The above mugshot of Flavor Flav was taken by Vegas PD last night after a traffic violation revealed four outstanding warrants for the reality star’s arrest, all related to his driving. That might explain why Flav looks so peaceful in the photo—he has been arrested for traffic violations before, and he will be arrested for them again—especially since he’s proven willing to drive without a license. “I was on my home from Benihana’s I got pulled over by a curious Rookie Ass Cop,” tweeted Flav after his release. “He found out I had a traffic warrant wanted to make a name for himself took me in and now I’m home laying my bed. What’s the big deal?!” Exactly.
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As if this trial wasn’t already going to be a circus. According to TMZ, an attorney for Dr. Conrad Murray—accused of the accidental manslaughter of Michael Jackson—has requested to have a veterinarian as an expert witness. Sadly, he won’t be on the stand to challenge testimony from Bubbles: the vet would be asked to give a pig Propofol, in hopes of proving that the drug can be ingested. In case you’ve forgotten, the defense will argue that Jackson could have OD’d on the hospital grade anesthetic by slipping some in his juicebox.
The defense has also recently requested access to footage from the This Is It rehearsals, as they hope to show Jackson was exhausted and possibly suicidal at the time of his death. None of this contradicts the long-held belief of the DA that Murray’s guilty simply for leaving Propofol around the house, but drugging a farm animal is definitely one way to put a shadow of doubt in the jury’s mind…or fry their brains trying.
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Socialite Brandon Davis (brother of Celebrity Rehab‘s Jason Davis) is best known for calling Lindsay Lohan a “firecrotch” and (allegedly) tweeting that ex Mischa Barton was one of the “fattest people on the planet.” So forgive us if we’re not shocked that the guy was picked up by police in Hollywood last night. According to TMZ, Brandon—already 86’ed from one club, punched comedian Ben Gleib (a Chelsea Lately regular) at the Roosevelt Hotel. Cops reportedly found cocaine on Davis, and promptly scooted him off to Hollywood PD, where he hopefully remains. The champ is charged with battery and possession of a controlled substance, though we’re sure a helicopter filled with money has already been sent to remedy the situation.
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Well this isn’t great news. People reports that Nicolas Cage may face child abuse charges following his arrest in New Orleans after an alleged fight with his wife. Cage was reportedly arguing with his wife Alice after a night of drinking and while he was holding their son Kal-El, 5, he dropped the boy. Kal-El scraped his knee in the fall and child abuse detectives were called, although they didn’t open an investigation at that time, there’s a possibility that police may pursue it now.
The police report states “When the couple arrived at their residence … she parked the vehicle and Mr. Cage retrieved their son. The arguing continued, and at some point, Mr. Cage fell while holding their son. The fall caused the five (5) year old child to suffer a minor abrasion [on] his left knee.” Before his arrest, Cage was allegedly “belligerent” and “heavily intoxicated” and had been yelling that his wife was trying to kill him.
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Whether you call her porn star Bree Olson or Charlie Sheen “goddess” Rachel Oberlin, one thing you can’t call this lady is prison-bound. According to TMZ, Olson pleaded guilty to that pesky DUI from last February, allegedly getting off with community service and a year of unsupervised probation after scoring a deal with the DA. Her departures from Charlie’s Violent Torpedo Of Truth tour have been consistently linked to her legal woes in Indiana, though Charlie claimed Bree finally left him for good via text.
There’s been no word on whether Olson will return to porn—she said she was retired for as long as she was with Sheen, but only as long as—or whether a reunion with Charlie may be in cards (her rep says they’re “still in touch”). Then again, there’s always option three: cash in on her former goddess status with a tell-all. None of these career directions officially violate probation, though some certainly increase the likelihood of doing so.
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Less than two days after news broke that Lindsay Lohan landed herself a role alongside John Travolta and Joe Pesci in 2012’s Gotti biopic, it looks like the troubled starlet has hit another (120 day!) speed bump.
