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Posted at 8:16 AM ET, 06/21/2010

Amanda Bynes quits acting at 24; Lady Gaga banned from Yankees' clubhouse?

By Liz Kelly and Jen Chaney

Miley Cyrus performas at Canada's 2010 MuchMusic Video Awards on Sunday. (Reuters)
Monday

Celebrity Beat: Amanda Bynes retires from acting at the age of 24 (Update: Is Bynes's retirement real? We weigh in with a new post)... Jude Law tops hottest film fathers poll... Angelina Jolie makes low-key visit to Haiti... Jesse James moving to Texas so kids can be closer to Sandra Bullock... New Mexico neighbors not on board with Val Kilmer's bed and breakfast plans... Breaking News! Kristen Stewart smiles!... Stella McCartney expecting fourth child... Ted Koppel's son died from combination of alcohol, heroin, cocaine and valium... Heather Mills trying out for British paralympic skiing team... Simon and Garfunkel cancel North American tour... LeAnn Rimes and Dean Sheremet's divorce finalized... Voting open in PETA's sexiest vegetarian celebrity poll.

Rumor Mill: Lady Gaga banned from Yankees' clubhouse after allegedly lewd behavior (not so, says Yankees spokesperson)... Kidnapper gave Jeremy London's wife a ride home during the crime?... Britain's Prince Harry single again.

Pop Culture Mix: "Toy Story 3" wins big at the box office... Judd Apatow to produce female version of "The Hangover," a comedy called "Business Trip"... Why people at Fox may be a little nervous about Tom Cruise's "Knight and Day"... Wizarding World of Harry Potter now open... Neill Blomkamp ("District 9") again rumored as possible director for "The Hobbit"... Robert Downey Jr. honored with Renaissance Award from Gene Siskel Film Center... Robert Pattinson talks "Twilight" burn-out and more in New York Times profile... Entertainment Weekly's Ken Tucker asks who's the better TV Dad, Burt Hummel (father of Kurt) from "Glee" or Coach Eric Taylor from "Friday Night Lights" (Uh, it's Eric Taylor. No contest)...

Say What?
"There’s so much negativity in the world and what you only need to hear is all the love." -- Miley Cyrus explains her new "Love" ear tattoo.

By Liz Kelly and Jen Chaney  | June 21, 2010; 8:16 AM ET
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Comments

Both Stella McCartney AND Heather Mills? Fabulous.

"... what you only need to hear is all the love. -- Miley Cyrus explains her new 'Love' ear tattoo." -- Well, Miley, unless someone has invented a talking tattoo (perish the thought!), your plan needs some work.

"Jude Law tops hottest film fathers poll" -- Well, he does get bonus points for being kind to the nanny. So many nannies are unappreciated.

"New Mexico neighbors not on board with Val Kilmer's bed and breakfast plans" -- I don't see why. You'd think with all the heat out there, they'd welcome some Ice.

"Simon and Garfunkel cancel North American tour" -- Don't tell anyone, but Art has decided to drop that lead weight Paul and go solo. Mum's the word!

"Britain's Prince Harry single again" -- Not for long. Rumor has it lots of wealthy young ladies are lining up outside Fergie's place negotiating for a meeting.

"Robert Downey Jr. honored with Renaissance Award from Gene Siskel Film Center" -- Um, I hate to state the obvious, but isn't Gene, er, dead?

Posted by: td_in_baltimore | June 21, 2010 8:38 AM | Report abuse

Amanda Bynes, you know to quit while you're ahead: that's What I Like About You.


"Jude Law tops hottest film fathers poll." Who let the nannies vote?


"Angelina Jolie makes low-key visit to Haiti." Low-key? It's in the Washington Post, fer cryin' out loud.


Jesse James is moving to Texas because his name sounds ridiculous in 49 other states.


Kidnapper gave Jeremy London's wife a lift: 'Stockholm Syndrome' meets 'ride home Syndrome.'

