Amanda Bynes was under the influence of Adderall when she was arrested for DUI ... sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ ... but her problems go much deeper than a criminal case.
We've learned the Adderall was prescribed by a doctor and she had taken the drug before getting stopped in Van Nuys Sunday and failing multiple field sobriety tests. She was arrested for DUI.
Adderall is a stimulant and we're told Amanda was "out of it" when she was stopped.
Fact is ... it's no defense to DUI that the drug in question was prescribed -- it's still operating a vehicle while impaired. But Amanda now faces a probation violation -- she's on probation for reckless driving -- and the fact that the drug was prescribed may help her there.
The deeper problem is this ... As TMZ first reported, Amanda has moved out of her parents house and is now living in Orange County. We're told she's smoking a lot of weed and is off her anti-psychotic meds for Schizophrenia and bipolarity.
Amanda's conservatorship ended earlier this month and we're told her parents saw no need to extend it because they believe she's better now, but everyone else in her life feels it was a horrible mistake to let the conservatorship lapse and they fear for Amanda.
My Ex-Friend Is an Ungrateful Bastard ...
Who Ruined My Hummer!
9/30/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Jermaine Dupri lavished his friend with a free place to live, a free car, free studio time and several other gifts ... and the guy repaid him by trashing his hummer and then having the audacity to sue him.
Dupri says Taddrick Mingo is a leach who did nothing but take, take take:
-- free recording studio time
-- 4 years free rent in a 2 bedroom condo
-- use of Dupri's Hummer
-- free computer
-- referrals so Mingo could get studio work
Jermaine says Mingo then turned around and sued him ... claiming he worked as Dupri's assistant but never got paid.
So now Dupri has fired back with his own lawsuit, claiming Mingo was NEVER his assistant. And Jermaine wants money for the financial beating he took when he sold the whip at a loss.
As for why Dupri showered Mingo with gifts over a period of years ... he never says.
Dirty Birds Terrorizing Ex-Girlfriend
9/30/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Heidi Fleiss turned her birds loose on her ex-girlfriend's house in a way that would have made Alfred Hitchcock gasp.
Heidi -- who was famously the Hollywood madam of choice for Charlie Sheen and a bunch of other celebs -- hooked up with Judy Bailey-Savage and lived with her at her home in Temecula, CA.
Judy claims Heidi's pet parrots destroyed the house by ripping wood and drywall from the walls and eating the doors and hinges of kitchen and bathroom cabinets. They also pooped like CRAZY.
And this is the best part ... Judy claims in legal docs, "I am unable to enter the residence to have a contractor give me an estimate because I am attacked by birds. I have been bitten on several occasions."
And to add insult to injury ... Judy claims she caught Heidi stealing plants from her medical marijuana garden in the middle of the night.
Judy scored a restraining order keeping Heidi 100 yards at bay for the next 2 years.
Problem is ... the restraining order is NOT for the birds.
Goodie Mob Rapper Khujo
Bank Wants Me Out Of My House
And My Four Kids Too
9/30/2014 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Goodie Mob rapper Khujo, his wife, and 4 sons are on the verge of homelessness ... after the bank filed papers to foreclose on his Georgia house.
According to the docs ... the bank claims Khujo's missed 3 mortgage payments in a row and remains on the hook for more than $200K ... so now they're looking to take it back.
Khujo filed for bankruptcy 2 years ago, claiming he had just $300 in cash ... and was drowning in $170K in debt.
He earns just over a grand a month from royalties and the occasional performances ... in addition to disability checks ... he lost a leg in a 2002 car accident.
LeAnn Rimes & Eddie Cibrian
They Called Me Fat Old Bitch, Then 86'd Me
... Claims Housekeeper
9/29/2014 5:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
One of LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian's ex-housekeepers doesn't take kindly to being called a fat old lady, or being fired just for being from El Salvador ... so she's suing the couple.
Gloria Cevallos says things started to go South in the Rimes-Cibrian household when 2 other female employees started beefing with her. According to Gloria's lawsuit, the women called her a vieja gorda (fat old lady) ... and a pinche vieja salvadorena (old Salvadoran bitch).
Gloria cops to being Salvadoran ... not the other stuff.
Cevallos says she overheard Eddie's mom bitching about problems around the house ... and demanding he fire someone over it. She says Eddie's madre eventually showed her la puerta.
We've called Eddie and LeAnn's camp for comment ... so far no word back.
Their ex-maid is suing for back pay, and this is kinda unique ... she also wants "front pay." Basically, she wants them to pay her until she finds another job.
Rich Homie Quan
Father Gunned Down
Hospitalized in Atlanta
9/29/2014 2:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Rich Homie Quan's father got shot multiple times this morning, and the rapper is by his side in an Atlanta hospital ... TMZ has learned.
Quan's dad, Corey Lamar, was in the barber shop he owns this morning when a man ... or men ... came in and attempted to rob the place -- and during the hold up they opened fire ... according to Quan's rep.
We're told Lamar -- who is Quan's manager -- was hit 4 times. He was rushed to a hospital and taken into surgery. We're told he is in critical condition, but expected to survive.
RHQ was at the hospital when his father got out of surgery. Police are investigating the shooting. So far, they know the suspect fled the barber shop in a black Honda.
ARRESTED FOR Driving Under Influence of STIMULANT
Weed Problem Resurfaces
9/29/2014 12:02 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Amanda Bynes was arrested in Los Angeles Sunday after cops determined she was driving under the influence ... and our law enforcement sources say she was on a STIMULANT ... but we're told she has also developed a serious weed problem ... again.
