June 11, 2013 5:04pm EST
Actor Drake Bell has defended his pal Amanda Bynes amid growing concerns for her mental state, insisting the actress is "good" and "healthy". The Hairspray star has hit headlines for all the wrong reasons of late, following a string of driving incidents, months of bizarre behaviour in public, her recent arrest for drug charges and her outbursts on Twitter.com, taking aim at celebrities including Rihanna, Courtney Love and former friend Lance Bass.
However, Bell, who co-starred with Bynes on her Nickelodeon programme The Amanda Show from 1999, claims there is no cause for concern.
He tells America's OK! magazine, "Amanda and I are close... I talk to her every day. She's a sweetheart. I had lunch with her yesterday, and she's brilliant. She's good, and she's healthy... She's in a place right now where she is searching. She's ready to be her own person, and do her own thing... She is a girl who is finding herself.
"I'm like, 'Dude, you come off crazy.' She's like, 'I know, but I don't mean to. I just changed the way I look'.
"Anytime I've ever been with Amanda, she's totally coherent, totally there, totally everything."
June 11, 2013 8:17am EST
"On an official Twitter hiatus. Having every single tweet scrutinised, analysed & dissected is a bit too ridiculous for my taste. Bye t**tter." Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love's daughter Frances Bean Cobain bids farewell to the social networking site.
May 31, 2013 1:43pm EST
"If someone calls me ugly, it sort of rolls off my back because... It's not about looks, it's about attitude. I mean, you get laid on attitude..." Courtney Love brushes off Amanda Bynes' Twitter attack after the rocker urged the troubled actress to "pull it together" only to be told she was "ugly".
May 30, 2013 9:29pm EST
Kristen Stewart's role in the Twilight movie franchise nearly went to Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love's daughter, according to her mother. The Hole rocker told U.S. radio host Howard Stern on Thursday (30May13) that Frances Bean Cobain, 20, was offered the role of Bella Swan in the films, but snubbed the opportunity because she objected to the vampire storylines.
Love told the host, "When she was 13 she was offered Twilight, she was offered (the part of) Bella in Twilight. Someone just saw a picture of her in a magazine and sent me the script for Twilight. She was like, 'That's a sexist Mormon piece of s**t'. She was 13. It would have destroyed her life."
Stewart played the role of Bella in the five Twilight movies, which have grossed more than $2 billion worldwide.
May 30, 2013 12:21pm EST
Amanda Bynes has launched a vicious attack on celebrity blogger Perez Hilton, demanding he "stop living" and kill himself after he posted an article suggesting the troubled actress had been spotted at an indoor trampoline park. The 27 year old actress has been lashing out at gossip about her erratic behaviour and legal issues in recent months, taking to her Twitter.com page to blast reporters, bloggers and fellow celebrities for raising concerns about her mental health.
Perez Hilton, a former friend, has had the worst of the backlash after he urged the Hairspray star's parents to step in and seek out help for the embattled star.
And now Bynes has taken aim at Hilton again after he shared an eyewitness' blurry picture of a brunette, purported to be Bynes, having fun at Sky Zone trampoline centre in Buffalo, New York.
She fumed, "THAT'S NOT ME! I'm so sick of fake fans such as Perez Hilton! Send the picture to me privately first to confirm that it's me! I've never been to SkyZone! That looks nothing like me! I don't own a brown wig!"
The Hairspray star then continued her tirade by tearing apart the gay blogger for his looks and his lifestyle.
She wrote, "@perezhilton no one wants to s**k your d**k! Stop living! Kill yourself! I look sooooo much better than the girl you hired to look like an awful cheeky version of me! So I'd say F**k You but no one wants to! I just say keep living in your s**tty existence leaching (sic) off of stars who you look, sound, and act nothing like (sic)!"
Hilton has yet to speak out about Bynes' shocking comments, but took a screen grab of her hateful words and shared it with his Twitter followers on Thursday morning (30May13).
Meanwhile, bosses at the Sky Zone centre have confirmed that the actress did pay them a visit on Wednesday (29May13).
