Yesterday, Conor Kennedywas arrested outside the White House gate while participating in a peaceful protest about climate change issues. He was in good company too, as there were 47 other high-profile names in the group, including his father Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and actress Daryl Hannah. So basically, he is no longer the teenage guy who Taylor Swift dumped, but the guy who’s tall, cute, young, has great hair, is a Kennedy and gets arrested because he cares so much about our climate. In other words, he will have no shortage of dates for the rest of his life. Taylor heard about the news and this was basically her reaction before she ran to the phone to call him.
It looks like somebody lost their cool up in here, up in here. Rapper and former VH1 Couples Therapy star DMX wound up in a South Carolina jail early this morning, and he was NOT happy about it! But it’s his own fault for acting a fool up in here, up in here.
Well this just makes us want to burst into tears and watch The Parent Trap over and over in mourning for the pair of adorable little wise-crackin’ red-headed girls. Why, you ask? Because that pair of red-headed girls has grown up to become a single red-headed train-wreck called Lindsay Lohan, who is now reduced to being a high-priced escort. At least that’s if you believe her dad Michael, who has taken his bold claims to Star Magazine.
“She is getting paid to date rich men,” says the always quotable Mike. “Dina [her mother] is pimping her out – it’s disgusting!” The article goes on the quote another source with “insider” knowledge on all things Lohan. “The dates last for days, and the guys pay for everything -hotel, travel costs, food, whatever- as well as jewelry and other gifts.” Some of the evidence does seem pretty damming. The financially strapped actress did indeed spend the New Years holiday with Prince Haji Abdul Azim of Brunei, for which she reportedly earned “at least $100,000″ plus assorted pricey gifts like iPads and more jewelry. And then there was the time she dated that 40-year-old billionaire named Vikram Chatwal.
In the latest in her long line of bad decisions, Lindsay Lohan fired her long time (and long suffering lawyer Shawn Chapman Holley, who has defended her through her epic legal battles. What the hell could Ms. Holley have done to get the ol’ heave ho from Lindsay? Did she hit on that dude from the Wanted? Did she say that Liz & Dick sucked worse than I Know Who Killed Me and Chapter 27 combined!? Nope: She was on her way to the courthouse to broker a deal with the judge that would get he out of jail time in exchange for going to rehab. Ahh. So, she was doing her job well. Got it.
TMZ is reporting that Holley was literally en route to the Santa Monica City Attorney to seal a plea bargain stemming from Lindsay lying to police after a car accident in June of last year. The attorney was apparently warm to the idea of letting Lindsay go in exchange for 6 months of “lockdown rehab,” but before Shawn could pull the trigger on the deal, she got 86′d by Lilo in exchange for a new lawyer. Who is this new hired hand, you ask? Well, he apparently got banned from practicing law for a spell in the 90s. Now that sounds more like Lindsay’s style!
Nick Stahl with wife Rose Murphy in 2011; at the Terminator 3 premiere in 2003.
Oh, look at that, it’s Nick Stahl’s turn to fall victim once again to that darn Terminator curse. Last we heard of the ill fates befalling actors who played John Connor, Edward Furlong was being arrested for domestic violence in May. Nick’s latest misfortune is a little better: He was booked yesterday for misdemeanor lewd conduct after reportedly appearing to touch himself inappropriately at a porn shop in Hollywood, TMZ reports. He was released a short time later. The gossip site says one of the officers who arrested him was the guy who apprehended Fred Willard for a similar misunderstanding in a theater earlier this year. (We’ll get back to you as we look into whether Fred has some connection to the Terminator franchise.)
It was no doubt a frustrating end to a troubling year for Stahl, whose wife Rose had reported him missing in May, before informing everyone that he had been found and was checked into rehab. He went missing again in July and again returned, enrolling in AA, according to his wife.
The ruling came this morning in an LA court, where Lilo wasn’t present because she’s indulging in her new-found Wanted super-fandom status in London. Commissioner Jane Godfrey arraigned Lindsay on charges that she lied to cops in the wake of her car crash last June, and had a comically inconsistent accent in Liz & Dick (not true). Godfrey set a hearing date for January 15th to decide whether or not Lindsay is guilty of violating her probation, which was put in place after her ridiculous jewelery stealing caper last year. If so there’s a chance that she could be off to prison, but TMZ is reporting that Godfrey is unlikely to do so as she “is not a big jail person.” A viewing of Liz & Dick might change her mind.
