Drake Bell: Amanda Bynes is 'healthy'
June 12th, 2013
12:12 PM ET

Drake Bell: Amanda Bynes is 'healthy'

Just when folks were ready to write Amanda Bynes off as more than a little looney, a former co-star and a record label exec have come to her rescue.

In an interview with OK! magazine, Bynes' friend and "Amanda Show" cast mate Drake Bell responded to the criticism swirling around the 27-year-old actress he refers to as a "sister." Bells says he speaks with Bynes daily and whether it's her Twitter battles, police run-ins or budding rap career, all of the antics are a result of her "searching," and shouldn't be taken out of context.

"It hurts me and it upsets me, because I look at her and talk to her, and we’ll sit down for lunch or dinner, and I’m like ‘Amanda, what is going on?’ And she’s like ‘whatever,’" Bell told OK! "She’s the same beautiful, funny, artistic, thoughtful person that she’s always been, but she decided to change her hairstyle. She got a bad hairdo and shaved her head, so she had to get extensions. Now everyone’s like ‘oh, you’re crazy.’”

Bell insists that he's hasn't witnessed her recent reported erratic behavior, even going so far as to call her "the Carol Burnett" of his generation. "Anytime I’ve ever been with Amanda, she’s totally coherent, totally there, totally everything," he said.

Whether or not Bynes returns to acting may depend on her budding rap career. In an interview with the Huffington Post, producer Daniel Herman of Chinga Chang Records in New York, says he offered Bynes a recording deal and is confident she will sign with him. Chinga Chang has had hip-hop legends like Rakim, Kool G Rap and DJ Premier on its roster and Herman says Bynes' inclusion is no joke.

"Right now you have a Nickelodeon pop star masquerading as a gangster rapper," he said. "So I see someone like Amanda Bynes and I know she has talent. I grew up with Nick and the orange couch. I know she has talent. I've heard her sing when she was younger. I wanna get her in the cutting room in NYC and see what she has. Why the hell not?"

What do you guys think? Would you listen to an Amanda Bynes rap album?


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  1. 2/10==that is correct...

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    June 20, 2013 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
  2. staishein..nope

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    June 20, 2013 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
  3. You still buy what she says and does -- so i have to handle it...no anger..

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    June 19, 2013 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Just for that see al tomorrow night.

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    June 19, 2013 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  5. i love his rage of jealousy.

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    June 19, 2013 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  6. What girlfriends to this?

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    June 18, 2013 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Not dat one either...

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    June 18, 2013 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  8. wrongo---

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    June 18, 2013 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  9. li thanks.

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    June 18, 2013 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  10. even if they don't know drake...why even mention it on computers...i find that degrading whether they know him or not...

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    June 18, 2013 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Don't call people neegs until you've read some of the "other posts" hugs

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    June 17, 2013 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
  12. drake its time too "open" things...lol

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    June 17, 2013 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  13. See what the love expert is doing on bexless

    thanks

    June 17, 2013 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Article: trashes him then wants too have fun....

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    June 17, 2013 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Its time for drake 2 figure it out--cuz it ain't happening..

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    June 17, 2013 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
  16. the guy has too beg for it...can you imagine..

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    June 17, 2013 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Have you ever really loved a man instead of winning a contest for your own benefit?

    June 17, 2013 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
  18. we find you an embarrassment and in now way a LOVE EXPERT--love is not based on cars and vacations...it is based on 2 people loving each other and no disloyalty...have you ever had that magic?

    June 17, 2013 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
  19. You told the entire world about every personal aspect of his life...this does not bother you?

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    June 17, 2013 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  20. You have called the actor gay and bi 5,000 times in front of the entire world...this does not affect you and yet you demand attention.

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    June 17, 2013 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Your've exploited his "personal stuff" in front of your family...this does not affect you...

    June 17, 2013 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
  22. You've exploited your boyfriends personal life in front of your family...this does not bother you how embarrassing this must be for him?

    June 17, 2013 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
  23. I'm not talking too her anymore--i know "the story" --

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    June 17, 2013 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Stephen Smith

    Obviously Drake Bell needs to get some reality testing of his own. Maybe he and Amanda can split a session.

    June 17, 2013 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  25. it was all a show...some days were hurtful but once we blocked dear abby i went for it.

    BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

    June 17, 2013 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Meh

    This guy should audition for the part of Archie in the new 'Archie' movie

    June 17, 2013 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Your deserve more...changes have too happen your 24 now.

    June 16, 2013 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  28. this is a man we are talking about...you need too make life choices.

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    June 16, 2013 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  29. I NEVER TOLD THE ENTIRE WEB ABOUT VIOOGRA SHE DID

    THANKS

    June 16, 2013 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  30. dsgdxbxcnfdf547

    Unbelievable…Wow… My friend Lynn has just married to a handsome black man.
    They met through ~~ MìxedŚìngle.Çoм ~~Here is the best, largest and most successful mixed single dating site for black and white singles seeking interracial relationships, friendships, dating ,love and more.. You can meet (lawyers,busy professionals, benefactors. models, celebrities, etc….). If you are single ,have a try.

