June 21st, 2010
10:26 AM ET

Amanda Bynes quits acting via Twitter

At the ripe old age of 24, Amanda Bynes is saying goodbye to acting.

Bynes, who was just 10 when she made her name on the Nickelodeon show “All That” before getting her own series, “The Amanda Show,” made her announcement on Saturday via Twitter.

"Being an actress isn't as fun as it may seem," tweeted the star, who counts Marilyn Monroe and Angelina Jolie among her idols. "If I don't love something anymore, I stop doing it. I don't love acting anymore, so I've stopped doing it."

The “Hairspray” star 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."

Bynes didn’t say what she’ll do next, but in the meantime, she’ll make her final appearance on the big screen this September in the high-school comedy, “Easy A.”


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  13. Derek

    I have been hoping that she would have a new movie pretty soon. I really hope she changes her mind later on. She is an amazing actress. The writers may have created the characters, but she brought something unique to each part she played. I could not see anyone else doing her roles as well as her. I will be so sad if she never does anything else. I LOVE.LOVE.LOVE you Amanda. :)

    January 29, 2011 at 12:59 am | Report abuse |
  14. Chipboard Sheets

    he he i love catfights that is why i love Amanda Bynes. i think that she is a very humble woman too ,*,

    December 4, 2010 at 1:32 am | Report abuse |
  15. Lisa Marie

    Oh I love Amanda Bynes, and I'm so sorry to hear that she's leaving acting. She just has this bubbly personality that shows through her from the inside out. I ABSOLUTELY LOVED HER IN "WHAT A GIRL WANTS" with COLIN FIRTH as her dad. I think she has a natural talent for the business. She may never have won an Oscar but how many Actors and Actresses do? Doesn't mean there aren't a lot of really good one's in the business. But if it doesn't make her happy then she shouldn't do it anymore. She may be meant to do something else good with her life and I will miss her but.... I WISH YOU THE BEST IN WHAT EVER YOU DO WITH YOUR LIFE NOW AMANDA, BE HAPPY! <3 – {;*-) – <3

    June 28, 2010 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Taylor Reid

    Amanda Bynes has a cute eyes. I watch her movie because she is funny..`:

    June 28, 2010 at 1:04 am | Report abuse |
  17. mushymushroom

    Huh!? I love Amanda! I feel sad that she's not gonna make movies anymore. I love her in She's the Man and Sydney White. I wish her the best of life because she deserves it. :)

    June 23, 2010 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
  18. KCV

    I also said "who" when reading this, she seems pretty unknown to anyone 25 and older. However; the negative comments that most of you adults posted here is just sad, we have become such an ugly, cynical society. Yes, not smart to tweet you're quitting acting when most people don't know you, but isn't everyone that's signed up to her tweets fans? If that's the case, she was just talking to them and should not be crucified like she's GaGa in a bra flipping people off at a Yankees game! If I was her mother or publicist, we would sit down and have a very mature woman to woman talk about PR, perceptions and privelage....and then send her butt to school!

    June 22, 2010 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
    • let's be real

      Very good point you brought up. I am not quite sure those posters are adults, but if they are, I would have to agree.

      June 22, 2010 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  19. Billy

    I'm stunned. There are actually people here who LIKE this girl??? This girl is quitting acting for one reason and ONE reason only......SHE CAN'T ACT!!!!!!!!! Therefore, no one's hiring here. Hence, she realizes that she needs to do something else. These Hollywood egomaniac morons kill me...... She should do us all a favor and just Tweet us when she's taking a dump!

    June 22, 2010 at 2:19 am | Report abuse |
    • lol

      How exactly would her tweeting us about taking a dump be doing us a favor? Fetish?

      June 22, 2010 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  20. Darlene

    Amanda, I understand losing interest in something....but, a lot of fans will miss you greatly!!!!! It is a real loss for all of us fans who have enjoyed your movies!!!! I hope you one day recondider.

