The parents of Amanda Bynes are in the dark about their daughter's arrest and have no idea where she is or what she's been doing since her conservatorship ended.
Bynes' father Rick said he and his wife learned about Amanda's arrest from the media ... they weren't the ones who bailed her out. Rick repeatedly said, "We don't know," when asked about Amanda.
It's interesting … Rick said he thought his daughter might be in New York, but TMZ has learned she's staying in the Hollywood area right now.
As TMZ first reported, Amanda moved out of her parents' house once the conservatorship ended earlier this month … but many people close to Amanda feel it was a terrible mistake not to extend it.
We're told Amanda is smoking a lot of weed and is off her anti-psychotic meds for Schizophrenia and bipolarity.
We're also told she was busted for DUI because she was under the influence of Adderall.
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.
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.
Keyshia Cole's Mother
I Want a Piece
of Birdman, Too!
9/29/2014 6:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The apple doesn't fall far from the tree ... when we asked Keyshia Cole's mother what she thinks of Birdman ... she was ready to go to blows.
As TMZ first reported, Cole was arrested last week for allegedly attacking a woman partying in Birdman's condo. Cole and Birdman are reportedly dating ... so you get why she was upset -- though the alleged victim claims nothing happened with her and Birdman.
At Cole's album release party Sunday night, Keyshia's mom clicked into Protective Mother mode.
Side note: Frankie seems like a TON of fun.
'Walk the Line' Director
Wife Pulls Long Black Veil Over Marriage
9/29/2014 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
James Mangold might wanna bust out some Johnny Cash ... the "Walk the Line" director's marriage just fell into a ring of fire -- his wife has filed for divorce.
Catherine Konrad filed the docs earlier this month in L.A. ... citing irreconcilable differences, and requesting joint legal and physical custody of their children -- 2 boys ages 9 and 6. According to the papers, obtained by TMZ, she's also asking for spousal support.
During James and Catherine's 15-years of marriage he racked up some impressive directing credits -- including 'WtL,' "The Wolverine," and "Girl, Interrupted."
He's also responsible for the Tom Cruise/Cameron Diaz bomb, "Knight and Day" -- but Catherine does NOT hold that against him in her divorce docs.
Snoop Dogg's Son
Beats #1 Football Team in Country
Dogfather Cheers From Stands
9/27/2014 12:23 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Snoop Dogg was a "proud papa" last night ... as his high school football superstar son helped his squad beat the #1 team in the county -- with Cordell making a few nice catches along the way.
Snoop hung out in the stands -- and in the broadcast booth -- as Bishop Gorman upset #1 ranked St. John Bosco 34-31.
As we've previously reported, Cordell is one of the best receivers in the country -- though he hasn't decided where he's gonna play college ball yet.
After the game, Snoop said he hopes C.B. picks USC ... but will ultimately support him wherever he goes.
Meantime, check out the highlights below ... and then listen to Snoop try to explain why he thinks he was BETTER than his superstar kid back when he was a pup.
50 Cent's Son
I'M TEAM MAYWEATHER NOW
9/27/2014 8:48 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
This one's gotta hurt ... 50 Cent's estranged son Marquise has a new father figure in his life -- and it happens to be his biological dad's worst enemy.
Marquise posted a photo to his Facebook page .... hangin' with FLOYD MAYWEATHER!!
Unless you've been living under a rock, you know 50 and Floyd hate each other's guts ... so for Marquise to post this pic -- clearly, he's trying to get under his father's skin.
50 and Marquise have a complicated relationship -- 50 hates Marquise's mother ... and hasn't really been a part of Marquise's life ... something Marquise admits he's very upset about.
Now, it seems like things have gone to "Hook" levels -- with a public war for Marquise's affection.
So far, 50 has yet to post anything about it on his Instagram ... but we're guessing it's only a matter of time.
Is My Sister a Diva?
Gee, Let Me Think ...
9/26/2014 10:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Ariana Grande's brother is pretty sure she's not the horrible diva everyone's accusing her of being ... just give him a little while to remember.
Frankie Grande was out at Eleven Bar & Nightclub to celebrate the "Big Brother" finale when we hit him up for the scoop on his super popular sister ... who is being called out left and right lately for her allegedly being very difficult.
You'd think Frankie would've shot down that question immediately when it was posed to him -- but watch the video. What's with the delay tactics and pregnant pauses, bro?
Drama ... it's in the genes.
Clueless on Tax Filings ...
