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Amanda Bynes left UCLA for a rehab center three weeks ago

Out riding horses and looking at the ocean. No, really.

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Out riding horses and looking at the ocean. No, really.

No sooner did we find out Amanda Bynes' mother Lynn dropped her petition for a permanent conservatorship for her daughter do we find out Amanda bailed on the UCLA Medical Center to go to rehab. Well, the doctors are supposed to know best.

The troubled actress has gone to The Canyon in Malibu, which doesn't have psychiatric facilities, TMZ reports. The big news is that she left UCLA about three weeks ago to check in to The Canyon. It seems she sticks to her room and doesn't interact with many people, and is paranoid about the paparazzi tracking her down.Full Story

Zac Efron shares photo from Peru's Machu Picchu on Instagram

He looks like a regular Lara Croft.

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He looks like a regular Lara Croft.

In case you've been wondering just what former High School Musical actor Zac Efron has been up to (besides going to premieres for his new movie Parkland), it looks like he's been getting high. No, not that way -- he revealed on Instagram he headed to Machu Picchu.

"Hey guys! Just returned from an incredible trip to Peru with my dad and wanted to thank you all for your support these past few weeks...means the world to me. Love you guys! - Z" he wrote on a photo from 8,000 feet.Full Story

Breaking Bad draws record ratings, lifts Badfinger's 'Baby Blue'

They saved the best for last. Plus: No Journey.

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They saved the best for last. Plus: No Journey.

The numbers are in, and it looks like the Breaking Bad drew a record audience of 10.3 million viewers for the 9 p.m. time slot alone, almost 4 million more than its previous record, which was set the week before. Netflix should get royalty payments for that.

Continuing its trend of growing its audience each week as it rocketed to its finale Sunday night, Breaking Bad finished on top in the coveted 18-to-49 demographic, The Hollywood Reporter says. That 10.3 million is better than the 6.6 million total viewers for the penultimate episode, and up 300 percent over the fifth season's first half finale, in which Hank discovers Walt is Heisenberg. (Oops, spoilers.)Full Story

ABC considers a 'Modern Family' spinoff with Rob Riggle

ABC may about to be Thorpedoed.

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ABC may about to be Thorpedoed.

Now that Private Practice is long gone, ABC is once again turning to a potential spinoff to help fill out its lineup. This time they're discussing building a show on Rob Riggle's obnoxious real estate agent from Modern Family. At least Phil Dunphy had his own show first this time.

The sitcom's executive producers Paul Corrigan and Brad Walsh would work on the show and write the script for a series based on Gil Thorpe, the chief rival of Ty Burrell's Phil, Deadline Hollywood says. Modern Family co-creator Steve Levitan might work on it too, but counterpart Christopher Lloyd will probably not.Full Story

Kate Upton, Maksim Chmerkovskiy are dating and 'very serious'

We'll work on finding a picture of them together. Paparazzi photos are expensive.

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We'll work on finding a picture of them together. Paparazzi photos are expensive.

Supermodel Kate Upton and former Dancing with the Stars professional Maksim Chmerkovskiy are a thing now, from the sounds of it, because they were seen holding hands together in New York City. Well, that's all the proof we or anyone else needs.

"They are very serious," an anonymous source told People, saying they met through a friend six months ago. "Along the way, it turned into something else." An avalanche of tabloid coverage is what it turned into.Full Story

It's Music Monday!: Badfinger, 'Baby Blue'

Will there ever be a more appropriate soundtrack for a fictional man's life? No. The answer is no.

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Kanye West and Jimmy Kimmel locked in blood feud over Twitter!

A perfectly stable individual.

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A perfectly stable individual.

Kanye West demanded a public apology from Jimmy Kimmel and went on a Twitter rampage against the comedian after Kimmel dared to mildly poke fun at the musician. Yeezy overreact to something? Noooo.

West called Kimmel Thursday after the late night host ran a segment recreating West's now-notorious BBC interview with a child actor saying Kanye's lines (like how he's "the No. 1 rock star on the planet"). Apparently that was too much for West, who blew up the phone and the Twitter.

Kimmel said Thursday West gave him two choices, to either "apologize publicly" or ... something. "And that was really the only choice -- the other choice he gave was that 'my life, your life is going to be much better if you apologize,' and then he started tweeting today," Kimmel said. Full Story

'Breaking Bad' creator Vince Gilligan moving to CBS with 'Battle Creek'

If you think about it, Vince should really thank CBS for ignoring him 10 years ago.

