Amanda Bynes Hospitalized On Psychiatric Hold

Amanda Bynes was hospitalized outside of Los Angeles and placed on psychiatric hold, TMZ and Us Weekly report. The Huffington Post contacted Tamar Arminak, the Bynes' family lawyer, to confirm the hospitalization. This post will be updated if and when Arminak responds.

According to the TMZ report, Bynes was taken directly to the hospital after landing by plane in Los Angeles. (The website also has video of her arrival.) Sources claim that doctors placed her on a 5150 psychiatric hold and she will be held for 72 hours. That hold may be extended for 14 days.

Bynes was placed on 5150 psychiatric hold last year after starting a small fire in a Ventura County home. At the time, her mother, Lynn Bynes, was granted partial conservatorship of her daughter.

Bynes hospitalization comes the same day that she accused her father of sexual abuse on Twitter. Bynes later recanted those tweets, but only after her mother released a statement to E! Online through the family's attorney.

"These allegations stem from Amanda's mental state at the moment," Lynn Bynes said. "They have no basis in reality. It saddens me beyond belief that my husband's character could be slandered in such a way."


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24 Baby Name Ideas For Twins, Inspired By Celebrities

It’s twice as hard to name twins, especially if you’re trying to avoid the old matchy-matchy trap. And because celebrities (for better or worse), have a tremendous influence on baby names, we've put the two together. Here, we take a look at some of the prominent celebs who’ve produced multiples, and see how we think they’ve handled the challenge.

Charlie & Poppy

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Born in 2012, the names of the boy-girl twins of Anna Paquin and "True Blood" co-star Stephen Moyer were kept under wraps for almost a year. The couple finally revealed two peppy names, Poppy blending perfectly with the floral name of Moyer’s older daughter, Lilac.

Charlie Tamara Tulip & Dolly Rebecca Rose

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Rebecca Romijn and Jerry O’Connell obviously put a lot of thought into the choosing and balancing of their girl twin names. Two nickname firsts, two floral thirds, and two 3-syllable seconds, one honoring mom Rebecca. Dolly is a tribute to Dolly Parton, Charlie is O’Connell’s brother and Tamara is Romijn’s sister.

Darby Galen & Sullivan Patrick

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Patrick Dempsey stayed true to his Irish roots when naming his boys. Darby shares his dad’s middle name, while Sullivan has Patrick as his middle. Dempsey’s older daughter bears the Irish spelling of her name, Tallula.

Dexter Henry Lorcan & Frank Harlan James

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Leave it to a pair of hip musicians, Diana Krall and Elvis Costello, to put together a set of really jazzy-cool names. Unfortunately, they have never revealed the specific inspirations behind their choices. Dexter bears a slight resemblance to Elvis’s real name Declan.

Hazel Patricia & Phinnaeus Walter

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When Julia Roberts used Hazel and Phinnaeus (especially with that archaic spelling) in 2004, her choices were seen as slightly eccentric, when Hazel was way down at Number 681. Recently chosen by Emily Blunt and John Krasinski, she is now at 157, while Phinnaeus Walter Moder is known as Finn, one of the hottest boys’ names, also having his grandfather’s name as his middle.

Juno & Rex

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British Coldplay drummer/vocalist Will Champion was ahead of the curve on baby names when he named his twins in 2008, picking up on Juno just a year after the indie hit movie was released, and also an early user of the kingly Rex, which is just picking up steam now.

Marion Loretta Elwell & Tabitha Hodge

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Stylish couple Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick made some solid, offbeat choices for their girls, including giving them unequal numbers of middle names. Both Hodge and Elwell are surnames from SJP’s mother’s family; ancestor Esther Elwell was one of the accused in the Salem witch trials.

Maximilian & Emme Maribel

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Like most Maximilians, Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony’s boy immediately became known as Max, forming a compatible pairing with twin sister Emme. Max has long been a celebrity fave, going back to the now grown sons of Dustin Hoffman and Steven Spielberg, while Emme followed the Emily-Emma trend. A nice twist is that Emme echoes the first letter of Max without them sharing the initial.

