Is Amanda Bynes Losing It?
Actress seemed paranoid on set of latest film, sources say
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 22, 2010 10:57 AM CDT
Perez Hilton, left, and Amanda Bynes pose together at Hilton's 31st Birthday Party in West Hollywood, Calif. on Saturday, March 28, 2009.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
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(Newser) – Amanda Bynes says she’s retiring from acting—but many are speculating that Hollywood may have retired her. She achieved TV fame at an early age, but Big Fat Liar—which she filmed at 15—was her first, and last, big-screen success. The 24-year-old actress has recently spent more time oversharing on Twitter than acting, and sources tell the Daily Beast her agents even asked her to get help.

Rumors of Bynes’ “difficult” behavior have circulated since 2007, and insiders said she often acted like a diva. Meanwhile, her clothing line was failing, her TV pilot was canned, and a movie went straight to video. Getting dumped from the Farrelly brothers’ Hall Pass this spring—she says “scheduling conflict,” an insider says she was acting paranoid—appears to have been the last straw.