Amanda Bynes is OUT of her manic state ... acting completely "normal" and her family thinks it's nothing short of "mind blowing."
Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ ... Amanda is off all meds, including Adderall, which caused her to get a DUI.
When you speak with Amanda there is no way you would know she's been diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolarity. She is completely lucid.
We're told things have stabilized so much, her parents have given her limited access again to bank accounts. She spends her time reading, doing yoga, meditation and pilates ... all stress reducers which doctors say are important for these mental disorders.
We're also told Amanda's recent trip to USC -- where she'd like to enroll as a psych major -- was all planned by her.
Here's the rub. Doctors have told Amanda's family, people with such mental illnesses sometimes rebound and they can be ok for months, only to relapse again.
The family believes during these stable periods, the best thing is to give Amanda enough freedom to enjoy it.
Where is He?
12/21/2014 12:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Richard Simmons is still MIA ... nearly a year after he was last seen, and there are no signs of XMAS or even life at his home.
His friends are more worried than ever. They haven't heard from or seen him since January 11. He hasn't been to his exercise studio in 6 months.
There are no XMAS decorations at his Hollywood Hills house. Friends are not allowed to visit. A housekeeper seems to stand guard whenever anyone tries to enter.
Simmons' rep told us the exercise guru was depressed over a knee injury and that's why he has gone radio silent, but his friends are convinced it is far more serious. They say Richard was the ultimate caring person who loved interaction, and now there is none whatsoever.
Celebrity Trainer Astrid McGuire
Sheddin' 180 lbs ...
Worth of Husband
12/15/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Astrid McGuire can handle celebrity asses, but she's done with her husband's -- the famed trainer is calling it quits on her marriage.
McGuire filed papers in L.A. last month after ten very healthy -- on her end at least -- years of marriage to husband, Michael Heier McGuire.
Whipping stars like Christina Applegate and Julianne Hough into shape at Barry's Bootcamp has put her in high demand -- and she's modeled since she was 15.
According to the divorce docs ... divvying up of their property will be handled by a written agreement -- so, should be a clean split.
Astrid's clearly taking her best assets with her.
I'm Giving Up Cocaine and Molly
... But Not Weed
12/13/2014 12:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Riff Raff has been touting his cocaine and molly addictions for 4 years ... but now, the rapper tells us he's giving up both FOR GOOD -- even though he'll continue puffing sticky icky.
The "Kokayne" rapper says he decided to get sober a few months ago ... after he got so wasted the night before a celebrity basketball game for charity he couldn't play.
Riff Raff says that's when he realized he had a bad cocaine problem and had to turn his life around.
The 32-year-old says he isn't going into treatment ... he says fitness is the solution: "Whenever I have the urge to do coke or molly, I just pick up weights instead."
He's been sober a few months -- except for weed smoking -- and Raff says he feels great.
Plus, he's gained 40 pounds ... and is looking swole again.
Beloved Dog's Death
Triggered Emotional Crisis
11/14/2014 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The death of Richard Simmons' dog played an important part in the depression that has turned him into a shut-in ... a dog he considered his child.
TMZ broke the story ... Richard hasn't been seen in public for almost 11 months ... and the trigger was a looming knee replacement which shut Richard down professionally and socially.
Sources close to Richard tell us his Dalmatian Hattie died within days of his last public sighting back in January. Richard took the dog with him when he was out and about in L.A. and would often brag about her in his exercise classes.
Richard -- who never had kids of his own -- treated Hattie like a child. Richard had several Dalmatians and Hattie was the last survivor.
Richard had a deep bond with the dog, who was 17 when she died ... and it destroyed him.
The knee was the trigger, but the dog was the emotional tug that contributed to Richard's life paralysis.
DISAPPEARED From Sight
Injury and Depression
11/13/2014 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
2:40 P.M. PST -- Richard just posted a message on his Facebook page:
Something is seriously wrong with Richard Simmons ... he disappeared for almost the entire year ... and we're told there's a physical problem that has led to debilitating depression.
Simmons was last photographed in public January 11th at a charity event. TMZ got video of Richard later that evening, but that's the last time anyone has seen him in public.
Various people who are extremely close to Richard tell TMZ ... he has gone radio silent with them, he does not accept or return phone calls, and he has his housekeeper turn people away when they come to visit him.
Richard has not shown up at his famed studio, Slimmons in Beverly Hills, for months. Simmons was a fixture there, regularly teaching classes. The staff offers no explanation for his prolonged absence.
A source extremely close to Richard -- one of the few people with whom he is in contact -- tells TMZ the fitness guru is in a massive state of depression over a bum knee. He says doctors told Richard he needs a left knee replacement and if he doesn't get one he will never be able to exercise again.
The source says Richard is terrified of the surgery and has put it off all year. He had a right knee replacement 4 years ago and he put off that surgery for nearly a decade ... he was that frightened.
