Candids > 2014 > [March 02] Out in Thousand Oaks, CA
Amanda: Mortified at Drake ‘Vagina’ Comment
Amanda Bynes has turned it around in a big way … and one of the markers is that she is now remorseful about things she did and said when she was at her worst — particularly her comment about Drake, “I want Drake to murder my vagina.”
Sources directly connected with Amanda tell TMZ … she is in the territory of being her old self again. They say the fact that the Drake comment “horrifies her” shows she again has a sense of the difference between right and wrong.
But there’s more. We’re told Amanda has stopped smoking weed, she’s in the process of removing a number of inappropriate tattoos, and she’s kind to people with whom she interacts.
Most impressive … Amanda is now at FIDM — the Fashion Institute of Design Merchandising in Orange County — and she’s become so self-confident she makes presentations to her entire class and freely interacts with her classmates.
TMZ broke the story … Amanda was diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolarity. It’s apparent the meds and the therapy are working.
Elaine February 27, 2014 Gossip & Rumors Reply
Amanda: DUI Charge Dismissed
Amanda Bynes‘ two-year-old DUI charge was dismissed Monday, after the rehabbed actress pleaded no contest to reckless driving at the LAX Airport courthouse, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.
The resilient former Nickelodeon star was arrested on Apr. 6, 2012, in West Hollywood, Calif., just days after she turned 26 and charged with a DUI after allegedly hitting a cop car.
Last year, Bynes’ mother Lynn was granted conservatorship of her troubled daughter after a parade of erratic and bizarre incidents, culminating in her hospitalization after setting a small fire in a neighbor’s driveway.
After being released from treatment in Dec., Lynn and their family attorney Tamar Arminak told Radar in statement, “Amanda has completed her inpatient rehabilitation and she’s feeling better every day.
“She’s now looking at various colleges with the intention of majoring in fashion design,” the lawyer said.
“She’s mentioned before she’s interested in creating a clothing line. Despite the fact Bynes is no longer in a facility, her outpatient treatment is continuing. She’s very happy to re-establish the loving relationship with her family that she once shared.”
“Amanda is moving forward with her life, and has a tremendous support network around her. Her family loves and supports her and Amanda is looking forward to the next chapter of her life,” a source told RadarOnline.com.
Richard Hutton, the attorney representing Bynes, made the plea on her behalf at the LAX Airport courthouse, as the actress wasn’t required to attend the proceedings.
As part of the plea deal, Bynes will be on probation for three years, pay a fine and attend an alcohol education class.
Elaine February 24, 2014 Gossip & Rumors Reply
Amanda: Responding Well To Schizophrenia Meds
Since formally being diagnosed with schizophrenia, Amanda Bynes has been slowly getting better, and her parents Rick and Lynn are thrilled with the progress the troubled actress is making as she begins to resume her new life, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.
“Amanda is responding very well to the medication she is taking for schizophrenia. Rick and Lynn are absolutely thrilled with the progress she has made in such a short amount of time. She continues to see doctors several times a week. Taking a class in fashion merchandising at a fashion school in Orange County has been an incredibly positive experience for Amanda,” a source told Radar.
“It’s only one class, but it’s enough to keep Amanda busy. The only kink is the commute which from her parents house in Thousand Oaks to Orange County is long, and Amanda is always driven by one of her parents or another family member. When not in class or at the doctor, Amanda has been frequenting the gym. Her parent’s have told friends they feel that they have their beloved daughter back for the first time in years.”
Radar broke the story in September: Following months of erratic and bizarre behavior, Bynes was diagnosed with schizophrenia and hospitalized after setting a fire in the driveway of a neighbor in Thousand Oaks, Calif., last summer.
Lynn was subsequently granted conservatorship of her daughter, and since being released from a treatment facility, has been living with her parents.
After being released from treatment in Dec., Lynn and their family attorney Tamar Arminak told Radar in statement, “Amanda has completed her inpatient rehabilitation and she’s feeling better every day. She’s now looking at various colleges with the intention of majoring in fashion design. She’s mentioned before she’s interested in creating a clothing line.
“Despite the fact Amanda is no longer in a facility, her outpatient treatment is continuing. She’s very happy to re-establish the loving relationship with her family that she once shared.”
Living with her parents has been “extremely essential for Amanda’s progress. However, Amanda has been expressing a desire to move out, which is actually a good sign,” the insider added.
“It’s not likely she will be moving out of their house for at least the next several months.”