Thursday, December 27, 2007

O.C. Star Busted for D.U.I.

busted Mischa Barton mugshot

Subject: Mischa Barton

Charges: On December 27, 2007, around 3:00 AM, the O.C. star was arrested for driving under the influence, possession of illegal narcotics, and driving with a suspended license. Barton was seen straddling two lanes of traffic and failed to signal when making a turn.

Date: Mugshot taken on December 27, 2007

Verdict: Freshly busted, so no verdict yet.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Lost in Jail

busted Michelle Rodriguez mugshot

Subject: Michelle Rodriguez

Charges: In November 2003, Rodriguez went to court to face eight misdemeanor charges based on two driving incidents, including a hit and run and DUI. She went to jail for 48 hours, performed community service, completed a three-month alcohol program, and was placed on probation for three years.

In 2005, while filming the television series Lost in Hawaii, Rodriguez was pulled over multiple times for speeding violations. On December 1, 2005, she was again busted for DUI. She was sentenced to 260 days in jail, a 30-day alcohol rehabilitation program, and another 30 days of community service. Because of overcrowding, she was released from jail on the same day she entered it, but she still had to serve the community service.

In September 2007, Rodriguez allegedly violated her probation by not completing her community service and not following an alcohol education program. She even consumed alcohol three times while wearing an alcohol monitoring device.

Date: Mugshot taken on December 23, 2007

Verdict: Rodriguez was sentenced to 180 days in jail in the Century Regional Detention Facility located in Lynwood, California. On December 23, 2007, she turned herself in. She would spend the holidays (Christmas and New Year) in slammer.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Blame It On Him

busted Akon mugshot

Subject: RnB and hip hop singer Akon

Charges: Akon was charged with second-degree harassment and endangering the welfare of a minor after he threw a teenage fan off the stage at a concert in New York state back in June. His lawyer issued a statement saying the singer “deeply regrets” the incident.

Date: Mugshot taken on December 2007

Verdict: There's no verdict yet, but Akon's court date is in January 2008.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Real Slim Shame-dy

busted Eminem mugshot
Subject: Marshall Mathers III (a.k.a. Eminem, Slim Shady)

Charges: Rapper Eminem was arrested twice on gun charges in June 2000. The first one was for carrying a concealed weapon and assaulting a man he saw kissing his then estranged wife Kim outside of a club. The second one was for allegedly pulling a 9mm semiautomatic gun during a parking lot beef with members of the rival group Insane Clown Posse.

Date: Mugshots taken on June 2000

Verdict: Eminem was sentenced to two years' probation for carrying a concealed weapon and must refrain from excessive alcohol or drug use for those two years, undergo counseling, avoid “assaultive behavior”, and can't own or possess firearms or other weapons.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Jack is Sacked!

busted Kiefer Sutherland mugshot

Subject: 24 star Kiefer Sutherland

Charges: Sutherland, famous for his role as Jack Bauer in the television series 24, was arrested early September 25, 2007 on misdemeanor drunk driving charges. He was pulled over at around 1:10 a.m. in West Los Angeles, where he tested over the state's legal blood alcohol limit and later released on $25,000 bail.

Date: Mugshot taken on December 6, 2007

Verdict: Sutherland was sentenced to spend 48 days in jail. He agreed to complete it in December 2007 and opted to spend 18 days in jail during 24's winter break in late December and early January 2008. Once production wraps on the show's seventh season, he would return to jail for an additional 30 days. He officially began his jail term sentence as of the 6th of December 2007.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Bad Brad

busted Brad Renfro mugshot

Subject: Brad Renfro

Charges: Renfro and a friend tried to steal a 45-foot luxury yacht (valued at $175,000) docked at Fort Lauderdale in Florida. The pair forgot to untie the yacht from the dock and as they pulled away, it bounced back, causing damage to the stern. The former pin-up boy was busted and charged with grand theft.

Date: Mugshot taken on August 2000

Verdict: The arrested celebrity was sentenced to two-years probation and was ordered to pay the yacht's owner a hefty amount of $4,000 in damages.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

The Busted One

busted Keanu Reeves mugshot
Subject: The Matrix star Keanu Reeves

Charges: Reeves was busted in Los Angeles for drunk driving. Police said he had been driving erratically and carelessly. He was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.

Date: Mugshot taken on May 5, 1993

Verdict: After confessing to DUI, Reeves was released. According to reports, this made him straighten his life out.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Trouble with Nicole

busted Nicole Richie mugshot

Subject: Nicole Richie

Charges: Richie was arrested for DUI. According to California Highway Police, she failed a sobriety test and admitted to using marijuana and painkiller Vicodin before the incident.

Date: Mugshot taken on December 11, 2006

Verdict: On July 27, 2007, Richie was sentenced to four days in jail. She checked herself into the Century Regional Detention Center in Lynwood, California on August 23, 2007, but only served 82 minutes due to overcrowding in the jail system. She also signed up for an 18-month anti-drinking driver education program.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Matt is a Wack

busted Matthew McConaughey mugshot
Subject: Matthew McConaughey

Charges: Police responded to a noise disturbance call, resulting to the arrest of McConaughey at his home in Austin, Texas. According to reports, he was dancing around naked and playing bongo drums with a friend, actor Cole Hauser. He was also accused of marijuana possession.

