Oh, Amanda Bynes! The Nickelodeon star turned paparazzi magnet has been turning our heads more than usual lately, especially on Twitter and Instagram.
What’s been going on with Amanda lately? We’ll keep you posted on all the latest Amanda Bynes news right here, whether she's posting a pic of herself as a cat or doing something a little more scandalous.
Amanda Bynes Arrests
Amanda Bynes has been arrested twice! The first time, she was charged with a misdemeanor DUI stemming from an incident on April 6, 2012. The second time, she was charged with marijuana possession, tampering with evidence, and reckless endangerment after allegedly throwing a bong out the window of her 36th-story NYC apartment.
Amanda Bynes on Twitter
Amanda had a semi-infamous Twitter account for a while, where she’d post things that were pretty weird, although not that weird compared to now. Still, details about her alleged relationship with rapper Kid Cudi got a little TMI... and over-winkey-faced. (More recently, she referenced her and Kid Cudi dating by calling him her “ugly ex” and calling his talent “questionable.”)
She also pled to Barack Obama via Twitter about her DUI charge and said things like "live fast die young bad girls do it well," which had us pretty worried.
We hadn’t heard much from Amanda Bynes for awhile — until she started tweeting again. While everything pre-2013 had been deleted, she started regaining a small following with her nonsensical selfies and the occasional unnecessarily mean, hilarious tweet, like, “If I'm not following you on twitter, I hate you.” But on March 21, Amanda, now 27 years old, thrust herself back into the spotlight with just one, now-infamous tweet: "I want @drake to murder my vagina."
Since the Drake tweet, which made her follower count jump by about 80,000 in just a few days, Amanda has been the subject of feverish media attention. One tweet doesn’t always drive the paparazzi crazy, but her word choice combined with her former child stardom is a volatile combination.
Nickelodeon and The Amanda Show
If you weren’t familiar with Amanda Bynes as a child star, here’s a crash course: Amanda started acting onstage and in commercials at the age of 7, but she got her big break as a castmember of the Nickelodeon sketch show All That in 1996 at about 10 years old. She proved so popular that, in 1999, she got her own spin-off sketch show, The Amanda Show. Her sitcom on the CW,What I Like About You, ran for four seasons, and co-starred 90210’s Jennie Garth.
What Movies Was Amanda Bynes In?
Before retiring, Amanda had a moderately successful film career. After making her film debut in 2002’s Big Fat Liar with Frankie Muniz and Paul Giamatti, she voiced Piper in Robots, played Penny Pingleton in Hairspray, and starred alongside Channing Tatum in She’s the Man. The last film Amanda acted in was Easy A in 2010.
Did Amanda Bynes Pose for Maxim?
Amanda posed for the February 2010 issue of Maxim at the age of 23, well aware she was best-known for work she did as a kid. “I'm honored! I had the best time on this shoot,” she reflected to Maxim, “I think every shot I did was sexy. Some people still see me as a kid, but I'm a 23-year-old woman now.” She even graced the cover in a red bra!
Pics Amanda Bynes Posts
One thing Amanda has become notorious for is her silly and often nonsensical portraits on Twitter — sometimes fan art, sometimes her own doing. Check out a gallery of Amanda Bynes pics from Twitter here!
Has Amanda Bynes Had Plastic Surgery?
Whether or not Amanda Bynes has had plastic surgery is undetermined, but she says that a lot of her hair is fake.
How Much is Amanda Bynes Worth?
While sources say that Amanda's spending is "out of control" and that it's only a matter of time before she's flat broke, Amanda claims to be in the "in the Mary-Kate and Ashley type of wealth [category]."
Is Amanda Bynes Retired?
In 2010 (at 24!), Amanda did announce that she’d be retiring from acting, and indeed, she hasn’t done a movie since then. But that doesn’t mean she’s retired from tweeting, fashion designing, or walking around in a beanie and gigantic sunglasses, and generally being an inspiration to us all.