Amanda Bynes left rehab in December and – in what is probably a positive mood for her mental health and well-being – has managed to pretty much stay out of the spotlight since as she continues to recover. Fair play, but what’s she been doing? It seems we can’t leave the poor girl alone and just have to know how she’s spending her time, so People found out that she went on the Miracles Utah Fitness Retreat earlier this month for six hour-a-day workouts and some healthy meals in order to lose 5 lbs (which she did, apparently).
“She wanted to focus on her health and getting her body back in shape,” owner Austan Torson tells PEOPLE. “Her main goal was to lose 5 lbs. and she did.”
Way to go, Austan Torson – use a celebrity who comes to your facility for refuge to get some more publicity. Totally sound decision!
Here’s some more:
At the $3,250-a-week Utah center, Bynes joined a group of 15 others for daily cardio and core exercises, healthy meals and lectures on nutrition and health.
“She brought a lot of life to the program,” says Torson, adding that the actress got along with the others in her group. “She was really funny, fired up and open to anything.”
That included the strenuous day of snowshoeing in the cold. “She led the pack,” says Torson. “She was right in the front.”
Well, I’ll say this: I’m glad Amanda is expending her energy in a healthy way and doing things that are good for her – that’s really positive and good for her. I still think this Austan Torson guy’s an asshole, though.
January 24, 2014 at 11:00 am by Jennifer
Amanda Bynes is out of rehab now and hopefully headed for a better life but it unfortunately doesn’t erase past events. Thankfully, one of Bynes’s “victims” (to quote Radar Online) forgives her for her destruction. Her name is Bonnie Braate, and 4 months ago, Ms. Bynes set fire to her driveway for no apparent reason. Ms. Braate had this to say to Radar:
I just hope she got better. I’m glad she’s getting treated at home, people don’t get over drug addiction overnight. There’s nothing to be angry about, it doesn’t do you any good. I forgive her. I feel sorry for her that she got herself into that mind.
I’ve put it behind me and I don’t need it all dragging back up. I’ve put it behind me. I’m glad she got better, [but] I’m not sure what good [an apology] could do.
I suppose it [the fire] got her into treatment. And I was very fortunate that passersby saw her and it didn’t spread to my house or my neighbors house.
This lady’s got a great attitude.
Bynes appears to have moved back in with her parents. There’s been talk she’s applying to fashion schools. She was spotted shopping at Costco with her dad and mom (above). Paparazzi, PLEASE go easy on her. Jesus.
December 10, 2013 at 3:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Oddly enough, I just found myself sitting and wondering the other day, “Huh, I wonder how Amanda Bynes is doing!” Sad but true. Well, she must be doing a lot better than she was a few months ago, as she’s left rehab and was released into her mother’s care. From now on, she’s going to try and live a normal life and will probably even go back to school to learn about fashion design.
“Amanda and her entire family would like to thank everyone who’s contacted them with good thoughts and wishes for Amanda’s recovery,” says a statement from lawyer Tamar Arminak. “Amanda has completed her inpatient rehabilitation and she’s feeling better every day.”
Bynes, 27, had been forcibly hospitalized following a driveway-burning incident in July, but was eventually moved to a Malibu rehabilitation facility.
“She’s now looking at various colleges with the intention of majoring in fashion design,” the statement continues. “She’s mentioned before she’s interested in creating a clothing line.”
“Despite the fact Amanda is no longer in a facility, her outpatient treatment is continuing. She’s very happy to reestablish the loving relationship with her family that she once shared.”
As Bynes continues her recovery, her mother Lynn will remain in indefinite control over Bynes’s well-being and finances, Arminak confirmed.
Damn, so another Britney Spears situation all over again. I really hope that her mother is solid and isn’t going to use this opportunity to squander all of her money. I know judges must think they’re doing this for the star’s own safety and well-being, but I imagine it’ll be hard for Amanda to get back to any semblance of normality when she knows her parents are in control of everything she does and she’s got minimal chance of ever regaining her own autonomy. Really, really sad.
December 5, 2013 at 6:30 am by Jennifer
Ask.com put out their list of top ten most searched for celebs (of 2013), along with questions people searched for regarding the celeb. So who was number one? Justin Bieber?
Actually, The Beebs didn’t even make the list! Shocking!
Here’s the official list of the most searched for celebs, and their queries, from Ask via CBS News:
1. North West. Why is Kim and Kanye’s baby named North West?
2. Miley Cyrus. What did Miley Cyrus do at the VMAs?
3. Cory Monteith. How did Cory Monteith die?
4. Paula Deen. What did Paula Deen say?
5. Amanda Bynes. Why was Amanda Bynes arrested?
6. Lamar Odom. Is Lamar Odom on drugs?
7. Breaking Bad. When is the Breaking Bad series finale?
8. Reese Witherspoon. Where can I see Reese Witherspoon’s arrest?
9. Fifty Shades of Grey. Who will play Christian in Fifty Shades of Grey?
10. James Gandolfini. Did James Gandolfini die?
Are you surprised by the most searched for celebs? Who would be on your list? Which celebs are you most interested in?
November 29, 2013 at 5:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
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.