    June 16, 2013 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  31. Al cares for me yes no boffing--- LA is useless...thanks

    June 16, 2013 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
  32. I'M SORRY DRAKE...SHE'S GONE TOO FAR WITH ME

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    June 16, 2013 at 6:09 am | Report abuse |
  33. Alvarez

    Amanda's underpants smell like poop.

    June 15, 2013 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Embarrassed by her behavior? hardly this guy is too hot too waste.

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    June 15, 2013 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
  35. i find him deadly attractrive but the wrench is in the way all the time.

    June 15, 2013 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Amanda lies, she's rude, she's a hack...who can perform with this

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    June 15, 2013 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  37. drake does not eff her because she is evil...how is the man suppose too be turned on...sheesh

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    June 15, 2013 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
  38. i am a morning hook up too...i love doing it early...

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    June 15, 2013 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  39. I'd meet drake at his room..

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    June 15, 2013 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
  40. IF SHE IS SHOVING HER COMMENTS ON MY IP ADDRESS TOO MAKE IT APPEAR I SAID IT...I CAN PASS A LIE TEST RI GHT NOW..KAY

    JUST SAYIN

    June 15, 2013 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  41. she better not be using my name on these blogs so you thinks its me....

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    June 15, 2013 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Its not just a venture ... its control over someone..this is more a personal jealousy towards you and life

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    June 15, 2013 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  43. drake has been treated as if he is low...he is not low

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    June 15, 2013 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  44. The man is made too look like a fool -- not nice..

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    June 15, 2013 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  45. drake is not treated that well and his been written as if he were a fool....not good.

    he needs to move on from amanda or see others.

    June 15, 2013 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  46. the man has been degraded degraded every which way on the web.

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    June 15, 2013 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  47. He will be heading this way and very soon...

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    June 15, 2013 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  48. if it was him...don't care...

    thanks

    June 15, 2013 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  49. Morning hunk...yay.

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    June 15, 2013 at 8:15 am | Report abuse |
  50. Now i know why he feels degraded...any boyfriend would have dumped her.

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    June 14, 2013 at 11:44 pm | Report abuse |
  51. that breakfast better be darn good tomorrow kapeesh...

    LOLOL

    June 14, 2013 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Alvarez

    Amanda needs some poop therapy.

    June 14, 2013 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Did amanda boff drake yet--doesn't appear so she's too busy watching me--possible lesbean?

    could be

    June 14, 2013 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  54. Did amanda boff drake yet--doesn't appear so she's too busy watch me--possible lesbean?

    could be.

    June 14, 2013 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  55. Genio project is ALL YOU...NOT DRAKE

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    June 14, 2013 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  56. Pooman

    I think she's scary. I mean look at how prim and perfect she was a few years ago and now she's the exact opposite. Im afraid she might hurt or even kill someone soon. She's not sane.

    June 14, 2013 at 6:34 am | Report abuse |
  57. NancyJo

    It's very clear that she (like Britney & Charlie Sheen before her) is suffering from extreme mania as a result of untreated bipolar disorder. It makes me sad to watch.

    June 13, 2013 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Its not drake --- its all her --- do not respond to her he said its an ORDER.

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    June 13, 2013 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • He's a stoooooooooge...go ahead and respond to her...don't listen to that dbag

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      June 13, 2013 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
  59. HACKING UPDATES

    1. NEVER ACCESSED HER PERSONAL FINANCIAL INFORMATION
    2. DO NOT KNOW 1 FINANCIAL TRANSACTION SHE HAS EVER MADE IN HER LIFE
    3. HAS ACCESS TOO MY PHONE PASSWORDS KNOWS WHEN I CHANGE THEM AT ALL TIMES
    4. KNOWS WHERE I AM GOING AT ALL TIMES AND IS STARING AT ME RIGHT NOW...

    June 13, 2013 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  60. joec

    who cares...just die or go away

    June 13, 2013 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Agrav8td

    I think celebrities ought to find out where people from the paparazzi live and stalk them and take photos of their families, nearly drive them off the road, etc.

    June 13, 2013 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  62. SarBer

    id listen to it. ive always loved Amanda, so what shes gone a little out there..dont all girls go a little crazy in their 20's? hell i did. Some people just take a little longer to figure out what they want. leave her be and let her live her damn life. Always thought she was hilarious, and she seemed like a kind person. The media lets you see the negatives of peoples lives caught on camera to get ratings. Whatevs!

