Amanda Bynes in New York City

Posted on July 10, 2013

Oh, no no no no no no no, Amanda. We talked about this. Weren’t you paying attention? Don’t you celebrities hang onto our every word, wondering what pearls of wisdom we’ll drop on your asses at any moment? Well you should.


Amanda Bynes arrives at Manhatten Criminal Court in New York City to face allegations that she tossed a marijuana bong from the window of her 36th floor apartment. Bynes is charged with reckless endangerment and attempted tampering with physical evidence.

The point to any celebrity court appearance (as we already covered if you’d remembered to show up to class that day) is to both look repentant, if not downright virginal to the judge, and like a superstar to the dozens of cameras pointed in your direction as you make the walk of fame. Dressing like a stoner who’s stopping by the courthouse on their way to Walmart to get a 40 lb. bag of potato chips is absolutely NOT the T Lo Way.

GRADE: F. We are so disappointed in you, Amanda Bynes. If you really wanted to go for the crazy look, we would have put you in a gown, then. Really go for it, if that’s what you’re selling, you know? Think about it, dear. Be more fabulous in your crazy. Wear a tiara next time.



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  • MoHub

    Judge Judy wouldn’t even let her in the front door looking like that.

    • abish

      Neither would Judge Trudy.

      • MikeW_Vegas

        Maybe she’s going to Judge Joe Brown? or Gloria Allred?

        • YoungSally

          C’mon — let’s let Greg Mathis work with this — although I would like to hear Milian give it to her in Spanish.

      • Caitlin Bauer

        Bring in the dancing lobsters!

    • Erica Woods Tucker

      Shoot…she’d have a hard time on Street Justice. Lordy…

  • lobsterlen

    I really shouldn’t but I feel sorry for her. Something is very off. She has more going on than just spoiled former celebrity brat.

    • alyce1213

      It’s difficult to believe that this behavior is a just publicity ruse. I think she’s seriously ill. I’m conflicted because it’s perversely entertaining and so sad at the same time.

      • marlie

        With you 100%. This girl needs some serious psychological help.

        A couple of friends were at same hotel pool a couple of weeks ago when she was papped in the pool with a wig on, and they said that she was legitimately exhibiting the behavior of someone with serious mental illness (as in, NOT a publicity stunt). I hope she gets help.

      • ankali

        Yeah, I actually would prefer that she not be featured here. Like the moratorium the Fug Girls put on Britney posts back when she really started to lose it.

    • Sagecreek

      Agreed. It’s sad, she always came across as so down to earth. Does she have no loved ones who will intervene?

      • harlowish

        Apparently they’ve tried but she’s rejected their help. And it’s hard to force someone to get help unless there’s compelling evidence that they’re a danger to themselves or others.

    • SRQkitten

      This looks more of a train wreck on the scale of la Lohan. Sad and hopefully intervention will happen before its too late. I do feel sorry for these young actors who make it big early and then don’t appear to have any guidance to keep them from going off the rails. They need mentoring from the folks who have made the transition, Jodi Foster or Emma Watson, as two good examples.

      • melisaurus

        Well amanda made it for a couple years, Emma isn’t even that old though she seems poised as of yet.

    • Rhonda Shore

      You’re right. It’s sad and she’s too easy a target. I really wonder what happened to the adult supervision. Doesn’t she have any friends or family? I applaud Britney’s father for taking custodial custody of her when she was going down this road.

    • Frank_821

      Oh I agree. This has been slowing coming on for the last few years. I think she is suffering from some serious problems

      I don’t think it’s necessarily tied to fame. She’s had a solid career but she never had the level of fame and stress that Brittany or Ms Lohan had. In the past she always seemed like a likable and sensible girl

      Those angry tweets she’s made border on irrational

      • alyce1213

        They’ve crossed the border. She desperately needs help.

    • AnaRoW

      I’m not sure why you feel you shouldn’t feel sorry for her. But then I’ve never understood the level of vitriol directed at Lindsay or Britney. It’s clear Amanda’s having mental issues. I suspect the drugs are a way of self-medicating (as they often are.) It is good to see that some people have been trying to reach out to Amanda even though they’ve been rebuffed. Lindsay only seems to have her family, but as they’re the main source of her problems, that’s no comfort.

