Though summer’s technically not over, I think it’s time to take a look back at everything that happened these summer months. There was a LOT. What do you think was the most shocking? The most WTF? The best fashion moment? Let’s vote!
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September 3, 2013 at 3:52 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Good news, everyone: when Amanda Bynes tweeted “I love drake” a few days ago, it turns out that it wasn’t actually her doing the tweeting. This is good news because we’ve heard that since Bynes has been in a hospital for her mental health, she’s been making great progress, and this tweet would have been a step back. Someone, and I’m looking at her fake wanna-be publicist who tweeted that the cops showed up at Bynes’ apartment which prompted Jenny McCarthy to get involved, probably knew her password and logged in as her. What a dick person.
Ms. Bynes’ lawyer confirmed the story. From Daily News:
Amanda’s Twitter account has been hacked. She is at the UCLA Medical Center with no access to phones or computers.
And Bynes could be there as long as a year. I guess we can assume that for about a year, any tweets that should come from Bynes’ account are not actually from Bynes.
September 2, 2013 at 4:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Amanda Bynes has had one dramatic summer. After setting fire to a stranger’s driveway, Bynes got a court-ordered psychiatric hospital stay where she’s being treated for PTSD. She hasn’t tweeted since July 19 when she tweeted, “Drake is gorgeous.” Bynes has been tweeting about Drake a lot. The rapper finally talked about her tweets in an interview with XXL. Spoiler alert: he’s not thrilled.
Well…sorry, Drake. She’s back. Though she’s still undergoing mandatory psychiatric care, Bynes broke her twitter silence yesterday to tell us all via Twitter,
I love drake
Oh, Amanda. I really, really hope you’re getting better. This doesn’t seem very encouraging.
September 1, 2013 at 2:00 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Amanda Bynes is finally getting some much needed help, even though it was against her will. She has already “made significant improvements” but there’s still a long way to go. So with everything going on right now, it seems ridiculous to speculate about her sexuality, but you know how it is when a celeb is a major news story. People come out from under their rocks and spill everything they know — or made up — about said celeb. Radar is exclusively reporting that Ms. Bynes had “lesbian romps” in NYC. “Lesbian romps”? What is this, a pulp magazine?
According to a source close to the troubled actress, Amanda considers herself bisexual and held a months-long relationship with a female neighbor who lived in the same ritzy apartment complex she did.
“She didn’t really hide it or keep it a secret with those that were close to her, which wasn’t really a lot of people,” the insider said. “But she was sexually and romantically involved with a close female friend of hers. And a couple times she even had more than one woman in bed with her. But I don’t really even know if Amanda is sure of her sexuality. I think she was just a little lost and yearning for love and attention anywhere she could get it.
Okay, great. It’s even more clear now that the girl was grappling with a lot of things. Do you think these reports are in bad taste, or is any celeb/public figure no matter their situation considered fair game?
August 20, 2013 at 4:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
All’s been quiet on the Amanda Bynes front since she set that fire in that old woman’s driveway and was taken in on a 5150 psychiatric hold, where she will remain for at least the next three weeks or so, since doctors at the Hillman Psychiatric Center in Ventura County were successful in extending the hold for another 30 days as of last week.
Apparently, Amanda’s suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and is undergoing treatment for it, but there’s a long road ahead of her in order to get back to a functional place where she’s no longer a danger to herself or others.
From Fox 411:
“Amanda has made significant improvements, she is doing better than she was,” an insider told FOX411’s Pop Tarts column. “There are no drug problems involved, it’s all mental. She has deep anger and PTSD, which tripped a psychotic episode… She is very ill, but manageable. Amanda genuinely wants to get better and has wanted to get better for some time.”
We’re also told that Bynes agreed to stay for the extended 30 days the night before the court hearing, as her team expressed concern she may try to leave treatment sooner than what would be appropriate without the court’s involvement.
“She is easy to deal with at the moment and agreed to stay,” continued the insider. “While she is doing much better, Amanda needs to be monitored. She is on heavy anti-psychotic drugs and that requires constant medical observation. She wasn’t able to attend the hearing on Friday because at this point in treatment, she should not be moved.”
Aw, I’m really glad she wants to get better and seems to be on the road to doing so. She’s obviously fucked up and got involved with some messed up shit, but it’s hard to see anyone suffering the way she has – self-inflicted or not – and I hope she manages to confront her issues and tackle them so she can start to enjoy living her life again – even if that’s one OUTSIDE of Hollywood (which would probably just bring all the old issues right back again).
August 16, 2013 at 5:30 am by Jennifer
Amanda Bynes is still in a psychiatric hold and was unable to go to court today in her case of conservatorship. It’s probably for the best. The judge granted Bynes’ parents conservatorship — meaning, they’re going to be in charge of making legal, financial, and personal decisions for her — but unfortunately, it’s only a temporary conservatorship. More from TMZ:
Amanda was not in court, because doctors at the psychiatric hospital got a 1-month extension on her psych hold … because she’s “gravely disabled” with mental illness.
Amanda’s lawyer told the judge … she’s spoken with the actress several times and Amanda opposes the conservatorship, believing it’s not necessary.
The conservatorship not only covers Amanda’s personal well-being, it gives her mom the ability to manage her finances. Amanda’s $4 million savings have been rapidly depleted, though it’s unclear what she’s been spending money on. The judge cautioned the parents not to make any significant deals without consulting with Amanda’s lawyer.
The judge said he’d like to have some face-to-face time with Amanda, so he can make a firsthand evaluation.
The temporary conservatorship will last until Sept. 30. At that time the judge will hold a formal hearing on whether to make it permanent.
I can’t imagine what could change so drastically by September that she wouldn’t need her parents anymore, but who knows. Here’s hoping she gets better.