The struggles of former child actress, Amanda Bynes, have been well-documented. She had numerous brushes with the law, including repeated drunk driving and other drug and alcohol-related charges, reported shoplifting attempts, and even more bizarre behavior — such as setting fire to her pants and dousing her dog with gasoline in the driveway of an elderly neighbor.
In 2013, her struggles culminated in guardianship/conservatorship proceedings in California, giving her parents the right to make decisions for her as her conservators. Amanda lived with her parents for the year, and seemed to be doing much better — enrolling in fashion school and avoiding both drugs and legal problems.
After the first year of conservatorship, her parents elected to let the proceedings terminate, restoring Amanda Bynes’s rights to make her own decisions. They reportedly felt that she had been misdiagnosed with schizophrenia, and her problems instead stemmed from her use of marijuana. Feeling the drug problems were behind her, Amanda’s parents decided to treat her as an adult and let her live Read more...
For months, Amanda Bynes has been like a runaway train charging out-of-control down the tracks. Multiple arrests … bizarre behavior … friends begging for someone to help her. Many people feared a dramatic crash and fiery explosion.
A much smaller fire may have paved the way for her to get the help she obviously needs. This week it was reported by multiple outlets, such as the New York Daily News, that Amanda Bynes set her pants on fire and accidentally doused her pet Pomeranian with gasoline in the driveway of an unsuspecting elderly woman. She reportedly fled the scene, tried to wash the dog off at a convenience store, and fled again. Bynes was picked up by authorities, who had her committed to a 72-hour psychiatric hospitalization.
This latest incident has given her parents the impetus to file for conservatorship over her. They filed earlier this week, and had their first court hearing Friday morning.
Many people think it’s about time. But filing for guardianship or conservatorship over a Read more...
Amanda Bynes came into the public eye as one of Nickelodeon’s sweethearts. Now friends and colleagues are so worried about her recent erratic behavior that they have been begging for police intervention. Her former publicist, Jonathan Jaxson, tweeted: “I just spoke to @AmandaBynes and she is soooo messed up on drugs and please @NY POLICE find her and help her! I don’t know her address!”
Jenny McCarthy then tweeted, “Police are at @AmandaBynes house. I hope they get her help. Enough of this circus. She needs help.”
Just over a year ago, Amanda Bynes started down a path that many probably could not foresee. It started with being charged with driving under the influence last year after she hit a police car when she was talking on her cell phone. After that, she was charged with two more hit and run accidents, which were later dismissed. Since then, her behavior has seemed to get more bizarre and erratic by the month.
More recently, she tweeted to R&B/hip-hop artist Drake Read more...