Amanda Bynes: What happened to her?

Every so often in pop culture, somewhere between the lulls of celebrity make-ups/break-ups and a new season of the Kardashian’s, a celebrity goes completely off the rails.

People still remember Brittany Spears’ fall from grace that ended with her shaving her head and trying to smash in a car window. Lindsay Lohan is still battling her downward spiral, having appeared in court multiple times throughout the past few years for her troubles with drug and alcohol addiction.

But, as of today the celebrity crazy train has a new conductor and her name is Amanda Bynes (yes, innocent Amanda from The Amanda Show that was on Nickelodeon)!

Although the initial starting point of when her breakdown began is unclear, it is safe to say the first brunt of the evidence began on Twitter right after she announced her retirement from acting.

She tweeted: “I know 24 is a young age to retire, but you heard it here first I’ve #retired. I don’t love acting anymore so I’ve stopped doing it.”  A few short months later she tweeted her “unretirement”, which she still hasn’t returned from.

Following her short lived retirement, the actress was pulled over four times between March 2012 and May 2012; twice for hit and run, once for talking on her cell phone and again for a misdemeanor DUI leading to her arrest.

After pleading not guilty on her DUI charges, Bynes tweeted the only man she could think of to get some justice for her troubles, The President. Her tweets to Obama were as follows:  “Hey @BarakObama…I don’t drink. Please fire the cop who arrested me. I also don’t hit and run. The end.” Surprisingly, he has yet to respond to the actress’ tweets (#shocker).

Shortly after this, in August of 2012, Bynes was involved in another car accident where she failed to provide insurance and sped from the scene. This lead to her September 2012 charges of two counts of misdemeanor hit and runs and the impounding of her car. But her troubles didn’t end there.

After a quiet ending to her 2012, the craziness started back up again in January 2013 with more strange tweets, but this time they included pictures of the young actress topless in the bathroom of her New York City apartment.

These pictures went relatively unnoticed until March, when she sent her now famous tweet “I want Drake to murder my vagina” and drew national attention to what was going on with Bynes.

This all leads up to her most recent troubles with the law involving marijuana beginning in April when she was kicked out of her exclusive gym for smoking in the bathroom. Soon after she had the cops called on her for smoking in the lobby of her New York City building. By the time police arrived, Bynes had already made her way up to her apartment where the smell of marijuana filled the air.

Out of fear of being arrested, Bynes threw paraphernalia out the 36th floor window of her building. She was later arrested on charges of possession of marijuana, reckless endangerment, and felony tampering. Following her arrest she was taken to the hospital for psychiatric evaluation and then the police station for booking.

In this still developing story it’s tough to pinpoint exactly what is going on with Amanda Bynes. Her symptoms could be anything from psychological problems to a serious drug addiction.

But no matter what the problem may be, the least we can do is hope for a quick and full recovery for the girl who made us laugh as children and pray that she turns her life around before it’s too late.

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