Monroe & Moroccan

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Just call the girl-boy twins of Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon Roc and Ro -- as their parents do. The highly publicized inspirations for their names were one of Mariah’s idols, Marilyn Monroe, and the Moroccan-style décor of the area of their NY apartment that was the site of their marriage proposal.

Nelson & Eddy

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Celine Dion had valid reasons behind her boys’ names, probably unaware that together they formed the name of a Golden Age Hollywood singing star. Nelson was named after Nelson Mandela, whom Dion met when touring South Africa; Eddy was a tribute to her first record producer, Eddy Marnay.

Valentino & Matteo

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Born in Puerto Rico as Enrique Martin Morales, Ricky Martin clearly embraced his Latino heritage when naming his twin boys. Valentino is one of the most romantic of names, dating back to the days of silent film. Matteo is a real crossover hit, also chosen by Colin Firth.

Vivienne Marcheline & Knox Leon

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These Jolie-Pitt twins, born in 2008, may have had the greatest influence of all the pairs on this list. Vivienne’s name caused a spike in the popularity of both this French spelling and the more familiar Vivian; Knox, which follows the family tradition of x-ending boy names (Maddox, Pax) and was found in the Pitt ancestral history, propelled this old Scottish surname onto the SSA list in the year following his birth.



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Rachel Dratch’s Parenting Advice Ranges From Practical To Comically Absurd

There are many so-called "parenting experts" out there giving advice to moms and dads. But if you want REAL, rock-solid tips, look no further than comedian Rachel Dratch.

In a web-exclusive "Late Night With Seth Meyers" segment, the SNL alum and mom to 4-year-old Eli took the time to answer parents' burning questions about raising kids. Dratch's advice stems from practical -- like sprinkling "secret broccoli" in pasta sauce to get your kid to eat veggies -- to absolutely comical. "Cover yourself with a foul-tasting liquid," she tells a mom who is trying to get her toddler to stop biting her.

We're wondering if this whole "Dear Rachel" thing can become a regular gig.



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Jennifer Lawrence Says Nude Photo Hack Was A ‘Sex Crime’ In Vanity Fair Interview

Jennifer Lawrence is breaking her silence on the nude photo hack, saying that the incident was not a "scandal," but a "sex crime."

The 24-year-old actress appears on the November 2014 cover of Vanity Fair. Contributing editor Sam Kashner first met with the Oscar-winner on Aug. 13, but after nude photos were stolen from her iCloud and leaked online on Aug. 31, Kashner reached out again in hopes of giving the actress “a chance to have the last word.”

And she had a lot to say.

“Just because I’m a public figure, just because I’m an actress, does not mean that I asked for this,” she told Vanity Fair. “It does not mean that it comes with the territory. It’s my body, and it should be my choice, and the fact that it is not my choice is absolutely disgusting. I can’t believe that we even live in that kind of world."

After the leak -- which claimed numerous other female celebrity victims like Kate Upton, Amber Heard, Kim Kardashian, Gabrielle Union and Victoria Justice -- Lawrence attempted to write a statement or an apology, but stopped. "I don’t have anything to say I’m sorry for," she told Vanity Fair. "I was in a loving, healthy, great relationship for four years. It was long distance, and either your boyfriend is going to look at porn or he’s going to look at you.”

She was disgusted by the gross violation:

It is not a scandal. It is a sex crime. It is a sexual violation. It’s disgusting. The law needs to be changed, and we need to change. That’s why these Web sites are responsible. Just the fact that somebody can be sexually exploited and violated, and the first thought that crosses somebody’s mind is to make a profit from it. It’s so beyond me. I just can’t imagine being that detached from humanity. I can’t imagine being that thoughtless and careless and so empty inside.


Following the hack, the hashtag #ImNotLooking began trending, buoyed by supporters who refused to view any of the nude photos because of the violation it posed.

Lawrence took aim at those who did look at the photos, including people she knows personally.

“Anybody who looked at those pictures, you’re perpetuating a sexual offense," she said. "You should cower with shame. Even people who I know and love say, ‘Oh, yeah, I looked at the pictures.’ I don’t want to get mad, but at the same time I’m thinking, I didn’t tell you that you could look at my naked body.”

Lawrence's rep previously called the leak a "flagrant violation of privacy" and said the authorities had been contacted. Last month, the FBI and Apple announced they are investigating the hacking and unlawful release of material.

