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Amanda Bynes’ Lawyer Dispels Schizophrenia Rumors

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies, Television, Meltdowns, Rumors

Amanda BynesAmanda Bynes doesn't have schizophrenia.

The troubled actress, who completed psychiatric treatment in December following a series of public outbursts, has asked her lawyer, Tamar Arminak, to shoot down rumors claiming she suffers from the mental disorder.

"There has been much speculation about Amanda's medical condition. She has remained silent because she believed it was best to keep her mental health diagnosis private. However, she asked me to dispel certain rumors. For the record, Amanda does not have schizophrenia, nor has she ever been diagnosed with it," Arminak said, speaking to People.

The attorney also claims the 28-year-old star, who chucked a marijuana bong out the window of her apartment in New York City last May, has never abused drugs or alcohol and she quit cannabis nine months ago. "She's devoted to living her life as healthy as possible. She's never had a history of abusing alcohol or hard drugs, and she's proud to say she's been marijuana-free for the past nine months," he explained.

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Chris Brown Diagnosed with PTSD, Bipolar Disorder

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Music, Legal Issues, Meltdowns

Chris BrownChris Brown has been ordered to stay in a Miami rehab for another two months.

Doctors at the facility blame the musician's behavior on his previously undiagnosed PTSD and bipolar disorder, but they do claim that he is making improvements and becoming less impulsive.

Despite a report in which Brown said he "is happy with the program," he reportedly didn't look too happy to hear that his stay would be extended. A probation officer wrote to the court that Brown has indeed showed progressing and "[responding] well to treatment," but he additionally pointed out that the positive changes in his behavior "[have] occurred only recently."

Brown had been placed in rehab back in November after his was charged with a misdemeanor assault in Washington, D.C. - a direct violation of his probation for his 2009 assault on then-girlfriend Rihanna.

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Amanda Bynes Enrolls at FIDM Following Mental Health Treatment

Amanda Bynes at FIDMAmanda Bynes has enrolled in at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising.

The troubled actress has reportedly become confident, makes presentations to her class and interacts freely with her classmates since studying at the prestigious university based in Orange County, California.

Amanda's studious attitude comes after she completed psychiatric treatment for both schizophrenia and bipolar disorder in December. Sources close the 27-year-old star told TMZ.com that her treatment is going well, and she is in the process of removing a number of inappropriate tattoos in addition to giving up smoking marijuana.

Amanda is also said to be "horrified" by crude comments she made about Drake last year when she said she wanted the rapper to "murder my vagina" on Twitter, which is claimed to show her resurgence of right and wrong.

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Judge Praises Amanda Bynes’ Mom

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies, Television, Meltdowns, Rumors

Amanda Bynes and her momAmanda Bynes' mother has been praised for helping her to turn her life around.

Lynn Bynes became The Easy A actress's temporary conservator, giving her control of the star's personal and financial affairs, last July just days after Amanda, who was discharged from treatment for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder in December, was sectioned for her erratic behavior when she set a fire in a neighbor's driveway in Thousand Oaks, California.

And the judge overseeing Lynn's conservator duties in Oxnard credited her for Amanda's amazing progress in court on Tuesday, according to TMZ.com, saying, "Good job, Mrs. Bynes. Well done."

A source recently revealed that Amanda's parents are thrilled that her life is more stable but don't think she is ready to move out of their home just yet, even though she is eager to get her own place.


Leonard Nimoy: Diagnosis Felt Unfair

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies, Television, Features

Leonard NimoyLeonard Nimoy felt it was "unfair" when he was diagnosed with chronic lung disease.

The 82-year-old actor recently revealed he has developed obstructive pulmonary disease, despite quitting smoking 30 years ago, and he admits he has learned a "lesson" about his former deadly habit.

Discussing his diagnosis last May, he said, "I thought, 'This is unfair. I quit a long time ago. Why is this happening to me?' But it's a lesson that I had to learn. I damaged the lung cells many years ago and then as age begins the damage of lung cells as well you begin to feel it. So, it's something that can stick up on you later."

The Star Trek star has to carry a special machine around with him to help when he struggles to breathe. "This is an oxygenator. I don't carry a tank of oxygen. This machine gives me oxygen by it extracts oxygen out of the atmosphere and I get it up my nose when I need it. I'm still using it sporadically but a couple of years ago I didn't need it at all. Now, there are days when I needed it several times a day. I get short of a breath and suddenly feel like I can't get a full breath, I can't catch my breath. So, I have to go to the machine," he said, speaking on Piers Morgan Live.

