The drama in Larry Hagman's life lives on ... months after his death, because the actor's estate now claims Larry's granddaughter has committed familial treason by holding ridiculously valuable jewelry hostage.
The lawyer for Hagman's Estate has filed legal docs -- obtained by TMZ -- which claim Noel Hagman is in possession of a Raj necklace and matching earring set with encrusted diamonds and emeralds. The Estate claims the jewels were once owned by Larry's mom, actress Mary Martin, and given to Larry.
The Estate lawyer says somehow Noel got her hands on the jewels and won't give them back. The legal docs say Noel claims someone in the Hagman family gave her the necklace and earrings, but according to the Estate no one in the family cops to it.
The Estate wants the jewels back, and if she refuses, they want her to pay double the value -- the law provides double the value if someone wrongfully holds on to property. The legal docs don't place a specific value on the items.
Stone Temple Pilots claims Scott Weiland screwed the band out of millions of dollars and now it's looking forward to a very important date -- in court.
The band claims Weiland sabotaged it's 20th anniversary tour by being chronically late for performances and missing promotional gigs. The band also claims in the lawsuit Weiland had a plan to seize all the glory, to the point he wouldn't even communicate with band members. They say Weiland's plan was simple -- "hijack" the tour.
The band had actually fired Weiland in February and hired the lead singer of Linkin Park to replace him, but they claim Weiland got vindictive and tried to interfere with the release of its new single.
Stone Temple Pilots is asking for unspecified damages.
New York's finest returned to the scene of the alleged crime just a few minutes ago -- combing Amanda Bynes'apartment building for information and witness statements.
Law enforcement sources tell us ... NYPD cops got statements from the night doorman as well as 2 other employees, who were there when Amanda was allegedly smoking marijuana in the lobby and acting crazy.
We're told cops also went upstairs to Amanda's floor for more witness statements.
Amanda Bynes' arrest has most people thinking she's totally losing it ... especially after her wigtastic court appearance! But is she really off the rails -- you've gotta hear the new info we uncovered.
Plus, war on the Jersey shore ... Snooki and Governor Chris Christie went toe-to-toe on-camera! She might seem like the underdog, but we think Christie's the only one who can lose. Snooks' BFF Deena Cortese joined us to break down the fight.
Also ... Gisele Bundchen wants to ban Photoshopping -- easy for a 10 like her to say, but believe it or not this movement's picking up steam. Famous photog Tyler Shields explained why.
Kirk Kerkorian -- the billionaire who once owned United Artists and the MGM Hotel in Vegas -- has fired back against his ex-wife who is gunning to put him under a conservatorship, calling her a serial liar motivated by unbridled greed.
Lisa Bonder had filed legal docs claiming the 95-year-old Kirk was being held hostage by people in his company and she wanted someone to step in and, at the very least, allow Kirk to re-establish a relationship with their 15-year-old daughter Kira.
Now Kirk has fired back in legal docs, saying, "The only person Lisa Bonder has ever cared about is Lisa Bonder." Kirk says Lisa is a proven liar many times over -- for starters, he notes she deceived him into believing Kira was his kid by rigging a DNA test -- he says she took the DNA from Kirk's natural child and passed it off as Kira's.
Even though Kirk's not the dad, he stepped up for benefit of Kira and agreed to pay child support, but he says it's never been enough for Lisa. Kirk had agreed to pay $50,000 a month in child support, but Lisa wanted $100,000. After Kirk agreed to pay her $100k and gave her more than $10 million to just go away, she came back and asked for $500k a month.
Kirk notes in the docs that Lisa has lied to multiple judges about what she claims are Kira's needs, only to be shut down and exposed as a liar.
Kirk believes Lisa wants a conservatorship because she thinks she can screw him out of more money with a conservator.
NBA superstar Tim Duncan has filed legal docs in his divorce case, asking the judge to put the brakes on the dissolution of his marriage until the San Antonio Spurs clinch the NBA championship.
TMZ has obtained legal docs filed in Bexar County, Texas, in which Duncan makes the case that his employment "is currently making extraordinary demands on him and hopefully will continue to make those demands for the next 30 or so days." Translation -- he's banking on a ring.
Duncan's wife, Amy, filed for divorce in March, saying she wanted to end their 12-year marriage which she says has become "insupportable because of discord and conflict."
In the docs, Duncan reveals he has a prenup, which he wants enforced. This is important because Duncan got married 4 years AFTER he was selected in the first round of the NBA draft. In 2012, he inked a 3-year, $36 million deal, and that's just the last contract. Dude is worth a fortune.
Duncan also says he expects he and Amy will reach an agreement on financial support for their two small kids.
BTW ... Duncan's request may not be wishful thinking. The Spurs are up 2-0 on the Memphis Grizzlies and just 2 victories from playing in the NBA finals.
Amanda Bynes is back on the streets ... the judge released her on her own recognizance moments ago in NYC -- after she offered a hysterical excuse for her alleged bong-tossing arrest.
Amanda told the judge the bong cops say she threw out of her apartment window last night was "just a vase."
Prosecutors requested Bynes be held in lieu of $1,000 bail. The judge instead chose to let her go without bail ... but gave her a stern warning that if she missed her court date in July an arrest warrant would be issued.
Amanda was escorted out of court by an officer ... and left, on her own, in a taxicab.
9:30 AM PT -- Amanda has been formally charged with attempted evidence tampering, reckless endangerment and marijuana possession.
8:52 AM PT -- TMZ obtained the criminal complaint from the incident ... which says a man in Amanda's building told cops he witnessed the actress smoking a joint in the first floor lobby.
The report says an officer went to Amanda's room ... and saw a bong on the kitchen counter.
According to the report, the cop -- wearing a "full police uniform" -- asked Amanda about the bong ... and that's when the actress flipped out.
Here's the cop's narrative -- "I observed [Amanda] grab said bong, run to the westbound-facing window, and throw it out the window where numerous pedestrians were walking on the 8 Avenue and West 47 Street sidewalks below."
Bynes was immediately arrested for reckless endangerment, possession of weed and tampering with evidence.
Amanda Bynes' arrest has most people thinking she's totally losing it ... especially after her wigtastic court appearance! But is she really off the rails -- you've gotta hear the new info we uncovered. Plus, war on the Jersey shore ... Snooki and Governor Chris Christie went…