Who needs a passport when you're a celebrity?
Or so thought Amanda Bynes, according to new reports. Sources at Teterboro Airport, in New Jersey, told TMZ that the troubled actress tried to board a private jet to Los Angeles, Calif., last weekend but was rejected for having no form of I.D. whatsoever.
Bynes, who told the pilot "her driver's license had been suspended," couldn't fathom how a celebrity such as herself could get rejected over identification and asked that the pilot Google her, according to TMZ. She also screamed "I'm Amanda Bynes!" as if that wasn't clear by that point, but to no avail -- she was not allowed to fly.
This isn't the first we've heard of the 27-year-old's suspended license: Earlier this month, she pled no contest to charges of driving on a suspended license and was placed on three years probation.
Before moving to New York last fall, Bynes was also arrested and charged with a DUI and accused of a hit-and-run at least twice. Since moving to New York, the former Nickelodeon star has made headlines repeatedly for inexplicable and worrisome behavior, and for tweeting photos of herself and her transformation. Apparently, the once wholesome teen now wants to resemble stripper Black Chyna.
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Ms. Miley pulled the celebrity card at a New York burger joint in 2009 when, upon placing her order, she was asked for her name. "Are you serious? <a href="http://www.nypost.com/p/pagesix/miley_not_so_smiley_kkA1FpEB2NF5VI07qKvpkJ#ixzz0XnhU36QL" target="_blank">You don't recognize me?</a> I'm Miley Cyrus," said the singer. What she got in response was "That's nice for you. Here is your order. Have a good day."
America's Sweetheart pulled the infamous celebrity card last weekend when an officer arrested her husband, Jim Toth, for driving under the influence. According to the officer's report, "Mrs Witherspoon asked: '<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/21/reese-witherspoon-arrested-jim-toth-dui_n_3128696.html?ir=Celebrity" target="_blank">Do you know my name?</a>' I answered, 'No, I don't need to know your name.' ... Mrs Witherspoon stated, 'You're about to find out who I am.'... Mrs Witherspoon also stated, 'You're going to be on national news.' I advised Mrs Witherspoon that was fine." The actress was subsequently charged with disorderly conduct for getting into a verbal fight with the police officer.
The "American Pie" actress allegedly threw a fit last week when she demanded a discount at an LA clothing store and was denied one. "When the store declined, Reid insisted she deserved the break '<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/22/tara-reid-not-as-famous-discount_n_3132635.html" target="_blank">because of her fame</a>,'" an eyewitness told the New York Post. "She then 'began to scream at them and was escorted out.'" Reid's publicist told the Post that the actress gets a discount at the store's European branches and thus expected the same treatment in the U.S. but insisted Reid was not escorted out.
In 2009, LiLo dragged the NYPD into an innocent case of mistaken identity. Or rather, a non-identity. Lohan claimed <a href="http://www.tmz.com/2009/08/21/lindsay-lohan-cop-drama-at-the-deli-shop/" target="_blank">she forgot her phone in the deli</a> a few minutes prior while paying for some things, but when she returned to get it the deli worker said he'd have to check the security tape to see if it was really her who left the phone. Enraged, LiLo called the NYPD for backup. The worker later told TMZ he had no idea who she was.
Also in 2009, mother Lohan pulled the "<a href="http://poponthepop.com/2009/04/dina-lohan-tries-to-get-15-year-old-daughter-into-nightclub/" target="_blank">Do you know who I am?</a>" card when a bouncer refused to let her and daughters Lindsay and Ali into a Hollywood nightclub (Ali was 15 at the time). Dina capped her rant off with "You’re making a huge mistake. Huge!"
British philosopher Sir Alfred Jules Ayer recounted in his book "A.J. Ayer: A Life" an incident involving Tyson from 1987. The passage says: "Ayer went to investigate and found Mike Tyson forcing himself on a young south London model called Naomi Campbell, then just beginning her career. Ayer warned Tyson to desist. Tyson: '<a href="http://www.eamonn.com/2012/10/08/philosophical_rumble_mike_tyso/" target="_blank">Do you know who the f*ck I am? I'm the heavyweight champion of the world.</a>' Ayer stood his ground. 'And I am the former Wykeham Professor of Logic. We are both pre-eminent in our field; I suggest that we talk about this like rational men.' Ayer and Tyson began to talk. Naomi Campbell slipped out."
Mr. Baywatch himself was reportedly kicked out of Wimbledon in 2006 for trying to enter a private bar reserved for tennis players only. He was overheard shouting "All I want is a drink, <a href="http://www.contactmusic.com/news/hasselhoffs-wimbledon-rampage_1001596" target="_blank">do you know who I am?</a>" before being escorted out by security.
The singer found herself <a href="http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/4515267/Rihanna-scuffles-with-nightclub-bouncers-after-breaking-table.html" target="_hplink">escorted out of a London nightclub in September 2012</a> after she jumped on a table and shattered the glass. According to eyewitnesses, she was hauled away in front of hundreds of club-goers after screaming "Don't you know who I am?" Apparently they <em>did</em> know who she was though, because she was reportedly allowed to stay at the club. She even received free drinks from the manager afterward.
In December 2011, Baldwin made headlines when he was booted off an American Airlines flight for refusing to turn off his phone in the middle of a "<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2011/12/06/showbiz/alec-baldwin-flight" target="_blank">Words with Friends</a>" game. The airline posted on its Facebook page that "The passenger was extremely rude to the crew, calling them inappropriate names and using offensive language." Baldwin was even said to have locked himself in the airplane's lavatory so he could continue using his phone. On his end though, the actor said he was "singled out" by an over-reacting flight attendant. He later <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_W_2HzGyHCs" target="_blank">joked about the whole incident on SNL</a>.
<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/07/diana-ross-restaurant-scene_n_2424572.html" target="_hplink">Ross arrived at a Beverly Hills restaurant</a> in January 2013 to have lunch with her daughter but was asked to wait to be seated because she'd arrived first. Ross kindly marched to a corner booth, sat down and requested to be served. The manager told her, per the restaurant's seating policies, that she'd have to wait until her daughter arrived to be seated. This didn't bode will with the singer, who caused a scene and stormed out of the building.
Back in 2011, Yeezy was turned down at the door of not one, not two, but three fashion shows at Paris Fashion Week (Alexander McQueen, Balmain and Louis Vuitton). West reportedly didn't reach out for an invitation and showed up anyway, only to get rejected. Sources told the New York Post that "<a href="http://www.nypost.com/p/pagesix/paris_cold_shoulders_kanye_g9q74WzfzAEMeZ3Mm9xOKM" target="_blank">organizers are tired of celebrities showing up uninvited and expecting VIP treatment.</a>"
Earlier this month, the rapper reportedly went into a fit of rage when he and his crew arrived at a Miami beach burger joint and were not allowed to cut in line. "One of [Rhymes'] crew came in and said, '<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/03/busta-rhymes-homophobic-slur-cheeseburger-baby_n_3007243.html" target="_blank">Can you take my order first? We're very important people</a>,'" the owner of the joint said. When declined, Rhymes proceeded to curse at the employees and even use homophobic slurs. He also demanded that an employee open the ketchup and mayonnaise packets and put the condiments on his burger, as if he couldn't do that himself.