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Demi Lovato Praises Ke$ha for Rehab Decision

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Music, Features

Demi LovatoDemi Lovato has praised Ke$ha for seeking help in rehab.

The "Heart Attack" hitmaker - who sought professional help herself back in 2010 for personal issues - is proud of the 26-year-old singer for admitting she was battling with an eating disorder and she is adamant that she'll overcome her troubles.

"I wish her the absolute best and I think she is doing a really great thing for herself. It's really great when you take time out of a schedule that everybody wants you. There are so many things, you work so hard and then you kind of forget about yourself, and you don't really get to treat the things that everyone has like stress. You just kind of throw yourself into work. When I took that experience, I needed it to live. It taught me a lot and it helped me a ton. I wish her the absolute best. She's a really sweet girl and she's going to be fine," she said, speaking to reporters backstage at the Grammy Awards last week.

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Tori Spelling’s Husband Checks Into Rehab

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Television

Tori Spelling and McDermottTori Spelling's husband has checked into rehab.

Dean McDermott, who has four children, Liam, six, Stella, five, Hattie, two, and 15-month-old Finn with the former Beverly Hills 90210 actress, confirmed he is seeking treatment to address some personal issues, just one month after he was accused of having an affair with a woman at a hotel in Toronto, Canada.

"I am truly sorry for the mistakes I have made and for the pain I've caused my family. I take full responsibility for my actions and have voluntarily checked myself into a treatment centre to address some health and personal issues. I am grateful to be getting the help I need so I can become the husband and father my family deserves," the Chopped Canada host told People.com.

The 47 year old is receiving intense treatment but is allowed to leave the facility to visit his children at home in Los Angeles. "Their priority right now is their children," a source close to the couple said.

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Ke$ha Came Close to Death

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Music, Rumors

Ke$haKesha "almost died" from her eating disorder.

The "Tik Tok" hitmaker checked into rehab earlier this month to seek help for anorexia and bulimia and her mother Pebe Sebert says her condition was so bad, doctors were amazed she was still managing to perform on stage.

"I've watched my beautiful, self-confident, brilliant daughter be berated and ridiculed for her looks and weight to the point that she almost died. The doctors told me her blood pressure and sodium levels were so low, they'd never seen it that low except with someone who'd had a heart attack or stroke. They said it was a miracle she hadn't already dropped dead on stage," Pebe said.

According to her mother - who has also checked into Timberline Knolls clinic alongside her daughter to deal with the stress of the situation - Kesha had battled body image issues since her school days, but things got worse when she signed with producer Dr. Luke and former manager David Sonenberg when she was just 18.

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Madonna Injured in High Heel Fall

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Music, Style

MadonnaMadonna is on crutches after falling over in high heels.

The 55-year-old singer was seen "hobbling in pain" into her New York home and though she has recently been skiing in Gstaad in Switzerland and partying in Rotterdam, Netherlands with boyfriend Timor Steffans, it seems her injury was caused by some energetic dancing.

"She bruised a bone in her foot from dancing in her high heels... she'll be fine and off crutches in a week," a spokesperson told New York Daily News.

Madonna isn't the only star to experience problems from wearing high heels. Kelly Osbourne has previously said she falls over a lot when she wears towering footwear: "I'm double-jointed everywhere, I think that's why I'm so accident prone. Tight jeans and high heels equals one of my hips popping out and my face on the floor."

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Ke$ha to Also Receive Drinking Help in Rehab

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Music, Drunk, Rumors

Ke$haKe$ha will reportedly receive help for her heavy drinking while in rehab.

The "Timber" singer checked into a treatment facility earlier this month after admitting she is suffering from an eating disorder, and she will also address her alcohol consumption in a bid to be "completely healthy."

"In recent months, those closest to her had become increasingly worried about her drinking. It's been the stuff of legend in the past and she's never hidden the fact that she loves to drink. Now, though, part of her bid to get healthy is to get completely healthy -- and that will involve looking at her abuse of alcohol. Some of her advisers had raised this in the past," a source said.

However, insiders insist that the 26-year-old star's main reason for seeking treatment at Timberline Knolls near Chicago is just her eating disorder. "There's no doubt that Ke$ha has her demons and the chief one is an eating disorder. It's the primary reason she checked into Timberline Knolls," the source added.

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