      • Little_Olive

        Sometimes it’s the other way round. Drugs can intensify or trigger mental issues in a major way (and in some cases they stay even after the person is clean).
        I hope she gets help, but I really am morse sorry for those non-famous who have to go though this anonymously.

    • Yeah, I think it’s mental illness with the overlay of trying to hold onto her fame and a lot of substances taken to quiet the demons. It’s very sad to see – she did always seem bright and peppy in her roles.

  • MilaXX

    Sadly she’s teetering somewhere between Joaquin Phoenix’s fake year of crazy and Britney shaves her head on the celebrity mental illness scale. It’s enough to keep her in the paper, but not enough for a judge to rule her incompetent and appoint someone to take care of her or at least put her in treatment.

    • Sobaika

      It’s really weird, as someone who basically grew up watching her. She’s ping pong-ing between ‘delicious guilty pleasure reality TV’ crazy and ‘someone get a mental health professional’ crazy.

    • Frank_821

      she already did the the head shaving thing

      • MilaXX

        That was more an ugly haircut as compared to Britney’s manic, the extensions must come out freak out. It’s still borderline behavior right up there with the plastic surgeries.

        • CT14

          I still think Brittney did it because she was afraid of drug tests on her hair. Want she in custody battles with Federline at he time?

          • MilaXX


    • marlie

      And I wonder if it only happened with Britney because there were children involved.

      • MilaXX

        I think the children played a large part in it.

  • Introspective

    this is just sad. wholeheartedly agree with MilaXX that its time for the state (or Jesus) to take the wheel so that she’s no longer in charge of herself until she’s fully detoxed.

    she is the last in a long line of stars that proves the ugly underbelly of celebrity is insanity.

    • HomeOfficeGirl

      Agreed. When you see this, you cannot help but think – there is no one in this girl’s circle who is looking out for her.

      • MilaXX

        The problem as I see it, is that she is just sane enough that the judge can’t say she’s a danger to herself and others, hence the reason that no one can step in ala Britney. Since she’s in NYC and not LA she’s no longer driving so her behavior is weird, but not dangerous. She doesn’t appear to be surrounded by manipulative users like Britney was and there are no minor children to worry about. The papers occasionally report that her parents are concerned, but it may be that legally speaking their hands are tied.

        • Erica_Vuitton

          Unfortunately because she is an adult and because the state has deemed she is not a danger to herself or others (she was held and evaluated when she was arrested) she is free to live as she pleases no matter how concerned friends and family are. But honestly I don’t even think she should be posted on here it’s sort of mean.

  • At least she took out the cheek piercings for court?

    • Leah Elzinga

      that was the big thing I noticed! Doesn’t it seem weird that we can’t see the marks from them? Would they really have healed that quickly?

      • xmixiex

        prob glued on rhinestones…

      • Maybe they’re stick-on!

    • Danielle L

      I think she had to take them out for her many nose surgeries. Good riddance.

  • xmixiex

    Oh you guys are just trying to get on her UGLY list.

    • Sobaika

      I thought only black people made appearances on her ugly list?

      • SassieCassy

        nah perez hilton made it on there too

      • MilaXX

        No, she’s an equal opportunity ugly labeler.

        • H2olovngrl

          Oh man, sometimes I feel so out of touch. I didn’t realize the girl was messed up this bad. Drugs? Mental issues? When? How?

          • MilaXX

            It’s easier to just google her. It started with DUI’s in LA and then she moved to NYC where she’s just been wacky all over the place, not to mention her crazy tweets on twitter.

    • gabbilevy

      I think it’s Amanda’s way of trying to pay someone a compliment.

  • Danielle L

    I just close my eyes and keep re-watching “She’s the Man” over and over and hope this all passes.

  • ashtangajunkie

    Oh, brother. I wonder what’s worse for court – sweat pants or sheer pants?

    • SassieCassy


      oh no lets not give her any ideas

      • DCSheehan

        Coming soon on Project Runway…

  • I simply can not.

    • SassieCassy

      nor should you have to

  • Calinda_L

    Maybe she has a sleek bun and sharp pantsuit hidden under that truly offensive getup (and I don’t just mean sartorially offensive; if I were a judge, I would be so offended by her utter disrespect that I would add extra charges or refuse to hear her case until she dressed like a damn adult).

