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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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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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Orange County, Calif., teenager Caleb Pusey says he's not engaged to Amanda Bynes, despite what numerous gossip blogs (and Bynes) have been saying.

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Amanda Bynes claimed earlier this month that Amanda Bynes is engaged to Caleb, a 19-year-old bait shop employee. Somewhat surprisingly, he does exist!

Not surprisingly at all, the engagement is news to him.

The somewhat unfortunately named Pusey grew close to the troubled actress while the pair were in rehab together last year, so they do know one another.

As for as them being betrothed, though ...

Despite befriending each other, Caleb says the two never dated and he hasn't spoken with Bynes in at least a few months, so don't save the date for their wedding.

Bynes, who is now receiving the help she needs thanks to Sam Lutfi and her parents, revealed that the couple's engagement would grace the cover of People.

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Amanda Bynes was thankfully tricked yesterday into flying home to Los Angeles, where she was placed on psychiatric hold involuntarily upon arrival.

The man who helped mastermind this desperately-needed ruse: Sam Lutfi.

Yes, that Sam Lutfi. Remember him? You probably should ...

  • Sam Lutfi, Britney Spears' Friend
  • Amanda Bynes in NYC

Lutfi was a celebrity gossip staple in 2007 and 2008, thanks to his close relationship with Britney Spears at the star's most unstable and erratic period.

Britney then was a lot like Amanda in 2012-13 and again over the past few weeks, clearly in need of help and posing a danger to herself and others.

Just as Bynes was placed under a 5150 psychiatric hold yesterday, Spears went through the same thing, ultimately turning her life and career around.

So how does Lutfi relate to both cases? Interestingly ...

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Amanda Bynes is currently under doctor supervision.

The very troubled young star - who accused her father of sexual abuse this week - landed today in Los Angeles and was immediately taken by a car service to a hospital on Pasadena.

Her attorney, Tamar Arminak, was waiting there for Bynes with a physician.

Amanda Bynes is Dope
Amanda Bynes thinks she is dope. The actress has posted this photo to Twitter.

She is now being held on a 5150 psychiatric hold for 72 hours and sources confirm her parents are seeking a 14-day extension, during which time they will apply again for conservatorship.

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Earlier today, Amanda Bynes accused her father of sexual abuse in a series of shocking tweets.

Moments ago, however, the actress retracted her allegations in a fashion that's raised further concerns about the state of her mental health.

Amanda Bynes: Mentally Ill?

"My dad never did those things," Bynes posted on Twitter. "The microchip in my brain made me say those things but he's the one that ordered them to microchip me."

Bynes has spoken about the "microchip" in her brain in the past, claiming that she believes it was implanted to enable the public to read her thoughts.

Amanda spent much of today graphically detailing the manner in which she was sexually abused as a child, and announcing her plans to file for a restraining order against her father.

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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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