Oh man, this isn’t very good. Getting treatment for her mental health disorders was Amanda Bynes‘ saving grace, and now it seems like all that progress may just go down the tubes because her mother has taken her off ALL of her medication and her lawyer is claiming she was never schizophrenic at all.
First, here’s her lawyer Tamark Arminak’s statement:
“There has been much speculation about Amanda’s medical condition. She has remained silent because she believed it was best to keep her mental health diagnosis private.”
“However, she asked me to dispel certain rumors. For the record, Amanda does not have schizophrenia, nor has she ever been diagnosed with it. Amanda currently is on zero medication. She’s devoted to living her life as healthy as possible. She’s never had a history of abusing alcohol or hard drugs, and she’s proud to say she’s been marijuana-free for the past nine months.”
Oh man. Denial ain’t just a river in Egypt, as they say. Amanda’s mother, Lynn, even claims that literally EVERYTHING that happened to Amanda before going into treatment was the result of her smoking too much weed. Because, you know, being a stoner makes you want to soak your dog in gasoline, start fires in random people’s driveways, etc.
And, as TMZ points out:
– Amanda was placed on an LPS Hold last year after a judge heard evidence in the psychiatric hospital where she was being held. According to California law, someone can be placed on an LPS Hold only when the person remains “gravely disabled as the result of a mental disorder or impairment by chronic alcoholism.” As we reported, doctors presented evidence of grave mental illness.
– Amanda’s mom won a temporary conservatorship after a court-appointed investigator determined Amanda was severely mentally ill. The judge granted the conservatorship order not too long after Amanda soaked her dog in gasoline and almost lit it on fire.
– Amanda’s lawyers in both California and New York won delays in her criminal cases based on mental illness.
– Sources directly connected to Amanda and her treatment tell TMZ Amanda was given a complex Rx cocktail in a Ventura County psych hospital specifically for Schizophrenia.
– Amanda spent weeks at the UCLA psych ward and at times was so incoherent she had to be restrained. Amanda left after she became freaked out by other patients.
– Sources tell us, during Amanda’s stay at a Ventura County psych hospital, she would tell doctors about the “Bad Amanda” and mimicked an exorcism and began biting herself.
Dear God. It’s pretty clear that Amanda does indeed suffer from mental illness, and there’s nothing to be ashamed about there. She didn’t ask for it and it’s not her fault. However, it IS rather serious and she needs to be on medication unless the people around her down value her life (or perhaps their own, if it went far enough). Really, really sad to see this happening. I had such high hopes for her (and still do)!
April 10, 2014 at 10:30 am by Jennifer
Rihanna was apparently shooting something for a French magazine in the Hollywood Hills yesterday which I guess required her to wear no underwear? I’m not quite sure what the point of it is, and why she didn’tjust get rid of the top as well, but here we are.
No other info on this, but do you need any other info when Rihanna is naked? I bet Drake wasn’t complaining.
April 10, 2014 at 9:30 am by Jennifer
The last we checked in with our good pal Chris Brown, he was traveling across the country on a US Marshal-guarded plane on his way to DC. While his lawyer failed to get the judge to drop his assault charges and he’s forced to go to trial, he’s also living it up in a cushy jail while he waits for that day to arrive.
Chris arrived in Washington, D.C. after a 5-day trek from California courtesy of Con-Air.
An administrator at Northern Neck Regional Jail in Virginia confirms Chris is currently an inmate — and he’s quick to add Chris isn’t getting special treatment.
Chris has been placed in limited general population with no restrictions — meaning he gets to enjoy all the amenities of the facility, including:
– Daily showers
– Meals in the cafeteria
He’s also not in solitary confinement for a change, so he has to mix with other inmates. No telling if that’s a good or a bad thing – I’m not sure that beating on women is necessarily applauded even in jail, but who knows.
Jail is hilarious to me. Free rent, free meals, TV, hot water, telephone privileges, being able to go outside? HOW IS THIS PUNISHMENT? Send his ass back to solitary and let him stew there for a while longer.
April 10, 2014 at 7:30 am by Jennifer
Big Sean and Naya Rivera were always a weird ass couple. I said this when they announced their engagement and I stick by that now. Well, obviously this wedding is never happening and the whole thing has been called off, which is no surprise. What is somewhat surprising (well, okay, it’s not really) is how nasty shit is getting between the two of them, apparently over some stolen jewelry Naya thinks Sean stole because she’s so much richer than him?