Head over to Vanity Fair to read more excerpts from Lawrence's interview. Read the full piece in the November 2014 issue, available digitally on Wednesday and on newsstands Thursday.

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’7th Heaven’ Star Stephen Collins Reportedly Confesses To Child Molestation On Tape

TMZ has reportedly obtained audio recording of former "7th Heaven" star Stephen Collins confessing to his estranged wife, actress Faye Grant, that he molested and exposed himself to at least three young girls.

Collins and Grant are in the middle of a long and drawn out divorce, but the actor apparently confessed his crimes during a therapy session that Grant secretly recorded in 2012, according to the website.

An official in the The New York Police Department told TMZ they are now in possession of the tape, and have started an official criminal investigation of the 67-year-old actor for "inappropriate sexual contact with minors." According to the official, there are "at least three victims."

On the tape, the voice TMZ identifies as Collins' is heard saying he molested an 11-year-old relative of his first wife, Marjorie Weinman, several times.

"There was one moment of touching where her hand, I put her hand on my penis," Collins admits, and also acknowledges that he exposed himself to the girl "a couple of times."

The publicist listed as Collins' representative no longer works for the actor; HuffPost Entertainment contacted his agents to see if they had any comment on the tape. This post will be updated if and when they respond.

To hear the audio tape of Collins' confession, head over to TMZ.
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Navy SEAL’s Intimidating Rules For Dating His Daughter Go Viral

Retired Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell became famous after his harrowing experience during Operation Red Wings in Afghanistan, which became the subject of the Oscar-nominated film "Lone Survivor." Recently, the military veteran has made headlines again for a Facebook status he posted about a very different topic -- fatherhood.

Luttrell is dad to 3-year-old son Axe and 2-year-old daughter Addie. In his now-viral Facebook post, he lists his demands for any future suitors that might want to date Addie when she grows up.

The requirements include doing yard work and interviewing with prison guards and MMA fighters. But perhaps the most controversial statement in the post is this: "Thinking about having a chastity belt made w/ a SEAL trident engraved on it and reads 'Ask father for key.' He's the 6'5 250lbs tattooed maniac that's chained to the wall. w/ the bad temper and foaming from the mouth that's sleeps under the tarp in the back yard w/ the fire ants and snakes."

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As of Monday afternoon, the post has been shared over 4,500 times and has almost 40,000 "likes." While many dads have chimed in on the comments thread to express how protective they are of their own daughters, some commenters have highlighted what they see as the more problematic aspects of the post. One man wrote, in part:

"This is one of the major problems within our society today...as the dad he can protect and advise is daughter all he wants but in the end...it isn't his choice or his life....it belongs to her," adding that, until society realizes that "we can't control a woman's choice, it is her's [sic] to make, we will continue to have gender issues in this country."

Another commenter echoed that sentiment, explaining what dads really need to do to ensure their daughters end up with partners who respect them. "I know this is how daddies feel about their little girls and the comments are very funny," she wrote. "But in reality, if you treat her the way you want these boys to treat her, she will make good choices. Give her the respect she needs to grow into a well adjusted, confident young woman. Love the sense of humor portrayed here though!"

When this "Feminist Father" tee went viral over the summer, people expressed similar thoughts about the kinds of "rules" that dads should keep in mind when it comes to their daughters' dating lives.





"It's her body and it is a wise father who recognizes that and educates her accordingly to make the best possible decisions," wrote one commenter.

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Sasha Grey Might Be The Most Sexually Liberated Woman In Hollywood, But She’s Not A Feminist

The nude photo leaks are a strange thing for Sasha Grey, who is currently promoting a new film, "Open Windows," about criminal voyeurism. She has become a role model for sex positivity, especially as her visibility has increased since leaving the adult film industry. As Grey figures out what it means to call Hollywood home, the 26-year-old has found herself acting out a far darker version of the twisted celebrity culture she stumbled upon outside of pornography.

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"Open Windows" was filmed in November of 2010, so this is all, as Grey put it, "bad timing and a terrible time for women on the Internet."

