Kristen Stewart to re-emerge tonight in Toronto; Amanda Bynes charged in two hit and runs

A morning mix of entertainment headlines...


Stewart in a scene from “On the Road.” (Gregory Smith/Associated Press)

Amanda Bynes has taken another unfortunate step in her path toward becoming the next Lindsay Lohan. She has now been charged with misdemeanor hit-and-runs in two separate incidents, one in April and one last month. She will be arraigned later this month and, if convicted on both charges, could face up to a year in jail. The former Nickelodeon star, who has appeared in movies like “Hairspray” and “Easy A,” also was arrested for suspected DUI in April, a few days before the first alleged hit-and-run. She was formally charged in June in the drunken driving incident but has pleaded not guilty, both formally as well as on Twitter. (LA Times; Associated Press)

Nicole Kidman was allegedly branded a “Suppressive Person” by some Scientologists, according to details in that Vanity Fair story about the church and Tom Cruise . Based on leaked details from that article, Us Weekly reports that Connor and Isabella Cruise, the adopted children of Cruise and Kidman, were instructed to reject Kidman after her divorce from Cruise, because of her SP status. The Church has denied all of this. (Us Weekly)

Bradley Cooper discusses his decision to give up drugs and drinking when he was 29 in a new Hollywood Reporter piece. (THR)

L.L. Cool J, Diddy and Mary J. Blige were among the hip-hop artists who gathered Wednesday to pay tribute to influential manager Chris Lighty during a New York memorial service. Lighty died last week after reportedly committing suicide after an argument with his estranged wife. (MTV)

The trailer for “ A Christmas Story 2 ” is now online. And it is everything you feared. (Via Slashfilm)

The blooper reel from the season four “Parks and Recreation” DVD has been posted online. It features Amy Poehler getting hit in the head, some NSFW language and Nick Offerman requesting additional glue for his mustache. In other words: so. good.

Live chat: Discuss Tom Cruise, what may happen at the VMAs, the magic of “The Oogieloves” and anything else that’s on your mind during Thursday’s Celebritology discussion at 2 p.m.

When she isn’t at a movie theater or writing about movies, Jen Chaney is ... um ... probably at home, watching a movie.
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