Vinnie Vincent, the guitarist who originally replaced Ace Frehley in KISS before starting the group Vinnie Vincent Invasion, was arrested in his Rutherford County, Tennessee home yesterday after his wife Diane accused him of attacking her. Police say the 58-year-old rock allegedly hit and threw his wife to the ground, dragging her through shattered glass on the floor. Diane was eventually able to flee and drove to a police station, and when authorities picked up Vincent, they discovered “four sealed containers containing deceased dogs.”
Vincent, whose brief tenure as Kiss’ Ankh Warrior was discussed in Chuck Klosterman‘s popular book Fargo Rock City, co-wrote the majority of 1983’s Lick It Up, the first album where the legendary rock group did not wear make up, and would later sue Kiss’ Gene Simmons over song royalties and unlawful use of his image. Charged with aggravated domestic assault after last night’s incident, Vincent was reportedly released after posting $10,000 bail. As for the dogs—allegedly killed by one of the Vincents’ “more aggressive dogs”—animal services is investigating.
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Most Americans, if they know who Pete Doherty is at all, know him as that guy from The Libertines whose drug-fueled escapades with former girlfriend Kate Moss got more press than the band’s critically hailed 2002 debut, Up The Bracket. Today’s news won’t really change that, as Doherty has been sentenced to 6 months prison for cocaine possession. The charge followed a police investigation into the January 2010 overdose of his friend, documentarian Robyn Whitehead.Ã‚Â “Robyn was using drugs when she was 12 years old. she was a heavily involved recreational user and abuser of substances,” said Doherty on his blog, denying any responsibility for her death. “I did not lead her astray at all. I loved her. I left her the day before she died pissed off that I wouldn’t give her any drugs…RobynÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s father texted me that I am a ‘coward and a runt’ and that I am to blame. She would be broken hearted if she knew that I was not even invited to the funeral…she was my best friend, you deranged old silly…the media has been despicable and you are falling into their hands.”
Doherty, previously jailed for brief periods in 2003 and 2008 after multiple brushes with the law, was scheduled to perform in Glasgow, Scotland tonight, and recently shot his first movie, Confessions d’un Enfant du Siecle, with Charlotte Gainsbourg. The Libertines reunited to play a series of gigs in 2009 and 2010, after splitting in 2004.
New husband, same three numbers on the phone. Shauna Sand and Laurent Homburger were arrested last night after neighbors called to report a domestic incident. According to TMZ, Sand was charged with felony domestic violence while Homburger got battery and criminal theft charges. According to their sources, the couple fought after Sand announced she wanted to divorce her husband of less than six months. Sand locked herself in a bathroom, and, when Homburger knocked it down, she doused the 25-year-old in the face with pepper spray.
Sand, 39, has previously been married to Lorenzo Lamas, with whom she has three children, and Romain Chavent, whom she divorced after several restraining orders and allegations of abuse. The former Playmate is currently out on bail, though husband Homburger’s release has yet to be reported.
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Cassidy, the rapper behind B.A.R.S., is behind bars for an outstanding warrant in his hometown of Hackensack, NJ. But that probation violation is just the tip of the “I’m A Hustla” star’s problems—police in nearby Philadelphia requested the arrest to keep Cassidy from fleeing a murder investigation in which he’s a major suspect. “The warrant was for violating probation, but Reese is also a suspect in a murder and two attempted murders in Philadelphia,” said a representative for the Hackensack PD. “Philadelphia police knew from a prior investigation that the rapper lived in Hackensack.” Cassidy was picked up by police after leaving his home to visit a convenience store Saturday afternoon.
Cassidy, whose single “Hotel” with R. Kelly went Top 5 in 2003, released three top ten albums in the last decade, and is currently signed to Carmelo Anthony‘s Kross Over Entertainment. Born Barry Adrian Reese, he served eight months for involuntary manslaughter after a 2005 shooting. Cassidy has yet to be publicly charged with the new crimes.
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Two months after TMZ swore shocking, shocking details were hidden in Lindsay Lohan’s probation report, the papers have finally been released, revealing that LiLo probably wasn’t just a forgetful jewelry purchaser chugging a lot of Kombucha. Some dirty deets:
- Lindsay was spotted drinking alcohol by service staff at restaurants and nightclubs the day of her notorious fight with a Betty Ford employee last December.
