Amanda Bynes says she’s amazing, is moving to NY & starting a clothing line

This photo is from 2009. Credit: FameFlynet

Amanda Bynes called People Magazine recently to set the record straight. (Read: deny everything while trying to act like nothing happened.) Unlike Lindsay Lohan, she’s no longer tweeting constantly, which can make her seem much saner than her actions belie. To People, Amanda claimed she was doing “amazing,” that she is switching into a career in fashion, and that she’s moving to New York. Here’s what she said, and she repeated the old “I don’t drink and drive” claim that she wanted Obama to use as evidence from which to fire her arresting officer.

I am retired as an actor. I am moving to New York to launch my career. I am going to do a fashion line,” added Bynes, who was polite, respectful and upbeat on the phone. “I am not talking about being arrested for DUI because I don’t drink, and I don’t drink and drive. It is all false.”

The rest of People’s article went on to recount an incident in which Amanda stripped down to a regular non-sports bra during a spinning class at the gym, ignored the workout, and proceeded to apply makeup and fix her hair, leaving 10 minutes later as if nothing happened. Their source called her a “mess.”

TMZ confirmed that spin class story with some more details, or they just cribbed it from People, it’s hard to tell.

TMZ reported yesterday that Amanda’s parents have leased their home in Texas and moved to California to keep an eye on their daughter. As of now, they’re not considering a conservatorship. Amanda’s uncle previously told Celebuzz that Amanda dad hasn’t talked to her in some time and will change the subject if someone tries to talk about her. It is thought that Amanda wasn’t in touch with her parents.

The judge in Amanda’s DUI case (She previously had same judge as Lindsay Lohan, a female judge named Judge Revel, but TMZ used the male pronoun so she may have a different judge at this point), has stated in court that if Amanda drives on her suspended license and breaks any road rules there will be a high bail set for her. Amanda’s lawyer was in court on her behalf on Wednesday, and she didn’t attend. We’ve heard that she’s been ordered to personally appear on Friday, but we’ll see if that happens.

Meanwhile do you remember how Lindsay Lohan got all indignant that nothing has happened to Amanda Bynes yet, even though Bynes has yet to appear in court to face charges? Well now that The Cracken got arrested for a pedestrian hit and run, Bynes allegedly thinks it’s “karma” and that Lindsay is “not cool.” If you ignore the high potential for each of these women to cause vehicular homicide, and the possibility that one or both of them is mentally ill, this is a pretty amusing celebrity feud.

Amanda is shown shopping on 9-17-12, when she locked herself in the dressing room for 2 hours. The guy with the Black Flag t-shirt worked at the store, I saw him on The Insider. Credit:

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  1. CamColty says:

    Is the claw nail a thing now ? I do not like.

  2. Gabriella says:

    I used to think comparing this girl to LiLo would be unfair to Amanda, but she might be going down the same wrong road. Ugh, just look at those lips!!!
    She seems more of a stoner than a crackhead, so there is still hope for her.
    First step towards recovery: stop messing with them lips!!!

  3. TheOriginalKitten says:

    Nice dead animal scarf. She should probably chill with the shopping sprees considering she’ll be broke as a joke, Lohan-style in a few years.

  4. Erinn says:

    This girl needs help. I think she might just be more deluded than the cracken. Maybe she doesn’t drink. Maybe she has extreme mental impairment for some reason. She NEEDS a mental health evaluation.

  5. marie says:

    ha ha, it’s the feud of the fried..

    what is wrong with this girl? she “retired” from acting, more like folks stopped offering her jobs. I don’t even know what to say anymore, girl’s got issues. BIG ONES

  6. MoxyLady007 says:

    All the reports indicate she is suffering from a severe mental illness. I wish her the very best.

    • Rhea says:

      +1. Hope her family or someone who truly care for her would get her the help she needs.

    • Steph says:

      Someone mentioned schizophrenia the other day. It’s completely possible. Age is right, disgusting home, talking to herself, even loud thumping in dressing room for hours. All could be signs of Schizophrenia.

      • Lil says:

        What I’ve read recently I tend to agree with this post. It does sound like she may possibly have schizophrenia. I hope not. I had a cousin that was Schizophrenic and also friends with adult children that have it. Sure a lot of red flags with her lately. At some point someone will have to step in. Her family will probably have to go through the courts, but bet this is what has to happen. Sad, really sad.

