Amanda Bynes has been sprung from the Malibu rehab facility where she'd been getting inpatient treatment for her mental illness.
As TMZ first reported ... Amanda's meds and counseling had stabilized her condition -- bipolar disorder and schizophrenia -- to the point where doctors felt she could be released to her mother's supervision.
According to the attorney for Amanda's mom -- the actress is now at her mother's house, and will still be receiving outpatient treatment.
Bynes had been at The Canyon treatment center since September ... following her stay at UCLA psych ward.
Amanda still has to deal with a DUI charge. As we told you, a judge has ruled her competent to stand trial ... though a plea bargain seems likely.
Me and My Hubby Want Kids
... and I Want Some POWER!!
12/5/2013 12:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Sam Champion is leaving ABC's "Good Morning America" partly because he and his hubby want to start a family and partly because of his thirst to become a honcho ... ABC sources tell TMZ.
Our sources ... who are extremely familiar with the situation ... say Sam has been chronically unhappy at GMA. We're told he wanted his own show -- badly-- but ABC execs weren't biting.
So, Sam jumped to the Weather Channel (which is co-owned by NBC), where he will anchor the network's new flagship morning show and also serve as managing editor.
Our sources say Sam wanted to be the one who replaced Larry King at CNN and he was shocked when he wasn't tapped. As one source put it, "Sam loves power, and becoming managing editor (of the Weather Channel) gives him that."
Oh, by the way, our NBC sources say Al Roker -- NOT a Sam fan -- is "pissed" his Weather Channel show will be Sam's lead-in.
Another reason Sam bailed from GMA is that he and his husband want kids and the hubby refuses to leave Florida (GMA is in NYC).
We're told Sam will be spending about half his time in Miami so the kids will know his face in person and not just on the tube. As for moolah, we're told its a lateral move. Our sources say Sam was pulling in around $2.5 mil at GMA and he'll be making around the same at the Weather Channel.
$2.5 mil for weather ... now THAT'S making it rain!!!
Paul Walker's Father
'Fast & Furious' Was Just a Role...
My Son Was NO Street Racer
12/4/2013 5:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Paul Walker would NOT have been cool with Roger Rodas pushing the Porsche Carrerra GT to dangerous speeds the day they died ... that according to Paul's father.
Paul Walker Sr. says he's heard all the rumors about his son being into street racing -- but insists that's simply not true, because ... "He did not ever want to hurt anybody."
In the clip, Paul Sr. does admit his son loved going fast in cars, but only under specific conditions .. which he describes.
As for what went wrong Saturday afternoon? Paul's dad sounds as puzzled as the rest of us at this point.
You're a Deadbeat
... Baby Mama Alleges
12/4/2013 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Beyonce's father is a DEADBEAT DAD ... at least according to the mother of his 3-year-old son who claims Mathew Knowles has stiffed her out of $24k in child support, TMZ has learned.
According to California State records obtained by TMZ, Mathew missed TWO of the $12k monthly payments he's been ordered to pay to Alexsandra Wright.
Sources close to Wright says she's in a financial bind and needs the cash asap -- we're told she's even had to pull her son from school because she can't afford to pay for it.
As we've reported ... the legal battles between Knowles and Wright have been ugly. She claims Knowles sent a threatening email to her in 2011 ... warning "there's a price to pay" for hurting his family.
We reached out to Mathew for comment -- so far, no word back.
Brutal Girl on Girl Beat Down [Video]
12/4/2013 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Nothing new in West Virginia -- just a couple of cousin/sisters beating the bejesus out of each other on a front lawn, while the rest of the family cheers them on ... and TMZ has the footage.
The brawlers are both stars on the TLC show "Gypsy Sisters" (which airs it's season 2 premiere on Thursday) and features a woman named Nettie beating the living crap out of a woman named Kayla.
It's unclear what they were fighting over ... but who cares -- it's got punches, slaps, hair pulling, humiliating face squeezing ... and some serious smack talk.
Shockingly, the police were not involved ... and the family insists violence is just how they work out their problems.
Accepts Olive Branch from Daddy
Thanks for the Wheels
12/3/2013 7:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Miley Cyrus ain’t exactly Hell’s Angels material … but she looked like a bad ass biker chick cruising through the mean streets of suburban Toluca Lake, CA on her sweet 3-wheel motorcycle.
As we reported ... the motorized tricycle was a gift from daddy ... Billy Ray dropped $24K on a 2013 Can Am Spyder with a customized paint job -- it's decorated with tiny M.C.'s all over it.
You can tell Miley wasn't exactly tearing up the streets -- the Spyder is no crotch rocket after all -- because the windshield is still splatter-free of bugs.
Fans Kicked Out of Crash Site
For Private Family Memorial
12/2/2013 8:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
10:45 PM PT -- Vin Diesel just spoke to fans at the crash site. Right after the private memorial ended, fans were allowed back to the area ... and Walker's co-star and friend got on a patrol car loudspeaker to say, "Thank you for coming down here and showing that angel up in heaven how much you appreciated him."
Cops just cleared Paul Walker's fans and all media from the crash site ... in order to prepare for a private family memorial ... TMZ has learned.
