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Amanda Bynes Went From Star Actress To Off Her Rocker

Vanessa Gomez |
May 2, 2013 | 11:10 p.m. PDT


Amanda Bynes shows off her half shaved head at the gym. (Photo via TwitPic)
Amanda Bynes shows off her half shaved head at the gym. (Photo via TwitPic)
This week I'm asking myself, when did everything exactly hit the fan? I used to watch her all the time on Nickelodeon's "The Amanda Show" and "All That" but even more so, I have "She's The Man" as my go-to movie in my DVD collection. Amanda Bynes is one of my favorite actresses, but this week, I, along with everyone else, have been asking myself: "What exactly is going on?" Her bizarre actions have been the biggest entertainment story this entire week, and I don't think her shenanigans are going to stop any time soon. 

On Tuesday, Amanda Bynes tweeted multiple pictures on her Twitter account of herself only wearing undergarments. Her caption on one of the pictures was "About to put on makeup! I weigh 135, I've gained weight! I need to be 100 lbs!" On Wednesday, she posed topless for the camera, covering her breasts with her arms and just wearing ripped stockings with the caption "Rawr!" on one photo and posing in another on a bathroom sink with "Long hair don't care." 

Later Wednesday night, actress Jenny McCarthy tweeted, "Police are at @amandabynes house. I hope they get her help. Enough of this circus. She needs help." (We agree with you Jenny.) The tweet has since been removed but Bynes didn't just let that go unnoticed. She replied to McCarthy "you're ugly! Police weren't at my house old lady! Shut the [expletive] up!" Bynes then continued with another tweet towards McCarthy, "I need help? What are u talking about? Aren't u 50 years old? I'm 27, u look 80 compared to me! Why are you talking about me?" McCarthy later apologized to Bynes and Bynes tweeted back to McCarthy, "thanks! I'm sorry I offended you! You're beautiful! I was lying! I'll delete our tweets!" All of the tweets between the two have been deleted off of both of their twitter accounts. 

McCarthy said she had learned of the police at Bynes' house through a publicist. She also tweeted late Wednesday night, "It came from a publicist but if no one can back it up it could be wrong. So start digging." It wasn't a direct reference, but there is a great possibility that McCarthy was referring to the incident that happened late Wednesday night with Bynes, and really just wants her friend to get help. On Thursday, McCarthy retweeted a quote from author Byron Katie, "When they attack you and you notice that you love them with all your heart, your work is done." McCarthy claims this tweet isn't directed towards Amanda Bynes, but could we assume she was talking about the comments Bynes made towards her when the tweet said "when they attack you?" McCarthy may not think there's anything she can do, but it sounds as if she's concerned for Bynes and just wants her to get help. 

All of the madness started in March 2012 when Bynes was allegedly pulled over for talking on her cell phone and drove away before the officer finished writing her ticket. A month later she was arrested for a DUI and was later charged twice for hit-and-run accidents.  In December 2012, the case involving the hit-and-run charges was settled in a civil compromise and the charges were dropped. During this time, she tweeted to President Barack Obama, asking him to please fire the cop who arrested her. 

After her court appearance in December, she kept up with her bizarre tweets; they were at first nothing too crazy until this past March when she wrote that she wanted Drake to murder her vagina. At the end of April, she shaved half of her head and took to Twitter to tell everyone, and the bizarre tweets kept coming - from her nude pictures to telling reporters they are ugly if they wrote anything about her. 

So where did things go wrong? She started out as a child star on Nickelodeon and moved her way to "What A Girl Wants" and television series, "What I Like About You." She also starred in the popular movies "She's The Man," "Hairspray," "Sydney White" and her most recent movie "Easy A" back in 2010. Her career stopped after "Easy A" when she claimed she was going into retirement but then took the statement back after a month. Maybe this was just a normal indecisive 24-year-old who didn't know what she wanted in life. But warning flags should have gone up in 2012 when she kept denying the fact that she didn't commit any hit-and-run accidents or when she started to tweet to the President of the United States to fire a police officer. If she had one bizarre tweet at a random time, it wouldn't be a big deal, but these types of tweets just kept coming. 

The recent events of her posting pictures on Twitter have really shown she needs some type of help in her life, whether it's medically or from close friends or family. She said on Twitter she doesn't talk to her parents anymore, so they probably aren't the ones who would be able to help if she's shunning them from her life. It just seems that after her role in "Easy A," she disappeared for a while, and then reappeared this past year looking like she's not doing too well. It's obvious she struggles with her weight because she admits it and told all of her followers she wants to get down to 100 pounds when she is 5' 7". It's also clear that she doesn't like it when the media talks about her, because it seems as though her new catch phrase is calling them "ugly," but it's somewhat ironic because she is drawing so much attention to herself on social media. 

Bynes started out as a young child star and this could possibly be the reason why she's having such a crazy time in her life right now. Is it because she was exposed to the spotlight at such a young age and now she's having a meltdown? But what happens after this? When will all of this stop and the real Amanda Bynes, who played Marianne in "Easy A" and made us laugh in her child television shows, come back? It seems as if she has hit rock bottom with everything that has been happening in her life lately, but is she going to plummet even further to figure out she needs some sort of help? Only time will tell. 

ALSO SEE: A Letter To Amanda Bynes: What Happened?

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