Today in celebrity gossip: Amanda Bynes was taken into custody after setting one gasoline fire too many; Beyoncé lets a fan do her hair; and Lady Gaga is Forbes' top-earning celebrity under 30.
Sure, it can be amusing when a seemingly unhinged starlet floods Twitter with crazy every few minutes, but it's quite a bit more worrisome when she begins igniting gasoline fires in neighbors' driveways. On Monday evening, America's top-rated slow-motion tragedy Amanda Bynes was taken into custody in Thousand Oaks after trespassing into her parents' neighbor's driveway and setting ablaze an unspecified amount of gasoline. Eyewitness reports differ, but one person claims Bynes attempted to explode a gasoline canister like a molotov cocktail while another claims he found the bewigged 27-year-old lying in the driveway with her leg on fire. Even more distressingly, Bynes' Pomeranian had apparently become soaked in gasoline as well, as security camera footage from a local liquor store showed her racing inside to somehow rinse off the poor animal. When police finally tracked Bynes down, her bizarre behavior was enough to warrant a 5150 hold, or an involuntary hospitalization for 72 hours of mental evaluation. (Those with elephant memories may recall that Britney Spears was once put in a 5150 hold during her particular rock bottom.) But anyway, yeah. There is not much that is terribly funny about this story except all of it but really none of it. Please get better, girl. [TMZ; TMZ; TMZ]
In more lighthearted news (assuming somebody's head getting caught in machinery is lighthearted), Beyoncé got her hair stuck in a wind-machine! Yep, during a recent concert in Montreal--and right in the middle of "Halo"!--the erstwhile Sasha Fierce suddenly found her weave wound up in the blades of the very machine responsible for bringing that weave to life throughout the show. A bitter irony indeed. As Beyoncé's entourage raced to cut her loose, Mrs. Carter had no choice but to continue killing it, missing not a single beat of that angelic masterpiece. In other news, exiled original Destiny's Child member LaTavia Roberson just finished the first day of her practical voodoo course over at the Learning Annex. [TMZ]