This Week's Buzzmakers: Royal Baby Mania!
By ETONLINE STAFF
July 27, 2013
What had ETonline readers buzzing this week?
One day after leaving the hospital with their newborn son, Prince William and Kate Middleton have named the royal baby!
The news came Wednesday in an official statement from Kensington Palace: "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to announce that they have named their son George Alexander Louis. The baby will be known as His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge."
The royal baby was born Monday afternoon and introduced to the world on Tuesday when William and Kate emerged from London's St. Mary's Hospital carrying their son, who was swaddled in a white blanket.
There have been six previous reigning British monarchs with the traditional name George -- which was the sovereign name of Queen Elizabeth II's father, George VI, and is also a middle name of William's father, Prince Charles.
Alexander is a popular name in Scotland -- where Alexander III was regarded as one of that country's greatest rulers -- while Louis is also a favorite in Britain and was the name of Lord Mountbatten, the uncle of the Duke of Edinburgh, who is married to Queen Elizabeth II.
Troubled star Amanda Bynes will be staying an additional two weeks in the psychiatric ward, as her parents are meeting now with attorneys to move forward to take control over Bynes' overall well-being and finances, Jonathan Jaxson, Bynes' former publicist and friend tells ET.
According to Jaxson, Bynes' parents were called in by the doctor currently seeing Bynes.
The move -- which appears to be a push for conservatorship -- comes after months of erratic behavior from the She's the Man star, who was placed on a 5150 hold by police Monday night (involuntary psychiatric hold) and was taken for mental evaluation.
According to Ventura County Sheriff public information officer Captain Don Aguilar, she was involved in a disturbance at a residential area in the 200 block of Avenida de Los Arboles, in Thousand Oaks, Calif. Deputies responded and held her on a 5150 welfare and institutions code.
The 911 call involving Bynes came in at 8:38 p.m. Monday night, reporting a fire in the driveway of a house. The Ventura County Fire Department responded.
Bynes' latest headlines surrounding her increasingly bizarre behavior include reportedly trespassing at a retirement community on July 19, and reportedly getting thrown out of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in New York City after allegedly smoking weed and making a staffer cry by telling her she was "too ugly" to check her in.
Other stars who have been placed on a 5150 hold include Britney Spears and OC star Mischa Barton.
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ET confirms that versatile film and television actor Dennis Farina passed away July 22 from a reported blood clot in his lung while in Scottsdale, AZ. He was 69.
With a plethora of cop and gangster roles to his credit, Farina was known for his tough-guy persona but capable of displaying the heart and soul of his characters. Some of his well-known projects included the films Midnight Run and Get Shorty and TV's Law & Order, in which he played Detective Joe Fontana.
Born in Chicago to Sicilian-American parents, Farina served for close to two decades in the Chicago Police Department's burglary division before turning to acting. Working as an advisor to director Michael Mann on the 1981 James Caan drama Thief, Farina was cast in a small role in the film and caught the acting bug. He did the stage rounds and bit TV parts before Mann put him in his Crime Story series. Later projects for Farina included Miami Vice, China Beach, Striking Distance, Out of Sight, Saving Private Ryan, Snatch and Luck.
Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy is speaking out about the tragic death of star Cory Monteith for the first time, as well as giving details on how the show will continue in a new interview with Deadline.
"We will begin shooting in late August the two shows we had already written, so that people can physically go back to work," Murphy says. "We will then do an episode that will deal with the death of Finn's character and follow that with a long hiatus. I don't know exactly when we will come back, and we are trying out best with this attempt at damage control. We are planning a memorial for the cast and crew sometime this week on the Paramount lot."
He stresses that the decision for a quick return to work was not made without first consulting Monteith's longtime girlfriend Lea Michele.
"I understand that everyone has their own way of processing grief. Every possible option was explored, and what we did was look to the people who loved Cory, who worked with him most, and specifically Lea. This is what they wanted to do. …. Lea blessed every decision. I told her even I don't know what to do. I don't know how to write about the death of someone I love. She wanted people to be together. She and Cory were the young leads of that show, the A story. Lea has been a leader all through this difficult process."
He also confirms that the show held an intervention for Monteith to get him into rehab last March.
"We socialized and we also fought, because while he was a lovely sweet guy, he was also a leader on the set, a strong personality and the only analogy I can think of is that he felt like an older son to me," he says. "On one hand, he was thrilled that people wanted to take care of him, though he also felt shame and regret [at the intervention]. We had experts in the room and tried to let him know this was a disease. It was a tough and very emotional day and the last thing he said before he left was, 'I want to get better.' And I believed him."
But Murphy hopes that the show can perhaps "save a life" in dealing with the tragedy.
"One of the most gratifying things about Glee is that when the show is at its best, it has helped young people and given them information about the human condition that moves and informs them," Murphy says. "What we've been talking about in the writer's room is that maybe the way we deal with this tragedy might save the life of someone."