Amanda Byneslast night in her apartment for marijuana possession – and get this…. during her arrest, she threw her bong out of the window!
According to police, a building official called police after spotting Amanda in the lobby with a joint and acting erratically, talking to herself. The police showed up at her place, knocked on the door, and she let them in.
When police saw Amanda’s bong – she ran over and threw it out the window. Amanda was placed under arrest and went nuts, yelling “Don’t you know who I am?”
Of Monsters and Men is an amiable group of day dreamers who craft folkie pop songs. But last year, the normally mild-mannered six pack — who’s releasing their EP, “Into the Woods,” on December 20, 2011 — transformed into total rock stars after stomping out their competition during Musiktilraunir, a yearly battle of the bands in their native Iceland.
“We just kind of… won,” recalls co-singer/guitarist Nanna Bryndis Hilmarsdottir. “We weren’t expecting it at all. So I said, ‘Everybody come to my place!’” Beer-swilling friends spilled out of her flat. “I was like, ‘Oh fuck, my neighbors aren’t liking me right now.’”
Those neighbors won’t be making noise complaints anymore. With the group’s bright, trumpeting single “Little Talks” winning over one blog at a time, Nanna and her bandmates (co-singer/guitarist Ragnar “Raggi” Thorhallsson, guitarist Brynjar Leifsson, drummer Arnar Rosenkranz Hilmarsson, piano/accordion player Arni Guthjonsson, and bassist Kristjan Pall Kristjansson) are well on their way to becoming citizens of the world.
Their rapid rise transpired in just one year. Nanna, who began as the acoustic act Songbird, recruited extra hands to bolster her sound for a solo show. She liked how her vocals commingled with Raggi’s, so they started writing songs together and in 2010 morphed into Of Monsters and Men. As victors of 2010′s Musiktilraunir, the new group earned a slot on the influential Iceland Airwaves festival later that year, followed by Seattle’s radio station KEXP posting “Little Talks” from a Living Room Session filmed there, setting the telltale ripple effect in motion.
By the summer of 2011 “Little Talks” hit No. 1 in the band’s native country, and “people around the world seemed to be listening to us,” marvels Raggi. The band was asked to perform again at Iceland Airwaves 2011, where KEXP then anointed the group as “easily the most buzzed about band.”
Though their reach is growing broader, the group’s appeal has remained distinct: Their music is as fantastical as it is pretty. For inspiration, they often reference random stories they’ve read. The chanting, tribal “Six Weeks” was inspired by the true tale of American frontiersman Hugh Glass, seemingly left for dead after 86ing a bear that attacked him. Explains Nanna, giggling: “I was reading a post about the six most badass guys in history.” As for the swelling, epic “From Finner”? “It’s about a whale that has a house on its back” says Raggi “on which people travel across the ocean, exploring different places and having adventures.”
Their show in Portland, Oregon was SOLD OUT – and was incredible! They made it snow inside the gorgeous Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall! They performed all their hits with such energy, it was hard to not sing along with them! I could have listened to them for much longer!
Lindsay Lohan still has two months to go at the Betty Ford Center, but her ex-drug dealer claims ain’t nothing going to change when the troubled starlet leaves!
Radar reports that a man claiming to be Lilo’s dealer says that Lindsay is just doing all this “cleaning up her act” for show. Says Star, via Radar:
“Lindsay still wants to party,” David ‘DJ’ Joseph told Star magazine in an exclusive interview. “But she feels going to rehab saves face in the eyes of the public.”
DJ claims that as Lindsay’s longtime drug dealer, he saw her use cocaine many more times than just the “four or five times” she told Piers Morgan she’d done the drug.
“I saw her take a bump more than that when she tested out my deliveries,” he said. “It is another example of how much denial she is in.”
Lindsay shelled out $10,000 to $15,000 on coke and Molly, or extra-pure pharmaceutical ecstasy, during the time DJ dealt for her, he says — so much that he finally had to cut her off.
“Lindsay wasn’t monitoring what she was taking, and there were lots of enablers around, so I had to walk away,” he told the mag. “I feared she would do a line of coke after some pills and then be dead … I am not in the business of helping people kill themselves.”
This is according to Star, so it’s hard to believe all this is for real, but I do think there’s SOME grain of truth to the fact that Lilo is probably just in rehab to save face. Still, I HOPE it’s not true..nobody wants to see Lindsay keep hurting herself.
Don’t just do it for your image, Lindsay! Do it for YOU.
Khloe Kardashian is no stranger to weight criticism, but when haters are ripping on Kim Kardashian for gaining weight while PREGNANT, that’s when Khloe draws the line!
Kim’s little sis is now speaking out (again) in defense of Kim Kardashian’s weight gain and pregnancy (via PerezHilton):
“I’ve been criticized about my weight forever and I’ve always been happy. So I totally understand how she feels. One day, she was at my house just complaining…not complaining but just saying how hurt she is and she says, ‘I can’t control it, I’m pregnant, I’m growing a baby, what do they want me to do?’ And I just commend Kim for being so strong and she’s so beautiful and I think it’s wrong that anyone would criticize anyone for their weight, but then especially a pregnant person. And I just wanted her to know when she left my house how much I love her.”
First of all, kudos to Khloe for being so outspoken in support of her sis. Second of all, who are all these people who criticize Kim’s weight? Yeah, we all make fun of the fashionista, gently, but man, nobody thinks she should be starving herself during her pregnancy. Right?
The Desperate Housewives star didn’t just get an honorary degree, either. No, Longoria graduated from Cal State University Northridge after quietly busting her ass for the past 3 years (taking classes in person!) to earn her Masters.
IMPRESSIVE! Check out some pics of Longoria and her parents celebrating this achievement, or watch the video HERE!