Amanda Bynes claims only ugly people say she’s crazy, ‘I only have hot friends’

Amanda Bynes has been tweeting selfies for weeks now. She’s also been threatening to sue anyone who writes anything negative about her, and she’s been acting… odd. I’m quite sure she has legitimate mental health issues, but I also think (and perhaps I’m in the minority) that she’s “playing up” some stuff to get more attention. Anyway, she tweeted the above selfie on Tuesday with the message “About to put on makeup! I weigh 135, I’ve gained weight! I need to be 100 lbs!” She really does NOT need to lose any more weight. Over the weekend she was also tweeting selfies at the gym (the same gym that kicked her out? Dunno.) and she went OFF on Complex magazine:

I’m sorry, but that sh-t is funny. It would be funny coming from anyone. And you know what’s really scary? She has more control over her grammar, punctuation and spelling than Brandi Glanville, Lindsay Lohan and half of Hollywood put together. Anyway, since Amanda threatens to sue anyone who says anything about her, I thought we could discuss an actual interview she did in the new issue of In Touch Weekly:

The world — and more than 740,000 Twitter followers — has watched as Amanda Bynes appears to spin out of control. But in a rare interview in the new issue of In Touch, the 27-year-old actress insists she’s fine and blasts anyone who suggests otherwise.

“I have no clue [why people say I’m insane]. Every time I’ve heard it, it came from an ugly person’s mouth, so I don’t care,” the actress — who rocks cheek piercings and a tangle of blond hair extensions— exclusively tells In Touch, on newsstands now. “The only ones lying about me having a mental illness are people I don’t talk to.”

Amanda, who often stays up all night and tweets around the clock, says she has the support of unnamed friends. “I only have hot friends,” she says. “They have my back until I die.”

She also knocks down any speculation of issues with addiction: “I don’t drink. I’m allergic to alcohol,” Amanda tells In Touch. And though photos surfaced of Amanda with what looked to be a joint, the star insists she doesn’t smoke pot— only tobacco.

In recent months, Amanda’s frequent trips to the gym have sparked headlines about her bizarre behavior, from stripping down to her bra in spin class to reportedly smoking in the locker room. But Amanda says she’s focused on getting in shape. “I’m getting in shape for all the photo shoots.” Amanda tells In Touch. I like being 100 pounds… 21 to go!”

While she “retired” from acting at the age of 24, Amanda tells the mag she’s financially set. “I’ll design clothes and sing because I want to, not because I need the money. I love singing and I can’t wait to start working on an album.”

[From In Touch Weekly]

For what it’s worth, I kind of believe that she’s not really drunk or stoned out of her mind, although I’m sure she does smoke pot. I think most of this is just a chemical imbalance or something. Or maybe she’s just a narcissistic famewhore, because that’s the only other option. When you’re dropping lines like “Every time I’ve heard it, it came from an ugly person’s mouth, so I don’t care.” Somewhere, Dina Lohan is wishing she thought of that.

Incidentally, this is the second interview Amanda has given to In Touch in as many weeks. In last week’s issue, Amanda told the mag that she’s “in the Mary-Kate and Ashley type of wealth” category. The Olsens are worth a reported $300 million (probably more, actually). Amanda is maybe worth $4 million, if you don’t take into account all of the crazy bills she’s been racking up all over NYC. In Touch says that she’s spent $30,000 in one month – $11,000 worth of extensions (really?), luxury hotels and endless room service, plus shopping trips at Cartier, etc. Earlier this week, Radar claimed that Amanda wanted access to all of her money, which was invested for her by her parents and her business manager. Amanda has pitched a fit and her parents are apparently helpless.

Photos courtesy of Amanda’s Twitter.

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  1. Elisabeth says:

    well this puts my mind at ease

  2. Mrs. Peacock says:

    Although, she’s got a point. I’m ugly and think she’s whack as hell. So, +1 Amanda.

  3. Becky says:

    Looking super sexy and sane in that outfit, Amanda.

  4. Chi Chi says:

    So sad!!! I wasn’t sure you were talking about the same person cos of the dramatic change in looks. I just had to google her pics and Lord, is she looking totally different and not in a good way. Really sad!!!!

  5. Lauren says:

    Is that Nadia Suleyman(?) with a blond wig?

  6. Marianne says:

    I think she’s somewhat playing all this up too. I mean, she hasn’t really worked in the last few years and she needs people to start talking about her again.

    • Migdalia says:

      Yea but it’s weirdly out of left field. When she was in the spotlight she was never an attention whore about it. She was refreshing. Also, she “retired” on her own, disappeared for a few years then this started happening.

  7. Rikki says:

    Why is she winking like that?

