We so badly want to be looking forward to the Olympics! We want to support our favorite athletes as they all go for the gold. But there are some athletes that are really bumming us out instead — you know, the ones that are getting arrested for doing terrible, stupid and terribly stupid things. Dallas Cowboys wide receiver, Dez Bryant, is our most recent disappointment. After Dez’s mother made some desperate 911 calls saying that her son was “assaulting” her and that he refused to leave the house, Dez turned himself in to the police yesterday and was booked for assault, family violence, a Class A misdemeanor. At least he turned himself in, but really, who hurts their mother? We will never forgive him for this!
July 15 – Jason Kidd, 10-time NBA All Star point guard, got a DWI in Southampton on Sunday morning after crashing into a telephone pole. Hey Kidd, can you hear us now?
July 14 – Marshawn Lynch, who plays for the Seattle Seahawks, was arrested in his hometown for driving under the influence. This isn’t even a first offense! In 2008, he struck a pedestrian outside of a bar and drove off.
July 14 (yep, it was a great night)- Denver Broncos defensive end Elvis Dumervil was arrested in Miami on a charge of aggravated assault with a firearm. That’s dumb and scary and … OK, we’ll stop that.
Jason Kidd, the 10-time All-Star NBA point guard, just signed a three-year, $9.5 million deal with the Knicks earlier in July. But early yesterday morning, he got a DWI in Southampton, NY after crashing his 2010 Cadillac Escalade into a telephone pole around 2 a.m. after spending the night schmoozing with Star Wars director George Lucas at a charity event. (!!!)
He’s okay, but he was taken to the hospital to treat some very minor injuries. According to a police report, he “smelled heavily of an alcoholic beverage,” and was “very unsteady on his feet” and “did not know what happened” in the immediate aftermath of the accident. Police Chief William Wilson Jr. said that Kidd refused a blood test and chemical test.
Having to pay a fine for “failing to use to the sidewalk” has to be the most embarrassing thing Deena Cortese has had to deal with since joining Jersey Shore (Just kidding! Here are photos of her bathing suit falling down). We’re glad Deena won’t face criminal charges after being hauled in for disorderly conduct last month, but there is something deeply funny about having to pay the government money in order to make up for your drunken street dancing. Of course, Deena isn’t the only Jersey devil who’s had a hilariously random interaction with the legal system. Here are our favorite Jersey Shore legal matters that had Snooki & Co. checking out the inside of a courtroom, not to mention breaking a penal code or two…
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They’re ba-ack! We’re not sure if this is a good thing, but for better or worse, the cast of Jersey Shore are up to shenanigans again, during what seemed to be quite a busy weekend. First up, is Deena Cortese. The photograph you see on the right is of her being escorted out of the Seaside Heights Police Department by her parents after being detained by the cops for disorderly conduct. TMZ also has a video of her being arrested after filming her, possibly drunkenly, walking and dancing in the middle of the street. The police didn’t find her behavior amusing at all, and cuffed her, as cast mates Ronnie and Sammi watched.
Then we saw these photographs of Jenni “JWoww” Farley hobbling around on crutches with her ankle all bandaged up. We would have total sympathy for her if it wasn’t for the fact that her injury was sustained during a bar brawl over the weekend, again. Ronnie, Roger, Pauly D and The Situation got into a fight with two dudes, who are planning on suing them now. They claim that Ronnie and Roger attacked them, but now sources say that the two men were provoking the Jersey Shore dudes all night. The sources also say that one of the two guys said he would “knock them out” and tried to punch Pauly. That’s when everything got heavy and the Shore guys are claiming self defence. JWoww was there too and ended up as collateral damage! We feel bad, but at the same time … getting into a fight at a bar? Again?
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“Hey @BarackObama… I don’t drink. Please fire the cop who arrested me. I also don’t hit and run. The end,” Amanda Bynes tweeted yesterday, shortly after she was charged with misdemeanor DUI for allegedly side-swiping a cop car and fleeing the scene in April. Despite her (and her father’s) frequent claims that she does not drink, prosecutors leveled the charge against her because she refused to take a Breathalyzer or blood test when she was arrested at 3 a.m on April 6, according to TMZ. At the time, the cops said she failed a field sobriety test and was deemed unfit to drive.
If convicted, she’d face 48 hours to six months in jail, but due to California’s notoriously overcrowded prison system, she’d likely only serve a couple of hours. Still, Bynes is clearly not going to stand for this kind of mark on her record, and for some reason seemed to think that the president could help her. Hmm, we know the Obamas love their celebrity friends, and the POTUS is relying on the likes of George Clooney, Sarah Jessica Parker and Jay-Z to help raise money and get out the vote this November. But something tells us that all her Twitter plea has done today is make us worry about the civic education of former child actors. Maybe she was too busy being All That to learn about the actual duties of the president?
