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Troubled star Amanda Bynes will face charges of driving without a license, stemming from ... the 3-4 times recently when she drove without a license.

The 26-year-old star was cited last Sunday by Burbank, Calif., airport police for driving with a suspended license. Her car was impounded at the scene.


Her driver's license was suspended after authorities filed two hit-and-run charges against the actress earlier this month, in addition to a DUI arrest.

Bynes was reportedly behind the wheel numerous times since her license was yanked, including once while smoking out of a pipe and driving around aimlessly.

She was pulled over September 9 by L.A. police, who said they saw her driving without her headlights on. Officers did not check her license or cite her.

Now, however, she is facing the consequences.

The Burbank city attorney's office filed the misdemeanor charge of driving without a license Friday. She also faces two counts of driving on a suspended license.

Maybe now at least Lindsay Lohan can STFU.


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Amanda Bynes' bizarre behavior continued this week as the embattled former teen star got into a scuffle with a paparazzo ... and it's a lot weirder than you think.

The tussle caught on tape by ET as Bynes was down Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood, shielding her face from being photographed. That part was pretty standard.

Then she strangely came over, Amanda she didn't like the way she looked, and tried to reason with the guy, flattering him into deleting the first photo of her.

Amanda then agreed to pose for a new set of photos, yet things turned even uglier after that, and a struggle over control of the camera apparently ensued.

The melee shows the camera, still rolling, flying every which way as the celebrity gossip photographer yelling at the embattled actress to give him back the camera.

He asserts that the star hurt him; Bynes calmly responds, "I didn't touch you."

Bynes' downward spiral has been well-documented of late. The star has been arrested for DUI, accused to two hit-and-runs and had her license suspended.

It's not just traffic accidents that have plagued her in the last six months. Amanda's odd behavior has included driving around aimlessly smoking out of a pipe.

Bynes has pleaded not guilty to the DUI charges, and has publicly refuted that she has a problem, saying she's doing AMAZING lately. No one is buying this.

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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.

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"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."

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Amanda Bynes has been warned: Any more driving while her license is suspended will result in serious ramifications. Ones prosecutors already want to impose.

Her lawyer was in court today to fight the D.A.'s request to impose $50,000 bail for her April DUI arrest. The actress is currently free on her own recognizance.

The D.A. argued Amanda has proven time and again that she's a danger on the road (not a big stretch) and wants to protect the public (seriously) from her.

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The judge in Bynes' DUI case said her two hit-and-run violations took place before her license was suspended, so she did not jail Amanda or impose bail. Yet.

It was made quite clear: Enough driving follies.

Any more infractions from this day forward will mean real consequences; she isn't legally allowed drive at all at the moment because her license is suspended.

Bynes' downward spiral has been well documented in recent months, with some going so far as to say she should be placed under conservatorship a la Britney.

In sort of related news, today saw Lindsay Lohan arrested in NYC for a hit-and-run on a pedestrian ... just days after she griped about Bynes beating the rap.

Who's the bigger mess? Vote below:


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Reports are swirling that Amanda Bynes will soon be checking into rehab, but the former child star insists that she's no Lindsay Lohan or Britney Spears.

Bynes tells friends that she definitely does not need a conservatorship the way Spears did in 2008, when her yearlong meltdown reached its lowest point.

She feels that despite her bizarre behavior of late, she can take care of herself. Bynes also swears she isn't crazy. When you have to point that out ...

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Bynes' recent woes have drawn comparisons to Britney ... circa 2007-08.

The star insists that the main reason her family has never brought up the conservatorship option is because she doesn't have mental problems, period.

Amanda's uncle Ronald Bynes reportedly spoke to Celebuzz and floated the idea that like Britney Spears, she needs legal, financial and medical guardianship.

"She needs to stop drinking and driving," Ronald told the site. "She needs help. (Her father) doesn't want to talk about her and often changes the subject."

"The problem is no correspondence (between Amanda and her parents) about any of this ... I don't even think they know what's going on with her."

"They're very upset about her recent problems, but they're in the dark."

A source tells E! that despite reports, Bynes has not checked into rehab, nor does she plan to. Cross your fingers that she changes her mind before it's too late.

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When train wrecks attack: Amanda Bynes is NOT happy that Lindsay Lohan is trash talking her, texting a friend today saying, "I HATE being compared to her."

Amanda has a point, in that she's never been arrested for drugs, chasing people, stealing from a jewelery store or violating the terms of her probation ... a lot.

The same cannot be said of SOME people we know.

Lohan had the audacity to Tweet about Bynes and wonder aloud why she's been to jail and Amanda hasn't. Bynes says they're not friends and LL needs to shut it.

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Lindsay, BTW, has been convicted of crimes (plural) and been to jail as a result of violating probation; Amanda was arrested for DUI this year, but has no convictions.

Not yet, at least. Her laundry list of traffic infractions - hit-and-runs (twice), texting and driving, a license suspension - grew again over the weekend.

