Amanda Bynes Announces #Retirement on Twitter

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I don’t know if any celebrity has retired via Twitter before, but as far as I know, Amanda Bynes is the most famous to do so.  She laid the groundwork for her announcement, noting “Being an actress isn’t as fun as it may seem,” then dropped the bomb less than an hour later with three consecutive tweets:

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 but you heard it here first I’ve #retired.

Bynes grew up on the Nickelodeon shows All That and The Amanda Show, moving on to headline romantic comedies such as What a Girl Wants and She’s the Man.  Lately she’s been more of a supporting player, with a role in the 2007 musical Hairspray and the upcoming Emma Stone high school comedy Easy A.  The latter appears to be her last film, assuming the account has not been hacked, and the announcement is indeed official.




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  • k0rrupt

    I must admit…I have no idea who this person is. Have the acting community lost a genuine talent? Or someone who isn't very good

  • NikkiFink

    A few thoughts. First, who is she? Second, how nice to be able to retire from a job at 24, and because you “don't like doing it” anymore. I'm sure the 15 million unemployed Americans wish they had that ability. Thirdly – and also see point one – perhaps Hollywood retired her first.

  • Corin Prendiville

    lol, you guys are kidding right? You don't know who Amanda Bynes is? What rock did you live under in the 90s/Early00's.

    Well I can excuse it if you are older, have no sister or are really young.

    Anyways she was pretty much the Hannah Montana of the late 90s, except for probably even more obnoxious at the time. I just hope she saved up enough money that retiring is a “smart” choice, not just a heart choice.

  • MCP

    Never seen her in anything, so I could give a fuck.
    Prob. no good anyways, esp. if others haven't heard of here at all.

    Oh well, don't let the door hit you in your man ass on the way out.

    End of Line

  • MonsterKilledThePilot

    What am I gonna watch now!

  • p86

    i agree with Corin you guys must be living under a rock if you never heard of her

  • Kumquat

    Well…shit. Collider might as well shut down now. There will be no more news to report now that Amanda Bynes has retired.

  • healthbeauty

    Hope following your heart works out, as for most of us that wouldn't work.

    http://www.lip-enhancer.org

  • http://porcelaintheology.blogspot.com/ KISSman

    Gotta love it when someone gets to live their dream (and the dream of millions of other people) and just gives up on it. Weak.

  • tsk tsk

    alot of jealousy here ,she's cute i like her,not great but good for what she did,besides a lot of 20somethings quit jobs ,just not on as high paying

  • guest

    So, what does she do now? Get a real job? Is she rich enough to not work till she dies?

  • Samsunlove

    I’m really glad to her ride off this untalented slut that is probably retiring to star in a porn video with 5 niggers dicks around her

  • Samsunlove

    I’m really glad to her ride off this untalented slut that is probably retiring to star in a porn video with 5 niggers dicks around her

  • Varmone

    Glad she retired, she was a bad actress, with no brain, a loser, low life tramp

  • Varmone

    Amanda Bynes is going to end up selling 5 pound bags of oranges on the san a monica freeway, shit with corn in it is more talented then her

  • lionheartkoz24

    yes they realy have she is great actress/child actress. think tina fey but as a kid and you have bynes. she is very funny and has major success in both film and television .. all that was snl for kids its golden age lasted a good ten years with her keenen thompson kel mitchel, danny tamboreli, and many others

  • Dansam36

    think tina fey but as a kid and you have bynes. she is very funny and has major success in both film and television .. all that was snl for kids its golden age lasted a good ten years with her keenen thompson kel mitchel, danny tamboreli, and many others, trust me her talet is wanted. and even americans now with unemployment as bad as it is ive heard sometimes to quit here jobs to find something else, thats what shes doing finding something else

  • J_MacDonald

    Celebrities like to say “retired”, “resigned” & “moved on” instead of “quit”, like everyone else does. To hear that a 24 year old quit her job is not news.

  • Anon

    Maybe I will meet her at the local Mcdonalds and ask her out for a date!!!!!!!!

  • Steve

    aw I like her

  • talent

    Don't you have to have a career first to retire?

  • Qmanfan

    wow you people are complete assholes Amanda can do what she wants (obviously) and yes she was talented… maybe it never was her dream at least shes not a fucked like alot of other child stars turn out to be

  • Blakxzep

    Dude are you a moron? Amanda Bynes was an obnoxious annoying little girl and never got that schtick out. She was annoying all the way throughout, don't you dare compare her to Tina Fey.

  • tim

    You sir are a douche. she was not an amazing actress but come on stop being such a dick.

  • Fixthe Fernback

    Really she has just been an increasing failure and makes this announcement to try to save face when really, there are no more jobs for her. Note the filmography, she starred in her first big release in '06 (The atrocious She's the Man, one of Hollywood's latest attempts to butcher Shakespeare) and has been in smaller, supporting roles in everything since. I have to give her some credit for having the dignity to not subject the world to her lack of talent in increasingly bad features, unlike so many others that struggle on for years in garbage, TV movies and straight to DVD features (See: Shannon Doherty, Alyssa Milano and many other actors/actresses who were cast purely on looks)

  • Andytanhw

    it is actually quite sad that shes retiring
    i did enjoy a few movies that she starred in especially 'she's the man'
    she is way more talented as an actress compared to miley cyrus, hilary duff etc!

  • Crochetowl

    Only saw her in one movie (only because Colin Firth was in it). Nice to retire from a job when you don't like it anymore. Maybe she can now get a regular job like the rest of us have now.

  • chee

    Well, as a 17 year old teen I grew up on her show. Looking back on it, it was terrible. And her movies are terrible as well.

    She's not very good at acting and choosing the right scripts.

  • Nicholasjh

    Agree, Tina fey is simply an amazing actress. Just saw her in date night.

  • greenfox

    i thought she was a good child actress, but her transition into the older audience really didn't work out

  • elise

    she was also the little sister in the later seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    • Louisa

      No she wasn’t. That was Michelle Trachtenberg.

  • Taty

    I don’t understand why SO many people get pleasure in bashing celebreties on the web O_o
    You don’t like her? Ok. Is it a reason to write stuff like “she’s a bitch”????

    I’m sorry, but I think she’s a good actress. She was good in Hairspray, she was good in Easy A. She’s more than ok.

  • robespierre

    I am really not getting the rude remarks: “She’s a low life tramp”, “loser”, will end up selling “5 lb. bags of oranges on the Santa Monica freeway”, “untalented slut”, etc.

    Who are you people, anyway? Are your lives so miserable and shallow that all you can think is to bash a young actress who is apparently quitting the business.

    For those of you who wrote talked such trash about someone you don’t even know, who has never done anything to any of you, perhaps you should get busy living your own dreams, then you won’t spend so much time belittling someone else. Shame, shame, shame on you.

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