Well, Amanda has been acting rather normal and happy and productive lately.
Despite all the rumors and speculation, Amanda Bynes’ mom says the actress who was forcibly hospitalized for erratic behavior last July has “no mental illness whatsoever,” saying “she has never been diagnosed as schizophrenic or bipolar.”
Lynn Bynes tells E! News all the cray Amanda unleashed upon the world was simply a result of her pot habit. So that DUI in 2012 and the time she allegedly threw a bong out a 36th-story window and all those super-bizarre tweets? The green. Definitely just the green.
Lynn says Amanda “is very sorry for all the hurtful tweets, statements and actions that occurred while she was under the influence of marijuana.”
Amanda’s lawyer Tamar Arminak is getting in on the action, too, telling People, “She asked me to dispel certain rumors. For the record, Amanda does not have schizophrenia, nor has she ever been diagnosed with it.”
The 28-year-old actress has been attending fashion school and recently tweeted photos of herself sunbathing during a vacation with her parents in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
Amanda “continues to undergo outpatient therapy several times a week,” a family source says. “She’s still working through the causes of her past bizarre behavior.” …Full Story
This Heigl pic is all sort of legal.
Lesson learned: Keep Katherine Heigl out of your tweets.
A paparazzo captured the former Grey’s Anatomy actress carrying Duane Reade bags in NYC last month, and the company’s poor social media person made the ginormous mistake of including the unauthorized image in Twitter and Facebook posts without Heigl’s consent. Now, there shall be hell and perhaps a boatload of cash to pay.
“Love a quick #DuaneReade run?” the Walgreen Co. subsidiary captioned the pic. “Even @KatieHeigl can’t resist shopping #NYC’s favorite drugstore.”
The 15-page lawsuit, filed Wednesday, alleges the post was used to “imply falsely that Plaintiff endorses Defendant.” Court documents obtained by the New York Daily News state, “use of plaintiff’s image under these circumstances improperly exploited plaintiff’s name and likeness, as a celebrity, for defendant’s commercial advertising and purposes of trade, without authorization.” …Full Story
Bieber's film? Yes. Bieber's boat? No.
Look, everyone! Another fancy mode of transportation Justin Bieber is showing off but doesn’t actually own. Weird, since the pop star could undoubtedly buy all of the things.
So, remember that time (last week) when the Biebs shared a photo of himself in a $2 million supercar that he captioned “My first Bugatti,” which was actually just a loaner from rapper Birdman? Us, too. Welp, dude’s at it again.
This time the Boyfriend singer shared a photo of himself on a yacht named Never Say Never, which just so happens to be the name of his 2011 3D concert film. He captioned the pic, “It was about that time.” Would lead one to believe this boat is his, no? Well, surprise! It’s not.
Mirror Online says the luxury vessel actually belongs to a family trust based in Florida. Also, it’s the same boat used in the hilarial video I’m on a Boat by Lonely Island, so there was pretty much no getting away with this one.Full Story
Here's wishing Sam a speedy recovery.
Former Dancing With the Stars co-host Samantha Harris has breast cancer. After seeing three specialists, the former Entertainment Tonight correspondent opted to have a double mastectomy later this month.
In a routine self-exam last fall, Harris, 40, felt a lump. She had just had a clean mammogram, but decided to see a specialist months later. Much to her surprise, she tells ET, a needle biopsy and lumpectomy led to the diagnosis.
“It felt like an elephant was sitting on my chest,” said the mother of two. “I was sick of feeling the way that I did in the days after the diagnosis. I knew I needed to take control.”
The TV personality said she “felt so much calmer” after deciding on the double mastectomy rather than a less-radical second lumpectomy with radiation.
“My dad wasn’t able to walk me down the aisle. I will be here to plan my daughter’s weddings and they better like the dress I pick,” she said.Full Story
Couples therapy yielded this result.
Big Sean has it All Figured Out. The rapper and actress Naya Rivera announced Wednesday that they won’t be going through with their wedding.
TMZ reports that the pair went to couples counseling, and it worked wonders for 26-year-old Sean, who realized then that he wanted to get as far away from his fiancee as possible. A source says the 27-year-old Glee star was super controlling, demanding to know where B.S. was at all times and working herself into raging, violent, jealous fits anytime he was around other women, who make up roughly half of the population.
No word yet from Naya’s camp, but the rapper’s rep, Tracy Nguyen, said Sean hopes the two can continue to work through their issues privately.
Too late.Full Story
The Ultimate Warrior had just been inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame on Saturday.
The Ultimate Warrior put on his signature airbrushed trench coat, shook the white ring ropes, and, for a few fleeting minutes, the wrestler billed as hailing from Parts Unknown was back home in the ring.
