Amanda Bynes: Caught Looking… Normal?!?

Amanda Bynes has posted a new photo of herself on Twitter.

And you may need to brace yourself for this one, celebrity gossip followers.

Because the former trainwreck of a mediocre actress is actually looking like … GASP! … not all that much of a trainwreck at the moment.

Indeed, the Internet is in shock right now after Bynes shared the above snapshot on her Twitter page late last week.

Users can’t believe just how normal the star looks while sitting alongside a friend at Girasol Restaurant in Studio City, California.

Along with an emoji of two lipstick-laden lips, the troubled D-Lister included a very simple caption that reads as follows:

“Dinner with friends at Girasol.”

Not particularly revealing, we know, but this is the first picture Bynes has posted in 2018.

We last saw her on social media way back in April of last year when Amanda shared the following image, which appears to also depict her and this same gal pal:

In the latest image, the former Nickelodeon child star is sitting with long blonde hair extensions and a basic black top as she prepares to dine at the eatery.

Looks can be deceiving, of course, but she doesn’t appear to be have recently suffered a mental illness relapse, as had been reported in December.

An actress with a seemingly bright future just a few years ago, Bynes fell hard off the deep end back in 2014.

She was often spotted in public, looking disheveled beyond belief, while she frequently rambled incoherently about things such as killing her dad and leaving his body in a ditch.

She was subsequently diagnosed as Bipolar and was scarcely heard from at all in 2017.

But insiders now tell Us Weekly that Bynes is hoping to make a comeback.

“Amanda is going to be graduating from fashion school this summer,” this source tells the supermarket tabloid, adding:

“She is doing so well and is very excited about the next chapter of her professional life.”

Hey, we’ve made plenty of fun of Bynes over these difficult years, but we’d be thrilled if she really did turn things around.

She hasn’t acted since 2010 and has been nothing but an unfortunate laughingstock among those who follow the entertainment industry ever since.

Following several months of erratic behavior and arrests, Byneswas placed in a treatment facility under an involuntary psychiatric hold in 2014.

She was kicked out of L.A.’s Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising this same year.

However, she returned to this same school in 2015.

Us Weekly writes that Amanda “has been focused on school and does want to return to acting.”

There is allegedly “interest” in her, as well, although it’s unclear from whom and for which medium.

In June of 2017, Bynes went on camera with blogger Diana Madison for the first time since her public meltdown, sounding like someone who had herself together.

“I do miss acting and I have something surprising to tell you: I’m going to start acting again,” she said last summer, concluding:

“I want to do TV. Maybe a few guest spots on some shows that I’m a fan of and maybe another TV show where I’m the star of it.”


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Mackenzie McKee: It’s Totally Normal for My Kid to Kiss Dead Dogs!

Mackenzie McKee, former Teen Mom 3 star and current wackadoodle, got herself into some hot water yesterday after sharing a video of her son kissing a dead dog.

Her son. Kissed. A dead. Dog.

Mackenzie documented the whole thing on Snapchat: her dog had puppies, and one of them didn’t make it. Unfortunately, her five-year-old son, Gannon, didn’t get the memo.

He kept holding and cuddling the puppy after it passed away because he simply didn’t know that it was no longer alive.

Mackenzie lamented that she didn’t know how to tell him about the dog, so she did it in the most tactful way she could think of — she said “Gannon, you know that dog is dead, right?”

Gannon said that yeah, he did know the dog was dead, but he kept holding it. Mackenzie told him they needed to bury the poor puppy, and so he eventually handed it over to his mother.

After he kissed the pup’s nose, of course.

Mackenzie tried to defend the video immediately after sharing it, saying that they did all they could do for the puppy, and that “Gannon is having a hard time saying goodbye to the puppy that didn’t make it.”

But surprisingly (just kidding, this isn’t surprising at all, not even the tiniest little bit), the video received some backlash anyway.

So much that now, Mackenzie has done an interview to really set the story straight.

“I brought the dog to the vet in the morning,” she explained to Radar of her pregnant dog. “He said she’s too small to deliver the dogs so we have to give her a C-section.”

“Gannon is there with me and he’s smart enough to take things in. They bring out the mom and the two puppies.”

“They said one might not make it,” she continued, “but you can take him home.”

So they did take him home, and you know the rest.

After the puppy passed, Mackenzie said that “What was going through my mind was, I had a miscarriage at 14 weeks and I delivered the baby naturally.”

“I remember them taking the baby away and I never saw it again. I wish I could go back and hold the baby to get closure.”

“It messed me up for a while.”

Just when you thought this story couldn’t get any more tragic, right?

She said that Gannon “took the dog to a corner and prayed over it,” and “That was a beautiful moment for me because he sees me pray in hard times.”

“I had to explain the dog was sick and he got sent to heaven. We had a funeral, made a casket and buried the dog.”

She insists that “Gannon is okay, he got closure.”

… Nope, still weird.

It’s sweet if Gannon feels better after getting to kiss the puppy goodbye, it really is. And if the dog had just passed, it’s probably fine.

But the way we see it, the issue isn’t so much what happened — though, to be clear, it’s still pretty bizarre — but that Mackenzie felt the need to film it and slap it on social media.

If her kid was that upset about the puppy denying, then he could have probably used a little more comfort right at that moment than his mother could give him with a phone in her hand and Snapchat on the ready.

But yes, it’s great that he got some closure.


23 Child Stars Who Actually Grew Up to Be Normal

Not every child star goes off the rails.

Sure, we know the stories of Amanda Bynes and Lindsay Lohan, and Miley Cyrus has certainly turned some heads.

But many child stars manage to maintain solid careers, become role models, and do some great work for charity. Here are a few who turned out to be pretty respectable — and pretty normal.

1. Mayim Bialik

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Once her role as Blossom Russo ended, Mayim Bialik went on to live a pretty normal life. She went to college and did well, earning a PhD in neuroscience before returning to television to play a scientist on TV. Now, she’s Amy Farrah Fowler on The Big Bang Theory, and she’s also known for being an awesome role model.

2. Daniel Radcliffe

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Harry Potter grew up well, you guys. Daniel Radcliffe has gone on to be a part of a long list of projects since the final Harry Potter film, including his role in the BBC series, A Young Doctor’s Notebook, where he starred opposite Jon Hamm. He’s also managed to remain a level-headed and respectable guy.

3. Anna Chlumsky

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We’ll never forget Anna Chlumsky as Veda on My Girl. She took a break from acting after that and focused on school. She earned a degree from the University of Chicago, and later worked as an editorial assistant for a HarperCollins science fiction-fantasy imprint before making the decision to return to acting. Now, she can be seen on HBO’s Veep.

4. Neil Patrick Harris

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Neil Patrick Harris was adorable as Doogie Howser, and he went on to become a successful actor known for roles such as Barney Stinson on How I Met Your Mother. More than that, he’s supported a long list of charities and organizations.

5. Hilary Duff

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Hillary Duff has remained both successful and respectable as an actress and musician since her early days as Lizzie McGuire. Now, she stars as Kelsey Peters on TV Land’s Younger.

6. Joseph Gordon-Levitt

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who was best known for his role on 3rd Rock from the Sun, went on to have a respectable acting career with no major scandals along the way.

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