Amanda Bynes ordered by a judge to stop driving, do you think that will stop her?

We’ve seen Amanda Bynes driving on a suspended license twice – there are photos of her getting pulled over by cops for driving without her headlights on, (nothing happened to her then of course) and TMZ recently published a series of photos in which we saw Amanda driving around, parking and getting high in her car. She got high twice that day according to the paparazzo who tailed her, and TMZ had photos of the inside of her car, which was a mess of fast food wrappers and pot residue. (Is that what you call it? I’m so old.) So now we know how she got into so many hit and runs in the first place – she was baked, hit other car(s), barely noticed, and then was too high to stop and conduct herself so she figured she may as well keep driving. She could have been drunk too, I don’t know.

Anyway Amanda’s license was suspended over a week ago, and now she might actually stop driving because a judge told her lawyer that she had to! Do you think that’s going to stop this bitch? You know it isn’t. Amanda wasn’t even at the hearing. You know her lawyer called her and she told him “sure, whatever” in between tokes. And then she drove to In-N-Out burger and satisfied her munchies. (That conjecture, although all I’m going by her past behavior. I don’t even know if she eats meat.)

Amanda Bynes has officially been asked to put away her car keys.

The starlet, 26, was ordered by L.A. Superior Court Judge Marsha Revel not to drive without a valid driver’s license, PEOPLE confirms.

Bynes lost her driving privileges while facing a DUI charge and two counts of hit-and-run, according to the Los Angeles Tmes.

On Sunday, the former child star was stopped by police officers in L.A. when her headlights weren’t on, but she was not asked to show her license, according to the Times, noting that police are not required to ask for a license in all instances.i

At a hearing Wednesday before Revel – who had presided over some of Lindsay Lohan’s legal problems – the District Attorney’s Office asked the judge to address the issue of Bynes’s driver’s license.

Bynes’s attorney Bob Wilson – who appeared on behalf of the actress, who didn’t attend – initially told the judge: “We haven’t completed her DMV hearing so she couldn’t have lost her license,” E! News

But later Wilson said the D.A. informed him that the actress’s license does in fact come up as suspended in the official records.

Sunday wasn’t apparently the only day she was on the road. TMZ posted photos of Bynes “driving for hours” and smoking out of some sort of pipe on Tuesday.

Bynes’s rep did not respond to requests for comment.

[From People]

I love how People phrases their article so carefully, “smoking out of some sort of pipe.” Plus her lawyer is such an enabler! He’s all “she couldn’t have lost her license” even though it’s suspended.

Radar has another story about how Amanda has been refusing rehab, hasn’t been talking to her family or manager, and is a “lost little girl.” It looks to me like she knows exactly what she’s doing. They quote a source who says:

“Amanda is refusing to go to rehab or seek any form of psychiatric treatment or diagnosis, because it’s clear something is up with her. She has been told by her agent and her dad Rick that she has substance abuse issues and needs to get help. She’s a lost little girl right now.” They add that she has “completely gone off the grid. She won’t speak with her manager, her agent, her publicist; she’s not returning anybody’s phone call.”

Their source thinks Amanda has mental health issues and “doesn’t seem to be in touch with reality.” With all due respect to pot smokers, doesn’t that happen when you’re high all day? I have nothing against a recreational toke when you’re not driving, but it looks like she’s pretty much driving around aimlessly all day and getting baked.

Update: We have our answer, and it’s just as suspected. No, Amanda will never stop driving. She just “tapped” the bumper of another car last night, while driving illegally AFTER the judge told her lawyer very firmly that his client has lost her privileges to drive. I hope the judge takes this all into account, if it’s admissible, when she’s finally brought to justice for her DUI. She’s the second coming of Lohan, so I guess we already know what’s going to happen.

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  1. Eve says:

    I don’t know about that…jail would definitely stop her though.

    CB, I think you forgot to close the italics tag.

  2. KellyinSeattle says:

    If the sky was falling it wouldn’t stop her….Celebs Class for Dumb Driving 101

  3. Dirtnap says:

    I thought I read on another gossip site this morning that she “tapped” a white car just yesterday but that no info was exchanged. Maybe I read that wrong?

    *off to go find article*

  4. Hillshmill says:

    If you want to be a loser & a burnout at your own home, fine. I couldn’t care less. BUT, when you endanger the lives of hundreds of people during your reckless behaviour of driving while drunk/high/messed up, then it’s a serious problem. Shame on the LAPD, her lawyers, her manager, her friends, etc for enabling her.