One staff member tells In Touch magazine, "She was at the Sky Zone Buffalo location yesterday at 7pm. She was there for about an hour. She was jumping on the trampoline and she was pleasant to the staff.
"I know she says she wasn't there but we can confirm she was. She was jumping on the trampoline and that’s all she did."
May 29, 2013 12:39pm EST
John Legend's model fiancee Chrissy Teigen has become the latest star to incur the Twitter.com wrath of actress Amanda Bynes. The Hairspray star was taken into custody on 23 May (13) and charged with marijuana possession, attempted tampering with physical evidence and reckless endangerment after reportedly throwing a bong out of the window of her apartment as police raided her home following reports she had been smoking pot in the building's lobby.
A number of the 27 year old's fans took to the social networking site to defend Bynes, despite her series of bizarre behaviour leading up the event, prompting Teigen to question the troubled star's mental health and online support system.
She tweeted, "The fact that Amanda Bynes has any 'support' to retweet is really unsettling. Support people with mental illness, yes. But don't condone/enable scary and poor behavior."
The comment prompted an angry Bynes to issue a nasty response: "@chrissyteigen Ur not a pretty model compared to me. I signed to Ford models @ age 13. I don't look up to u beauty wise. I'm far prettier than u! I'm offended that you're saying I have a mental illness when I show no sign of it, but thankfully not one man that wants me wants you and you are an old ugly model compared to me! You look 45! You're not pretty so I'm not intimidated by you!"
She added, "I think you're jealous that you're just an ugly model whos (sic) career is uninspiring! I don't respect you! You're no beauty queen! I'm a beauty queen!"
The Sports Illustrated beauty later begged her fans to ignore the post and not get caught up in the drama, adding, "I never ask anything of you guys but please. I don't need defending and please stop writing her. It's not funny, it's sad... Wish the best for her, truly."
The Twitter attack comes just days after Bynes slammed both Rihanna and Courtney Love in online rants.
May 28, 2013 4:19pm EST
"Courtney Love is the ugliest woman I've ever seen. To be mentioned by her at all makes me and all my friends laugh!" Embattled Amanda Bynes fires back at Love after the rocker urged the actress to "pull it together" in a tweet. Bynes was arrested last week (23May13) and charged with marijuana possession and reckless endangerment for allegedly throwing a bong out of the window of her New York apartment building.
May 28, 2013 12:25pm EST
Rocker Courtney Love has abandoned plans to form an all-girl band because there aren't enough females who want to join her onstage. The former Hole star is embarking on a comeback with a band full of guys after failing to persuade women to sign on for her latest venture.
She tells Bust magazine, "I put an ad on Craigslist (listings website) that said, 'Band in the style of Hole looking for bassist in the style of Melissa Auf der Maur'.
"I got exactly one response. There's just not a lot of chick bass players."
And she warns fans not to hold out hope for a Hole reunion because she has fallen out with guitarist Eric Erlandson and doesn't have any plans to revisit the past.
She adds, "I've been offered money to do an oldies sort of thing. It's just not me.
"I don't mind making a crowd happy. I still really like Malibu. I play Miss World sometimes. I don't like Doll Parts anymore; it's just a simple song, like three chords, and it drives me nuts."
May 28, 2013 5:06am EST
Rocker Courtney Love has reached out to troubled actress Amanda Bynes and urged her to "pull it together". The Hairspray star's bizarre behaviour has hit headlines over the last few months and she was back in the news again last week (ends26May13) when she was arrested in New York on drugs charges.
She has since posted a series of long-winded rants on her Twitter.com page criticising the police and her parents among others, and claiming she is planning to undergo cosmetic surgery on her nose and become a "singer/rapper".
The Twitter meltdown has drawn the attention of Love, who was once well known for her social networking outbursts, and the Hole star has sent a message to the actress urging her to sort herself out.
In a Twitter message directed at Bynes, Love writes, "Amanda Bynes pull it together dude."