    June 21, 2010 at 11:01 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Canuck

    You know, she can probably go to school and get a degree in something, she has enough money to do that. If it wasn't fun for her anymore, then she shouldnt do it, and she shouldn't be made fun of because of it, i say way to go for knowing that you want a change, i'm sure there are tons of people out there that say hey, i want to work in a gas station, then 6 months later change their mind again, if she wants to do something else, she should.

    June 21, 2010 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Crispy

    It was at 2:58am in the morning when she sent those, I think the story may change when she sobers up.

    June 21, 2010 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Chris

    How do you retire from acting? Is there some paperwork you file? or do you just stop taking jobs. I'm sure we'll see her in some reality show in about 5 years.

    June 21, 2010 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • kcv

      @ Chris...
      Actually, yes. If she is part of the Screen Actors Guild or some other actors union. I don't think she gets a pension check or anything, she better pray for syndication checks! ; )

      June 22, 2010 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
  24. Sick of CNN readers' ignorance

    I don't see any whining at all in what she said. She just said it, rather plainly, as a matter-of-fact.

    And she acknowledged that writers and directors are in charge of who and what she plays.

    It seems to me that more work and effort was put into attaching your own baggage to, and commenting negatively on this article than the majority here spent actually reading it. Which is particularly pathetic in that it's not even a real four short paragraphs long.

    June 21, 2010 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • sadie

      hmm, maybe you should wonder why you need to assume a child ego state to attack a reader's opinions. are you lashing out in defense of ab or your own insecurities? you seem very angry in your reply.

      June 21, 2010 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • let's be real

      You're going to see it whether you like it or not. Freedom of speech, remember?

      June 21, 2010 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Boof

    sure, whatever you say.

    June 21, 2010 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Steve-O

    Amanda who?

    June 21, 2010 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  27. grofys

    1. if she wants to quit, she should do it without whining about not being able to define her characters. she's an actor, not a writer, therefore she portrays a writer's characterization. 2. i seriously doubt hollywood will blink that's she's gone. 3. she did not need plastic surgery. 4. i am going to guess that although she is going to quit acting, she'll still want the lifestyle and attention that goes with celebrity.

    June 21, 2010 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  28. jasereraser

    Someone better get on the stick and beg her to return because she's.....incredibly important to the acting community? *crickets*

    http://jasereraser.wordpress.com/2010/06/21/gone-too-soon-an-amanda-bynes-career-retrospective/

    June 21, 2010 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Al B.

    The people can't retire. It's in their blood. They need attention from the masses to live. She'll be back... at least she'll try to come back. Just like when I scored four touchdowns at Polk High in one game. I miss those days I'd do anything to go back. Did I ever tell how i scored four touchdowns in one game at Polk High?

    June 21, 2010 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  30. nomatter

    Don't you have to start something to quit it?

    June 21, 2010 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  31. JimmyJ

    Every once in awhile, this girl just seems to pop off some media grabbing quotes. Isn't she the one who had some Twitter thing about black guys that black girls got ticked off about? How can you believe any of this?

    June 21, 2010 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Natch

    Personally, I hope this turns out to be simply a haitus, with an eventual return. While some folks here think she's not very good, Ms Bynes has always had an above average talent for comedic timing, and I believe with the right role, she could be a breakout star.
    Best of luck to you, kiddo. Do what your heart tells you is right. And ignore the loser nay-sayers!

    June 21, 2010 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  33. kim

    btw today is my day off and it's not even noon here so suck it!

    June 21, 2010 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  34. twh

    good

    June 21, 2010 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Tyler

    I cannot believe the hatred and vitriol everyone is displaying over this. Who are you people to make fun of her? Are you all the very best at your "real" jobs? If not, then you should quit, too. Everyone claims to not know or like her, but you all clicked on this article. Maybe she should get a "real" job that allows her to read the internet all day.

    June 21, 2010 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • kim

      yes I am the best at my real job.

      I think it's funny that she had to announce she was quitting with a line that she was portraying what directors and producers who hired an actress to convey on film/screen. Isn't that what an actress does? Get paid money to portray a character that someone wrote? Don't directors direct stories and characters?

      that's my opinion.

