First Detention: Amanda’s downward spiral began in March 2010, when she left the Farrelly brothers’ movie, Hall Pass, under a cloud. On Twitter, the actress claimed she wasn’t doing the film because of a scheduling conflict but was she actually fired? The Daily Beast reported sources said that cast and crew had a hard time with Amanda because her behavior had been “paranoid and fearful” on the set.
Some Like It Mute: Bizarrely, Amanda liked to watch Marilyn Monroe movies on mute on TV in her Manhattan apartment, her former friend Ana Rivera revealed. Maybe that’s why Amanda has been spotted wearing a number of blonde wigs during her months of meltdowns?
Alleged Arsonist: On July 22, Amanda was detained by police and placed under a 5150 hold—a 72-hour hospitalization for mental evaluation-- because she allegedly lit a fire in a stranger’s driveway in Thousand Oaks, Calif. Witness Andrew Liverpool told reporters he pulled his car over after seeing a trail of fire and gas at the property. “It's dark, it's 8:45 and…I saw this girl laying right there with her left pant leg on fire. I look at her and I'm like, 'it's Amanda Bynes!' She was, like, really frantic like she wanted to get out of there." After the incident, a source told RadarOnline the troubled starlet’s worried parents “are now considering going to a judge and attempting to get a conservatorship of Amanda.”
Raising A Ruckus With Retirees: Before allegedly starting a fire in Thousand Oaks, Calif., Amanda was reported to have bugged some elderly residents of a retirement community in the city on July 22. According to one report, management at the senior citizen community ordered Bynes to leave, believing she was intoxicated. Bynes attempted to return after telling a cab driver she didn’t have any money to pay him. Although cops were apparently called, Amanda wasn’t arrested for trespassing.
Another Hit and Run?: Amanda just kept getting implicated in car incidents! On August 6, 2012, L.A. police investigated reports she was involved in an accident where she rear-ended another car and took off without providing the other driver with her insurance information. Then on Sept. 4, 2012, she was charged with two misdemeanor counts of hit-and-run over the April and August accidents. Two days later, the California Department of Motor Vehicles revoked Amanda’s driver’s license.
It Weighs On Her Mind: Starting March 2013, Amanda unleashed a series of bizarre tweets concerning her weight. She wrote on March 1, “I’m on that 24 hour walking diet,” and on April 4, “I have an eating disorder so I have a hard time staying thin.” Later, on April 30, Amanda confided to her followers that she weighed 135 but “I need to be 100 lbs!”—while also sharing a revealing photo of herself standing in her bathroom wearing a black bra and leggings.
Amanda’s Doppelganger: The What a Girl Wants star asserted that photos of her taken in New York on April 3, 2013 were NOT really her! "My hair is blonde, I've never been a redhead! ... Somebody keeps posing as me!" she wrote on Twitter. The problem was, the real Amanda had been spotted wearing identical sweatpants and slippers a day earlier
Trash talking: In the midst of Amanda’s long meltdown, she has released a bizarre series of insulting Tweets about the appearance of other celebrities. The actress took to Twitter to write: Rihanna was attacked by Chris Brown because she is “not pretty enough”; Jay-Z has an ”ugly face”; Drake has “ugly gums, uneven teeth, ugly eyes”; Miley Cyrus is “ugly”; Zac Efron “has an ugly face”; Courtney Love is “the ugliest woman I’ve ever seen”; and to Jenny McCarthy, “ur ugly…u look 80 compared to me.”
Fixation On Drake: Amanda’s celebrity-related Tweets have often discussed rapper Drake, and she appears to have an erratic fixation on the star. Although she has called him ugly, on March 21, Amanda shocked followers by tweeting, “I want @drake to murder my vagina.” Earlier this year, she also apologized for needling her crush and wrote: “I’m sorry about the tweets I said about @drake I didn’t mean what I said. I hope to become friends with him instead of smashing him!”And just days before her firestarting incident, Amanda suddenly gushed on Twitter, “Drake is gorgeous.”
Now We Nose: The troubled former child star told her Twitter followers in May that she had had a nose job. While not saying when she had the surgery, Amanda complained, "In Touch[magazine] used a photo from years ago on their cover and I hate it! The reason I've asked all magazines and blogs to stop using old photos of me is I don't look like that anymore! I had a nose job to remove skin that was like a webbing in between my eyes. I wasn't going to tell anyone, but I look so much prettier in my new photos!”
Party Girl: Although Amanda has denied drug use, photos recently surfaced of the star partying up a storm inside her New York apartment. The pictures, published by In Touch magazine, showed Amanda and a friend holding a suspicious looking cigarette. And guests told In Touch they saw Bynes smoking marijuana on her bed. Amanda tweeted that the photos—although very clear—were not of her! “That's not my bed! Those aren't my toes! My toes are pedicured!" Amanda protested via Twitter on May 22, 2013. But she had a much bigger problem the very next day!
Sexual Harrassment Claim: In a disturbed rant on Twitter on May 25, Amanda denied doing drugs or throwing the bong out the window. She claimed the alleged bong was just a vase. And she charged police brutality. “I was sexually harassed by one of the cops…who then arrested me,” the 27-year-old wrote. “He slapped my vagina.”
New Career Plans: In a May 27 Twitter explosion where she once again proclaimed her innocence in the bong incident, Amanda revealed her improbable new career plans. “I’m getting in shape and getting a nose job! I’m looking forward to a long and wonderful career as a singer/rapper.”
Disorder In The Court!: Amanda wore a blue wig and was seen talking to herself as she headed to Manhattan Criminal Court this July 9 for a legal proceeding regarding her notorious May 23 bong arrest. Incredibly, the former Nickelodeon star looked like an unmade bed for her court appearance, wearing black sweatpants and basketball sneakers with an oversized tank top.
From crazy wigs to DUIs, Amanda Bynes has had her fair share of (more than) bizarre moments.