  5. me says:

    i don’t get this. doesn’t she have a million dollar mansion or penthouse apartment that she can burn at with some friends? i dont get the whole driving around getting stoned alone thing.

    • Krock says:

      But remember Britney (during her melt down) never stayed home. She would go out in her pink wig aimlessly driving around. It must be a lonely celeb thing I dunno. I have a heart attack if Ive even had ONE beer and try to go to to the store. I check and re check, lights, seat belt, full stops at stop signs. I think the celeb thing has something to do with it.

  6. keri says:

    As a recreational smoker of the kind, I’ll tell you that I never drive while baked. Too paranoid (imagine that!) I heard she has a druggie boyfriend, and that would explain the weight loss- I bet she’s on some heavier stuff though. Best line from the article? “It is believed Amanda was first spotted in the parking lot of Baja Fresh in the San Fernando Valley, where she smoked from the pipe and ate takeout tacos after being struck by the munchies”

  7. mln76 says:

    Girl seems genuinely mentally unbalanced. I’ve never been a stoner but the many ive known were just mellow not delusional even if they were toking all day. I think she’s got some profound mental problems and is self-medicating. The people in her life need to get her some help but enabling is all too common in Hollywood. She’ll probably end up killing someone in her car SAD.

    • Amanda Hugginkiss says:

      “I think she’s got some profound mental problems and is self-medicating.”

      Spot on.

      Adrift, scared, angry and disappointed in herself. In all manner, she needs some caring arms around her.

      • LeslieM says:

        I was so touch to read your remark about her needing some arms around her. It is terrible what she is doing. I don’t understand why she isn’t in jail after those photos were made public. She does look like she is becoming a Lindsey Lohan I hope she can be stopped. Her lawyer is an enabler coming up with a lame excuse about her license. Where are her parents? I hope she has people who love her who will take her in and fight their hardest to help her.

  8. CG says:

    Between this dumb bitch, the Cracken and Joe Simpson all recently getting popped for DUI/driving while baked, I really wouldn’t want to be driving in L.A.!

  9. dorothy says:

    Obviously it hasn’t. She’s been caught numerous times driving around L.A. This poor girl has gone the Lohan road to destruction.

    • mc says:

      In the state of Tennessee if you drive on suspended your ass goes to jail…. I found out the hard way. My license was suspended dues to a speeding ticket from several years prior (I moved and ticket was misplaced… out of site out of mind) I didn’t even known it was suspended and had little bumper thumper got hauled in to jail. Maybe more states should do this?

  10. lucy2 says:

    “Lost little girl?” She’s 26. Grow the F up already, and people need to stop enabling her too.

    Is Revel the same judge who had to deal with Lohan? If so, she’s probably regretting being a judge in LA! All those entitled celebrats, no thanks.

  11. Obvious says:

    I kind of hope she has some sort of issue. She was fairly successful and never caused trouble until recently. I’m wondering if this is her Britney Spears spiral?

    We know that Crackie is just crackie-but she’s been getting worse for years. it seems all the trouble with Amanda started out of the blue. i hope she gets some help before she hurts herself or others.

    • kibbles says:

      Totally agree. Haven’t been following her drama very much, but she seemed like such a level headed girl. Never expected this kind of behavior from her. It came out of the blue for sure. She has aged a decade in these pics. She either has mental issues or is addicted to drugs and/or alcohol. Something is aging her and making her act this way. Sure, she is on the path to being the second Blohan, but unlike Lohan, Bynes seemed clean and healthy through her teens and early 20s. Something is amiss. I hope she gets the help she needs.

  12. Masque says:

    Isn’t Judge Revel one of LiLo’s judges?

  13. little-red says:

    Maybe I’m missing something here, but can they not just put a locking device on the steering wheel or something for DUI suspensions?
    How are you going to ensure someone isn’t driving with a suspended licence?

  14. Samigirl says:

    Jeeze, louise. I wonder what kind of tweet denial she’s going to do next?!

  15. Gine says:

    If it weren’t for the fact that she’s been endangering others (no excuse for that!) she’d have my sympathy, because holy CRAP, is this woman messed up. I don’t now if it’s just addiction or if she’s got mental health issues too, but yikes. It’s sad, and if she doesn’t get help soon, it can’t end well.

    • LeslieM says:

      You are so right! I wish the police could use those pictures and a drug dog sweep of her car to arrest he. I don’t know why they can’t prosecutors use photo evidence to convict people for other crimes right? I wish the cops would take this seriously and arrest her.