Here's what we know -- Bynes was driving a Mercedes in the San Fernando Valley when she stopped in the middle of an intersection on Van Nuys Blvd.
A CHP officer spotted her and determined she was under the influence. She was taken to the LAPD Van Nuys division where a drug recognition officer determined she was under the influence of a stimulant. Toxicology tests are being performed now to determine the exact drug or drugs.
According to the incident report ... Amanda had a "disheveled" appearance.
Amanda was then booked for DUI. She posted $15,000 bail.
Amanda has had trouble with mental problems for years now. Her parents had a conservatorship which ended earlier this month and as one source says, "Things started going haywire."
We're told Amanda has moved out of her parents home and is now living in an Orange County apartment. We're told she has been smoking weed for weeks and things are bad again.
The arrest triggers a legal problem. Amanda is on probation for a reckless driving conviction last February.
Tracy Morgan Accident
Walmart Blames Him for Not Wearing Seat Belt
9/29/2014 12:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Tracy Morgan has only himself to blame for the horrific injuries he suffered in the accident with a Walmart truck ... because he wasn't wearing a seatbelt ... Walmart is now claiming.
According to new legal docs ... Walmart is laying blame on Tracy for NOT strapping in while riding home in a limo van in NJ back in June. The company says that's what caused most, if not all, of Tracy's injuries.
As for any responsibility falling on the driver of the Walmart tractor trailer -- the company says it can't comment because of the "ongoing investigation." Walmart won't even confirm the driver, Kevin Roper, was an employee.
Tracy sued Walmart for that accident that left him seriously injured, and killed his friend Jimmy Mack.
Taylor Swift Sued
Chauffeurs Can Only Speak to Me Sometimes
9/29/2014 10:34 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Taylor Swift apparently needed a motorcade normally reserved for heads of state ... and she wanted to be treated like one ... this according to a new lawsuit.
Taylor's company made a deal this past June with a chauffeur service to whisk her around NYC. The company made all sorts of demands, including guidelines on when the driver was allowed to talk to Taylor.
But it didn't stop there. Taylor's director of security told the chauffeur service to get 2 additional whips. The service obliged by leasing 2, brand spanking new Chevy Suburban SUVs.
So imagine the chauffeur's dismay when 3 weeks after making the various demands Taylor's people pulled the plug, leaving the limo company holding the bag on the lease.
The chauffeurs are now suing Taylor's company for all sorts of losses.
Her company is radio silent ... it's unclear if they were allowed to speak with her for comment.
'Love and Hip Hop' Star
FBI Raids Las Vegas House
In Criminal Investigation
9/29/2014 8:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Mally Mall's Las Vegas home is currently being raided by the FBI ... TMZ has confirmed.
The "Love and Hip Hop" star is a target in an ongoing criminal investigation, although law enforcement would not be specific. We're told the FBI entered pursuant to a search warrant.
The rapper/producer works with huge stars -- Justin Bieber, Chris Brown and Drake. There's no evidence any of his artists are connected to the investigation.
TMZ has learned ... Mall is not in the house. He's in L.A. shooting "Love and Hip Hop Hollywood."
Suck it Stalker!
You Can't Beat My Security
9/29/2014 7:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kim Kardashian was ready for an encore performance from the dude who almost knocked her to the ground during a Paris Fashion Show event ... the guy tried again and this time he FAILED.
Kim and Kanye West were having dinner at Hotel Costes in Paree at 6:00 PM -- a sign of age, right? -- when her security team eyeballed Vitalii Sediuk ... the guy who tackled her Thursday.
This time Kim and Kanye's beefed up security team jumped into action, surrounding him and keeping him far from his target. By the time they let him go, Kim and Kanye were long gone.
Vitalii is still on the loose ... he didn't commit a crime so there was nothing that could be done to him. As we first reported he wasn't arrested by Paris police after the fashion show attack, because cops say it was a stupid, nothing offense and they had better things to do.
We spoke with Vitalii ... and Sediuk claims he never had any contact with Kim's security.
Mom Secretly Asks Shrink
Save Him From Gangs
9/29/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Chris Brown's girlfriend and family are secretly and desperately trying to get Chris away from gangs ... and they've even contacted his therapist to put the heat on the singer ... TMZ has learned.
Multiple sources tell us ... Chris' mom and Karrueche are so worried ... they approached the therapist because they're deeply concerned Chris is not only compromising his safety by promoting gangs, he's also ruining his career.
TMZ broke the story ... the LAPD has already gone to L.A. clubs, trying to convince owners to ban Chris and his entourage because wherever they go ... violence follows.
Chris' family thinks he does not understand the implications of associating himself with the Bloods. He thinks it's "cool," but the family is worried he's in real danger and he doesn't have a clue.
We're told they literally think Chris' life is on the line.
Katharine McPhee Divorce
You're Still My ATM
... Says Ex
9/29/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Katharine McPhee's about to score a huge paycheck ... but she probably shouldn't blow it on a new Maserati ... because her soon-to-be-ex Nick Cokas gets half.
Columbia/Epic Records still owes Kat $700K according to court docs ... and she concedes it's community property -- meaning Nick gets half.
As we've reported ... the divorce is bitter ... Nick's accusing Katharine of banging "Smash" director Michael Morris and then lying about it. It really doesn't legally matter, but he's pissed.
And here's the REALLY awkward part ... we're told Kat and Nick are still joined at the hip ... he's still her manager ... and it will stay that way until his contract with her ends sometime next year.