  7. KellyinSeattle says:

    She’s so important that she has to put a wolf fur (?) over her head? Just look at her clothes and think clothing line. No, no.

  8. Jennifer says:

    Who is Amanda Bynes?

    • Alecia says:

      She’s an actress/comedienne best known for her work in the 1990s as a child star on the variety show All That- think Mickey Mouse Club but just comedy. She had her own show called The Amanda Show. And in the early-mid 2000s did a series with Jennie Garth on the WB called What I Like About you.
      I feel bad for her. She’s avoiding her problems and no one seems to be there for her.

  9. lucy2 says:

    Sorry, NY. I’d suggest everyone stay off the streets.

  10. Shannon says:

    Ok Amanda, you don’t drink. But there is obviously something screwed up enough in your demeanor that everyone thinks you’re drunk, so you’re not doing “amazing” lol.

    Do celebrities actually believe that if they deny things enough, we’ll all just forget about their issues and move on? I mean, they’re the ones cracking out in public places and on public roads – ergo the PUBLIC has a right to know and comment. Don’t like it? Do your drugs in your own private residence and stop putting the public in danger. But don’t be facetious enough to act like it’s none of our business when you insist on acting out your shenanigans for the world to see. If you want PRIVACY, do your business in PRIVATE. It’s not that hard to understand. And for Pete’s sake stop acting like a victim. No one buys it, and you just look like a self-entitled brat who doesn’t care about the people you’re endangering. You have enough money to hole yourself up somewhere and engage in your self-destructive behaviors without bothering the general public.

    Am I being harsh and unsympathetic? Yep. I’m also sick of these dumb bitches and their self righteous outrage over our speculation. If they’re soooo concerned about their privacy, they are free to move to B.F. Egypt or Idaho or something. But no, they continue to hang out in known paparazzi hot spots and whine and complain when they’re caught on tape doing illegal things. And they act like they hate the attention. Please.

  11. Isa says:

    Off-topic and totally superficial, but her legs are amazing. They even look long in ankle booties!

  12. Lady Satan says:

    She may not drink & drive but she certainly smokes weed and drives!

    DUI is DUI honey, no matter the substance you were impaired by.

    • the original bellaluna says:

      THIS^^^ DUI stands for Driving Under the Influence. It doesn’t specify under the influence of WHAT.

  13. lizzard1012 says:

    Didn’t she already sort of have a fashion line at the store that closed? I don’t remember the name of the store, but it’s the same one that carried Sarah Jessica Parker’s stuff.

    I hope she gets help. She’s always seemed sweet and cute and bubbly and fun and she now appears to be diving into the deep end when you can’t swim…

  14. brin says:

    Are we sure she isn’t another Lohan?

  15. Shitler says:

    Gorgeous legs.
    And if you believe blind items she’s been a mess for a long time. Her issues are only just coming to the fore. Also in a bitch on bitch fight between Lindsay & Amanda who’d you think will win?

    • Bubbaang says:

      I agree she has nice legs. In a bitch on bitch fight my money’s on Amanda because I like her and if she is crazy, it could help her. I would watch my back around Lindsay though, she’s not to be trusted.

  16. Beatrix says:

    Ugh, why do these garbage people keep wanting to move to NY – we don’t want them here!!

  17. Hakura says:

    I just worry that the next story we hear about her will be to announce that she’s dead (either from OD-ing on something, getting into a car crash, or even committing suicide.)

    Her parents just uprooted from their home to move to LA & support Amanda… & now she already has plans to move to NY?

    I just don’t know what to make of it. I know that people’s behavior can become erratic from mental illness, but also if they have a brain tumor, which would be pressing on the brain & causing physical/mental/emotional outbursts & generally strange behavior.

  18. JB says:

    Ah, yes. A career as a clothing designer. She just oozes style and fashion sense, doesn’t she?

  19. coconut says:

    maybe she’s moving there so she won’t need to drive??

  20. mln89 says:

    she needs to move into rehab, not new york. and it’s even more frightening to imagine her driving here then in cali, because this is a walking city with tons of pedestrians. she’s more likely to hit A PERSON, then another car out here if her crazy ass gets decides to get behind the wheel of a car.

