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True Detective Adds Another Famous Face to Season 2

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Rick Springfield Joins True Detective Season 2

Originally posted 12/11/2014 10:15AM

Rick Springfield has some news to share.

"Just finished my 1st day of shooting for season 2 of HBO's True Detective," the '80s icon ("Jessie's Girl") Tweeted Wednesday. "What a great script. Working w/Colin Farrell and Rachel McAdams!"

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Rick Springfield Calls Police Station 'Home Away From Home'

Rick Springfield Arrested

Originally posted 03/09/2013 01:30PM

At least he has a sense of humor.

Rick Springfield was arrested Friday morning after missing a court date related to a DUI arrest in May of 2011.

"My home away from home. Lost hills sheriff station," he wrote on his Facebook page below a photo of the facility in Agoura Hills, Calif.

The "Jessie's Girl" singer – who will reprise his role as Dr. Noah Drake on General Hospital for several episodes in April – explained why he was in trouble.

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Rick Springfield Returns to General Hospital with Real-Life Son! | Rick Springfield

Rick Springfield Returns to General Hospital with Real-Life Son!

Originally posted 02/26/2013 10:40AM

The doctor is in. Again.

Rick Springfield, 63, will reprise his role as Dr. Noah Drake on General Hospital for several episodes in April, he tells PEOPLE exclusively.

As the ABC soap opera marks its 50th anniversary, the "Jessie's Girl" singer will also be joined by his son, Liam Springthorpe, who will make his debut appearance on the show as an undercover cop.

Springfield, who last appeared on the show in March 2012, says the good doctor has a lot of personal baggage to deal with.

"He lost his wife and became a drunk and regretted all these terrible, sinful ways and then cleaned his act up when he almost died from the alcohol," says Springfield. "Now he disappears all the time, going to Doctors Without Borders and going around the world helping people. I guess he's gone from a drunk to being incredibly altruistic. I'm not nearly as altruistic as Noah Drake is."

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Rick Springfield Teary-Eyed in His DUI Mug Shot

Rick Springfield Arrested for DUI

Originally posted 05/02/2011 02:05PM

Rick Springfield was arrested Sunday night for drunk driving.

The '80s "Jessie's Girl" rocker, 61, was pulled over by the L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. for a traffic violation, PEOPLE has confirmed, and his blood alcohol content was measured at .10, which is .02 over the legal limit.

According to TMZ, which first reported the arrest, Springfield failed sobriety tests issued by officers when they smelled alcohol in his vehicle.

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POLL: Who Would You Rather See Nude? | Levi Johnston, Rick Springfield

POLL: Who Would You Rather See Nude?

Originally posted 10/09/2009 12:30PM

Levi Johnston – the hunky 19-year-old former beau of Sarah Palin's daughter Bristol, and father of their baby Tripp – is currently working out three hours a day, six days a week at an Anchorage gym to prepare for an upcoming nude Playgirl shoot. Meanwhile, musician-actor Rick Springfield, 60, will bare his backside during a guest spot in an upcoming episode of Californication.

So, who would you rather see in the buff: The former high school hockey stud, or the legendary rocker?

Sorry! This poll has closed.

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'80s Hearthrob Rick Springfield Is Back on the Charts

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'80s Hearthrob Rick Springfield Is Back on the Charts

Originally posted 08/10/2008 07:05AM

Eighties heartthrob Rick Springfield is back on the music scene with his highest charting album debut in more than 20 years.

Springfield's 17th CD, Venus in Overdrive, came in at No. 28 on the Billboard charts this week. The Australian native, who found fame on General Hospital in 1980 and then followed withhis song hit "Jessie's Girl" in 1981, has sold more than 19 million albums over his career.

"I haven't been this excited about a new record since the '80s," Springfield tells PEOPLE. "I'm a loner in my private life, so the party animal only comes out on stage. That's really my connection to people."

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