      June 21, 2010 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • lol

      "yes I am the best at my real job"

      Laugh. Write your full name so your boss can see it.

      June 21, 2010 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Kim

    "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."

    Ummmm isn't that what they call an actress?

    This whole thing just supports the fact that she is an "actress" that cannot really act.

    I think this girl thinks people care, when obviously they don't.

    June 21, 2010 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Clete

    How is someone I have never heard off, from a show I never watched, deciding to stop "acting." news?

    June 21, 2010 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tyler

      So then why did you read this and give your opinion? And why should we care what you think, since certainly no one has heard of you?

      June 21, 2010 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Betty

    Who? The only interesting part of the article are the other TERRIBLE acresses that are her "idols". Whatever.

    June 21, 2010 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  39. beenz

    Give her some time.. I see her making her 'comeback' in a crappy ABC Family Channel movie in about 2 years..'a work-aholic single gal, no time for love' yada yada yada..

    June 21, 2010 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Barb

    To quote: I've only acted like the characters the producers or directors wanted me to play." Yes, dimwit, that's the definition of being an ACTRESS. What, did she think they were going to let her produce and direct? Based on what, the marginal "talent" she's displayed in mostly forgettable movies? I predict she'll be handing Taco Bell bags out a drive-thru window soon.

    June 21, 2010 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Molly

    To quit acting, you actually have to be an actress. This person is a celebrity, which really requires no acting skill whatsoever. I hope perhaps now she can go get a real job.

    June 21, 2010 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  42. nitrous

    Whatever.

    June 21, 2010 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  43. the who

    Who quit acting? Sir Laurence Olivier? Bette Davis?

    June 21, 2010 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Travis Bickle

    I have never heard of this person. Who the hell is this and why do I care if she quits acting?

    June 21, 2010 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • let's be real

      If you truly didn't care, it would make more sense if you simply ignored this article and just admitted you wasted your time on this article... not state it out in a comment. We don't need to know that you didn't care.

      June 21, 2010 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • vitocorleonetheweakone

      Hey Travis,
      She's no Jodi, that's for sure...although I did like her as Courtney.

      June 21, 2010 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Freddie

    I don't know Amanda's TV stuff, but I liked her in HAIRSPRAY. I think with a good director she can produce quality work. I also think she's probably been turned off by all the hype, pressure, backstabbing, and paparazzi crap. Amanda, if this message crosses your path: "Take a long break and then reconsider. I believe you have something special to offer."

    June 21, 2010 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Wendy

    I like Amanda...my girls watched her show when they were little and I thought she was talented and funny. Then she had the show "What I like about you" which my girls and I also liked. But if she's not happy then kudos to her for wanting to do something else!

    June 21, 2010 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  47. blahblah

    Her eyes are weirdly close together, it always creeped me out a little.

    June 21, 2010 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Suz

    Good for her for quitting... but via Twitter? Has society really come to THIS?

    June 21, 2010 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  49. hhm

    She's hot. She can work for me.

    June 21, 2010 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Jim

    Who is she anyway????????????? I believe I recognize the name but for no reason in particular. Obviously I won't be missing her.

    June 21, 2010 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Taylor

    good for you amanda.. getting out because it doesnt interest you instead of staying in just for the money.. good role model for following your heart and doing what makes you happy rather than what makes you money.

    June 21, 2010 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  52. JJDLS

    Good for her! I wish more of these "celebrity" types would just go away, I have nothing against Ms. Bynes not even sure I've ever seen anything she's in, but I wish people like Lohan, Spears, and other such trash would take a que from Ms. Bynes and get out while the going is still good...course it's too late for that for many of them.

    June 21, 2010 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  53. JB

    Please say it ain't so...what will become of the Best Actress category at the Oscars?

