Bits and Pieces - April 14, 2014
April 14, 2014
Selena Gomez has fired her parents from their jobs as her managers. The bad news is she's hired Lindsay Lohan's parents.
Life may not be all sunshine and roses for AMANDA BYNES after all. A day after her lawyer issued a statement saying marijuana was causing all of Amanda's problems and that she never had any sort of mental illnesses, TMZ is saying that's not the case. Multiple sources tell them that Amanda is bipolar and does suffer from Schizophrenia. It looks like the truth is on TMZ's side as Amanda was placed on a psychiatric hold last year and a judge would never allow that to happen if there wasn't evidence of grave mental illness. They also point out that Amanda's lawyers in both California and New York won delays in her criminal cases based on mental illness. They also say Amanda spent weeks at the UCLA psych ward and at times was so incoherent she had to be restrained. Sources also say she'd tell doctors about the "Bad Amanda" and would mimic an exorcism and begin biting herself. Sources connected to Amanda tell us they are alarmed and fearful, especially if they really have taken Amanda off her meds.
The quiz show CHARLIE SHEEN'S Bad Influence will debut on the WEtv channel this fall. The show will test how well engaged couples know each other before they get married.
- CHRISTINA PERRI says she has an obsessed fan stalking her around the U.S. and on the Internet and is afraid he'll sexually assault her. She got a restraining order against the guy, claiming he's ignored multiple warnings to stay away. The guy has posted messages to her on Facebook saying he loves her and has even contacted her family hoping for an introduction. However, he says he simply reached out to her in the hopes of landing a date and he's harmless.
If you thought the Polar Vortex thing was bad this winter, get ready for this spring's 'Pollen Vortex.' Thanks to the late winter, pollinating trees are playing catch-up and spewing out higher than average amounts of allergens into the air. When the warm air arrives, the trees are going to create 40 times the amount of pollen in the air in a few days. You can ease the effects by taking vitamin D, using anti-histamines and anti-inflammatory or steroid-based treatments.
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning has decided to undergo surgery to clean out his left ankle after suffering a high ankle sprain in the team's season finale against the Washington Redskins. Manning says he expects to be back running in six weeks.
During a debate last month, Alabama Democratic Representative Alvin Holmes said that he'd mortgage his house and bring $100,000 in cash tomorrow if someone could show him a whole bunch of whites that adopted black kids in his state. No word on what time Homes plans to go to the bank as a number of families who've done just that staged a press conference at the Alabama State House this week.
2010: The Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, triggering the BP oil spill
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