    • Aurumgirl

      I know. I saw this and thought, “Prison”.

      • Calinda_L

        It’s really the only possible option.

    • alyce1213

      I was shocked at the disrespectful attire of court EMPLOYEES when I recently went to Manhattan criminal court (I was not on trial). The court stenographer was dressed in a super-short, hot pink club dress with gigantic hoop earrings, several gaudy bangles, big sunglasses on her head, and spike-heeled gladiator sandals. She leaned over and flashed the whole gallery. THE COURT STENOGRAPHER!
      Anyway, as regards Amanda, I think tolerance of crazy is the rule in Manhattan court. They’re really backed up and can’t delay for dressing like a fool. But it is so disrespectful. And she doesn’t have a clue.

      • xmixiex

        court reporters aaaaaalways look skanky… not sure whyyyyy…

      • Calinda_L

        “I was not on trial” — haha!

      • marlie

        Years ago, my sister dressed for jury duty as if she was going clubbing, and I was aghast. This is before she fully understood the concept of “appropriateness” and “business casual.” She thought “looking nice” meant looking like a hoochie.

        (Granted, I know one doesn’t really have to dress up for jury duty, but club clothes?!)

        • SRQkitten

          Was she trying to get dismissed quickly? That might do it in some of our local courts.

      • Beardslee

        I work at a college and was just in the admissions office. I saw two boys, there for their interviews, dressed in shorts and casual shirts!! What?? I don’t expect an 18 year old to put on a three piece suit, but I do expect an applicant to dress as though he knows it is serious business.

        • marlie

          Absolutely! I used to do admissions interviews for my undergrad school, and same thing… I’d get kids who came to my office in jeans and flip-flops.

      • Little_Olive

        Ugh, I share the feeling. Down here people at governmental offices dress any way they please and we were starting to see some really ugly and disrespectful things -cutoffs, neon fishnet tops, vibrant blue eyeshadow, trackpants, you name it. The government tried to issue a dress suggestion (not mandatory) and the vitriolic response was as if they’d cut salaries in half.
        Why do people feel that a certain amount of order and respect is derogatory of their individuality?

    • Erica_Vuitton

      Her head is shaved under her wig so no shot at a sleek bun…

  • Monzerrat Ontiveros

    Brit got recovery with the help and support of her family and her team, Lohan didn’t make it and now she has no career at all and still in rehab. I wonder how Amanda is gonna end with this madness.

    • VeryClaire

      probably not well since her career was not all that well grounded to begin with

  • clairellis

    What the hell has happened to her. I loved Amanda but the girl has lost it completely. She needs help. Serious help.

  • AlisonS

    Her wig is so busted. Girl needs to get herself down to the club and take in a drag show to see how it’s done. Too bad RPDR was taken off Netflix. Then you could have stayed in & marathoned how it’s done.

    • Sobaika

      Did you see her last courtroom wig? This is an improvement. It doesn’t look like it was run over by a truck, at least.


    She looks like she’s enjoying the attention!!

    • marlie

      Honestly, I don’t think so. I think everything she’s doing is a desperate cry for help, in some weird way.

  • mjude

    i am so over reading about her. but i appreciate TLO’s assessment….LOL

  • joanna dash

    Know what that wig would look great with? The pajamas that Michael Jackson wore to court.

  • Beardslee

    “Her mouth is made up, but her mind is undone.” – Elvis Costello

  • MsOlympia

    Alvin Ailey is rolling in his grave right now.

    • SpillinTea

      Pirouetting something SERIOUS, no doubt.

  • Mismarker

    This is a broken young woman so I won’t even comment on her appearance. The nurse in me just wants to give her a hug.

    • Julie Chase

      Exactly. She needs help, and a lot of it.

  • Lilithcat

    Oh, honey, I’ve seen worse.

    Guys charged with drug delivery wearing big ass gold marijuana leaves around their necks. Dreads and tie-dyes. Women wearing “If you loved me, you’d drop the charges” t-shirts*, or skirts so short they can’t bend over. And it’s always amusing to see the kids with the knee-high crotches coming through security without their belts and trying to keep the pants up.