    June 21, 2010 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  54. bella

    i think amanda is a good girl, we never see her in the drug and aloholic scene she isnt in the club showing her goodies, she has remained who she is and she's one of the few considering she started very young in hollywood. i think there will come a time when she will miss acting and finds the love for it again she will come back, actors, athletes always retire but come back nothing is forever case in point "brett favre" need i say more. the fact that she knows what she wants and going after it, good for her...perhaps she wants to direct produce or be behind the scenes..she will not have a normal job like us she has oportunites and im sure she has people who will show her and guide her in the direction she wants to go...she has millions she set for herself her family for life...more power to her i aint gonna hate on her..im not an insecure person!

    June 21, 2010 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Wendy

      Bella you're right she's a good girl and she doesn't get in trouble like some of the others like Lindsay Lohan! I know she'll be a success at whatever she pursues!

      June 21, 2010 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  55. TheRealDeal

    Good for her. No benefits will have to be held on her behalf. A few million in the bank and a fiance that makes about % mil per year; I'm sure she'll squeak by..........

    June 21, 2010 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Tina

    Well, I'm not a rabid fan, but not a hater, either. What I know of her (from an occasional interview caught while flipping, etc.) is that she's grounded, with good parental influence (obviously the problem with Lohan, etc.), good values, good head on her shoulders. No pantyless crotch shots, all night partying, excessive boozing/drugs. If she parties, she keeps it under her hat, and she keeps her knees together, at least while there are paparazzi around. What I've seen of her performances is decent. No major awards in her future, but no major suckage. All the comments here about her being a talentless hack are not valid. She's middle-of-the-road fare, plenty adequate, even occasionally funny. And for those making fun of her lack of a future, I'm sure she's got other interests and things lined up, and more importantly, more money in the bank than the rest of us could ever hope to see. I'm sure she'll be fine whatever she does, and congrats to her for being classy, pragmatic, and for following her heart.

    June 21, 2010 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • let's be real

      I totally agree with your comment. It's easy to like her, but it's also easy not to. She can come off as very annoying at times, and I see how it rubs people the wrong way. Her sense of humor can often times be weird, so a lot of people may not get it. She's not a superstar actress by any means, but she's definitely better than some of the people out these days.

      June 21, 2010 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Lorin

    I like her and I hope she finds something that she loves doing in the future. I don't like my job but can't afford to quit. Kudos to her for being able too.

    June 21, 2010 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  58. wildbill

    Amanda is like a modern day Suzanne Summers during Three's Company...Funny most of the time, serious when needs to be, and 'easy on the eyes'....Also no scandals-RARE!!!!

    June 21, 2010 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  59. Scott

    Quit acting? Did she ever start acting? That term continues to lose meaning.

    June 21, 2010 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  60. Maya

    How can u hate her? I mean, I know she's no Lindsey Lohan (ha-ha. Joke.) AB just seems like the type of young actress who prefers to keep the drama on the screen and works hard in reality. I can't find anything negative to say about that! If acting isn't for her, then I'm sure she'll succeed in whatever she chooses to do next. Hopefully this isn't just a publicity stunt..

    P.S. Liked her in What a Girl Wants.

    June 21, 2010 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  61. Chad

    Never heard of her. Is John Doe retiring also?

    June 21, 2010 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  62. Lynda

    I liked her, I liked her work, she's pretty and talented. I'm sorry she has soured on acting, but hope whatever she decides to do in the future, go for it Girl!!! Give your best!

    June 21, 2010 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  63. Dorothy

    I wish her the best of luck in her new endevors. I really enjoy her on the re-runs of What I Like About You, she is very funny! Geez people, is it necessary to hate on her so much! At least she made a career for herself and decided to move on to bigger and better things.

    June 21, 2010 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  64. Brandon

    She was an actor?!

    June 21, 2010 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  65. Erin

    who cares!!

    June 21, 2010 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  66. Bushpig

    Next up.........adult films. Watch the Dark Brothers or Vivid jump all over this one! Remember, you read it here first.

    June 21, 2010 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  67. Spooger

    I heard she took the hostess job at the IHOP.