Things are really not going well for comedian Katt Williams. The comic was arrested this weekend after getting into an altercation at a Seattle-area bar, news which we wish we were surprised to hear. We’re starting to get genuinely concerned that you young people wouldn’t remember Williams as anything other than a man who is constantly getting arrested. In addition to acting gigs like My Wife and Kids and Friday After Next, Katt is an insanely talented (NSFW) comedian. When he isn’t fighting in bars, that is.
Now, it doesn’t take a behavioral psychologist to realize that someone who allegedly threatens his fellow patrons with a pool cue and throws a cigarette in a stranger’s eye is going through some sort of crisis. Then we realized: all of Katt’s encounters with the long arm of the law include one or two truly bizarre details. For example, just last week Williams was pursued by police while driving a “three-wheeled motorbike” through Sacramento. A three-wheeled motorbike. Of course, that’s only the tip of the weird, illegal iceberg…
In TMZ’s video footage of Lindsay Lohan being taken away in cuffs by the NYPD this morning, the actress can be heard echoing everyone’s thoughts: “Are you kidding me?” Nope, unfortunately, they were not kidding. According to WABC, Lohan was arrested at 4 a.m. outside New York’s Club Avenue and charged with third-degree assault for allegedly striking a 28-year-old woman in the face.
According to TMZ, law enforcement sources say Lindsay and the other woman were seated at different booths in the club and exchanged heated words. Lindsay reportedly told her, “Give me my space,” and shortly after that punched the woman in the face. By 8 a.m., Lohan was released from the station with a desk appearance ticket. The woman, who was snapped leaving the precinct as well, did not need medical treatment.
We’re really kind of wondering if Lindsay just feels like she has nothing to lose these days. She’s facing a possible return to jail already, if it’s determined that her lie to the cops about driving in her accident this summer amounts to a probation violation. We can only imagine what an assault charge would do to that case. She dodged a bullet earlier this year when prosecutors decided not to charge her for that alleged hit-and-run — in front of another New York club.
Linds, please stay away from the clubs. Also, let a bodyguard fight your battles for you!
Here’s an unfortunate gallery of Lindsay’s mugshots. (SMH.)
E tu, Sam Worthington? Best known for the luxurious mullet he sported in Wrath of the Titans and the luxurious robot innards he sported in Terminator Salvation (Spoiler alert! It came out in 2009!), Sam Worthington seemed like any other mild-manned Jeremy Renner clone working in Hollywood. Until today. More specifically, until we heard about him being pepper sprayed and arrested outside an Atlanta restaurant this past Saturday. Uh…huh. In a story as confusing as that time Matthew Fox allegedly punched a female bus driver, Avatar star Worthington was allegedly making his way into Atlanta eatery Vortex when he was stopped by restaurant staff for not having an I.D. An allegedly intoxicated Worthington became “disorderly” with the doorman, which of course ended with him handcuffed and pepper-sprayed. Not by the police, of course, but by security. Uh…huh.
Apparently the Man on a Ledge star is in Georgia shooting the action film Ten along side Arnold Schwarzenegger, which at least explains the goatee in his mugshot. Everything else, though…we just don’t know. According to TMZ, Worthington has already had the disorderly conduct charges against him dismissed because “the complaining witness was a no-show in court.” This whole story makes us incredibly uneasy. Not Mel-Gibson-calls-a-cop-”sugar t—” uneasy, but in the same ballpark.
Not again! Bobby Brownwas arrested in Los Angeles early this morning, racking up his second DUI of 2012. We had imagined it was pretty hard to get two DUIs in under a year, what with license suspension and other disciplinary actions. But that just goes to show you that L.A. is a hell of a place! Police told TMZ that Brown was pulled over around 1 AM for cruising “erratically.” Although to be fair to Bobby, we’ve driven in L.A. and “erratically” is pretty much the only way to do it. The cops caught a massive whiff of booze on Brown’s breath, and immediately administered a field sobriety test. After he failed, Bobby was brought downtown and booked for driving under the influence.