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Amanda Bynes Is NOT Crazy, Just 'Finding Herself' According To Drake Bell!

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Whether or not they hooked up, Drake Bell and Amanda Bynes are totez bestiez — at least according to Drake.

While the world questions every step Amanda takes thanks to some VERY questionable behavior, her former Nickelodeon co-star insists that his apparent BFF's recent arrest, bizarre Twitter rants, and obsession with beauty is all thanks to the media's negative attention and NOT poor mental health.


Actually, Drake swears he just had lunch with his "close" friend and vows that "she's brilliant, she's good, and she's healthy."

The Splash star defended her by saying:

"Amanda is a beautiful, artistic, funny soul. She’s in a place right now where she is searching. She’s ready to be her own person, and do her own thing. She’s experiencing life for real, without the spotlight, for the first time. She is a girl who is finding herself. It hurts me and it upsets me, because I look at her and talk to her, and we’ll sit down for lunch or dinner, and I’m like ‘Amanda, what is going on?’ And she’s like ‘whatever.’ She’s the same beautiful, funny, artistic, thoughtful person that she’s always been, but she decided to change her hairstyle. She got a bad hairdo and shaved her head, so she had to get extensions. Now everyone’s like ‘oh, you’re crazy.’ I’m like ‘dude, you come off crazy.’ She’s like, ‘I know, but I don’t mean to. I just changed the way I look!’ If tomorrow I came out and I was tattooed all over, everyone would go ‘oh, he’s crazy. He’s nuts.’ And I go, ‘no, I just wanted tattoos.’ She got piercings in her cheeks, and I’m talking to Amanda who says ‘I just wanted piercings in my cheeks. Big deal.’ I’m like ‘honey, everyone thinks you’re a drug addict, loony and all that—and she’s not.’”


We'd LOVE to believe that our old friend Amanda is just fine, but actions speak louder than words.

We're sure Drake is coming from a good place, but we just hope he isn't enabling her to do anything else that might land her in cuffs or hurt people with her harsh rants.

He is certainly NOT helping her by blaming her strange behavior on the media!!!

There is no question that Amanda is a "beautiful, artistic, funny soul," but there also seems to be no question that she could DEFINITELY use someone to talk to and not just about her piercings and shaved head!!!

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24 comments to “Amanda Bynes Is NOT Crazy, Just 'Finding Herself' According To Drake Bell!”

  1. Rose says – reply to this


    All in favor of Perez burning in hell!! Dante's Inferno has got a special corner DOR you.

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    If she ain't huffing glue or smoking dope she's still an ignoramous. I don't care how "funny" she may be. she wasn't acting funny. she was acting bizarre. and you have to be pretty far out there to stand out on a NYC street.

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    Re: Team Amanda – dear team amanda. stay the fuck in new jersey. if you're not fucked in the head from drugs, (and I kind of hope you are) or just plain mental, and this whole thing is just a big bizarro act, go back to LA where they appreciate grand fucked up performers performing. NYC has different opportunities. Do broadway. I'm SURE some broadway producer would pay you a mint every week, just to be on his stage. In fact broadway needs real attractions. You'd be one.

  4. fid says – reply to this


    Who the hell is Nick Drake? Seems like I only see him spoken about when he has something to say about someone well known. Seems like he's trying to get his name out there but it's not working.

  5. tempe says – reply to this


    Re: jeanmichelbasketcase – WTF are you smoking Basketcase ?
    Team Amanda !!!!!

  6. Connor says – reply to this


    Wow, Drake is an idiot. There's no way she's just "finding herself"…what the fuck is he talking about? That's ridiculous. How could you be that naive? He's just sticking on her side because she's getting press and he almost never does.

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  8. 8

    SHUT…….THE……FUCK…..UP! THIS is what a REAL FRIEND does! He could be talking out of his and making this ALL up…but u know what? WHO CARES!?! a TRUE friend (this is a fellow actor she worked with NOT a chode with a gossip site that took a few pictures with her at an event) doesn't feed their friend to the wolves. if drake has a problem or wants to help her he would do what ANY normal human being with empathy, tact, class, and intelligence would do….HELP HER IN PRIVATE! u act like by magnifying her shit and playing this alarmist role u annoyingly take on is helping her because ur not "ENABLING" her….uh NO! stop trying to make urself part of this story!!

    if this girl has GENUINE mental illness or drug addiction then u SHOULD NOT publicly dissect her for your own pleasure. lmfao i can't believe u dont see how genuinely strange and weird it is that u pretend to "CARE" for this girl…… i can only hope that its a ll fake so u can get hits on ur site but then again…..either way u come out looking like a horrible person.

  9. 9

    Ok I am sick of this loca.

  10. ThinkTheAmandaShow says – reply to this


    Wouldn't it be funny if jus t like her show so many years ago Amanda was just joshin?
    I really really hope this is a practical joke to see how far people will say she is off the deep end when really she did just change her hair and got a piercing. I'd laugh.

    Also, there is a right to blame the media, they blow everything up to be a huge deal. including this site. She's not acting anymore, let her be free.

