Amanda Bynes Is ‘Sheltering at a Safe Environment’ Amid Pandemic

Staying safe. Amanda Bynes is following the necessary precautions amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“She is not living in a sober living facility. She’s sheltering at a safe environment,” the former actress’ attorney, David Esquibias, confirms to Us Weekly exclusively.

Bynes, 34, checked into a mental healthy facility in March. Esquibias told Us at the time, “Any reports that Amanda is suffering from drug or alcohol addiction issues are completely false. We ask for privacy during this time, and for any speculation about her personal life from the public and the media to cease so Amanda can focus on getting better.”

The news came one day after the former Nickelodeon star shared a sonogram photo via Instagram and told fans that she had a “baby on board” with her fiancé, Paul Michael, to whom she got engaged in February. However, Esquibias told Us exclusively on Monday, May 4, that she is not pregnant.

Bynes has been under a conservatorship since 2014 after a string of legal woes as well as mental health and substance abuse-related issues. She announced in November 2018 that she was four years sober, but she returned to rehab the following March after suffering what a source described to Us at the time as “a setback [that] was the result of feeling pressure of being back in the spotlight.”

The All That alum — who graduated from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles in June 2019 — last appeared on the big screen in the 2010 comedy Easy A. She retired from acting soon after as she changed her career focus to fashion.

“I literally couldn’t stand my appearance in that movie and I didn’t like my performance,” she admitted to Paper magazine in November 2018. “I was absolutely convinced I needed to stop acting after seeing it.”

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Amanda Holden reveals she DIED for 40 seconds before falling into a coma during traumatic birth of daughter Hollie – The Sun

AMANDA Holden has revealed she died for 40 seconds before falling into a coma during the traumatic birth of her daughter Hollie.

Speaking on her Heart Breakfast radio show today, the Britain’s Got Talent judge credited the NHS for saving her life.

Amanda, 49, said: “When I gave birth to Holly, my 8 year old daughter who I know is listening, she was an emergency and I haemorrhaged basically.

“I actually did pass away for 40 seconds and then I went into a coma but the NHS were there holding my hand and my husband’s hand who – I feel sorry for him to be honest, he went through it watching it all!”

Amanda – who has released her own charity single ‘Over the Rainbow’, which will raise funds for NHS Charities Together – went on to talk about the other times the NHS has helped both her and her family.

She continued: “My sister had a car crash three years ago and experienced a brain injury, she’s fully recovered but they were there for that.

“And then of course it’s been well documented that Chris and I had a child, a little boy called Theo who was born sleeping at an NHS hospital and again, they were incredible to us, we couldn’t have gotten through without them.”

Amanda gave birth to her stillborn son with husband Chris Hughes in 2011.

In 2018, the TV star gave an emotional interview about her experience to mark 70 years since the creation of the NHS.

“I’ll literally do anything for the National Health Service because they got me through it, they got Chris through it and I now thankfully have two healthy girls and a little boy who is still part of the family but just not here," she said.

“And then the days and months afterwards, the same team of people checked on us every single day and it’s not because I’m off the telly or famous or anything like that.

“I believe they’d have extended that care to any woman, any family, in my situation.”

Tune into Heart Breakfast with Jamie Theakston and Amanda Holden, weekdays from 6:30am – 10am.







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How Amanda Stanton Gives Daughters 'Privacy' While Monitoring Phone Use

The best balance! Amanda Stanton is intentional about closely managing her young daughters’ cell phone use.

“They both have phones only because they go to their dad [Nick Buonfiglio‘s] house, and I like to be able to communicate with them,” the Bachelor alum, 30, told Us Weekly exclusively of Kinsley and Charlie on the Tuesday, April 21, episode of the “Here for the Right Reasons” podcast. “With other apps, I actually have [them] on my phone too so I can check them. I plan on doing that until they’re out of the house so I can, like, see every conversation that they’re having.”

When it comes to giving her brood “privacy,” the Now Accepting Roses author has to “choose [her] battles.”

The former ABC personality explained, “They have AOL Instant Messenger on their phones and I have it on mine. It allows me to read all the messages. I can see every picture they send. Obviously, it’s all pretty innocent, but later down the road, you can find everything out.”

While the Bachelor in Paradise alum’s kids do also have Instagram accounts, Stanton manages them.

The little ones have also only seen “little parts” of their mom’s Bachelor Nation appearances. “They know I was on a TV show, but it was so long ago,” the California native told Us. “They like it though. They think it’s cool.”

When it comes to Kinsley and Charlie’s potential reality show future, Stanton isn’t sure whether she’d recommend it “depending on their personalities.”

