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Amanda Bynes arrested for DUI

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Aw man, this post is a bummer. I was really hoping I was never going to have to report anything like this again, but here we are… Amanda Bynes has been arrested for driving under the influence, and as you’ll recall, it’s not the first time. Of course, she seemed to have come a long way since then, having been to rehab and receiving some serious psychological help. We all thought she was getting her life together, but it looks like things aren’t going as well as they seem.

From TMZ:

Amanda Bynes was under the influence of Adderall when she was arrested for DUI … sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ … but her problems go much deeper than a criminal case.

We’ve learned the Adderall was prescribed by a doctor and she had taken the drug before getting stopped in Van Nuys Sunday and failing multiple field sobriety tests.  She was arrested for DUI.

Adderall is a stimulant and we’re told Amanda was “out of it” when she was stopped.

Fact is … it’s no defense to DUI that the drug in question was prescribed — it’s still operating a vehicle while impaired.  But Amanda now faces a probation violation — she’s on probation for reckless driving — and the fact that the drug was prescribed may help her there.

The deeper problem is this … As TMZ first reported, Amanda has moved out of her parents house and is now living in Orange County.   We’re told she’s smoking a lot of weed and is off her anti-psychotic meds for Schizophrenia and bipolarity.

Amanda’s conservatorship ended earlier this month and we’re told her parents saw no need to extend it because they believe she’s better now, but everyone else in her life feels it was a horrible mistake to let the conservatorship lapse and they fear for Amanda.

Yeah, well regardless of whether or not the Adderall was prescribed, she should never be on a dosage that makes her “out of it” – it should help even her out, if it’s actually the right medication for her. So either she’s abusing the drug, which is likely given her history, or she’s mixed it with something else, which is also likely. And look, no one’s saying there’s an issue with smoking a little weed. But when you have serious psychiatric issues AND addiction issues, it’s a terrible idea. I was really rooting for her! Hopefully somehow she can be pulled together yet again – only this time she’ll stay this way. She only got her license back earlier this year, remember.

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Nicole Scherzinger will star in ‘Cats’ on the West End

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For those of you who are unfamiliar with the theatre world, the West End is London’s answer to Broadway and features all the big productions on the stage for the UK, really. It’s a massive deal for an actor to get a spot in a West End show, and I suppose an even bigger deal since Nicole Scherzinger is going to star in Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s Cats there starting this December. Awesome!

Nicole Scherzinger will be making her West End stage debut as Grizabella in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record-breaking musical Cats. Returning to the West End for a strictly limited run at the London Palladium from 6 December 2014, press night will be on 11 December at 7pm. Based on T. S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, the original creative team – Director Trevor Nunn, Associate Director and Choreographer Gillian Lynne, Designer John Napier and Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber – are reunited to bring Cats back to the West End this Christmas. Final casting will be announced shortly.

On joining the West End production of Cats, Nicole Scherzinger said:  “I am really thrilled to be making my West End debut in such an iconic show and I couldn’t be more excited. To have the opportunity to work with Andrew, Trevor and Gillian is a dream come true. I grew up listening to Andrew’s extraordinary music and was lucky enough, a couple of years ago, to record Cats’ beautiful song Memory. Andrew’s score is breathtaking and I am truly honoured to have been asked to take part in what I know will be a very special time in my career. I can’t wait to begin rehearsals.”

Nicole Scherzinger is a killer singer so I’m sure this will be amazing, even though Cats is probably my least favourite musical ever in the history of musicals. They should’ve put her in Evita! You know she could do it!

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Lady Gaga says the world is wrong about Israel

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This is a celebrity gossip blog, not a political blog, so I’ll leave my personal opinions somewhat out of this one. You see, Lady Gaga recently visited Israel, which makes her an expert in the world’s political climate and totally qualified to tell us all how wrong we are about the country because it’s nice and she met some nice people there. Uh… okay?

From The Independent:

“Oh it was fantastic!” she coos of her Israeli show. “Tel Aviv was magnificent. The world view of Israel is just not reality. It’s in a beautiful place, the people are in good spirits,” she says, perhaps not a view that would prevail in Gaza. “I had a very emotional show with those fans. It was wonderful.

Here’s the thing: the world view about Israel is based on what the country does on an international scale, not about the individuals you’ve met there who like your music, girl. A lot of people think a lot of shitty things about Americans based on what our country does in the world, but that has little reflection on everyday citizens who want nothing to do with what the government puts into play. Most people with any intelligence know that a lot of Americans are sick and tired of the terrorist witch hunting and the fact that America can’t seem to mind its own business (in fact, it minds anything but). However, that doesn’t mean what people think of America as a COUNTRY is wrong – America is synonymous with war and greed and shit at this point to other countries in the world, so obviously that’s what they’re basing their opinions on. Same goes for Israel. I’m sure there are PLENTY of lovely Israeli people; in fact, I imagine most people in the country are lovely. Politicians and citizens rarely have the same goals.

