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Amanda Bynes wants to be a psychologist

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Amanda Bynes recently got herself released from a mental health facility and despite exhibiting behaviour that pretty much proves she’s in need of serious professional help, she’s managed to sort of, kind of get it together a bit and hasn’t set anyone’s driveway on fire or threatened to kill her dad again recently. In fact, she’s doing so well that she apparently wants to go back to school… to study psychology.

Amanda Bynes has her sights set on USC and the psychology department … but this time not as a patient.

Amanda took a VIP tour of the campus Wednesday and we’re told she told the folks with whom she interacted she wanted to enroll in the school as a psych major.

It makes sense … Amanda has had more than her share of interactions with shrinks over the last two years. A staffer from the admissions department told TMZ … the school does not hold mental illness against any applicant … if they’re qualified and able to engage in studies, that’s all that matters.

As for her tour … several students saw her on the golf cart tooling around campus with headphones, singing “Roar” by Katy Perry.

A USC staffer tells us the earliest she could be admitted is next Fall.

I mean, I want to have high hopes for Amanda. I want to believe that she’s on her meds and stabilized and doing better, but when you’ve got as many issues as she does, it’s unpredictable and NEVER guaranteed to last. Don’t forget, the last time she got out of the mental health facility, she went back to school to study fashion design and then lost it again. I feel like she won’t ever make it into this USC program (or she probably wouldn’t be admitted), but who knows. Maybe it will work out for her, and I hope it does.

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Amanda Bynes posted a new selfie on Twitter

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Amanda Bynes has been keeping it pretty low key lately (or at least the past few weeks), it seems – at least as far as the media attention goes – and hopefully that’s a sign that she’s doing better. Unfortunately, with mental illness, it’s a life-long struggle that you don’t just wake up one day completely recovered from – it doesn’t work like that. However, now she’s posted a new selfie in which she is looking lucid (and fashionable?) and hopefully it’s a sign that she’s on her meds and doing well.

Here’s the big part of this story, though, for me. US Weekly posted this photo with the caption, “Get it, girl! Amanda Bynes appears healthy, slim in new photo!” Uh… yes, she does appear slim, as she has battled with a severe eating disorder for many years. Who in the hell thinks that’s in good taste? This kind of publicity is exactly what reenforces this disordered behaviour. Like, what?

Anyway, I hope Amanda IS feeling healthier and on the path to a bit more normalcy, to say the least.

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Amanda Bynes is sorry you found out about her wanting to murder her dad

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Look, I know Amanda Bynes is seriously mentally ill and in need of real, sustained help, but this is a celebrity gossip site and she is a celebrity. We’re reporting on it, okay? Okay. Last weekend her roommates released some audio recording of Amanda fantasizing about how she wants to kill her dad, and that made it clearer than ever that the girl is not only a danger to others, but to herself, as well. Things have finally gone too far for Amanda, and she’s decided to release a statement (to Access Hollywood, of all places) on the recordings.

“I’m sorry I trusted people who clearly were not my friends and capitalized on my illness. I am doing my best to get better. I am truly sorry for the statements I made. I am sorry for any pain I caused my family and others,” Amanda said in a statement released to Access by her attorney, David Esquibias.

“I am thankful for everyone’s patience and understanding. I never expected others to take advantage and profit from my condition. I’m disappointed with those who lulled me into a false sense of security only to find out they really are only interested in selling my privacy to the media.”

I mean, obviously these “friends” she was staying with are scumbags and she should get away from them (and into a mental health facility, but that’s neither here nor there), but also… she clearly was talking about hurting her family. While she later tweeted that she was “joking” (no doubt on the advice of her attorney), sorry… no one jokes about that. Especially not when they have a publicly acrimonious relationship with their parents. Someone get her some help soon, seriously.

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Amanda Bynes On Her Father: “I Haven’t Decided How I’d Want To Murder Him”

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Amanda Bynes is not improving. Things just keep getting worse and worse for the troubled actress. Where we last left off in the Bynes Saga, Ms. Bynes’ parents had given up trying to get back conservatorship, and had moved on. Unfortunately, more troubles are going to follow them, as audio leaked of apparently Amanda Bynes describing how she’d kill her parents. It’s really sad. “Nothing would give me greater pleasure than, like, slitting his throat,” Bynes said, of her father. More, from TMZ:

Amanda Bynes dreams of murdering her dad, slitting her mom’s wrists and burning her house down, and she attacks a friend, telling him, “You’re so gay it hurts my feelings” … and it’s all on tape.

The audio was recorded a week ago by one of Amanda’s West Hollywood roommates as they drove. It’s the first time we’ve been able to hear Amanda’s ramblings when she goes off the rails.

The first audio is tirade against her parents, wishing them dead. The second audio is a rant that ends with a homophobic attack.