  16. tru tru says:

    Lindsay will be advising her soon and stealing from her in the same breath.

    come to McCracken, commmmeeeee

  17. Mich says:

    I know lots of people are down on CDAN but Enty has been forecasting this drama for some time now.

    She seems pretty mentally ill to me – although maybe it is the drugs wrecking her brain.

    Is it just my faulty memory or does she always seem to be alone?

  18. TXCinderella says:

    She used to be so cute and now she looks terrible! Sounds like she needs court ordered rehab. She is endangering the lives of others.

  19. mzthirtyeight says:

    This is like MADNESS!! I can’t believe how never-ending this junk is!Problems, wow.

  20. bns says:

    I don’t feel sorry for her at all. Just throw her ass in jail so we don’t have to keep reading about this. It’s not like she has anything better to do.

  21. mln89 says:

    she’s on TAPE driving with a suspended license, getting into yet ANOTHER accident! why hasn’t she been thrown in jail yet?!? so disgusted.

  22. G says:

    Ok let’s not blame Maryjane! This girl is clearly unbalanced and needs a conservator to jumpstart her sagging career…err uh I mean to get “help”.

    • OriginalTiffany says:

      Believe me I am not! In fact, I am communing with her right now. :)

      This girl hasn’t worked in how long? Isn’t she also a yacht girl and a member of the Diana Jenkins room 23 thing?

      She’s got major issues, pot isn’t one of them.

    • Pia says:

      I know I’m late to the party here, but thank you! Let’s not blame weed, let’s blame people who do not use it responsibly. To answer CB’s question directly- I would have to say no, most people who smoke pot regularly do not go about in some oblivious stupor. People who you suspect of such are either idiots already without the help of pot or they are on some heavier shit. If you are too stupid to function it is your responsibility to stay in the house! Most people I know are too paranoid to drive while stoned. That being said, I have gotten through Boston traffic in the rain at night with bright construction lighting while stoned and we all survived without incident… it had to be done and I’d rather not do it again!

  23. Dee Cee says:

    First you tell her legally with no if’s and’s or maybe’s excuses.. then if she breaks that law, witnessed.. immediate jail time..

  24. Reece says:

    When are they going to drop her ass in jail?

  25. TheOneAndOnlyOnly says:

    More proof that hollywood’s ostensible “liberalism” aside, you’re only valuable if you can make someone some green, and when that ends, well, you’re on you’re own and good luck when you hit rock bottom.

  26. EmmaStoneWannabe says:

    This girl needs to turn over all sets of her car keys to the court..or made to breathe in a device before starting the engine. Anything! Get this girl off the road!

  27. serena says:

    Is she really an idiot or what?

  28. wonderwoman21 says:

    I just can’t with people who put other people’s lives in danger.

  29. Nanz says:

    What is it with people referring to grown women in their mid-20s as “lost little girls”? First Lohan, now Bynes.

  30. JoJo says:

    OMG, that puffy bloated face! She looks horrible. Don’t any of these people have mirrors or look at themself in pictures? Duh, too sh*tfaced to care. Sad way to spend your life.

  31. ladybert62 says:

    And if she is driving on a suspensed license or no license, I bet any car insurance she has is null and void – SO – if there are any major incidents, it will come out of her pocket.

  32. ladybert62 says:

    How come no one complains about this girl’s eyeliner? Dang, that looks awful!

  33. Luffy says:

    They’re not going to impound her car? When my license was suspended my car was impounded and they wouldn’t give it back till I could legally drive. I don’t understand how she could face no consequences.

  34. Twez says:

    You can’t really diagnose a mental health disorder if someone isn’t sober. Substance dependence can cause behavior that mimics all sorts of problems.

  35. Alana Fajina says:

    SAD! I hope she gets help because something is clearly amiss.

  36. Innocent says:

    Amanda get it together. Marsha is a tough Judge. Be thankful that until now you have avoided rehab and haven’t caused any serious injury to yourself or others.

  37. Jill says:

    I find what she’s turning into sad- a whacked out cliche of every former child star. I watched her back on nickelodeon and then her movies since then and I thought she was funny and a decent actress. It’s just sad how everything’s turning out. What a waste of talent

  38. Jill says:

    I find what she’s turning into sad- a whacked out cliche of every former child star. I watched her back on nickelodeon and then her movies since then and I thought she was funny and a decent actress. It’s just sad how everything’s turning out. What a waste of talent.

