Carlin to enter rehab clinic

Carlin to enter rehab clinicGeorge Carlin is entering a drug rehabilitation facility to shake his dependence on wine and a painkiller. "I'm going into rehab because I use too much wine and Vicodin," the 67-year-old comedian said in a statement released Dec. 27 by his publicist, Jeff Abraham. "No one told me I needed this. I recognized the problem and took the step myself." The name and location of the facility wasn't disclosed. Carlin, who performs his stand-up comedy in Las Vegas showrooms and is the author of the best-selling "When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?" on Hyperion Books, said he has never been treated in a rehabilitation facility. AP/Jennifer Graylock