Amanda Bynes has been released from the psychiatric facility where she's been held for more than 2 weeks and was roaming the Sunset Strip Thursday night ... TMZ has learned.
Sources familiar with Amanda's treatment tell TMZ ... she went before a hearing officer at the psychiatric facility Thursday, asking to be released. Amanda has been on her meds and sounds lucid, even though doctor's say she is seriously mentally ill.
The hearing officer felt Amanda was stable enough so she could NOT be held involuntarily, so he ended the 30-day hold that had been granted last week and Amanda walked out the front door.
Amanda walked down Sunset Blvd., searching for a place to stay. She then went to a diner where she ordered a ton of food which she devoured -- fried chicken, salmon, caesar salad with guacamole, and a house salad with Italian and ranch. She was chit-chatting with the waiter and said she was shy because she had a procedure on her face which required a bandage.
She was alone in the diner and was talking to herself.
We're told Amanda has been looking for a hotel room but she had been turned down at several places.
Sugar Bear and Uncle Poodle
We're Getting $crewed
Because of Mama June
10/31/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Sugar Bear and Uncle Poodle say they're getting screwed over by the cancellation of "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," because they haven't been paid a cent for an entire season that's in the can.
Sources connected with TMZ tell us ... Sugar Bear is bitter because he did nothing wrong, and because June decided to start dating her child molester boyfriend again he can't even afford a place to live ... he's been staying with a friend.
Production sources say payment was tied to the airing of the shows, but TLC has 86'd the entire season which was shot over a period of 6 months. We're told Sugar Bear hasn't gotten a dime.
What's especially galling to S.B. ... he doesn't have a reserve. We're told June hoarded all the money the family got and doled out an allowance for him -- that's it.
As for Poodle ... our sources says he's extremely bitter because he says TLC has not contacted him and he has no idea if he'll end up with goose eggs.
Our production sources say ... the check's in the mail -- literally -- for both Sugar Bear and Poodle.
They'll check the mail ... and we'll let you know.
Famous Haunted House
Girl Exorcised After Demonic Invasion
10/31/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
A girl's family claims she became possessed by demons after visiting a house owned by "Ghost Adventures" star Zak Bagans ... and she had to be exorcised.
The house has had documented incidents of paranormal activity. As we first reported ... a family fled the home after claiming they were terrorized by demons.
Zak convinced different former residents to return to the home for a new documentary ... and as soon as they began filming, demonic activity surfaced. The mother claimed someone kicked her when no one was around. And there were other incidents as well.
A few weeks later, the daughter began having violent outbursts ... threatening to hurt herself and others. Zak says the girl's family witnessed her speaking in tongues ... exhibiting signs of demonic possession.
Zak claims they brought the girl to a Catholic priest, who performed an exorcism. He recorded the ritual on video. Zak says the girl is now back to her old self.
The documentary was put on ice while everyone dealt with the daughter, and now Zak says he'll return to the house in December ... to finish the film.
Hometown to Declare
'Madison Bumgarner Day'
10/30/2014 12:02 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
SF Giants hero Madison Bumgarner is about to get his OWN DAY in the town where he grew up ... with officials telling TMZ Sports there's even talk of a parade to honor the World Series MVP.
We spoke with an official from Caldwell County, N.C. -- population just over 80,000 -- who tells us Madison is the talk of the town ... everyone is so proud of their hometown hero after his legendary pitching performance against the Royals.
In fact, plans are already in motion to determine which day of the year will become "Madison Bumgarner Day."
We're told the only thing holding up the date selection is Madison's schedule -- because officials want to select a day when Madison is in town.
Officials tell us there are talks of throwing a parade in Madison's honor -- but those plans are not set in stone yet.
We reached out to Madison -- but as you can imagine, he's a pretty busy guy today.
Meantime, officials have already put up a billboard to honor Madison.
Pretty cool, right?
'Ray Donovan' Star
I Need A Fixer
To Take Care of 2 Chicks
10/31/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Vinessa Shaw could use a "fixer" like Ray Donovan to get her out of her current mess ... she's being sued for allegedly running down two women with her car.
According to court docs, the "Ray Donovan" actress was driving in Hollywood when she hit two female pedestrians in a crosswalk.
Maridalia Chepi-Nolasco and Anastasia Gregorio Arce claim they had a green light when Shaw turned the corner and plowed into them. They say they were knocked to the ground and suffered severe injuries.