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If you think about it, Vince should really thank CBS for ignoring him 10 years ago.

If you're already wondering what Breaking Bad mastermind Vince Gilligan has planned for his next move, turn your eyes back to broadcast networks. CBS has ordered a new drama from him for the 2014-15 season. Wouldn't you know, it involves crime.

The series, Battle Creek, is a cop drama about a pair of detectives with differeing methods trying to clean up the Michigan city, The Hollywood Reporter says. CBS took a look at the show way back in 2002 but passed, but  it seems Gilligan's name now carries more weight in TV land. The network has committed to 13 episodes and isn't even planning to update the original pilot script.Full Story

New California law protects children of celebrities from paparazzi

You can forget about ever seeing Nahla again.

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You can forget about ever seeing Nahla again.

It just got a little easier to be a child of a famous person in California this week, because the state legislature passed Halle Berry's paparazzi bill. We'd show you photos of it but, well, you know ...

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 606 into law on Tuesday. The measure increases the penalties on photographers who are convicted of harassing minors because their parents are newsworthy, the L.A. Times reports. Berry was an outspoken proponent of the bill, sponsored by Los Angeles Sen. Kevin de Leon.Full Story

Amanda Bynes' mother gives up on permanent conservatorship

It may be awhile until we see Amanda again, in any case.

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It may be awhile until we see Amanda again, in any case.

Amanda Bynes' mother has given up her petition for a conservatorship over her daughter. Of course, that's only because it looks like she's going to stay at UCLA Medical Center for the foreseeable future.

Lynn Bynes was all set to go to court Monday to make the temporary order permanent, TMZ says, but since her daughter's doctors have put her on a psychiatric hold, Lynn actually comes out better by giving up the conservatorship. Amanda's doctors have given Lynn the power to make financial and medical decisions, the site says, and Lynn is the one who had Amanda admitted to the hospital in the first place. There isn't any need for further legal power.Full Story

What do you want to have happen in the 'Breaking Bad' finale?

We're almost done, but all we can do for now is speculate about how Breaking Bad ends. Some of these plotline fantasies are epic -- especially the last one.

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Britney Spears' Vegas show is selling just fine, her manager says

What motivation would Larry have to lie? Besides money, I mean.

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What motivation would Larry have to lie? Besides money, I mean.

Believe it or not, that RadarOnline report that tickets to Britney Spears' Las Vegas show "Piece of Me" weren't selling very well isn't quite accurate, according to her manager, Larry Rudolph. Well, it just goes to show, you shouldn't write about how fast something has sold out when the tickets have only been available for three days.

Rudolph tells Billboard that not only is the report about the Planet Hollywood show, which begins Dec. 27, erroneous, the real news is the exact opposite.

"You have these idiot tabloid reporters who are completely irresponsible and love taking pot shots at Britney. One guy did it and everybody else picked it up. It's based on nothing, other than an 'industry insider,' who they'll never disclose," Rudolph said. Tickets went on sale Sept. 20, with prices ranging from $66.50 to $2,500 for a meet-and-greet package.Full Story

Lamar Odom may not have written that Tweet slamming his dad

So wait, who wrote it, then?

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So wait, who wrote it, then?

Turns out that Khloe Kardashian's husband Lamar Odom may not have written that tweet swinging back at dad Joe, because Lamar doesn't even know about the whole thing. Boy, we wish we could say the same.

After Joe told RadarOnline Kris Jenner was "an evil b----" and his son "would be better off without them," Lamar allegedly went on a lengthy Twitter rant that defended the Kardashians, calling them "a blessing of a FAMILY" and saying Joe was never there for him. Problem is, it appears he didn't write the tweet.Full Story

Richard Gere and Carey Lowell getting divorced after 11 years

There did seem to be a wedge between them, now that you mention it.

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There did seem to be a wedge between them, now that you mention it.

Richard Gere and his wife Carey Lowell are going to get divorced after 11 years of marriage. But don't feel too bad, because they've already been separated for while now.

A source tells the New York Post's Page Six the pair have “been spending time apart for quite some time.” The Post erroneously notes they haven't been photographed together since an Arbitrage screening last year, but as you can see above, they attended the Golden Globes on Jan. 13.Full Story

Now we know how 'Breaking Bad' will end ... with zombies

Breaking Dead would be an awesome show (until Walter and Jesse end up on that farm for an entire season).

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