Grey plays Jill Goddard in the film, a starlet terrorized with spying and torture seemingly with the end goal of getting her naked in front of a web cam. Much of the fear is propelled by a disembodied voice rather than anonymous 4Chan and Reddit users, though the whole thing feels like a funhouse mirror reflection of the leaks which began to unfold at the end of August.

"In terms of my own privacy ... I never want the world to see me as vulnerable as one can be."

In real life, Grey is an interesting counterexample for the leaks, specifically the ongoing insistence of some that certain stars (read: Kim Kardashian) are more "deserving" of this crime than others. Enter Grey -- who has had people tweet at her with tongue-in-cheek inquiries as to whether her own photos will be shared in a upcoming round of hacks. You might think her past work in adult films would inoculate Grey to the invasiveness of "The Fappening." The reality is that every woman involved in this scandal is a victim, even if their body is already visible in some corner of the Internet.

"Obviously, I have no problem doing nude scenes. But in terms of my own privacy, no matter what, I never want the world to see me as vulnerable as one can be," Grey told HuffPost Entertainment.

"First and foremost, the serious answer to all of this is that no one deserves to have their privacy invaded," Grey continued. "The idealist in me wants to say this is why we should be more open sexually, because they we wouldn’t have so many hang ups and we wouldn’t be so afraid of these things happening, because we wouldn’t care."

Grey faces quite a bit of stress managing the distribution of her own non-private images. There are plenty of times when photos turn up without her permission. Remember when she thought she was in the "True Detective" credits, and it turned out it wasn't her? She still thinks it is.

"I’m not gonna lie," she said. "I still do think that was an amalgam of me. I mean even my mom called me like, 'What the hell is this?' You know, there’s Photoshop magic, and I can take the Prince route and get pissed off every time my photo is used or manipulated or made to look like me or I can just let it roll off. That was an instance where it was really strange, but what am I going to do? Sue the creators of 'True Detective' and HBO?"

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There is only so much Grey or anyone can do to control the use of their likeness. She has plenty more to worry about, like the mounting artifice of celebrity culture, which is far more complex than anything she had to deal with in the adult industry. After all Grey has seen, one of her reactions to the nude photo hacks was to wonder how many people were involved in it themselves.

"You know, there are so many planned things where people leak stuff and act like it’s an accident," she said. "But they were really behind it and they hired a publicist."

"You know, there are so many planned things where people leak stuff and act like it’s an accident, but they were really behind it and they hired a publicist."

She's dealt with that kind of thing quite a bit, most egregiously fielding requests for staged dates. "Publicists of people contact me through my publicist or my manager and say, 'Yeah, would Sasha be interested in going to dinner with so and so, and being photographed? Then, who knows, maybe they’ll end up getting along!'"

It's strange to hear the lore of Hollywood acknowledged so explicitly, but Grey is past the pageantry. "It sort of feeds the culture of people who like that kind of news and that kind of gossip," she said. "They like to believe in these perfect relationships. You know, you’re in Hollywood, you’re walking around, you’re going to nice dinners. It's all sort of part of the game."

Another thing Grey finds frustrating about the Hollywood "game" is the paradoxical way we treat women's sexuality, the contradiction of restricting and indulging in it at the same time. She refuses to perpetuate that double standard, and the choices she's made reflect that. For example, she has a nude scene in "Open Windows," but she was only willing to do it because it made sense to the story.

"I’m definitely less inhibited, but there are a lot of scenes I say no to, because they only depend on my sexuality, and I’ve already pretty much done what I’ve wanted to do," she said. "So, there’s really no reason for me to take on these roles where it’s only dependent on my sexuality and there’s no character. I would rather not act again."

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Not that Grey is trying to erase her past as a porn star. She couldn't if she tried, and Grey is far too smart and aware of the permanence of the Internet to even bother. As for the female celebrities who are maybe less enlightened than Grey, her only advice would be to use their platform to make a change.

Sighing over the gender differences in celebrity culture, she suggested that current victims reach out and "make the situation clear in order to educate future generations."

"It’s sort of hard for me to define myself as a feminist, but I definitely do believe in women being strong and self-empowered."

There's a lot to be done on the path toward liberation and away from the kind of misogyny that allows these leaks to happen in the fist place. Grey's thinking is certainly part of that progress. Yet, she wouldn't call herself a feminist.

