Amanda Bynes Is “Making Great Strides Towards Recovery”

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Is Amanda Bynes on the mend? The 27-year-old actress’ parents, Lynn and Rick Bynes, and lawyer, Mary Shea, gave an update on her health following a conservatorship hearing at Ventura County Juvenile Court House in Oxnard, Calif. on Monday, Sept. 30.

Through their lawyer, Tamar Arminack, Lynn and Rick Bynes released the following statement Monday regarding their daughter’s health: “Earlier this month, in a separate Lanterman-Pertis-Short proceeding, Lynn Bynes was granted LPS Conservatorship of her daughter Amanda. It is for this reason, and in an effort not to duplicate conservator rights, that Mrs. Bynes decided to withdraw her Petition for Conservatorship of her daughter in the probate courts this morning. The Bynes Probate conservatorship proceeding has been continued in part to December 17, 2013, for final determination and dismissal.”

On Monday, TMZ reported that Bynes has left UCLA Medical Center and moved to celebrity rehab center The Canyon in Malibu three weeks ago. Unlike the UCLA Medical Center, The Canyon does not have a psychiatric facility.

In their statement, Bynes’ parents addressed the report — confirming Amanda’s move, but not naming The Canyon or any specific facility: “Currently, upon recommendation by the skilled healthcare professionals at UCLA Medical Center, Amanda is receiving specialized treatment in a private facility outside of Los Angeles. Amanda is making great strides towards recovery. The entire Bynes family would like to ask that they be given some measure of privacy so they can focus on Amanda’s health and well-being. The Bynes family would also like to thank all of Amanda’s supporters and well-wishers for their thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.”

Outside of court, Bynes’ lawyer Shea told reporters, “She is doing well. She is doing better.”

Beyonce Pulled Offstage By Fan During Concert In Brazil (Video)

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This is what can happen when you reach out to your fans.

While performing at the Morumbi Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Sunday, Beyoncé was happily singing and swinging her hair around when she stooped down to shake hands with fans who were right at her feet at the edge of the stage.

In an instant, one of them jumped up and pulled her down. It looks pretty startling in a video posted on YouTube. A security guard immediately ran up on stage and grabbed her to pull her back up.

Beyoncé seemed unfazed and kept right on singing Irreplaceable throughout it all. Later she even spoke to the fan saying, “It’s all right. … thank you, I love you, too.”

Miley Cyrus Reveals Sexy “Wrecking Ball” Promo Pic!

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Miley Cyrus isn’t slowing things down and just unveiled the promo pic for her upcoming single, “Wrecking Ball.” The sexy photo captures Miley’s signature style perfectly: lots of skin, hints of punk rock and tons of ‘tude.

The singer tweeted the snapshot to fans and accompanied it with a caption reading, “#WreckingBall #comingMonday #VEVO”

Get ready, Smilers, that’s less than one week until we have another Miley music video on our hands!

And it it’s anything like the “We Can’t Stop” video, her first single off of the forthcoming Bangerz album, it’ll be the talk of the town.

The famous Diane Martel-directed video was jam-packed with snippets of twerking, partying, and even a steamy makeout session between Miley and a look-alike doll.

The former Disney darling gyrated in an all-white ensemble throughout and was even shown getting cozy with a shirtless boy toy (ahem, not her fiancé Liam Hemsworth).

Miley’s live performance of the song at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards received tons of attention as well, for better or worse.

The 20-year-old broke her silence on the controversy days after and defended her duet with Robin Thicke in an interview with MTV.

“Me and Robin, the whole time said, ‘You know we’re about to make history right now,'” Cyrus recalled. “What’s amazing is I think now, we’re three days later, and people are still talking about it.”

So what’s in store for her next vid? Well, if the teaser pic is any indicator, we’re in for one wild ride.

Chris Kirkpatrick: ‘N Sync VMA’s Reunion Reminded Me Why We Hate Each Other

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‘N Sync fans will have to hold onto the memory of Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards reunion forever — because the colossal boy band has absolutely no plans for a full-fledged reunion tour or comeback album. “No [tour],” band member Chris Kirkpatrick said Monday in a Florida radio interview with Johnny’s House. “This was for Justin to get the Video Vanguard Award.” Indeed, ‘N Sync’s brief medley of “Girlfriend,” “Gone” and “Bye, Bye, Bye” was just one segment of Justin Timberlake’s 15-minute set of mostly solo material.

Kirkpatrick good-naturedly joked that reuniting a decade after their last televised performance reopened old wounds. “It was funny because all of us getting back together, we remembered what we love about each other and what we hate about each other,” the singer, 41, said. “It was just a bit of fun.”

