That’s me! In February, Nickelodeon announced that it would be reviving several throwback television shows, including All That. Actor Kenan Thompson, who got his start on the ‘90s sketch-comedy series, is set to produce the reboot — and he wants one very special former cast member to be a part of it.
“I would love [for Amanda Bynes to make a cameo],” Thompson, 40, told Us Weekly exclusively while celebrating the finale of the Ultimate Comedy Experience — Road to NYC in New York City on Sunday, April 14. “We would all love it, of course, but it would be up to her.”
The Saturday Night Live star admitted that he has not kept in touch with Bynes, 33, over the years, but has has spoken to several All That stars who will likely be part of the revival. He explained, “I’ve been in touch with Josh [Server] and Kel [Mitchell], for sure. And I know that Lori Beth [Denberg] is down. … I’m hearing Katrina [Johnson] … Angelique [Bates] … [and] Alisa [Reyes] is down, so pretty much the original seven. And then everybody else, we would love to just have them come and show their love and pass the torch to this new casting.”
As for what people can expect from the upcoming comedy series, which is set to premiere this summer? “They found seven awesome kids,” the SNL cast member noted. “Some are going to do impressions, some will do voices, some of them are just going to be their crazy selves.”
All That ran on Nickelodeon from 1994 to 2005 and helped several young stars, including Thompson and Bynes, get their start in comedy. The Hairspray actress made her first appearance on the small-screen hit in November 1996 and her last in May 2002.
Bynes was a regular on the show and became known for starring in the “Ask Ashley” sketch, in which she played a seemingly sweet little girl who offered advice from her bedroom. “That’s me,” she would quip before angrily answering questions that were submitted from viewers.
The She’s the Man star’s participation on All That inspired her Nickelodeon spinoff, The Amanda Show, which aired from 1999 to 2002.
Amanda Bynes will remain in a rehabilitation center for her upcoming birthday.
“Amanda will be spending her 33rd birthday in treatment and will celebrate on April 3,” a source tells Us Weekly exclusively.
In fact, the actress’ stay will be lengthy for the sake of her well-being. “She will remain in treatment for several more months,” the insider adds. “Nothing will be rushed to give Amanda the best possible result after leaving treatment.”
Us confirmed in March that Bynes checked herself into a rehab center in Los Angeles. “Amanda went to rehab in January after suffering a setback which was the result of feeling pressure of being back in the spotlight after her Paper magazine cover,” a source revealed to Us at the time. “Amanda is continuing treatment with the assistance of mental health counselors and addiction specialists.”
The insider also gave Us an update on her condition, saying that the Amanda Show alum was “responding very well to treatment and her team remains extremely optimistic about her future.” Bynes was “moving forward” and acknowledged that “getting help will only benefit her.”
The She’s the Man star opened up about her struggles with depression and addiction in her November 2018 interview with Paper. She recalled smoking marijuana at age 16 before turning to molly, ecstasy, Adderall and briefly cocaine.
Bynes was nearly four years sober at the time of the cover story. “When I was off of [drugs], I was completely back to normal and immediately realized what I had done — it was like an alien had literally invaded my body,” she told the magazine. “That is such a strange feeling.”
In addition, the What I Like About You alum noted her plans to return to acting. “What’s there to lose? I have no fear of the future,” she explained. “I’ve been through the worst and came out the other end and survived it so I just feel like it’s only up from here.”
As a sign of support, the hashtag #weloveyouamanda is being used on social media. This is not the right time to be disappointed and frustrated, but instead a chance to show love, encouragement and support. Remember: “Fall down seven times, stand up eight!”
Amanda Bynes is under the care of mental health professionals and addiction counselors again after suffering a relapse … TMZ has learned.
Sources connected to her family tell us … Amanda checked into an L.A.-area rehab facility in January — the end result of a backslide that we’re told started months earlier. You’ll recall, Amanda was on the cover of Paper magazine in November.
We’re told the pressure of being back in the public eye, plus auditioning in Hollywood again … was just too much, too soon for Amanda.
She’s getting treatment for drug addiction along with mental health issues, according to our sources, who also say she’s still getting a ton of support from her parents.
As we reported … Amanda revealed in the Paper feature her 2006 role in “She’s the Man” sent her into a spiral of severe depression. She also blamed a lot of her troubles and infamous moments on drugs. At the time of the article, she said she was 4 years sober.
Bynes was diagnosed with bipolar disorder years ago and has been in and out of mental health facilities multiple times in the past decade. During one of her worst episodes, Amanda set a fire in a neighbor’s driveway and nearly burned her dog.
She eventually got treatment and her condition improved greatly. She’d been studying at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in L.A. up until last year … when she said she wanted to get back into acting.
Amanda remains under a conservatorship started by her parents, but it’s been run by a mental health professional since 2014.
