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Nick Cannon to Amanda Bynes: 'I'm Here! Call Me!'

Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- The 5150 involuntary psychiatric hold on Amanda Bynes, 27, was apparently the last straw for Nick Cannon, 32.

The America’s Got Talent host wrote a heartfelt letter Wednesday on his website to address the fact that he sees Bynes’ situation as “no laughing matter.”

Bynes is currently being detained for a mental health evaluation after an incident two weeks ago that involved a fire outside a residential home in Thousand Oaks, Calif.

“I tweeted a few weeks [ago] about how the entertainment industry just consumes people and spits them out like flavorless bubblegum,” Cannon said.

Cannon added that some teenage stars become the breadwinners of their households before they can even drive, and that they were never told “NO.”

“I call this ‘access to excess,’” he said. ”Whether it’s fame, money, sex, drugs, attention. It’s all a dangerous addiction.”

The former Drumline star also said that while lacking a support system and believing her family had turned its back on her, he understood why Bynes might feel “alone in that dark hole.”

“You become paranoid, frantic, manic, and irrational because you can’t bounce your thoughts or ideas off …  anyone anymore,” he said,  referring in part to Bynes’ Twitter rants and attacks on other celebs.

“The ultimate magnifier” is what Cannon called the media, causing frail celebrities to burst into flames.

“So I say to my sister Amanda Bynes, you’re not alone,” he said. ”I’m here for you. I understand. …  I’m here! Call me!”

A decision will be made in the coming weeks on whether Bynes’ parents, Lynn and Rick Bynes, will be granted legal custody over her.

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Amanda Bynes Reportedly Kicked Out of Apartment; Fires Back at Lance Bass For 'Mental Problems' Comment

Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)(NEW YORK) -- Amanda Bynes can't seem to stay out of trouble, and now it may have cost her a place to stay. In Touch Weekly reports the former Nickelodeon star was "tossed" from the Manhattan building at which she was arrested on May 23.

Bynes allegedly tossed a foot-long bong from her smoke-filled 36th floor apartment when cops were called over reports of pot use there. "Even before her arrest, residents had constant complaints about the smell of marijuana coming from her apartment," a source told In Touch Weekly. "She had also cursed out residents and the doormen, and the smell of pot from her apartment was really annoying people."

While she awaits the outcome of that arrest, however, the actress is keeping herself busy fighting with more stars online.

Once again she turned to Twitter to fire back at another celebrity -- this time, former 'N Sync band member, Lance Bass.

It began when Lance said during a radio interview that the 27-year-old troubled actress had "some mental problems," adding that he was "actually really scared for her."

"I ignored Lance Bass on twitter and now he is saying I have a mental illness. Sorry you're an ugly ex boy band member w/ no talent or career," Amanda fired back.

"I haven't spoken to Lance Bass in 11 years. To say I have a mental illness out of nowhere makes me lash out! You're making me crazy!" she added.

Lance apparently wasn't buying it.  He tweeted back to Amanda, "Now I really don't think this is Amanda -- we shot Love Wrecked together 7 years ago and she was just at my bday party 3 years ago. Hmmm 11?"

He added, "Ouch -- The Amanda I know would never had said something like this to me -- either this is a fake person or she really does have a mental illness. Way too sad. I reached out -- all i can do."

Lance, who as he said met Amanda on the set of Love Wrecked in 2005, is the latest celebrity to catch the actress' wrath. Courtney Love, John Legend's fiancé Chrissy Teigen and even Rihanna have also been sent nasty tweets.

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Former Child Star Rick Schroeder: Someone Should Help Amanda Bynes

Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Few people understand the pressures child stars experience more than Rick Schroeder, who starred on the popular ’80s series Silver Spoons when he was just a teen, and he has advice for troubled starlets Lindsay Lohan and Amanda Bynes.

“My heart goes out to them,” he told ABC News Now on Tuesday. “I wish some people would intervene on their behalf.”

Lohan, 26, checked in to the Betty Ford Center on May 3 for a three-month rehab stint stemming from misdemeanor charges.

Bynes, 27, was arrested May 23 after allegedly throwing a bong out of her apartment window, and has since gone on tirades against the NYPD, pop star Rihanna, and others on Twitter.

“They are in a place right now that is not good,” Schroeder, 43, added. “A lot of people around them don’t care about them and want to capitalize on it. I feel bad for them.”

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NYPD: Amanda Bynes Was Not Sexually Assaulted by Police

Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- New York police are denying accusations by Amanda Bynes that they sexually harassed the actress during her drug arrest last Thursday.

In a statement provided to ABC News, NYPD Deputy Commissioner Paul J. Browne said, "NYPD Internal Affairs investigators have found no evidence to corroborate Ms. Bynes's allegations. To the contrary, a credible civilian witness who was with the officers throughout told investigators that none touched Ms. Bynes inappropriately or otherwise engaged in misconduct at any time."

