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A judge has granted a two-week extension of Amanda Bynes' psychiatric hold, while her parents will try to seek a legal conservatorship over her today.

If the judge, who held a hearing at the hospital where she's staying, declined to extend the 72-hour hold, Amanda could've walked out last night.

He did not, however, after doctors successfully argued that they need an additional two weeks to properly diagnose Amanda Bynes' severe mental illness.

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Amanda was represented by her own lawyer, arguing for the extension to be denied. She will most likely fight any bid for a conservatorship, as well.

In seeking legal control over their 27-year-old daughter, Bynes' parents will argue that she suffers from schizophrenia but will not seek  treatment.

This is because in her mind, she doesn't believe she has an illness, therefore the only way to keep her safe is to provide round-the-clock care.

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Amanda Bynes has shown schizophrenic tendencies and wild mood swings in the L.A. hospital where she was placed on a 5150 psychiatric hold.

According to reports, doctors there have already determined that the 27-year-old is suffering from a severe mental illness "with schizophrenic tendencies."

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The 27-year-old Bynes, hospital sources say, is fully cognizant of the fact that "there's a good Amanda and a bad Amanda." More frightening still?

When she talks about "bad Amanda," TMZ reports, "she almost mimics an exorcism, pulling at her body as if to remove the demon, and even biting herself."

It's not all bad. Yesterday, for a 10-hour period, she was kind, quiet and nice. Fully lucid, too. But doctors found that this can change quickly and radically.

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Ashley Benson, prepare to be called "ugly" by Amanda Bynes in 3... 2... 1...

The Pretty Little Liars star has posted a hilarious selfie on Instagram in which she makes mocks a similar effort by Bynes, the selfie-loving former child star.

Compare the two image below and see what we mean.

  • Ashley Benson Instagram Photo
  • Bynes Twit Pic

Bynes is currently under mental evaluation for starting a fire in California this week, which has caused some to come down hard on Benson for the impression.

"Amanda has a mental disorder, this pic’s kinda mean," wrote one Instagram user, for example.

Do you agree? Is it too funny, or did she go too far? A little of both?

What do you think of Benson making fun of Amanda Bynes:

 

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As widely expected, Amanda Bynes' parents will request a conservatorship over their daughter in court a la Britney Spears, according to a new report.

Amanda Bynes, Blue Wig Photo

The 27-year-old's mom and dad, Lynn and Rick, will ask that a temporary conservatorship be set up, giving them control over their child's affairs.

Their decision comes after Bynes was detained and hospitalized Monday after allegedly setting a fire in the driveway of a home near her parents' house.

No injuries were reported and Bynes was not arrested, nor will she be charged with a crime, as officials believe what she needs is help, not punishment.

One witness described Bynes' state at the time as "frantic and discombobulated."

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The troubled Amanda Bynes is in for a rough stretch ahead by any measure, but it won't include criminal charges for her most recent police entanglement.

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Prosecutors will not charge the 27-year-old with trespassing, arson or any other criminal offense stemming from Monday night's bizarre incident.

Police and the D.A.'s office alike view her conduct as non-criminal and rooted in mental illness, which is scary, but at least she may finally get help.

Officials almost immediately decided Amanda needs treatment, not punishment.

Amanda Bynes was hospitalized two nights ago as a result of starting a small fire in a stranger's driveway in her hometown of Thousand Oaks, California.

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Actress Amanda Bynes could remain in a mental health facility for up to two weeks, considerably longer that the customary 72-hour period for a 5150 hold.

Amanda Bynes, Post Arrest

Amanda Bynes was hospitalized Monday after starting a fire in front of a Thousand Oaks, Calif., home, deemed to be a danger to herself and others.

Authorities said she had no connection to the home.

Bynes, who is already facing drug charges in New York, was taken into custody for her own safety under California's Welfare and Institutions Code.

Otherwise known as a 5150 hold, this lasts typically for only 72 hours, but a source close to the case said officials may seek to have this one extended.

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More and more disturbing details of the bizarre incident that ended with Amanda Bynes hospitalized and held under 5150 psychiatric hold are emerging.

Bynes, as you've likely heard by now, started a fire with gasoline in a stranger's driveway in her SoCal hometown, leading a passerby to call 911 on her.

Well, it turns out she accidentally drenched her Pomeranian with gasoline while building the fire ... then raced to a nearby liquor store to clean the dog off.

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This is apparently where she went after the 911 call was placed and she bolted; Bynes was found not far from the spot of the fire when police arrived.

Surveillance video inside the liquor store shows her bursting into the liquor store, dog in hand, and bolting straight for a restricted "employees only" area.

The cashier rushed out from behind the register and chased after Bynes.

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A 911 call placed after Amanda Bynes lit a fire in a stranger's driveway indicates that the situation may have been even crazier than initially reported.

Amanda Bynes Fire

She's now hospitalized on a 5150 hold, which means officials felt she was enough of a danger to herself and others to keep her against her will.

That alone tells you how bad things have gotten, and it remains to be seen if she will seek additional care voluntarily after the 72-hour hold is up.

In any case, here's how we got to this point ...

Monday night, Amanda Bynes put a flaming cloth on top of a gas tank and set it on fire outside a residence in her hometown in Thousand Oaks, Calif.

A passerby noticed and called 911. Listen:

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Amanda Bynes has been hospitalized and held pending a mental health evaluation after allegedly starting a small fire in the driveway of a home in California.

A stranger's home, according to reports.

Ventura County Sheriff's Capt. Don Aguilar says deputies responding to a call last night found her standing next to the flames in the city of Thousand Oaks.

Amanda Bynes, Blue Hair

Amanda was born and raised in the L.A.-area community.

The deputies determined that the actress meets criteria for a mental health hold and took her into custody. She can be held for up to 72 hours of observation.

No charges have been filed against her at this time.

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Amanda Bynes has reportedly been dumped ... by her marijuana dealer.

The reason she was ostracized: Bynes' alleged hijacking of his supply.

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According to an insider, Amanda Bynes' weed dealer was making a delivery to her NYC residence when the theft occurred - right under his nose.

Says a source close to the marijuana heist situation:

“Amanda’s dealer used her bathroom while he was there and she jacked his weed. He didn’t realize at first because he’s a delivery weed service."

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