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George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin sold their wedding pics to People

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George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin tied the knot in Italy last weekend, and it was a super-secret ceremony where guests both celebrity and layman were made to leave their phones behind and not share a single detail. It made sense, considering that Clooney is not exactly paparazzi-friendly and seems to keep his private life private, but here’s the alternate explanation: the couple didn’t want details leaking since they sold them exclusively to People (and Hello magazine, internationally). Uh…

“George and Amal radiated love all night,” Alamuddin’s mother Baria tells PEOPLE. “The wedding was so unbelievably special, it was legendary. These three days – the friends, the families, the atmosphere, everything – will stay with me all the rest of my life.”

One of four loved ones to deliver heartfelt speeches during the short ceremony, Baria, an editor at the Arabic newspaper Al-Hayat, addressed Clooney at one point. “I said, ‘George, we love you truly, deeply and sincerely. We enjoy your charm, your wit, intelligent conversation and generosity. You are simply perfect.’ “

All the details are there in the magazine, along with 25 photos from the ceremony and surrounding celebrations. This whole thing is weird – and totally doesn’t seem like something George Clooney would do. The only thing I can think is that this is his version of ~controlling what the media sees~ or something? Who knows, but they both look great.

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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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