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Amanda Bynes will be home by Christmas

November 5th, 2013 6:20am EST
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Amanda Bynes is expected to be released from rehab in time for Christmas.
The troubled actress, who has been in care since being placed under an involuntary psychiatric hold in July, will reportedly be granted release in December after exhibiting marked improvements in her health.
According to TMZ, Amanda has responded well to the medication and counseling she has been provided at The Canyon rehab facility in Malibu, California - where she moved to in September after transferring from the UCLA Medical Center's psychiatric ward - and doctors believe the treatment has "sufficiently stabilized...

Amanda Bynes to have supervised outings

October 21st, 2013 9:20pm EDT
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Amanda Bynes will be allowed out of rehab twice a week.
The 27-year-old actress was placed under an involuntary psychiatric hold in July after her wild behavior led to her allegedly being diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, but she appears to be on the road to recovery as she will be given a pass for supervised outings every week.
A source told FOX411: "Amanda is being given two passes a week to go the beach, or out to eat and do things like that, accompanied by a professional handler. She is making great progress."
The 'Easy A' star was moved to The Canyon treatment facility...

Miley Cyrus pokes fun at 'Hannah Montana'

October 6th, 2013 12:20pm EDT
Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus poked fun at the 'Hannah Montana' show while hosting 'Saturday Night Live'.
The 'Wrecking Ball' hitmaker, whose recent comments about Amanda Bynes' mental illness and raunchy 'twerking' performance with Robin Thicke at the MTV Video Music Awards caused global controversy, bluntly confirmed she has put her former Disney alter ego well and truly behind her, as she explained why she wouldn't be reprising the role that kickstarted her career for a sketch.
During her opening monologue on Saturday night (10.05.13), the 20-year-old star said: "There's a few subjects we're not going to ...

Sinead O'Connor demands apology from Miley

October 4th, 2013 12:20pm EDT
Miley Cyrus
Sinead O'Connor has demanded Miley Cyrus "take five minutes between G-string changes" to apologies to her.
The Irish singer is continuing her feud with the 'Wrecking Ball' singer, after she yesterday (10.03.13) compared her to troubled teen star Amanda Bynes, who is currently being treated for mental health problems.
In her third open letter to Miley, Sinead - who suffers from bipolar disorder - writes: "I have no interest whatsoever in meeting you. You had plenty of time yesterday to abuse Amanda Bynes ... an entirely innocent party.. and myself.. who also did nothing to deserve your abu...

Miley Cyrus compares Sinead O'Connor to Amanda Bynes

October 3rd, 2013 3:30pm EDT
Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus has compared Sinead O'Connor to Amanda Bynes.
The starlet hasn't responded well to the open letter the Irish hitmaker penned this morning (10.03.13), in which she warned Miley her provocative behavior and scantily-clad performances would leave her "prostituted" by the music business.
The former 'Hannah Montana' star has taken to Twitter to slam Sinead, poking fun of her mental health and likening her to troubled actress Amanda, who has spent the summer in a psychiatric hospital.
She wrote, "Before Amanda Bynes.... There was...", attaching a screenshot of a tweets from an account...

Amanda Bynes' Mom Says Majority Of Media Reports About Her Daughter Are False & Misleading

October 3rd, 2013 8:32am EDT
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Amanda Bynes' mother has broken her silence about her daughter's affairs, telling fans and friends that "99 percent" of what's been reported about the actress is wrong.

Bynes continues to seek help for mental health issues, and her mother won temporary conservatorship of her daughter after she was committed to a psychiatric hospital over the summer.

She told People magazine, "I would really like everyone out there to know that almost 99 percent of the things written about my daughter in various media outlets are false or misleading."
She added, "Unless it's a statement issued by our fam...

Amanda Bynes' mother speaks out

October 2nd, 2013 9:20pm EDT
Amanda Bynes
Amanda Bynes' family are confident she will get through her problems.
The 27-year-old actress has been in various hospitals since she was placed under an involuntary psychiatric hold in July, and her mother Lynn Bynes says her fans' support is helping her to get better.
She told People magazine: "Both my husband and I love Amanda very much and we know that she will get through this situation.
"We appreciate everyone's heartfelt support and we hope that she can get some privacy and the respect she deserves during this trying time."
Lynn did not address allegations that the 'Easy A' actress w...

Amanda Bynes' mother breaks silence to tell fans not to believe what they read

October 2nd, 2013 8:42pm EDT
Amanda Bynes
Amanda Bynes' mother has urged the troubled star's fans and friends not to be misled by the media as her daughter continues to seek help and treatment for mental health issues, insisting "99 per cent" of what has been reported is wrong.

Lynn Bynes, 66, has broken her silence after winning temporary conservatorship of the Hairspray star's affairs, and she's keen to right wrongs about her daughter, who was committed to a psychiatric hospital in July (13) after months of erratic behaviour.

