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Amanda Bynes to Stay in Psych Hold As Parents Seek Legal Control | Amanda Bynes

Judge Extends Amanda Bynes's Psychiatric Hold As Parents Seek Legal Control: Reports

Originally posted 07/25/2013 10:45PM

Amanda Bynes is not getting out of a psychiatric hospital anytime soon, following a judge's decision to allow her held there for two more weeks. At the same time, her parents are now trying to take legal control of the actress's life.

TMZ reports that late Thursday a judge granted an involuntary hold for up to two weeks following a hearing at the hospital where Bynes has been under evaluation since earlier this week.

Meanwhile, Rick, 68, and Lynne Bynes, 66, have filed an application for conservatorship over their daughter, according to multiple reports.

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Amanda Bynes's Fall from Grace in 5 Clicks | Amanda Bynes

Amanda Bynes's Fall from Grace in 5 Clicks

Originally posted 07/24/2013 03:00PM

Multiple run-ins with the law and erratic behavior have left fans asking, 'What went wrong?'

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Victim of Fire Allegedly Started by Amanda Bynes Hopes Actress 'Gets Some Help' | Amanda Bynes

Victim of Fire Allegedly Started by Amanda Bynes Hopes Actress 'Gets Some Help'

Originally posted 07/24/2013 12:15PM

Having her driveway set on fire allegedly by Amanda Bynes was considered quite the burn for Bonnie Braaten.

The Thousand Oaks, Calif., resident, 73, hasn't a clue as to why someone would want to do such an act, telling PEOPLE she isn't aware of "anyone who would be angry with me enough to set a fire in my driveway."

The troubled actress, 27, wasn't arrested but instead hospitalized Monday night on an involuntary psychiatric hold after she was seen near a gas can and the small fire.

Bynes was described to Braaten by a local sheriff as "someone [who] was short [and who] had funny hair [and was] carrying a Chihuahua."

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Amanda Bynes Placed on Psych Lockdown after Reportedly Starting Small Fire | Amanda Bynes

Amanda Bynes Placed on 72-Hour Mental Lockdown

Originally posted 07/23/2013 12:25PM

Amanda Bynes was hospitalized Monday night on an involuntary psychiatric hold after she was seen near a gas can and a small fire on a household driveway in Thousand Oaks, Calif.

After questioning Bynes, sheriff's deputies determined she needed to be placed under the 5150 hold, which police, social workers and other mental health professionals have the authority to use if a person is considered a danger to themselves or others, or is gravely disabled.

"When we receive a call on something like this and someone is behaving unusually in front of a deputy trained to evaluate the possibility of needing a mental health evaluation, we can bring them to a mental health facility for up to 72 hours," says Ventura County Sheriff's Captain Don Aguilar.

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PHOTO: Amanda Bynes Hides Behind a Tiny Dog in N.Y.C. | Amanda Bynes

Amanda Bynes Steps Out with a Tiny Dog in N.Y.C.

Originally posted 07/11/2013 11:40AM

When Amanda Bynes made her way around New York City on Wednesday, it wasn't one of her wig selections commanding the spotlight.

Nope, it was a furry friend.

Just a day after the troubled actress made her latest appearance in court – in connection with her alleged May bong-throwing incident – she had her hands full with her constant canine companion.

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PHOTO: Amanda Bynes Appears in Court in an Aqua-Colored Wig | Amanda Bynes

Amanda Bynes Appears in Court in an Aqua-Colored Wig

Originally posted 07/09/2013 11:00AM

There was more style than substance at Amanda Bynes's latest court appearance on Tuesday morning.

The actress, 27, showed up in a New York courtroom wearing an aqua-colored wig, as she faced a judge in connection with her alleged bong-throwing incident in May.

Bynes was silent in court as she was told to return Aug. 26 for another hearing.

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Blake Shelton's Happy Marriage to Miranda Lambert Makes Readers Happy, Too

Blake Shelton's Happy Marriage to Miranda Lambert Makes Readers Happy, Too

Originally posted 06/01/2013 01:00PM

Blake Shelton's admission – on the cover of the current PEOPLE, no less – that he has no secrets from wife Miranda Lambert was the most beloved story of the week.

Readers were also stopped in their tracks when it came to how fashion plate Nicole Kidman picked up an Anne Hathaway cast-off.

Here are the five stories that sparked the strongest reactions from readers this past week – the news that made you happy, sad, laugh out loud, awestruck, even angry.

In the meantime, keep clicking on the emoticons at the bottom of every story – one way to tell us exactly what you think.

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Lance Bass: I'm Scared for My Friend Amanda Bynes | Amanda Bynes, Lance Bass

Lance Bass: I'm Scared for Amanda Bynes

Originally posted 05/30/2013 02:00PM

Amanda Bynes's odd public behavior – and recent arrest – is worrying one of her old friends.

While calling into Las Vegas radio's Mark and Mercedes show on Wednesday, Lance Bass spoke of Bynes, saying, "It's one of those situations where obviously there's some mental problems there and she's not able to see that. We all are [able to see it]." (The actress's attorney, who's representing her in a DUI case in Los Angeles, says there's nothing to worry about, though, telling PEOPLE recently, "I think Amanda's fine. I have no problems with her whatsoever. She's a fine client.")

Bass produced Love Wrecked in 2005, in which Bynes starred. The movie led to their friendship.

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Amanda Bynes Is 'Fine,' N.Y. Charges Seem 'Exaggerated,' Says Her DUI Attorney | Amanda Bynes

Amanda Bynes Is 'Fine,' Says Her DUI Lawyer

Originally posted 05/29/2013 03:00PM

While Amanda Bynes has been making headlines for eyebrow-raising behavior in New York City, her DUI attorney on the other side of the country insists things are not as bad as they seem.

"I think [reports] are way exaggerated," Richard Hutton told PEOPLE on Wednesday in Beverly Hills, shortly after a hearing on his client's case. "I think Amanda's fine. I have no problems with her whatsoever. She's a fine client."

Hutton, who has spoken to Bynes, 27, recently, says, "Every time I've talked to her, I've had nice, attorney-client normal relations with her."

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Former Mrs. Doubtfire Child Star Explains Why Young Actors May 'Go Crazy' | Mara Wilson

Mara Wilson Lists Reasons Why Former Child Stars 'Go Crazy'

Originally posted 05/29/2013 12:30PM

Despite the history of former child stars having trouble transitioning into adulthood – as evidenced by Britney Spears's public meltdown in 2008, Lindsay Lohan's ongoing troubles, and, most recently, the upheavals taking place in the life of Amanda Bynes – former child star Mara Wilson said she "had a generally good experience" standing before the cameras in Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), Miracle on 34th Street (1994) and Matilda (1996).

She also clearly developed a pro's perspective on what can happen as a child star matures – because she's now shared her thoughts in a breezy yet thoughtful essay on the Cracked.com humor site, titled "7 Reasons Child Stars Go Crazy."

In it, the 25-year-old gets a handle on why "not many child stars make it out of Hollywood alive or sane." She also sheds light on why "at any given time there are at least three former ones having very public breakdowns."

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