Amanda Bynes's lawyer started without her ... showing up in court at 1:30 PM Friday and making a beeline into the judge's chambers trying to free his client of her parents' conservatorship.
Amanda's parents showed up. Our sources say they will say little if anything. This is Amanda's hearing to convince the judge she's stable enough to live on her own.
Amanda didn't show up on time ... she was otherwise occupied eating watermelon in Hollywood less than an hour before the hearing started in Ventura County.
TMZ broke the story ... Bynes was released Thursday from the psychiatric facility where she had been held for more than two weeks. A judge overruled the doctors and felt she should NOT be held against her will.
But in the hours since her release, Amanda has resumed her bizarre conduct ... wandering the Sunset Strip and throwing a fit when she couldn't get a hotel room ... then unleashing one of her trademark Twitter rants.
We're in court, so stay tuned.
Makes it Rain in Hotel Lobby
10/31/2014 9:38 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Amanda Bynes made it rain on the Sunset Strip Thursday night ... but not at a strip club -- in the middle of a hotel lobby.
Sources tell us Bynes attempted to snag a room at the London hotel as she meandered the streets on the Sunset Strip Thursday, but when she got there she was turned away. Amanda has stayed there before and caused big problems.
We're told Amanda became angry, grabbed a giant wad of cash, and tossed the bills into the air in the direction of the front desk.
As we previously reported ... Bynes plans to go to court today to get control of her life. She's trying to 86 her parents' conservatorship.
Goes on First Post-Hospital Rant
10/31/2014 8:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
It didn't take Amanda Bynes long to launch a new rambling rant ... accusing her father of sexual assault again, and announcing plans to get out of her conservatorship.
Friday morning, Bynes tweeted she plans to go to court today to get control of her life ... and her money. She also said, "The police filed a report against my dad - I am not able to be in the same room with him. He is a sexual predator and he SHOULD BE IN JAIL."
TMZ broke the story ... Bynes was sprung from the psychiatric facility where she had been held for more than two weeks ... and was spotted roaming around Sunset Blvd. on Thursday night.
She concluded her Twitter rant by writing, "So sorry you've been fooled by Sam Lufti and my parents, but they are lying about stealing money from me and i cannot continue to allow them to abuse me any more! Thank You everyone, have a great day :)"
RELEASED From Mental Facility
Roaming Sunset Strip
10/31/2014 12:41 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Amanda Bynes has been released from the psychiatric facility where she's been held for more than 2 weeks and was roaming the Sunset Strip Thursday night ... TMZ has learned.
Sources familiar with Amanda's treatment tell TMZ ... she went before a hearing officer at the psychiatric facility Thursday, asking to be released. Amanda has been on her meds and sounds lucid, even though doctor's say she is seriously mentally ill.
The hearing officer felt Amanda was stable enough that she could NOT be held involuntarily, so he ended the 30-day hold that had been granted last week and Amanda walked out the front door.
Amanda walked down Sunset Blvd., searching for a place to stay. She then went to a diner where she ordered a ton of food which she devoured -- fried chicken, salmon, Caesar salad with guacamole, and a house salad with Italian and ranch. She was chitchatting with the waiter and said she was shy because she had a procedure on her face which required a bandage.
Amanda, who paid with a credit card that did not have her name on it, did not seem "with it," according to the waitress. She would carry on a conversation and then when the waitress walked away, Amanda would mumble to herself.
The waitress tells us ... Amanda complained she lost 20 pounds recently and that's why she was so hungry, but didn't want anyone to see her eat because she'd "look like a fat ass."
We're told Amanda has been looking for a hotel room, but she had been turned down at several places.
Miley Cyrus & Rihanna
AIDS Charity Fashion
They Went Too Am-Far
10/30/2014 6:42 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Katt Williams & Suge Knight
Arrested for Stealing Camera
From Female Pap
10/29/2014 3:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Suge Knight and Katt Williams got busted today for allegedly snatching a camera from a female photographer in Beverly Hills.
The alleged incident went down back on Sept. 5 outside a studio ... according to the L.A. County D.A.
Katt was arrested this morning when he showed up in court for an assault case -- and TMZ obtained Suge's mug shot ... taken after he was nabbed in Las Vegas. They were booked for robbery.
Both men have lengthy rap sheets ... and as a result the D.A.'s Office says Suge could face 30 years to life in state prison -- while Williams could be nailed for up to 7 years.
We shot video of the alleged victim talking to cops right after the run-in.
