On Twitter, Amanda Bynes accuses her father of abuse, later retracts statements, blaming “microchips” in her head.
Amanda Bynes sent to psychiatric hospital
After Amanda Bynes tweeted up a storm Friday, accusing her father of being “verbally and physically” abusive to her as a child, she was sent to a psychiatric hospital outside Los Angeles and placed on an involuntary hold, according to TMZ. Bynes had said her father “asked me if I wanted to have sex with him and i did not know how to respond and I said no and then I was forced to live with my dad which was a total nightmare,” she wrote, later accusing him of fondling himself in front of her. Bynes’ mother refuted the allegations, telling E! News in a statement that Bynes’ father, Rick, “has never abused Amanda or our other children physically or sexually” and blaming her daughter’s “mental state at the moment” for the accusations. She followed up a few hours later by tweeting, “My dad never did any of those things(.) The microchip in my brain made me say those things but he’s the one that ordered them to microchip me.” TMZ says she will be held for 72 hours, with an extension possible up to 14 days.
Report: Perry enlisted for Super Bowl duty
We’re not sure who will play in the actual Super Bowl yet, but the halftime entertainment is set. Katy Perry will “Roar” her way into the halftime spectacular, according to reports, although the NFL has yet to make an official announcement. (They got scooped by the New York Post’s Page Six, oops.) Perry follows Bruno Mars, who performed at last year’s Super Bowl, which was seen by pretty much everyone with a television. Perry, who has a host of No. 1 songs and is currently on the road with her “Prismatic” tour, is a natural fit: She’s a high-profile pop star with a huge fan base, a sizable media presence and just enough edge to make her cool. She’ll do well, we think.
Paltrow is all ‘OMG!’ with Obama
President Barack Obama was hanging out with Gwyneth Paltrow this week, and Paltrow was totally smitten, y’all. The event was a fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee, and it was held in Paltrow’s backyard, of course, and Paltrow found herself tongue-tied when it came time to introduce the Prez. “I am one of your biggest fans, if not the biggest,” the Oscar winner said, Usmagazine.com reports, adding, “You’re so handsome that I can’t speak properly.” Well allrighty then. Around 200 people attended the event, including Bradley Whitford and Julia Roberts, and tickets to watch Paltrow gush over our Commander in Chief cost up to $32,000.
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