  39. Anna says:

    If the LA court system has suspended her license and really wants her to stop driving, they should impound the freaking car the next time they catch her. And throw her behind in jail. I’m tired of these celebs just getting a slap on the wrist. If it doesn’t hurt they don’t learn.

    • the original bellaluna says:

      That’s what they do to us “normal” people: They haul your arse to jail and ask if there’s anyone licensed who is able to drive the vehicle home (provided said vehicle is registered & insured). If there isn’t, it’s impounded; the vehicle isn’t released until you provide proof of registration, proof of insurance, and a valid license. And those towing and impound fees aren’t cheap!

      No one is doing Bynes any favours by allowing her to skate by on these incidents. I know the jails/prisons are over-crowded, but if one of my friends or family ended up hurt or dead due to Bynes’ insistence on driving and law enforcement’s insistence on ignoring her actions, there would be hell to pay.

  40. Alida says:

    Why isn’t someone calling the cops when they see her driving? She is OBVIOUSLY being followed so why isn’t a pap getting her arrested so he can have the photos?

  41. the original bellaluna says:

    Here is what’s amiss with Miss Demolition Derby Bynes:

    This former B+ teen actress who has had a really bad year is suffering from some severe substance abuse issues and her friends all blame a boyfriend who got the actress hooked on everything to keep her under his thumb. It worked. Ever since the pair started dating, she gave up even trying to act and the only thing she cared about was doing exactly what he wanted when he wanted it and gave up any kind of regular life. Even though he cheats with several other women he expects her to be available to him whenever he calls and she refuses to be away from her phone at any time and drives herself crazy worrying she has missed a call from him. He leaves her for weeks at a time and it drives her even more crazy and then will rush back into her life setting demands. He has spent a great deal of her money. Her friends try to convince her she needs to dump him and to go to rehab just to escape him if not to get clean.

    Amanda Bynes & Kid Cud

  42. Str8Shooter says:

    Once again, this article confirms that the LAPD is just a bunch of f*ckin morons. Sad how these people continuously get away with this crap, while anyone else would be wearing an ankle bracelet by now.

    OH, and I am with the poster who said she can’t drive baked. LOL. I like to indulge myself on the weekends, and the LAST thing I would want to do is drive a car while I was stoned!

  43. mandy says:

    she is nothing more then a spoiled brat. Shes grown up in this industry and thinks she is above all. celebrities like her think that they don’t have to follow rules like us peasants because since she was a little girl people have treated her like an adult and she never learned no. remember when she was pulled over and was being issued a ticket and drove off before the cop handed her the citation she doesn’t have to follow rules because just like blowhan shell just receive a slap on the wrist and be back on the road toking and rearendi g peonsp

  44. Zobeth says:

    For some odd reason I really feel bad for this girl. I’ve never felt that way about Cracken but for Amanda there is something so piteful about her. Latetly all you see is her driving around Sunset Blvd dressed like a prostitute either looking for her pimp or to score drugs. She looks stoned 24/7. I’m really beginning to believe the blind on CDAN was so right. If so, why isn’t someone like Enty doing something to help this girl? I mean Cracken makes her own misery but I feel this Amanda has been abused by hollywood and kicked to the curb after she expired (got too old). Dirty pervs who pimped her out were probably getting requests for teen girls so she no longer was needed. What a sick twisted mess.

  45. Jag says:

    My guess is that she’s bipolar and self-medicating. And she won’t get help because she doesn’t want to stop. I hope she gets help, though, before she kills someone. And you’re right, the courts aren’t going to do anything because she’s famous. The cops already aren’t doing anything, so she’ll keep on until something happens, imo.

    • Shelly says:

      It actually sounds more like schizophrenia if whats in the TMZ article is true.

      26 is right when schizophrenia tends to show up too.

      You can have audio and visual hallucinations with bipolar too, but that type don’t usually manifest the way it sounds like she could be having them.

      The two disorders can be very similar looking to one another since they are both affect disorders.

      Pot is a very common drug to self medicate with for any of the affect/anxiety disorders.
      Also for a lot of people who can’t tolerate the usual medications (Or they just don’t work for them) Pot is a valid option, it’s more effective when it’s ingested as opposed to smoked however.
      And there are A LOT of people for whom the medications are either too harsh on their bodies or they can’t find any that work.

      There are so many new drugs out there now tho that as long as you have a good pill doctor (shrink)and believe me that is hard to find, you have a shot of at least getting some relief.

