Amanda's mug shot. (Splash News)
This isn't the first time Bynes has had a brush with the law. Gossip Cop, which first reported the arrest, noted that just last month Bynes was pulled over by talking on her cell phone without using a hands-free device while driving, then sped away from the police officer. TMZ is reporting that its cameras caught Bynes as she "appeared to be extremely intoxicated" while getting behind the wheel as she left Hollywood hot spot Greystone Manor on St. Patrick's Day.
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Bynes as a Nickelodeon star. (Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Bynes hits the red carpet. (Jordan Strauss/WireImage)
Before any of these incidents, Bynes was raising eyebrows with the candid comments she was espousing in her Twitter feed. You'll remember she briefly retired from acting in June 2010. "Being an actress isn't as fun as it may seem," she wrote. "If I don't love something anymore, I stop doing it. I don't love acting anymore, so I've stopped doing it. I know 24 is a young age to retire ... I've never written the movies and tv shows I've been a part of. I've only acted like the characters the producers or directors wanted me to play." She changed her mind a month later, when she wrote "I've unretired." The former teen queen also posted provocative photos, like one showing her from the waist down and flashing a belly ring.
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After "What I Like About You" ended in 2006, Amanda starred in the 2007 comedy "Sydney White," was part of the ensemble cast of John Travolta's "Hairspray," and played Emma Stone's nemesis in the teen comedy "Easy A." Currently, her IMDb entry lists no new acting projects.
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