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April 14, 2012 at 2:00 PM
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Amanda Bynes said not focusing on driving

HOLLYWOOD, April 14 (UPI) -- The Hollywood press said actress Amanda Bynes was having trouble keeping her eyes on the road when she hit the Hollywood party scene this week.

People magazine said photographers captured Bynes allegedly backing into a curb near a nightclub while appearing engrossed in sending text messages while behind the wheel.

Texting while driving is illegal in California without a hands-free device, People noted, and one unidentified paparazzi added that she allegedly had driven "right through a stop sign" without even looking up.

The alleged gaffes occurred just a few days after the 26-year-old Bynes was arrested for drunken driving, the report said.

Bee Gees Robin Gibb hospitalized

LONDON, April 14 (UPI) -- Robin Gibb's agent declined comment on reports the former Bee Gees singer was on the brink of death in London.

Sources told The Daily Telegraph Gibb, 62, could succumb to cancer in a matter of days; however that grim forecast was not publicly confirmed by the singer's representative.

Gibb was discovered to have cancer in his colon and liver when he underwent bowel surgery 18 months ago. The cancer was recently reported to be in remission, but The Daily Telegraph said a secondary tumor reportedly was found.

Sources told the newspaper Gibb's wife, children and brother and fellow Bee Gee, Barry, were keeping a vigil at the hospital.

Seacrest to host Fox's 25th anniversary

HOLLYWOOD, April 14 (UPI) -- U.S. television and radio personality Ryan Seacrest will host Fox network's 25th anniversary special, the network said.

"Who better than Ryan Seacrest -- America's best television host and 11-year member of our Fox family -- to lead our 25th anniversary celebration?" Fox president of alternative entertainment Mike Darnell said. "This is going to be an amazing trip down memory lane filled with plenty of surprises that will showcase our hits, our misses and everything in between."

The "American Idol" host is set to oversee a two-hour broadcast April 22 featuring cast reunions from "Married ... With Children," "That '70s Show" and "In Living Color," The Hollywood Reporter said Friday.

Fox will also be re-airing the pilot of "Married ... With Children," the sitcom that helped define the network in its early years, the entertainment industry publication reported.

The night's guest list will include Hugh Laurie from "House," "The Simpsons" voice actor Kelsey Grammer and Tommy Davidson from "In Living Color," THR said.

McCartney gets help from stars for video

HOLLYWOOD, April 14 (UPI) -- British music icon Paul McCartney has released three videos for his latest song "My Valentine," featuring actors Johnny Depp and Natalie Portman.

The former Beatle directed three videos for the song from his jazz-inspired album "Kisses on the Bottom," one featuring both actors and the other two featuring them separately, the Los Angeles Times reported Friday.

The videos were officially released to the public Saturday, though a star-studded screening took place Friday at McCartney's daughter Stella McCartney's West Hollywood boutique, The Daily Telegraph reported. Rockers Joan Jett and Gwen Stefani and actresses Gwyneth Paltrow and Reese Witherspoon were on hand for the screening.

The videos are simple and in black and white, featuring the two actors performing sign language to the song's lyrics. Depp plays a guitar part to the song, the Telegraph said.

"Well they're just nice people, some friends from way back, and they were just very kind to do it, I was very pleased to work with them," McCartney said of Depp and Portman.

"Kisses on the Bottom," is McCartney's 15th solo album and features two original songs, "My Valentine" and "Only Our Hearts." The rest of the album is covers of popular jazz songs McCartney loved in his youth, the Times said.

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