Amanda Bynes is a tough nut to crack... focusing on her makeup smack in the middle of the happiest place on Earth.
Amanda is still at Disneyland ... where apparently she chose mascara over the Matterhorn.
Amanda's parents were along for the ride, keeping a watchful eye on their daughter.
Disneyland's not far from the Orange County campus of the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, where she'll be attending fashion design classes
Look closely ... Amanda's not strapped in -- she's clearly had enough of that.
Chris Brown/Frank Ocean Brawl
Frank's Ass Was About to Be Beaten
12/10/2013 10:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Frank Ocean's cousin has a simple confession -- he did indeed go on the attack against Chris Brown and his entourage at a recording studio back in January ... but he did it to protect his flesh and blood.
The cousin -- Sha'keir Duarte -- is embroiled in a lawsuit with Brown, with each suing the other over the fight.
In new legal docs -- obtained by TMZ -- Durate confesses he used force, but insists it was reasonable and necessary in defense of himself and Frank. Duarte says a guy named Hood -- allegedly part of Brown's posse -- was on the attack and had to be stopped.
Duarte is suing Brown for more than $3 mil.
A Lot Of Pregnancy Questions
12/9/2013 4:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Check out the pics above ... and then the Clooney pic from early last month.
So we gotta ask ...
Paris Hilton to LiLo
'No One F***s With My Family and Gets Away With It'
12/7/2013 8:25 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Paris Hilton has a message for Lindsay Lohan -- and the guy who allegedly put Paris' younger brother in the hospital this week after beating him down -- WATCH YOUR BACK!!!!
Barron Hilton posted a photo of his jacked up face on Instagram Saturday -- showing the aftermath of his brawl with a guy he claims punched the crap out of him at LiLo's request ... and it fired Paris up.
Paris commented on the pic saying, "They both will pay for what they did. No one f***s with my family and gets away with it!!"
And she even added TWO hot-head emoticons to show she means business.
For what it's worth -- Lindsay and her dad deny she had anything to do with the incident ... even though there's video telling a different story.
The not-so simple life.
J.Lo to Marc Anthony
You Can Have Your Name Back
... I'm Cool with Mine
12/6/2013 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Jennifer Lopez only wants one thing out of her divorce from Marc Anthony -- which is still going more than 18 months later -- and that's ... her old name.
J.Lo just filed her legal response to Marc's petition, and according to the docs her legal name is still Jennifer Muniz ... which is Marc's real last name.
Marc and Jennifer's petitions are identical on custody issues -- both are asking for joint legal and physical custody of their twins -- but in her docs, J.Lo requests the court restore her former name -- Jennifer Lopez.
J & M got married in 2004, officially separated in 2011, and Marc filed for divorce in April, 2012.
So, why did J.Lo drag her feet on filing a response? Our guess ... celebs just operate on a different schedule than the rest of us.
Or she was actually pondering a switch to J.Mu.
Fit to Walk the Dog
After Leaving Rehab
12/5/2013 1:35 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Amanda Bynes is coherent and accepting compliments from the paparazzi again ... and sounds better than she has in more than a year.
Bynes took the family dogs for a walk with her parents today ... after she was sprung from a Malibu rehab facility earlier this week. She'd been getting treatment there for mental illness since September.
We asked Amanda all sorts of questions ... but there was only one topic she really wanted to discuss. Check out the video.
Worth noting: the dog Bynes almost torched in a driveway fire in July ... was not on the walk.
Home for the Holidays
After Release from Treatment Center
12/5/2013 4:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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.