Posted by: byoolin1 | June 21, 2010 8:46 AM | Report abuse

Jesse: Austin has some great tattoo parlors for those weekends you have visitation rights and need something to do with the kids.

Posted by: yellojkt | June 21, 2010 8:57 AM | Report abuse

I don't know about the better dad thing. Burt Hummel is always there for his kid. Knows what his kid is up to and supports him even if he doesn't understand him. Even kicked his girlfriend's son out of the house for using a slur about his son. Coach Taylor forgets his kid has dance rehearsal because he is too busy being a dad to all the guys on the team. Yeah, the guys need a father figure. But so does his own daughter. You're not that great of a dad if you are not there for your own kid.

Posted by: epjd | June 21, 2010 9:25 AM | Report abuse

Is Amanda Bynes retiring from acting so she can spend more time doing Maxim cover shoots? Because, I'd be ok with that.


From the way he looks now, it seems all Val Kilmer does is sit in bed and eat breakfast.


Heather Mills trying out for British paralympic skiing team...Do you think her name recognition gives her a leg up on the competition?


You know what Kristen, just go back to pouting.

And on a more personal note. Mr. James....no. We really don't want you here. We are weird here in Austin, not skeevy. I hear Missouri is much more welcoming to guys named Jesse James.

Oh and yellojkt, Mom's Tattoo and Resurrection Tattoo, both on South Lamar, are very nice places to spend a Saturday night. Next time your in town we'll go get matching tattoos.

Posted by: DorkusMaximus1 | June 21, 2010 9:41 AM | Report abuse

"From the way he looks now, it seems all Val Kilmer does is sit in bed and eat breakfast."

Beautiful, Dorkus. Just beautiful, man.

Posted by: td_in_baltimore | June 21, 2010 9:46 AM | Report abuse

Lady Gaga banned from Yankees' clubhouse after allegedly lewd behavior (not so, says Yankees spokesperson).

Is that because her behavior wasn't "lewd" or because lewd behavior isn't a deal-breaker for the pin-stripers?


Amanda Bynes retires from acting at the age of 24.

But will she get herself to a nunnery like Dolores Hart? Or earn a PhD like Mayim Bialik?


Britain's Prince Harry single again.

Um, ladies, "single" means not married, not merely unattached. Grrrr...


ep, you certainly make valid points re Coach Eric Taylor. OTOH, he can (within reason, of course) be construed as setting a good example by demonstrating to Julie that a parent is part of the larger community, not just of their household.

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | June 21, 2010 10:23 AM | Report abuse

You know, I do feel a little bad for some of these young actors who become cultural phenoms.

All the money and perqs and stuff, no, that's winning the lottery as far as being set financially. If they manage this windfall correctly, they can live comfortably for the rest of their lives.

But I admit, before people started buzzing about the first movie, I'd never heard of the "Twilight" series, because I'm not a Twihard. I know some of these actors only read the books before auditioning for their parts - did they know they were stepping into a huge cultural phenomenon that was going to typecast them?

Kristen Stewart was in over a dozen movies - some serious some not - before she was cast in Twilight. Nikki Reed wrote a movie as a teenager before she was one of the other vampires. Anna Kendrick is probably blessing her stars for "Up in the Air" and that she managed to avoid being typecast as the ditzy teenaged friend. Dakota Fanning is lucky she has years of solid work behind her and can take a bit part in these movies for some fun (and probably cash).

If these people are actually good working actors and want to continue to do so, it's going to take roles and roles for people to see it. Because the acting and production value in the Twilight movies (I've been dragged to them by friends - I won't be dragged to the third one after openly and helplessly giggling through the first two), is horrible. Not a place for any of these actors to shine. (Only Taylor Lautner's abs seem to do that.)

If some of them want to continue to work, they're going to have to give Mark Hamill a ring to get tips on voice work. Because that's where he fled to after Star Wars.

