Amanda Bynes Clears Up Her Awkward Drake Sex Requests & Blac Chyna-Inspired Looks

Amanda Bynes is back on the scene and in better health.

It's been a long time since we've seen Amanda Bynes out on the scene and in good health. After a nearly five-year long press hiatus, the former All That actress finally gave the world some face time on "Hollyscoop," where she provided a few of her life updates.

She notoriously made a splash in the headlines in 2013 with a strange tirade of tweets toward Drake, who at the time was preparing to release his Nothing Was The Same LP. The most eyebrow-raising comment of all was her explicit request for the rap-crooner to "murder" her vagina.

In a new sit-down, host Diana Madison asks Bynes what was going on in those moments and if she meant the things she said. "I actually wasn't being insincere," she said frankly. "I was, like, saying 'Murder my vagina.' I was serious, but I was also on drugs. That was my way of saying, 'Let's do it, man!' But I was, like, on drugs and trying to be hilarious."

Blac Chyna was also her fashion muse during this turbulent time, as evidenced by Bynes' blunt bang blonde wig and cheek piercings. "I stole her look," Bynes clarified when asked if King and Dream's mother swiped her style. "I was getting the microdermals in my cheeks because she had them. I thought they looked super hot on her. I never said she stole my look. I'm a fan of hers."

Since that wild time, Bynes has been sober for three years, and for the rest of the admittedly awkward interview, she talked about attending fashion school, how she'd like to return to our TV screens, hot former co-stars, her former fashion looks and how she'd rank Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez and Demi Lovado, three child-stars she's never personally met. Watch the interview up top.

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Would You Watch A Jennifer Lopez Super Bowl Halftime Show?

Would you watch a Super Bowl Halftime Show with Jennifer Lopez as the main stage entertainment? The multi-hyphenate toyed around with the idea of performing at the coveted sporting event during a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight.

Jenny from the Block chatted with the media outlet about the possibility of performing at next year’s game, which takes place in Miami.

"Yeah, we've thought about the Super Bowl… it's a big deal but we'll see," she said to the interviewer. "They make their own decisions over there." Last year’s Super Bowl Halftime Show performers were Maroon, and their performance features appearances from Travis Scott, Big Boi and even Spongebob Squarepants and the Bikini Bottom ‘Bubble Bowl” band.

Lopez is currently on the road performing on her It’s My Party Tour, which will reportedly wrap in the Florida hot spot next week (Jul. 25, 26 and 27). The concert series is to celebrate her milestone 50th birthday on Jul. 24.

J. Lo also made headlines for her jaw-dropping appearance as the lead actress in the trailer for the upcoming film, Hustlers, where she plays a stripper alongside Cardi B, Keke Palmer, Constance Wu and many more.

Watch her Super Bowl comments here.

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R.Kelly Is In Jail On Federal Sex Trafficking Charges

R.Kelly faced a wide range of legal trouble in Illinois, however, after an arrest last week, the singer-songwriter's woes have taken a new turn, which may result in a lengthy--if not--life sentence.

Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn and Illinois have charged the 52-year-old with racketeering and child pornography due to allegations Kelly, with the help of former employees, recruited and transported underage girls across state lines to molest them and create pornography. Kelly also instructed the minors to not testify against him.

Kelly was previously released on $1 million bail, however, Los Angeles attorney Lou Shapiro said due to the gravity of the new charges, Kelly will most likely stay inside the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago.

“His life is on the line now,” Shapiro told The Los Angeles Times, "I think he’ll be kept in. Ordinarily, he would be released, but the charges are so egregious, and he has every reason to flee.”

In Brooklyn, federal prosecutor indicted Kelly on five counts including a racketeering charge and four violations of the Mann Act, which prohibits crossing state lines for illegal sexual purposes.

The racketeering charge alleges Kelly committed sex crimes as part of an organized plot which existed under a threat of intimidation. Racketeering is most associated with organized crime and carries a 20-year minimum sentence.

The indictment outlines that the girls Kelly recruited were instructed to wear baggy clothes when they weren't with Kelly, to keep their head down and refer to Kelly as "daddy."

“It goes without saying that with the new federal charges, R. Kelly is not in a position that would cause any envy,”  Lara Yeretsian, a criminal defense attorney and founder of Yeretsian Law in Glendale, said. “He is facing up to 20 years for each racketeering count, while the Mann Act violations each have at least 15 to 21 months for each count. This doesn’t even include the decades he is facing in Chicago.”

Shapiro said Kelly's charges stem from dream hampton's Lifetime docu-series Surviving R. Kelly in which the writer-turned-filmmaker outlined Kelly's own childhood molestation, musical beginnings, rise to fame, and his countless sexual assaults against women and girls, including Aaliyah.

“You’re seeing prosecutions rise from a documentary that caused public anger and pressure,” Shapiro said. “It’s a day of reckoning for people who have gotten away in the arena of sex offenses.”

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Regina King To Direct Film Adaptation Of 'One Night In Miami'

Academy-Award winner Regina King is set to make her directorial film debut with the adaption of Kemp Powers' play, One Night In Miami. 

The performance centers around a conversation between Jim Brown, Sam Cooke, Malcolm X and 22-year-old Muhammad Ali who had not yet become a Muslim and was still Cassius Clay.

Ali's enthusiasm due to his win against Sonny Liston was short-lived when the newly minted heavyweight boxing champ wasn't allowed to party at several of Miami's hotspots due to Jim Crow segregation, instead, he checked in to another hotel with the rest of the men to celebrate.

Set on Feb. 25, 1964--10 months before 33-year-old Cooke was murdered and almost a year to the date before Malcolm X's assassination-the men were said to have had a lengthy, passionate discussion about uplifting black people.

In the play, Powers reportedly tried to double down on who they were individually what they've accomplished in their respective fields and how they could pool their star power, athleticism, and activism for the greater good of black Americans.

No word yet on who will play the iconic roles, when production begins and when the film will hit theaters. All we know is that Regina King is the director and that's more than enough for us.

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