Court Grants Conservatorship Over Actress Bynes

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) - A judge has granted Amanda Bynes' mother a temporary conservatorship over the former child actress.

Ventura County Judge Glen Reiser ruled Friday that Richard and Lynn Bynes should be allowed to limited control of their 27-year-old daughter's personal affairs, including medical treatment.

Reiser said a mental health court has control over Bynes' medical treatment, but if she is released from a psychiatric facility then her mother will have authority to decide treatment.

The former star of Nickelodeon shows "All That" and her own variety series has been in a psychiatric hospital since last month. Authorities placed her in the hospital after she started a small fire in the driveway of a house in her hometown of Thousand Oaks, Calif.

Lynn Bynes will also have control over her daughter's finances.


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Actress Amanda Bynes apparently had a run-in with the law during Friday's early morning hours - literally.

The 26-year-old actress allegedly got into a fender-bender with a marked black-and-white cop car that contained a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy, according to a report from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

The report says that the officer was stopped at a Hollywood intersection, preparing to turn right about 3 a.m. "when a black BMW driven by...Bynes attempted to pass to the right...colliding with the right rear quarter panel."

Both cars suffered minor paint damage and, according to the sheriff's report, police then arrested Bynes on suspicion of driving under the influence and booked her at the West Hollywood Sheriff's station. According to TMZ, her bail has been set at $5,000, and she's reportedly still in custody.

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