and we will be close forever,” Trawick said in a joint statement that first was reported by People magazine.

Trawick also resigned his role Friday as a Spears co-conservator, with Superior Court Judge Reva Goetz approving his departure from the case.

Evan Rachel Wood, Jamie Bell expecting

NEW YORK

Evan Rachel Wood is going to be a mom.

Wood’s publicist, Amanda Silverman, said Friday the 25-year-old actress and her husband, Jamie Bell, are expecting their first child later this year. She said Wood and Bell are “thrilled.”

The couple married last year. They first dated in 2005 but broke up the following year.

Wood’s breakout role was in 2003’s gritty film “Thirteen.” In 2011, she co-starred with Kate Winslet in the HBO miniseries “Mildred Pierce.” Both roles earned her Golden Globe nominations.

Bell, 26, is best known for his starring role in “Billy Elliott.” His film credits also include “King Kong” and “The Adventures of Tintin.”

Kimmel expects to run in 3rd place

LOS ANGELES

Jimmy Kimmel says he expects to settle in as the third-rated talk-show host in late-night television, even as early ratings suggest he’s very competitive in his new time slot.

ABC’s funny man is finishing his first week in a new 11:35 p.m. time slot, competing directly with Jay Leno on NBC and David Letterman on CBS.

Kimmel said Friday that “Jimmy Kimmel Live” has scheduled Matt Damon as a guest Jan. 24. Kimmel has a long history with Damon, frequently joking at the end of his show that he ran out of time and couldn’t get Damon on the air as planned.

Vindicator wire services


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