Amanda Bynes is pretty amazing.
The actress has been charged with a DUI and two counts of hit-and-run this year, and has been displaying increasingly erratic behavior to say the least.
None of this seems to have fazed the former child star, however. Reached by People magazine yesterday, she assured them all is well. Better than well.
"I am doing amazing," she says.
"I am retired as an actor. I am moving to New York to launch my career. I am going to do a fashion line," added Bynes, described as polite and upbeat.
"I am not talking about being arrested for DUI because I don't drink, and I don't drink and drive. It is all false." (She has pleaded not guilty in the case).
Other sources close to Amanda aren't as blasé.
"People are really concerned," a friend tells People. "She tells people she's not crazy, she doesn't party or drink. She doesn't realize she has a problem."The star's parents have relocated from Texas to Los Angeles to be near her, according to TMZ, and not a moment too soon, given what's going on.
Last week, she was spotted driving around aimlessly and smoking out of a pipe, which she claims was just tobacco. A dubious claim to say the least.
This week, the 26-year-old appeared "a mess," according to an onlooker who saw her working out at Equinox gym in West Hollywood on Tuesday.
During a spinning class, "Amanda stopped to take her T-shirt off, revealing only a tiny, black, strapless bra - not a sports bra, a push-up bra."
Bynes then picked up her Louis Vuitton bag, "pulled out her makeup kit and started reapplying while looking at herself in the large mirror in front of her."
After doing her makeup for approximately 10 minutes, Bynes put her shirt back on, picked up her things and left. Standard operating procedure.
Amanda, whose license was suspended by the California DMV after her laundry list of driving woes, has been ordered by a judge not to drive or else.