Amanda Bynes appears in court July 9. (Photo: Huffington Post)
UNDATED (USA TODAY) -- How long will Amanda Bynes remain hospitalized? Reports vary.
Radar Online went on the record saying the troubled star's doctors at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center "will be submitting a recommendation to the judge overseeing her mother Lynn's bid to gain conservatorship of her daughter, suggesting the 27-year-old needs long-term hospitalization."
Now her publicist, Jonathan Jaxson, is speaking out.
"Despite some reports, Amanda is improving daily and responding well," Jaxson told Entertainment Tonight in a statement. "There is still a long road ahead, and that doesn't mean being confined to a locked-down treatment center. Amanda is in the best hands presently, medically, and each day her condition is being monitored. There is not a set release date, but with the great track she is on presently, she will be out of a lockdown facility and continuing to recover elsewhere in the near future."
Jaxson notes that the star is "responding and cooperating with doctors and staff quite well," but confirmed that her parents are trying to continue her conservatorship. "Her parents love her dearly and still are hoping to continue conservatorship after Sept. 30," he said.
Bynes was placed on an involuntary psychiatric hold last month after setting a fire in a driveway in Los Angeles. On Aug. 15 she was transferred to the UCLA Medical Center after her mother gained temporary conservatorship.