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Actress Kitaen enters drug rehab
Tawny Kitaen
Tawny Kitaen appeared in a Whitesnake video
Actress and model Tawny Kitaen has entered a drug rehabilitation programme to resolve cocaine possession charges, her lawyer has said.

The 45-year-old was facing up to three years in prison for possessing 15 grams of cocaine but entered a six-month programme in Los Angeles last week.

If she fails to complete the programme she could go straight to jail.

Kitaen starred alongside Tom Hanks in the 1984 film Bachelor Party and also appeared in a number of rock videos.

Prosecutors have said police discovered the cocaine in May at the home Kitaen shares with her two children in San Juan Capistrano, California.

The actress also made headlines when she was arrested in 2002 for attacking her then-husband, baseball star Chuck Finley, with her fists and high heels.

The couple later divorced and the charges were dismissed after Kitaen agreed to attend counselling.

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