Back in 2007 when Britney Spears was at the height of her breakdown she had fired her retinue and become estranged from all close family and friends. The singer basically made friends with the paparazzi and a notorious hanger-on, Sam Lutfi, who has subsequently tried to befriend other troubled celebrities like Lindsay Lohan. This is the guy who is rumoured to have enabled Spears and kept her docile by basically drugging her Fruity Pebbles every morning (if memory serves, I mean the drugging part literally). The singer’s parents eventually got her away from Lutfi by winning a conservatorship and cutting her off from literally everyone she had befriended and dated, even withdrawing her access to a cell phone so she couldn’t call anyone she wanted. Turns out, Lutfi has since ‘befriended’ Amanda Bynes who is currently being held (and sometimes physically restrained) in a psych ward to be determined whether she has schizophrenia. Bynes also fired her entire retinue and became estranged from her parents. And it seems her only friend was Lutfi, that I can see, he’s even the one who purchased her plane ticket from New York City to Los Angeles. ‘Sam bought Amanda the plane ticket for her to return to Los Angeles from New York City. She had no money,’ says a source of Bynes who is out of accessible money. ‘The two became friends in recent months. It’s very concerning to say the very least, given Sam’s history with Britney Spears leading up to her father, Jamie Spears, getting a conservatorship over his daughter, and getting a restraining order preventing Lutfi from having any contact with her.’ Lutfi denies buying the ticket.