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July 24, 2013 | By Susan Denley
Amanda Bynes had a kind of a wardrobe meltdown Monday when she accidentally set her pants on fire while she was allegedly purposely setting a small fire outside a home in Thousand Oaks. She reportedly wasn't injured, but police took her in for an involuntary mental evaluation, my colleague Richard Winton reported. [Los Angeles Times] Beyonce's long hair got pulled into an electric stage fan during her "Mrs. Carter Tour" stop in Montreal on  Monday night. But she kept on singing "Halo" while aides helped free her. And later she uploaded an Instagram video.
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April 9, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Amanda Bynes has been popping up recently on social media looking pretty good, and now her lawyer is speaking out to deny a mental-health rumor reported during her struggles last year.  "For the record, Amanda does not have schizophrenia, nor has she ever been diagnosed with it," the actress-turned-fashion student's lawyer told People on Wednesday. Bynes was hospitalized on a 72-hour psychiatric hold last summer after setting a small fire in the driveway of a Thousand Oaks home, then stayed in treatment for months afterward.
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September 30, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Amanda Bynes has reportedly changed treatment facilities, swapping the halls of Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center for a ritzier joint in Malibu. Bynes made the move to the Canyons Treatment Center about three weeks ago, according to TMZ . The Bynes family's lawyer told the website that the move was on doctors' advice and that Amanda was making "great strides towards recovery. " He said she's getting one-on-one psych care, not treatment for substance abuse. Sources close to the former actress told TMZ that the 27-year-old was "scared" at UCLA because she was with people in worse condition than she is and rarely left her room.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 11, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
On Twitter, Amanda Bynes has put a new face forward -- her own. The actress on Monday posted what appears to be a self portrait on her recently cleaned-up account. She has deleted years' worth of tweets and changed her bio to read simply: "Fashion student. " Also recently new: her bio picture, which is now a normal shot of Bynes looking, well, normal. Like the old Amanda. No blue hair, no weird selfies. "New sketch ~ FYI This is my only twitter account, I have no secret twitter accounts.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 25, 2013 | By Christie DZurilla
Amanda Bynes' parents have begun the process of obtaining a temporary conservatorship over their daughter's affairs, according to reports out Thursday. Court papers were filed by Lynn and Rick Bynes on Thursday, TMZ said , and a hearing was set for Friday, according to E! News. A conservatorship, which TMZ said is difficult to obtain in California, would give them control over their daughter's personal and financial decisions. They had visited their child on Wednesday, L.A. Now reported.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 9, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Amanda Bynes will remain hospitalized for an additional 30 days and her mother has been granted a temporary conservatorship over the former actress' finances and medical care, according to reports out Friday. Bynes has been involuntarily hospitalized since late July 22 after she set a small fire in the driveway of a Thousand Oaks home, lighting her pants on fire in the process. Her initial 72-hour hold was later extended by two weeks, which ended Thursday night. A judge traveled to the Ventura hospital where Bynes is being held to make the ruling about her continued care, TMZ reported.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 11, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Amanda Bynes' latest selfie is raising eyebrows everywhere, including her own. The "Easy A" actress posted a photo of herself winking into a M.A.C. compact mirror and sporting a very un-Viva Glam look: a red scripted beanie, Beyonce-like hair extensions, a camo shirt and white scarf. But that wasn't all. Bynes also debuted her cheek piercing, another addition to her heavily made-up face. Is this a makeover, a makeunder or just a hot mess? Her caption did little to shed light on the new 'do and 'tude since all she tweeted Monday along with the pic was "Wink ;)"
ENTERTAINMENT
September 21, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Just when you thought you knew what was up with Amanda Bynes and the law, and felt prepared to start the weekend - wait, there's more! Bynes was charged Friday with two counts of driving with a suspended license, stemming from citations written Sunday, the day her BMW was impounded, according to TMZ . The "All That" star's license was suspended by the California Department of Motor Vehicles on Aug. 25, and on Sept. 12 a judge ordered her to stay off the road. After her car was impounded, she took a cab , so that's something.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 16, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
What's left to say about Amanda Bynes? Girlfriend put her weirdness in motion Monday night, posting a video of herself titled "I'm Sucking On A Sour Patch Kid Listening To Music Getting Ready For Tonight. " It's pretty self-explanatory. However, to the Ministry's untrained eye, a few of those puckers look like attempts at duck lips, or, as Cracked succinctly put it a couple of years back, "the face that every drunken woman makes at the bar thinking she looks sexy when she in fact looks like a moron.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 14, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Amanda Bynes has reached a settlement with the two victims of alleged hit-and-run accidents in April and August - with many but not all parties involved declaring satisfaction with the situation. The victims professed "full satisfaction" with the financial deals they'd cut through Bynes' attorney, according to E! News . And the former actress (she retired, remember , and she's rich?) was "satisfied and grateful for this outcome," her attorney told the website. Not so satisfied?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 2014 | By Richard Winton
Actress Amanda Bynes was convicted Monday of reckless driving in April 2012 when she crashed into an L.A. County sheriff's deputy's cruiser. Her no-contest plea was entered by her attorney, Richard Hutton, a renowned expert on driving-under-the-influence cases. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Edward Moreton sentenced the "She's the Man" star to three years of probation and three months of alcohol education classes, said Jane Robison, an L.A. County district attorney's spokeswoman.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 24, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Hit a cop car, don't go to jail - such is life for Amanda Bynes, who on Monday entered a no-contest plea to reckless driving in a case that had started with the former actress being accused of driving under the influence in April 2012. In exchange for her plea to "wet reckless," L.A. Now reported, Bynes will serve three years of probation and attend three months of alcohol-education classes. "Wet reckless" is reportedly the lowest charge prosecutors can seek in a DUI case. Her attorney entered the plea on her behalf.