“Speak to me, Warriors!” he bellowed on Monday night’s Raw, back on TV after an 18-year absence.
He soaked up the applause from a New Orleans crowd chanting his name, pulled out a neon mask that replicated the face paint he wore in the ring for every main event battle with Hulk Hogan and Randy “Macho Man” Savage in the 1990s. Warrior cut a promo to show how much he appreciated his return to the WWE.
Less than 24 hours later, Warrior, one of the most colorful stars in pro wrestling history, was dead. He was 54.
WWE chairman Vince McMahon tweeted: “We are all so sad the Ultimate Warrior has passed away. Our heart is with his wife Dana and his two daughters.”
After ending his estrangement with the company, Warrior was in the spotlight again earlier this week, making appearances at WrestleMania 30 and on Monday Night Raw, and he was inducted into the WWE Hall of fame.
His last promo on WWE’s flagship show seems almost eerie now with his triumphant return overshadowed by his sudden death. …Full Story
John Hancock signed the Declaration of Independence, not the Constitution or Julia-Louis Dreyfus's bum.
Where’s PolitiFact when you really need them?
Rolling Stone has just learned the naked truth about fact-checking. The mag’s latest cover, which hits stands Friday, features a nude Julia Louis-Dreyfus with the U.S. Constitution “tattooed” on her back, complete with John Hancock’s John Hancock.
Wait a second… This Veep show needs an amendment. The president of the Second Continental Congress didn’t sign the Constitution. It was the Declaration of Independence that made his autograph famous.
A representative from Rolling Stone tells Poynter that there’s a logical reason for the mistake.
“Here’s the explanation from our Editors: The Declaration of the Independence is on the other side but we couldn’t fit in all the signatures.” (And yes, that incorrect quote is quoted correctly.)
Sounds… legit? Only in another photo you can see that isn’t exactly the whole truth, so… really they should just play it cool and say the gaffe was on purpose, since Julia plays a bumbling VP on her HBO series. …Full Story
Scarlett Johansson is mad at us all. For many a reason.
Uh-oh! We’re all in big trouble, people.
Scarlett Johansson has expressed her irritation with the general public via her latest Glamour interview, and the 29-year-old cover girl is 100 percent over being called ScarJo, the Daily Mail reports. In fact, she’s always hated the nickname, calling it insulting.
“I associate that name with, like, pop star,” the Captain America: The Winter Soldier star told the mag.
Like, we totally didn’t mean to clump her in with, like, the beautiful, talented and famous.
ScarJ… er, Johansson later said her famous moniker “sounds tacky. It’s lazy and flippant… There’s something insulting about it.”
Words hurt, Scarlett. Plus, her name has so many S’s and letters in general, what does she expect from us? Johansson didn’t stop there though, saying she’s sick of being viewed a sex symbol. …Full Story
Raise your hand if you're pumped. *Raises every hand ever.* 112 days and counting!
Behold the glorious sight that is the official poster of Sharknado 2: The Second One.
Yep. On July 30, the SyFy sequel, based in New York City this time around, is finally coming to a flat screen near you. Ian Ziering and Tara Reid return from the original, which drew nearly 1.37 million viewers and about a bazillion times more tweets — 5,000 per minute at its peak, to be exact.
The lead actors are joined by Vivica A. Fox, Mark McGrath, Kelly Osbourne, Judah Friedlander, Andy Dick, Judd Hirsch and Perez Hilton. Matt Lauer and Al Roker of Today and Robert Klein make cameo appearances, the Associated Press reports.
“It’s a whole different story, not just sharks ripping through flesh,” co-star Kari Wuhrer said Tuesday at NBC’s summer TV presentation. “New York is a character in the movie, the weather is a character in the movie.”
Plus, joked Friedlander, who essentially demanded a role in the sequel, “This to me is the most important film ever made about climate change,” featuring “some of the top shark actors in the world.”
Badum-ch. (That’s the drum sound.)Full Story
Bieber plus Miami plus Bugatti. Excellent plan.
Hey, look! A mega-rich pop star who in January was jailed and accused of drag racing and driving under the influence has been loaned a $2 million Bugatti sports car that goes super-duper fast.
“Uncle Stunna luv. My first Bugatti #generosity,” Justin Bieber captioned an Instagram photo of the ride rapper Birdman is letting him use any time he's in Miami.
Bieber’s been collaborating with artists on Birdman’s label, Cash Money Records, the Daily Mail reports. This bonus sure will go nicely with the Biebs’ Fisker Karma, Ferrari 458 Italia and Ferrari F430.Full Story
Police found no drugs or suicide note.
Peaches Geldof, the wild-child second daughter of concert organizer Bob Geldof who filled the pages of British tabloids with her late-night antics as she flirted through the fashion and celebrity world, was found dead Monday at age 25.