She explained, “I could see I could see Kinsley doing it before Charlie, but I don’t know. That could change. They’re so young. She just like loves being on camera.”

Stanton’s daughters are currently “driving [her] insane” amid the coronavirus pandemic, she told Us. “I’m so busy with them and it gives me something to do. I’m homeschooling them. But it’s also really hard because I don’t really get a second to myself. But it’s good. … We’re having we’re having as much fun as we can. We’ve been cooking a lot and trying to do school and maintain some sense of normalcy.”

With reporting by Sarah Hearon

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Nick Cordero’s Wife Says Broadway Star May Never Walk Again

Broadway and TV star Nick Cordero will not stop fighting.

More than a week after the Tony-nominated actor was admitted to an ICU after experiencing pneumonia-like symptoms, his wife Amanda Kloots offered a health update to fans and followers.

In an Instagram Live posted on Thursday night, Amanda revealed her husband is off the ECMO machine and his recent surgery “went well.” At the same time, he still has to keep fighting after testing positive for Coronavirus.

“The doctor said for Nick’s heart and lungs right now, they’re in the best condition that they could be. He’s still on medication to help his heart pump. He’s still on the ventilator, obviously, to breathe, but he said this needed to happen for anything else to happen so the fact that he’s off is great,” she shared. “The next hours coming up are very important because obviously the heart and lungs are running on their own now for the first time in a couple of days.” 

Amanda also revealed to loyal fans and followers that Nick’s right leg “is still an issue.” Doctors, however, are doing all they can to get him well.

“There has been some blood flow issues coming down to his foot,” she explained. “The doctor went in there, fixed as much as they possibly could to get blood flow down to his toes again. We don’t know what the damage will be. We don’t know if he’ll be able to walk again. We don’t know if he can walk again, what that will look like.” 

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Amanda continued, “I think there will definitely be a lot of rehab and definitely a lot of physio in order for that leg to get working again. But the good news is that blood is finally running down to his toes. It has been a very emotional day, a very tiring day. I so appreciate everyone who reaches out to me, I really do.”  

Since Nick’s health struggles first began, Amanda has filmed a home video for her husband everyday. She’s also encouraged fans to post supportive dance videos under #WakeUpNick.

The fitness instructor has also shared footage of Nick’s cast members coming together in prayer to prove just how close the Broadway community is.

Many fans will recognize Nick from his roles in Broadway musicals such as Bullets Over BroadwayRock of AgesWaitress and A Bronx Tale. In recent years, he also appeared on the small screen with roles in Blue Bloods and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

Don’t miss the One World: Together at Home special with Lady Gaga in celebration of healthcare workers on Saturday, April 18 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on NBC followed by an encore at 11 p.m. on E!. For the latest updates on the coronavirus pandemic and for tips on how to prevent the spread of COVID-19, please visit The Center for Disease Control and Prevention at

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Amanda Holden flashes her legs as she swaps pyjamas for ‘sexy secretary’ look for radio show – The Sun

AMANDA Holden has swapped her comfortable pyjamas for a sexy secretary look as she returned to Heart FM today.

The presenter headed back into the London HQ in support of the #ClapForOurCarers campaign.

Amanda, 49, looked sensational as she showed off her toned legs in a chequered blazer dress.

She completed the fashionable look with a pair of black heels and glasses.

Sharing a picture of the outfit to Instagram, Amanda wrote: "Take a note … join us @thisisheart at 8pm to applause the #nhs #clapforourcarers."

In another snap, the BGT judge is joined by showbiz correspondent Ashley Roberts, who is fanning herself with cue cards.

The star is among the dozen of famous faces backing the "clap for our carers" campaign amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The cause has now been shared across several influential social media accounts, with the NHS logo emblazoned across the post alongside the hashtag #ClapForOurCarers and a link to the official website,

The campaign is encouraging everyone to give an ovation to frontline health staff – whether it is from their living rooms, front doors or gardens – at 8pm tonight.

Amanda has been forced to present her Heart radio show from home in recent days due to the deadly bug.

Posting a cute photo of herself in pyjamas, the host said: "Like so many of you I’m working @thisisheart from #home today to make sure we have the tech to keep you company throughout this trying time! #breakfast."

The mother-of-two also gave her fans an insight into the challenges of working in unfamiliar surroundings, as she hilariously struggled to put her headphones on.

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SNT fans distracted as Amanda spills from plunging dress in Men In Brown sketch

Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway viewers were sent wild with desire after Amanda Holden spilled from a plunging red dress.