Good news for Vinessa -- she can probably fix this ... with cold, hard cash.
Grandma NOT Impressed
With Sunday's Death-Defying Tightrope Walk
10/31/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Daredevil Nik Wallenda will flirt with death Sunday in Chicago -- traversing 2 buildings -- but it's still not enough to impress his grandma.
Nik will step on a high wire Sunday which will be attached to 2 skyscrapers -- 2 city blocks apart. It will be an uphill walk -- the equivalent of 8 stories, and Nik will be blindfolded for part of it.
It's not enough to wow or scare his 87-year-old Oma, who watched Nik practice this week. Oma herself was a performer in the Wallenda family -- her thing was hanging by her teeth on a high wire.
Nik tells us he spiced things up with a few tricks ... backwards blindfolding and kneeling on the wire. She still wasn't blown away.
Granny should know ... Nik will walk without a net or harness Sunday. It will air live at 7 PM ET on Discovery.
Guess Who This
"TOY STORY" TOT
10/31/2014 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Before this cute little cowboy was a world-wide pop star he was just another kid in a Woody costume on the hunt for some free sweets! Can you guess who he is?!
You're Screwing Up Our Dance
... Nae Nae Creators Say
10/31/2014 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Miley Cyrus' version of the "Nae Nae" is total crap ... so say the guys who created the dance -- and based on the video they sent us, it looks like the Toonz wanna teach her a lesson.
Miley appeared on an Australian morning show this week and taught the hosts how to "Nae Nae" -- or so she claimed ... because the Toonz weren't impressed.
Watch the fellas call her out in this video -- they even included a how-to on the RIGHT way to do it, but we're guessing it's for advanced users only. Translation: We still don't know how it's done.
And as wrong as Miley's might be ... it's still better than Arnold Schwarzenegger's attempt.
I'm a Crime Fighter
... In the Cartoons
10/31/2014 12:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Sued By Microwave Expert
The Movie Nuked My Reputation!
10/30/2014 3:33 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"American Hustle" producers took a well-known science author who once wrote about microwaves and cooked his goose in less than 30 seconds ... and now he's suing for defamation.
Paul Brodeur writes about environmental stuff. He is incensed at a scene in the Oscar-nominated flick in which Rosalyn (Jennifer Lawrence) tells Irving (Christian Bale) that microwaves take all the nutrition out of food, and she proves it's true by holding up a magazine article written by Brodeur.
Mr. Brodeur says the writers and actors are liars who lie, because he's actually on record -- in a magazine -- in which he answers the question, "Is there any danger in eating food cooked by microwaves?" He says, "None that is known."
Brodeur claims his reputation in the scientific community is now toast, and he's been subjected to scorn and ridicule.
The author wants a million bucks from Atlas Entertainment, Annapurna Productions and Columbia Pictures. He also wants a judge to order the removal of his name from all copies of the film.
The Great Painted Nails Mystery
10/29/2014 9:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Bravo Star Geneva Thomas
Suing Co-Star for $25M
I'VE BEEN FRAMED!!!
10/30/2014 12:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Blood, Sweat & Heels" star Geneva Thomas is suing her co-star for $25 MILLION ... claiming the woman got her falsely painted as a violent criminal.
Thomas claims Melyssa Ford defamed her after an ugly fight on a boat last week while shooting their show. Ford claimed Thomas grabbed a glass bottle and shattered it over her head. Ford had to get 3 staples in her head to close the bloody gash.
We have video of the fight -- it's not clear who started it and we don't see the bottle smash ... but Thomas is pretty confident she's in the clear.
Apparently authorities disagree ... Thomas was arrested after the fight and she's been charged with assault and criminal possession of a weapon.
I Was Sexually Abused As A Child
10/30/2014 1:12 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Mike Tyson says he was sexually abused as a child ... by a man who snatched him off the street when he was only 7-years-old.
Tyson visited "Opie Radio" on SiriusXM earlier this week and opened up about how an old creepy man he didn't know abducted him and abused him roughly 41 years ago.
During the interview, Tyson explained ... "[the man] bullied me, sexually abused me and stuff ... snatched me off the street. I was a little kid. Never seen him again."
Mike says he never spoke with police about the incident.
When asked if he was emotionally scarred -- Mike told Opie he's just not sure.