Saturday, April 07, 2012

Lets Talk Amanda Bynes


Yesterday all I had time to do was Tweet about Amanda Bynes' arrest for DUI. I didn't have time to comment on her pink hair which is a sure sign you are in for a hard fall. You should never be driving when you are drunk, but lets say you do. Lets say you risk it. Don't you think that while you are passing a police car, you should take extra care not to hit said police car. Actually what you should do is wait it out until the police car moves. Amanda hit the car and the next thing you now she was in jail and now all the stories she has kept hidden are going to start flying out of the woodwork like crazy. Everyone is going to find out why she has not been working and why she has been acting crazy and why on earth she did the whole pink hair thing.

72 comments:

EmEyeKay said...

But we already know, so we're ahead of the game!

hunter said...

Uhhhh... so there is a "reason?"

it took forever said...

Why do i get the feeling there is much more to this story?

nolachickee said...

The first thought I had when I read this sad tale yesterday was what would happen if I got into my car drunk and hit a police car here in NOLA.

Here would be the two extreme (but could happen, I'm afraid) reactions of the cops. In Scenario A, they too would be drinking, and would laugh off my my mistake and offer me a beer. In Scenario B, they would just shoot me.

If you think I'm being an asshole with Scenario B, then you haven't been keeping up with our local news.

hunter said...

Wow, I have NOT been keeping up with NoLa news, Florida has been keeping the channels so busy...

Cancan said...

Did she have pink hair so she could be an impersonator escort? E.g., Katy Perry, Gwen Stefani?

doremind said...

cancan i never thought of that.. but i like that idea

surfer said...

Diana Jenkins. That's all I have to say.

beth said...

There was a story about her on hollywood backwash like a year ago that basically predicted this:

"Amanda Bynes announced over the weekend that she was retiring from the acting industry at 24 years-old. Her reasoning was she was not having fun anymore and she doesn’t do things she doesn’t enjoy. But according to The Daily Beast…it might be more of a ‘the industry doesn’t want her anymore’ thing more than ‘she doesn’t want to act anymore’ thing.

Amanda has struggled to make the cross0ver from Nickelodeon child star to adult actor. Despite having a few decent roles in some mediocre movies… What A Girl Wants, Hairspray….world on the street is that her diva like behavior has caused Hollywood to all but shun her for any adult role. No one has yet to utter the words “meltdown” or “drug addiction” but there has got to be something behind her erratic behavior.

She was fired this spring from the Farrelly brothers’ film Hall Pass, according to a person familiar with the project. That seems to have coincided with a break within her that Bynes is now enacting in public. Her Twitter feed has become a place for what seems like compulsive oversharing, not just about retiring, but other random topics as well—for example, her interest in trying magic mushrooms and her sexual attraction to black men. (She has been linked on and off with rapper Kid Cudi, and has tweeted about him obliquely for months.)

Though sources say her CAA agents had a please-get-help talk with her this year, Bynes has so far resisted. And her parents, whom she has supported for years, have not been able to get the actress back on track. Her friends are concerned about her behavior.

Meanwhile, rumors began to surface that Bynes could be “difficult.” In 2007, she was invited to the Turks and Caicos Film Festival, where she was being honored with a rising star award. And things reportedly didn’t go well.

Shortly after the festival was done, a nasty item appeared on the New York Post’s Page Six alleging that for the event, Bynes demanded two first-class plane tickets, two double hotel suites, and then “failed” to show up at any of the scheduled events she’d committed to. “I literally didn’t see her for days after she arrived at the hotel,” an “organizer” told the gossip column. “Everyone was wondering where she was. She was off jet-skiing, treating it like a vacation.”"

keks said...

Didn't even recognize her in the mugshot, she looks puffier than usual.

NernersHuman said...

Well, whatever "reasons" Enty is implying it would seem that Amanda has a not so subconscious desire for them to come out, considering she sideswiped a cop car.

disenchanted said...

Ugh what is with this chick. She is actually talented and used to be cute.

I remember around the time of What a Girl Wants I read where she said she wanted to be known for her talent and not her appearance. Then she promptly bought a closetful of bandage dresses, bleached her hair, and set her makeup gun to "Tammy Faye".

That's a shame. Cue her being photographed sprawled on the sidewalk with Lindsay in 3..2..1.

beth said...

