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Amanda Bynes


On 5150 Hold

7/23/2013 11:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

8:35 AM PT
-- TMZ just spoke to the woman whose driveway Amanda built the fire on, and she tells us, she had no idea what was going on until cops knocked on her front door. She says cops asked her, "Do you know anyone by the name of Amanda Bynes, or why she would have some vendetta against you?" She said no ... not surprising because the woman is elderly.

Cops then described to her that there was a young lady in her driveway, who had lit a fire and was carrying a little red gas tank. The homeowner says cops told her Amanda had burned part of her clothing.

Amanda Bynes
is currently hospitalized on a 5150 hold ... after starting a small fire in the driveway of some random person's house Monday night, TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us, the fire department responded to the home in Thousand Oaks, CA around 9 PM -- near where Amanda was just accused of trespassing -- after someone noticed the small blaze in the driveway. The sheriff's department was subsequently called when Amanda was found standing near the campfire.

When sheriff's deputies arrived, they questioned Amanda about what she was doing, and why she was doing it -- and based on her answers, they determined she needed to be hospitalized on a 5150 hold. Translation: her answers were really wacky.

A 5150 hold is an involuntary hospitalization for mental evaluation. Amanda can only be held for 72 hours though.

Britney Spears was famously taken in on a 5150 in 2008 during her pre-conservatorship period.

And just to give you an idea of what Amanda looked like yesterday, these photos were taken at Bloomingdales in Santa Monica just hours before the hospitalization ... around 5 PM.

Story developing ...



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SAD .. Where Is This Girl's Family??? She Needs Help ASAP!

465 days ago


SERIOUSLY!! WTF is wrong with this girl?? And does she not have family to help get her straight??

465 days ago


Someone's enabling her or whatev's.

465 days ago


Finally! I don't know why she wasn't hospitalized on a 5150 before this. I hope they can treat her.

465 days ago


If Amanda is not just acting all crazy because of drugs like punk rocker Courtney Love she might be the next Francis Farmer.

Francis was an actress who made it big in Hollywood and then ended up spending half her life in an insane asylum.

Some of these child stars like Amanda just flat out self destruct. They can't handle being adults or something.

Kurt Cobain from "Nirvana" even did a song about Frances Farmer ...

465 days ago

Shaken not stirred    

Well, at least she is safe from herself, for now. Sad state of affairs....

465 days ago


Hope the wigs ok

465 days ago


ill just leave this here.

465 days ago

Shaken not stirred    

Well, at least she is safe from herself, for now. Sad state of affairs....

465 days ago


Yeah, . . . lighting fires in the driveway rarely works out well, . . . especially if it's your neighbor's driveway!!!

465 days ago


about F'ING time!!!

465 days ago


I WISH that girl would've tried this at my house I would've beat the **** out of her...

465 days ago


wow remember her from drake and josh then her own show, big fat liar, so sad i do hope she gets the help she needs and can return to life as a normal person wow where is her family why does t have to reach to tht i think an i have said before hollywood has a way of affecting ppl once u are star but when the gigs arent coming on for u to act anymore then wht are u to do but fall in a deep depression but whtever the cause i do hope she gets the help she needs

465 days ago


i cant believe i just saw the new prince baby the day after it was born with its mother and father. in tmz world i dot understand why kanye and kim couldnt do this as their baby was born june 15th

what a world we live in

465 days ago


As I have said all along, this is a sick woman. Yes she smokes pot but she is attempting to shut up the voices. If shrinks let her go again, this is going to end badly. Hell it could end badly anyway. Very sad. Praying for Amanda and her parents.

465 days ago
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