You Guys, I’m Starting To Get Seriously Worried About Amanda Bynes

You know that moment when you realize the person you’ve been making fun of is actually really suffering and you feel like a total shit for not noticing until now? Well that happened to me last week, when the rumors started flying about Amanda Bynes‘ erratic behavior in her gym classes and the fact that she was reportedly talking to inanimate objects. I realized that the last person who was behaving like this was Britney Spears, back in 2007. You know, right before she shaved her head and we all felt like assholes for assuming she was fine the whole time even though in hindsight it was super clear that she wasn’t? Yeah, that time.

Well that same downward spiral totally super-duper seems to be happening to Miss Bynes right now. This week alone, it’s been announced that she’s been dropped by her publicist, agent, and lawyer, barricaded herself inside a dressing room for upwards of two hours, been kicked out of a spin class at her gym for erratic behavior, and been charged with driving on a suspended license. Twice. So yeah, it’s been a big week. I was gonna say that it was time for someone to seriously step in and take control of this situation, but from what I”m reading, there isn’t really anyone around who can do that.

According to TMZ, her friends are pissed that her family isn’t doing anything to help her. They feel like they’ve done all they can do, and someone more intimate with Amanda — like her parents — needs to take responsibility. But actually, I’m a little nervous to say that it sounds like they’re doing their best…and it’s just not working. Apparently with everything that’s been going on, Amanda’s parents recently moved from Texas to California to be closer to their daughter and see if they could help out. But unfortunately, Amanda’s been systematically cutting people out of her life, and her family is no exception. She gradually stopped communicating with her mom, dad, sister, and brother, and has now stopped responding completely.

Honestly, what the hell happened a year ago that made Amanda suddenly switch into this different person? Was it drug related, or a mental imbalance? Did she have a really bad break-up that she hasn’t recovered from? I don’t know, but I sincerely hope she lets someone in her life help her before something really serious happens.

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But it’s only gotten worse with another week of news

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    • D. Martin

      Is there a pattern here? Winona Ryder (erratic behavior and shop lifting), Britney Spears (erratic behavior, violent outbursts, shaving head, etc) and now Amanda Bynes. The one thing they all have in common is that they were child stars entering into adulthood. It seems that when they lag time — in between projects — IDK — they lose it somehow? I think someone really needs to force the issue. Perhaps Amanda’s parents need to contact Britney’s parents to determine what to do. Britney had cut off her parents too and then they took action. It sounds like that’s the next step for Amanda’s parents too.

    • Irish Girl

      Yeah, I think something is seriously wrong here. I don’t think this is Hollywood brattery.

      • lizzy

        I agree, and I recall another article here mentioning she started this extreme downward spiral around March, can’t help but wonder what pushed this girl over the edge. Hope she gets some serious support soon.

      • abbeysbooks

        Her career. It isn’t going anywhere. What does she do now?

      • northGAgirl

        A couple of years ago I think she ‘retired’ from acting…no idea.

      • abbeysbooks

        Not retired, just no parts offered. they used up her youthful beauty and threw her away like an old doll. This is what they do. This is what they will do to Rob if he doesn’t get rid of Nick Frenkel.

      • Aitch Slavic

        I really did think you were talking about Winona before I saw where the comments was. !

      • abbeysbooks

        They did to it to Winona. A big star kaput. It shows their power. Keeps the rest of them on their toes. Obedient.

      • Aitch Slavic

        yeah they did. No reason Winona should not have the artistic and career longevity of say a Cameron Diaz.

      • northGAgirl

        I agree, this girl is having a meltdown and it’s all over the news. On my worse days (which don’t consist of locking myself in a dressing room for 2 hours) if my actions were aired out all over the hollywood websites I’d be hysterical. I really hope she gets some help soon.