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By United Press International  |  Aug. 9, 2012 at 4:00 AM
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RANDY TRAVIS: Country singer Randy Travis was naked and threatened police when arrested in Texas on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, authorities said.

TMZ reported Travis, 53, was charged with DWI, as well as retaliation and obstruction after police picked him up late Tuesday following a single-car crash.

Travis sustained minor cuts and bruises when he drove his 1998 Pontiac Trans Am off a road into barricades in a construction zone, the celebrity news Web site said.

After his arrest, he rode naked to the Grayson County Sheriff's Office and allegedly threatened to harm the officers transporting him. He was released Wednesday morning after posting $21,500 bail.

TMZ said the officers lent him a shirt to wear for his booking photo.

The recording artist also was arrested in February for public intoxication for allegedly drinking in front of a Baptist church.

BOB HOSKINS: Britain's Bob Hoskins announced Wednesday he is suffering from Parkinson's disease and is retiring from acting at the age of 69.

Hoskins has starred in dozens of films, including "Snow White and the Huntsman," "Mrs. Henderson Presents," "Neverland," "Enemy at the Gates," "Maid in Manhattan," "Hook," "Mermaids," "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," "The Long Good Friday" and "Mona Lisa," as well as the TV series "The Street."

"He wishes to thank all the great and brilliant people he has worked with over the years, and all of his fans who have supported him during a wonderful career," his agent said in a statement issued to the BBC. "Bob is now looking forward to his retirement with his family, and would greatly appreciate that his privacy be respected at this time."

THE MONKEES: The surviving original members of The Monkees -- Michael Nesmith, Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork -- Wednesday announced plans for a 12-date U.S. concert tour.

The band will be reuniting for a string of shows between Nov. 8 and Dec. 2. These will be the group's first live performances since lead singer Davy Jones died in February of a heart attack at the age of 66.

"So the big news from here is that I made the most amazing gazpacho tonight -- miracle gazpacho. A miracle because I have no idea how I did it and could never do it again," Nesmith wrote in a message on the Web site. "And Micky and Peter and I are going to do twelve concerts in November here in the States. That's really all I've got. Going to bed now. I'll post pictures of the cracker and the gazpacho tomorrow, maybe. Maybe not."

The tour is to begin Nov. 8 in Escondido, Calif.

The Monkees had a television show from 1966-1968 and recorded four No. 1 albums. They broke up in 1971 but reunited several times.

Jones, Dolenz and Tork toured together last year to mark The Monkees' 45th anniversary. The foursome last played together in 1997.

KATE BOSWORTH: U.S. actress Kate Bosworth said in a travel diary for she is engaged to director Michael Polish.

The couple began dating a little more than a year when they collaborated on the soon-to-be-released film "Big Sur."

"On our first day in Seoul, my fiance... and I venture out to discover Changdeokgung Palace," Bosworth said in a blog post Wednesday.

E! News said the actress' publicist did not immediately respond to a request for comment about her casual reference to Polish as her fiance in the blog post.

She did not mention on when she got engaged or if they have set a wedding date.

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