Amanda Bynes has become a certified whack job. She Tweets weird photos of herself, gets arrested and has seemingly lost touch with all reality.

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Sam Lutfi, Amanda Bynes' friend and Britney Spears' former "manager," is defending his "work" with the stars in a bizarre open letter that has Spears' camp on high alert.

Evil Lurks Behind Her

Lutfi writes on XOJane (dot) com that so many of the things written about his relationships with troubled celebrities like those two are mere misconceptions.

“I’ve worked in Hollywood for a long time," says Lutfi, who was instrumental in getting Amanda Bynes placed under a 5150 hold earlier this month.

"I am a problem solver, and I care about helping people get out of what may seem like some of their more difficult places in life," writes the mysterious character.

"Over the years these experiences have led me to see what happens when too much fame and too much money can sometimes get the best of celebrities."

This, Sam Lutfi says, is "why you have seen me associated with some of the more famous celebrities when they are in their most trying hours."

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Last week, Amanda Bynes accused her father of sexual assault in a series of shockingly graphic tweets.

She later retracted the statements, but blamed her mental instability on a "microchip" in her brain, which she claimed her father had implanted.

Amanda Bynes: Mentally Ill?

Amanda is clearly suffering from sort of psychological ailment - for which she's currently receiving treatment - but that doesn't mean that the target of her rant was chosen arbitrarily.

Friends of Amanda's have stated in the past that the former child star had a strained relationship with her parents and that things came to a head when during Bynes' conservatorship last year.

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With today's news that Amanda Bynes may face one year of involuntary confinement, the former child star's struggles with mental illness seem more tragically real than ever before.

Several celebrities have offered thoughts, prayers, and words of encouragement to Amanda and her family. Thus far, the support has mostly come from former co-stars, such as Nick Cannon, who spoke about Bynes in glowing terms during a recent interview. 

Now, famous old-school Nickelodeon fans who have never even met Bynes are publicly singing the actress' praises and expressing their hopes that she's one day able to return to the career that made her a star.

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  • Chrissy Teigen at MTV Movie Awards

In her continued campaign to prove she's the coolest model that ever lived, Chrissy Teigen stopped bashing Ariana Grande long enough yesterday to gush about Amanda yesterday: 

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Amanda Bynes is likely headed for another conservatorship, but her parents won't be at the helm. Her doctors want her confined and medicated for up to a YEAR.

Amanda Bynes
Amanda Bynes was a delightful child star with a bright career whose hard-partying ways and obvious mental issues have made for many sad headlines in recent years.

After her July 2013 hospitalization, her parents Lynn and Rick were given a conservatorship, granting them control over her legal, medical and fiscal decisions.

She was ultimately released, only to go off the rails once more when the conservatorship lapsed last month. Now here she is, under a 5150 psych hold again.

Given how pissed Bynes is at her parents, and how severe her mental illness appears to be, another conservatorship managed by doctors looks imminent.

One that can keep her confined and medicated for up to a year against her will. The plan, according to TMZ sources, is to place her under an LPS Hold.

At the behest of doctors, a judge can sign off on this if a patient is "gravely disabled as a result of a mental disorder or impairment by chronic alcoholism."

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Sam Lutfi played a key role in engineering the ruse that landed Amanda Bynes in treatment, but is his continued involvement in her saga cause for concern?

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  • Amanda Bynes Pout

As previously reported, Amanda Bynes was placed on a 5150 psychiatric hold at a Pasadena mental hospital last week after flying back to Los Angeles from N.Y.

Her friend Sam Lutfi, who was once Britney Spears' manager and bizarrely linked to that star at the time of her 5150 hold, was instrumental in getting her there.

Not surprisingly, Bynes is far from pleased about all of this.

Already deeply distrustful of her family and friends, she's incredibly pissed at her parents and the ruse that landed her in a mental institution against her will.

Yet Lutfi, who convinced her she was meeting with an attorney to sue her parents, is reportedly still close to Bynes' parents and is even giving them advice.

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On Friday, Amanda Bynes was placed on 5150 psychiatric hold and committed to a hospital following two weeks of increasingly erratic behavior.

Amanda's parents were initially unable to prove that the child star presented a threat to herself or others, but that quickly after Bynes accused her father of sexual assault, then blamed the false allegation on a microchip that had been planted in her brain.

Amanda Bynes in Public

Bynes's parents worked with former Britney Spears manager Sam Lufti to convince their daughter to fly to Los Angeles under false pretenses. Once in LA, she was placed on a 3-day psychiatric hold.