      I’m lucky, I’m only on 4 medications a day (9 pills) and I’m doing pretty good,(I’m bipolar(mixed episode, rapid cycle)/OCD/Clinical depression) I do however get severe migraine headaches, almost constantly nauseous, diarrhea after I eat anything, dizziness, bad leg cramps, joint and muscle weakness (like I’ll go to stand up and I end up on the floor because my legs decided to not hold me up (Surprise!)I have others too but the ones I hate most are the headaches and the nausea (to the point I carry a bucket around at home some days)

      ALL Psych meds have nasty side effects and some of these poor people are on 12-15 of them and they still have serious breakthrough behaviors.
      Think about what side effects I have on 4 and imagine how more than 10 would be like.

      And there are soooo many bad psychiatrists out there who don’t have a clue when it comes to medicating properly. Finding a good pill doc is like 75% of the battle.

      And then there is the cost, I’m lucky I have good insurance and most of mine are generics now, but when I started my meds were 370$ a month in co-pays, thats out of pocket cost.

      When I had no insurance and had to get medical/medicaid help (let me tell you, that is reallllly hard to set up when your in the middle of a serious episode, so many hoops to jump through when it’s all you can do to find your shoes and get them on :p )
      What sucks is you are pretty likely to get a bad shrink, my first 2 were. One of them was insisting on putting me on a medication that would have made me worse because he was getting a kick back from the drug company, the other wanted to ONLY put me on Prozac and ambien. Hello dirt nap ala Heath ledger, for those of you that don’t know antidepressants and ambian are frequently fatal when taken together. The main problem being that being on JUST prozac would have driven me beyond insane seeing as how I was suffering from a severe manic episode already. If your not on a mood stabilizer prozac will force you manic if your bipolar.

      Luckily for me, I already knew all this since I have a B.S and a M.S in Psychology myself. But any regular person would have no idea they were being made worse and that they had a bad shrink.
      It’s also hard with medical/medicaid to get the more effective drugs (i.e some non generics)because they aren’t covered.
      Which is a waste of tax payer money because they are still paying for the person to see the crappy shrink and paying for the ineffective medication and the person is not much better because they aren’t getting the right meds. mental health care is a big mess.

      whatever Amanda’s mental health problem is, and I would bet big money she has one, She needs help akin to what Brittney got (forced) because she is on the edge of some really bad stuff happening.

      I do want to say I am not excusing her at all, unless she is completely bat shit crazy delusional to the point she doesn’t know who she is, she is responsible for her actions.

      When I have been bad in the past, I voluntarily handed over my keys, check book, credit cards, ect. Just to make sure I didn’t have access to being really stupid. You can be both crazy and responsible *grin*
      It’s all about choices

  46. Stella says:

    I remember a blind from last year : few years ago, on the set of this sitcom, the young star was fooling around with the husband of her much older co-star… the blind was believed to be about Amanda Bynes, Peter Facinelli and Jenny Garth.
    We all know how it went for the married couple ; maybe the husband dumped the young star and we’re left with delusional Amanda.

  47. Jayna says:

    I feel bad for her. TMZ has a story on her today. Very sad. It’s obvious she’s battling a mental illness and using pot to self-medicate. Someone needs to step in somehow.

  48. Ms. Candy says:

    What is up with all these young Hollywood celebrity stars getting all these DUI’s and nothing is being done.
    Is it just LAPD letting them slide with everything cause any other ordinary person would behind, under and through the jailhouse.
    SMH at this if she kills someone maybe she will get it not that I wish she would kill someone but it seems like something really bad would have to happen…

    The Judge says no driving and she still drives…

  49. mik says:

    Hope she gets the help she needs.

  50. Alison says:

    I also feel bad for her. I think she has some serious mental health issues and her family needs to intervene asap.

  51. A Fan says:

    I stand behind an original post I made about her: She’s a self-entitled, arrogant, piece of shit. (and I don’t use those words often)

  52. maren says:

    im a daily pot smoker. pretty much any chance I get. my reasons are personal but I can say I work a full time job in customer service and I am in school for a physical anthropology degree. not all pot smokers are created equal.

  53. Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

    So, L.A.: Cruddy city or the worst city?

  54. kitty-bye says:

    Is there some fancy chipmunk cheek drug in hollywood?

  55. Izzy says:

    E is reporting that she was pulled over this morning, cited for driving with a suspended license, and her car was impounded. ‘Bout time.