USMagazine, Monday, November 26, 2012, 5:15pm (PST)
Amanda Bynes is coming out of retirement -- online, that is.
The 26-year-old starlet famously (and abruptly) stripped down her Twitter account to nearly nothing in August, after she was accused of being involved in a hit-and-run accident -- one of two such charges she faced this year. But on Friday, Nov. 23, the What a Girl Wants actress resurfaced on the site.
"My phone got taken twice but I got it back & am waiting to get reverified. I love my fans!" she tweeted, along with a note telling her nearly 284,000 followers to subscribe to her new Instagram account.
The former Nickelodeon child star then began posting a series of Instagrammed shots in which she appears in a fur coat, red turban, oversized sunglasses, and maroon-colored lipstick.
"What up doe?" she wrote below one photo, which appeared three separate times on her account. (Each version of the pic had a different caption. One was accompanied by "[Love] my turban!" Another read "Bout to get my nails done. :D What color should I get? I want to go long and pointy!")
Bynes also shared a photo of her super-skinny legs, with the note: "Losing weight is hard to do! I love jeans with sexy holes, mine are from Current Elliot :D"
The somewhat unusual self-portraits are the first the star has posted in quite a while. She's been keeping a low profile as she deals with her many legal troubles -- in addition to the hit-and-run charges, she faces a DUI and two counts of driving with a suspended license -- but she insists she's doing just fine.
"I'm not 'troubled.' I don't get naked in public," she told Us Weekly earlier this month, after InTouch published a story claiming that the actress had paraded naked around an NYC tanning salon recently. "I'm 26, a multi-millionaire, retired. Please respect my privacy."