There’s renewed focus on Dr. Drew Pinsky and his ‘‘Celebrity Rehab’’ series in the aftermath of the death of country singer Mindy McCready. The singer is the fifth cast member of the series to die since appearing on the show — and the third from Season 3. The previous deaths had already stirred up discussion about the show’s helpfulness. Pinsky is accepting no responsibility. He told ‘‘The View’’ that ‘‘in a weird way’’ he wishes he could take responsibility, but he hasn’t been McCready’s doctor in years. He says he spoke to McCready two weeks ago and helped persuade her to get help, but she left rehab within hours. She was found dead on the porch of her Arkansas home days later, with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. VH1’s ‘‘Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew’’ isn’t currently on the air.
Baldwin: no epithets
New York City police are investigating harassment complaints made by actor Alec Baldwin and a New York Post photographer after an altercation. Photographer G.N. Miller says the former ‘‘30 Rock’’ star yelled racial epithets and other insults when he was trying to take pictures of the actor outside his Manhattan apartment. Baldwin maintains he hollered at the photographer, but never said anything racist. He called the allegations ‘‘outrageous.’’ Baldwin called police and filed a harassment complaint Monday after the incident. The photographer later filed a cross-complaint. The police department’s Hate Crimes Task force was looking into the allegations. The Post had no comment beyond its published report.
British to hit Bonnaroo
There will be a British invasion of the main stage at Bonnaroo this year. Paul McCartney and Mumford & Sons are among the headliners for the 2013 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn. The four-day festival, held on a rural 700-acre farm, always features an eclectic roster, but the June 13-16 event is even more varied than usual. Returnees Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers also hold down a headliner spot. Then things get a little crazy with R&B star R. Kelly, alternative queen Bjork, and Wu-Tang Clan celebrating its 20th anniversary. Wilco, Pretty Lights, the Lumineers, the National, the xx, Kendrick Lamar, Nas, and ZZ Top also top the list announced Tuesday by ‘‘Weird Al’’ Yankovic via Bonnaroo’s YouTube channel.
A deep cut
“I couldn’t get a sports car, they won’t let me bungee jump — so instead, I cut my bangs.” — First Lady Michelle Obama, on her “midlife crisis” in an interview with Rachael Ray.