Happenings in Hollywood

Amanda Bynes, losing it?

Amanda Bynes has made headlines these past few weeks because of her traffic violations and questioned mental state.
TMZ reported Sept. 6 that her driver’s license had been suspended Aug. 25 from a DUI charge and two misdemeanor hit-and-run charges April 10 and Aug. 4. If that weren’t enough, Bynes was also pulled over for driving with a suspended license Sept. 9. The police gave her a verbal warning, and she was let go. Sept. 11, photos leaked of Bynes smoking what appeared to be marijuana out of a pipe designed to look like a car’s cigarette lighter. Bynes continued to drive illegally until Sept. 16 when she was pulled over again. This time, police wrote her a misdemeanor ticket and impounded her car.
Lindsey Lohan tweeted, “Why did I get put in jail, and a nickelodeon star has had NO punishment(s) so far?”
The traffic incidents and drugs may not be Bynes’s only problems. Several people at Amanda’s gym in West Hollywood have reported she’s been exhibiting delusional behavior, such as talking to herself and stopping her elliptical workouts to laugh hysterically. Her neighbors have reported incidents of Bynes having long conversations with inanimate objects but have failed to report these incidents to her family or friends previously because they “don’t want to get involved.”
Bynes is adamant that she isn’t crazy and has reportedly told close friends she is just fine, but how much worse will it get for the actress? Hopefully she’ll just stay off the road!    

‘American Idol’ taping has begun                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Officially signed on to this season of “American Idol,” the judge’s panel consists of Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban.
According to the first set of auditions taped Sunday in New York City, Carey and Minaj are already not getting along. When Minaj attempted to critique a contestant, Carey would interrupt multiple times. Minaj handled this professionally, of course, by loudly talking over Carey’s interruptions. A crewmember mentioned the two try to remain amicable, but everyone can tell the two do not like each other. TMZ reported when producers called Carey to inform her of Minaj’s spot as a judge, Carey hung up the phone. This season may be worth tuning into if we can see a few good catfights between the two divas!

Kate Middleton topless photo scandal

The Royal Family is battling yet another scandal, this time revolving around some topless photos of Kate Middleton taken while she and her husband William were on vacation in France. The photos depict Kate taking off her bikini top while staying in a private chateau owned by Lord Linley, the Queen’s nephew.
The photos were initially published in the French magazine Closer.
The Royal Family has already taken action against the magazine and made efforts to sue, shutting down publication of the photos in France. However, because they’re out of French domain, Italian gossip magazine Chi published a 26-page spread of more than 200 photos of Middleton, which ran Monday. (www.simpleeverydaymom.com)
 The photos are out, and the Royals will have a hard time reigning them back in. But for the time being, privacy lawsuits are being filed against all respected parties.
The Royal Family mentioned in its official statement, “Their royal highnesses have been hugely saddened to learn that a French publication and a photographer have invaded their privacy in such a grotesque and totally unjustifiable manner.” also planning to file a criminal complaint because of potential trespassing of the private chateau in order to obtain the pictures.
This is another example of how far the paparazzi will go to get their photos, as demonstrated in the fatal car wreck of Princess Diana as she was fleeing the paparazzi in 1997.