My one word of advice to Lady Gaga would be to be an entertainer, not a political commentator. To say that those who view Israel in a negative light – especially those who live in the region – are not living in “reality” is ridiculous. It’s THEIR reality, which is far more than the codified version she no doubt experienced in her few days there.

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Fergie releases new track ‘LA Love’

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Fergie stepped out of the spotlight and into maternity jeans, preferring to take some time off to enjoy being married to Josh Duhamel and to have their baby, a now 1-year-old little boy named Axl. Now she’s back with some new music, and her comeback single ‘L.A. Love’ has leaked… and it’s pretty good:

I liked this from first listen. It’s a bit overdone, but somehow Fergie manages to pull it off. It’s a far cry from ‘Glamorous’, but I can see this doing REALLY well on the radio and should get her back on the charts somewhat easily. Definitely worth another listen, anyway.

What do you think?

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Jennifer Lopez and Leah Remini got hit by drunk driver

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Hopefully that headline wasn’t too misleading – I just didn’t want to use the words “rear-ended” in the same headline as Jennifer Lopez and Leah Remini‘s names. Indeed, the pair were out driving in NY (I think?) when the BFFs were hit by a drunk driver. Luckily, they were okay and no one was hurt.

From JLo’s Instagram:

Sitting at a light, Riding high right before some drunk fool rear ended us in my new whip!!! Thank god everyone ok!!! #GRATEFUL #THANKYOUGOD #DontdrinkandDrive!!!! #cursedthatfoolout #theBronxcameout #dontmesswithmycocnuts #mamabear #leahstayedcalm #thatwasweird

Good that they’re okay. Also, what the hell is wrong with drunk people getting behind the wheel? Ugh, I’ll never understand it. This all seems a bit vague, as well – were the police not called? Did the driver not get arrested? “Cursing out” someone who could kill someone on the road isn’t much of a reaction…

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Katy Perry might be dating Diplo again

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Katy Perry was first linked to Diplo back in the spring of this year when they were spending a lot of time together, but that sorta petered off for a while and she was linked to a few other people. However, here we are again: Katy and Diplo have been partying in Las Vegas, fueling rumours that they’re “on again”.

From People:

The pop star continues to fuel speculation that she’s romancing DJ Diplo, partying as he performed in Sin City after selling out her own show at the MGM Grand Hotel’s Garden Arena on Friday night

Perry, 29, held court in the VIP section during Diplo’s set at Surrender Nightclub in Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, a source tells PEOPLE.

The singer sipped water and bopped her head along to her rumored beau’s music as her pals drank Grey Goose and Moet Ice, ordering pizza to their table later in the night.

She left the club as his set drew to a close, and Diplo exited shortly after at about 3:15 a.m.

Well, that certainly sounds… conclusive. There is such a thing as people being friends, and I don’t particularly see these two as a couple, but hey – I guess you never really know. There’s one thing I do know, however – whatever in sandal hell Katy is wearing on her feet needs to go.

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Chris Brown’s mom wants his shrink to save him from gangs

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Chris Brown may have vowed to clean up his act after spending a few months in prison, but instead it seems he’s gone the opposite way and is instead trying to be a gang banger… which will never lead to anything good. His mom and Rihanna knock-off girlfriend are apparently pretty concerned about his recent behaviour (REALLY? Only now?) and she’s hoping Chris’s psychiatrist can help to save him before it’s too late.

From TMZ:

Multiple sources tell us … Chris’ mom and Karrueche are so worried … they approached the therapist because they’re deeply concerned Chris is not only compromising his safety by promoting gangs, he’s also ruining his career.

TMZ broke the story … the LAPD has already gone to L.A. clubs, trying to convince owners to ban Chris and his entourage because wherever they go … violence follows.

Chris’ family thinks he does not understand the implications of associating himself with the Bloods.  He thinks it’s “cool,” but the family is worried he’s in real danger and he doesn’t have a clue.

We’re told they literally think Chris’ life is on the line.

Look, I’d love to believe that there’s hope for everyone and he can still turn things around, but some people don’t want to be helped and this asshole is one of them. Chris Brown is an absolute waste of space who squandered the talent he actually had in favour of being a violent, homophobic dickhead who contributes nothing to the world. And yes, those are strong feelings, but come on! How awful do you have to be and how many times can it be brought to your attention before you decide, “Hey, my mother raised me better than this. I don’t want to be a shithead – I want to change my life!”??? Clearly the message hasn’t gotten through thus far and unfortunately, I don’t think it ever will.

That’s not to say, of course, that the people who still love and care about him aren’t going to want to keep trying – obviously they will, but I feel like it’s unfortunately a futile effort with Chris. It’s a shame, but some people are just too attached to being assholes.

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