Oh, how far do some stars fall, and so fast.
Just a few short years ago, Amanda Bynes had wrapped up a primetime gig in the sitcom, What I Like About You, but is still better known for her years with Nickelodeon, first on All That!, and then, a spin-off designed for her, The Amanda Show. She even went so far as to claim she was retiring from show biz about a year or two ago, and then recanted those remarks. In her case, to borrow the title of one of her movies, she doesn't really know "What a Girl Wants" anymore.
Two months ago, Ms. Bynes was arrested and charged with DUI (Driving Under the Influence). The charges were not made official until yesterday, and that's when Bynes checked her brain cells at the door. She tweeted President Obama, asking him to have the LAPD officer who busted her canned. Uh, wait a minute.
That's a first. How many others do you know would go that far? Ms. Bynes claims she doesn't drink, and after another incident, hitting another vehicle and fleeing, which puts her in total denial. The hit-&-run was the result of texting on her cell phone while backing into a curbside. Don't they have laws in place to stop that sort of thing? If she doesn't supposedly drink anything stronger than root beer or an energy drink, how else to explain her citations?
I was prepared to just hand Amanda a Dunce Cap, but she gets Weasel of the Week honors for pleading her case to the President, who really can't do anything about it. That screams out "DESPERATION!", in this writer's opinion. The President has more important things to concern himself with, such as his re-election campaign, than to come to the aid of a fallen child star who hasn't yet figured out that her actions mark her as immature and unable to grasp the concept of adulthood. And here we hoped she would not end up like, say, for example, Lindsay Lohan, who is forever attempting comebacks, but can't put her vices behind her. I'm sure Amanda can figure out how to fit the cap in between the weasel ears......