Amanda Bynes and Lindsay Lohan have a lot in common -- both are formerly successful child-turned-teen stars whose careers fizzled as they hit adulthood.
Now with Bynes' recent DUI, the similarities between the two actresses are even more apparent, but RadarOnline reports the "What I Like About You" star is telling friends she shouldn't be compared to Lohan, who has a long history of trouble with the law.
Bynes was arrested on April 6 after she sideswiped a police car. Sources told People magazine the 26-year-old actress had been drinking at the Standard Hotel, but "seemed fine to drive," and "never seemed drunk."
"Amanda thinks it's extremely unfair that people are calling her the new Lindsay Lohan," a source close to the actress told RadarOnline. "Comparisons between the two are just ridiculous as Amanda has never been arrested for drug possession or for stealing anything. Yes, she got arrested for a DUI, but that doesn't mean she is headed down the same road as Lindsay."
According to the source, Bynes doesn't know Lohan, nor does she harbor any negative feelings toward her, but she doesn't want to be lumped in with her either. "She just thinks it's sexist that the two are being compared. Men in Hollywood that get arrested for DUI's don't face the same scrutiny that women do and that is what really irks Amanda," said the insider. "She isn't taking the DUI arrest lightly."
It's absolutely true that men in Hollywood aren't subject to the same scrutiny, but it doesn't change the fact that Bynes has been acting irrationally for years and friends are reportedly worried about her. A source told the New York Post, "Amanda's friends are growing increasingly concerned about her and want her to go to rehab. She has been avised to stay home, but she refused."
The actress, who got her start on Nickelodeon's "All That" in 1996, had everyone buzzing about her strange tweets in 2010, when she announced her retirement from acting at the age of 24. In the following months, Bynes began to tweet racy photos and professed her preference for "chocolate men."
In June 2011, Bynes explained her strange tweeting, telling People magazine that she simply needed some time off. "I've been acting since I was seven, and I'm 25 now. So, it's not retiring so much. It's just taking some time off."
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Fiona Apple was arrested on drug possession charges on Sept. 19 at a border stop in Sierra Blanca, Texas. When officers searched her tour bus they allegedly found hashish.
Amanda Bynes was arrested on April 6, 2012 and charged with a DUI after she sideswiped a police car.
In this handout photograph supplied by the Aspen Police Department, 34-year-old Brooke Mueller poses for her mugshot after being arrested and charged with assualt and possession of cocaine with intent to distribute on December 3, 2011 in Aspen, Colorado. The ex-wife of American actor Charlie Sheen was arrested in the early hours of December 3, 2011 after a woman reported an assualt identifying Mueller as the assailant. (Getty)
In this police mug shot from the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office, Pittsburg Steelers' receiver Hines Ward poses for a mug shot, on July 09, 2011 in DeKalb County, Georgia. According to reports Ward was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. (Getty)
In this booking photo provided by the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Office, Samantha Ronson poses for a mug shot August 1, 2011 in Barstow, California. Ronson was arrested for DUI after being pulled over for speeding near Baker, California. (Getty)
In this booking photo provided by the the Brunswick County Sheriff's Department, Jenelle Evans poses for a mug shot August 8, 2011 in Oak Island, North Carolina. Evans, of MTV's 'Teen Mom 2', was arrested Monday for violating the terms of her probation after testing possitive for Marijuanna and opiates. Evans was placed in jail on USD 10,000 bond and later released. (Getty)
In this booking photo provided by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Lindsay Lohan is seen in a mug shot October 19, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. Lohan was arrested for probation violations and released after posting USD 100,000 bail. (Getty)
In this mug shot released by the 2011 Hillsborough County Jail, Michael Lohan, 51, poses for his mugshot after being arrested for battery domestic violence on October 25, 2011 in Hillsborough County, Tampa, Florida. Lohan, was also previously arrested in 2009 in New York for allegedly violating a protection order against him. (Getty)
Here is actor Nicolas Cage after he was arrested for domestic battery in New Orleans at 6.33am on Saturday April 16. Police charged him with domestic abuse and disturbing the peace. Booking photo and report courtesy of Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office. (Splash)
Andy Dick smirks in his mugshot after being arrested at a restaurant in Temecula, California, for allegedly being under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The 45-year-old comic was listed on the booking sheet as 5ft 10in and weighing 155lbs. He was apparently at 9.20pm on May 2 at a Marie Callenders, not a restaurant chain known as a celebrity hotspot. (Splash)
Russell Brand was arrested on March 15 after allegedly throwing and smashing a photographer's iPhone in New Orleans. (New Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office)