Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Amanda Bynes is in a Psychiatric Unit for Mental Evaluation

Amanda Bynes

Amanda Bynes, former child star of the 90's Television show, "All That" on Nickelodeon, has some mental issues. She has been photographed most recently in public in her blue wig. This attempt to disguise herself actually draws more attention than helping her blend in.

On Monday, July 22, 2013, Amanda Bynes set a small fire on her own pant leg in a driveway in a residential area of Thousand Oaks, CA. A scared witness called 911 when they saw her with a small gas can and was worried that Amanda's little escapade would end in Kaboom!

She was detained by Ventura County sheriff's deputies and taken in on a '5150' charge which is grounds for a mental evaluation based on the behavior of the suspect.

For Amanda Bynes, it meant "take this girl to the psych unit immediately."

Thousand Oaks, CA is where Amanda Bynes grew up.

Amanda Bynes Mental Health is Deteriorating

Officials felt that Amanda Bynes was a danger to herself or to others, and that her state of mental health was in question. Many indicators have been seen in the past few months, such as wearing a blue wig to a court appearance, being kicked out of hotels for smoking marijuana, and accused of throwing a bong out of her New York apartment window in May 2013.

Yep, drugs will do that to you.

Amanda Bynes will be held in the Psychiatric unit for 72 hours for evaluation, after being taken in on a 5150 charge. She was in Roosevelt Hospital for a mental evaluation as recently as May 2013, after her marijuana incident.

Has Amanda Bynes Gone Off the Deep End?

Amanda Bynes has been in the news lately as she has called numerous celebrities "ugly" (including the Obama's), and even called a hotel check-in woman ugly, and recommended her plastic surgery to her, making her cry. Amanda Bynes was then kicked out of the Ritz Carlton in New York with a $2,000 room service bill for inappropriate behavior. She allegedly placed 40 different $60-70 orders to accumulate such a bill.

Amanda Bynes revealed in June 2013 that she had more plastic surgery done to remove "webbing" from between her eyes. She plans on having additional surgery on the bridge of her nose, because those first few plastic surgeries just didn't do it.

Amanda Bynes in Trouble with the Law...Again

  • On March 7, 2012, Amanda Bynes was stopped by L.A. Police after talking on her cellphone while driving. 
  • On April 6, 2012, Amanda Bynes was charges with driving under the influence. She was caught after she side-swiped a police car in West Hollywood, CA. She was released without having to post her $5,000 bail.
  • On Sept. 4, 2012, Amanda Bynes was charges with two counts of misdemeanor hit-and-run. She reached a court settlement on this.
  • On May 9, 2013, Amanda Bynes pleaded no contest to driving with a suspended license.
  • On May 23, 2013, Amanda Bynes was caught by Manhattan police from a call about a marijuana smell in the lobby. She was charges with tampering with evidence, reckless endangerment, and criminal possession of marijuana. She was then taken to Roosevelt Hospital for a mental evaluation.

Did You Know?

Did you know that Britney Spears was also taken in on a 5150 charge in 2008? Her close friends and family were concerned about her state of affairs, which led to her own father taking control of Britney's estate via a conservatorship agreement.

Amanda Bynes parents are also seeking a conservatorship, much like the route that Britney Spears's father took. Under this conservatorship, Amanda's everyday decisions regarding where she lives, her personal finances, and her health care decisions would be controlled by her parents.

Update: On 07/25/13, a judge extended Amanda Bynes stay in the Psychiatric hold for up to two weeks.

Update: (08/02/13) Amanda Bynes most recent appeal to leave the mental hospital has been denied, while she continues undergoing mental evaluation.

Amanda Bynes Courtroom wig
Amanda Bynes in the courtroom in a wig late July 2013.

Amanda Bynes is Engaged

Is Amanda Bynes engaged?

Amanda Bynes what photographed on Friday, October 3, 2014 in New York City, with a bandage on her face, a cigarette, and an engagement ring on her finger. Yahoo! News speculated that this could be in violation of her three-year probation for a 2012 DUI.

Who is Amanda Bynes engaged to?

That answer is not yet available. Stay tuned.

Opening image credit: Flickr Creative Commons; Amanda Bynes by digitalshay

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