Vine Star Jerome Jarre
Detained By Cops For Speedo Prank
10/29/2014 9:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Warning to all travelers -- parading around in a Speedo and carrying a 5-foot rubber duckie at 35,000 feet could get you a 3-hour sit down with cops ... which Vine star Jerome Jarre just learned the hard way.
Jarre pulled the prank on a flight to Miami Tuesday ... thinking he'd record a fun video for his 7.5 million followers. It's what Vine stars do. But Jarre says one of the American Airlines flight attendants didn't get the joke ... and called cops to meet him upon landing. We're told Jerome was detained for 3 hours of questioning.
When it was all said and done ... Jarre was released. We're told American Airlines was merely following standard procedure for someone who creates a disturbance. But Jarre has not been banned from AA.
At least he's got a 6-second memory of his stunt.
Upset Honey Boo Boo
Exposed to Child Molester
10/27/2014 1:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Sugar Bear was polite but clear ... he's not happy that Mama June allowed a convicted child molester to get his hands on his daughter.
TMZ posted the pic of June on a staircase with Honey Boo Boo and Mark McDaniel -- the man who molested one of her other children. McDaniel has his hands on Honey Boo Boo's back.
Sugar Bear was measured, but made it clear it was not cool. He's also upset the show was cancelled.
AMA Producers DID Want the Pope
And I Got Proof!
10/27/2014 2:27 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Sinead O'Connor says she's got proof AMA producers wanted her to stand alongside Pope Francis during their upcoming show ... and claims anyone saying otherwise is full of crap!
We broke the story ... an American Music Awards source told us Sinead's recent rant against them was ridiculous -- because they never discussed a Pope appearance. But O'Connor says that's BS.
TMZ obtained emails between Sinead's management team and her record label ... clearly referring to a discussion they had with AMA staff about appearing alongside the Pope.
Sinead's manager claims when he asked who producers were trying to snag for the show ... the record label rep said, "Take a deep breath ... Pope Francis. No joke."
It appears Sinead's position is that the AMAs wanted her essentially for a stunt ... to bring her and the Pope together on the stage, given the backdrop of beef the singer had with the Pontiff.
O’Connor tells TMZ that she believes show producers are just trying to damage her career by labeling her a liar. She feels used.
EXPOSES Honey Boo Boo to Child Molester
10/26/2014 12:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Mama June has not only been lying ... she's been exposing her young daughter to a child molester.
Take a look at this pic -- taken last month. A smiling June sits on a staircase as her 9-year-old daughter, Honey Boo Boo, is touched gently by the hands of a man who forced oral sex on another one of June's children ... who was a year younger than Honey Boo Boo when she was violated.
June lashed out after we posted a pic of Mark McDaniel -- fresh out of prison -- and her in a hotel room, claiming she hadn't seen him since he was released from prison in March.
But then we posted pics of the 2 of them shopping for a house. And then we posted a pic of June buying him a car.
But now ... here is Mark McDaniel, a registered sex offender, making contact with a young girl.
AFI's Davey Havok
Ray Rice Costume Not Clever
... But There's A Way to Save It
10/26/2014 10:32 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Now, THIS is interesting ...
AFI singer Davey Havoc tells TMZ Sports the Ray Rice Halloween costume that went viral is neither clever nor funny ... but there IS a way to save it.
You gotta listen to Davey's idea -- it's definitely clever ... and if executed correctly, could make a very anti-domestic violence statement.
Less than a week for Halloween -- if you still need a costume, this could be the way to go.
Pants on Fire
Pics Show House Hunt with Child Molester
10/25/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Mama June swears she has not seen Mark McDaniel -- the man who molested her daughter Anna -- since he was sprung from prison last March ... but picture this.
TMZ got photos of June and McDaniel house hunting in Hampton, GA last month. As they stroll through the baronial property they show clear affection appearing to be hand in hand in one photo.
TLC certainly didn't believe her ... the network cancelled the show 24 hours after TMZ posted a pic of the 2 of them recently in a hotel room during a small party.
And June's daughter Pumpkin has been quoted saying her mom was NOT seeing McDaniel. But there she is ... pictured with McDaniel's son during the house-hunting trip.
Adrian Peterson Costume
It Was Only a Matter of Time
10/25/2014 7:28 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
You knew it would happen ... and last night in Los Angeles we got THAT guy -- you know, the one who dressed up as Adrian Peterson for Halloween and whipped a toy baby with a switch.
It may seem a little over the line ... but you know every costume party this year is gonna have at least one person wearing the purple #28 jersey.
And besides, it's not like he dressed up as Ray Rice!
Oh wait ... someone already did that too.