Amanda Bynes can't get the help she needs until something really bad happens ... because her parents will not re-establish a conservatorship ... TMZ has learned.
Multiple sources connected with the family tell TMZ ... Amanda's parents do NOT think she has a mental illness. As one source put it, "They think she's a bratty kid who thumbs her nose at them and smokes a lot of pot."
We're told everyone around her parents are urging them to get the conservatorship, but so far no luck. That said, it's impossible to put Amanda on a 5150 psychiatric hold until she creates a substantial risk to herself or others.
We're also told various professionals are trigger ready to get the 5150 if Amanda goes off the rails, and they believe it's only a matter of time.
NAILED For $10 MIL
in 'NCIS' Death Lawsuit
9/30/2014 5:19 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The family of a security guard who was killed on the set of "NCIS" just won a $10.4 million judgment against CBS ... TMZ has learned.
A CBS production van that was transporting "NCIS" crew members crashed into 52-year old security guard Julio Villamariona after the driver had a medical emergency and lost control. The guard died in an ambulance en route to the hospital.
CBS admitted during the lawsuit the driver had a medical condition it should have known about, so the trial was really about the amount of damages the family would collect.
Tuesday afternoon a jury decided ... and gave Julio's widow and 3 adult children a total of $10.4 million.
The family's lawyer, Brian Panish, says, "I am so proud of the surviving family members and the jury for standing up to a powerful entity like CBS."
Dodging Miranda Kerr in Paris!
9/30/2014 3:13 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber just left a big fashion party in Paris that was filled with celebs ... and we're told the Biebs made sure he didn't cross paths with the modern version of Helen of Troy -- Miranda Kerr!
Justin hit up the CR Fashion Book Party and mingled with Kim Kardashian, Kendall, Kris, Paris Hilton and Selena Gomez. Our spies say Justin was gushing about Selena, telling people how beautiful she is and how they're really tight now. So the whole champagne dinner with Kendall was innocent.
But our spies say Justin very consciously stayed clear of Miranda Kerr, who triggered the war between Justin and ex-hubby Orlando Bloom.
Machine Gun Kelly
Thanks, Judge ...
For Hiding My Boozy Past
9/30/2014 2:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Machine Gun Kelly parties HARD ... but his legendary tales of getting wasted can't be used against him when he goes to court for allegedly slicing open a guy's finger during a nasty bar brawl.
Kelly's being sued by a bouncer who claims the rapper nearly took his digit off cleanly ... when he fired a liquor bottle at him during a massive fight at a St. Petersburg, FL tavern in 2012.
In new court docs, MGK says his drug-and-booze fueled past should be excluded from the trial because it would taint the jury by making him look like an out-of-control party animal.
A judge agreed ... ruling the jury can only hear about any drinking connected to the bottle that was allegedly thrown the night of the fight. So, jurors will never get to see a "Rager Shot" in progress. Sad.
We Sold Wedding Pics to Highest Bidder ...
9/30/2014 10:16 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
George Clooney put his wedding pics on the auction block and a tabloid was one of the winners ... but the money is ALL going to charities that he fiercely supports ... TMZ has learned.
George's wedding pics have been sold to People and the British tabloid Hello! Sources familiar with the sales tell us it was strictly an issue of which mag anted up the most. People won the North America market and Hello! conquered Europe.
Our sources say ... the money will be going to several human rights charities. We're told the lion's share is earmarked for the Satellite Sentinel Project -- a charity that monitors the movements of militant gangs in the Sudan ... in order to warn civilians. Clooney is a co-founder of the group, which launched in 2010.
As one source connected to Clooney tells TMZ ... "Every photo in both magazines will be saving a life."
My Days in the Cloud
9/30/2014 11:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Meagan Good isn't ashamed of the photos of her that got leaked as part of the celebrity nude photo hacking scandal, but she and her husband agree ... no more cloud for them!