This is also interesting from The Daily Beast:

"One source said Bynes had acted strangely during the filming—paranoid and fearful. Star Owen Wilson and the Farrellys wanted Bynes to continue in the film if she could get a hold of herself, but nothing changed—the co-directors, the source said, kept the cameras running in between takes to show Bynes' odd behavior in case anyone from her camp decided to sue. After she was fired, she tweeted, “FYI I am NOT in Atlanta doing a cameo in Hall Pass like people think!! I was, but I left because of scheduling conflicts!!! It’s a huge cast and I was going to do a little part but it didn’t work out timing wise!! I have NO idea why people think I’m there filming!”"

EmEyeKay said...

Interesting how yesterday she's arrested and the same day, someone shows back up around here. Is it a coincidence?

Oh, how I love the intrigue! ;)

donner said...

this chick sounds like Lindsay with this bad attitude and 'me me me' behaviour. Why can't they both just go away? Hollywood wouldn't miss either of them.

beth said...

@EmEyeKay Who are you talking about?

hunter said...

Oooo, EmEyeKay, interesting observation - AND he showed up on a post about sexual abuse for what it's worth.

Nellie said...

EmEyeKay - oohhh what now?

Nosey Parker said...

@beth - Thanks for the info!

msgirl said...

Hmmm showed up yesterday, that's what is being talked about.

Oh dear. Maybe she was the Nickleodeon star who was abused and got pregnant from that VIP?

Whatever it is, I'm sure it involves abuse.

califblondy said...

I think that mug shot says it all.

I hope she straightens the hell up, but sadly I'm not optimistic.

EmEyeKay said...

@hunter, I didn't think of that! You're right.

Momster said...

disenchanted said "set her makeup gun to "Tammy Faye"."

That made me LOL.

EmEyeKay said...

@Beth @Nellie - Himmmm with a capital H.

FS said...

If I had all kinds of time, I would start going back through some blinds to see if she fits. I hope she gets it together, but this Hollywood so she is probably a lost cause.

Moosefan said...

First the snark-Girl, you are looking like a Muppet.
Now the real-Girl, you selfish spoiled, entitled stupid simple acting bitch. You got behind the wheel drunk. You could have gotten a cab, but nope, you chose to get behind the wheel. You ass got a second chance somehow, because you hit a police car and not a family or a group of friends, or someone going to or coming home from work and ruining their life. Take responsibility for your actions. Don't go blaming people because you were simple.

shakey said...

I guess if a young girl has been used and abused by producers, etc., it's bound to affect her.

DontRainOnMyPrada said...

Don't kid yourselves. Nothing is going to "come out" other than that Amanda Bynes is another child star casualty. The root cause will remain under wraps. :(

FS said...

Nice of "himmmm" to "come back" (I think he's just been lurking) but I have no reason to believe he is the person so many others think. But I like his writing and his comments so I'm always happy to see him.

Wonder what happened to the who is himmm tumblr. That was very interesting reading. Shame it's gone.

Lady Chatterly said...

Thank you Don'tRainOnMyPrada.

Amanda M. said...

Sooo, isn't it interesting how Ms. Bynes has suddenly taken a turn since this whole Diana Jenkins thing was blasted?

Clair said...

Research Time! I am not going to go back and find the blinds but remember how there was a producer of teen shows? Like it was one of the more disgusting blinds (even though the past two weeks have been really nasty).

WELL if you look up the producers of shows Amanda Bynes has been on as a teen you'll find Brian Robbins - was a teen actor himself in Head of the Class, but is not the same as the Head of the Class alum who is the Nick producer of iCarly etc (Dan Schneider, he was the big guy on Class, Brian Robbins was the one in a leather jacket.) ANYWAYS Robbins was a producer on All That, The Amanda Show, and What I Like About You AND producer on Sonny With a Chance staring Demi Lovato.

He seems to have produced often with Michael Tollin, but Michael Tollin did not produce Sonny With A Chance.

There is also Jamie Lynn Spears, another teen star who've we've consider as part of these blinds - she was in All That for 2002-2004. Dan Schneider was the creator of her show Zoey 101 so we assumed... yeah, I think the Demi Lovoto and Amanda Bynes connection and Jamie Lynn Spears is like THE trifecta here.

AKM said...

What shakey and FS said. (Funny how often I don't even have to comment; someone else said exactly what I was thinking.)

KS said...

@ Beth - Amanda's father is a dentist so he'a probably made more than her tw past several years, so I doubt she's been supporting her parents.

Ingrid Superstar said...

I remember over a decade ago she was nominated for something or she was being spotlighted on one of the "grown-ups" awards shows(probably a really shitty one like the Cable Ace Awards). They showed one of her "All That", and it was legitimately funny. The cynical people I was watching it with and I all agreed that she had major potential. Shame what happened...