Bynes' car was impounded Sunday after a bizarre incident in which the actress went at Burbank Airport, parked in a no-parking zone, then just drove off.

The Burbank Airport Police noticed Amanda because of her behavior, shooing her away from the no-parking zone where she was stopped, TMZ reports.

Shortly after, cops noticed Amanda driving aimlessly near the valet area; she then left the airport without going inside. An hour later, she was pulled over.

When police ran her license after that (unspecified) traffic violation, they realized it was suspended and impounded the 26-year-old's car. Probably for the best.

FUN FACT: Lindsay just Tweeted President Obama asking for a tax cut for millionaires; Bynes Tweeted Obama with a request to fire the cop who arrested her in April.

Who's the bigger mess, Lindsay Lohan or Amanda Bynes?


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Oft-jailed and always-troubled star Lindsay Lohan wants to know why Amanda Bynes hasn't been placed behind bars for her various driving infractions.

Seriously. Lohan Tweeted this weekend in reference to Bynes: "Why did I get put in jail and a nickelodeon star has had NO punishment(s) so far?"

A fair question ... except coming from a train wreck, compulsive liar and career klepto who's committed probation violations too numerous to count.

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Lindsay Lohan either feels she was scapegoated and she should never had gone to jail, or thinks that she got a fair sentence but Bynes should receive the same.

Somehow we're guessing it's the former.

It's worth noting that Lindsay went to jail only because she violated probation (A LOT) stemming from a DUI conviction. Amanda has been convicted of nothing.

Bynes was arrested for DUI in April and had her license suspended after two hit-and-run incidents, but all cases are pending; her car was impounded Sunday.

Lohan went on to add: "These are the moments that I appreciate my life experiences, living without regrets and Disney for supporting me as an actress-night all*"

So, there you have it. Who's the bigger mess?


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Suspending her license didn't work. Maybe taking her car will.

Amanda Bynes' suspended license hasn't actually stopped her from driving for over a week - during which she's been pulled over at least twice. No longer.

The actress was pulled over in her black BMW Sunday, and when police ran her license, they gave her a misdemeanor ticket and impounded the vehicle.

A judge ordered her not to drive Friday. She won't be pleased.

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Bynes, meanwhile, is shooting down concerns that she's losing her mind and is already in the throes of a potentially devastating mental breakdown.

She says stories about her mental state "are being blown out of proportion" and photos of her smoking out of a drug pipe and driving are misleading.

Bynes says she was just smoking tobacco, despite what appeared to be marijuana residue in her car, and the fact that no one really smokes tobacco out of a pipe.

Several people who have witnessed Amanda's behavior recently tell TMZ that she has serious mental issues, and has been chatting with inanimate objects.

Whatever her state is mentally, legally the 26-year-old is still facing a pair of hit-and-run charges, one DUI charge and her license is still suspended.

Time to get some help, Amanda. And a driver.

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Amanda Bynes has finally, officially been taken off the road.

Well, she's been ordered to get off it by a judge at least.

The 26-year-old, whose license was suspended following two hit-and-runs and a DUI bust this year, but who was seen smoking drugs and driving around aimlessly earlier this week, was ordered by L.A. Superior Court Judge Marsha Revel not to drive.

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Sunday, the former child star was pulled over by L.A. police officers when her headlights weren't on, but she was not asked to show her (suspended) license.

Police are not required to ask for it in all situations.

At a hearing Wednesday, the District Attorney's Office asked the judge to address the issue of Bynes' driver's license, as the suspension hasn't stopped her.

The D.A. informed Bynes' attorney, who initially denied that the license was in fact suspended, that her license does come up as such in official DMV records.

Now that her legal representative has been fully informed, there's zero excuse for her driving going forward and doing so would likely result in her arrest.

Maybe Amanda and Lindsay Lohan can go halvsies on a chauffeur?


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It was clear long before people saw Amanda Bynes doing drugs and driving around aimlessly this week that she has been on a disturbing downward spiral.

Friends say she is "not in touch with reality" ... gee, ya think?

The star is accused of two separate hit-and-run accidents and was arrested April 6 for a DUI after sideswiping a police car. Her license has been suspended.

Still, she shows no signs of slowing down, and has rejected any overtures to get help. In fact, she seems to be partying and crashing harder than ever.

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"Amanda is refusing to go to rehab or seek any form of psychiatric treatment or diagnosis, because it's clear something is up with her," a close pal said.

"She has been told by her agent and her dad Rick that she has substance abuse issues and needs to get help. She's a lost little girl right now."

"Amanda's completely gone off the grid. She won't speak with her manager, her agent, her publicist; she's not returning anybody's phone calls."

"She's obviously crying out for help, but isn't ready to receive it. She seems to be having some serious mental health issues and she's always out of it."

Here's hoping she gets help for them before it's too late.


Amanda Bynes Biography

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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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