Jul 09 - The day's top showbiz news and headlines including Randy Travis is in critical condition, Elton John is suffering from appendicitis, and Amanda Bynes appears in court. Bob Mezan reports.
Country music star Randy Travis has reportedly undergone a surgery to help correct a viral infection that landed him in a Texas hospital. A member of his family told media that the singer had surgery, but remains in critical condition. Travis is suffering from a viral heart infection, which weakens and enlarges the heart. Elton John is suffering from appendicitis. A statement on the singer's website said that he is currently undergoing a course of intensive antibiotics and is expected to undergo surgery in the coming weeks. The illness has forced John to postpone his summer European tour - he was due to perform in London's Hyde Park on Friday (July 12). Amanda Bynes appeared in court on Tuesday (July 9) to face allegations of possessing marijuana and tossing a bong out of the window of her Manhattan apartment. The actress arrived at court dressed in sweatpants and long green wig. A judge postponed her hearing and Bynes was ordered to return to court on September 26th. Finally, Mariah Carey tweeted a picture of herself in the hospital. The singer was treated in New York after dislocating her shoulder. Carey reportedly slipped and injured herself while filming a new music video.