Celebrity Roundup: April 13, 2012

By Sam Lansky 04/13/12

Amanda Bynes is back behind the wheel after her DUI, Josh Hutcherson of The Hunger Games says the drinking age should be 18, and Bobbi Kristina Brown is to star in a new reality show.

Hutcherson needs a drink after all that
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 She’s not letting a little thing like a DUI slow her down: Despite being jailed (not to mention publicly humiliated) for driving under the influence last week, former teen star Amanda Bynes is keeping her nightlife as busy as ever, as she was spotted clubbing in Los Angeles for the second time since her arrest. Paparazzi spotted that while Bynes was trying to exit the parking lot, she drove over a curb. She was also sending a text at the time.

After Courtney Love took to Twitter to claim that Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl attempted to seduce her teenage daughter, Frances Bean, the younger Cobain struck back with an official statement: “While I’m generally silent on the affairs of my biological mother, her recent tirade has taken a gross turn… Twitter should ban my mother.”

Photographs of underage Hunger Games star Alexander Ludwig leaving a Hollywood nightclub prompted an investigation by the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. But the film’s male lead, Josh Hutcherson, says he thinks the drinking age should be lowered, anyway. “I think the age to go to war is 18, so I think the drinking age should be 18 as well,” he explained. Logical—but is it wise?

Despite her family’s best wishes, Whitney Houston’s 19-year-old daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, has reached an agreement with an as-yet-unnamed cable network to star in a reality show, with a deal to be finalized shortly. Sources claim that Brown was “impaired” during her meetings with the network to discuss the show.

As if Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino didn’t have enough problems starring on a show like Jersey Shore, sources are now alleging that he’s also sorting through sex addiction in addition to his rumored cocaine and prescription drug abuse. “He has a really dark side and a lot of demons,” a source said. Join the club, Mike!

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Sam Lansky is the West Coast Editor at TIME. He has written for Rolling Stone, New York Magazine, The Atlantic, Grantland, Cosmopolitan, Esquire, OutBillboard and more. He is also the author of The Gilded Razor. You can find Sam on Linkedin and Twitter.