Bynes, 27, was arrested last Thursday after police responded to a 911 call about a woman smoking marijuana in her apartment building lobby.  When they arrived, they were led to Bynes’s residence, where officers reported smelling marijuana and said Bynes tossed a bong out of her apartment window.  Bynes later posted a note on Twitter in which she said an unidentified officer "slapped my vagina" during the arrest, adding "sexual harassment." 

On Monday, Bynes futher tweeted, "I'm so offended but I am so educated that I know cops cannot illegally enter my apartment, sexually harass me, arrest me, take me to a MENTAL HOSPITAL, then lock me up for a crime I didn't commit."

The actress, who has previously been charged with DUI, has displayed erratic behavior recently, tweeting provocative photos of herself and dramatically changing her look.  Her next court date has been set for July 9.

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Amanda Bynes Denies She Sent Rihanna Nasty Tweets

Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Amanda Bynes claims that the nasty tweets aimed at Rihanna that were attributed to her were not real. However, Bynes' explanation of how the tweets were created is even more puzzling.

Bynes apparently started a flame war with Rihanna on Sunday, according to TMZ, which snapped copies of the tweets before they were deleted. Among them, Bynes' feed featured tweets reading, "@rihanna Chris Brown beat you because you're not pretty enough," and "I almost named my dog Rihanna." Not having any of it, the singer fired back, "Ya see what happens when they cancel Intervention?" referring to the drug-themed show.

This apparently set Bynes off further, evidenced by a tweet reading, "@rihanna unlike ur fugly faced self I don't do drugs! U need the intervention dog! I met ur ugly face in person! U aren't pretty u know it!"

However, she took to Twitter on Monday in an attempt to clear things up, by claiming it wasn't her sending the tweets. Bynes explained, "I saw a bunch of mocked up tweets about me bashing Rihanna in my mentions. I'm followed by so many people that someone is always mocking up fake tweets so I feel the need to address them!"

Bynes writes, "That's one of the mocked up images, they took photos of me from outside and morphed them onto someone else's body. I am allergic to marijuana and alcohol but I smoke tobacco. Why does Rihanna smoke weed and not get in trouble for it but I smoke tobacco and people think I'm on drugs? I refuse to be treated like someone I'm not, which is why I fought for myself and am suing everyone involved."

Bynes was arrested Thursday evening after a 911 call brought police to her New York City apartment building to investigate complaints of a marijuana smell in the lobby.  According to police, Bynes threw a bong out a window after allowing officers to enter her apartment.  She was arraigned and released on Friday morning a few hours after being arrested for tampering with physical evidence, reckless endangerment and criminal possession of marijuana.  Now, the 27-year-old denies she had taken any drugs prior to being arrested.  

Bynes continues, "I don't need to go to rehab. There is never a drug or alcohol in my system! I'm sick of all the lies! What would you do if someone accused you of things you didn't do and yet you still had to be in jail at all over it! I'm so offended but I am so educated that I know cops cannot illegally enter my apartment, sexually harass me, arrest me, take me to a MENTAL HOSPITAL, then lock me up for a crime I didn't commit. I'm suing them all for this upsetting nightmare. My lawyer knows I'm a model citizen who doesn't partake in drugs. He's going to court this week to set the record straight again on my behalf. Thankfully I'm an educated multi-millionaire who knows better than to speak to perverted unjust cops without my lawyer."

Bynes's next scheduled court date is July 9.

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Amanda Bynes: A Cop Sexually Harassed Me

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Amanda Bynes tweeted that the New York Police Department’s claim that she threw a bong out of window was false (“I’ve never had a bong in my life!” she wrote), and now, she’s accusing the police officer who arrested her of sexual harassment.

“He lied and said I threw a bong out the window when I opened the window for fresh air. Hilarious,” she tweeted. “He slapped my vagina. Sexual harassment. Big deal. I then called the cops on him. He handcuffed me, which I resisted, quite unlike any of the reports stated.”

As a result, NYPD spokesman Det. Brian Sessa tells ABC News that as protocol, the police are conducting an investigation.

A police source disputes Bynes’ version of events.

“She was on the phone with 911 making the allegations before officers entered the apartment,” the source tells ABC News. “An independent witness, the building manager was [there too].”

Bynes, 27, was arrested Thursday night and charged with reckless endangerment, tampering with physical evidence and criminal possession of marijuana. She was arraigned and released Friday morning.

But before she was booked, the former child star tweeted that she was “sent to a mental hospital.”

“Offensive. I kept asking for my lawyer but they wouldn’t let me,” she tweeted. “The cops were creepy. The cop sexually harassed me, they found no pot on me or bong outside my window. That’s why the judge let me go.”

“Don’t believe any reports,” she concluded.

ABC News’ attempts to reach Bynes’ public defender were unsuccessful.

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Amanda Bynes After Arraignment: ‘I’ve Never Had a Bong in My Life!’

ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Hours after her arraignment, Amanda Bynes took to Twitter Friday night to tell her side of the story.

“I only smoke tobacco I don’t drink or do drugs.  I’ve never had a bong in my life!” she tweeted. “I need to get another nose job after seeing my mugshot! :D”

The former child star was arrested Thursday after police allegedly saw her throw a bong out of her apartment window.