    June 13, 2013 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  63. This is a blog..when it comes too the boff i don't write letters i go too him..

    thanks for the controlling insult it will remain with me until my death

    June 13, 2013 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  64. amanda's notes letters...all a control game..the couples i know do not do this

    puhleaze

    June 13, 2013 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  65. vikingwoman

    Kudos to Drake Bell for standing by his friend & x-castmate! But, really, though, the girl is her own worst enemy! The tweet rants, the arrests, the I-wanna-b-Black-China comments....isn't this kinda LiLo part Deux!? And she's supposedly (according to her repeated statements) doing all this cold sober!? Hmmm!!

    June 13, 2013 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  66. Bynes was arrested yet again...

    sad she's in such a rut

    June 13, 2013 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |
  67. Slurrrpeeee

    She rags on everyone else for being ugly, but look at her friends? !!? Ew, he is UGLEEEEEE Bynes get a good lookin crew or stay in your apartment doin drugs 4evsa-

    June 13, 2013 at 7:41 am | Report abuse |
  68. mandy if this is you....you do not boff.

    June 12, 2013 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  69. Joe Jackson

    Baby, baby, tell me that you never wanted my loving
    Baby, baby, tell me that you never, tell me, tell me,
    One more time, one more time, say you're leaving, say goodbye
    One more time, one more time, say you're leaving, say goodbye

    June 12, 2013 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  70. Your afraid of rejection because of whatever is going on...

    i will not reject you, i do not care about your past, what goes on, what does not go on–i react because i can't take that mean behavior displayed towards me and i become angry. there is no reason for this anymore.

    I've been tested enough and put up with enough in this last year.?

    June 12, 2013 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Raymond

    EVERYBODY f-cking LOVES me!

    June 12, 2013 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  72. Joe...

    cut the crap and insecurities and sit down...the evil is what breaks everything....i'm not doing anything i'm only reacting too unfair cruelty.

    June 12, 2013 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  73. your anger is a form of being unhappy--dont' care--not going.

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    June 12, 2013 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  74. Joe Jackson

    Don't you feel like trying something new
    Don't you feel like breaking out
    Or breaking us in two
    You don't do the things that I do
    You want to do things I can't do
    Always something breaking us in two

    June 12, 2013 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  75. He's not joe jackson...don't listen too him...puhleaze.

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    June 12, 2013 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  76. Your insecurities will leave you....

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    June 12, 2013 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  77. No need too joe jackson me around dear..i'm 49 i know what to do...

    thanks

    June 12, 2013 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  78. happy love couples RULE

    you betcha....

    June 12, 2013 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  79. Amanda is an abuser..she can't control her own problems -- she's stuck

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    June 12, 2013 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  80. Joe Jackson

    Happy loving couples make it look so easy
    Happy loving couples always talk so kind
    Until the time that I can do my dancing with a partner
    Those happy couples ain't no friends of mine

    June 12, 2013 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • don't worry sweetie they were just examples...nobody gonna pull joe into where he does not want too be...

      stop living off a tool dear....your just afraid.

      June 12, 2013 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  81. She can't control her life so she is hitler with others.

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    June 12, 2013 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  82. happy couples...they don't want me near them they just want too abuse me as a form of felony

    thanks

    June 12, 2013 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  83. Wall on comp-- another form of dysfunctional control

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    June 12, 2013 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  84. wall is still up on machine...file crushing date.

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    June 12, 2013 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  85. beautiful couple...they have a healthy relationship...

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    June 12, 2013 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  86. HAPPY COUPLES

    agreed with allllllllllll her problems she can't stop the "habit"

    June 12, 2013 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  87. Dill Doh

    Drake Bell looks like one of those guys who bags your groceries at the market. He also looks like the kind of guy who would try to sell you auto or home insurance.

    June 12, 2013 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Trav

      That haircut alone says "Give me fifteen minutes and I'll save you 15% on your auto insurance."

      June 12, 2013 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Wanda

      I swear that I bought a packet of Bic pens from him at Staples last week.

      June 12, 2013 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  88. HAPPY COUPLES..DEBORING IS ANOTHER TRAINED SEAL

    ARGH ARGH

    June 12, 2013 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  89. THE DEATH CALL WAS A FAKE TOO ...

    SEE CNT AND STILL NOT ADMITTING THE "HABIT....YOUR JUST A TRANED SEAL

    June 12, 2013 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  90. Amanda Bynes is a mess--she also has a "habit" she cannot control

    thanks

    June 12, 2013 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  91. Would you seek boff advice from amanda bynes...NEVA

    -–

    June 12, 2013 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  92. GROSS THIS

    June 12, 2013 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  93. Gross

    I don't care if she raps or yodels. I just want to see her naked.

    June 12, 2013 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  94. M.A.P.

    I would listen to her rap, but it better be a really f-ed up song with a lot of dirty and angry lyrics. She gotta sound angry as hell! Space rap with angry drug fuelled lyrics and i'm there- GO AMANDA!!!!!!!!!! And bongs for everyone!!!!

    June 12, 2013 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |

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