Amanda Bynes adopted a puppy to be more like her idol Paris Hilton.

The troubled star recently took in a pooch because she reportedly ''idolises'' both the socialite - who famously used to be seen carrying her own dog in public - and reality TV star Kim Kardashian and wants to emulate her heroes to get more attention.

An insider told RadarOnline: ''Amanda is fascinated by the world of paparazzi. She thought Paris was so glamourous when the paps when follow her around all the time.

''She talks about Paris and Kim a lot because she completely idolizes them. It's the weirdest thing. So when she got that puppy she said it was to try and be more like Paris.''

The 27-year-old actress is said to ''love'' attention and is apparently fascinated by celebrity culture.

The source said: ''She's intrigued by the entire business and will actually talk to the paparazzi trying to find out more about other celebrities.

''Amanda loves all the attention she's getting. It's like a light switch with her -- one minute she's holding a normal conversation and the next minute all she can talk about is the paparazzi, and Kim and Paris!''