DISHING DIVA! Drake Bell on Amanda Bynes ΓÇô She’s Not Crazy! A DivaGals EXCLUSIVE!By Dishing Diva | June 10, 2013 | Dish!, Entertainment
Amanda Bynes, we understand why you wouldn’t want anyone to think you’ve said something bad about Drake Bell.
The actor, who starred on The Amanda Show on Nickelodeon before becoming a household name on teen girls’ lips in his own series, Drake & Josh, is absolutely charming ΓÇô and he has your back!
Dishing Diva found that out firsthand when we talked with Drake, who was hosting The Pool After Dark Party, held on Saturday night at Harrah’s Resort and Casino in Atlantic City, NJ.
Drake was discussing his upcoming album ΓÇô a rockabilly-inspired collection produced by Stray Cats front man Brian Setzer that commences production next month — when he brought up the possibility of a future musical collaboration with his former co-star.
Drake then declared, “We’ve been talking a lot recently, and by the way, she’s not crazy. She’s totally ok.”
In fact, Drake has been talking with Amanda practically every day, and says he and the actress, who was arrested last month for allegedly throwing a pipe bong out her NYC apartment window, had lunch together this past week.
“She was like, ‘Drake why does everyone think I’m crazy,'” he shared candidly.
“She just wants to be herself. Imagine if you had different hair last week, and this week, they are like, ‘Oh my God, she braided it, she crazy.’ You’re not crazy. You just want to change your look. That’s all that Amanda’s doing.”
Adding that Amanda is fine and healthy, as well as a “beautiful, artistic, funny soul,” Drake revealed what he’d like to see next for his former co-star.
“She’s totally coherent. She’s going to come out of retirement and make us laugh again,” he declared. ” Let me tell you something about Amanda Bynes: it’s Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Amanda BynesΓÇª she’s brilliant.”
Drake then spent the evening in the VIP section of the club, earning his title of stellar host for the night as he mingled with fans, posed for numerous pics and hit the stage to shake his booty on several rocker songs. He even gave us a twirl!
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