Members of Amanda’s family tell TMZ … they wanted us to post the audio … which could be a wake-up call for medical professionals to intervene and get her help.

Since they want us to share the audio, here it is. The first clip is her attack on her parents; the second is an attack on her roommates (those pour souls):

God, I feel so awful for her parents in all this. It’s gotta break their hearts. I can’t imagine what it must be like to hear your own daughter say such terrible things about you. But at least they know she’s not well, and it’s coming from an unhealthy place. If only Bynes wanted to get well. It doesn’t seem like she does.

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Amanda Bynes, Bartender?

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Amanda Bynes has been having some troubles lately, both mentally and financially. One man is willing to help her out with the latter, by offering her a job as a bartender. Uh, can we say, “worst idea ever”? Here’s the story, from TMZ:

Chad Weiner, the managing partner of State Social House in West Hollywood, tells TMZ … he’s got an apron and a bottle opener with Amanda’s name on it … all she needs to do is say yes.

TMZ broke the story … Amanda wants to live a “normal life,” and make some money — and she thinks bartending is the way to go.

Chad says his spot on the Strip is perfect for Amanda, since his staff knows her and would love to teach her the ropes. As for her schizophrenia … Chad has a pay it forward attitude — telling us he’d like to give Amanda a second chance, because he once got one when he was battling substance abuse.

Okay, look, I really do appreciate the sentiment here — the one of giving people second chances. But a bar is the last place Bynes needs to be. She can’t work at a bar, that’s like giving BoJack Horseman a job at a bar. And if you’re not watching BoJack Horseman, I suggest you start now, immediately. I think before Bynes needs a job, she needs a lot more mental stability in her life, and unfortunately, with the conservatorship fumbles, it looks like that won’t be happening any time soon. What a mess. This poor girl.

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Amanda Bynes’ parents giving up conservatorship and moving

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Amanda Bynes‘ parents have had a task and a half over the past several years. Not only has their daughter gone completely and utterly off the rails, but she’s refusing to take her prescribed medication for her various mental health issues (well, she’s on the pills at the moment, but will no doubt stop taking them again soon enough) and has even gone so far as to accuse her father of sexually molesting her for years. They’re her parents and they love her so they want to help, but they’ve had enough. Apparently, they’re giving up their conservatorship over Amanda’s money and saying a big “Fuck it!” and moving to Texas.

From TMZ:

The parents of Amanda Bynes are throwing in the towel … they’ll file legal docs in the next few days handing over the conservatorship over their daughter to someone else, and then they’re moving to Texas … TMZ has learned.
Sources familiar with the case tell TMZ … Amanda will now be under the thumb of a mental health professional who specializes in handling people with severe mental illnesses. Her parents will ask the judge to transfer conservatorship powers to that person.

We’re also told the parents have made arrangements to transfer power over financial matters to another person … presumably a money manager.

The parents are leaving California and will move to Texas to be near their older daughter.

Both parents are saying they know they’ve struck out with Amanda and don’t have what it takes to effectively control her. They’re hoping once someone else controls Amanda’s finances, she’ll stop lashing out at them and they can have a relationship … even though it will be long distance.

It’s sad, really, but I sort of understand where they’re coming from. We only know what we’ve heard that’s been reported in the media, which isn’t even 5% of what her parents have probably dealt with over the past decade. Unfortunately, I doubt anyone will be able to effectively control her. But if they have control of her money, this situation could end up with Amanda broke and on the streets and someone else having preyed on a mentally ill woman and making off with her money. I know that seems a bit dire, but…

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Amanda Bynes isn’t getting her money just yet

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Amanda Bynes somehow managed to convince an officer at the mental health facility where she was on her 5150 hold to let her go free early, but that doesn’t mean she’s completely off the hook. Her parents still have a conservatorship over her money and while Amanda has tried to fight that, a judge isn’t having it and won’t give her full access to her funds.

From People:

On Friday, the actress sent a lawyer, Art Santiago, to appear in court on her behalf to contest a temporary conservatorship placed by a judge earlier this month that gives her mother control over her medical and financial decisions until at least February next year.

With both of Bynes’ parents, Rick and Lynn, present in the courtroom, the judge ruled that Santiago could not legally represent the star because he is not her court-appointed attorney, thus striking out her bid for legal and financial freedom.

Saying he’s been in contact with Bynes for the past two weeks, Santiago told the judge he “convinced her to voluntarily take her medication” and has been “following her progress.”

“I’ve been dealing with her for the past two weeks and believe I’m the only one she can trust,” Santiago added.

Frankly, I don’t know how the girl has any money left given her proclivities for drugs and buying strangers jewelry that costs thousands of dollars (and God knows what else). Oh, well. This is one smart decision that’s been made in this sad case.

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