Bynes, 27, was charged with reckless endangerment, tampering with physical evidence and criminal possession of marijuana after police responded to a 911 call at her apartment building.

In court, her lawyer, Andrew Friedman, said that Bynes did not heave a bong out of her window, and that police had no reason to enter her home.

Bynes, who has displayed erratic behavior recently, seems to be mostly concerned with her appearance.

Despite appearing in her mugshot with a short hairstyle, Bynes arrived in court Friday wearing a disheveled blonde wig.

 “I need to get another nose job after seeing my mugshot!” she tweeted. “I need Nicki Minaj’s wig person stat!”

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Amanda Bynes Arrested on Marijuana Charge in New York City

Jason Merritt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Former child star Amanda Bynes was arrested on Thursday evening in New York City, police confirmed to ABC News.

Bynes, 27, was charged with tampering with physical evidence, reckless endangerment and criminal possession of marijuana, NYPD spokesman Det. Brian Sessa told ABC News.

“There was a 911 call at her apartment building that someone was smoking marijuana in the lobby,” Sessa said, adding that once police arrived, a building official took them upstairs to her apartment and Bynes let them inside.

“There was a heavy smell of marijuana,” Sessa said. “[Then] she took the bong and threw it out the window.”

Bynes is still in police custody, according to Sessa.

Bynes, who has previously been charged with DUI, has displayed erratic behavior recently, tweeting provocative photos of herself and dramatically changing her look. However, just last fall, the actress told People magazine that she was “doing amazing,” and planning to launch a fashion line.

Messages for Bynes’ attorney have not been returned.

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Amanda Bynes' Erratic Behavior Prompts Calls for Help

Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Actress Amanda Bynes‘ increasingly erratic behavior has concerned onlookers pleading for someone to help her.

A friend grew so concerned this week that he asked police to check on Bynes. In an interview with ABC News, Jonathan Jaxson, a Hollywood publicist and the actress’ friend, said he got worried after talking to Bynes.

“She started ranting and she was drunk out of her mind.  She said, ‘I don’t want to live anymore,’” Jaxson said.

Jaxson, who was 1,500 miles away from the New York-based Bynes, tweeted his concern and asked New York City police to check on his friend. Bynes has displayed months of apparently bizarre behavior, including tweeting a topless photo of herself earlier this week.

Bynes, a former child star whose recent movie hits include Hairspray and Easy A, also tweeted an image of herself wearing just a bra and what appeared to be pantyhose this week.

“About to put on makeup!” she wrote in a tweet to her more than 896,000 followers. “I weigh 135, I’ve gained weight! I need to be 100 lbs!”

Last month the 27-year-old tweeted photos of her partially shaved head. She also took to Twitter to denounce media reports she claims are inaccurate.

Bynes’ behavior has prompted concerns about her physical and mental well-being. Following Jaxson’s tweet, actress Jenny McCarthy tweeted “police are at Amanda Bynes house. I hope they get her help. Enough of this circus.” That prompted Bynes to lash out at McCarthy, too.

“You’re ugly! Police weren’t at my house, old lady! Shut the f*** up!” Bynes tweeted Thursday  in response to McCarthy, her former What I Like About You co-star.

Bynes has since apologized to McCarthy and deleted the angry tweets she wrote. In a November article in Us Weekly magazine, McCarthy described Bynes as “unreachable.”

“My heart feels for whatever she is going through and I love her dearly,” McCarthy told the magazine.

McCarthy is not the only one who’s worried about Bynes.

“Every photo she posts she’s alone!! I can’t take it.  I want to cry,” Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kyle Richards tweeted about Bynes.

As far back as November, another of Bynes’ former What I Like About You co-stars, Jennie Garth, described her as “unreachable.”

“My heart feels for whatever she is going through and I love her dearly,” Garth told Us Weekly magazine.

Howard Bragman, a public relations expert and ABC News consultant, addressed the concerns expressed for Bynes.

“We know how things like this can end up, and nobody wants to be the one who says I should have done something,” he said. “It’s clear something needs to be done, and she’s a part of this community. “

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Amanda Bynes Hit-And-Run Charges Dismissed

Jason Merritt/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Amanda Bynes has reached settlements in her two hit-and-run cases, according to E! Online.

Bynes’ attorney, Richard Hutton, appeared in court in Van Nuys, Calif., on Wednesday with legal papers signed by the two victims of the alleged incidents that occurred on April 10 and on Aug. 4.  According to the documents, the parties involved indicated they had received "full satisfaction" and wanted to have the matters permanently dismissed. 

Hutton tells E! News that "Amanda is satisfied and grateful for this outcome of the case."

Judge Thomas Rubinson dismissed the two cases, despite a strong objection from the city attorney’s office.  L.A. prosecutors reportedly did not want to see the cases dismissed due to the fact that there were multiple hit-and-runs and Bynes still has a DUI case pending.

Bynes is also still facing two counts of driving while on a suspended license.

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