Not So Funny

Few Hollywood couplings are as enduring as success and rehab. GEORGE CARLIN has managed to elude that phenomenon longer than most, but last week, as his latest book, When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?, spent its ninth week on the New York Times best-seller list, the comic announced that he was checking into a substance-abuse facility. In a statement, Carlin revealed he was headed to an unnamed clinic "because I use too much wine and Vicodin." He said his addiction is "nowhere near the worst you hear about ... but my use would have progressed, and I didn't want to...

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