Nick Cannon Writes an Open Letter to His 'Sister' Amanda Bynes

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Nick Cannon seems like a good dude. Right? Am I forgetting about any Cannon terribleness? Remember when he was the “president” of Teen Nick? Remember dem babies? Anyway, he wrote a very long, honest, and kind letter about his friend Amanda Bynes and the poison of celebrity. Here is an excerpt:

I ask people who are quick to judge, tweet, report, or comment to ask yourself; what if that person was my sister? My brother? My Mother? Or me? What then would I say? In the words of the great poet and artist Bill Withers, “Sometimes in our lives We all have pain, we all have sorrow”. We all end up alone in that dark hole at some point in our lives and if you don’t have a foundation of friends and family to help bring you up and out it makes that journey long and detrimental. So I say to my sister Amanda Bynes you’re not alone. I’m here for you. I understand. I care and I appreciate you, because that’s what family does and that’s what family is for. I also extend this to anyone else in my life, past or present that may find themselves in hard times. I’m here! Call me! Because I truly believe, the hand you’re helping up today may be the one you’re reaching for tomorrow. So not to be all cheesy and over sentimental but I got to end this with the ingenious Wither’s lyrics “Lean on me when you’re not strong and I’ll be your friend, I’ll help you carry on. For it won’t be long until I’ll need somebody to lean on.”

I’m not sure that Amanda Bynes needs any extra public attention right now (how about a closed letter to Amanda Bynes?), but Nick Cannon. Seems like a good dude. []

In other Nick Cannon news, Nick Cannon is going to be hosting a Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous reboot!!! If the rest of the story isn’t about how he’s planning to do a Robin Leach impression the entire time, I’m meh. [THR]

Amanda Seyfried says she doesn’t want her dad lookin’ at her naked boday in Lovelace.

“I don’t want my dad to see my naked body ever,” she quipped during a press conference about the movie on Tuesday, July 30. “I’m going to sit through [the screening] tonight and cover his eyes. It’s really only the nudity. I don’t have problems with him seeing me in violent situations. In sexual situations, it’s a little tough, but it’s more just the nudity. I think anybody can relate to that.”

By “her dad,” does she mean Elrond? Because the girl is seriously from another land. Also, I’m not sure if this is breaking my review embargo or not, but I saw Lovelace and it’s actually kind of totally really good. And usually I think biopics are doodoo. [Us]

Jason Segel lost a bunch of weight for a role. Here’s him talking about it:

According to Segel, he’s been getting in shape for his next movie, Sex Tape, costarring Cameron Diaz.
“I’ve just been living healthy, exercising, eating right — no more midnight pizzas,” Segel told Us Weekly. “This time when I take my shirt off, I’ve made a promise to myself, it doesn’t have to be funny.”
According to Segel (who split with Michelle Williams earlier this year), “I took heat for Forgetting Sarah Marshall, where I was completely nude. But different characters require different body types.” Production on the raunchy comedy begins in September. “It is R-rated,” he teased, “and I’m not in shape for no reason.”

What would be nice is if we stopped making bodies punchlines. [Us]

  • LeAnn Rimes made this awful sideways Vine. [ew stop]
  • Sharon Stone lurves being a fiftysomething. [Express]
  • Justin Bieber is officially not in trouble for allegedly hitting-and-running a paparazzo. [TMZ]
  • Also, he partied all night long after being rejected by “a blonde.” [Radar]
  • Jeffrey Katzenberg—or, as I like to call him, Dr. Katz: Medicine Jeffrey—says it’s NBD that his fancy snail movie was a flop, because he’s going to make hella bucks anyway so there. [Deadline]
  • Sam Claflin got nuptialed. [JustJared]
  • Randy Travis is out of the hospital. [Radar]
  • Settin’ fuckin’ fires.

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