"I’ve always sort of struggled with that idea because the word feminist has become such an overused, watered-down term," she said. "Some people think of feminism and they think of women who are so far left, they don’t wear bras and the only way they can get attention for women’s rights is being naked. Then there are women who are so far right they’re the exact opposite, and believe in very conservative, tight morals and ideals."

While that might have been a good time to spit out the Beyonce-approved definition, on some level, Grey already lives up to the point Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is trying to make. "It’s sort of hard for me to define myself as a feminist," she continued, "but I definitely do believe in women being strong and self-empowered."

"Open Windows" is available on VOD now and in theaters on Nov. 7.
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Kate Winslet Says Celebrity Moms Shouldn’t Complain About How ‘Difficult’ Working Motherhood Is

Actress and mom-of-three Kate Winslet is no stranger to the demands of working in Hollywood while raising children. In a new interview with Marie Claire, the Oscar-winning actress shares her thoughts on being a working mom and why, unlike other Hollywood stars, she refuses to complain about her situation.

“We’ve heard a lot from actresses recently about how difficult it is, but we should never be saying that it’s difficult because we are so bloody lucky,” the Oscar-winning actress explains. “It’s just not an OK thing to share. It’s always a juggle, but isn’t it for every working mother?”

While Winslet's career gives her the means to access many helpful resources for working moms, she says she finds it difficult sometimes to make the "emotional jump" between her work as an actress and her role as a mom.

"The thing for me personally is that it is a difficult transition, is that my life at home is just so different to my life at work," she said, adding, "It doesn't matter which of the two is harder, it's the emotional -- rather than logistic -- jump from one place to another that's difficult. The juggling of it all... we just get on with it. And we do, because we can."

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5 Minutes in Texas With Pat Green

Pat Green learned a long time ago to take opinions with a grain of salt. The San Antonio native has released a dozen albums — some indie, some with major labels — in a 20-year career that has seen Grammy recognition, sold-out stadiums and radio success way beyond the Lone Star State's airwaves. His fanbase is also widespread, as Green is one of the most nationally recognized voices ever to come out of the Texas country scene. But all accolades aside, with some people, he just can't win.

"I've been getting crap from just about anybody, from every dimension — whether I'm making a record independently or for a record company, which is when people say I've sold out," the singer-songwriter tells Rolling Stone Country. "But I've never made a record that I wasn't totally invested in and that I didn't like the sound. When you make records with big producers or big record labels, those records are really bombastic — that's just the way they are going to sound. That was a wonderful experience, but making this next record, I'm still the same guy. I'm still writing most of the songs, still putting things together in an arrangement that I like…. I'm proud of this one. It feels organic."

Critics will have a hard time selling the "sell out" theory with the upcoming album, tentatively titled Home, as it was made without a label home. His first new set of tunes in almost six years, the project is ready for release as soon as the singer inks a new deal. It includes collaborations with Sheryl Crow, Delbert McClinton, Marc Broussard and another Texas troubadour, Lyle Lovett, with whom Green duets on the project's first single, "Girls From Texas," a clever ballad that sounds like it could've been a Lovett hit from his "She's No Lady" days. (Listen below.)

We caught up with Green to chat about the new music and putting its fate in someone else's hands.

How did "Girls From Texas" become a duet?
It was [producer/songwriter] Jon Randall's idea. He called me and said he had a song, so I listened in my car on my way home from the airport and I got these chills all over my body. The first thing I did when I got in the house was play it for my wife, and she's like, "Whoa, that's amazing!"

Lyle is just great in it. It was my first time in a studio with him, so that was a real treat. He's such a fun guy and such a talented musician.

Your voice sounds a little bit like Lovett's on the song, too.
I really was not trying to channel him as much as I was just trying to complement him. My voice is kind of like a chameleon…. Obviously I'll never sing Whitney Houston songs, but I just felt like that's what this song kind of dictated to me.

Sheryl Crow duets with you on "Right Now." What's the story behind it?
I wrote that with Chris Stapleton. I told him the story about my wife back when we were dating in college. I broke up with her on Valentine's Day. I'm the first one to say that I've made my mistakes in life! [Laughs] It took about two years to get back in her good graces and she finally took me back, but we needed that time when we dated other people. We never lost contact, and it obviously ended well!

