02:05 PM EDT 11/25/2013
Originally posted 11/21/2013 07:30PM
A DUI case against Amanda Bynes will move forward after a judge's finding that the troubled actress is mentally capable of understanding the charges against her.
"Defendant found mentally competent," read the minutes of a Los Angeles Superior Court mental health department hearing Wednesday. "Criminal proceedings are reinstated."
Bynes did not appear at the closed-door hearing, where her attorney did not contest the findings of a psychiatric report on which the ruling was apparently based.
Originally posted 10/08/2013 03:00PM
The feuding between Sinéad O'Connor and Miley Cyrus seemingly can't stop.
The "We Can't Stop" singer, 20, was the subject of a fourth open letter by O'Connor, 46, who on Tuesday went on an approximate 30-paragraph rant, which mostly listed suicide statistics.
"As a result of what you did, I have had numerous communications from people urging me to commit suicide," the "Nothing Compares 2 U" singer wrote. "Not to mention, I have been the subject of literally thousands of abusive articles and or comments left after articles, which state that I and therefore all perceived mentally ill people, should be bullied and be invalidated."
Originally posted 10/03/2013 09:00AM
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Originally posted 10/02/2013 05:30PM
Amanda Bynes's mother, Lynn Bynes, who was granted legal control over her daughter, is speaking out for the first time, saying the troubled actress "will get through this situation."
"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," Lynn, 66, tells PEOPLE in an exclusive statement.
"Unless it's a statement issued by our family attorney, Tamar Arminak, please take everything you read about Amanda with a grain of salt."
Originally posted 09/30/2013 03:00PM
Amanda Bynes has moved from a psychiatric hospital to a rehab center in Malibu and is "making great strides toward recovery," a family lawyer says.
The troubled actress, 27, departed UCLA Medical Center about three weeks ago for The Canyon, where she is on an extended psychiatric hold for being gravely disabled as a result of a mental disorder.
Originally posted 09/27/2013 06:00PM
Amanda Bynes and Lamar Odom share more than just highly publicized personal problems – they also use the same DUI lawyer.
Bynes's attorney, Richard Hutton appeared on behalf of Odom on Friday at the Van Nuys, Calif., Superior Court. No plea was entered and an arraignment was postponed until Oct. 10.
Robert Shapiro, a longtime family friend of the Kardashians and O.J. Simpson's former all-star attorney, also reportedly represents Odom.
Originally posted 08/09/2013 12:55PM
Amanda Bynes is still in need of serious medical care.
In a Ventura, Calif., courtroom Friday, it was revealed the actress is now under a 30-day psychiatric hold initiated by her doctor, after she had been hospitalized for 17 days.
Judge Glen M. Reiser agreed with her doctor's finding "of her lack of capacity to give consent for medical care," and approved, temporarily, the actress's mother Lynn Bynes's request to take legal control over her daughter's well-being and finances.
Originally posted 08/09/2013 11:45AM
Amanda Bynes has been placed on an immediate, extended 30-day psychiatric hold, ahead of a planned conservatorship hearing Friday morning in L.A.
Doctors at the psychiatric hospital where the troubled actress has been held the last two weeks determined she was not well enough to leave the hospital to attend the hearing, where Bynes's parents are trying to win temporary conservatorship.
Bynes's doctors went to the judge overseeing the actress's case, sources told TMZ, and the judge traveled to the hospital to conduct an emergency hearing.
Originally posted 08/08/2013 08:15PM
At a hearing two weeks ago, a Ventura, Calif., judge was being extra cautious: He wanted to see Amanda Bynes in person before granting her mother, Lynn, 66, temporary legal control of her life.
Bynes, 27, who's been forcibly hospitalized for the past 17 days since allegedly setting fire to a neighbor's driveway, is expected to be escorted to the courthouse Friday by hospital staff for the pivotal hearing.
"What happens to Amanda next largely depends on what her treating doctor recommends," says Jeffrey S. Cohen, an L.A. attorney who's not involved with the case.
Originally posted 07/26/2013 04:30PM
Long before Amanda Bynes allegedly tossed a bong out her apartment window and donned an aqua wig to court, her parents Rick and Lynn Bynes had become increasingly concerned about her behavior.
"Prior to moving to New York, Amanda was extremely paranoid about being 'watched,' including at our residence," her parents wrote in court papers released Friday.
"She would cover smoke alarms with towels, tape windows shut, and cover her car's dashboard with cardboard and tape out of fear that cameras were watching her from inside these places."
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