She tells People magazine, "I would really like everyone out there to know that almost 99 per cent of t...

Amanda Bynes Leaves Hospital & Transfers To Malibu Rehab

September 30th, 2013 4:00pm EDT
Amanda Bynes
Amanda Bynes has been transferred from a mental health unit at UCLA Medical Center to a celebrity rehab in Malibu.

According to, The Canyons does not have the same psychiatric resources as UCLA, and the actress is on a special hold because doctors are worried about her mental condition. Reports have surfaced that she's been diagnosed with schizophrenia.

Bynes reportedly transferred to The Canyons three weeks ago and has very little contact with other people. She is no longer wearing her blue wig and is "paranoid" that paparazzi will take pictures of her.

The actress was hospitali...

5 Celebrities That Need A Comeback Or Image Change

September 29th, 2013 1:07pm EDT
Drugs, alcohol, mental illness, scandals — you name it, there's a celebrity to use as an example. The following five stars have all faced their fair share of controversy and name-breaking incidents. Some major comebacks are in order.

Lindsay Lohan

Another Disney darling gone wrong, Lindsay Lohan is another one in need of a comeback. A frighteningly thin Lindsay made the gossip mill run overtime, and that just marked the beginning of her fall from adorable teen to, well, eek! In 2006, Vanity Fair reported that Lindsay admitted to having bulimia and using drugs. She denied both claims. La...

The Strangest Celebrity Couples

September 29th, 2013 12:07pm EDT
Carmen Electra and Simon Cowell
Love is blind, or so they say. Even in Hollywood, where image is everything, we've seen our share of odd pairs. Here are some of our favorite Strange Celebrity Couples, past and present:

Simon Cowell and Carmen Electra

A blinked-and-you-missed-it romance, these two dodged dating rumors after meeting on the set of Britain's Got Talent - but it was never confirmed they actually hooked up. However, those rumors came back with a vengeance thanks to Simon's scandal with Lauren Silverman - some reports even claimed the two of were broken up when she learned he was cheating on her with Silverman...

Rumor Patrol: Khloe Kardashian Drops Odom, Amanda Bynes In Psychiatric Care Until 2015, More

September 28th, 2013 3:07pm EDT
Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Khloe Kardashian Inches Closer To Divorce: With drug and infidelity rumors swirling around Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom's marriage, Khloe has gone one step further and reportedly dropped "Odom" from her Twitter handle.

Verdict: True. As of this writing, the change is still up. Khloe changed the display name on her Twitter from "Khloe Kardashian Odom" to "Khloe." And this happened either on the day o...

Miley Cyrus Gets 'Rolling $tone' Tattooed On Her Feet, Amanda Bynes Mentally Unfit For Court, M.I.A. Vs. NFL

September 25th, 2013 10:00am EDT
Miley Cyrus Rolling Stone foot tattoos
Miley Cyrus landed the cover of the new issue of Rolling Stone magazine, and during her interview she had the words "Rolling $tone" tattooed on the bottom of her feet. The singer tweeted a photo of the new ink, which she said was quite painful in the interview. She also referred to pal Justin Bieber as having the mentality of a 12-year-old. (story)

Rapper M.I.A. has launched an unusual attack on the National Football League (NFL), accusing bosses of sexual exploitation. The singer has been under fire from the league over giving the middle finger during her performance with Madonna at the 2...

Amanda Bynes Mentally Unfit To Stand Trial In DUI Case

September 24th, 2013 10:47pm EDT
Amanda Bynes
Amanda Bynes' drunk driving case was transferred to a mental health court on Tuesday, following a request from the lawyer representing her in the case.

The troubled actress was ruled mentally unfit to deal with the legal proceedings stemming from her April 2012 drunk driving arrest in West Hollywood, Calif., when she was found to be under the influence after side-swiping a police car.

Amanda, who is currently hospitalized in a psychiatric facility, was supposed to appear in court on Tuesday, but attorney Richard Hutton appeared on his client's behalf and told the judge that she's not ment...

8 Celebrities With A Less Than Perfect Social Media Presence

September 14th, 2013 3:30pm EDT
Kanye West
Celebrities don’t exist without a reputation. It’s their bread and butter. But when they take that reputation in their own hands via social media, tweeting and updating fans on everything from morning routines to late-night parties, the volatile result can have PR agents wringing their hands and the rest of us clicking “share” in sheer disbelief.

If you really want to single-handedly attract all the wrong publicity, follow these inspiring examples.

Kanye West and 50 Cent

Ok, we get it. Stars have egos. But some take it to the next level—and make sure we know.

Take Kanye West. The celebr...

