Sometimes it’s fun watching a celebrity spiral out of control. See, for example: Justin Bieber, Shia Labeouf and, to an extent, Miley Cyrus. But while Amanda Bynes‘ 2013 meltdown started off kind of fun, it quickly became apparent that she was a young lady with some pretty serious mental problems. And despite the fact that she lashed out at anyone who tried to help her — I was really kind of rooting for the kid.
Which is why news that came out earlier this week that Bynes had been arrested for a DUI was disheartening, after she had seemingly gotten her life in order, sobering up and enrolling in fashion school. And now, if TMZ is to be believed, this has been a long-time coming because Bynes had already been kicked out of the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Irvine, where she had been taking classes, for showing up to class intoxicated and other erratic behavior in general.
Student Rachel Loritz tells TMZ … Amanda often ditched classes … but even when she showed up, she was clearly high, and not good at hiding it … she almost always wore sunglasses and laughed out loud at inappropriate times. We’re told the pendulum would often swing and she would then get in “horrendous arguments.”
Rachel says … Amanda paid fellow students to do her homework … and some took her up on it. Rachel says she rejected Amanda’s offer. We’re told Amanda was caught cheating off someone during a test … and when she was called out she threw a fit.
But the plot thickens, because while Amanda Bynes official Twitter account has been dark since May, someone highly speculated to be Amanda Bynes has been tweeting from an account that’s been active since just around the time her other account went dark. And the individual tweeting from this account — who, let’s face it, is more likely than not Bynes — went on the following Twitter rant shortly after the news broke earlier this morning:
Remember how crazy things got with Britney back in the day? When she was running around wearing wedding dresses in public talking in a British accent with that creepy paparazzi boyfriend of hers? And then the head shaving! Oh god, the head shaving. And locking herself in her bathroom with her kids, which was a thing that I think I remember happening? Well, look! Britney’s fine now. And if Britney’s fine, I have hope that Amanda Bynes can pull it together eventually, too. Something tells me things are about to get a lot worse before they get better, though.