  8. marie says:

    what the hell happened to her face? b-tch be crazy (I guess this makes me ugly)

  9. Becky says:

    In regard to her grammar, Idk why you are so impressed. I figured all the grammar errors were due to iPhone typing, drugs, and/or mental issues. She’s a bright girl who certainly can write and punctuate better than that. Lets not set the bar so low.

  10. Joanna says:

    somebody’s obsessed with themselves. get the girl a hobby besides working out. she does not need to lose any weight, much less get down to 100 lbs. and she looks stupid with those blond extensions and those stupid selfies. she might not be crazy, just spoiled and into herself.

  11. BlackDuck says:

    I don’t even recogize her! Hope she doesn’t end up like the Cracken.

  12. Lake Mom says:

    “The only ones lying about me having a mental illness are people I don’t talk to.” So does mean the ones that are telling the truth about her mental illness are the people she has talked to????

  13. Samigirl says:

    Well good on her for being rich and having only hot friends! I mean, there really is nothing else to live for. if you’re a peasant with unattractive friends, then you should probably just go off yourself.

  14. Felicia says:

    I think she’s probably playing it up for attention too but that doesn’t take away from the crazy. It’s not unusual for mentally ill people to engage in that type of attention seeking behavior. I just find it sad at this point. Mocking Amanda Bynes feels like shooting ducks in a barrel.

  15. Keats says:

    Is her head half shaved? My super hot friends would have advised against that and the cheek piercing, because they have MY back.

  16. serena says:

    She’s the one who looks ugly and I don’t mean physically, although the crazy expression isn’t helping.

  17. Erinn says:

    This girl is a mess. I really believe she has a legitimate mental illness. TMZ live (while I know they aren’t always the paragon of truth) refused to fully discuss her current behavior, and kept saying how it wasn’t a funny situation.

    I remember her parents were trying to intervene, and she moved to NY to avoid the situation. Unfortunately, you can only do so much when an adult is refusing to accept that they have a problem.

    It’s a shame. I really expected her to get through the trap of young fame.

    • lin234 says:

      I agree. I feel uncomfortable reading about people bashing her (even about her looks)because I think she’s been having a legitimate mental breakdown of some kind.

      I used to watch What I Like About You when it was on and you could tell when she had it together that she was a really hard worker. Now I’m just really sad for her.

      Her parents sound like they’ve really tried to help her and they haven’t squandered her fortune like some parents of child stars. I hope they intervene like Jamie Spears and take control before she is left without a penny.

    • carol says:

      why does young fame tend to make people messed up? Lack of boundaries/reality at a young age? Is that really all it takes?

  18. e.non says:

    this poor girls needs help; and it’s disturbing to see the mockery she’s subjected to.

  19. says:

    I guess the crazy went to her face. B!tch is looking all kinds of hell. WTF did she do to herself?!

  20. truthful says:

    Well last night after midnight it was tweeted that the cops were sent to her house, something about suicide or drugs per Jenny McCarthy.

    (don’t know how she got involved)

    she needs mental help

  21. Mich says:

    Say what you will about CDAN but he has been calling this one for sometime (long before the public acting out started). There have been lots of rumors over the years about some tween on whatever channel she was on being the victim of a big time producer/pedophile.

    If she had been acting out like this since her teens, I’d just think Lohan/Beiber-type brat. I think something else is going on here. Sad.

  22. tracking says:

    Her face looks completely different. Does anyone have any idea what caused the change? She seems really unwell to me.

  23. Maya says:

    My guess is schizophrenia – she shows nearly all the symptoms, and it often doesn’t manifest itself in women until the mid 20′s to early 30′s (which is a scary thought, actually).

    To me, this is someone who is going through some real psychological issues and who needs serious help. I can’t help but feel uncomfortable with the way the media is covering this – “Haha, look how crazy she is! Isn’t that funny?” It’s like with Britney Spears circa 2007: it crosses the line from fun juicy gossip into ‘that’s really not okay’ territory. One of the reasons I like LaineyGossip is because she refuses to write about ‘sad smut.’

    Even if Amanda is looking for attention, maybe it’s best to not give it to her? Mentally ill people do not always behave rationally or know what’s best for them. I just find this whole thing so sad. I grew up loving Amanda because she was so hilarious and talented. I can’t help seeing her as a sort of a modern day Ophelia – like, can’t you picture her skipping around singing about the baker’s daughter having an owl??

    The whole thing is just very sad. Let’s not add to it by pointing at the trainwreck and laughing.

    *This PSA brought to you by Maya*

    • Mich says:

      CB rarely covers this story and I’ve wondered at times if that is a conscious decision because there is plenty of material out there about Bynes’ behaving very erratically in public places.

      My dime store psych degree is leading me towards bipolar mania. (wiki: confidence and self-esteem are excessively enlarged, and grand, extravagant ideas are expressed. Behavior that is out of character and risky, foolish or inappropriate may result from a loss of normal social restraint.)