- Lindsay also tested positive for alcohol in February, following the return of that Kamofie & Co. necklace.
- Lindsay has been suspected of wandering off with other items of jewelry in the past.
Despite the probation officer believing Lohan’s problems primarily revolve around her addictions, the court decided to stick her with community service and a likely 14 days of house arrest instead of, you know, more rehab. Was the point of releasing the report to make sure everyone knew this probably wouldn’t be the end of her drama?
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While comedians are expected to keep their cool over hecklers, the stakes were a little different for Mike Epps recently. The comedian (and regular Ice Cube sidekick) just finished a series of stand-up dates in Texas, with his Grand Prairie gig Friday interrupted by a process server, who threw papers at the star (a photographer is suing him over an alleged assault in Detroit last year). “B—, f— you” said Epps into the mic. “This is from when I whooped that n—a’s ass in Detroit that time…B—, I don’t give a f—! Suck my d— on the back, ho! Money ain’t a problem, b—! I got a lot of problems, but money ain’t one. Thank you!” Surprisingly, Mike never mentioned the matter on Twitter until the video was posted online (“I am built for this s— !!!”), cracking Mother’s Day jokes and promoting his new movie Jumping The Broom instead.
Watch TMZ’s video of Mike’s rant after the jump.
No wonder that judge was begging Lindsay Lohan to take a plea. TMZ has gone from anticipating Lohan’s imminent jail time to admitting it may not be quite as bad as it sounded. While the judge sentenced her to 120 days in jail for violating probation with her necklace theft, the prisons in LA are so overcrowded she could well spend her stint under house arrest. Rules about time off for good behavior would still apply, so if she can handle a couple DVD marathons on the couch, she might be out of “prison” in 14 days! Maybe she’s anxious to start her community service now so the “prison stint” feels like time off from custodial work.
As a preview of her so-called punishment, Lohan will allegedly not be required for her court hearing tomorrow, with her lawyer offering the “no contest” plea instead. If LiLo winds up winning this best-case scenario, it’s hard to imagine many troubled Hollywood starlets being deterred from walking off with jewelry in the future. Sounds more like a staycation!
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Did they only arrest him because he dared them to? The gossip world was buzzing about potential child abuse charges against Nicolas Cage after he fell holding 5-year-old son Kal-El during a drunken argument with his wife Alice Kim. But despite his taunting of the police and the revelation of earlier public tantrums during his time in the city (“Give me something more rrrreal!”), it doesn’t look like Nic is the new Charlie Sheen quite yet—authorities have dropped all charges.
“The New Orleans District Attorney has confirmed that no charges of any kind will be pursued against him. After their investigation, the DAs refused all charges against Nic and the matter has been closed,” said a rep for the actor. “We are pleased that the process led to the correct result, despite inaccurate media reports, and that Nick has been cleared and all charges have been dropped.” Wait, is this guy saying Nic didn’t shout “You love me!” after putting his fist through the glass in a restaurant door? When you give your son a Kryptonian name, you need to be specific about what instances of insanity we’re not supposed to believe.
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The good news is this mugshot is a lot less frightening than the Joker-esque mugshot Andy Dick took in 2008. The bad news is that Andy Dick just took another mugshot. The former Sober House resident was picked up at a Temecula, CA restaurant last night for being the same (allegedly) drunken wreck that has been thrown out of everything from comedy clubs to coffee shops to the AVN Awards. The comedian claims to have entered rehab 11 times, according to a recent podcast interview with Marc Maron. Andy was let go after posting $500 bail, but has yet to give his two cents on the matter.
Did someone not want to interrupt their summer vacation plans? With just over a week until the trial over the death of Michael Jackson was set to begin, Judge Michael Pastor has delayed hearing the case until September, saying Dr. Conrad Murray‘s attorneys needed more time to get ready to cross examine prosecution witnesses. Murray is accused of providing Jackson with lethal quantities of the anesthetic Propofol, which were found in the superstar’s body after his 2009 death.
Reportedly, one of the prosecution witnesses was going to argue that Jackson couldn’t possibly have ingested the drug orally (the defense theorized Jackson might have lined a juicebox with the drug). Considering Murray’s team was already planning to give a pig Propofol to suggest otherwise, one can only imagine what they’ll come up with now that they’ve got the summer to brainstorm.
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