Deputies: Bynes hospitalized after starting fire
LOS ANGELES — Actress Amanda Bynes has been hospitalized for a mental health evaluation after a witness said he spotted flames on her pant legs from a small gasoline fire in the driveway of a California home.
Deputies responding to a 911 call on Monday night said Bynes, 27, had started the fire in the driveway in Thousand Oaks, Ventura County sheriff’s Capt. Don Aguilar said.
KABC-TV said the flames were fueled by gasoline.
Deputies determined that Bynes met the criteria for a mental health hold and took her into custody, where she can be held for 72 hours of observation, Aguilar said.
Passer-by Andrew Liverpool told KABC he found Bynes.
“It’s dark, it’s 8:45 and I just see her laying down, stomach up and her pant legs on fire, a trail of, you know, fire and gas, and I pull over,” he said.
No charges were filed and responding fire officials did not administer any medical care, Aguilar said.
Richard Hutton and David Feldman, who are listed as Bynes’ attorneys in industry databases, refused to comment.
Bynes has had several run-ins with the law. In December, she resolved a misdemeanor hit-and-run case after entering into a civil settlement with other drivers.
She was charged last fall with driving on a suspended license after it was temporarily taken away from her following two hit-and-run cases.
She also pleaded not guilty to drunken driving in a separate case.
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PRESCOTT, Ariz. — A country music concert organized by Dierks Bentley to benefit the families of firefighters killed fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire on June 30 raised over $440,000.
The Daily Courier reported the sold-out “Country Cares” concert was staged Monday night in an arena in Prescott Valley.
Performers included Bentley, The Band Perry, David Nail and Randy Houser.
The 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots were killed when the lightning-caused fire overtook their position and they were unable to reach their safety zone.
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WESTFIELD, N.J. — Whitney Houston’s grave in New Jersey has been marked with a teardrop-shaped headstone — with an inscription well known to her fans: “I will always love you.”
The 48-year-old pop music queen died Feb. 11, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif.
An autopsy found she had drowned accidentally, with heart disease and cocaine use contributing to her death.
She was buried next to her father in Westfield, N.J.
Her headstone includes a heart-shaped engraving upon which her image and the words “THE VOICE” are etched in capital letters.
Just below is the inscription “I will always love you,” from the Dolly Parton song Houston made famous. Houston’s recording of the song was played at her funeral.