Actress Bynes arrested on suspicion of DUI
Authorities said actress Amanda Bynes was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after she grazed a sheriff’s patrol car.
The 26-year-old actress was arrested around 3 a.m. Friday in West Hollywood.
The Los Angeles County sheriff’s department said Bynes attempted to pass a patrol car making a right turn when she hit it.
Deputies who arrested her reported that they suspect she was drunk at the time.
Bynes appeared in the 2010 film “Easy A” and the Nickelodeon series “What I Like About You.”
Potential jurors asked about Hudson
Potential jurors in the Chicago trial of the man charged in the 2008 slayings of Jennifer Hudson’s family members are being asked what they know about the singer and actress.
A questionnaire released Friday to the media includes several questions designed to gauge jurors’ familiarity with Hudson, from her appearances on television and motion pictures to her live performances and things she has written.
The questionnaire asks specifically if prospective jurors ever have watched “American Idol,” the TV show that brought her to fame, and the film “Dreamgirls,” for which she won an Academy Award.
William Balfour is charged in the slaying of Hudson’s mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew in the family’s Chicago home.
Hudson is expected to attend the trial, and could testify.
’Evita’ star Ricky Martin still feels stage pangs
Ricky Martin commands the stage with an air of confidence, yet the Latin superstar admits to being self-conscious at times.
“I’m still human and sometimes I feel uncertain about things,” Martin admitted Thursday night at the Broadway premiere of the revival of “Evita,” the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical.
As for “coming out” over his sexual orientation, Martin said that was an important step for him.
“That helps a lot” the Grammy-winning performer said.
“Now I’m just allowing myself to feel onstage and see lives though the life of this character.”
Martin has a few lives of his own to deal with these days, as the performer is “Livin La Vida Familia” with his partner, Carlos, and their twin sons.
“I’m loving every minute of it. Loving every minute of it,” Martin said.