For Kirkpatrick, performing and dancing was definitely a physical challenge. “Honestly, when he talked to us I thought we were just coming out with mic stands and singing,” he admitted. “When I came home from rehearsals my girl’s like ‘Why are you drenched?’ . . .I’m too old for this! I was so worried about not messing up for him.”

JC Chasez similarly told Ryan Seacrest Monday that a full-fledged reunion is not in the cards. “No . . . it was just about five guys who were great friends who spent 10 or 15 years together touring and we wanted to give that back to our fans, but we were there mainly to support Justin,” Chasez, 37, said. “Literally, two minutes after seeing everybody you feel like no time has passed.”

Speaking with the Associated Press, Lance Bass also gave ‘N Sync fans the bad news. “It would be lovely to do [a reunion], but we’ve got nothing planned,” Bass, 34, said, citing Timberlake’s current world tour with Jay-Z. “Who knows what will happen when he’s off tour. It’s simply not part of the conversation right now. We just focused on that one performance .If we did anything like that, I think we would come up with something real special where we could actually call it ‘The Reunion.'”

Earlier plans for the group’s VMA performance included more stage time and ‘N Sync hits for all five men (Joey Fatone rounds out the group). “The guys wished it could have been more songs,” the source said. Regardless, “they loved being back together!”

Kanye West Debuts Baby North On Kris Jenner’s Talk Show

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Here she is!

The world got its first look at Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s daughter, North West, when the rapper revealed a photo of the baby girl during his appearance Friday on Kardashian matriarch Kris Jenner’s talk show.

The baby girl, born June 15, is the first child for Kardashian and West.

“To stop all the noise, I thought it’d be really cool, on her grandmother’s season finale, to bring a picture of North,” West said, clarifying that the couple has “not attempted to get paid” for the image.

During the talk show appearance, West talked about fatherhood and his relationship with Kardashian.

“I was in love with her before I ever even got to talk to her,” he admitted to his girlfriend’s mother on the show.

Referencing Kardashian’s past relationships with professional athletes, West joked, “I wanted to be with her so bad that I thought about picking up sports.”

“I can have people saying that this is going to damage your credibility as an artist or a designer, and I say, ‘I don’t care, I love this woman,'” he said, adding, “She’s my joy, and she brought my new joy into the world. There’s no paparazzi and there’s no blog comments that’s going to take that joy from me.”

Speaking about fatherhood, the rapper joked, “I’m supposed to be this musical genius, but I can’t work the car seat that well.”

He also said becoming a dad has changed his outlook on life.

“After I lost my mother, there were times I felt I would put my life at risk,” he said. “I felt like sometimes I didn’t have something to live for. Now I have two really special people to live for, a whole family to live for, a whole world to live for.”

Halle Berry & Jennifer Garner Join Forces To Support Anti-Paparazzi Bill That Would Make Photographing Their Kids A Crime

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Halle Berry and Jennifer Garner have both been there and done that—and they’re so over it.

“I chose a public life,” Garner, who’s on the cover of the September issue of Allure, acknowledged today in Sacramento, testifying before the California State Assembly Committee on Public Safety in support of a proposed anti-paparazzi bill that would make it a crime for shutterbugs to photograph children without their legal guardian’s permission.

“My three children are private citizens,” she said. “I love my kids. They’re beautiful and sweet and innocent, and I don’t want a gang of shouting, arguing, lawbreaking photographers who camp out everywhere we are all day, every day, to continue traumatizing my kids.”

Berry, who also testified before lawmakers in Sacramento in June and has repeatedly tried to ward off paparazzi from bothering her daughter at school, had her own horror stories to share as well.

The pregnant Oscar winner said Tuesday that photographers have asked her 5-year-old child, “‘How do you feel, Nahla? You may not see your father again. How do you feel about that?’

“They say curse words and call me names, all trying to provoke some sort of response to sell a photograph.”

Senate Bill 606, written by Sen. Kevin DeLeon of Los Angeles, would change the legal definition of harassment to include photographing or recording a child without the permission of a legal guardian.

The proposed legislation is expected to be heard by the Assembly Judiciary Committee. Newspaper publishers have expressed concern that the bill could inhibit them from doing their jobs.

Nicki Minaj Posts Topless Picture Of Herself On Instagram

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Good thing she has long hair! Nicki Minaj posted an ultra-sexy selfie on Instagram Wednesday, Aug. 7, in which she posed topless for the camera. The 30-year-old rapper strategically covered her boobs with her long dark hair to keep it semi-appropriate for social media.