PS - I just looked up Katrina Johnson who played Ross Perot on All That and who I remember as funny - she got hot! Wow!

Jason Blue Eyes said...

Her hair is the color of a banana & strawberry slushie.

MadLyb said...

@nolachickee - I believe you. I've heard rumors for years (pre-Katrina) that the NOLA police force is one of the most corrupt, if not THE most corrupt in the nation. I lived in Vegas where they'd just shoot you in the back.

cdanluva said...

@mEyeKay and @hunter - help out those of us who are slow . . . was is the connection between Himmmmmmmmm and Amanda Bynes?

kj said...

You need to go back about three weeks ago and start reading the Thursday Friday days. Enty and HImmmmm posted extensively. Don't eat your lunch first. IT is very disturbing stuff. Then google Room 23 and Diane Jenkins.

Sarah said...

Where is the Himmmm comment from yesterday? I can't find it?

kj said...

@sarah. go to yesterday and read the comments about vanessa williams

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Me said...

she was dating channing tatum when they filmed "she's the man". and seemed not to take it very well when they broke up and he started dating jenna dewan. i thought that had something to do with her difficilities. (but i tend to always look to blame the man...)

Robert said...

She's always looked like a female impersonator to me, or an ex-prizefighter in drag.

L said...

It's no surprise that actors don't want their children to choose an acting career.. Because all the sick sh*t there's in the industry. :(

Jessie said...

Does anyone know why her face is so puffy? I watched Easy A (again) and it is so weird.

Also, so irresponsible to drive drunk.

chopchop said...

Can someone point me towards any trouble or accusations of Dan Schneider? I Googled it but came up with some anonymous blogger comments and nothing concrete. My daughters love pretty much everything he touches so I'd love to learn more about this man.

Also, one of my daughters is really beautiful. I'm not just saying it because I'm her mom LOL but people comment on her looks all the time. Then they inevitably ask me why I don't get her into modeling and that ilk but I always say, "hell no", "what's the point", and "look at Lindsay Lohan/Amanda Bynes/Britney Spears, etc" in that order.

HalleGoLightly said...

@ Jessie

She started having work done before "Easy A." Cheek implants? She really messed herself up. Who gets a bunch of (unnecessary) work done in their early 20's? It's not like she needed a nose job or something. It's like she went under the knife just for scuz.

StanleyRoper said...

Somewhere Jenny Garth is smiling

Lady Chatterly said...

ChopChop, while I applaud you for NOT gearing up your kid for an acting or modeling job, it will be impossible to find any "concrete" info on Dan Schneider IMHO.

Pedophile rings exist, we know this. But even the manager, Lou Pearlman, of NSync was convicted of fraud and exposed as a pedo.

I'm not buying that so many people are so untouchable in Hwood. With the advent of the internet and the public getting so sophisticated, I don't see "studios" being so protective of stars, producers, etc. In the 1920s-1960s, yeah studios did shady shit, but now it's too much to attempt to control.

I take any BI and insider gossip with a grain of salt JMHO. Sorry for the ramblings.

Del Riser said...

I live in Vegas and I'm nearly as afraid of the police as I am the bad guys.
If they feel threatened, they shoot to kill.
I still don't understand people who know they are going out drinking and still think they can drive afterwards.

Unknown said...

Doesn't it seem a little caculated I mean 5000 bail for drunk driving and hitting a cop car? This all smacks of a mabufactured downfall so we call all root for Amanda ala Lindsay. She is friends wiht Perez Hilon, who literally wrote the book on how to become famous for nothing..i doubt the whole high class call girl stuff will come out. Hayden is probably paying her legal bills.

EmEyeKay said...

Ever wonder what happens when you put a former B+ female tweener who gets her own first show and you mix her with a former B list television actress from a long running hit ensemble show who also thinks she is the star? You get several years of pleasantness on the outside and the worst conditions ever on a show on the inside. The former tweener had a huge ego. Coming off some movies and a very popular tween show she thought she was going to be the biggest star on the planet. She also had a very goody goody image on the outside, but on multiple occasions had more than one guy at once. She is also a huge collector of her own homemade porn.

The actress coming into the show who had been on the hit ensemble show also was a goody goody on the inside and out but it did not stop her from being a diva. She also could be the biggest bitch on the planet if you crossed her. As she told the tweener once after they got into a hair pulling fight, "I learned from the meanest actress who ever walked onto a television set. You will lose."

