Amanda Bynes' Latest Behavior Should Worry Us All

Amanda BynesShe's baaaaaack. Just when you thought Amanda Bynes would blend into anonymous oblivion, the troubled star has seemingly started to slip backwards. After months of steady behavior that seemed as if she had overcome her demons, whatever exactly they were, she was arrested for driving under the influence -- of Adderral? Of marijuana? Depends what report you want to believe. And now things are reportedly getting even weirder. Amanda is in New York -- and supposedly it's going strangely. VERY strangely.

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First, Amanda was photographed walking around the city with a bandage on her cheek. Okay, no biggie. People do cut themselves. Let's not get hysterical here. Though it is true that Amanda has a preoccupation with plastic surgery, the Band-Aid doesn't suggest anything major.

But before that at LAX, an eyewitness says that Amanda was seen in a restaurant talking to herself. Uh-oh. Says the source:

Amanda was at the table by herself with all her makeup spread out across the table. She was talking to herself and putting on a ton of makeup. She would apply some, look in her compact and make weird pouty faces and they say to herself, 'OK, that looks fine.'

Ermmmmm, okay, that IS a bit odd. Remember how back when no one quite knew what was up with Amanda, there were lots of reports of her talking to herself.

While Amanda spent months in a psychiatric hospital, her mother claims she was never diagnosed with schizophrenia as reports claimed, and chalked up all her issues to smoking weed. However, other sources claim her parents are in denial and that Amanda is sliding backwards because she's off her meds.

Amanda's parents admitted they had no idea their daughter had been arrested, nor do they know where she is (ahem! New York!). Amanda's dad sounds a bit fed up, saying his daughter is 28 and can do what she wants.

You have to have some sympathy for them. You don't expect to have to monitor your children forever. But at least Amanda's got the paparazzi? I mean, it's not like she'll ever get into TOO much trouble with them following her every move.

Anyway, it's too bad to hear all of this. Amanda had really seemed like she'd overcome the odds. Let's hope she gets back on track soon. And I'm just REALLY hoping her next stop is NOT a pet store.

 

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