The parents of actress Amanda Bynes believe their daughter suffers from “severe mental health issues,’’ after she was arrested last week on suspicion of smoking pot in the lobby of her Manhattan apartment, said RadarOnline.com. The troubled former child star was taken to a mental hospital for evaluation after her arrest, during which she allegedly threw a bong from the window of her 36th-floor apartment. Bynes then appeared before a judge wearing a theatrical blonde wig to argue that the alleged bong was “just a vase.” She later threatened to sue the police and her parents, who have consulted attorneys to see if they can get the 27-year-old former child star committed to psychiatric care. Bynes’s behavior has grown increasingly erratic, with a series of bizarre tweets and arrests for drunk driving and hit-and-run violations.
Angelina Jolie’s aunt died of breast cancer this week, just weeks after the Hollywood star announced she’d had a double mastectomy to prevent the disease. Debbie Martin was the younger sister of Jolie’s mother, Marcheline Bertrand, who died of ovarian cancer in 2007. Both women had the same faulty gene Jolie said she has, which is why she underwent surgery earlier this year. Martin didn’t know she had the defective gene until after her cancer diagnosis, said her husband, Ron Martin. “Had we known, we certainly would have done what Angelina did,” he said. Jolie, 37, has also decided to have her ovaries removed, since her genetic flaw gives her a 50 percent risk of contracting ovarian cancer.
Chris Brown could be heading to jail if an investigation into an alleged hit-and-run is found to violate his probation. The singer rear-ended a driver in his car in Los Angeles last week, then allegedly refused to give the driver his correct insurance information. Brown is still on probation after his 2009 conviction for assaulting then-girlfriend Rihanna. Brown contends he did provide all the necessary information to the other driver, but if the police investigation concludes otherwise, a judge could revoke his probation.