We're told Richard has tried stem cell and red blood platelet therapy -- like Kobe Bryant -- but it failed.
We're told he's paralyzed with fear and depression, which has made him a shut in for 2014.
Other friends and business associates tell TMZ they don't believe this is just a knee problem ... they think it's more serious.
We left a message for Richard, but he did not return our calls.
Still Workin' On My Fitness
... Without Khloe
11/6/2014 11:46 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
His NBA career is likely over ... but Lamar Odom is still working out hard -- possibly preparing his body to reenter the dating pool.
With his estranged wife Khloe Kardashian having moved on to French Montana ... Odom has been spotted working out at an L.A. gym and running along the beach in the last few weeks.
As we previously reported, Lamar has been putting off finalizing the divorce ... but maybe the fact he's tuning up his body is a sign that he's finally ready to rebound.
Fun Fact -- today's Lamar's birthday. Happy 35th!
NFL Star James Harrison
Bangs Out Push Ups
With 300 lb. Man On His Back!!
11/4/2014 9:22 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Age means NOTHING to James Harrison -- especially when it comes to brute strength -- 'cause the Steelers linebacker just knocked out a set of push-ups with a 304 lb. lineman on his back!!
The 36-year-old superstar -- one of the oldest guys in the NFL -- let teammate Maurkice Pouncey sit on his back while he got some chest work in during a gym session early Tuesday morning.
Do the math ... 275 (Harrison's weight) + 304 (Pouncey's weight) = STRONG.
Of course, Harrison came out of retirement to rejoin the Steelers this season and absolutely KILLED IT this weekend ... single-handedly terrorizing Ravens QB Joe Flacco all game long.
Then again, James never really stopped working out ... the guy was pushing serious weight in the Steelers gym even before he officially resigned with the team.
Crushing NFL and NBA Players ...
26.2 Miles at a Time
11/3/2014 2:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Tennis champ Caroline Wozniacki didn't just run her first New York City Marathon over the weekend ... she finished it by shaming some world class male athletes too!
Caroline was greeted at the finish line by her BFF Serena Williams -- and nearly TWO HOURS later ... former New York Giants star Tiki Barber crossed the finish line!
Wozniacki's time was 3:26:33 -- an amazing time for anyone, much less someone running her first marathon. Besides Tiki ... CW also beat NBA players like Dikembe Mutombo, Allan Houston, and Charles Oakley -- who ran on a relay team. Checkout our gallery for shots of all the famous marathoners (and some spectators.)
Yes, it's impressive just to finish -- but it's also cool to have bragging rights. Just ask Caroline.
I Slacked Off With Khloe
But Now I've Got Some Serious Abs
10/25/2014 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
French Montana admits he packed on a few lbs while he was dating Khloe Kardashian ... but now that they're history, he's transformed his oversized gut into rock-hard abs.
French saw Khloe turn into a fitness machine after their breakup in early September, and he followed suit ... hitting the weights with producer Mally Mall at CrossFit in Sherman Oaks.
We're told Khloe's appearance in workout videos and her obvious weight loss the last couple months has been French's inspiration.
Another motivation ... French also has a new album set to drop in December.
Rob Kardashian, your move.
'Full House' Stars
Yoga Reunion in Vancouver
10/19/2014 8:59 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kimmy Gibbler is gonna be jealous ... 'cause her best bud DJ ditched her to hit up a yoga class with Aunt Becky.
Candace Cameron Bure and Lori Laughlin were photographed in Vancouver outside a yoga class Saturday -- probably just catching up on their relationships with Steve and Jesse.
Also spotted ... Uncle Joey nearby with Mr. Woodchuck, Danny at home cleaning and Michelle just being cute somewhere.
Yes, we miss "Full House."
For Ebola Scare
... But Would You Still?
10/17/2014 7:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Two strippers won't be hitting up the champagne room for the next 21 days because they're in Ebola quarantine ... but once they get out, would you still let them rub their junk on your lap?
Texas flop jockeys Axl Goode and Taylor Cole say they sat 3-feet from Ebola patient, nurse Amber Vinson -- during a flight from Cleveland to Dallas on Monday -- so they called the CDC.
The buffed out strippers were on hold for 81 minutes before they finally got an official on the line. After that, they were placed on a 21 day voluntary quarantine.
So, sometime next month Goode and Cole will be back on their grind. But we gotta ask ...
Golf Legend Gary Player
5,200 Sit-Ups Per Week
... At 78-Years-Old!!!
10/7/2014 6:59 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
He's 78-years-old ... but golf legend Gary Player tells TMZ Sports he still knocks out 5,200 sit-ups every single week!!!!!!!!
This is no joke.
The South African stallion was making his way through NYC Monday when he told us about his incredible fitness regimen ... a regimen that landed him on the cover of ESPN's Body Issue in 2013.
And it's clear from the video ... even as he's pushing 80, Player has no intention of slowing down anytime soon.
Soooo ... what's your excuse?