It’s been 7 months since Amanda Bynes graced the cover of Paper magazine and revealed that she was 4-years sober, working towards a bachelor’s degree at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, and planning a return to acting. Unfortunately things didn’t exactly work out as planned and Amanda wound up back in rehab just 4 months later, and we haven’t heard a peep from her since. The good news is she’s apparently been doing well enough to graduate from FIDM, as evidenced by a photo she posted on Twitter, her first social media activity since November.
It was only four months ago that Amanda Bynes was looking Photoshop fresh on the cover of Paper magazine where she talked about being four years sober and admitted that a mixture of her mental health issues and using the bad shit caused her to spiral into a dog-burning bad wig meltdown. Amanda’s parents helped pull her out of that bad place, and she got help, stepped out of Hollywood, and went to fashion school. Amanda’s Paper cover was supposed to be her return to the spotlight and she said she wanted to get back into the acting game, but TMZ claims it was too much, too soon, and so she’s gone back into treatment to get more help.
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?