The 49-year-old Britain's Got Talent judge was part of Ant McPartlin and Dec Donnelly's comedy sketch Men In Brown.

It was the first SNT filmed without a live studio audience due to the coronavirus pandemic, but fans were distracted by Amanda's revealing red dress.

They flooded Twitter with comments, going into meltdown on the social media platform.

One said: "Well that dress was something special!"

While another wrote: "Amanda Holden is unbelievable."

A third added: "No audience but we're loving it. Jake is loving Amanda Holden…"

"Wow Amanda!" added a fourth.

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Amanda posts pic of her ex-fiance and gushes ‘my love’ just days after she ‘refused to check into psychiatric hospital’ – The Sun

AMANDA Bynes and her ex-fiance reunited again just one day after the pair called it quits and ended their engagement.

The Nickelodeon alum and Paul Michael had only been together for a couple of months before getting engaged.

In an Instagram picture posted on Monday night, Amanda sparked rumors that the two might be back together by posting a selfie with her ex-fiance.

Along with the picture, she wrote: "My love."

The 33-year-old also deactivated the comments from the post to avoid any drama or backlash.

Paul had confirmed the news of their break up to In Touch and said: “I love her though, she’s my best friend.”

Speculation the pair had called things off began when Amanda deleted every photo of Paul from her Instagram.

That included the February 14th engagement announcement when she wrote: “Engaged to tha [sic] love of my life."

The two met at an AA meeting and were reportedly together for two months before getting engaged.

Apparently, something that led to their relationship's demise was the fact that Amanda had been ordered to enter a psychiatric facility but was refusing to go.

He allegedly was “freaking out” over the details of her case and didn’t want anything to ruin his sobriety.

He apparently also doesn’t want to be held responsible for the current state of her mental wellbeing.

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Stacey Solomon and Amanda Holden lead tributes to Caroline Flack

‘Hold your loved ones close’: Stacey Solomon and Amanda Holden lead heartfelt tributes on social media to Caroline Flack on day friends and family say goodbye at her funeral

  • Friends and relatives will gather today to remember TV star Caroline Flack, 40
  • She was found hanged on February 15 at home in Stoke Newington, East London
  • Solomon shared a photograph of her holding her boyfriend Joe Swash’s hand
  • Holden posted photo of her wearing T-shirt with sketch of Flack, saying: ‘Be kind’

Stacey Solomon and Amanda Holden today led celebrity tributes on social media to the late Love Island presenter Caroline Flack on the day of her private funeral.

Friends and relatives will gather today to remember the 40-year-old TV star after she was found hanged on February 15 at her home in Stoke Newington, East London.

X Factor and I’m A Celebrity star Solomon shared a photograph on Instagram this morning of her holding her boyfriend Joe Swash’s hand.

Britain’s Got Talent judge Amanda Holden posted a photograph of her at the Heart Radio studios this morning wearing a T-shirt with a sketch of Caroline Flack, saying: ‘Be kind’

She wrote: ‘Today it doesn’t feel right to be on social media. So from me and the boys, we hope you have a good day.

‘Hold your loved ones close, give them all of the cuddles you have in you and let them know how much you need them in your life.

‘You never know when they really might need to know. Love you all. If you’re struggling with today, yesterday, the thought of tomorrow, please let someone know. Anyone.’

She also then shared the details of various mental health and support charities including the Samaritans, Mind and Heads Together.

Meanwhile Britain’s Got Talent judge Holden posted a photograph of her at the Heart Radio studios this morning wearing a T-shirt with a sketch of Flack, saying: ‘Be kind.’

X Factor and I’m A Celebrity star Stacey Solomon shared a photograph on Instagram this morning of her holding her boyfriend Joe Swash’s hand

Flack killed herself one day after she learnt prosecutors were still pursuing allegations that she attacked her sleeping boyfriend Lewis Burton with a lamp.

Caroline Flack presented Love Island on ITV, and is pictured in the series four final in 2018

Speaking about Flack’s passing last week, ITV boss Dame Carolyn McCall said: ‘So many people at ITV knew Caroline, including me, and it was unbelievably tragic.

‘I think that we can never know what is behind suicide. It is not in any way simple. It is a very, very complex thing.

‘We take advice from (mental health charities) Samaritans and Mind and we will continue to do that.’

The popular TV host’s family also shared an Instagram post advisers had told her not to share online.

Part of it read: ‘I’m so sorry to my family for what I have brought upon them and for what my friends have had to go through.

‘I’m not thinking about ‘how I’m going to get my career back’. I’m thinking about how I’m going to get mine and my family’s life back.’

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