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Amanda Bynes: The Next Fallen Hollywood Starlet?

Actress Amanda Bynes, 26, has been making headlines recently–for all the wrong reasons.

The All That and Easy A star was arrested April 6 on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol after she sideswiped a police officer’s vehicle.

This departure from the actress’s normally clean image has surprised her fans and even her family. Her father, Rick Bynes, told People magazine that his daughter “doesn’t drink.” Bynes has made it clear in the past that she’s focused on her work, not the Hollywood partying scene.

I want to be known for the work I’ve done, as opposed to where I go on Saturday nights (Bynes in 2005 at age 18).

Unfortunately, it appears she didn’t learn from her arrest. On April 12, she backed over a curb while texting behind the wheel after leaving an LA hotspot, and stopped traffic on April 15 while making a slow turn to visit a popular bar and restaurant.

Girls, whether Bynes has a problem with alcohol abuse or is just trying to make headlines to stay relevant in the Devil’s Playground, let’s pray for her strength and that she stops this dangerous behavior before she hurts herself or someone else.

Are you a fan of Amanda Bynes? What do you think about these recent events?

 

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  1. Project Inspired

    Posted by LoveGod4ever on June 15, 2012 at 17:28

    I think its really sad comparing her quote in 2005 to her actions now. 🙁

  2. xJesusLovesYoux

    Posted by xJesusLovesYoux on June 7, 2012 at 10:01

    what? i loved her as a kid on “the amanda show” what happened to the girl i looked up to? the girl who when i was feeling down would turn on to get a laugh. i hope she rethinks herself and comes back as a good role model <3

  3. Project Inspired

    Posted by skatingsarah96 on April 29, 2012 at 15:39

    it was one mistakes, i’m upset but she was just buzzed. still, buzzed driving is bad, but i don’t think she’s on a downward spiral, she made a mistake.

  4. Project Inspired

    Posted by Footprints on April 24, 2012 at 09:41

    Thats so sad I waill pray for her

  5. Project Inspired

    Posted by Elizabeth on April 23, 2012 at 11:00

    While it was a bad choice, we have to remember this happens to a lot of people. Maybe she’s learned from this mistake and won’t ever drink again. You never know. I highly doubt she’ll get as bad as Lindsay because of one DUI. For all we know, she just had a few glasses of wine. I’m not saying it’s okay to drink and drive, but it’s not like she’s getting drunk every night. I will be praying for her though.

  6. Project Inspired

    Posted by Suzannahlikespie on April 23, 2012 at 10:41

    It makes me sad, my lil sis and I used to go out in the backyard and make “Funny Kids Crossing” and use Amanda Show skits. In the past she’s seemed like she knew how to stay strong, and she’s always been so funny. I’ll definitely pray for her.

  7. Project Inspired

    Posted by JennaBel on April 20, 2012 at 19:27

    I’m not a TOTAL fan, but I amire her as an actress. But it’s disappointing to see another actress, especially her, going downhill. :/

  8. texasgirl

    Posted by texasgirl on April 20, 2012 at 14:31

    NO! Not Amanda!!! I thought she’d be good.

  9. Project Inspired

    Posted by Bekahnut1 on April 20, 2012 at 13:22

    Weird….. I feel like I have thought about her sometime recently…. I’m definitely praying for her!

  10. Paris

    Posted by Paris on April 19, 2012 at 21:17

    The devil can attack anyone in Hollywood,so that is why me must always pray for them. Just like that article where all those people got together for a Hollywood prayer.

  11. grace_smith15

    Posted by grace_smith15 on April 19, 2012 at 19:50

    I used be be a fan back when she was on the Amanda show, but after I saw her in Easy A (Which I hated, it degrades Christians so much), I kind of decided that I probably shouldn’t look up to someone who would take up a role like that. Nevertheless, I think we all need to pray for God to but her back on the right path.

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by skatingsarah96 on April 29, 2012 at 15:38

      it was just showing the crazy, in your face christians…i love that movie…..

      • Project Inspired

        Posted by Elizabeth on May 1, 2012 at 10:00

        me too 🙂 I think it can be sort of a wake up call for “Christians” who act like that. Emma Stone said in an interview that it had nothing to do with their religion, but it was about who they were as people.

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by Elizabeth on April 23, 2012 at 11:05

      I think it wasn’t so much about how they were Christians, but more about how they were all actually mean people using Christianity to look like good people. There ARE Christians like that out there, but I do see what you mean, it can send the wrong message if people don’t understand it all the way.

  12. Project Inspired

    Posted by sweet on April 19, 2012 at 19:34

    i’ll pray for her 🙂

  13. Project Inspired

    Posted by UntoldPromises on April 19, 2012 at 18:16

    So sad! I used to watch her when I was little and loved her. Another fallen star. Hollywood really is the Devil’s playground! I’ll be praying for her.

    You know this might sound crazy but it’s not when it’s from God.
    Ok so you know about Demi Lovato? Where she went into rehab for cutting and an eating disorder?
    Well I remember 2 months before this happened I had 2 dreams of Demi Lovato. The first one was she was in my room (kind of like we were friends) and she said, “Rachel! Look behind you!” and there was an angel that touched my back and I began to sing so beautifully. It seemed Demi longed for God’s touch.

    My second dream was a bit more frightening but it seemed SO real! Both dreams did. That’s why I know they are from God. The second dream was I was in my room again and I was on my bed and Demi stood in front of me and she seemed scared and very depressed. Her hair was long and covered her face and she wore baggy clothing. I woke up.

    I thought, weird… oh well. 2 months later she enters into rehab! Wow! I think God wanted me to pray for and I have been and still am. She was a Christian and sang in a Christian group. I forgot what it’s called but one of her very first music videos is “Move Me” and it talks about how the Holy Spirit moves her. She also sang “I can Only Imagine” when she was little. Now that she was in Disney everything fell apart.
    Keep praying for her 🙂
    Sorry this is so long! I just wanted to share my experience with my sisters in Christ <3

  14. Project Inspired

    Posted by BeMyLoveStory on April 19, 2012 at 16:38

    I’m actually kinda disappointed in her, I really hope she can get back on the right track soon, I love her movies so much! They are so funny! She’s the Man for example.

  15. love4494

    Posted by love4494 on April 19, 2012 at 16:31

    This is sad, I was really hoping she would make good choices with her fame and not one getting in trouble, when I was younger I would watch “The Amanda show” all the time because it was really funny.

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by GodGirl96 on April 20, 2012 at 17:35

      Same here! I thought that was a really funny show! We should definitely pray that she starts making smarter decisions soon.

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by daisygirl5522 on April 20, 2012 at 14:53

      i agree. AND i loved that show too 🙁