Amanda Bynes' Mental Health Treatment Costs $3,500 Per Day

September 3rd, 2013 8:20am EDT
Amanda Bynes
Amanda Bynes' treatment at a mental health facility is very expensive. The actress reportedly pays $3,500 a day for treatment and living expenses, according to

She could leave UCLA Medical Center in 60 days after she is stabilized. She will then be released under the care of her mother.

Doctors originally recommended putting her under long-term treatment - up to one year. That would be an annual cost  of$1.2 million, which insurance would only cover partially.

The actress, 27, was committed to the hospital in July after she allegedly set a fire in a stranger's driver.

Her publi...

Hackers Target Amanda Bynes, Post Message About Drake On Her Twitter Page

September 2nd, 2013 10:45pm EDT
Amanda Bynes
Amanda Bynes's twitter page has been hacked while she's still under the care of doctors at a psychiatric hospital in California.

Hackers posted a seemingly harmless message on the page, writing, "I love Drake", in reference to her recent tweets about the rapper, but her attorney says that she wasn't the one who posted it.

Reports surfaced on Saturday that Amanda was allowed to access her account and update it, but her lawyer, Tamar Armanak, says she hasn't been allowed any type of social media access since she was admitted back in July.

"Amanda's Twitter account has been hacked," Armanak...

Amanda Bynes' Twitter hacked

September 1st, 2013 8:40pm EDT
Amanda Bynes
Embattled actress Amanda Bynes has fallen victim to cyber criminals after her blog was hacked while she remains under doctors' care in a psychiatric facility in California.

The Hairspray star was rumoured to have been granted Internet access on Saturday (31Aug13) after a random message reading "I love Drake" popped up on the micro-blogging site in an apparent reference to the rapper she has both praised and savagely criticised in bizarre online rants in recent months.

However, her attorney, Tamar Armanak, has been quick to set the record straight about the tweet, insisting Byn...

Amanda Bynes Faces At Least 60 More Days At Mental Health Care Facility

August 31st, 2013 8:37am EDT
Amanda Bynes
Although Amanda Bynes' doctors have recommended prolonged treatment for the actress, she could leave a mental health care facility in 60 days. The 27-year-old star is currently under involuntary psychiatric hold at UCLA.

A source told TMZ: "Doctors at the facility where Amanda has been held asked for a long-term hold, and they got it. Doctors then transferred control of the hold to Amanda's mother, who is currently the temporary conservator.

"It's unlikely Amanda will be held for a year. In fact, the plan is to keep her in a facility for 60 days to stabilize her and then transfer Amanda t...

Rep: Amanda Bynes Doing Well 'Despite Some Reports'

August 30th, 2013 7:49pm EDT
Amanda Bynes
Amanda Bynes may be spending a little more time in the psychiatric hospital if her doctors have any say.

According to Radar Online, Amanda has been observed by doctors and has been improving, but they haven't found "the appropriate drug cocktail" to properly treat her, so they're looking to see that she stays at the UCLA Medical Center for at least the remainder of the year.

"She has her good days and bad days," a source tells the website, "and the goal is obviously to get her therapeutic and stable before being released. (Amanda's mother) Lynn needs to be granted permanent conservatorshi...

Amanda Bynes Transferred To UCLA Medical Center

August 16th, 2013 7:13pm EDT
Amanda Bynes
Three weeks after she was placed on an involuntary psychiatric hold, Amanda Bynes has been moved to UCLA Medical Center in California.

The actress was transferred from a facility in Ventura County to UCLA at the request of her parents, who have won a temporary conservatorship over the star, according to

Bynes' mother reportedly called for the move because she feels UCLA is one of the best psychological facilities in the United States.

Bynes was hospitalized in July after she allegedly started a small fire in a driveway in her parent's neighborhood in Thousand Oaks, Calif. After ...

Amanda Bynes Has PTSD From Stressful Hollywood Career

August 12th, 2013 2:07pm EDT
Amanda Bynes
A source claims many of Amanda Bynes' mental issues are due to stress caused by her Hollywood career, which started when she was only ten.

A source told FOX411's Pop Tarts, "Amanda has made significant improvements, she is doing better than she was. There are no drug problems involved, it’s all mental. She has deep anger and PTSD, which tripped a psychotic episode... She is very ill, but manageable. Amanda genuinely wants to get better and has wanted to get better for some time."

Bynes is now in treatment for her PTSD and well as issues regarding her parents. A psychotic episode occurred ...

Amanda Bynes' Psychiatric Hold Extended 30 Days, Parents Granted Conservatorship

August 11th, 2013 7:35am EDT
Amanda Bynes
Amanda Bynes was set to appear in court on Friday to learn her fate over the recent psychiatric hold that's kept her in a California mental hospital over the last two weeks, but her doctors felt she wasn't well enough to leave the hospital, so a Los Angeles judge went there to conduct a hearing.

