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Drake Bell: ‘Amanda Bynes Is Fine And Healthy’

Actor Drake Bell has defended his pal Amanda Bynes amid growing concerns for her mental state, insisting the actress is “good” and “healthy”.

The Hairspray star has hit headlines for all the wrong reasons of late, following a string of driving incidents, months of bizarre behaviour in public, her recent arrest for drug charges and her outbursts on Twitter.com, taking aim at celebrities including

Rihanna, Courtney Love and former friend Lance Bass.

However, Bell, who co-starred with Bynes on her Nickelodeon programme The Amanda Show from 1999, claims there is no cause for concern.

He tells America’s OK! magazine, “Amanda and I are close… I talk to her every day. She’s a sweetheart. I had lunch with her yesterday, and she’s brilliant. She’s good, and she’s healthy… She’s in a place right now where she is searching. She’s ready to be her own person, and do her own thing… She is a girl who is finding herself.

“I’m like, ‘Dude, you come off crazy.’ She’s like, ‘I know, but I don’t mean to. I just changed the way I look’.

“Anytime I’ve ever been with Amanda, she’s totally coherent, totally there, totally everything.”

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Courtney Love Being Sued

Singer Courtney Love has been hit with a new lawsuit from her former legal team.

Attorneys at Keith A. Fink & Associates have accused the Hole rocker of failing to pay them for their services between the months of January and October, 2009, and now the firm has launched a legal battle against Love in a bid to recoup the funds.

The attorneys claim Love sent them a slew of gifts, including flowers and concert tickets, as compensation after her checks bounced.

According to TMZ.com, executives are seeking $466,029.41 in legal fees, as well as punitive damages.

Courtney Love Loses Legal Rights to Kurt Cobain’s Image to Teen Daughter

Kurt Cobain‘s teenage daughter wrested control of the late rocker’s image, likeness and publicity, after making a multi-million-dollar loan to her cash-strapped mom, Courtney Love, according to a published report.

Love relinquished her spot as acting manager of End of Music LLC — the business entity that generates cash from Cobain’s publicity rights — after she got a $2.75 million handout from daughter Frances Bean Cobain’s trust fund in 2010, according to court documents cited by The Fix website.

Until the loan is repaid, Love won’t profit at all from Cobain, and 19-year-old Frances Bean will run the show.

It is the latest odd twist in the sad family chronicle, marked by the Nirvana frontman’s suicide in 1994.

The erratic Love, plagued by substance abuse, lost legal custody of Frances Bean in 2009. The Hole front woman was also ousted from her role as an adviser to Frances Bean’s trust fund.

Reps for Love didn’t immediately return messages seeking comment.

Courtney Love Sobs About Cobain’s Memories

Courtney Love teared up in a new documentary about her life as she recall ed the start of her romance with late husband Kurt Kobain.
But it wasn’t out of fondness for the tragic Nirvana frontman – she was recalling the pain of their courtship.
In the Behind The Music special, which debuted in America on Monday (21 Jun10), Love confessed she struggled to cope with criticism levelled at h er and her lover’s wild ways.
Love explains, “It’s really hard sometimes when everyone in the world i s picking on you and that’s what started happening… That really, really hurt my feelings; it was horrible. It took a long time to adapt to it an d that was trauma… I didn’t ask to be hated.” And she started sobbing again when she recalled the extent of her suici dal husband’s drug use: “He’d pass out and seek oblivion and I’d have to f**king slap him and put pins in his balls and put ice cubes everywhere a nd it started to p**s me off… I started resenting that; I didn’t like b eing a nursemaid.” And she didn’t get a lot of help: “He once overdosed on the floor in front of his mother and sister and I went to do all the s**t you do when so meone overdoses and I look up and they’d taken off.”