|Amanda Bynes Steps Out with Her Parents Post-Rehab
Amanda Bynes is making strides back to normalcy, following more than four months of inpatient treatment.
The former Nickelodeon starlet, 27 – whose lawyer Tamar Arminak told PEOPLE on Wednesday she is "feeling better every day" – was spotted on Thursday, strolling through Thousand Oaks, Calif., alongside her parents Rick and Lynn Bynes with two family dogs in tow.
The recovering actress was casually clad, sporting skinny jeans, Vans high-tops, sunglasses, a baseball cap and a white sweatshirt that said "Gang$ta Love."
Nelson Mandela Dies: Dignitaries and Stars Pay Respects
A great leader has died – and within minutes, people who knew Nelson Mandela and many others, who only knew of his fight for freedom in South Africa and for people around the world, lit up social media sites like Twitter and Instagram to express their condolences and pay their respects.
Madela passed away Thursday at the age of 95.
"The founding President of our democratic nation has departed," the current President of South Africa Jacob Zuma, using Mandela's tribal name, said in an address to the nation. "He passed on peacefully in the company of his family ... on the 5th of December 2013. He is now resting. He is now at peace. Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father."
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Scandal President Fitz: Truly Terrible? A Point-Counterpoint Discussion
Fitzgerald Grant III, the commander-in-chief in the ABC primetime soap Scandal, has not had a very easy first term. His time in office has been marked by infidelity, a stolen election and one failed assassination attempt. Nearly since the day he was inaugurated, Fitz (as portrayed by Tony Goldwyn) has dreamed of giving up the presidency in order to live a normal life with his advisor/mistress Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington). And yet, at every turn, he has backed down – his destiny, his duty to the American people, has been too great.
But has America actually benefitted from having Fitz in office? As Scandal approaches its midseason finale, let's examine how good of a chief executive Fitzgerald Grant III has been throughout his first term.
Nelson Mandela Dies
Nelson Mandela, who heroically symbolized the longstanding fight against South Africa's white supremacist government – and rose from its victimized prisoner to his nation's powerful and compassionate leader – has died, according to South African President Jacob Zuma.
He was 95.
"My Fellow South Africans, our beloved Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, the founding President of our democratic nation has departed. He passed on peacefully in the company of his family around 20h50 on the 5th of December 2013," Zuma said in a statement.
"He is now resting. He is now at peace. Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father. Although we knew that this day would come, nothing can diminish our sense of a profound and enduring loss."
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London 2012: Queen's Parachute Double Revealed (Video) - YAHOO!
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Olympics: More show business than news can you live with it? - Orlando Sentinel (blog)
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Jackson family custody agreement backed by Diana Ross - AZCentral.com
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Kristen Stewart asked to move out by Robert Pattinson amid her cheating scandal with director Rupert Sanders: report - New York Daily News
Robert Pattinson has reportedly asked Kristen Stewart to break dawn somewhere else. The Hollywood heartthrob requested his girlfriend of three years move out of their $6 million Los Angeles mansion after she admitted to a marathon makeout session with a married director, People.com reported Monday ...
What if Gotham City hosted the 2016 Summer Olympics? - NBCNews.com
In just two week, Warner Bros. summer blockbuster "The Dark Knight Rises" has grossed $287.1 in the U.S., which begs the question, "What if Gotham City hosted the 2016 Summer Olympic Games?" OK, so maybe that's not the first question that comes to mind. But the funny folks at College Humor provided ...
Actor Cuba Gooding sought after New Orleans bar incident - Reuters
NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - New Orleans police issued an arrest warrant for Cuba Gooding Jr on Tuesday after the actor allegedly pushed a bartender twice during a dispute at a bar in the city's renowned French Quarter. New Orleans police said the incident happened early on Tuesday morning at a bar on ...
Twitter admits mistake in reporter case - YAHOO!
LONDON (AP) -- Twitter is acknowledging a mistake in how it handled a tweet by a Los Angeles-based journalist that included the email of the NBC Olympics president. Alex Macgillivray, general counsel for the social media website, wrote in a blog post Tuesday that the company's team working with NBC ...
SEE IT: James Bond dies in the new 'Skyfall' trailer - New York Daily News
James Bond is dead. Long live James Bond! Special agent 007 fakes his death to take on the bad guys in “Skyfall,” according to the new, two-minute-plus trailer for the upcoming action movie. The film, set to be released Nov. 9, is Bond’s 23rd big-screen adventure. It features Daniel Craig’s ...
Cuba Gooding Jr. is being sought by New Orleans police for allegedly shoving a bartender - New York Daily News
Cuba Gooding is in another legal flap just a few months after being accused of groping women in a New Mexico bar. Show me the warrant! Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. is a being sought by police in New Orleans for allegedly shoving a female Bourbon Street bartender early Tuesday morning. Gooding, who won an ...
Samuel L. Jackson tweets the London Olympic Games - Los Angeles Times
Samuel L. Jackson has been live tweeting the Olympics, and no matter how awesome you think that sounds, it's even better than you could imagine. Jackson kicked off his not always family friendly Olympic twitter coverage Friday night with his own brand of enthusiasm, and patriotic bravado: "K ...