Amanda Bynes‘ tough times reached a frightening climax last week. The gifted comedic actress and former fashion student was admitted to the Pasadena hospital on October 10 and placed in a 5150 psychiatric hold for 72 hours. Bynes was also put in a 5150 hold in 2013 after a string of similar erratic events. We hope she gets the help she needs. Frankly, the comedy world needs her again, as evidenced by her legendary Nickelodeon skits from All That and The Amanda Show.
Amanda Bynes has quit acting at the ripe young age of 24. The former actress announced the news on Twitter, tweeting in quick succession:
Being an actress isn’t as fun as it may seem.
If I don’t love something anymore, I stop doing it.
I don’t love acting anymore, so I’ve stopped doing it.
I know 24 is a young age to retire but you heard it here first I’ve #retired.
Kinda weird because just last week she tweeted that her idols are “Marilyn Monroe (RIP) and Angelina Jolie.” Bynes hasn’t been in a movie since Hairspray in 2007. She added, “I’ve never written the movies & tv shows I’ve been a part of. I’ve only acted like the characters the producers or directors wanted me to play.”
So is that a hint that she’s going to start… scriptwriting? Directing? Something besides tweeting? [Photo: Getty Images]