AMANDA’S PARENTS SEEK CONSERVATORSHIP
Amanda Bynes’ parents are going to court to get some control over their daughter. The couple filed papers in California yesterday asking a judge to impose a conservatorship on the 27-year-old, which would give them the power to make decisions on Amanda’s behalf. Amanda is currently being held on a 5150 psychiatric hold. TMZ reports that doctors believe she is showing signs of schizophrenia. Insiders tell the site Amanda is aware “there’s a good Amanda and a bad Amanda,” and just yesterday she was lucid for about 10 hours, but her personality changed radically when she was questioned about the fire that landed her in the hospital. She also went nuts when told her parents are watching her dog, screaming, “They’ll kill it just like they tried to kill me.” Amanda’s parents are due in court for a hearing later today.
GLEE STARS REMEMBER MONTEITH
The stars of Glee came together yesterday to remember their late co-star Cory Monteith, who died earlier this month from a drug overdose. Approximately 150 people attended the private memorial on the Paramount lot, where Glee is filmed. “Today, Ryan Murphy and (Monteith’s girlfriend) Lea Michele gathered the cast, crew and producers of Glee, along with colleagues from the network and studio, to share memories and music in an emotional celebration of the life of Cory Monteith,” read a statement from the show’s producer, 20th Century Fox. “We thank the public for their continued outpouring of love and support as we grieve our friend and colleague during this difficult time."
WIIG & MORETTI OVER
Kristen Wiig is single again. The Bridesmaids star has reportedly split from Strokes drummer Fabrizio Moretti, after a year and a half of dating. "It was very amicable and they will remain friends," an insider told Us Weekly.
DEEN COOK SAYS SHE’S PREJUDICED
Paula Deen’s longtime cook says in a new interview that despite their close relationship, the chef treated her and other employees in a way that would suggest she is prejudiced. Dora Charles, who helped Deen open The Lady & Sons in Savannah, GA, tells The New York Times Deen, who once called her a soul sister, wanted her to ring a bell at the restaurant to call patrons to dinner, but she refused. “I said I’m not ringing no bell,” she said. “That’s a symbol to me of what we used to do back in the day.” Another employee, Ineata Jones, wound up doing it. Charles said Deen also dressed Jones up like Aunt Jemima and had her make hoecakes in front of patrons. Charles said when Deen started the restaurant she promised they would get rich together, but that never happened. A rep for Deen denies Charles’ allegations. “Fundamentally Dora’s complaint is not about race but about money,” said Deen’s publicity team. “It is about an employee that despite over 20 years of generosity feels that she still deserves yet even more financial support from Paula Deen.”
ROWE TO TESTIFY AT JACKSON TRIAL
TMZ reports that Michael Jackson’s ex-wife Debbie Rowe is expected to testify next week in the Jackson family’s wrongful death trial against AEG Live. Rowe is expected to be called by the concert promoter to testify about Michael’s prescription drug addiction in the 80s and 90s. Sources tell the site Rowe will reveal that Michael’s dermatologist Dr. Arnold Klein would inject the singer with Demerol and Vistaril whenever he came to the office. She is also expected to say she saw Michael coming out of Klein’s office the day before he died and he looked out if it. She reportedly called Klein following Michael’s death and said, “what the f*** did you give him? He’s dead and it’s your fault.” AEG hopes her testimony will show Michael successfully hid his drug use from everyone, proving they are not responsible for his death.
ALI FEDOTOWSKY HAS A NEW MAN
Former Bachelorette Ali Fedotowsky has a new man. The reality show star, who has a small part in the new Woody Allen film Blue Jasmine, stepped out on the red carpet earlier this week with new beau Kevin Manno, host of Lifetime’s Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition. This is Fedotowsky’s first public romance since splitting with her Bachelorette fiancé Roberto Martinez in 2011.
FORMER IDOL CONTESTANTS SUING SHOW
American Idol is being sued by 10 former contestants who are accusing the show of being racist. The plaintiffs, who are all African American, include Corey Clark (Season 2), Jaered Andrews (Season 2), Jacob John Smalley (Season 2), Donnie Williams (Season 3), Terrell Brittenum (Season 5), Derrell Brittenum (Season 5), Thomas Daniels (Season 6), Akron Watson (Season 6), Ju'Not Joyner (Season 8) and Chris Golightly (Season 9). They are seeking $25 million each, claiming they were all eliminated as part of a “cruel and inhumane” plot to humiliate black singers and boost ratings.
FALLON NAMES DAUGHTER WINNIE
Jimmy Fallon revealed the name of his newborn daughter on Late Night Wednesday. "Welcome, everybody to Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. I'm your host, Dada," he joked in his monologue. "I'm emotionally drained. I'm a father of a beautiful baby girl, she's so cute. Her name is Winnie Rose Fallon, and she's so cute." Realizing that Winnie wasn’t the only famous baby born this week, Fallon quipped, “Yes William and Kate, we’ll definitely set up a playdate – stop bothering me,” adding, “I saw the invitation on the easel, yes.”
THIEF CAUGHT ROBBING FROM BRANGELINA’S SON
A thief who stole two iPads from Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s son Maddox was arrested over the weekend. Sources tell TMZ the 11-year-old was with some friends and a bodyguard at the Hollywood Sports Paintball Park in California last weekend when someone broke into the family SUV and stole the iPads and a cellphone. But a witness spotted the act and called police, who nabbed the robber. The stolen items were then returned, and a rep for the paintball park felt so bad he gave Maddox and the bodyguard free food.
FULL HOUSE STAR IN CUSTODY FIGHT
Jodie Sweetin’s estranged hubby plans to fight her for custody of their daughter. The former Full House star filed for legal separation from husband Morty Coyle last month, asking for full custody of their 3-year-old daughter Beatrix. Well, Coyle has now filed a response to his ex’s documents, asking for joint custody. He also wants the court to deny Sweetin spousal support.
KIM FIELDS PREGNANT
Former The Facts of Life star Kim Fields is pregnant. The 44-year-old and husband Christopher Morgan are expecting a baby boy who they plan to call Quincy Xavier. Fields and Morgan have been married for more than five years and are already parents to a six-year-old son, Sebastian.
BAM MARGERA ARRESTED IN ICELAND
Jackass star Bam Margera was arrested in Iceland Wednesday for destroying a rental car and never paying for the damages. According to officials, Margera rented a Toyota Landcruiser during his 2012 trip and when he returned it several days late, it was in horrible condition. Margera never paid for the damages, so when he returned to the country on Wednesday he was busted at the airport. He was eventually released after reimbursing the rental agency $8,000.