    June 21, 2010 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  68. Lou Skipper

    I think she is funny,smart,cute and a good role model for kids. All the haters on this list with their jealous and negative comments should get a life.

    June 21, 2010 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  69. Jeff

    We used to watch her show on Nickelodian. I thought Amanda had the best comedy timing I'd seen since Lucy, considering her age at the time I thought great things were in store for her. Good Luck Amanda!

    June 21, 2010 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  70. Marvelous Marvin

    Thank God...we've suffered long enough.

    June 21, 2010 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
    • WTH

      Oh my God Marv, give her a break. It's not like she was in our faces like some of these other young celebrities. And at least she stayed out of trouble. Good for her I say.

      June 21, 2010 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Truth Hurts

      Right... you'll continue to suffer, Marvin. There's no shortage of bad actresses out there, so you're not out of the woods yet.

      June 21, 2010 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  71. jerome

    I hope she's happy in what ever she does.at least she's not like lindsey, or britney.maybe she's getting befor that happens.

    June 21, 2010 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  72. Cisco

    I'm gonna miss seeing her cute face on the big screen! =(

    June 21, 2010 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  73. Kath

    Now, If only Miley Cyrus would quit singing................

    June 21, 2010 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
    • WTH

      LOL :)

      June 21, 2010 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
    • julyssa

      Is that what you call what she does?!?

      June 21, 2010 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • INaDaze2

      soo... agree with that you daughter and I went to see her movie and i dont remember the name of it
      thats how bad the thing was ......poor acting and just as bad singing

      June 21, 2010 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • kloey

      HAHAHAHAHAAA.....your comment just tickled me pink! lol
      Seriously tho, is Miley really all that bad?? lol

      June 22, 2010 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
  74. Liv

    Ya'll are idiots! "Get a real job??" The girl was at number 5 on Forbes list of highest paying young actors! She makes 2.5 million a year! She's so rich by now that she could live ten times her life and still be richer than all of you haters put together!! Basically what I'm saying is if she never wants to work again she doesn't have to. She'll be totally covered. However, that's not what she's saying. She doesn't want to "act" anymore. But an actress isn't all that she is. She's also a comedian, a fashion designer and a singer. AND she can be anything else she wants to be. The skies the limit. Believe it or not, Amanda Bynes will be missed on screen by many but I have a hunch we haven't seen the last of her.

    June 21, 2010 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
    • Sharon

      I totally agree with you.. She is so talented and loved by many.,. I am sure we will see her again,.. Their are so many things that she can do.. She will me missed..

      June 21, 2010 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
    • realist

      Hey, I love her! I think she's hot, hot, hot! Beautiful face, smokin' bod, she's got a lot going for her. I doubt if she would ever have to get a "real" job like the rest of us but I sure will moss looking at her!

      June 21, 2010 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • realist

      That picture of her got me all worked up! I meant I will MISS looking at her!

      June 21, 2010 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ela

      Agreed. Thank you for the positive reply. Personally I like Amanda Bynes but this isn't about whether or not we like her or what we think about her. This is about her announcing to her fans that she no longer wishes to act because she does not love acting anymore. She is being true to her self and all that's left for us to do is to respect that decision and not be an **** about it. We have no idea what goes on in her life and it's really none of our business why she did it or not talk **** about her life because we have nothing better to do with ours.
      xx

      July 19, 2010 at 11:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • NL

      i agree with you i mean i loved the amanda show i watched it when i was 3 till around 5 years old i thought she was a great actor i watched her on the family channel almost everyday i thought she was great and now all you haters are on here saying how much you dont care and hate her well if you dont care why are you commenting about her just so you can make another person feel bad in this world i mean why dont you get a life i mean seriously. But i will always miss the amanda show if i could go back to when it was on tv i would go in a second.

      October 1, 2011 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  75. Boof

    That's one bad actress down, several hundred to go.

    June 21, 2010 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
    • Spooger

      Hey, she's a better actress then Megan Fox. Then again, that ain't saying much.

      June 21, 2010 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
    • lol

      Boof, the day you can do better, then you can talk.