  11. Amanda is Crazy says – reply to this


    Re: Connor – coz he's a talentless nobody just like she is. He's trying to defend her and her insane actions, it's pretty ridiculous of him. Everyone knows she's a nutjob!

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    Re: tempe – ONLY the best. Stay in jersey, freak. Or go play the Coney Island Freak Show. throwing shit out of a 30th floor window is not CUTE. Not tipping your doorman is not an INNOCENT MISTAKE. Stiffing innocent cab drivers is not CUTE or INNOCENT. smoking blunts at the gym is WACKED IN THE HEAD. Rolling J's in the lobby of your rental building is not FUNNY. In fact I'd call it FUCKED IN THE MELLON. Hanging out in a store's dressing room for an hour TALKING TO YOURSELF is not FINDING YOURSELF. ALL LIES? I bet.

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    Re: ThinkTheAmandaShow – she's throwing glass objects out a 36th floor window. That's not a practical joke. She's rolling joints and smoking dope in the lobby of her apartment building. calling people UGLY only reflects back onto herself. maybe she's having regrets piercing her face. she should go find herself- in a padded room. the men in white coats with the butterfly nets will escort her.

  14. Allison says – reply to this


    yeah cause "chris brown beat you because you're not pretty enough" + calling everyone ugly and all the other crap is Amanda just finding herself. try harder next time Drake! don't get me wrong I get that he's trying to protect her like A REAL FRIEND would but I just want Amanda to get better I love her so much and miss the old her :(

  15. db says – reply to this


    drake isn't very perceptive is he.

  16. Shatterproof Bongs Inc says – reply to this


    I think he may be one of the only people she talks to and he doesn't want her to cut him off. If he says she's "F.I.N.E." she'll love him. Doubt he talks to her every day, cmon! I think he may just be trying to help … supposedly she won't talk to most old friends and family members. But it's true that it sounds ridiculous what he's saying. Hopefully he can help her somehow. She seems to like him.

  17. cindycindylouwho says – reply to this


    I really love you Perez but stop enabling Amanda to continue on with this truly crazy stuff. Will you also post her casket photo shot? Be a media leader and encourage her to get help but stop with all the crazy pics. She is going die soon and it is disgraceful that everyone making money off her, paps, bloggers, mags, rags, don't care that she is really sick and needs help. Shame on you Perez. Is this the type of honour and charity you wish to teach you beautiful new son?

  18. MC says – reply to this


    Personally, I think Drake is coming from a good place- he's not just trying to get in the press. He's doing what a decent friend does. This article makes it sound a little like he's randomly stepping in and claiming to be mates- in fact, the two starred on The Amanda Show on Nickelodeon years ago together, and it seems they've been friends ever since. Yes, Amanda's behaviour is completely out of order (in my opinion anyway) but I don't know why people are hating on Drake, he's only sticking up for a friend. Perhaps he thinks supporting her and believing in her is the way to bring her back to normality- seems fair enough to me. And in any case, he's looking out for her and trying to keep whats left of her career afloat until she's ready to return to it. Go Drake, and I hope Amanda realises what she's doing before she's destroyed her career AND her worldwide reputation.

  19. WAWA says – reply to this


    I can´t believe there are people saying "team amanda" nobody is against this chick she is just going to end up killingher self if she doesn´t get any help soon, and this jerk friend of her saying she is just fine and brilliant, i guess he doesn´t care for her at all. I used to admire her, she is now a complete mess, such a shame

  20. memyselfandi says – reply to this


    Re: fid – He's the former star of an old Nick show called Drake and Josh. His name is not Nick Drake - his name is Drake.

  21. memyselfandi says – reply to this


    so all people in the world that shave half their head, get piercings and tattoos are crazy? Or just famous people? Because I remember back in the day when a lot of young girls I went to high school with did the half shaved head thing and I guess it's trending again. How do all of these things make her crazy? And of course she looks strange in some of her new pictures, the girl is still healing from rhinoplasty! When you have surgery on your nose, you get black eyes and everything is puffy for a while, especially your nose and eyes. People need to leave this girl alone. Everyone loves them when they're perfect - and let's face it she was pretty dam perfect until recently. The girl is almost 30 and we're just now hearing drama. If she is having issues, then people should help her not condemn her! All people throwing rocks from within their glass houses! Dam hypocrites in this world.

  22. memyselfandi says – reply to this


    Re: Amanda is Crazy – Are you mad because you are the real talentless nobody so you have to attack famous people in the comment section of a celebrity gossip site? Lol people crack me up.

  23. zkpp says – reply to this


    I really hope Amanda is not really retiring from acting. Would be a shame :(

  24. Aya says – reply to this


    Re: fid – Drake Bell was in a nickelodeon show called Drake and Josh with his best friend Josh Peck. You might think he is trying to get his name out but you know what? …You're sooo wrong. Amanda Bynes and Drake Bell are friends seens a very long time and if it is someone who knows what kind of person Amanda really is, it's him. Believe me Drake is not an idiot.