Date: Mugshot taken on October 25, 1999

Verdict: Drug charges were dropped, but McConaughey pleaded guilty for violating the city's noise ordinance, thus paying a fine of $50.

Backstreet Boy Arrested Drunk

busted Nick Carter mugshot
Subject: Backstreet Boy Nick Carter

Charges: In March 2005, Carter was pulled over for a traffic violation and was determined to be drunk when questioned by California cops. He was booked and charged with drunk driving.

Date: Mugshot taken on March 7, 2005

Verdict: After pleading guilty, the arrested singer was placed on a three-year probation and a three-month alcohol treatment program.

Baywatch Junkie

busted Yasmine Bleeth mugshot

Subject: Yasmine Bleeth

Charges: In September 2001, Bleeth was arrested in Michigan after driving her car on to a highway median. Police found in her possession four syringes with an injectable form of cocaine in them and a small plastic bag with cocaine residue. The next day, they conducted a search on her hotel room, finding more cocaine and drug paraphernalia.

In November 2001, a plea bargain was made, with Bleeth pleading guilty to driving while impaired and possessing less than 25 grams of cocaine.

Date: Mugshot taken on September 12, 2001

Verdict: Bleeth was sentenced in January 2002 to two years of probation and 100 years of community service, in addition to paying for court costs and being subject to regular drug tests.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Mean Girl Lohan

busted Lindsay Lohan mugshot

Subject: Lindsay Lohan

Charges: Michelle Peck, whose daughter has resigned as Lohan's personal assistant, called 911 saying she was being chased by the actress. The Santa Monica police later found Peck and Lohan having a heated argument in a parking lot. The latter was found to have a blood alcohol level between 0.12 to 0.13 percent, above the California legal limit of 0.08 percent. Authorities even found a small amount of cocaine in her pocket.

The busted actress was booked on felony charges of possession of cocaine and transportation of a narcotic, in addition to misdemeanor charges of driving under the influence and driving with a suspended license.

Date: Mugshot taken on July 24, 2007

Verdict: Lohan was punished to serve one day in jail and 10 days community service for both her DUI arrests. In addition, she was also sentenced to three years probation,18-month alcohol education program, pay hundreds of dollars in fines, and three-day county coroner program in which she would visit a morgue and talk to victims of drunk drivers.

On November 15, 2007, Lohan entered the Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood, California to serve her minimum 24-hour sentence. In line with prison policy for releasing non-violent offenders due to overcrowding, she was released at 11:54 a.m. - serving a total of 84 minutes in jail.

The Joke's on Hugh

busted Hugh Grant mugshot

Subject: Hugh Grant

Charges: It was a damaging scandal for Hugh Grant when he was arrested in a residential area not far from Sunset Boulevard for misdemeanor lewd conduct in a public place with a Hollywood prostitute.

Date: Mugshot taken on June 27, 1995

Verdict: The busted actor was fined $1,180, placed on two years' summary probation, and was ordered to complete an AIDS education program.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Heiress Shame

busted Paris Hilton mugshot

Subject: Paris Hilton, The Heiress

Charges: In September 2006, Hilton was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, with a blood alcohol content of 0.08%, the level at which it is illegal to drive in California. Her driving license was subsequently suspended in November 2006 and she was punished to 36 months' probation, with a fine of $1,500.

On January 15, 2007, Hilton was pulled over for driving with a suspended license and signed a document acknowledging that she was not permitted to drive. On February 27, 2007, she was caught speeding, again with a suspended license. She also did not have her headlights on even though it was after dark. Those actions, along with the failure to enroll in a court-ordered alcohol education program constituted a violation of the terms of her probation.

Date: (1) September 2006, (2) June 2007

Verdict: Hilton was sentenced to 45 days in jail for violating her probation and was required to begin her jail term on June 5, 2007 and checked herself into the Century Regional Detention Facility, an all-female jail in California. On June 7, she was reassigned by the Los Angeles County Sheriff to 40 days of house arrest with an electronic monitoring device due to an unspecified medical condition.

Complications arise when Judge Michael Sauer summoned Hilton to appear on court the same day she was released, ordering authorities to send her back to jail to serve out her original 45-day sentence. She started screaming in the courtroom and concerns about her condition led to her being moved to the medical wing of the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in Los Angeles. On June 13, she was moved back again to Century Regional Detention Facility.

Hilton was released from jail on June 26, 2007, serving a total of 22 days in detention.

The Passion of the Drunk

busted Mel Gibson mugshot
Subject: Mel Gibson

Charges: After being stopped for speeding and tested for blood-alcohol level content, Gibson was arrested in Malibu, California.

Date: Mugshot taken on July 28, 2006

Verdict: Gibson was sentenced to three years probation, 90-day alcohol-abuse program, 12 months of Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, and fined $1,300 with a 90-day license restriction. He volunteered to do public-service announcements on hazards of drinking and driving, and to enter rehab.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Wacko Jacko

busted Michael Jackson mugshot
Subject: Michael Jackson, The King of Pop

Charges: Jackson was accused of seven counts of child molestation and two counts of administering an intoxicating agent to a boy younger than 14 years old. He denied these allegations.

Date: Mugshot taken on November 20, 2003

Verdict: The arrested singer was acquitted on all counts in June 2005.