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February 24, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Singer Robin Thicke and his actress-model wife, Paula Patton, who first met when he was only 14, have split after more than eight years of marriage, it was reported Monday. "We will always love each other and be best friends," the couple said in a statement to People that confirmed their mutual decision to separate.  Thicke and Patton - he's 36, she's 38 - married in June 2005 and welcomed son Julian Fuego in April 2010. Last September, talking to Star magazine (via Radar Online )
ENTERTAINMENT
December 6, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Keri Russell and husband Shane Deary are no more. The couple have split after nearly seven years of marriage. The breakup news comes on the heels of a burglary at the "Felicity" alum's New York apartment this week. Russell's rep announced the separation to People, which first reported the split. "They have been separated since early summer," the rep said . "The separation is amicable and their focus is on their children. " PHOTOS: Celebrity splits of 2013 Russell, 37, and Deary, a contractor, married on Valentine's Day in 2007.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 30, 2013 | By Richard Winton
Actress Amanda Bynes has left the Reagan UCLA Medical Center where she was undergoing court-ordered mental health treatment and moved to a private facility outside of Los Angeles, her mother's attorney said Monday. Bynes is now under the conservatorship of her mother after a mental health court proceeding earlier this month, Lynn Bynes' attorney Tamar Arminak said.  Bynes has been under court-ordered psychiatric care after she reportedly started a small fire in front of a Thousand Oaks home in July.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 30, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Amanda Bynes has reportedly changed treatment facilities, swapping the halls of Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center for a ritzier joint in Malibu. Bynes made the move to the Canyons Treatment Center about three weeks ago, according to TMZ . The Bynes family's lawyer told the website that the move was on doctors' advice and that Amanda was making "great strides towards recovery. " He said she's getting one-on-one psych care, not treatment for substance abuse. Sources close to the former actress told TMZ that the 27-year-old was "scared" at UCLA because she was with people in worse condition than she is and rarely left her room.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 2, 2013 | By Christie DZurilla
Amanda Bynes keeps taking things off - her hair, her shirt and now her bra, posing late Wednesday night for topless selfies she posted on Twitter. With captions like "Rawr!" and "Long hair, don't care," the shots are posed so as to primarily tease rather than reveal. In one shot, what appear to be torn leggings are visible. Check 'em out in the video above. The 27-year-old, speaking to InTouch , pondered why some people think she's a bit nuts lately. PHOTOS: 50 most beautiful female celebrities "I have no clue," she said.
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November 2, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Amanda Bynes has reportedly threatened to sue a tabloid magazine over a story that claims she wandered around a New York tanning salon completely naked in search of goggles to wear. The recent InTouch Weekly story cited an unnamed eyewitness who said the former Nickelodeon star seemed "totally out of it" as she reportedly walked around the main lobby before returning to a private spray-tan room. "I'm not 'troubled,'" Bynes told Us Weekly on Thursday as she declared her intent to sue InTouch.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 2013 | By a Times Staff Writer
A mental health court will now decide whether former teen star Amanda Bynes is fit to stand trial on a drunk driving charge brought in 2012. Bynes has been under court-ordered psychiatric care after she allegedly started a small fire in front of a Thousand Oaks home in July. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Edward Moreton on Tuesday referred the case to the court's mental health division, where a judge will decide if Bynes is fit for trial, the court said. Her drunk driving case stems from an April 2012 incident in which she was charged with driving under the influence in West Hollywood.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 2013 | By Patrick McGreevy and Melanie Mason
A bill signed into law Tuesday will make it more difficult for paparazzi to photograph the children of celebrities and public figures just "to turn a buck. " Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed the privacy measure , which will make it a misdemeanor to attempt to photograph or videotape a child in a harassing manner if the image is being taken because the child's parent is a celebrity or public official. The measure drew strong support from Hollywood celebrities. Actresses Jennifer Garner and Halle Berry  testified before the Legislature that when they take their children out in public, they are harassed by paparazzi.
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