Amanda Bynes is crazy (like a fox)


Anyone who hasn’t lived in a cave the past few months has heard at least a few of the strange, of, twisted types of behavior that Amanda Bynes has exhibited, ranging from her tweeting bizarre things to being in court for motor-related offenses to getting arrested for possession of marijuana. All of this proves that Amanda Bynes is crazy (like a fox).

Why do I say that Amanda Bynes is crazy (like a fox) rather than that she’s just plain crazy?

Amanda Bynes has been successful at whatever she’s done, that’s why. At the age of 7, she appeared in a television advertisement for Buncha Crunch  candies.

She’s also appeared on stage in versions of Annie, The Secret Garden, The Music Man, and The Sound of Music. Bynes became a regular cast member of Nickolodeon’s Figure It Out and All That.

Bynes was a regular cast member of the All That series for seasons three through six, and she also starred in her own sketch comedy show, The Amanda Show (1999–2002).

While her movie career hasn’t turned her into a super star, Bynes has done fairly well for herself. Her film debut was in the modest box office success of 2002, Big Fat Liar.

Amanda Bynes followed that up with her first leading role, in the 2003 flick What a Girl Wants, which co-starred Colin Firth, Oliver James, and Kelly Preston.

From 2002 to 2006, Bynes starred alongside  Jennie Garth in The WB Television Network’s sitcom What I Like About You.

Bynes also had voice parts in 2003’s Charlotte’s Web 2: Wilbur’s Great Adventure and 2005’s CGI animated comedy, Robots, and she appeared in Arliss as Crystal Dupree. Bynes appeared on the cover of Vanity Fair’s July 2003 edition with nine of  Vanity Fair Hollywood’s other young female stars.

In 2006, Bynes starred in her third movie, She’s the Man. She’s the Man was a comedy based on William Shaekspeare’s Twelth Night.

Bynes also appeared in another romantic comedy, Love Wrecked.

Love Wrecked was shot before She’s the Man but released after it. It premiered internationally in cinemas outside of the United States in 2005 and 2006 and debuted in the U.S. on the ABC Family network on January 21, 2007. She also portrays Penny Pingleton in Hairspray. Bynes next starred in another comedy, Sydney White, released on September 21, 2007.

Amanda Bynes inked a two-picture deal in 2009 with Screen gems. The first one was Easy A, a 2010 teen comedy that starred Emma Stone and Lisa Kudrow.

The second movie was going to be a sequel to Hairspray called Hairspray 2, but that was cancelled.

Bynes’ next career move,  in 2010, was to retire from acting and to get actively involved in fashion design and being a rapper.

While that may sound a bit strange, Bynes had actually been involved in the fashion industry since at least 2007.

In that year, Bynes signed a five-year deal with Steve & Berry’s to create her own fashion line, Dear, which consisted of apparel and accessories. The clothing line launched in stores August 16, 2007.

Unfortunately, the line was cut short when Steve & Barry’s filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2008 and went out of business completely in January 2009.

Bynes also appeared in lingerie on the cover of the February 2010 issue of Maxim magazine, to highlight her photo spread inside.

All of Amanda’s past career moves were based on fairly sound thinking and decision-making skills, even the launch of her line of apparel and accessories. Getting involved with those things, and their own clothing line, is one of the business moves that increased the wealth of the Olsen twins. Bynes just had the bad luck  to pick the wrong company.

Now, admittedly, the recent behavior of Amanda Bynes has been often outrageous. She’s lashed out at people who have been acquaintances and/or friends of hers, like Lance Bass, David Spade, and Perez Hilton.

Lance Bass, who was formerly in the boy band NSYNC, has even said that Bynes has shut off all other communication with her former friends.

“She deleted all of her email addresses and cell phone numbers so none of her friends can get in touch with her,” Bass said on his SiriusXM show, “Dirty Pop with Lance Bass.”

Then, one of the latest odd things Amanda did was to blow $1,000 on three Disney princess wigs. She obviously has the money to spend on all the wigs she wants, so that, in my opinion, isn’t that strange — though, her wearing the wigs in public is eccentric, to say the least.

What has happened to Amanda Bynes that has led to her seemingly crazy antics the past few months?

The word “seemingly” is key in that last sentence. Amanda Bynes has received more publicity than she has had in a couple of years.

She has been written about more often than almost any other pop celebrity, with the possible exceptions of people like Justin Bieber and Jaden Smith.

Amanda’s strange tweets have increased the number of her followers on Twitter to over 1.5 million.

Bynes still has all of her talent, and if she managed to get signed to make another movie, and it was a box office hit — then maybe more people than just me would recognize that Amanda Bynes is crazy, alright — crazy like a fox.


Written by: Douglas Cobb



One Response to "Amanda Bynes is crazy (like a fox)"

  1. Geneo Connolly (@AlternateEndin)   June 1, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    Maybe, but I don’t think so. The publicity she has received has all been negative. Producers and directors would not likely gamble millions of dollars on someone whose reliability is ‘questionable’. Look at Lindsey Lohan…did anyone actually see that ‘Elizabeth Taylor’ movie? Like you point out, Amanda had been working almost non-stop for years. That kind of pressure can take its toll on anyone.


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