Crime

by (@katespencer)

No One Will Post Gucci Mane’s $5700 Bail

Poor Gucci Mane. After being arrested last week for allegedly pushing a woman out of a car (okay, maybe we don’t feel so bad for him), the rapper is still sitting behind bars, even though Gucci’s bail is just $5700. Big money for us, sure, but not much in the world of celebrity bail! It’s not like he’s short of famous friends with pockets full of cash, and you’d think one of them would come to his rescue. But nope – Gucci is still stuck in an Atlanta cell, hopefully reflecting on the many reasons it is NOT cool to push a woman out of a moving car after she refuses to go back to your hotel with you. ‘Cuz seriously…who does that?

If you’re a Gucci fan and are interested in forking over some cash to rescue the star, head on down to the DeKalb County Jail in Decatur, Georgia. Look for the dude with the ice cream cone tattoo on his face. Pay up. And then politely decline when he offers you a lift home.

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by (@missmuttoo)

Shakira Robbed Mid-Concert By A Fan

What the hell? Safe to say this person is not a “fan”. Shakira was robbed mid-concert while she was performing in Monterrey, Mexico. She was working the crowds and walking amongst the throngs of people when all of sudden, someone ripped a ring off one of her fingers—you can see it very clearly in the video above. A hand comes out of nowhere and snatches the piece of jewelry right off. You can’t even tell if it was a man or a woman (or even a kid for that matter).

Got to hand it to Shakira, though. She looks a bit confused about how quickly it all went down, glances at her hand, and carries on singing. With that many people, it would be impossible to pinpoint who did it, anyway. She doesn’t even pause, which we’re kinda in awe of, because we’d be screaming bloody murder. We’re hoping it didn’t have sentimental value for her. Whoever the thief is —you know who you are and what you did — shame on you. [Photo: Getty Images]

UPDATE: As it turns out, Shakira’s ring wasn’t stolen, despite all the stories that said it was. The singer’s publicist, Joseph Carozza, has stated, “There is no truth to this report. A fan grabbed her hand and she looked down. Her ring is still visible on her hand as she continued to walk through the crowd.” That’s a relief!

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Gucci Mane Arrested For Battery And Violating Probation

Gucci Mane has been arrested on charges that stemmed from an incident that occurred back in January. The rapper, whose real name is Radric Davis, had a warrant out for his arrest for an incident that occurred in January when he offered a woman $150 to go to a hotel with him and, after she refused, he pushed her out of his moving car.

While he was visiting his probation officer in Atlanta last week, he was arrested for misdemeanor battery and for violating his probation as a result of that. Gucci has been on probation since 2005 for an aggravated assault conviction, which he also served six months in prison for. He was also arrested in November after police officers saw driving the rapper erratically and arguing with a passenger in his car, and after being pulled over, Gooch hit the man and needed to be subdued with pepper spray.

Gucci seems especially angry and aggravated, but you might be too if you had a giant ice cream cone tattoo on your face.

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Michael Jackson Trial Defense To Argue He Was Suicidal?

The prosecution in the Michael Jackson murder trial has consistently argued that Conrad Murray is guilty of criminal negligence and manslaughter for providing the singer with lethal quantities of the addictive anesthetic Propofol, and lying about it afterward. Apparently unable to argue against this, Murray’s lawyers have focused on the possibility Jackson delivered the overdose himself, whether by lining a juicebox with the drug or jabbing himself with a syringe. Though we knew they’d argue Jackson was exhausted from the This Is It rehearsals and addicted to Coca-Cola, one Murray’s lawyers suggested yesterday that the singer “took desperate measures that caused his death”—hinting Jackson may have been suicidal.

The comments came as part of a pre-trial request to see MJ’s financial records, which the judge quickly denied. “I’m not going to turn an involuntary manslaughter trial into some kind of an escapade in analysis of the finances in Michael Jackson’s entire life,” he said. “Right now this is major deep sea fishing.” It sure sounds like that to us—whether Michael Jackson was suicidal or just addicted to Propofol, no competent, ethical doctor would bring large quantities of the hospital-grade drug to his house, let alone leave MJ alone with it. With the trial expected to begin May 9th, Murray’s lawyers will have to settle on a specific defense soon.

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Vince Neil Charged With Domestic Violence, Headed To Jail?

Don’t go poking people when you’re on probation!  Vince Neil was charged with domestic violence and disorderly conduct in Vegas today, following an incident last month where Neil drunkenly stormed into a Hal Sparks show at the Las Vegas Hilton, allegedly jabbing ex-girlfriend Alicia Jacobs and two other people with his finger, telling each “f— you.” According to TMZ, Neil claims that Jacobs was the one who actually got violent, scratching him until he bled.

Though the Motley Crue singer denied he was on probation when the Las Vegas Weekly reported him drinking in public after his DUI prison stint, TMZ is raising the “probation violation” flag, suggesting Vince as much at the mercy of the court as Lindsay Lohan is for her alleged jewelry theft. Could we have another classic Vince Neil mugshot coming?

by (@missmuttoo)

Michael Buble’s Home Broken Into During His Wedding

We were dancing around to “Haven’t Met You Yet” in celebration of Michael Buble getting married to Luisana Lopilato, and then this came to our attention. Buble’s Argentine home was burglarized while he was getting hitched! How horrible is that? Buble and his new bride weren’t in residence at the time because they were in a resort outside Buenos Aires…preparing to say their I do’s. Hear that, a—holes?

