Of course it was all just an act. Want to tell us what the movie role this was all for?
She's had a very public meltdown, complete with head-shaving and an arrest.
But now it seems Amanda Bynes is claiming the whole thing was a desperate publicity stunt. On Thursday night she apparently sent a series of text messages to her friend Jonathan Jaxson - who promptly posted them on his Twitter account. In them she appears to admit her increasingly strange behaviour was nothing more than a childish ploy to increase her fame and gain more Twitter followers in advance of a movie role.
In one text to Hollywood publicist Jonathan, she writes: 'All this has been an act and you know it! I am an actress and know what I am doing.' In another she types: 'I got to 2 million followers and now everyone wants me, I am smart and not stupid. Everyone mentions my name. The world loves me!' Given Amanda's previous highly publicised dramas, it's hard to know if she is being genuine or not. If it is, she is likely to infuriate fans who have been worried about her mental health in recent months.
Jonathan, a longtime friend of the 27 year-old, posted on his Twitter page: @Amandabynes has told tonight that she has been acting this entire time on Twitter to get attention as she prepares for next movie!'
It was Jonathan who called police on the night she was arrested for allegedly throwing a bong out of her 36th floor apartment window last month because he feared she was suicidal. He told Radar Online hours later: 'I got police to be able to go to her home. I am told they found drugs and other things.
'I had proof she was suicidal. There were text messages and other things. I repeated all of this to the NYPD and they took it seriously.'
Later she caused a stir by shaving her head and sporti8ng a bad platinum blonde wig.
But it is Amanda's Twitter use that has caused most cause for concern having become increasingly out of hand with her hurling insults at fellow celebrities. In recent months she has called both Miley Cyrus and Drake 'ugly' and said Chris Brown assaulted Rihanna because she wasn't pretty enough. Last week things went from bad to worse as she was evicted from her Manhattan apartment. Her worried father Rick has been hoping to stage an intervention but she refuses to see him.