Gossip roundup: Amanda Bynes taking media requests

Amanda Bynes. Credit: Getty Images.
Amanda Bynes.
Credit: Getty Images.

Amanda Bynes is now making an effort to control what the press write about her — under threat of lawsuit. “All magazines: Contact me personally! I’m sick of your insanity! You can not talk about someone you don’t know,” she wrote in her latest Twitter screed. “You can’t state something about me by hearing it through someone I don’t know [or] met once and never spoke to again who now claims to still know me enough to check my brain and search inside it and find a developed-at-27 mental illness without getting a huge lawsuit at your office. If you speak to a ‘source’ who claims to know me, they don’t! Stop with your insanity! Tweet me! I’ll [message] you my info!”

Justin Bieber can’t stop getting tattoos — or at least he won’t stop. The 19-year-old pop star appears to be averaging about one new piece of body art a month for 2013. His latest, as unveiled when he attended the premier for pal Jaden Smith’s new film, “After Earth,” appears to be a rendering of a knight in shining armor on the inside of his left forearm, according to Splash News. That happens to be the arm where he’s put most of his new ink, including a tiger head on his bicep and an angel by his wrist that first appeared during his European tour. It won’t be long now before Bieber is sporting a full sleeve on his left arm.

Beyonce certainly knows how to deal with those pesky pregnancy rumors: The singer, who has been plagued with speculation she’s expecting for the past month, posted a photo to her Tumblr blog from her recent visit to Germany showing her perched in husband Jay-Z’s lap sipping a glass of red wine. While it’s not an out-and-out denial, the message seems to be clear. This comes on the heels of Jay-Z saying in a radio interview that rumors of Beyonce’s pregnancy are “simply not true.”

Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman quietly completed a 10-day stint in rehab late last week to address a reported growing drug problem that topped out with the actor allegedly snorting heroin, according to E! News. Hoffman’s problems are said to have started last year with prescription pill abuse and escalated from there, though sources say he only took heroin for about a week before checking himself into a treatment facility after recognizing his downward spiral. “He recognized it and took care of it,” says the source. “He’s doing well and back to work.” Though he has struggled with drugs in the past, Hoffman had been clean for 23 years before this most recent episode.

To hear Courtney Love tell it, her daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, was a lock for the role of Bella in the “Twilight” series before it eventually went to Kristen Stewart — despite the fact that young Frances was few years behind Bella, who is a senior in high school in the first film. “When [Frances Bean] was 13 she was offered ‘Twilight’ — she was offered [the role of] Bella in ‘Twilight.’ That’s a true story,” Courtney tells Howard Stern in an interview. “Someone just saw a picture of her in a magazine and sent me the script for ‘Twilight’ and she was like, ‘That’s a sexist, Mormon piece of s—!’ She was 13! It would have destroyed her life.”


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