      • Maya says:

        Yeah that also seems likely. I just want to give this girl a hug and get her to a good psychiatrist! I was just watching the trailer for ‘She’s the Man’ and it was so sad because she had such great comic timing. If she stayed on that path I think she could have developed into a Tina Fey/Amy Poehler/Kristen Wiig kind of comedic actress.

    • Eve says:

      @ Maya:

      “To me, this is someone who is going through some real psychological issues and who needs serious help. I can’t help but feel uncomfortable with the way the media is covering this – “Haha, look how crazy she is! Isn’t that funny?” It’s like with Britney Spears circa 2007: it crosses the line from fun juicy gossip into ‘that’s really not okay’ territory. One of the reasons I like LaineyGossip is because she refuses to write about ‘sad smut.’

      The whole thing is just very sad. Let’s not add to it by pointing at the trainwreck and laughing.”

      Totally agree with you on that.

      By the way, I really enjoyed Courtney Enlow’s (from Pajiba) take on the situation:

    • BeesKnees says:

      ITA. I stopped paying attention to Perez Hilton years ago, but I have a friend who is also big into celebrity gossip like me and follows him on Twitter. She was saying that he writes about her constantly and that they get into it sometimes. He is so vile. I love Michael K at Dlisted and his equal opportunity snarks, but I think that this Amanda Bynes thing has gone into totally not funny anymore and really sad territory. I don’t think this is performance art or a Joaquin Phoenix situation, I think Amanda is legitimately mentally ill.

      • Lemony says:

        Perez Hilton is the worst. I hate his vicious persecution of closeted celebs. Give people enough respect & dignity to come out when they are ready.
        Perez is also the biggest hypocrite. He goes on those ladies’ talk shows & blabbers about how is “all about peace & good karma & anti-bullying.” Uh huh. Ok.
        I haven’t look at his blog in years, so maybe he has changed his ways? IDK.

      • Maya says:

        Yeah, there is definitely a line that should not be crossed and I wish the gossip industry would be respectful of that. It’s so exploitative.

      • littlestar says:

        Perez Hilton supposedly did change his ways and is no longer a beyotch to celebs. Don’t quote me on this though, as I haven’t read his blog in years and years. I stopped reading when a ghost writer took over his duties – the quality of the writing was terrible and it was no longer funny anymore. I was also tired of his viciousness. I haven’t cared enough though to go and see what’s changed on there now.

  24. doofus says:

    This is a girl who needs medical help for her mental health issues, for sure.

    if she were just an entitled former child-star on drugs, I’d mock her like we do Lohan, but this is like…Britney-meltdown behavior. I hope she doesn’t hurt herself or someone else.

    • Maya says:

      Exactly. The reason I feel okay about mocking Lindsay as opposed to Britney or Amanda is because the former two have had significant mental health issues while the latter is, quite simply, an asshole.

      She may have been (is?) an addict but even when sober she has proven herself to be an obnoxious, entitled, selfish, unprofessional asshole who blows off court appointments, steals thousands of dollars worth of merchandise and mows over baby strollers. So yeah, I think making fun of Lindsay is okay in terms of ethics or whatever.

  25. Cookie says:

    Drugs and hard living, too much partying, bad eating habits, etc etc., will wreck your looks, obviously. The synthetic weave isn’t helping her look, either, nor the bizzarre outfits. I thought she was punking everyone but now am not so sure…she might really need some kind of help.

  26. lisa says:

    this makes me sad. i think she needs medical help and you cant force it on an adult until they hurt themselves or someone else. her money will keep her from hitting rock bottom and getting help.

  27. Shannon says:

    She is definitely bipolar or something along those lines. This cannot be blamed on weed or drinking.

  28. Jayna says:

    She’s mentally ill. Very sad. And she seems to always be alone.

  29. coolio says:

    Honest to god I think shes been sexually abused

  30. oliveo says:

    This meltdown makes me sadder than any other celeb meltdown, because I grew up watching Amanda Bynes on Nickelodeon. The Amanda Show was a bright spot for me during those awkward and uncomfortable middle school years. She was such a dynamic child actor and it scares me that someone with so much talent and visibility can unravel like this with seemingly NO intervention from family/ friends.

    • Maya says:

      I know! My sister and I were obsessed with her when we were kids – she was hilarious, goofy and talented. She was really amazing in the film She’s the Man as well. I said somewhere else on this thread that I think had she continued on that path she probably would have followed in the footsteps of Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Kristen Wiig. Child stardom is so awful.

  31. Dani says:

    She came into one of my husband’s store in NYC. He said she was COMPLETELY whacked, like, made a bline to one of his employees while he was with a customer, asked to buy a $50 accessory for $10 and when she opened her bag it smelled like something died in it. I definitely think something is wrong with her mentally but he said it’s obvious she plays up some of it.