Sheryl came in and captured such a beautiful side to "Right Now" on a harmony level. She took it from a good song to an, "Oh my God."

How did using your own band instead of studio musicians affect the mood and sound of the new album?
The difference is when you're working with studio guys, they work a lot faster and there's an emotional connection but its not nearly as deep as the emotional connection with the guys you spent half the year on the road with. You really want to listen for people's ideas, whether it's with your band or not, but it's easier to say, "Hey, that's not what I'm looking for" and move on [with studio musicians], whereas with guys in the band you have to tell them why. It's more intense, and it's much richer as far as getting in closer to the material.

 You're still looking for a record label to release Home. Are you like a kid waiting for Christmas when it comes to getting the new music out?
I don't really feel that way; I'm a patient fellow. I have learned to be a patient fellow, I should say, because I wasn't always. The album has been nearly finished for over a year and a half now, so I think the timing is… you have to give something to providence or God or whatever else you want to put it in that bucket. This is just what it's supposed to be.

 At what point in your career did you learn to stop listening to critics?
I think when Wave on Wave and Three Days, those two albums in particular, were starting to get really good response on radio and I was going out on big tours with acts like Kenny Chesney... At some point I had to realize that this is my career and everybody has an opinion and really, it's not their lives, it's mine. But I do think it's natural once you get more and more of a public persona under your belt, people just tend to have an opinion about you. But it's better than them not talking about you at all!

Your annual charity golf tournament at Pebble Beach raised a lot of money for the Pat Green Foundation this year. What kinds of causes does that help out?
A lot of it is for adoption. My brother's wife was an adopted baby, my guitar player has adopted children, my old fiddle player adopted a kid… it's just all around me. Adoption really helps people complete their family, which is such a special thing. We also give money to a foundation that helps kids with asthma. My brother, my wife and my daughter all have asthma, and it's not a very talked about condition. Some people can't even go outside… Our stated goal is to give to foundations that are underfunded or have a hard time raising funds. We're just trying to look out for the little guy.

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Maroon 5′s ‘Animals’ Video Slammed By Sexual Assault Support Group

Maroon 5's dark and bloody new video for "Animals" is being slammed as "dangerous" and called a "stalker's fantasy" by the sexual assault support group RAINN.

In the video, released on Monday, lead singer Adam Levine portrays a bespectacled butcher who, when he's not groping bloody animal carcasses in meat lockers, is stalking a woman (played by his real-life wife Behati Prinsloo). He follows her in the streets, breaks into her home and crawls into bed with her while she sleeps, unaware that he is next to her. Then his fantasy turns into a sexual blood bath.

"Maroon 5's video for "Animals" is a dangerous depiction of a stalker's fantasy — and no one should ever confuse the criminal act of stalking with romance," Katherine Hull Fliflet, RAINN's vice president of communications said in a statement on Wednesday. "The trivialization of these serious crimes, like stalking, should have no place in the entertainment industry."

And RAINN isn't alone in its disgust with the video. Numerous fans took to Twitter following the video's release to express outrage as well. But what's interesting is that "Animals" is the second single off of the band's most recent album "V," which was released at the end of August. If anyone was really listening to the song, perhaps they might have noticed that it pretty much mirrors the video, and tells the equally creepy story of a man who refuses to let go of a past relationship.

"Baby, I'm preying on you tonight / Hunt you down eat you alive," Levine sings. "Maybe you think that you can hide / I can smell your scent from miles / Just like animals."

And in another verse he sings, "Yeah, you can start over, you can run free / You can find other fish in the sea / You can pretend it's meant to be / But you can't stay away from me."

Obsessive lovers have always been a theme in pop music (The Police, Blondie and Maroon 5 -- again), but that doesn't make it any less creepy. And with shows like CBS' "Stalker" further trivializing serious problems, do we really need Adam Levine trying to make stalking look sexy?

Request for comment made to Maroon 5's rep was not immediately returned.

Survivors of sexual assault can contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1.800.656.HOPE and online at rainn.org.
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