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Amanda Bynes went crazy and clawed a fan in NYC

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Amanda Bynes is currently off her meds and haunting New York City with her bizarre behaviour, and it seems things took an even stranger (and violent) turn on Monday night at an event held at the Gilded Lily nightclub in Chelsea, where she apparently went crazy on a fan who got too close.

From TMZ:

Multiple sources tell TMZ … Amanda showed up by herself to an event at the Gilded Lily nightclub Monday night in Chelsea. We’re told she was dancing alone, wearing sunglasses and keeping to herself … until random people started taking photos.

At first, Amanda was just yelling at the fans … but we’re told she finally snapped on one woman who claims Bynes spun toward her violently, scratching her neck and arms. Despite the alleged attack … the woman tells us she’s still a fan and doesn’t plan to press charges.

There are pictures of the fan’s injuries at the source, and they are pretty visible. No idea what the hell made her go violent, but if she’s losing it like that on a fan and she’s still walking around unmedicated, it’s only a matter of time before someone gets more seriously hurt, I feel. Countdown to her next 5150 hold starts now…

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Amanda Bynes Hits NYC Acting Strangely

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Poor Amanda Bynes. It looks like this is just the beginning of a whole new downfall. The actress was spotted in NYC with a huge bandage on her face (above), and was acting strangely. Here’s what TMZ is reporting:

Amanda Bynes puffed a Camel cigarette on the streets of NYC Friday evening … then rolled into the Cartier store wearing sweatpants … and the situation continues to be desperate with no happy resolution.

Bynes — sporting a bandage under her eye — walked around the Upper East Side Friday before hitting up the fancy jewelry store.

Doesn’t look like she bought anything … as she left the store, undercover.

We spoke with multiple people who saw Amanda in Union Square last night as well … and they say she seemed very paranoid. They also tells us she was speaking to inanimate objects like a tree.

Damn. :( This is not good. I think what upsets me the most is the report that she was talking to a tree. Anything else, the bandage on her face, the shopping, that’s all whatever — it can be summed up as no big deal, but talking to trees seems like kind of a big deal, honestly.

I guess no one can help her unless she poses a threat to her safety or the safety of others, and it’s a shame it has to come to that point. I really, really hope this works out for the best, but to be honest, I just don’t see that happening. Do you guys?

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Amanda Bynes got kicked out of fashion school

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Oh, dear. I think we’re all feeling a bit of deja-vu these days with Amanda Bynes, who seems to be back on the path to total meltdown. She got arrested earlier this week for another DUI, but it seems her troubles go far beyond that. As in, she also got kicked out of fashion school for smoking weed and exhibiting “bizarre behaviour” and since her parents think she is fine and doesn’t have any mental illness, they won’t get their conservatorship back and basically something really bad is probably going to happen.

From TMZ:

Amanda Bynes was out of control at her fashion school … showing up high and offering fellow students money to do her homework … and we’re told it got so bad she was kicked out.

Several classmates at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Irvine say Amanda has shown big signs of trouble for a while … and various people have told us she often went to class high on weed.

Student Rachel Loritz tells TMZ …  Amanda often ditched classes … but even when she showed up, she was clearly high, and not good at hiding it … she almost always wore sunglasses and laughed out loud at inappropriate times.

We’re told the pendulum would often swing and she would then get in “horrendous arguments.” Rachel says … Amanda paid fellow students to do her homework .. and some took her up on it. Rachel says she rejected Amanda’s offer.

We’re told Amanda was caught cheating off someone during a test … and when she was called out she threw a fit. Multiple sources tell us Amanda was kicked out of the school last month.

Aw, man. What the hell, Amanda? Like I said yesterday, I’m sort of out of words in this situation. Her parents refuse to believe she has an issue and therefore can’t (and won’t) help her, Amanda herself is going off the rails again and is off her meds… this is just a bad situation all around and either she’s going to get 5150′d again soon (which apparently, according to another TMZ article, authorities are ready to do as soon as it becomes necessary) or even worse. It’s a shame for her – especially since she has no one around to help her since she clearly can’t help herself.

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Amanda Bynes arrested for DUI

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Aw man, this post is a bummer. I was really hoping I was never going to have to report anything like this again, but here we are… Amanda Bynes has been arrested for driving under the influence, and as you’ll recall, it’s not the first time. Of course, she seemed to have come a long way since then, having been to rehab and receiving some serious psychological help. We all thought she was getting her life together, but it looks like things aren’t going as well as they seem.

From TMZ:

Amanda Bynes was under the influence of Adderall when she was arrested for DUI … sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ … but her problems go much deeper than a criminal case.

We’ve learned the Adderall was prescribed by a doctor and she had taken the drug before getting stopped in Van Nuys Sunday and failing multiple field sobriety tests.  She was arrested for DUI.

Adderall is a stimulant and we’re told Amanda was “out of it” when she was stopped.

Fact is … it’s no defense to DUI that the drug in question was prescribed — it’s still operating a vehicle while impaired.  But Amanda now faces a probation violation — she’s on probation for reckless driving — and the fact that the drug was prescribed may help her there.