Mi Familia Screwed It Up
9/26/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Marc Sorrentino's attorney tells us Sitch's bro is laying blame on their accountant ... telling us the guy has disappeared and hinting he's talking to the feds. He also says the unnamed accountant's staff "knows every word that comes out of his mouth is a lie."
Sounds like it's rolling downhill.
The Situation was kept in the dark on his finances ... letting his brother handle all the cash that was pouring in -- at least that's part of the defense Sitch will use in his tax fraud case.
Sources close to the ex "Jersey Shore" star tell us Marc Sorrentino took control of all of his bro's business dealings, including; negotiating deals, collecting cash, and filing paperwork ... including taxes.
We're told the Situation is definitely guilty of not paying close enough attention to where his money was was going ... and fully trusting Marc. One source close to Sitch tells us Mike never discussed money with his accountants ... and hasn't seen anyone from the accounting firm other than the day he became a client.
As we previously reported ... Mike and his brother were charged with tax fraud after allegedly cheating the IRS on over $8.9 million in income.
So, Sitch has a dilemma -- we're told he doesn't want to throw him to the IRS wolves ... but he's also not interested in going to prison for something he feels he didn't do.
Blood may be thicker than water, but tanning lotion? Stay tuned ...
Indicted For Tax Fraud
9/24/2014 9:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
11:48 A.M. PDT -- Mike and Marc Sorrentino just walked out of court ... both were released on $250K bond. Their lawyers say the brothers are not guilty. They'll be arraigned Oct. 6th.
The Situation has just been charged with the crime of tax evasion in New Jersey ... TMZ has learned.
According to the indictment ... obtained by TMZ ... the U.S. Attorney in NJ claims Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino did not pay his full tax bill on $8.9 million in earnings. In fact, prosecutors claim he intentionally filed fraudulent returns in order to make it appear he was square with the IRS.
The Situation's brother, Marc, was also charged with conspiracy to commit tax fraud.
Both the Situation and his brother are expected to surrender to federal authorities Wednesday. Sitch is facing a maximum sentence of TWELVE years in the federal pen.
He posted this on Instagram 30 minutes ago: "to be old and wise you must first be young and dumb."
Disney Star Tiffany Thornton
Reconciles with Husband
After Child Abduction Drama
9/20/2014 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Disney star Tiffany Thornton is back with the man she feared so much she fled into the dark of night with her kids ... TMZ has learned.
We're told Thornton and her hubby, Chris Carney, have reconciled ... moving into Chris' parents' house in Hot Springs, Arkansas, where his mom is the mayor.
We broke the story ... Chris filed a child stealing report with police back in May ... claiming Thornton had abducted their 2 young sons. Turned out ... Thornton fled to get away from her husband who went on violent drunken binges. It was so bad Chris' mom helped her escape.
So Chris has pledged to stop drinking and Tiffany is back -- though we're told she made him take a drug and alcohol test first.
We're also told Tiffany and Chris are getting counseling, so maybe things will work out.
More Fries for Me
9/19/2014 3:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Now that Mama June's given him the ole heave ho, Sugar Bear slipped off his ring and sought the comfort of an old friend today in Georgia.
Suge was outside the 'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo' family home sans wedding ring, but he did have the male version of bon bons and boxed wine -- a fountain soda and fries from McDonald's ... supersized, of course.
If he's looking for a silver lining -- nobody likes sharing their fries, right?
Bachelorhood has its privileges.
Separates from Sugar Bear
Kicks Him to the Curb
9/19/2014 10:08 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Mama June and Sugar Bear Thompson are done -- separated -- because she's convinced he's been cheating on her ... sources tell TMZ.
We're told Mama June has repeatedly caught Sugar Bear trolling on online dating sites. One of them is plentyoffish.com, in which Sugar Bear -- with the handle Georgiafighter31054 -- says "i love to hunt fish and ride 4wheelers and have a good time. i luve muddy Boggs and love to ride in the mudd."
Mama June has stopped wearing her wedding ring (technically the couple was never married, but they did have a commitment ceremony).
Our sources say Mama June plans on taking the kids and moving out -- once the latest round of filming "Here Comes Boo Boo" is done ... so she can be closer to her relatives. She hasn't fully decided on the move.
We're told the producers of the show are scrambling to try and figure out what's next.
June and Sugar Bear tell TMZ, "Sugar Bear and I have decided to take some time apart to figure out some things in our relationship. We are taking things day by day but regardless of what happens the girls will always be our #1 priority. We want to thank ya'll for your support."