TMZ reports that when Michael and Luisana came back they found that the house had been broken into and apparently, the thieves had snapped the alarm systems and blocked the cameras. It hasn’t yet been reported what exactly was stolen from the home. The new couple aren’t letting this rain on their parade, thought. Luisana has told the press, “I will not let this ruin the happiest day of my life”. That’s the spirit! You married one of the most romantic dudes on the planet. He’ll make it up to you!

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Battery Accusations Against Lindsay Lohan Dropped

Lindsay Lohan—wait, sorry, that’s just “Lindsay”, she dropped the Lohan—can rest easy knowing that at least one of her legal problems is now resolved.  Back in December, Lindsay was accused of battery by Betty Ford Clinic worker Dawn Holland. Holland claimed at the time that a drunk Lindsay pushed and punched her, and threw her phone at Holland. Holland later issued a bizarre statement defending Lohan and dropped the criminal charges, but Lindsay faced probation violations stemming from the incident, which could have landed her in jail. Mind you, this is all completely unrelated to Lindsay’s stolen necklace fiasco, which is a separate matter.

Luckily for our heroine, the Riverside County DA’s office has decided to drop all charges against Lindsay because they don’t have enough evidence against her in the Betty Ford case, so Lohan is in the clear. One courtroom drama down, who knows how many more to go.

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Cops Called After Vince Neil Fights With Ex In Vegas Hotel

Doesn’t look like he “learned his lesson” after all. Motley Crue‘s Vince Neil reportedly burst into a Hal Sparks show at the Las Vegas Hilton to fight with his ex-girlfriend and her friends. According to TMZ, security called the police, who took a battery report from the woman, though they don’t believe Neil was arrested. While the ex was not identified, TV reporter Alicia Jacobs broke up with the singer following Neil’s DUI jail stint (and house arrest) last month, saying “Due to the decisions Vince continues to make, it is necessary that I end our relationship of seven months.”

Neil denied recent rumors of drinking and driving, saying “I am not on probation or under any drug and alcohol rules. I am not required to check in or submit to any type of testing. I did my time and am getting on with my life. If my car is in valet at night, the question is, is it still there in the morning? I am always provided rides home if I want or a room. Do not assume anything.” But if he can’t be trusted to keep calm at a Hal Sparks gig, will he still be allowed in the hotels?

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Chris Brown Apologizes For GMA Meltdown: “I Didn’t Try To Hurt Anyone”

Though Chris Brown complained about the media’s “whack s—” the night after he allegedly smashed a window backstage following his Good Morning America interview, he sounded a little more contrite yesterday on BET’s 106 & Park. “First of all, I just wanna apologize to anybody who was startled in the office, anybody who was offended or really disappointed in my actions, because I was disappointed with the way I acted.” He continued:

A lot of people don’t know what went down, and obviously when I do shows or when I do interviews, we always send out a talking point sheet. As the interview proceeded, it was kinda thrown off. I was thrown off by it. I felt like they told us this just so they could get us on the show so they can exploit me. So I took it very, very hard and I really kinda kept my composure throughout the whole interview, although you can see me upset, I kept my composure, I did my performance. And when I got back, I just let off steam. I didn’t physically hurt anyone, I didn’t try to hurt anyone, I just wanted to release the anger that I had inside me because I felt that I worked so hard for this music and I felt like people kept just trying to take it away from me. So yes, I got very emotional, and I wanna apologize for acting like that.

Lucky that chair didn’t fly through the window and onto Times Square, isn’t he? ABC News denied that Chris gave them any “talking points,” reaffirming their stance that Brown approved their question about Rihanna‘s relaxed restraining order. Maybe someone should tell Chris that you don’t get to “release the anger” by wrecking dressing rooms and smashing windows, especially when you’re on probation for felony assault. Next time someone might actually file charges.

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Lindsay Lohan Allegedly Turns Down Plea Deal, Headed To Trial

Does anyone else think like we should be earning credits toward a juris doctorate for following Lindsay Lohan‘s never-ending court drama? We feel like a slightly less charming Matlock over here. According to TMZ, Lindsay Lohan is not taking the plea deal she’s been offered…which means she’s taking her chances in court. Per her last trip to see Johnny Law, Lohan is required to decide on the plea deal today, as well as make a court appearance Friday to officially turn down the deal, rather than plead no contest or guilty. Sure, Lilo would automatically get up to 3 months in jail with the plea, but if she gets convicted of felony grand theft she’ll be looking at hard time. That is to say, by the time girlfriend sees the light of day again, we’ll be sitting pretty on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Regardless of what road Citizen Lohan takes, Lindsay is due back in court April 22 for a preliminary hearing with Judge Stephanie Sautner. Further complicating matters is the very real possibility that Lohan may be tossed in jail for violating probation before she even sets foot in a courtroom, Man, that makes us just want to slam our fist down on our coffee table and scream, “The whole freaking system is out of order.” In fact, we are. You just can’t hear us.

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