I think the luckiest one in this bunch is the guy who plays the vampire with the weird eyes and haircut (I want to say Jasper, but again, due to lack of oxygen from the brain from laughing, I never got the name right). Because when he's not in Twilight makeup, oh my GOD is he unrecognizably adorable. He can then move onto parts where people won't visually recognize him as a Twilight vampire with relative ease.

Posted by: Chasmosaur1 | June 21, 2010 10:27 AM | Report abuse

Seems like every time Stella McCartney is in the news, it's because she's pregnant (again).

So is Angelina adopting a boy or a girl from Haiti? Or maybe one of each so they'll have someone who looks like them in the family?

Posted by: Californian11 | June 21, 2010 11:26 AM | Report abuse

I'm with epjd. Burt Hummel is a beautiful father -- struggling with his son's identity, but with openness about his own shortcomings and unwavering dedication to Kurt. I wish all dads worked this hard to support their kids!

Posted by: CJH2 | June 21, 2010 11:37 AM | Report abuse

So Lady Gaga behaved lewdly in the Yankees clubhouse, pretty much like everywhere else she goes. Nosy I tend to think the lewd behavior was PART OF the deal.

Miley Cyrus is Canadian?

Dorkus, guess Texas will have to find its own Robert Ford.

Posted by: reddragon1 | June 21, 2010 12:16 PM | Report abuse

PS Good for Amanda Byrnes. So many actresses stop acting, yet continue to appear in movies.

Posted by: reddragon1 | June 21, 2010 12:18 PM | Report abuse

There's a thoughtful piece on Lady Gaga in today's NY Times. (http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/06/20/lady-power/?hp)

Posted by: kabuki3 | June 21, 2010 12:34 PM | Report abuse

Miley Cyrus, demonstrating the benefits of home schoolin'.

Posted by: kbockl | June 21, 2010 1:33 PM | Report abuse

Not one mention of the DiLo/Carvel Ice Cream dust up last Friday? (http://carvelicecream.wordpress.com/2010/06/17/carvel-responds-to-dina-lohan-complaint/) I'm disappointed in you, Jen & Liz!

Posted by: stacilyn7 | June 21, 2010 1:45 PM | Report abuse

"We are weird here in Austin, not skeevy." - DorkusMaximus

Case in point:

"Police have issued an arrest warrant for a man accused of injuring a gas station clerk while attempting to rob him — with a caulk gun.

"The suspect fled the scene in the company of a transgender prostitute he’d picked up earlier in the evening...

"....[A] man — who police later identified as Jose Alejandro Romero, 17 — walked into the store with a caulk gun partially visible under a white t-shirt, the affidavit said.

"The man pointed the caulk gun at [the clerk] and demanded money, the affidavit said.

"The man struck [the clerk] with the caulk gun after he could not open the cash drawer, the affidavit said, then [the clerk] struck back, hitting the man with a plastic trash can."

http://www.statesman.com/blogs/content/shared-gen/blogs/austin/blotter/entries/2010/06/18/man_attempts_to_hold_up_gas_st.html

Posted by: byoolin1 | June 21, 2010 1:58 PM | Report abuse

byoolin, Fark you too. But I'll do you one better. This guy almost became mayor:

http://observantbystander.files.wordpress.com/2007/06/leslie1.jpg

Posted by: DorkusMaximus1 | June 21, 2010 2:12 PM | Report abuse

Say, byoolin, have you dropped by Church-Wellesley lately?

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | June 21, 2010 2:13 PM | Report abuse

Geez, Dorkus, I had no idea the words "Austin City Limits" were being used ironically.

And Nosy, as a matter of fact, I was within a block or two just yesterday: http://www.yelp.ca/biz/mr-jerk-toronto

That's some good eatin'.

Posted by: byoolin1 | June 21, 2010 2:41 PM | Report abuse

Hmmm, curried oxtail and jerk pork. Double entendres much, byoolin?

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | June 21, 2010 2:53 PM | Report abuse

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