Bynes under mental health evaluation

  • Updated: July 23, 2013 - 7:27 PM
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Amanda Bynes, with attorney Gerald Shargel, appeared in court on July 9 on allegations that she threw a pot bong out the window of her 36th-floor Manhattan apartment.

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Amanda Bynes has been hospitalized for a mental health evaluation after a witness said he spotted flames on her pant legs from a small gasoline fire in the driveway of a California home.

Deputies responding to a 911 call on Monday night said the 27-year-old actress had started the fire in the driveway in Thousand Oaks, Ventura County sheriff’s Capt. Don Aguilar said. KABC-TV said the flames were fueled by gasoline. Deputies determined that Bynes met the criteria for a mental health hold and took her into custody, where she can be held for 72 hours of observation, Aguilar said.

The former Nickelodeon actress has had several run-ins with the law. In December, she resolved a misdemeanor hit-and-run case after entering into a civil settlement with other drivers.

The thrill isn’t gone

One of the great blues musicians of all time is coming to the Twin Cities this fall. B.B. King will perform at the showroom of Mystic Lake Casino on Oct. 4, the casino in Prior Lake announced Tuesday. Tickets to see the 87-year-old King and his guitar — he affectionately names them “Lucille” — are priced at $59 and $69 and go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. Contact the Mystic Box Office at 952-445-9000 or visit mysticlake.com for more details. Since his first No. 1 hit in 1952, “Three O’Clock Blues,” King has gone on to win 15 Grammys and been presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom, among his many honors. His best-known recording, “The Thrill is Gone,” earned him a Grammy in 1970 and a Grammy Hall of Fame award in 1998.

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early release: New York state corrections officials have determined that Anthony D. Marshall, the 89-year-old son of the philanthropist and socialite Brooke Astor, is so sick and frail that he is eligible to be released from prison after serving just one month on his sentence of one to three years. Prosecutors said Marshall and Francis X. Morrissey Jr., an Astor family lawyer, tricked Brooke Astor, who by then was more than 100 and had Alzheimer’s disease, into altering her will to give tens of millions of dollars to Marshall. She died in 2007 at age 105. Both men received the same prison sentence.

bundle of joy: Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott and her husband, Chris Tyrrell, have welcomed a baby girl. The baby — named Eisele Kaye Tyrrell — arrived Monday in Nashville, weighing in at 7 pounds, 13 ounces, People magazine reported. “She is incredibly gorgeous,” the new dad told the magazine

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