      June 21, 2010 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Boof

      I never said I was an actor, unlike Megan Fox or Amanda Bynes, therefore, your idiotic comment holds no bearing.

      June 21, 2010 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Henry

      I can't wait to her on celebrity fit club, celebrity drug rehab, Dancing w/ the stars, infomercials, ...

      June 21, 2010 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • @ Boof

      I think what he was saying is that you shouldn't tell people how to "act" when you can't act either. It's like telling an accountant how to do his job when you know nothing about accounting... or like trying to teach Michael Jackson how to sing when you sing like William Hung. It is a somewhat flawed response to your opinionated comment, but your response of "idiotic" really didn't do you any justice, either. Argue that all you want, but that's the truth.

      Of course, you can go ahead and call me an idiot, too... just shows your lack of class and lack of a better response.

      June 21, 2010 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • hmmm

      Too bad these bad actresses can't disappear like the bad commenters (Boof).

      June 21, 2010 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  76. Jules

    Sounds like a person that knows her limitations. She was never gonna win an Oscar, that's for sure.

    June 21, 2010 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
    • Red

      And you know this how? Because your a Producer, Director or any job that requires you to evaluate acting talent. Did you really think George Clooney would be considered for an Oscar when he was on the "Facts of Life". I didn't.

      June 21, 2010 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
  77. Keamadre

    Amanda Bynes was super funny on her show the Amanda Bynes show, I used to
    watch it with my daughter. I say kudo's to her for knowing what she wants early in
    her life and getting on with it. Good luck to her!

    June 21, 2010 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  78. Steve

    Until she finds out what ordinary people get paid, and that she's just not that talented at anything else, she'll be begging to get a role in anything once the money dries up.

    June 21, 2010 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Franni

      Ms. Bynes isn't one of the wastoid starlets littering the sidewalks of Hollywood. She hasn't brought bad press on herself and has behaved in a very mature manner. I also am sure has enough money in the bank to live comfortably for the rest of her life even if she never did a lick of ANY work every again.

      She may not be your favorite actress, but to a lot of tween girls, she was just as important as Miley. Unfortunately, Nickelodeon didn't have the budget DIsney has to make her as big a star as she could be.

      June 21, 2010 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • EyeH8Obama

      I guess you can sense talent just by looking at someone, huh? How do you know she won't be the next greatest something?

      June 21, 2010 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  79. Jazz

    I'd quit driving if I couldn't drive, you quit acting because you can't act. I say tomato, you say tomata

    June 21, 2010 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  80. HL

    Good for her. Nothing like the magnet for poison (from society and from Hollywood itself) that modern celebrity has become. If she does get a "real job", more power to her.

    June 21, 2010 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  81. Kate

    "Amanda Bynes quits acting via Twitter"
    And a majority of the world says: Who??

    June 21, 2010 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
    • Mark in the Heartland

      Exactly. That was my thought when I clicked on the article. at least I know "who" now, but I still don't really care.

      June 21, 2010 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Michael Rivers

      Even after reading the article, I still asked, "Who?"

      June 21, 2010 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  82. jenn

    Amanda Bynes is the worst. She is not funny, and overacts in everything. Her twitter is full of her narcissism. Hope she fades away with Heidi and Spencer. Now, the poor thing will have to get a REAL job like everyone else.

    June 21, 2010 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
    • hmm

      Now, the poor thing will have to get a REAL job like everyone else
      ----
      All that money she has says you are wrong.

      June 21, 2010 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
    • j

      wow jenn, do you kick a dog after it's been hit by a car as well............you felt compelled to give your opinion why, who cares what you think!

      June 21, 2010 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • haley

      Hmm a "real job" if it wernt for the people capable of acting you wouldnt be going to the movies or watching television. How does that sound? Id say acting is a "real job"

      January 1, 2011 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joana

      Ive always loved Amanda Bynes. I love her show, The Amanda Show, and I was really upset when she quit her job. :(

      December 22, 2011 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |

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