A hearing was held yesterday to determine if the hold should be extended to 14 days, and remarkably, despite her obvious mental instability as of late, Bynes was nearly able to convince a judge that she should be released from psychiatric care.

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Amanda Bynes is safe inside a Pasadena, Calif., mental facility, which we can all agree is probably the best place for her right now, as sad as it is to say.

That doesn't mean she sees it that way, though. At all.

Bynes' parents, with the help of her friend Sam Lutfi, created an elaborate scheme to get her on a plane from New York to L.A. and committed against her will.

It all went down last Thursday and Friday, with Lutfi running point on the ruse to fool Amanda Bynes into coming home to California ... to sue her parents.

Playing on Amanda's distrust of Rick and Lynn Bynes might seem like a troubling way of accomplishing their goal, but it got results as she got on a plane.

Once she landed, Lutfi convinced her to take a car service to what she believed was a Pasadena law office for a meeting about suing her parents for abuse.

The building was actually a mental facility.

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In the past, when Lena Dunham was feeling starved for attention she'd just take off her clothes on premium cable. 

But these days she has a new book to promote, and apparently serious authors don't strip down at readings, so Lena's been forced to get creative with her shock value antics.

Lena Dunham Smile

We already know Dunham slept with her parents until she was 12, and that revelation didn't go viral the way Lena clearly hoped it would, so now she's pulling out all the stops. 

Yes, the woman responsible for some of the grossest televised visuals outside of Westeros has hit a new low, as Dunham has taken to publicly praising the sad online ramblings of a young mental patient:

 

Discussing - for some reason - the ongoing Amanda Bynes saga during a recent promotional event, Lena didn't express her shock at Bynes falsely accusing her father of sexual assault, or her sympathy for the mentally ill and their families.

No, instead, Dunham bafflingly praised Bynes' ability to post compelling tweets. 

"She did say something kind of similar [to Dunham's character on Girls]," Lena told a crowd in New York over the weekend. "Which was 'I'm not crazy, I'm actually the one who knows everything that's happening."

"I texted [Girls co-creator Jenny Konner] and said, 'Maybe I'm nuts but I think Amanda Bynes is actually kind of a great writer. Do you know what I mean?' She was like, 'I don't know what you mean!'"

Yeah...neither does anyone else Lena. It's worth noting that the "everything that's happening" to which Bynes was a false accusation of child molestation that Bynes later retracted and blamed on a microchip planted in her brain.

Even if the whole rant had been really cleverly phrased (it wasn't) the takeaway would still be, "Wow, that's really sad. Hopefully she gets the help she needs," not, "Damn, that girl can tweet!"

Mmm. Delish

When I was nine, I wrote a vow of celibacy on a piece of paper and ate it.

When I was nine, I wrote a vow of celibacy on a piece of paper and ate it.

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Last week, Amanda Bynes was placed on 5150 psychiatric hold after exhibiting increasingly worrisome behavior in public and online. 

The trouble began when Bynes was arrested for DUI on September 29. Her parents finally intervened after Amanda accused her father of sexual abuse on Twitter. (She later retracted her story.)

Amanda Bynes in Public

Bynes is now receiving the treatment and supervision she so obviously needed, but sources close to the former child star say she's more miserable than ever before.

"Amanda is having a tough time adjusting to being in treatment again," says one insider. "However, the facility she is in is truly first class and will be a calming environment for her."

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With troubled star Amanda Bynes placed on 5150 psychiatric hold at a Los Angeles treatment facility Friday, her parents could finally breathe easier.

It's a long road ahead, and they know this, having been down it before. But at least she's no longer in grave danger of harming herself or other people.

Amanda Bynes and Parents

"They're happy she's safe and that Amanda is finally getting some help," a source said of the recent development, which capped off weeks of disturbing behavior.

Believing she was being driven from LAX airport to a lawyer's office for a meeting, a blindsided Bynes was instead driven to a Pasadena treatment center.

She remains there as of this morning.

Playing a key role was Sam Lutfi, a former Britney Spears friend who is also close with Bynes and helped orchestrate the cross-country flight, and ruse.

The intervention was part of a plan hatched by her parents and their attorney, Tamar Arminak, to get Bynes help, with Lutfi being the one who could get through.

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Amanda Bynes Biography

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Born
Birthplace
Thousand Oaks, California
Full Name
Amanda Laura Bynes

Amanda Bynes Quotes

My favorite part of my body is my smile.

Amanda Bynes

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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