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Who would have guessed Scout Willis would end up being the bad one? We had all our money on Rumer! According to TMZ, Bruce and Demi‘s daughter was busted with a beer in NYC’s Union Square last night. When cops stopped her to discuss the whole “drinking in public thing,” Scout produced an ID with the name Katherine Kelly. It’s more than possible that the officers noticed this “Katherine Kelly” bore a striking resemblance to the stars of both The Sixth Sense and Margin Call; either way, they kept questioning her until she admitted, “My name is Scout Willis. The first ID isn’t mine. My friend gave it to me. I don’t know Katherine Kelly.” Scout then graffitied the side of their police cruiser and hurled litter into the park, because she’s a rebel, baby! Okay, that never actually happened, but we’ll bet she wanted to! Scout Willis is hardcore!
Of course this isn’t the first time the girl has stirred up controversy; that dirty fake Twitter account and pantsless photo shoot guarantee that it’s been good and stirred. Scout was eventually brought in on criminal impersonation and open container charges, and was loosed without bail early Tuesday morning. You’ve already done nudity and drinking, Scout, so…maybe illegal gambling next? Underground fight club? Running an unlicensed driving school? Like you need suggestions from us. Just go be your bad girl self and it’ll all come naturally!
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How are you going to make it back to the island if you have to be held in the drunk tank overnight, Jack? You’re just lucky you don’t need a driver’s license to travel back in time. That’s…that’s what happened on Lost, right? We’re still not 100% clear on the mythology. What is 100% clear, however, is the fact that Lost star Matthew Fox has some serious issues with alcohol, as evidenced by his DUI arrest in his home state of Oregon last night. According to TMZ, Fox was arrested at 3:23am while he and a passenger were attempting to drive to a fast food joint…in another dimension! Is that what happened on Lost maybe? Do you think Matthew Fox has to drink to deal with the uncertainty of the series’ finale? No, that’s terrible. Just because that’s why we drink doesn’t mean we should be projecting it onto anyone else….
Of course, getting busted in the middle of the night while sating his munchies is only the second most embarrassing booze-related thing Matthew Fox has supposedly done in the past year. Last August the actor was arrested for…um…allegedly punching a Cleveland party bus driver in the crotch. In all sincerity, we hope Fox gets some help for his ongoing problem. We forget more and more details about Lost each passing day, and we don’t want to have to rewatch the whole thing just to update you on one guy’s arrest record.
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The original dream team from ER still makes us go weak in the knees. The fact that they are, in real life, hot and politically conscious makes us want to fan ourselves. You remember how George Clooney was arrested last month in Washington D.C.? He was protesting the “violence committed by the government of Sudan on its own innocent men, women and children. They were demanding they allow humanitarian aid into the country before it becomes the largest humanitarian crisis in the world.” That’s what his spokesperson revealed about the incident.
Now, it’s his ex-doctor buddy Noah Wyle‘s turn. Noah was arrested, along with an excess of a hundred people, at a protest outside Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. yesterday. He was with members of a group called ADAPT and they were trying to get Congress not to cut Medicaid. He was seen handcuffed right at the Cannon House Office Building. We’re keeping our eyes peeled for a mugshot.
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Hoo boy. While we appreciate that Amanda Bynes‘s dad would wants defend his daughter following her DUI arrest last week, there is a reason dads are required by law to wait in the minivan while picking you up from the dance. “She was not drunk,” Rick Bynes told People this afternoon. “I was told that she blew a zero on the Breathalyzer. She didn’t have a single drink that night. My daughter doesn’t drink.” Four individual sentences, four sweet, increasingly naive claims, Papa Bynes.
If his daughter’s arrest for clipping a police cruiser while driving under the influence isn’t enough to convince her pops that Amanda consumes alcohol occasionally, news from TMZ that his offspring was denied entrance to the bar at the Standard Hotel following her arrest on Friday, after she was released on $5,000 bail, probably isn’t go to change his mind either. “She is a good girl,” Bynes insisted. “She just chooses not to work, and because of that, people go after her.” Well…we doubt officers pulled her over for refusing to film She’s The Man 2: Teenage Cross-Dressing Boogaloo. We probably would have, but that’s why we’re not allowed to be the police. Well, there are so many reasons, but that is definitely one of them.
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Our Good Friday has officially been ruined by the news that Amanda Bynes was arrested for driving under the influence and for side swiping a cop cruiser. Seriously, we’d expect this kind of thing from Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, or even Britney Spears. But you, Amanda!? You broke our hearts. While other kids her age were eating Dunkaroos and playing Nintendo 64, she was killin’ it on All That with her amazing impressions and unforgettable characters.
And then came the crappy movies with that kid from Malcolm In The Middle, the mediocre sitcom and, of course, Hairspray. Amanda’s all but disappeared in the two years since she made her last movie. In that time she’s reportedly been hitting up the LA party scene, and fleeing from cops. Where did all go wrong? We should have seen the signs that time she retired from acting for a day…at 24 years old. Maybe she’s just pissed off that Kenan Thompson’s on SNL and not her. Head on down to the gallery below to relive the good ol’ Nick Days, and get a look at her Lilo-like mug shot.
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