There was no immediate word on the cause of death at her home in Wrotham, Kent, southeast England, but police called it “unexplained and sudden.”
The news came as a shock to Britain’s entertainment and fashion circles, where Peaches had been active as a model, television presenter and fashion writer. Her father and family issued a statement Monday about her death.
“Peaches has died. We are beyond pain. She was the wildest, funniest, cleverest, wittiest and the most bonkers of all of us,” Geldof said. “Writing 'was’ destroys me afresh. What a beautiful child. How is this possible that we will not see her again? How is that bearable? We loved her and will cherish her forever.”Full Story
Willie and 'Dilly have been reunited.
It’s okay, everyone. We can all go about our normal business now, because the stuffed varmint that serves as Willie Nelson’s on-stage mascot has been returned post-dillonapping.
The stuffed carcass named Ol’ Dillo was stolen from Nelson’s Las Vegas-area show while the country music legend was greeting audience members at the Westin Lake Las Vegas resort in Henderson last week.
Westin marketing director Matt Boland told the Associated Press that Nelson’s crew called from the road in the middle of the night to request that the resort check its surveillance footage after they realized the armadillo was missing. Boland was outside the hotel the next morning when a man drove up and handed him a shoebox and instructions to return it to Nelson.
The dead ’dillo, safe and sound, was sent to Willie in Cali.Full Story
Farewell, Mr. Rooney.
Prolific child actor-turned-Hollywood legend Mickey Rooney has died at age 93, TMZ reported late Sunday night.
The diminutive triple threat, eight times married — once to Ava Gardner — starred in Tinseltown classics The Hardy Boys, Babes in Arms, Strike Up the Band, National Velvet and Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
Rooney, as gifted in drama as he was in comedy and popular on both stage and screen, was nominated for four Academy Awards. He won two special Oscars: the Juvenile Award in 1939 and one in 1983 for his body of work, which spanned eight decades. (He starred in The Muppets in 2011.) Rooney also won an Emmy for the made-for-TV movie Bill and was nominated three other times, Variety reports.
Born Joseph Yule Jr. in Brooklyn, Rooney filed for bankruptcy in 1962 after blowing through $12 million, and in 2011 testified that his stepson Chris Aber committed elder abuse. Rooney won a $2.8 million judgment against Aber last year for taking money from his accounts.
LAPD Commander Andrew Smith told the Associated Press that Rooney was with his family when he died Sunday at his North Hollywood home.Full Story
A sequel? Mouth's wish might just come true after all.
Hey you guys! A Goonies sequel is totally happening.
The director of the beloved flick, Richard Donner, confirmed that The Goonies 2 is officially in the works. Donner, 83, was signing autographs when he dropped the bomb on one lucky and unsuspecting TMZ photog.
“We’re doing a sequel,” he said. And just like that, all of our dreams came true.
Donner also said he hopes the cult classic’s original cast — which includes Oscar-nominee Josh Brolin, Lord of the Rings star Sean Astin, and ’80s teen god Corey Feldman — would all be back.
No word yet on if the story will pick up 30 (!) years later with the actors playing the original characters or if the film will be a remake of sorts with the 1985 cast making a cameo.
This isn’t the first time the idea has been considered. Back in 2010, Donner assured the world it was a no-go.
“I don’t think there’d be a sequel,” he told Collider at the time. “I wouldn’t remake it. Ifanything it’d be something new and fresh.”
Astin, on the other hand?
“It will happen,” he said in 2011. “I’m 1,000 percent certain there will be a sequel. I will bet my children on it.”
Well, you know what Goonies say: Never say die!Full Story
Much like the rest of her show, this enormous inflatable dog is a nightmare-maker.
Somebody’s losing it!
Remember how Miley Cyrus was over-the-top heartbroken after the death of her Alaskan Klee Kai Floyd? Well, she still is, and it’s become the newest bizarre spectacle on her Bangerz tour.
Miley broke down on stage on Wednesday while performing the song Landslide in Boston, E! News reports.
“It’s gonna be hard for me on this next song. I’m not sounding myself, I don’t feel myself. But I just wanna do one song,” the 20-year-old singer said, fighting back tears. “I’m sure you guys already know, but the reason that I’m so upset is my dog, I shouldn’t say he was my favorite but he was my favorite, he passed away. I just wanna do a song for him. We used to always listen to Fleetwood Mac together, it’s his favorite song… So, I wanna do this song for Floyd.”
Oh, but it gets better. Miley also performed at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Saturday, where she serenaded an enormous inflatable replica of Floyd, according to Us Weekly. Singing Can’t Be Tamed, Miley wrapped herself around the prop’s leg. …Full Story