Amanda Bynes in a picture she tweeted in March.
Updated: May 20, 2013 6:04AM
The stories about once-adorable actress Amanda Bynes keep getting weirder and weirder. Friends and family members of Bynes — who has claimed she’s abandoned her acting career to pursue a life in fashion design — continue to express deep concern as she exhibits increasingly bizarre behavior.
“Amanda simply is not making any sense anymore,” said a longtime friend of the “All That” actress, calling from New York. This source suspects the fading star “is stoned all the time now. … And when you try to have a conversation with her, she can’t stay on a single topic for more than a sentence or two. “Beyond that, so much of what she says is total gibberish. … I’m so worred about her. She looks like hell with those horrible cheek piercings, and she’s totally let her looks go. She’s bloated and virtually unrecognizable.”
“Beyond that, so much of what she says is total gibberish. … I’m so worred about her. She looks like hell with those horrible cheek piercings, and she’s totally let her looks go. She’s bloated and virtually unrecognizable.”
† As for the fashion career Bynes, 27, reportedly moved to New York from L.A. to pursue? A Seventh Avenue insider said Thursday, “If she is doing anything, nobody knows anything about it. There’s been no serious talk about anything involving Amanda Bynes.”
Jim Bell calling the Curry ousting “Operation Bambi,” after a pal told him firing Curry would be “like killing Bambi.” The tour for Connick and his band will support his album “Every Man Should Know,” being released June 11. The album is a collection of original songs touching on Connick’s feelings about life and love.
The tour for Connick and his band will support his album “Every Man Should Know,” being released June 11. The album is a collection of original songs touching on Connick’s feelings about life and love.
IRISH AYES! A very famous trio of Irish musicians — Martin Hayes, John Doyle and Kevin Crawford, known worldwide as the Teetotallers, will be playing at Chief O’Neill’s on North Elston next week. Tuesday is already sold out, but there are still tickets available for Monday night’s gig, beginning at 8 p.m.
The film is an independent drama that’s both a ghost story and a sharp skewering of the celebrity-obsessed culture of Los Angeles.
† Keanu Reeves will headline “Passengers,” marking the feature film debut of director Brian Kirk (“Game of Thrones,” “Boardwalk Empire”). The movie is a sci-fi adventure about a spacecraft sending thousands of people to a distant colony planet. A sleep chamber malfunction causes a single passenger (Reeves) to awaken 90 years before the rest. Realizing he will grow old and die alone, he decides to waken a second passenger — leading to an intriguing love story. Diller welcomes “Melrose” star
Diller welcomes “Melrose” starCameron Silver to her home and offers a rare glimpse inside her closet, jam-packed with outrageous stage costumes and wigs. In Silver’s words, “Her closet represents a life well-lived, and a life well-shopped.”
† On a lighter note, Bennett will return to Ravinia on Aug. 22 for his 32nd performance at the Highland Park venue — again joined by his daughter, Antonia Bennett.
FASHION FLASH: Despite the torrential downpour Wednesday night, springtime in Paris did come to Oak Street with the official opening of the chic Lanvin boutique. Fashionistas Linda Johnson Rice, Trish Rooney, Marty Higgins, Helen Melchoir, Melissa Babcock and Jacky Ferro joined forces with Julie Latsko and Whitney Lasky to toast Lanvin VP Cecile Andrau — who jetted in for the fashionable frolic.