Prosecutors have charged Amanda Bynes with hit-and-run in connection with two traffic crashes in recent months.
Los Angeles City attorney’s spokesman Frank Mateljan says the actress was charged Tuesday and is due for arraignment Sept. 27.
Mateljan says Bynes was charged for leaving the scene of two accidents, one April 10 and another Aug. 4, without providing proper information. The first incident occurred just days after Bynes was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after grazing a sheriff’s patrol car. She has pleaded not guilty in that case.
Puddle of Mudd lead singer Wes Scantlin has been arrested in Texas and charged with public intoxication after being removed from a cross-country flight.
Police in Austin say the pilot of a JetBlue flight requested an emergency landing Tuesday to remove an unruly passenger creating a disturbance.
The public intoxication charge is a Class C misdemeanor, similar to a parking citation.
LaBelle settles suit
R&B diva Patti LaBelle has agreed to pay $100,000 to a Manhattan woman who accused her of hurling curses and water at her and her 18-month-old daughter during a dust-up over parenting in an apartment building lobby.
Roseanna Monk and her husband, Kevin, filed a lawsuit against LaBelle last year.
The Monks will donate the money to a children’s cancer charity.
Bob Barker hosted The Price Is Right for 35 years, but he wasn’t invited to participate in the game show’s 40th anniversary special.
The 88-year-old TV personality says the show’s producers chose to ignore me, which is fine.
The 40th anniversary special episode of TV’s longest-running game show aired Tuesday morning. Barker is shown in several clips but was not invited to appear on the program or attend the taping.
Show producers had no comment.
Among celebrity birthdays today: Singer David Allan Coe is 73. Singer-bassist Roger Waters is 69. Actress Swoosie Kurtz is 68. Comedian-actress Jane Curtin is 65. Actor-comedian Jeff Foxworthy is 54. Singer Mark Chesnutt is 49. Actress Rosie Perez is 48. Singer Macy Gray is 45. Actress Anika Noni Rose is 40. Singer Nina Persson is 38. Rapper Foxy Brown is 34. Singer Max
George is 24.