05:44 PM EDT 12/09/2013
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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Originally posted 03/17/2013 10:00AM
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Originally posted 03/11/2013 10:40AM
Who's that girl?
Amanda Bynes revealed a dramatically different look on Twitter Sunday.
Tweeting a photograph of herself captioned only with "Wink ;)" Bynes, 26, showed off her new style. With long curly hair tucked under a hat that reads "trapstar," a cheek piercing and stiletto shaped fingernails, the former Nickelodeon star is almost unrecognizable as she gazes into a makeup compact.
Originally posted 09/27/2012 04:00PM
Amanda Bynes was not present during a Van Nuys, Calif., hearing on Thursday morning for her two hit-and-run charges, but her lawyer, Richard Hutton, pleaded not guilty on her behalf.
Stemming from incidents on April 10 and Aug. 4, L.A. Superior Court Judge Rebecca Omens said Bynes, 26, who is currently in New York, is required to be back in Los Angeles within 48 hours of her next hearing, which is set for Oct. 19.
The former Nickelodeon star, 26, also faces a DUI charge and two counts of driving with a suspended license.
Originally posted 09/21/2012 08:05PM
Amanda Bynes can add some more legal trouble to her list.
The actress, 26, whose car was impounded on Sept. 16, was charged on Friday with two counts of driving on a suspended license, according to documents filed in the Los Angeles Superior Court.
Bynes's license was suspended earlier this month following two hit-and-run incidents, for which she has also been charged.
Bynes is also facing DUI charges related to her April 6 arrest when the Easy A actress was pulled over at 3 a.m. in West Hollywood after allegedly sideswiping a police car in her BMW when she tried to make a right turn.
Originally posted 09/19/2012 05:15PM
Amanda Bynes hasn't starred in a film since Easy A in 2010, but the actress has found herself making lots of headlines lately after questionable behavior and a series of run-ins with police.
The actress, 26, who has been charged with a DUI and two counts of hit-and-run, has been spotted acting increasingly erratically over the last several months, including "bizarre" behavior at her gym, according to a source, and being involved in a string of car accidents.
But none of these mishaps seem to have ruffled the former child star, who told PEOPLE when reached on the phone Wednesday, "I am doing amazing."
Originally posted 09/18/2012 11:00AM
Amanda Bynes opted for some retail therapy Monday, going shopping in West Hollywood.
Wearing a white dress, black leather jacket, high heels and bright red lipstick, the actress, 26, stopped into Kin, a boutique. Bynes is featured as part of their "Shop by Celebrity" section on the boutique's website.
After a two hour shopping spree (most of which she spent barricaded inside a dressing room, according to a TMZ report), she emerged from the store and got into a cab.
Originally posted 09/17/2012 10:10AM
From one troubled child star to another.
Lindsay Lohan took to Twitter Sunday night to comment on Amanda Bynes's legal troubles.
"Why did I get put in jail and a nickelodeon star has had NO punishment(s) so far?" she Tweeted.
Minutes later, the actress, 26, followed up with: "These are the moments that I appreciate my life experiences, living without regrets and Disney for supporting me as an actress-night all."
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