    This girl’s an amateur.

    *You wouldn’t believe how many people need to be told to go turn their shirts inside out.

  • VeryClaire


  • Diego!

    Dear judge, please teach her a lesson and send her to jail where she can learn something about fashion and that drugs are burning her already damaged brain. Thank you!

  • Heather

    I love that’s she’s being charged with tossing a “marijuana bong” out of her window. Is there another kind of bong I’m not aware of?

    • formerlyAnon

      I assume specifying it was used for pot makes it prosecutable as a drug charge. I am not sure a clean bong in and of itself is an offense – though I imagine throwing things out of high rise windows and endangering those below probably is. (In some places possessing a bong may be an offense because it is considered “drug paraphernalia” but if there’s no controlled substance in/on it it’s a lesser charge, probably a misdemeanor.)

  • Keep this up and she’s going to start calling you guys “ugly” on Twitter! Amanda Bynes makes me long for more posts on Lindsay Lohan because at least she’s more entertaining and dare I say it, more fashion forward, as train wrecks go.

    • demidaemon

      It’s true. I had the exact same set of thoughts. And when it came to court appearances, Lindsey followed “TLo’s Guide to Style for Celebrities with Legal Trouble” to the letter.

  • marlie

    I feel bad. I think she really *IS* crazy. There’s SOOOO much more going on there than her wearing sweats and a wig to her court appearance.

  • frannyprof

    Lindsay Lohan’s is her legal counsel.

  • MK03

    If someone isn’t put in charge of her, she will be dead within a year.

  • Erica Woods Tucker

    cray, cray…nuff said.

  • save_the_hobbit

    I feel like everyone needs to stop finding her amusing, and start realizing she is having legitimate mental issues. She needs help.

  • fnarf

    She’s not crazy, she’s just a dumb kid raised in a bubble who got a truckload of money all at once when her acting-income trust fund was released. Remove parental oversight (she’s 27), add a suitcase full of dope, and you get this.

    • ankali

      Mental illness and chemical dependency don’t discriminate based on income.

  • chelwi

    Sadly, this is the best she’s looked in awhile.

  • Ashleigh

    I LOVE YOU GUYS!!!!!!!

  • stubbornthoughts

    I can describe this in one word: GUILTY.

  • kirkyo

    ‘Marijuana bong’ seems redundant.

  • snarkykitten

    I’m disappointed because she was my childhood idol. I watched her show religiously. Between her & LiLo, jesus

  • LaSylphide

    That wig is reckless endangerment.

  • formerlyAnon

    This is the look of someone who’s expecting to be changing into an orange jumpsuit with an institutional acronym screen printed on the back directly after the court appearance.

  • Sonja Brisson

    Living la vida loca.

  • DCSheehan

    Bear security guard is beary!

  • CatherineRhodes

    Guys, when does the book drop? Can we pre-order?

  • Nonmercisansfacon

    Poor girl. I just feel sadness.

  • demidaemon

    I’m surprised she only got a reappearance hearing out of this look. If I was the judge, I would have read her the book. But her jurist probably took one look at her and said to him/herself, “Man, I cannot deal with shit today.” and scheduled another hearing without looking at her too long.

  • quiltrx

    You have to *fully* fly your freak flag. If you’re going with that wig, you’ve got to head to GaGa town. Justin Bieber from the neck down.

  • MannahattaMamma

    Wait. What was she even famous for in the first place that she feels she has license to be all blue-bewigged nutty? Lindsay Lohan at least made some quasi-decent movies… way back in the day. This girl?

  • CrazyAuntie

    I’m not too concerned about her wig or her outfit. I think we need to leave her alone and pray that she gets the help that she so desparately needs.

  • H2olovngrl

    Who advises this girl? Doesn’t she have a publicist or an agent or some sychophant who is willing to yank that wig off her fool head, spin her around by the shoulders and march her back up stairs to change RIGHTTHISINSTANT young lady!?

  • DuBey2

    TLo, thanks for my 1st laugh of the day.

  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

    This poor girl – I believe she is having a serious manic episode. I wish she would get help and not be in the public eye at the moment. Charlie Sheen should step in.

  • librarygrrl64

    This poor, poor girl. I think we just need to leave her be for a while.