Amanda Bynes' Mother Granted Temporary Conservatorship Over Actress

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Amanda Bynes' mother was granted a temporary conservatorship over the troubled actress yesterday in court after a judge extended her psychiatric hold.

The judge based his decision on the findings of an investigator appointed to evaluate Amanda's mental health, which he found she is "gravely disabled" by.

Amanda Bynes was not even fit enough to travel to court in person.

Her lawyer told the judge at Friday's hearing that she's spoken with the star several times and Amanda opposes a conservatorship, believing it's not necessary.

The judge disagreed, and her mother will be in charge of Amanda's personal well-being - as well as her medical treatment and finances - for now.

Sad as this is, it may be the only recourse left at this point.

Amanda's behavior not only became dangerously erratic (the driveway fire was the tip of the iceberg), but her $4 million savings have been rapidly depleted.

It's not even clear what she's been spending money on.

The judge cautioned parents, Lynn and Rick, not to make any financial moves without consulting with Amanda's lawyer, but they do call the shots now.

The temporary conservatorship will last until September 30, at which point the judge will hold another formal hearing on whether to make it permanent.

Amanda and the judge will hopefully meet face-to-face between now and then, in the hopes of gauging her progress (or lack thereof) first-hand.

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Amanda Bynes Biography

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Amanda Bynes is a young, innocent actress who is a former show host on Nickelodeon and a singer in addition to an acting star . After... More »
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Birthplace
Thousand Oaks, California
Full Name
Amanda Laura Bynes

Amanda Bynes Quotes

My favorite part of my body is my smile.

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I say I never want to get married. I feel trapped with the idea of marriage. How can you really be with somebody forever? I'd get bored!

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