Amanda Bynes’ parents are out of touch with their wayward daughter: The couple had no idea that their daughter was arrested for DUI. Dad Rick told TMZ that they learned about the unfortunate event from reading about it in the news. E! News reports the 28-year-old actress was pulled over by the California Highway Patrol early Sunday; she was charged with a misdemeanor after police “determined she was under the influence of a controlled substance” while driving.
Bynes, who is serving a three-year probation sentence from her DUI arrest in 2012, was held on $15,000 bail and released a few hours later from a police station in Van Nuys, Calif. A court date has been set for Oct. 23.
She had been living with her parents, who moved from Texas to California to help her. That is, until the conservatorship ended earlier this month.
MARRIAGE NO. 3
Life is beginning again at 50 for Vanessa Williams. The actress announced on The Queen Latifah Show that she is engaged to accountant Jim Skrip and showed off a massive ring. This will be the Ugly Betty star’s third marriage. Williams’ first husband was her former manager Ramon Harvey, with whom she has three kids. Her second marriage to NBA player Rick Fox ended after five years. They have a teenage daughter.
A fourth filmmaker has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespassing in connection with a February train crash in Georgia that killed a crew member during shooting of a movie about singer Gregg Allman. Hillary Schwartz, an assistant director on the film Midnight Rider, pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Wayne County Superior Court. Schwartz was indicted earlier this month on the same counts that director Randall Miller and two others were charged with in July. A freight train plowed into the film crew on a railroad bridge Feb. 20, killing camera assistant Sarah Jones and injuring six others. Authorities say the crew had been denied permission to be on the tracks.
A Mexico City man is in Hogwarts heaven after his collection of Harry Potter memorabilia was named the world’s largest. Menahem Asher Silva Vargas has spent almost 15 years hoarding all things related to British author J.K. Rowling’s young-adult wizard-fantasy series, which spawned eight blockbuster films. His collection fills two rooms and counts everything from magic wands and toy figurines to Gryffindor scarves and replica Quidditch brooms. Guinness World Records officially recognized it as the world No. 1, at 3,097 pieces. The old mark was 807.