May 24 - The latest celebrity news including Amanda Bynes is released from police custody and Leonardo DiCaprio to take a trip to space with winning auction bidder. Roselle Chen reports.
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Amanda Bynes is free from the law, for the time being. The troubled actress, who appeared in court in a disheveled blonde wig, was released from police custody after getting arrested for allegedly tossing a bong out the window of her New York apartment. A judge ruled that Bynes did not have to post bail, but was required to show up for a scheduled July court appearance.
A trip to space with Leonardo DiCaprio raised 1.2 million euros ($1.5 million USD) for charity at a glitzy fundraiser at the Cannes film festival. Actress Sharon Stone said the winning bidder would spend three days in training with DiCaprio in New Mexico before blast-off. Winner Vasily Klyukin, who works in real estate, said he had always wanted to go into space.
British boy band One Direction are recognized as the most popular people in the world for social media, coming out top in four out of 10 categories. One Direction was named most popular music group, most popular UK musicians, most popular in the UK, and most popular in west Europe, at the Social Star Awards in Singapore. The awards are based on data that tracks the social media activity of 1.7 billion people across 11 social media networks.
Several media outlets are reporting that Jennifer Hudson may be in talks to join "American Idol" as a Season 13 judge. The "Idol" alum, Oscar and Grammy winner may be joined by former "Idol" contestants at the judges' table. The Fox network is looking for a fresh start to the panel while also revamping its theme nights and overall look due to sagging ratings.
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