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Amanda Bynes; Sydney Leathers; Rush Limbaugh

The parents of Amanda Bynes filed for temporary conservatorship of their daughter last week, claiming that the troubled actress “poses a substantial risk to herself.” The former child star, 27, was placed under forced psychiatric evaluation last week, after pouring gasoline on a neighbor’s driveway and lighting it on fire. Rick and Lynn Bynes say their daughter has become “extremely paranoid,” and has spent $1.2 million of her savings in recent months, including tens of thousands of dollars on marijuana. A Los Angeles judge postponed a decision on conservatorship until after Bynes’s two-week hospital evaluation.

The woman who exchanged “sexts” with Anthony Weiner has hired a talent agent, in a bid to make the most of her 15 minutes of fame. Sydney Leathers, 23, enlisted the services of Gina Rodriguez, who represents “celebrities” including various Real Housewives and Nadya Suleman, better known as “Octomom.” Leathers said in a CBS interview that the mayoral candidate’s behavior “literally disgusts me,” adding, “he’s not who I thought he was.” A source told BuzzFeed.com that Leathers would “prefer compensation” for interviews.

More than a year later, Rush Limbaugh might be paying a price for calling liberal activist Sandra Fluke a slut. He and fellow conservative radio star Sean Hannity may soon be dropped from up to 40 radio stations after parting ways with Cumulus Media, the nation’s second largest radio broadcaster. A battle over payments for distribution rights is sparking the rift, but Cumulus chief executive Lew Dickey is said to blame Limbaugh for a $5.5 million slump in advertising revenue after the Fluke controversy. In February 2012, the irascible conservative attacked the law student as a “slut” and a “prostitute” after she testified in the House in support of federally funded birth control. Liberal activists then threatened to boycott Limbaugh’s advertisers. Limbaugh and Hannity will still be featured on hundreds of ClearChannel stations.

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