Sean’s rep announced today that Sean had called off their engagement and wedding … but insisted “recent rumors and accusations” had nothing to do with the breakup — a reference to reports claiming he cheated.
Sources close to the couple tell TMZ … the cheating rumors are 100% false and that Sean actually made the decision to call of the wedding weeks ago. We’re told he thought Naya was too controlling and too jealous of the women he worked with and met on tour.
The “Glee” star took to Twitter today to accuse BS of thievery … claiming he stole a pricey Rolex watch from her. But sources tell us the watch was Sean’s in the first place — he bought it for himself when he became successful. We’re told Sean gave it to Naya to wear … but it was never hers to keep.
She’s since deleted the tweet in question, but here it is:
SMH. Stay classy, C-list famous people.
April 10, 2014 at 6:30 am by Jennifer
Farrah Abraham, everyone’s least favourite Teen Mom who just WON’T GO AWAY, used the porn industry to try desperately to get attention and money. She’s had minimal success with bearing her asshole on camera, and her next move is to “write” a book about all the secrets the sex tape industry holds.
Unfortunately, it’s not going so well so far. Turns out Vivid, the production company that funded both of her pornos, has put out a gag order on this whole thing as they don’t want their inside info going out to the public.
Vivid honcho Steve Hirsch has a lot to lose if Farrah blabs about how the porn company courts and signs celeb talent. Hirsch believes his trade secrets are worth millions … but only if they remain secret.
Farrah’s book — “Celebrity Sex Tape” — is loosely based on her experience in the porn biz which ended in “Back Door Teen Mom.”
We’re told Hirsch worries Farrah could blow the lid on the way her tape was made with porn star James Deen. It was marketed as a sex tape, but it’s pretty apparent it was Hirsch’s brainchild.
In Hirsch’s letter … he notes Farrah signed a confidentiality agreement and she can’t hide behind thinly-veiled fiction.
LOL to all of this. Who’s even going to buy her book to begin with? Literally, who’s the consumer we’re aiming for here? I can’t think of anything I’d like to read about less than how she decided to do anal for a paycheck, to be honest.
April 9, 2014 at 2:00 pm by Jennifer
Melissa Joan Hart is proud of her new bikini body [ICYDK]
Anne Hathaway threw a diss Kate Middleton’s way [Celebitchy]
Gwyneth Paltrow celebrates her son’s birthday, looks happy [Lainey Gossip]
Is Amber Heard having a grunge phase? [Socialite Life]
Who cares about Joss Stone these days? [Taxi Driver Movie - NSFW]
Candice Swanepoel’s new lingerie shoot should brighten your day [Celebslam]
Edita Vilkevicuite went butt naked on the beach [Taxi Driver Movie - NSFW]
Maybe Robin Williams should think about retiring [Moe Jackson]
Miley Cyrus is still trying to be sexy [Popoholic]
Emily Ratajkowski is back to her old tricks [Drunken Stepfather - NSFW]
Seth Rogen is going to be hosting ‘SNL’ – prepare yourself [Celebuzz]
There’s really nothing that Roseanne can’t do [Fishwrapper]
A bunch of Saturday Night Live folks have a new movie [PopBytes]
Who stole Willie Nelson’s armadillo? [The Frisky]
Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez have a World Cup song [Starpulse]
What’s going on with Lil Wayne? [Bossip]
Do you want Lindsay Lohan to blow you (a kiss)? [The Superficial]
Alicia Keys went to an Ivy League college? [theBERRY]
Kim Kardashian’s vacation pics are thanks to Google images [IDLYITW]
Westboro Baptist Church is not getting away with their bullshit anymore [OMG Blog]
Lena Dunham is not much of a fashion icon [Bohomoth]
The results of Peaches Geldof’s autopsy are in… [ICYDK]
Is this Jennifer Aniston’s attempt at an Oscar? [Celebitchy]
Why did Liam Hemsworth give Miley Cyrus anxiety? [TooFab]
Vanessa Hudgens is getting paid to look like an asshole [Lainey Gossip]
Jeremy Renner is back on his gym grind [Socialite Life]
Cassandra Dawn is rocking her bikini [Drunken Stepfather - NSFW]
Kristin Cavallari is rocking her baby bump on the red carpet [I'm Not Obsessed]
Joe Jonas knew Justin Bieber would go off the rails [Moe Jackson]
Kate Upton is a total bombshell [Popoholic]
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson will fill your life with happiness [Fishwrapper]
Shailene Woodley has a lot of celebrity friends [theBERRY]