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Truth torpedo alert ...

Charlie Sheen's "Violent Torpedo of Truth" is growing.

Sheen is adding a dozen more dates to his live show, which is now set to stretch into Canada and continue through May 3.

The outspoken actor announced his first two live performances last week on his Twitter account. Those shows in Detroit and Chicago sold out quickly.

Earlier this week, Sheen added an additional five dates. He tacked on a dozen more late Thursday, including stops in Toronto, Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, Denver, San Francisco, Seattle and Vancouver, British Columbia.

Sheen has not revealed the content of the show, other than to call it "the REAL story."


They aren't splitting ...

Billy Ray Cyrus is trying to save his marriage.

He withdrew his divorce filing last Friday in Williamson County Court in Tennessee. His attorney and the judge signed an order withdrawing the divorce papers. It says he and his wife of 17 years, Tish, are attempting to reconcile.

Cyrus told ABC's "The View" that for the first time in a long time his entire family is communicating with each other, and that things are really the best they've ever been.

He released a joint statement with Tish in October announcing the split. They have three children together, including pop-star Miley Cyrus, and two from Tish's previous marriage.


Kid finally invited ...

Kid Rock has a good reason for never attending the South by Southwest Music festival: He says he's never been invited.

But this year, he's not only invited, he's the host of a party designed to give attention to some emerging acts.

"It's going to be great to check it out for the first time, be a part of it and soak it all in," he said in a phone interview this week.

Kid Rock is hosting Jim Beam's Live Music Series at the massive festival in Austin, Texas. Friday's showcase will feature three acts: Leroy Powell, Taddy Porter and Ty Stone, who has an album coming in the next few months on Kid Rock's label, Top Dog Records.

"It's just a great showcase for up and coming new talent," he said this week. "Hopefully cream of the crop rises to the top. I think it's a great thing. I'd take that any day over 'American Idol.' "


Celebrity birthdays....

Sunday: Producer Carl Reiner is 89. Actor Hal Linden is 80. Actress Holly Hunter is 53. Singer Chester Bennington of Linkin Park is 35.

Monday: Actor Timothy Dalton is 65. Actor Matthew Broderick is 49. Actress-comedian Rosie O'Donnell is 49.

Tuesday: Actor William Shatner is 80. Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber is 63. Actress Kellie Williams is 35. Actress Reese Witherspoon is 35. Rapper Mims is 30.

Wednesday: Singer Chaka Khan is 58. Actress Keri Russell is 35.

Thursday: Singer Nick Lowe is 62. TV personality Star Jones is 49. Actress Lara Flynn Boyle is 41. Actress Alyson Hannigan is 37. Actress Keisha Castle-Hughes is 21.

Friday: Movie critic Gene Shalit is 85. Singer Aretha Franklin is 69. Actor Musician Elton John is 64. Actress Sarah Jessica Parker is 46.

Next Saturday: Actor Leonard Nimoy is 80. Actor Alan Arkin is 77. Singer Diana Ross is 67. Singer Steven Tyler of Aerosmith is 63. Actor Martin Short is 61. Actress Jennifer Grey is 51. Actress Keira Knightley is 26. Rapper J-Kwon is 25.

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