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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."
Originally posted 05/28/2013 09:05AM
Police acted appropriately in arresting Amanda Bynes last Thursday, the New York Police Department said Tuesday, denying the actress's claim that an officer had groped her.
"Internal Affairs investigators have found no evidence to corroborate Ms. Bynes' allegations," the NYPD said in a statement. "To the contrary, a credible civilian witness who was with the officers throughout told investigators that none touched Ms. Bynes inappropriately or otherwise engaged in misconduct at any time."
Bynes, 27, was arrested for allegedly throwing a bong out of her 36th-floor New York apartment window and smoking marijuana in the lobby of her building.
Originally posted 05/27/2013 02:10PM
Amanda Bynes is vowing to take her bong beef against the police to the courts.
On Monday, the actress, 27 – who was arrested on Thursday night for reckless endangerment and underwent a psychiatric evaluation in the hospital – lashed out at the NYPD, Tweeting that she plans to sue them for "illegally entering my apartment, lying about drugs on me and lying about me tampering with non existent drug paraphernalia."
Bynes, who allegedly threw a bong out the window of her 36th-floor apartment in front of police, continued, "Then I'm suing for being put into a mental hospital against my will, then locked up overnight for coming home after a facial and working out with my trainer like the good girl that I am."
Originally posted 05/25/2013 04:40PM
Just two days after Amanda Bynes was arrested for allegedly throwing a bong out of her 36th-floor New York apartment window and smoking pot in the lobby of her building, the troubled actress has taken to Twitter again to deny the charges – and make some accusations of her own against a police officer who arrested her.
"Don't believe the reports about me being arrested. It's all lies," she Tweeted Saturday afternoon.
"I was sexually harassed by one of the cops the night before last which is who then arrested me. He lied and said I threw a bong out the window when I opened the window for fresh air. Hilarious. He slapped my vagina. Sexual harassment. Big deal. I then called the cops on him. He handcuffed me, which I resisted, quite unlike any of the reports stated."
Originally posted 05/24/2013 08:00PM
Amanda Bynes has been attracting attention and concern for her erratic behavior in recent months – culminating in her arrest Thursday night for allegedly smoking pot in her lobby and tossing a bong out her 36th-floor New York apartment window.
And a resident of her building says her strangeness is even more magnified up close.
"She just stares at people. Her eyes look really messed up. It's very clear [to me that] she's not just smoking pot," the resident tells PEOPLE.
Originally posted 05/24/2013 08:45PM
Amanda Bynes has more than 1.1 million followers on Twitter – and they've seen her provocative Tweets about her dramatic looks, wanting to lose weight and photos of herself she sees online.
Well, she's at it again following her arrest Thursday night for reckless endangerment, after allegedly throwing a bong out of her 36th-story apartment in Manhattan.
Bynes also was charged with marijuana possession for allegedly smoking marijuana in the lobby of her building.
Originally posted 05/24/2013 04:15PM
Amanda Bynes is almost unrecognizable in photos of her arrest Thursday night and her subsequent appearance in court on Friday, thanks to the unkempt platinum blonde wig she's wearing.
So what's under all that hair?
Although the NYPD is not releasing a mug shot, a police officer who was escorting Bynes, 27, to her court appearance was holding paperwork, including a photo of the former child star without the wig – and her hair is super short.
Originally posted 05/24/2013 12:15PM
Amanda Bynes's Friday morning court appearance was short and sweet, following a long night spent in custody after her arrest in her New York apartment building the night before.
Shortly after 11 a.m., the former child star, 27, took the stand, wearing a blonde wig, gray sweat pants and a baggy black sweater – and looking blasé.
She faces charges of reckless endangerment and marijuana possession for allegedly smoking marijuana in the lobby of her building.
Originally posted 05/23/2013 11:25PM
Amanda Bynes was arrested Thursday night at her New York apartment for reckless endangerment and underwent a psychiatric evaluation at the hospital, according to a report.
The former child star, 27, who has a history of DUI and other automobile-related cases in Los Angeles courts, has attracted attention for a series of provocative Twitter postings and almost daily media accounts of unusual behavior.
Officers responding to a report of a disorderly person arrested her at her Manhattan high-rise apartment after she threw a bong out the window, News 4 New York reports.
She underwent a psychiatric evaluation at Roosevelt Hospital and then was processed at the police station, according to reports.
Originally posted 03/27/2013 05:00PM
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