Amanda Bynes was formally charged with driving under the influence Tuesday for an April incident that allegedly involved the retired actress swiping a police cruiser while attempting to make a turn. The former Nickelodeon star responded to this news on Twitter by asking President Obama to come to her aid.
She tweeted, “Hey @BarackObama... I don’t drink. Please fire the cop who arrested me. I also don’t hit and run. The end.” President Obama immediately responded by issuing an executive order to fire the arresting officer in a universe that exists only in Bynes’s imagination. (AP; @AmandaBynes)
Amber Portwood, a 22-year-old Indiana woman who appeared on the MTV reality shows “16 and Pregnant” and “Teen Mom,” has been ordered to prison to serve a five year sentence for a felony charge imposed earlier this year. Portwood dropped out of a drug rehab program she had entered to avoid prison after she was arrested in May for a probation violation. (CNN)
Drew Barrymore has shared pictures and details of her June 2 wedding to Will Kopelman with People, including a cover photo that features her husband lovingly touching her stomach. (I’d say this is confirmation that Barrymore is expecting.) The ceremony took place in her backyard, had a “vintage romantic” theme and was attended by famous people. (People)
David Simon has seen “The Wire” musical Funny of Die created and declared it hilarious. The show’s sometimes cranky creator said on his blog, “Someone hand me a burner and Sondheim’s number.” (AudacityofDespair)
Disney tells Lunchables to take a hike, after the jump.
Disney has banned junk food from its TV channels, much to the delight of first lady Michelle Obama and sadness of anyone who enjoys Capri Sun and Lunchables commercials. (AP)
A producer for “Catching Fire,” the “Hunger Games” sequel, told the Los Angeles Times that rumors Garrett Hedlund and Armie Hammer are finalists to play Finnick Odair are “so not true.” (LA Times)
Herb Reed, a founding member of the group the Platters, died Monday at age 83. (AP)