Britney Spears' handlers have banned alcohol from the backstage area of "X Factor," according to Us Weekly.
Booze has also been banned from anywhere on the set. The singer's protective team also makes sure every last drop is gone before the singer arrives for work. The star's hotel rider demands alcohol be removed from the minibars, and states that no wine or liquor be left in the room as a gift.
So -- if I'm hearing this right -- Britney Spears is not supposed to drink.
But that's not all. The Daily Mail reports Spears has banned all pretty women backstage.
What do you think Demi Lovato makes of that?
"Britney has stipulated that none of the backstage staff working with her are too pretty or stylish," a source told the U.K. paper.
That's kind of weird. Did producers fire all good-looking women from the show? Does security tackle a pretty girl if she wanders back there?
Spears was, by most accounts, a hit this week. So she's doing something right.
NICK LACHEY IS A FATHER: Nick Lachey and wife Vanessa Minnillo welcomed a baby boy on Wednesday, their first child together.
"We are incredibly proud to announce the birth of our beautiful baby boy, Camden John Lachey," the couple said in a statement to E! News about the delivery.
"Born today at 6:54 p.m., he came into this world at 8 pounds, 9 ounces and 21 inches. Love has truly been
Wait until the kid starts howling at 3 a.m.
The proud parents, who tied the knot last summer, revealed they were having a son back in June.
Meanwhile, Kristin Cavallari sent out the following tweet early Thursday morning.
"Apparently Camden is a popular name!" she wrote.
The former "Hills" star and her fiance Jay Cutler welcomed their own little Camden just last month.
AMANDA BYNES STILL ON THE LOOSE: Amanda Bynes was supposedly driving around for hours on a suspended driver's license Tuesday in Los Angeles, occasionally smoking out of what TMZ speculated was a marijuana pipe.
Yes, they have pictures. No, we don't know exactly when they were taken.
The photos -- obtained by TMZ -- show Bynes taking multiple hits out of a pipe that is designed to look like a cigarette lighter in a car. There's a chance -- just a teeny-weeny chance -- that she was smoking something that isn't always perfectly legal.
She obviously has glaucoma.
The car is a mess. Trash is strewn everywhere. There are stains on the seat, empty bottles, dog hair and various other items.
According to TMZ, Bynes started her journey at Baja Fresh in the San Fernando Valley, where she smoked from the pipe in the restaurant parking lot and ate tacos. She went to a spa for three hours. Then Bynes allegedly spent several hours just driving around.
I don't know what's worse: Amanda Bynes driving around L.A., possibly stoned, on a suspended license, or that someone had nothing better to do than follow her all day.
Bynes then allegedly drove without obvious purpose for several hours, sometimes cutting off other drivers and violating various traffic laws. Again, this is speculation. She could've spent the morning in church, followed by a brisk walk to the nearest soup kitchen to volunteer.
Bynes supposedly ended up at Home Depot, where her glaucoma obviously flared up and she again took a hit from the pipe in the parking lot.
If Bynes was out driving, she's doing it illegally, as the DMV suspended her license on August 25. She has been charged with two hit-and-runs in the L.A. area this year.
MICHAEL MADSEN FEELING BETTER: Michael Madsen is out of the hospital.
the Washington Post reported the "Reservoir Dogs" star was released from the hospital Thursday. Madsen, 54, was arrested Wednesday in Malibu on suspicion of driving under the influence and hospitalized after complaining to authorities he was ill.
Well, that makes sense. All that drinking isn't exactly good for you.
"Michael has been on prescription medication that easily could have made him look to be under the influence and caused him to fail the sobriety test," said his attorney, Perry Wander.
Aha. The old medication-defense. What happens if someone gets busted for driving under the influence of too much prescription medication? Do they deny it and say they were just drunk?
L.A. County Sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore told E! News that Madsen smelled of alcohol at the scene Wednesday and had a blood-alcohol level of 0.21 percent at the time of his arrest.
"His nemesis is white wine," Wander said. "Obviously he's going to have to utilize this experience to motivate him to get help. It's an ongoing battle."
Not if he was only on prescribed medication. Aha. I knew I should've gone to law school.