Based on the recommendations of her doctors, the judge that Amanda remain in the psychiatric hold for another 30 days.

TMZ reports that according to California law, doctors' requests in these cases are only granted if a patient is "gravely disabled as a result of a mental disorder."

Doctors recen...

Drake Calls Tweets From Amanda Bynes 'Disturbing'

August 7th, 2013 9:09pm EDT
Rapper Drake has finally commented on the tweets that Amanda Bynes made about him earlier this year, calling them "disturbing".

Back in March Bynes tweeted, "@drake is a hot fellow :D (smiley face)," followed by, "I want @drake to murder my vagina," a week later. Things then turned nasty when the rapper didn't reply to her. She began insulting him via the social networking site, resorting to what amounted to name-calling.

"I'm Getting Surgery To Fix My Nose," she wrote. "There's No Surgery That Fixes Drake's Ugly Downward Facing Eyes."

She later referred to him again as "The man of my dr...

Judge Denies Amanda Bynes' Request For Release From Psychiatric Hospital

August 1st, 2013 11:12pm EDT
Amanda Bynes
Troubled star Amanda Bynes was denied her request to leave the California psychiatric hospital where she's spent the last 10 days.

The actress and her lawyer faced a judge in a hearing that took place at the hospital on Thursday, arguing that there was no legal basis to detain her and that she's capable of caring for herself and isn't a danger.

Bynes had originally scheduled the hearing last week but canceled in order to give the medications she's been taking more time to work.

Amanda was detained on a 5150 psychiatric hold 10 days ago following an incident where she set fire to a woman'...

Amanda Bynes loses latest bid to leave hospital

August 1st, 2013 8:41pm EDT
Amanda Bynes
Troubled actress Amanda Bynes has lost her latest bid for freedom - a judge has shut down her lawyer's request to release the star from a psychiatric hospital.

The Hairspray actress has spent the past 10 days on an extended 5150 psychiatric hold after she was arrested for starting a fire on a driveway in Thousand Oaks, California.

She appeared before a judge in the psych ward on Thursday (01Aug12), according to, and listened intently as her lawyer argued there was no legal basis to hold her.

At the hearing, her representative told the judge that Bynes was perfectly capable of loo...

Amanda Bynes' Condition Improves, Parents Continue To Seek Conservatorship

August 1st, 2013 1:07pm EDT
Amanda Bynes
Doctors believe they are making progress with Amanda Bynes after administering a combination of drugs to battle her psychiatric issues.

Bynes, who had her stay in a psychiatric hospital extended to two weeks due to outbursts, appears to have stabilized - and is even acting politely, reports TMZ.

Bynes had allegedly insulted a fellow patient in her hospital room and had to be restrained after she was told her dog was with her parents. Now, sources say, signs of violence and bully have disappeared completely.

The former child star has a court hearing today so that she can leave the psychia...

Nick Cannon reaches out to Amanda Bynes in heartfelt Internet letter

August 1st, 2013 3:10am EDT
Amanda Bynes
Mariah Carey's husband Nick Cannon has reached out to troubled actress Amanda Bynes in a heartfelt open letter, urging his former TV co-star to call on him if she needs help.

Referring to the Hairspray star as his "sister", caring Cannon admits he's concerned about Bynes' welfare after she was arrested for starting a fire on a random resident's driveway in Thousand Oaks, California last month (Jul13) and placed on a psychiatric hold to allow lawmakers to assess her mental state.

As the actress' parents seek a conservatorship to take control of their daughter's financial and legal affairs,...

Amanda Bynes Reportedly Trashed Room At Ritz-Carlton In NYC

July 27th, 2013 7:00pm EDT
Amanda Bynes
Just days before she was hospitalized in California for mental health issues, Amanda Bynes reportedly trashed a hotel room in New York City.

A few hours after she checked out of the NYC hotel, she flew to to the west coast and tried to start a fire in a driveaway. She was then taken into custody in California on Monday for an involuntary mental evaluation, also known as a 5150 hold.

According to, Bynes reportedly trashed a room at the luxury Ritz-Carlton hotel. After she was caught smoking in her room, staff asked her to leave, and she complied - after making a huge mess. The web...

Judge Postpones Decision On Amanda Bynes Conservatorship

July 27th, 2013 1:18pm EDT
Amanda Bynes
A California judge is refusing to place Amanda Bynes under the conservatorship of her parents until he can review the results from her mental evaluation and speak to the actress himself.

The Hairspray star was taken into custody by police on Monday after she allegedly tried to start a fire in a resident's driveway in Thousand Oaks, close to where her parents live.

She was placed on a psychiatric hold, allowing authorities to keep her under surveillance for up to 72 hours, but the order was extended by two weeks on Thursday, following a hearing in the hospital where Bynes has been confined...

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