In the risque shot, Minaj puckers up her lips and proudly flaunts her large chest. The “Super Bass” singer has never been shy about showing off her body on Instagram. On July 18, she posted a photo of her butt in a hot pink thong in honor of “Thong Thursdays.”

Minaj recently made some of her fans worry that she’d been taken off the market. On July 25, DJ Khaled posted an emotional, surprise proposal video asking for Minaj’s hand in marriage. Two days later, Minaj stepped out wearing a huge diamond ring causing speculation that she was, in fact, engaged. But it turned out to be a big publicity hoax.

“Khaled is my brother and Khaled was not serious with that damn proposal, ya’ll,” she told radio station Hot 97’s Funkmaster Flex on July 29. “Please let it go. He was kidding. He’s not attracted to me, he doesn’t like me. We’re brother and sister.”

“It was just another way for him to kinda give the world a glimpse on the feeling of this record. Nobody in my real life took it seriously,” Minaj explained. “Everybody just hit me like, ‘LOL. Yo, Khaled is crazy.'”

Usher’s Ex-Wife Tameka Foster Files For Custody Of Sons

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Tameka Foster isn’t happy with ex-husband Usher following their firstborn son’s scary pool accident. The 42-year-old celebrity stylist filed legal documents in Fulton County, Ga., asking for an emergency custody hearing on Tuesday, Aug. 6.

According to sources, Foster, 42, is demanding custody of their sons, Usher Raymond V, 5, and Naviyd Ely Raymond, 4. She claims that Usher, 34, who currently has primary custody, is allowing other unfit people to care for their children, thereby and creating an unsafe environment. (Usher filed for divorce from Foster in June 2009 after nearly two years of marriage. Since then, the two have had an ongoing, heated custody battle over their children.)

The filing comes one day after their son Usher was hospitalized after nearly drowning in the singer’s pool on Aug. 5. TMZ reported that the little boy got his arm stuck in the drain while being watched by his aunt. After struggling to free his arm, he was given CPR and admitted to the intensive care unit. Usher was not home at the time, but arrived in time to ride in the ambulance with his son.
“This was a tragic, unfortunate accident. He is just so relieved that Junior is OK,” a source close to Usher tells Us Weekly. “He was shaken to hear the news but just so relieved.”

In July 2012, Foster’s 11-year-old son Kile Glover, Usher’s stepson, was fatally struck in the head by a jet ski. “I’m still in shock,” Foster told Entertainment Tonight in September 2012. “I think this will probably be the greatest pain I will ever experience, losing him. But, it gave me strength beyond measure and it made me determined to fight for my other [children].”

Kim Kardashian Breaks Twitter Silence To Wish Khloe Kardashian Happy Birthday

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Now that’s family love! Kim Kardashian broke her Twitter silence for the first time since giving birth to baby North West to wish her little sister Khloe Kardashian a happy birthday. The reality star, 32, shared two collages of the Kardashian sisters on her Twitter account on Thursday, June 27, one depicting them as youngsters and the other filled with more recent shots.

“The birthday girl! I love you so much!” Kim captioned the first shot, adding that Khloe is “the most loyal & supportive person on the planet!” on the other.

Kim has been on a social media radio silence since giving birth to daughter North on Saturday, June 15.

Beyonce Squashes Pregnancy Rumors With Wine-Drinking Picture

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A picture’s worth a thousand words — and this one seems to say that Beyonce is not, despite rumors to the contrary, pregnant with her second child. On Friday, May 31, the 31-year-old “Love on Top” singer shared a telling snapshot of herself drinking wine with husband Jay-Z in Berlin.

The photo, posted to Beyonce’s Tumblr along with several other pics from her late May visit to Germany, shows the hoodie-wearing superstar sipping on a glass of Barolo red while sitting on Jay-Z’s lap. He has on a backwards baseball cap and a gray shirt, and appears to be smiling as he watches her drink.

Pregnant women, of course, are advised not to consume alcohol, as it can have potentially harmful effects on the baby. Beyonce has not outright commented on reports that she is expecting a second child, but this photo could be a clue.

Earlier this month, the Destiny’s Child alum shared another telling snapshot of her dinner menu, which included salad nicoise, or tuna salad. Tuna has long been considered a controversial food for expectant mothers due to its high level of mercury, so some thought she might be trying to send a message with the cryptic post.

Jay-Z has been a bit more explicit with his denials. In a May 20 radio show broadcast on Hot 97, program director Ebro Darden read an email he had received from the hip hop star.

Responding to Darden’s congratulations on the rumored new sibling for 16-month-old Blue Ivy, Jay-Z said simply, “It’s not true.”

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