MICKEY HART SAYS HE DIDN'T DO IT: Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart says he doesn't know why a warrant has been issued for his arrest in Kentucky, and said the assault allegations against him are baseless.
TMZ reported Wednesday that Hart was accused of beating up a person Sept. 8 at a Mickey Hart Band concert in Kentucky.
Hart's people sent out a press release Thursday, quoting the longtime Dead drummer saying "I am totally baffled by a bizarre claim of assault by me coming out of Kentucky -- the home of Bluegrass and a state I love dearly."
"Any accusation or claim of assault against me is completely false and without any basis whatsoever. I played drums on 'Shakedown Street,' but I never expected to be 'The Victim or the Crime.'"
Yes, but will he keep truckin'? Will he get by?
Officials have not revealed the identity of Hart's accuser and the details surrounding the alleged attack are unclear.
SEPTEMBER 14 IN HISTORY
Friday is Sept. 14, the 258th day of 2012. There are 108 days left in the year.
1712: Italian-born French astronomer Gian Domenico Cassini, discoverer of four of Saturn's moons, died in Paris.
1812: Napoleon Bonaparte's troops entered Moscow following the Battle of Borodino to find the Russian city largely abandoned and parts set ablaze.
1814: Francis Scott Key was moved to write a poem after witnessing how an American flag flying over Maryland's Fort McHenry withstood a night of British bombardment during the War of 1812; the poem, "Defence of Fort McHenry," later became the words to "The Star-Spangled Banner."
1829: The Treaty of Adrianople was signed, ending war between Russia and the Ottoman Empire.
1861: The first naval engagement of the Civil War took place as the USS Colorado attacked and sank the Confederate private schooner Judah off Pensacola, Fla.
1901: President William McKinley died in Buffalo, N.Y., of gunshot wounds inflicted by an assassin. Vice President Theodore Roosevelt succeeded him.
1927: Modern dance pioneer Isadora Duncan died in Nice, France, when her scarf became entangled in a wheel of the sports car she was riding in.
1941: Vermont passed a resolution enabling its servicemen to receive wartime bonuses by declaring the U.S. to be in a state of armed conflict, giving rise to headlines that Vermont had "declared war on Germany."
1964: Pope Paul VI opened the third session of the Second Ecumenical Council of the Vatican, also known as "Vatican II." (The session closed two months later.)
1972: The family drama "The Waltons" premiered on CBS.
1982: Princess Grace of Monaco, formerly actress Grace Kelly, died at age 52 of injuries from a car crash the day before; Lebanon's president-elect, Bashir Gemayel, was killed by a bomb.
1986: President Ronald Reagan and his wife, Nancy, appeared together on radio and television to appeal for a "national crusade" against drug abuse.
1991: The government of South Africa, the African National Congress and the Inkatha Freedom Party signed a national peace pact.
2002: President George W. Bush, welcoming Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to Camp David, said the United States was willing to take on Iraq alone if the United Nations failed to "show some backbone" by confronting Saddam Hussein.
2007: Defense Secretary Robert Gates raised the possibility of cutting U.S. troop levels in Iraq to 100,000 by the end of 2008, well beyond the cuts President George W. Bush had approved. In Iraq, some 1,500 mourners called for revenge as they buried the leader of the Sunni revolt against al-Qaida, Adbul-Sattar Abu Risha, who had been assassinated by a bomb claimed by an al-Qaida front.
2011: President Barack Obama urged enthusiastic college students at North Carolina State University to join him in his fight to get Congress to act on his new jobs bill. A key government panel released a report saying that BP bore ultimate responsibility for the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history.
Actress Zoe Caldwell (79), actor Walter Koenig (76), Basketball Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown (72), singer-actress Joey Heatherton (68), actor Sam Neill (65), singer Jon "Bowzer" Bauman (Sha Na Na) (65), country singer Beth Nielsen Chapman (56), actress Mary Crosby (53), actress Melissa Leo (52), actress Faith Ford (48), Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (47), rock musician Mike Cooley (Drive-By Truckers) (46), actor Dan Cortese (45), actor-writer-director-producer Tyler Perry (43), rapper Nas (39).