Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Aug 19, 2013
August 19, 2013
AMANDA BYNES is now hanging out at the UCLA Medical Center. As you probably remember, she was given a 30-day psychiatric hold after a bizarre incident when she tried to start a fire in somebody's driveway.
Amanda was first given a three-day, "5150" committment, which was extended to two weeks and later, to a 30-day committment. Now, TMZ.com reports that a bed became available at the UCLA Medical Center and Amanda's mom, who's her temporary conservator, decided to move her there because it's one of the top-rated facilities of its kind in the country.
One-armed pro surfer BETHANY HAMILTON and ADAM DIRKS were married on Saturday in Kauai, Hawaii, in an intimate, but not too small ceremony. She told Us Weekly magazine "I'm born and raised there and still live there, so getting married where I'm from." She also revealed her honeymoon plans: "We're doing a non tropical honeymoon," she said. "We're gonna get a cabin, it's going to be cute." The couple met in April of last year.
Editor's note: Adam asked Bethany's father for her stump in marriage.
--Bethany will play herself in the sequel to her biopic, "Soul Surfer 2: Arm & Dangerous." (Marino)
Big City politics:
Embattled San Diego Mayor BOB FILNER is set to return to work today, after a very brief stint in "intensive" hehavior therapy amid a growing number of sexual harrassment claims against him. He heads back with more calls for him to step down, or for his recall.
A "Freedom From Filner" rally was held yesterday at San Diego City Hall to kick-off a recall effort that needs just under 102-thousand petition signatures to go a ballot measure. (Pacelli)
Back to school:
Just in time for back-to-school, the alarm clock app Sleep if U Can. To turn it off, you must get out of bed and take a picture of the same spot in your house that you registered on the phone before hitting the hay --say, the bathroom sink, or your front door.
Cost: $2 for what ign.com calls "the most obnoxious app ever!" (Kaye)
BETHENNY FRANKEL's divorce must really have put her off marriage. The talk show hostess and Skinnygirl creator tells In Touch magazine, "A good shoestring onion ring is as good as sex." (Myers)
The Reel Deal:
SPIKE LEE has now reached his Kickstarter goal and therefore will be producing his movie about humans who are addicted to blood with the $1.25 million in seed money. Spike called the project "Funny, Sexy and Bloody. A new kind of love story (and not a remake of Blacula)."
He reached the goal Friday.
Warning: note sexual content:
CHUBBY CHECKER gets to extend his girth in a court of law. The San Francisco Chronicle says the man who made "The Twist" a worldwide sensation now has permission to sue Hewlett Packard over an app that claims accurately measure a man's family jewels based on his shoe size. What's the connection? HP calls the app "The Chubby Checker." The singer sued HP earlier this year for trademark violations but the technology giant tried to have the lawsuit dismissed. On Thursday, a judge said Chubby's lawsuit can be refiled. (Marino)
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