Thousands of Walker's fans have been gathering on the site since Saturday afternoon to pay their respects -- but moments ago sheriff's deputies dispersed the crowd ... as well as all reporters and photographers.
A source close to Paul and Roger Rodas tells us the families just wanted some private time to mourn while visiting the site of the tragedy.
According to law enforcement sources ... a production company also obtained a permit to film in the area tonight. Unclear at this point what is being shot or by whom.
Paul Walker's Dad
The Whole Family's Struggling
12/2/2013 12:38 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Paul Walker's father Paul Walker Sr. could barely keep himself together today in L.A., claiming the entire Walker family has been struggling to cope with the actor's sudden death.
Paul addressed the media outside his home, saying he's never experienced anything like this in his life. "It's hard ... every now and then I'll really break down."
And the rest of the Walker family isn't any better -- Paul's dad says the actor's 15-year-old daughter Meadow has been taking it really hard, but thankfully ... she's surrounded by family and friends who love her.
The whole video is pretty emotional and hard to watch, but it's worth it in the end -- Paul's dad tells everyone how Paul would want to be remembered ... and it's a beautiful image.
Reps Shut Down Fake Daughter Site
12/1/2013 11:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Paul Walker's daughter does NOT have a public social media page ... and his reps have already shut down one site run by an impostor.
Multiple news outlets posted stories Sunday morning saying Paul's 15-year-old Meadow Walker -- pictured above with her dad back in June -- paid tribute the actor on her Facebook page after the crash ... only problem, it's run by a fake.
We're told Paul's people instantly sprung into action when they discovered the BS page ... and contacted Facebook to have it removed ... which they did.
Kelly Rutherford Custody Battle
I Need A Script ...
To Talk To My Ex
12/1/2013 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Kelly Rutherford's custody battle with her ex-husband is so hateful … they're now under a court order to speak politely to each other, and get this -- in certain situations they're legally required to follow a SCRIPT!
The custody orders -- obtained by TMZ -- spell out precisely what Rutherford and her ex, Daniel Giersch, can and can't say … and how to behave around their 2 young children.
The docs order them to "exchange polite and friendly greetings." And Giersch, who's German, has to speak in English whenever they meet for the hand off. -- so he can't trash her in a foreign language without her knowledge.
If a kid doesn't want to leave one parent ... there's a drill for that, too ... the adults must follow a script that's actually included in the court order:
"Have a great time with [other parent]. I'll talk to you tomorrow," and will say to the other parent, "[Name], please come and help me."
The script thing may sound crazy, but hey, Kelly IS an actress.
My Son Can Kick Your Son's Ass
11/30/2013 11:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Arnold Schwarzennegger's 16-year old son Chris is no longer an adorable little kid ... he's a BEAST who looks very much like he could kick the crap out of you.
Chris Schwarzenegger and his mom Maria Shriver were cruising around Santa Monica over the holiday weekend... and the famous kid has clearly packed on a ton of muscle and TOWERS over his mom.
As you might recall ... Arnold's love child Joseph Baena turned 16 in October and also bears a striking resemblance to his beefed up dad.
So we gotta ask ...
Charlie to Brooke
Pack Your Bags Now
AND GET OUT
11/29/2013 1:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Charlie Sheen is done playing games with Brooke Mueller -- TMZ has learned, his attorney has sent her a letter demanding she move out of the home he bought for her ... RIGHT NOW.
Sources tell TMZ, the letter explains that Charlie is aggressively trying to sell the home -- which he purchased for Brooke so she and their twins could live close to him -- and she needs to pack her bags, stat.
But he doesn't just want her out of the house ... we're told Charlie wants her to move far, far away ... away from him and his other family with Denise Richards.
As we reported, Charlie is putting the home up for sale -- after purchasing it for around $4.8 million -- and is making the new price very attractive in order to sell it fast.
In fact, Charlie is so determined to get Brooke out of his life ... he's telling friends he'd gladly sell the house for a dollar just to get her out of his neighborhood.
Our sources say Brooke's brother Scott -- who's living with her in the gated community as the twins' temporary guardian -- hasn't been notified about any kind of move-out order.
Sources close to Sheen tell us, Charlie believes the letter was the motivating factor behind Brooke's allegations that Denise abused the twins ... Brooke was angry, and that's how she retaliated.
'Basketball Wives' Evelyn Lozada
I'm Having a Baby...
And It's Not Chad's
11/29/2013 8:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"Basketball Wives" star Evelyn Lozada has been keeping a big secret -- she's 6-months pregnant -- and TMZ has learned Chad Johnson is NOT the baby daddy.
Sources close to Lozada tell us ... she's been seeing a guy for almost a year now and the relationship has gotten serious.
We're told ... the pregnancy was planned -- it's not a case of the whoops! And until now only a small number of relatives were privy to the news.
Lozada famously divorced Chad Johnson in Sept. 2012 ... after an explosive domestic dispute ended their 2-month-old marriage.
BTW ... Evelyn already has a 20-year-old daughter, Shaniece ....born when Lozada was 17.