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.
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.