The deeper problem is this … As TMZ first reported, Amanda has moved out of her parents house and is now living in Orange County.   We’re told she’s smoking a lot of weed and is off her anti-psychotic meds for Schizophrenia and bipolarity.

Amanda’s conservatorship ended earlier this month and we’re told her parents saw no need to extend it because they believe she’s better now, but everyone else in her life feels it was a horrible mistake to let the conservatorship lapse and they fear for Amanda.

Yeah, well regardless of whether or not the Adderall was prescribed, she should never be on a dosage that makes her “out of it” – it should help even her out, if it’s actually the right medication for her. So either she’s abusing the drug, which is likely given her history, or she’s mixed it with something else, which is also likely. And look, no one’s saying there’s an issue with smoking a little weed. But when you have serious psychiatric issues AND addiction issues, it’s a terrible idea. I was really rooting for her! Hopefully somehow she can be pulled together yet again – only this time she’ll stay this way. She only got her license back earlier this year, remember.

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Here’s Amanda Bynes With Her Sister

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Forgive me, but I am still fascinated by Amanda Bynes and everything she tweets now that her life is finally coming back together. She tweeted the above photo of her with her sister, Jillian, with the caption, “Me and my beautiful sister @jilly_joyce”.

It wasn’t long ago that Ms. Bynes was tearing down her family so I’m happy to see her embrace them. In the past, she’s called them all ugly, sister included. So if she’s happy now, I’m happy.

According to Us, Jillian is 31 and is very supportive of her younger sister.

Are you guys as amazed by Amanda Bynes’s transformation as I am, or are you over it?

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Amanda Bynes is allowed to drive again

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Amanda Bynes had her driver’s license revoked sometime in the last couple of years in the midst of all the trouble she was having, but things are on the upswing as she’s got it back and now she can hit the road again!

From People:

In another sign she’s on the road to recovery, Amanda Bynes is legally allowed to drive again, DMV records show.

Bynes, 28, whose license was suspended after two hit-and-run charges and a DUI arrest in 2012, was spotted driving a black BMW with her father last Sunday around Los Angeles.

Two weeks ago, Bynes’s attorney Tamar Arminak said the actress-turned-fashion-student is currently free of any medication, although she remains in outpatient treatment.

Glad to hear she’s taking another step forward, for sure. She’s off her meds, though, so let’s hope she stays on that path and keeps getting better!

Amanda Bynes is off her medication

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Oh man, this isn’t very good. Getting treatment for her mental health disorders was Amanda Bynes‘ saving grace, and now it seems like all that progress may just go down the tubes because her mother has taken her off ALL of her medication and her lawyer is claiming she was never schizophrenic at all.

First, here’s her lawyer Tamark Arminak’s statement:

“There has been much speculation about Amanda’s medical condition. She has remained silent because she believed it was best to keep her mental health diagnosis private.”

“However, she asked me to dispel certain rumors. For the record, Amanda does not have schizophrenia, nor has she ever been diagnosed with it. Amanda currently is on zero medication. She’s devoted to living her life as healthy as possible. She’s never had a history of abusing alcohol or hard drugs, and she’s proud to say she’s been marijuana-free for the past nine months.”

Oh man. Denial ain’t just a river in Egypt, as they say. Amanda’s mother, Lynn, even claims that literally EVERYTHING that happened to Amanda before going into treatment was the result of her smoking too much weed. Because, you know, being a stoner makes you want to soak your dog in gasoline, start fires in random people’s driveways, etc.

And, as TMZ points out:

– Amanda was placed on an LPS Hold last year after a judge heard evidence in the psychiatric hospital where she was being held.  According to California law, someone can be placed on an LPS Hold only when the person remains “gravely disabled as the result of a mental disorder or impairment by chronic alcoholism.”  As we reported, doctors presented evidence of grave mental illness.

– Amanda’s mom won a temporary conservatorship after a court-appointed investigator determined Amanda was severely mentally ill.  The judge granted the conservatorship order not too long after Amanda soaked her dog in gasoline and almost lit it on fire.

– Amanda’s lawyers in both California and New York won delays in her criminal cases based on mental illness.

– Sources directly connected to Amanda and her treatment tell TMZ Amanda was given a complex Rx cocktail in a Ventura County psych hospital specifically for Schizophrenia.

– Amanda spent weeks at the UCLA psych ward and at times was so incoherent she had to be restrained.  Amanda left after she became freaked out by other patients.

– Sources tell us, during Amanda’s stay at a Ventura County psych hospital, she would tell doctors about the “Bad Amanda” and mimicked an exorcism and began biting herself.

Dear God. It’s pretty clear that Amanda does indeed suffer from mental illness, and there’s nothing to be ashamed about there. She didn’t ask for it and it’s not her fault. However, it IS rather serious and she needs to be on medication unless the people around her down value her life (or perhaps their own, if it went far enough). Really, really sad to see this happening. I had such high hopes for her (and still do)!

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