Good and her husband DeVon Franklin were out Monday night at Couture in Hollywood where the couple said they are taking the scandal in stride ... at least we think that's what Franklin meant when he quoted the Bible.
Franklin said they are keeping any future private moments out of the cloud ... which is interesting because when we asked Megan about the scandal before her photos leaked, she said she didn't keep any photos there anyway.
Guess we know which of the two got hacked ...
BUSTED FOR DUI
9/30/2014 8:23 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Michael Phelps was arrested for driving under the influence in Baltimore, Maryland early this morning ... TMZ Sports has learned.
Our sources tell us ... the USA Olympic legend was pulled over around 1:40 AM in his white Land Rover. We're told he bombed his field sobriety test ... and his B.A.C. was almost twice the legal limit.
Officials just issued a statement saying Phelps was initially pulled over for going 84 in a 45 ... and during the stop, the officer noticed he was hammered.
Our sources say Phelps was hauled to a nearby station where he was booked for DUI -- and was eventually released.
Cops say Phelps was charged with DUI, excessive speeding and crossing double lane lines.
We've made multiple calls to Michael's reps -- but they would not take our calls.
1:00 PM PT -- Michael is now apologizing for the arrest.
Phelps 'Made Dumb Decision'
... Should've Had a Driver
9/30/2014 9:26 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Ryan Lochte says he doesn't understand why Michael Phelps didn't just hire a driver to take him home early Tuesday morning ... telling TMZ Sports his decision to get behind the wheel after allegedly drinking was just plain dumb.
We reached out to Phelps' Team USA swimming teammate and asked if he was concerned for the Olympic legend ... to which Lochte replied, "I'm not concerned ... he just makes dumb decisions."
Lochte continued, "He has so much money to get a driver. I even have a driver. Just stinks for the sport of swimming."
"But he will become smarter from this. Luckily he did not hurt himself or someone else."
TMZ Sports broke the story ... Phelps was arrested early Tuesday morning for DUI ... his second DUI arrest in the past 10 years.
Huge Muslim Org.
Offers Sensitivity Training to NFL
... After Prayer Penalty
9/30/2014 8:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The largest Muslim organization in North America says it's offering "sensitivity training" to the NFL after a Muslim player was penalized for striking a Muslim prayer pose during Monday Night Football.
TMZ Sports spoke with a rep for Islamic Society of North America who tells us they were shocked when Kansas City Chiefs player Husain Abdullah was flagged after dropping to his knees following a pick 6 in the 4th quarter.
The NFL has since issued a statement admitting the ref botched the call -- and ISNA says it "appreciates the NFL in backtracking and making the right call."
ISNA says it originally believed the penalty was a "double standard" -- especially with Tim Tebow's famous kneeling celebration in the past going unflagged.
"Husain is a big hero in the Muslim American community ... we thought it was unfortunate."
But ISNA says they want to work WITH the NFL to make sure it doesn't happen again -- saying, "We are happy to educate the NFL with competency or sensitivity training."
As for Husain, the ISNA says it's very proud of the 29-year-old ... adding, "It's good to see a Muslim American player have success in the NFL."
Driving Under the Influence of ADDERALL
9/30/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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.
Chris Brown's Shoving 'Victim'
Face-Grabbing Fan Says
I Was Just Showing Drunk Love!
9/30/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The woman who grabbed Chris Brown in a nightclub and got checked by the singer says she was just trying to show him some love ... even though she looks pretty damn ominous in the video.
The woman -- Mandee -- admits to us ... she was wasted after Chris' performance at the Houston club. She claims 5 drinks and some shots, which definitely qualifies as wasted.
She also admits it's understandable that Chris -- who was turned the other way when she grabbed him -- was simply reacting to her unwanted face grab when he pushed her ... but feels he went too far.
Mandee says she's considering legal action, telling us, "I wasn’t trying to hurt him, I was just a drunk fan."
Good luck with that.