  21. serena says:

    How dumb. Like hell she doesn’t drink and she an idiot? There’s evidence.. meh.

  22. G says:

    This is sad my son grew up watching her on Nickelodeon in the early to mid 90′s. She’s actually a really good actress. She used to do a superhero skit on the Amanda Show called the “Procrastinator” LOL! She’d get to everything “eVENTually!” It was pretty funny and clever for a kids show. I think she inspired Demi Lavato’s skit show on Disney. Anyway she already has a few sitcoms and done a few movies like BIG FAT LIAR with Frankie Muniz so that’s how she has so much money already.

    • Hakura says:

      I’ve always wondered how she was doing financially, since she hasn’t been in a long-running job like All That & The Amanda Show, for a few years. I’m curious how much those gigs paid.

      • G says:

        I’m thinking she must have made bank if she feels she can “retire”. A little trivia I read somewhere that the “Producers” at Nickelodeon are some of the cast from the old sitcom “Head of the Class”.

      • Hakura says:

        @G – I agree. She has a nice car & can apparently afford to shop at upscale boutiques. She really worked her butt off as a kid, she deserved to be paid well. God, I haven’t thought about ‘Head of the Class in ages.

  23. the original bellaluna says:

    Oh PLEASE let her move to the same area as Blohan. Then they can have a NY death-race-type contest with their DUI-Mobiles. (Of course, local citizens and tourists alike will be advised to avoid the area.)

  24. yolo says:

    Way back when, before she got all cracked out (wait, can I say SHE got cracked out or is that exclusively LL’s thing?!) she had a clothing line named Dear that was part of a celebrity line at this company I worked for (we also sold Bitten by SJP and Eleven by Serena) It was really cute and youthful, but I would hate to see what she “designs” now. Yikes! ..anyway… It’s really sad to see what has happened to her. In a knock down drag out match, I wonder who would win; LL or Amanda..??

  25. Hakura says:

    Hopefully she’s been responsible with her money. I don’t know, but I don’t really see this ‘fashion designer’ career change being too successful.

  26. TheOneAndOnlyOnly says:

    Yes Jb she’s delusional and her comments are an insult and slap in the face to real designers that work hours everyday for Years trying to make it;
    And her announcement of her “retirement” ranks right up there with pigeons are stupid in importance.Sheesh these starlets live in the own little snowcone glitter dust world.

  27. LeslieM says:

    That first picture can’t be Amanda Bynes? It looks nothing like her. The nose is larger. The lips are different. Is it possibly a mistake?

  28. Gigohead says:

    Yolo, did you work for Steve and Barry’s? I do remember her “line’ it was for young pre-teens and I did pick up a few items for my daughter. Nothing really special. Amanda is really deep in denial that with all the bad press she can really start a fashion line.

    • yolo says:

      I did. Yeah, it wasn’t really anything special and the quality was questionable (like most things S&B sold) but it was cute and inexpensive so that made it VERY popular.

  29. Kelly says:

    She doesn’t need help. She is perfectly entitled to live her life however she wants. Smoking weed is not a big deal. Being from Canada, EVERYONE smokes weed. She wasn’t convicted for drinking and driving. She is an amazing talented actress/comedienne. Props to her for starting a new career in fashion. GO AMANDA. :)

    • Hausfrau says:

      Smoking weed isn’t a big deal unless YOU’RE DOING IT BEHIND THE WHEEL OF A CAR. It isn’t the weed that’s the problem so much as it is that she appears to get high while driving, has had countless car accidents, is acting bizarrely and yet is in complete denial about her behavior.your “amazing talented actress/comedienne” is going to end up killing someone (or herself) if she doesn’t get help.

  30. dcypher1 says:

    I think shes a might be a call girl looke at how shes dressed and those hideous nails yuck.

  31. dcypher1 says:

    Who are those guys her at the store with her, her pimps looks like it.

  32. Kosmos says:

    I read that perhaps her parents were coming out to do damage control. She definitely needs a psychiatric evaluation and help because she is no longer in control of her life. It’s actually sad when people get to this point. I think being in the celebrity world makes them feel immune to rules and behavior that the rest of us follow without question.