Despite reducing her grand theft charge from a felony to misdemeanor, Judge Stephanie Sautner sentenced Lohan to a summer in the clink and 480 hours of community service for once again violating her probation.
Lohan is expected to post bail tonight and an appeal is likely next week. Stay tuned for more details. [Photo: Splash News Online]
In the past, Lindsay Lohan has dressed like a really expensive escort for her court appearances. Today she toned it down a bit, replacing that boob-hugging white dress with some high-waisted bell bottoms last seen in our mom’s high school closet. Mock though we may, the look suits LiLo, who complimented her Lanvin pants and shoes with a tight black turtleneck, a white scarf, some shades, and comically large lips full of injection juice. Lindsay is currently in the courtroom for her preliminary hearing in that jewelry theft case that just won’t go away. Hey, at least all this time in front of various judges is giving her ample inspiration for her next role as a mob princess!
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We all enjoy Paz De La Huerta‘s free-spirited antics, whether it’s Paz’s Golden Globes dress malfunction or how she wears what we can only hope is brown lipstick 98% of the time. Unfortunately for Paz De La Huerta, assault charges are less “quirky fun boho” and more “tragic cautionary tale boho.” De La Huerta’s five misdemeanor charges, including 3rd degree assault and harassment, stem from an incident on March 22 when allegedly Paz assaulted City star Samantha Swetra in a drunken bar brawl in NYC. If you wouldn’t ask a bird not to sing her song, then why would you ask Paz to not be Paz? Oh, because it involves committing assault. You make a fair point.
During today’s hearing, prosecutors reportedly told the judge that on the night of her arrest the actress informed police, “I’m a real actress. HBO. She’s a publicity seeker, a fake actress.” Paz, when will you stop these delightful kooky antics, because apparently not even hand-cuffs will slow you down! De La Huerta will have to appear again in court May 19. Given that Paz scored a model contract earlier this month and Boardwalk Empire is scheduled for another season, we’re sure Paz will be tumbling out of her clothes and/or kicking out the window of a cop car sooner rather than later.
Here’s some new gristle for the “Christina Aguilera: rough patch or meltdown?” debate. The DUI charge against Matthew Rutler was dropped after his blood alcohol level was revealed to be under the legal limit. Christina and her Burlesque PA boyfriend were arrested for public intoxication early March 1st after he was pulled over for driving erratically. Looks like Rutler’s dad was right—Matthew wasn’t that drunk.
With Aguilera’s divorce finalized and her singing competition show The Voice to premiere next week, she may well be past the post-Bratman “hiccups” that included screwing up at the Super Bowl and being a drunken mess at Jeremy Renner‘s birthday party. But with Rutler clearly loving the cameras—he even smiled in his mugshot!—fans can still debate whether this set assistant/homewrecker is a good influence on the singer. W just hope he doesn’t want to rap.
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More bad behavior to report, and it ain’t about Charlie Sheen this time. Nicolas Cage was arrested on Saturday morning in New Orleans for domestic abuse and disturbing the peace. The actor is in town to film a movie called Medallion. Apparently, Cage was so “heavily intoxicated” when the po-po got to him, that he couldn’t remember where he lived. The New Orleans Police Department revealed, “Cage and his wife [Alice] were standing in front of a residence that he insisted was the property the couple was renting. She disagreed, and Cage grabbed her by the upper arm and pulled her to what he believed was the correct address. There were no signs of injury on his wife’s arm.”
Sources say Nic was on his own trip, yelling up and down the street and very stupidly told cops, who were alerted about the disturbance, “Why don’t you just arrest me.” Sure, Cage! Luckily for him, help came in a most unusual form. Duane Chapman aka Dog the Bounty Hunter posted the $11,000 bail because he’s a fan of the actor. Dog’s official statement about the matter reads, “…I am a truly dedicated fan of Mr. Cage and will not be granting any interviews about my client as I wish to respect his privacy. I performed my duties as a bail bondsman and not in connection with our show. This is what I do for a living…”
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