by Free Britney at

Amanda Bynes turns 27 today.

Hopefully, the beginning of her 28th year on this planet marks a turnaround from a tumultuous 27th, which began with a DUI arrest almost exactly a year ago.

Since then, well, you know ...

A Bynes Pic

She's driven around smoking out of a pipe, been involved in hit-and-runs (plural), scoffed at Lindsay Lohan comparisons and asked President Obama to fire a cop.

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by Mischalova at

It's approximately 139 days and 10 hours until it's legal for certain acts to be performed on Hayden Panettiere. The actress turns 18 in four and a half months.

Fortunately for Amanda Bynes, however, she's officially 21 today. So the law is no longer an issue in any way for this young celeb. Unless she needs to rent a car.

Amanda Bynes Arrives

Last year, Bynes was named as one of Teen People's 25 Hottest Stars Under 25. She was joined on that list by Beyonce (who we like a lot) and Ashlee Simpson (who the world could do without).

We just hope Amanda remains as young and innocent as the wholesome characters she portrayed for years on Nickelodeon.

Sadly, other young actresses, such as Hilary Duff, have abandoned such sweet images for a persona that can only be described as "very, very skanky."

Don't go there, Bynesy. The world will always love you for who you are. Well, unless you're Rosie O'Donnell.

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