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?
Obviously Drake Bell needs to get some reality testing of his own. Maybe he and Amanda can split a session.
This guy should audition for the part of Archie in the new 'Archie' movie
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Amanda's underpants smell like poop.
he needs to move on from amanda or see others.
Amanda needs some poop therapy.
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.
did you see those bathroom pics? HHHHHOTTTTTTTTTTTTTT
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.
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...
who cares...just die or go away
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.
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!
thanks for the controlling insult it will remain with me until my death
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!!
sad she's in such a rut
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-
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
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.?
EVERYBODY f-cking LOVES me!
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.
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
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
stop living off a tool dear....your just afraid.
agreed with allllllllllll her problems she can't stop the "habit"
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.
That haircut alone says "Give me fifteen minutes and I'll save you 15% on your auto insurance."
I swear that I bought a packet of Bic pens from him at Staples last week.
SEE CNT AND STILL NOT ADMITTING THE "HABIT....YOUR JUST A TRANED SEAL
Ok...? Just tell me how.
Ok, thanks! Have a terrific day! :)
I don't care if she raps or yodels. I just want to see her naked.
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!!!!
we can't stand her...
Who are "we"? You and a bunch of old turds?
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