Amanda Bynes will remain under a conservatorship for at least two more years as her family continues to follow the Britney Spears plan: if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
According to our sources, documents were filed last week extending Bynes’ conservatorship until August 2020. We’re told Bynes is doing great and there is no need to change anything.
Bynes regained control over her finances last year; Bynes’ mother, Lynn, is conservator over her “person,” meaning she makes decisions about her health and medical issues.
Much like Spears, who has been under a conservatorship for nearly a decade, our sources say Bynes’ family doesn’t feel the need to rock the boat.
She is currently living on her own in Encino, CA and on track to graduate fashion school in December. We’re told she has been designing clothes and hopes to make a deal to sell her work in the near future.
Bynes has remained largely out of the public eye the last few years. Her last acting credit was in the 2010 Emma Stone comedy, “Easy A.”
Amanda Bynes is waging war with Twitter and Instagram … accusing the social media giants of allowing impersonator accounts to claim she’s too broke to buy her meds and needs fans to wire her money.
Amanda’s attorney, Tamar Arminak, tells TMZ … she’s sent multiple legal letters demanding Twitter shut down “@persianLA27” and Instagram remove “@alb4386” because they impersonate Amanda … telling fans she’s short on money and friends refuse to help her.
The accounts are private but we’ve obtained a screen shot of a recent IG post claiming she’s $63 short from buying meds and begs fans to Venmo her the dough.
The fake Twitter account — with more than 24k followers — had numerous replies from fans saying “Amanda” deserves to get money that’s owed to her “especially if it’s court-ordered.”
Tamar says they’ve been fighting Twitter now for years to remove the account … Amanda’s verified account posted in 2016 telling her followers not to believe the impostors, and then again last year, calling out the fake account for saying she’s pregnant and married.
What’s more … Tamar — who thinks the same person’s behind both accounts — claims Twitter told her the account’s a parody and therefore doesn’t violate rules. She claims IG told her it doesn’t violate their policy and offered no further explanation.
For the record — Tamar says Amanda’s financially well, thriving in fashion school and in a much better place following her 2014 health scare.
We’ve reached out to Twitter, Instagram and Venmo for comment … so far no word back.
Blonsky — who will return to theaters this year alongside Burt Reynolds and Ariel Winter in director Adam Rifkin’s upcoming drama “Dog Years” — told TooFab Zac Efron was “always late” to set, John Travolta remains her “guardian angel,” and Amanda [Bynes] is still a “great friend.”
Do you still talk to Amanda Bynes?
Yeah, she’s so cool. She’s such a great friend. Another beautiful relationship I got from the movie. She’s doing well. She’s getting ready to start acting. She was one of my favorite actors growing up, and I just can’t wait to see her on the screen again.
Amanda Bynes has made such healthy strides over the last year that a judge has allowed her to regain control of her personal finances, PEOPLE has exclusively learned.
After nearly three years of her mother Lynn acting as the conservator over both her personal and financial affairs, the once-troubled actress, 31, was deemed fit to handle the latter by the courts in March.
“Because Amanda was doing much better, in October 2016, after providing a detailed accounting of the estate and accounting for every expenditure and receipt, Lynn petitioned the court to terminate the conservatorship of the estate,” her conservatorship attorney Nyree Kolanjian tells PEOPLE.
“Then after several hearings and detailed presentations to the judge regarding her progress and plans moving forward, the court approved the petition and handed control over her estate back to Amanda and her parents to handle privately outside of the courts.”
While Lynn remains conservator over her “person”, which includes health and medical decision-making, the courts are no longer involved in the financial realm.
“The court felt, based on Amanda’s progress and her great relationship with her parents, there was no longer a need for court supervision of Amanda’s money and she and her family can handle her financial affairs privately,” Kolanjian says.
“This was a first step in the right direction. Amanda’s doing fantastic.”
After grappling with personal mental health issues and a string of brushes with the law — including two hit and run charges in 2012 and two DUI arrests — Bynes mostly retreated from the spotlight. Over the last four years, she’s focused on personal healing, repairing her once-strained relationship with her parents, as was well as her studies at fashion and design school.
On Friday, Bynes opened up to Hollyscoop’s Diana Madison in an interview (her first in four years) and revealed that she’s three years sober and plans to return to acting.
“I want to do TV, maybe a few guest spots on some shows that I’m a fan of and maybe another TV show that I’m the star of it,” she said.
Bynes’ last acting credit was in 2010’s Easy A with Emma Stone. She was previously the star of sitcom What I Like About You from 2002-2006, and The Amanda Show from 1999-2002.
As Bynes looks forward to her next chapter, those in her circle are encouraged.
“Her parents are thrilled with Amanda’s progress and how well she’s been doing,” says Kolanjian.
“They have a great relationship and have a lot of faith in Amanda.”