  32. judyjudy says:

    I’m kind of tired of Operation Amanda Bynes Is Crazy. It seems so forced and calculated.

  33. madpoe says:

    she looks like a blonde Octomom.

  34. Kim says:

    I have never seen this girl with a friend, assistant, family member, etc since moving to NYC. HAS anyone every seen her having lunch,movies, etc with anyone.

  35. carol says:

    seriously what happened to her? she used to seem normal and talented

  36. chria says:

    i dont understand why shes so full of herself…i mean no one evem really knows who she is unless they watched nickelodeon in the late 90s. other then that her fame…well attention has come from her issues with the law and what appear to be psychotic episodes. i have a degree in psychology and although i would have to have a real coversation with her to accurately diagnose her, i believe from what she portrays is narcissism which IS a mental illness. other clues also hint at borderline personality disorder which is also a mental illness. either way she’s mentally ill which there is nothing wrong with that since many are and function normal in our society, but being so defensive and to me ugly about it will only make it worse. it’s best for her to accept the truth and get help before she digs herself a grave.

    ps i would like to dedicate all my spelling and grammar errors to my smartphone. i am not the best on touchscreens. ;)

  37. PinkG says:

    She is morphing into BlowHan 2.0.

  38. Crackberry says:

    She says she wants to be a singer.
    Does she have a contract?

    Irrespective of that, ANY music company will make her admit to having mental problems to rebuild her PR image (even if she doesn’t have them).
    That will work against any current legal action she takes.
    She may end up in the Michael Jackson wrongful death lawsuit where the mother claimed everyone knew he was addicted to painkillers but a letter signed by the family from 2009 claimed Michael had no substance issues.

  39. MJ says:

    I think some of that $30k went to her boobs.

  40. DeltaJuliet says:

    If her name wasn’t all over this article I would have had no idea who she is. She looks like an entirely different person. It’s bizarre.

  41. Apsutter says:

    She’s lying about the drugs. One look at her face can tell you that. Also, a person doesn’t just go off the rails the way that she has without mental illness or drugs. I’m guessing she has both. And what a sad, shallow, superficial way to live life.

  42. Miss M says:

    This is a very sad situation. I hope her family can find a way to help her.

  43. bsh says:

    She looks like Miss Piggy. Does she consider herself pretty? Because.. not really! she needs to get help ASAP, and we all need to stop paying attention to her.

  44. TXCinderella says:

    People that have alot of money don’t usually brag about it verbally. If she is very wealthy, it won’t last long. She’ll blow through it soon and won’t have anything to show for it, just like Lindsay Lohan. Watching these young celebs slowly imploding is just sad. Having too much too soon is not a good thing in Hollywood.

  45. paranormalgirl says:

    without actually having treated or interviewed her, I would skew any diagnosis towards bipolar from what is presented by the media.

    I can’t mock or joke because this is so sad.

  46. Holden says:

    1982 called and it wants its work out outfit back.

  47. V says:

    she’s looking a bit like octomom now. Same bolt ons, same crackie selfies.

  48. Mourning the Death of Music says:

    If this girl believes she represents what is “pretty”, then I’m very content to be ugly.

  49. JoleenMean says:

    I really hope that she gets the psychiatric help that she needs soon. She seems to be exhibiting some classic symptoms of a manic disorder.

  50. kim says:

    Idk I remember reading that blind item about the starlet pulling a brit breakdown to get publicity a bit ago… i actually now think it refers to amanda b…since I don’t see any other chicks crazed out this year.

  51. Amanda says:

    What has she done to herself that makes her look so different? I mean she looks like she has had work done but I haven’t read anything saying she’s had plastic surgery? Weird.

  52. Michele says:

    This is heartbreaking she was such a sweet little girl on the shows back in the day. What the heck happened to her?

  53. Dee Cee says:

    ‘Everything is funny as long as it is happening to somebody else.’ – Will Rogers.

  54. Gossip Garl says:

    Why does this little girl have access to all her money?SHES INCOMPETENT!! AND WHATS WITH THE blink eye all the time?Whats happening to all those celebs going nuts?Like looking at someone drowning and not be able to help:(

  55. EscapedConvent says:

    What ever happened to the old-fashioned sweet harmless eccentric person?

    Everyone is so aggressive now.

  56. xoxokaligrl says:

    She is hillarious. To bad she doesnt see us laughing at her. Shes the bi*tchy britney spears circa 2005.

  57. xoxokaligrl says:

    She is hillarious. Shes the bi*tchy britney spears circa 2005.

  58. SCREEEE says:

    …Let’s not drag pot’s poor name into this. Barring a freak chemical reaction, this is the work of WAY darker forces. So disturbing.