Amanda Bynes won’t be getting out of standing trial for her DUI case. Though earlier reports suggested her lawyer would fight against it, saying she wasn’t mentally competent, that didn’t seem to fly, because Ms. Bynes will indeed be present. Here’s more from TMZ:
Amanda’s case was in Mental Health Court this AM, and the judge read the court-ordered medical evaluation of the actress, and determined she is now competent to face the DUI charges.
Amanda’s lawyer, Rich Hutton, did not object to the findings so the criminal case — which was put on hold — will now go forward.
Also, good news, “sources say the ruling will have NO impact on her conservatorship.” That’s good news because Bynes really needs to be under the care of someone else, preferably her parents.
November 21, 2013 at 5:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
We asked you to vote on the biggest events of the summer and here are your results!
You voted Cory Monteith’s death the most shocking.
Your Biggest WTF of the summer was Robin Thicke and Miley Cyrus’ MTV VMA disaster.
Best celeb fight was Amanda Bynes vs. everyone on Twitter.
Best fashion moment was Kim Kardashian’s terrible MET Gala Dress:
The majority of you are NOT excited about the return of Lady Gaga.
Thanks for participating! Hopefully we have much to look forward to, gasp at, and gossip about this fall.
October 4, 2013 at 4:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
Amanda Bynes was recently transferred to a rehab facility to cope with her mental illnesses. And her mom has something to say. Ms. Bynes’ twitter account was recently hacked, so between that and a lot of misinformation circulating, it seems that Bynes’ mom felt the need to release a statement on her daughter’s well-being. From ABC News:
… almost 99 percent of the things written about my daughter in various media outlets are false or misleading. Please know that neither myself or other family members have ever released any information regarding her treatment or diagnosis. We truly believe in keeping our daughter’s situation private for now.
I guess from now on we won’t say anything about Bynes unless we’re 100% sure it’s verified. It’s what we’ve tried to do, but now we know that “almost 99%” of info is false, and that’s a huge percentage.
I really hope Amanda comes out of this on the other side a brighter, more functional, happier person.
October 3, 2013 at 5:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
Amanda Bynes‘ downward spiral is still so surprising to me. I’m glad she’s finally getting help. Unfortunately she’s nowhere near ready to being a fully-functioning adult. Her lawyer is saying that she doesn’t have the “mental capacity” to stand trial on her DUI case (Bynes was arrested for driving under the influence in 2012). From TMZ:
Amanda was supposed to appear in court today for her DUI arrest in West Hollywood back in April, 2012. Amanda’s lawyer, Rich Hutton, told the judge Amanda did not have the mental capacity to understand the nature of the legal proceedings.
The judge apparently had concern … and transferred the matter to the mental health court. The judge in that court will conduct a hearing to determine Amanda’s mental competency.
Honestly, it’s not surprising. She’s proven over the past year, if not more, that she’s not mentally well. Interesting though that in May her same lawyer said she was “totally fine.” In all fairness, a lot has happened since May that could have changed his mind. Like when Bynes set an old woman’s driveway on fire.
September 25, 2013 at 4:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
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!
In case you need a refresher, here are some links to these stories: (more…)
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.