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Amanda Bynes' Career: 1999 - 2010

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | June 21, 2010 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | June 21, 2010 |

Whew. Well, how about those Braves, y’all. First place in their division, two-and-a-half games ahead of the Mets. And what happened to the Phillies? They should’ve hung on to Cliff Lee. I’m telling you.

Anyway, after the whole Toy Story debacle on the site this weekend, I thought we’d try and get back to truly important matters, like the devastating news over the weekend that Amanda Bynes — at age 24 — has announced her retirement. She probably told her agent, and all of her loved ones, and maybe she even filed her retirement papers with the Union, but none of that matters until you Tweet your intentions, as Bynes did over the weekend.

“Being an actress isn’t as fun as it may seem,” she tweeted from her verified account. “If I don’t love something anymore I stop doing it. I don’t love acting anymore so I’ve stopped doing it.”

I’m crestfallen. And confused, and maybe borderline inconsolable. I don’t know what to do with this news. I don’t know how to process it. I feel like something has been taken away from me. I can only imagine what went on behind the scenes that provoked this decision. It’s truly heartbreaking.

But the one question about this whole ordeal that boggles my mind the most is this: Who the hell is Amanda Bynes?

(Source: OMG via Rykker)

Dustin is the founder and co-owner of Pajiba. You may email him here, follow him on Twitter, or listen to his weekly TV podcast, Podjiba.

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