9 Shocking Teen Star Meltdowns

From Bieber to Britney, a close-up look at how young fame leads to fast flame-outs
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Amanda Bynes

As the star of her own show on Nickelodeon and countless teen comedies, Amanda Bynes was a bubbly, genial screen presence. She began to show a different side starting in March 2012, however, with a series of arrests for DUI and marijuana possession. Her personal appearance drastically changed by plastic surgery, her social media presence was also increasingly bizarre –  "I want Drake to murder my vagina" remains her most infamous tweet – as she announced her retirement from acting. Another memorable Bynes incident occurred in May 2013 when she threw a glass bong out the 36th floor window of her New York apartment. In July 2013, following an incident in which she was found starting a fire in front of a stranger’s house, Bynes was hospitalized in a mental health facility, and then released into the care of her parents, who were granted conservatorship over her affairs. 

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