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Originally posted 09/27/2013 06:00PM
Amanda Bynes and Lamar Odom share more than just highly publicized personal problems – they also use the same DUI lawyer.
Bynes's attorney, Richard Hutton appeared on behalf of Odom on Friday at the Van Nuys, Calif., Superior Court. No plea was entered and an arraignment was postponed until Oct. 10.
Robert Shapiro, a longtime family friend of the Kardashians and O.J. Simpson's former all-star attorney, also reportedly represents Odom.
Originally posted 08/09/2013 12:55PM
Amanda Bynes is still in need of serious medical care.
In a Ventura, Calif., courtroom Friday, it was revealed the actress is now under a 30-day psychiatric hold initiated by her doctor, after she had been hospitalized for 17 days.
Judge Glen M. Reiser agreed with her doctor's finding "of her lack of capacity to give consent for medical care," and approved, temporarily, the actress's mother Lynn Bynes's request to take legal control over her daughter's well-being and finances.
Originally posted 08/09/2013 11:45AM
Amanda Bynes has been placed on an immediate, extended 30-day psychiatric hold, ahead of a planned conservatorship hearing Friday morning in L.A.
Doctors at the psychiatric hospital where the troubled actress has been held the last two weeks determined she was not well enough to leave the hospital to attend the hearing, where Bynes's parents are trying to win temporary conservatorship.
Bynes's doctors went to the judge overseeing the actress's case, sources told TMZ, and the judge traveled to the hospital to conduct an emergency hearing.
Originally posted 08/08/2013 08:15PM
At a hearing two weeks ago, a Ventura, Calif., judge was being extra cautious: He wanted to see Amanda Bynes in person before granting her mother, Lynn, 66, temporary legal control of her life.
Bynes, 27, who's been forcibly hospitalized for the past 17 days since allegedly setting fire to a neighbor's driveway, is expected to be escorted to the courthouse Friday by hospital staff for the pivotal hearing.
"What happens to Amanda next largely depends on what her treating doctor recommends," says Jeffrey S. Cohen, an L.A. attorney who's not involved with the case.
Originally posted 07/27/2013 09:05AM
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Originally posted 07/26/2013 04:30PM
Long before Amanda Bynes allegedly tossed a bong out her apartment window and donned an aqua wig to court, her parents Rick and Lynn Bynes had become increasingly concerned about her behavior.
"Prior to moving to New York, Amanda was extremely paranoid about being 'watched,' including at our residence," her parents wrote in court papers released Friday.
"She would cover smoke alarms with towels, tape windows shut, and cover her car's dashboard with cardboard and tape out of fear that cameras were watching her from inside these places."
Originally posted 07/26/2013 01:00PM
A judge in Oxnard, Calif., is taking extra precautions before handing over legal control of Amanda Bynes's life to her parents.
Ventura County Superior Court Judge Glen M. Reiser stated that, because the actress is currently under a 14-day psychiatric hold after a reported driveway-burning incident, an emergency decision wasn't necessary.
Rick, 68, and Lynn Bynes, 66, appeared somber as they attended the Friday hearing along with their attorney Tamar Arminak, who stated that the reason for the conservatorship application was because the parents feared their daughter would be released following her three-day hold.
Originally posted 07/25/2013 10:45PM
Amanda Bynes is not getting out of a psychiatric hospital anytime soon, following a judge's decision to allow her held there for two more weeks. At the same time, her parents are now trying to take legal control of the actress's life.
TMZ reports that late Thursday a judge granted an involuntary hold for up to two weeks following a hearing at the hospital where Bynes has been under evaluation since earlier this week.
Meanwhile, Rick, 68, and Lynne Bynes, 66, have filed an application for conservatorship over their daughter, according to multiple reports.
Originally posted 07/24/2013 03:00PM
Multiple run-ins with the law and erratic behavior have left fans asking, 'What went wrong?'
Originally posted 07/24/2013 12:15PM
Having her driveway set on fire allegedly by Amanda Bynes was considered quite the burn for Bonnie Braaten.
The Thousand Oaks, Calif., resident, 73, hasn't a clue as to why someone would want to do such an act, telling PEOPLE she isn't aware of "anyone who would be angry with me enough to set a fire in my driveway."
The troubled actress, 27, wasn't arrested but instead hospitalized Monday night on an involuntary psychiatric hold after she was seen near a gas can and the small fire.
Bynes was described to Braaten by a local sheriff as "someone [who] was short [and who] had funny hair [and was] carrying a Chihuahua."
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