Celebrity watch: Carey says there's no 'Idol' feud
Carey says there's no 'Idol' feud
Today, we are privileged to announce that the world is a safer place. The police have taken away Amanda Bynes’ car.
A spokesman for Burbank’s Bob Hope Airport says airport police cited the actress and impounded her car Sunday.
He said in a statement that “police did cite Amanda Bynes for driving a vehicle with a suspended driver’s license.”
TMZ reports that Bynes, 26, was driving erratically around the airport. This follows her apparent strange behavior last week, documented in photos on the website that seemed to show Bynes driving aimlessly around L.A. and parking to smoke pot.
Bynes' driving privileges had been suspended after she was charged with hit-and-run in connection with two traffic crashes, but she kept on driving anyway.
L.A. prosecutors accused Bynes of leaving the scene of two accidents, in April and August, without providing proper information. The first incident occurred just days after Bynes was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving. She has pleaded not guilty in that case.
But you know something weird is going on when even Lindsay Lohan thinks you ought to be in the slammer.
“Why did I get put in jail and a nickelodeon star has had NO punishment(s) so far?” Lohan tweeted Sunday.
More of Kate
It’s a tempest in a B cup. Or out of one.
A French court was asked on Monday to halt further publication of topless photos of Kate Middleton, Prince William's royal squeeze.
After hearing arguments by lawyers for the British royal couple and for the popular French gossip magazine Closer, the court said it would rule at noon Tuesday. The royal request was made after Closer printed 14 topless pics of the titillating Kate, in case you live in a cave.
On Monday, the Italian gossip magazine Chi – like Closer owned by Mondadori, the Italian publishing house owned by former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi – published a 26-page spread of photos of Kate without her swimsuit top. An Irish tabloid published more topless Kate photos over the weekend because you can never have too many, drawing a vow from Ireland's justice minister to revise privacy laws there.
The photos show Kate relaxing during a holiday at a private villa in Provence, sometimes without her bathing suit top and, in one case, her suit bottom partially pulled down to apply sun screen.
No, she wasn’t playing strip billiards.
In addition to the injunction demand, St. James’s Palace said Sunday that lawyers would file a criminal complaint against the unidentified photographer or photographers involved.
Alaskan state court records show the custody case between Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston involving their son, Tripp, was closed earlier this month after a lack of activity.
Johnston attorney Rex Butler says the best way to interpret this is that the parties are likely to work out their differences on their own.
In 2010, Bristol Palin and Johnston agreed Bristol would have primary physical custody and the two would share legal custody, subject to Bristol's resolution if they couldn't agree.
Bristol Palin and Tripp appeared on the recent Lifetime series “Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp,” in which Johnston's presence in his son's life, or lack thereof, was part of the story line. TMZ last month reported Johnston wanted full custody. Johnston had a baby with another woman earlier this month.
In a blog post Monday, Bristol Palin said that while she doesn't have “much interaction” with Johnston, she is happy for him with respect to his new daughter.
“A child is a blessing and I know they are experiencing the joys (and challenges!) of having a newborn,” Palin wrote. She said Tripp sent the new baby flowers, “and we both wish all the best for her.”
Pace online reports, Mariah Carey says there’s no feud between her and fellow new “American Idol” judge Nicki Minaj … yet.
Judges Carey, Minaj, Keith Urban and Randy Jackson and host Ryan Seacrest attended a press conference in New York on Monday after auditioning wannabes for the Fox caterwauling, er, singing contest.
Fox announced Sunday that Minaj and Urban would join Carey and Jackson as judges on “Idol” following Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler's exits in July.
Carey tried to squelch rumors about quarreling with Minaj by saying they’ve only been together two days and “a feud takes a little longer to happen.”
All the judges burst into laughter. We’re sure it was genuine.
Minaj says the new “Idol” judges are “getting along wonderfully.”
The show's 12th season begins airing in January.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.