How about the times that our tweener would walk around naked when the actresses husband would stop by the set. "Oops. I did not know you were here." Not that she would ever normally have sex with him. She likes big, big big guys if you know what I mean. However, to get back at the actress she would have slept with the husband who is also a B list movie actor.

For years the two never spoke to each other unless they had to. Knowing how prudish the actress was, our tweener would have wild sex as loudly and as close to the actress as possible even when her kids were visiting. She would even have sex in the actresses' trailer and have her companions leave their used condoms. It was a wild wild set and the two still hate each other.

Yes, @Stanley Roper!

fireflies said...

I'm not a doctor, and I don't play one on TV, but it does seem like mental illness might be a factor on this one. Perhaps AB is undiagnosed bi-polar?

Moonmaid said...

It's sad, because she used to be so fresh faced and cute. My kids loved her show when they were young. It seemed like she might be one to avoid the teen actress train wreck syndrome. Sad.

FS said...

oooo StanleyRoper and EmEyeKay, that is awesome work! I'm going to have to go back and find that one, I don't think I made a guess for it.

FS said...

here's the original blind if anyone else wants to look at it

http://www.crazydaysandnights.net/2012/03/four-for-friday-show-from-hell.html

that was an interesting discussion, complete with an appearance by Himmmm.

Robert said...

TMZ has some film footage from a recent situation in which an apparently inebriated Ms. Bynes gets behind the wheel of her SUV after the valet parking attendant pulls up in it; even a paparazzi on site is saying she is "too wasted," "shouldn't be driving," and chides the valet for letting her drive. This was only a matter of time.

Brenda Love said...

Amanda, I'm pulling for you girl.

Debutante said...

I never thought she was good looking, but boy, she is looking rough !! Talk about ridden hard and put away wet !

EmEyeKay said...

@FS - I couldn't find the CDAN blind on CDAN, I found that elsewhere on the web (!)

Thank you! Happy Easter - Em.

Me said...

sums it up pretty good
http://jezebel.com/5892565/is-robert-downey-jr-spreading-insider-celeb-gossip-on-blogs

EmEyeKay said...

@Me, your link is about a different blind, not the Amanda blind. @FS has the link above.

Me said...

amanda is in there as well. all the himmmm comments (and who it might be) and different blinds, on different dates, are too much for me to connect. and i don't get to read cdan every day. i somehow missed that amanda was part of a child sex ring. i'm pretty shocked at that. this shuld have been reported AT THE TIME.

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ninaroux said...

Hey guys - looooong time lurker (I don't post because I'm reading on the DL at work); I've been digging through the goss chat rooms and went down a child star sex abuse scandal rabbithole.
Anyway, I have to say this about Amanda, and starlets like her: they're the victims of institutionalized abuse, greed and parental neglect. I know she's technicaly an adult (like Brit, et al) but the cards are stacked against these girls from the beginning. When you combine substance addiction with the symptoms of someone who was the victim of sexual abuse from a young age, you get exactly what we have here; A young person losing control of her life, in a downward spiral of self destruction. Let's have some compassion! Blame the "responsible adults" who weren't there to protect her or guide her when young people need them most. They're thrown into adult situations at a very young age, w/ no tools whatsoever. Just wanna stick up for the actual victims here!

Jessie said...

So weird. She didn't need any work done and what she did made her look terrible.

Frufra said...

Ninaroux, you hit the nail on the head - "thrown into adult situations ... With no tools whatsoever". Perfectly stated.

They may look like an adult, or be functioning in an adult world, but a teenager doesn't have the mental development, biologically speaking, or the life experience to make adult decisions.

Mother Campfire said...

I know it's popular, but can we get rid of the saying 'ridden hard and put away wet'? **shudder**

@ Jason Blue Eyes - I was wondering why I suddenly felt thirsty.

@ Enty..."Everyone is going to find out why she has not been working and why she has been acting crazy and why on earth she did the whole pink hair thing" is a pretty big promise if you're planning to reveal. Don't let us down.

Tempestuous Grape said...

She's serving Carmen Electra realness clearly.

Eve said...

This is really tragic and ninoroux is spot on about institutionalized abuse. Amanda Bynes is so talente -- her movies are so funny and great, and get ripped off constantly. Sydney White is a classic in my house, and she's the funniest thing about Easy A. It's a real tragedy. I hope she gets some therapy, goes away for awhile (maybe to university?) and comes back strong. I'm definitely rooting for her.

ZOMGROFLCOPTER said...

More of a shame about her really, than Lindsay. Bynes is - as Eve said - actually pretty good as a comedic actress. Don't think I can really say the same about Lohan. Her timing always seemed off, to me.