Love's Twitter rampages became notorious and she was even sued by a fashion designer in 2011 over a series of derogatory tweets.
Bynes was detained by cops in Manhattan on Thursday (23May13) and is facing charges of marijuana possession, attempted tampering with physical evidence, and reckless endangerment for allegedly throwing a bong out of the window of her apartment building.
May 27, 2013 11:50am EST
Sometimes, the only appropriate reaction to ABC's The Bachelor or The Bachelorette is laughter. Which is why for the latest season of The Bachelorette — starring Desiree Hartsock, whose heart Sean Lowe broke on his season of The Bachelor — we turned to comedian Sara Schaefer to get us through it.
Schaefer, who hosts MTV's late night show Nikki & Sara Live and won two Emmy awards for her work as the Head Blogger for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, knows funny. And she will be blogging about The Bachelorette for Hollywood.com all season long. To ease us back into the drama-filled "journey" before Desiree's season begins on Monday, May 27, we spoke to Schaefer about her love of the franchise and her all-time favorite moments.
Hollywood.com: Why do you still watch The Bachelor/Bachelorette after all these years?Sara Schaefer: This show, to me, is one of the most hilarious shows on television. I love watching a new set of crazy people play this game we've all become so familiar with — the roses, the helicopter rides, the word "journey." I love deconstructing it and analyzing it each season.
What annoys you the most about The Bachelor/Bachelorette?Not much really, because the more cheesy and over-the-top it gets, the more I love it. But, I will say, sometimes it feels SO constructed and so fake that I'd love it if a cast member revolted and said what we're all thinking (and it wasn't edited out). It would be glorious.
Who is your favorite Bachelor or Bachelorette and why? And least favorite?Favorite Bachelor: Ben [Flajnik]. HEAR ME OUT. I would not date this guy in a million years. But his season was my favorite because Courtney was HILARIOUS. I mean, the feelings of rage this woman was able to conjure up in me. The best.
Favorite Bachelorette: Ali [Fedotowsky]. What an incredible season. That guy on crutches? That guy Kasey with the weird voice who got the tattoo? And didn't she fly away in a helicopter and leave him on the side of a snowy mountain? It was a great season.
What is you fondest moment from The Bachelor/Bachelorette?I really have to give it to Tierra from the past season, when she said she can't control her eyebrow. Classic.
What's the moment that had you yelling at your screen?When Ashley rejected Ben, I was laugh-yelling at the screen. I've always wanted the rejected person at the final rose ceremony to go nuts and body-slam the Bachelor/Bachelorette into whatever tropical body of water they're standing next to.
What are your favorite Bachelor clichés?The words "journey" and "vulnerable." And also the candle-scaping. And about 2,000 other things.
What do you wish the Bachelors/Bachelorettes would do more of?Bring back old crazy contestants to try and dust things up a bit. Get Courtney in there, or Bentley!
Thoughts on Desiree being The Bachelorette?She's cute. I liked her in the last season. I also HIGHLY enjoyed her brother being probably the most honest anyone has ever been on the show. I'd love to see more of that this season.
Best advice for someone going on The Bachelor/Bachelorette?NEVER SING.
Is there a celeb you'd love to see be the next Bachelor/Bachelorette?Taylor Swift would be AMAAAAZING. And George Clooney.
Tune into The Bachelorette every Monday night at 8/7c on ABC and check Hollywood.com on Tuesdays for Sara Schaefer's reactions to the madness.
Sara Schaefer is a critically acclaimed stand up comedian, writer, and producer based in New York City. She is the co-host of MTV’s late night show Nikki & Sara Live. She won two Emmy awards for her work as the Head Blogger for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and has written for BestWeekEver.tv and Who Wants to Be A Millionaire. Sara has appeared on Comedy Central, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Best Week Ever, FX, E!, Fuse, and AOL. She also has a popular podcast You Had To Be There with her MTV co-host Nikki Glaser.
Follow Sara on Twitter @saraschaefer1
Reporting By Lindsey DiMattina
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