Amanda Bynes recently gave a comeback interview to Paper magazine. In the interview, Amanda claimed that she gave celebrity potato Channing Tatum his big break when she got him cast opposite her in She’s The Man. Entertainment Tonight spoke to Channing at the Magic Mike Live premiere in London and asked him about Amanda’s claim. Instead of responding “who?“, Channing made with the graciousness.
Amanda Bynes had the messiest 2013/2014 a girl could ask for; trips to mental health facilities, both voluntary and not, some colorful Twitter exchanges, allegedly jumping a girl in a club, her parents getting control of her finances, and throwing a glass bong onto the streets of New York City from her 36th floor apartment. In the years since, she’s hinted at a comeback. Well, Amanda is back and Photoshopped into another universe on the cover of PAPER who announced that they’re breaking the internet with a deep interview with Amanda rather than when they try to break the Internet with a huge fake ass or a lesbian triplet threesome.
When you hear the word “comeback,” I should hope you immediately think of redheaded People’s Choice icon Valerie Cherish. But maybe you think of Amanda Bynes, because who besides those poor, overworked dancing lobsters wouldn’t want Amanda back? We’ve been hearing for almost a year about how Amanda has been doing well and is ready for a possible return, and E! News says it could happen soon.
At the tender age of 31, Amanda Bynes has already had a full Keith Richards lifetime of drug fueled insanity. After years of troubles with drugs, alcohol, wigs, cars, driveways, falling bongs, feuds, vaginal abuse, parents who just don’t understand and Drake’s dick, Amanda is looking forward to a fresh start in 2018, or so says her lawyer to Page Six.
“Amanda is looking forward to ringing in the new year with her close friends this year.”
What a strange thing to have your legal team tell the press. Should we take this as a warning? Does “ringing in the new year” involve parading through times square naked while ringing an actual bell, because I wouldn’t put anything past Amanda. But no, her lawyer says she’s actually doing great and is ready to make a comeback in 2018. The lawyer continued:
“In 2018, she looks forward to completing fashion school and dipping her toe back into acting. She has had several offers but is waiting for the right one to come along for a comeback.”
In addition to being courted by producers wanting to “revamp” The Amanda Show which aired on Nickelodeon, Amanda regained control over her finances in June and in April she said she “missed” acting. Amanda is also sober now.
It’s all very controlled and measured, this delicate foray back into the limelight. Sounds like she’s really made strides in her recovery. Going back to the healthy and supportive world of Hollywood and acting seems like a responsible choice. I mean, what could possibly go wrong?
The last time we really talked about Amanda Bynes, it was 2014 and she had a major mental health relapse after trying to get it together the previous year. Amanda has laid low for the past three years. In February it was reported that she was officially done with being on probation stemming from driving high on Adderall. Last week, Amanda got together with Diana Madison of Hollyscoop to talk for the first time in five years about what has been going on in her life.
Amanda Bynes can finally put one of the messier parts of her incredibly messy and sad 2014 behind her. In 2014, Amanda was arrested for DUI and now TMZ says that she’s finally off probation. Amanda got arrested in September 2014 in Los Angeles for driving while high on Adderall, something she had a legal prescription for. Amanda was already on probation at the time. Her DUI didn’t end with time in a jail cell; instead, it ended with her checking into a mental health facility.
Almost two and a half years later, Amanda’s lawyer tells TMZ that her DUI case ended last Friday and she’s officially done being on probation.
She’s been laying pretty low these past couple of years. Sources tell TMZ she’s still attending classes at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, and is planning to debut a clothing line later this year. Of course, there’s also the small issue of Amanda Bynes fighting with someone on Twitter who claims to be a person named Ashley Banks (who sounds like Amanda Bynes and seems to have access to all her pictures). It sounds like she’s got a lot going on. Hopefully she doesn’t try to do any of those things while she’s driving. It might be smart of her to hire a driver, just to make sure she doesn’t have any more DUI whoopsies. I’m sure one of the dancing lobsters could use the extra work.