02:43 AM EDT 12/22/2014
Originally posted 01/24/2014 07:05AM
For Amanda Bynes, the road to recovery must be traveled in snowshoes.
Just before starting classes at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Orange County, the troubled actress was hard at work getting her body in shape.
Bynes, 27, who left an inpatient mental health treatment facility in California in early December, arrived at the exclusive Miracles Utah Fitness Retreat on Jan. 4 for a week of six-hour a day workouts and healthy meals.
"She wanted to focus on her health and getting her body back in shape," owner Austan Torson tells PEOPLE. "Her main goal was to lose 5 lbs. and she did."
Originally posted 01/23/2014 10:00AM
Justin Bieber was arrested Thursday morning in Miami, putting him on a long list of child stars who have taken wrong turns.
Originally posted 01/10/2014 01:00PM
The bong-tossing case against Amanda Bynes will be dismissed if the actress stays out of trouble for six months and goes to counseling twice a week, a judge ruled Friday.
Originally posted 12/23/2013 02:15PM
Amanda Bynes is looking happier and healthier this holiday season since completing more than four months of inpatient treatment.
The actress, 27, shopped in Los Angeles on Sunday, wearing a floral sweatshirt with skinny jeans and sneakers, and topping off the ensemble with pretty golden curls.
Bynes was forcibly hospitalized in July after starting a small fire on a household driveway in Thousand Oaks, Calif.
The former Nickelodeon starlet is continuing to recover at her parents' home.
Originally posted 12/05/2013 06:00PM
Amanda Bynes is making strides back to normalcy, following more than four months of inpatient treatment.
The former Nickelodeon starlet, 27 – whose lawyer Tamar Arminak told PEOPLE on Wednesday she is "feeling better every day" – was spotted on Thursday, strolling through Thousand Oaks, Calif., alongside her parents Rick and Lynn Bynes with two family dogs in tow.
The recovering actress was casually clad, sporting skinny jeans, Vans high-tops, sunglasses, a baseball cap and a white sweatshirt that said "Gang$ta Love."
Originally posted 12/05/2013 01:15AM
Amanda Bynes has completed inpatient treatment and is recovering at her parents' Los Angeles home, her mother's attorney tells PEOPLE exclusively.
"Amanda and her entire family would like to thank everyone who's contacted them with good thoughts and wishes for Amanda's recovery," says a statement from lawyer Tamar Arminak. "Amanda has completed her inpatient rehabilitation and she's feeling better every day."
Bynes, 27, had been forcibly hospitalized following a driveway-burning incident in July, but was eventually moved to a Malibu rehabilitation facility.
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."
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