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Amanda Bynes: hot mess extraordinaire

 

The term “hot mess” doesn’t come close to describing Amanda Bynes. The troubled actress appeared disheveled in a long blond wig and sweats Friday in a criminal court where she was charged with reckless endangerment. She was also charged with attempted tampering with evidence and unlawful possession of marijuana, all misdemeanors.

The former child star, 27, was arrested Thursday evening, after staff at her midtown apartment called police to complain she was rolling a joint and smoking pot in the lobby. In her house, they said they saw heavy smoke and a bong, which she tossed out the window, prosecutors said.

She then said to police: “It was just a vase,” according to Manhattan assistant district attorney Chikaelo Ibeabuchi. Her attorney Andrew Friedman said no bong was recovered from the street below. “There was nothing recovered from the sidewalk, clearly a search was made for the bag,” said Friedman of the New York County Defender Services. He said she was followed illegally into her apartment and has made a complaint.

The judge released Bynes on her own recognizance and gave her a July 9 court date. Noting she had several California cases, he admonished her to behave.

CBS New York confirmed that Bynes was taken to Roosevelt Hospital in Manhattan to undergo psychiatric evaluation before booking.

IRS hell

The taxes, they just keep on coming.

Mary J. Blige and her husband Martin Isaacs have been hit with a $3.4 million tax lien in New Jersey.

Court documents show the IRS filed a notice of a lien on the nine-time Grammy Award winner Feb. 7. As of that date, Blige had owed more than $574,000 for the 2009 tax year, more than $2.2 million for 2010 and more than $647,000 for 2011.

Health issue

For fans worried about Tim Curry, who had a stroke at his L.A. home Thursday night, don’t be. The 67-year-old actor’s agent Marcia Hurwitz told The Daily Mail: “Tim is doing great. He absolutely can speak and is recovering at this time and in great humor.”

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