Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Iverson's Offensive Move

busted Allen Iverson mugshot

Allen Iverson

Charges: In 2002, NBA superstar Allen Iverson surrendered to Philadelphia police to face gun and assault charges.

According to police report, it was during a domestic fight when Iverson threw his wife Tawanna out of the house and allegedly threatened two men with a gun while he was searching for her. As a result, an arrest warrant was issued. He was charged with 14 felony and misdemeanor offenses.

Date: Mugshot taken on July 16, 2002

Verdict: All charges against Iverson were dropped after conflicting witness testimony proved to be unreliable and inconsistent.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Crazy Jay-Z

busted Jay-Z mugshot

Subject: Jay-Z

Charges: In 1999, hiphop star Jay-Z (real name: Shawn Carter) was arrested by New York City cops for allegedly stabbing a record executive at a Manhattan nightclub.

Date: Mugshot taken on December 2, 1999

Verdict: Originally charged with felony assault, the busted performer pleaded guilty in October 2001 to a reduced misdemeanor count and was sentenced to three years probation.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Lock Attack

busted Heather Locklear mugshot

Subject: Heather Locklear

Charges: In September 2008, actress Heather Locklear was arrested by the California Highway Patrol on suspicion of driving under the influence of prescription drugs. After receiving a call from a motorist who saw the 47-year-old Locklear driving erratically, officers found the TV actress parked on the side of a road blocking traffic.

Date: Mugshot taken on September 28, 2008

Verdict: The busted celebrity was booked into the Santa Barbara County Jail where she posted $5000 bail.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Rock in a Fight

busted Kid Rock mugshot

Subject: Kid Rock

Charges: Kid Rock (real name: Robert James Ritchie) was arrested in October 2007 by Georgia police and charged with misdemeanor simple battery after he and his entourage allegedly beat up another customer at a Waffle House following a post-concert meal.

Date: Mugshot taken on October 21, 2007

Verdict: The arrested performer was released after posting $1,000 bail.

Drunken Tim

busted Tim Allen mugshot

Subject: Tim Allen

Charges: Comedy actor Tim Allen was busted in May 1997 by Bloomfield Township, Michigan cops and charged with drunk driving. The busted celebrity was pulled over for doing 70 mph in a 40 mph zone, and tested with a blood alcohol level of 0.15 (Michigan's limit is 0.10).

Date: Mugshot taken on May 24, 1997

Verdict: The comedian later pleaded guilty and was ordered to pay a fine and attend alcohol counseling.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

The Trouble With Dick

busted Andy Dick mugshot

Subject: Andy Dick

Charges: Comedian Andy Dick was busted in July 2008 on drug and sexual battery charges. The former co-star of the TV sitcom "NewsRadio" was nabbed in a Murrieta, California parking lot after he allegedly groped a 17-year-old girl and then pulled the teenager's tank top and bra down, exposing her breasts (the incident occurred outside a Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant).

During a subsequent search, police discovered a small amount of marijuana in the "extremely intoxicated" star's pants pocket and a single Xanax pill for which he did not have a prescription.

Date: Mugshot taken on July 16, 2008

Verdict: Dick was released after posting $5,000 bail.

Brolin Intervenes

busted Josh Brolin mugshot

Subject: Josh Brolin

Charges: In July 2008, actor Josh Brolin was arrested by Louisiana cops and charged with interfering with police business.

The 40-year-old "No Country for Old Men" star, who was filming an Oliver Stone movie about George W. Bush, was at a bar with fellow actors and crew members when police showed up to deal with an allegedly drunk and rowdy patron. According to cops, Brolin tried to intervene so he was arrested and booked into the city jail.

Date: Mugshot taken on July 12, 2008

Verdict: The arrested actor posted $334 bond and was immediately released.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

R. Kelly and Pornography

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Subject: R. Kelly

Charges: RnB singer R. Kelly (real name Robert Kelly) was arrested in June 2002 in Florida and charged with 21 counts of child pornography and illegally engaging in sexual acts with a minor. The then-33-year-old Kelly allegedly had sex with an underage girl as shown in a 1997 videotape sent to the Chicago Sun Times early in 2002.

After closer inspection to the sex tape found that there was no actual sexual intercourse involved, the charges were eventually lowered to soliciting a minor for child pornography, seven counts of videotaping the acts, and seven counts of producing child pornography.

Date: Mugshot taken on June 5, 2002

Verdict: In June 2008, the busted singer was acquitted of all charges, ending a six-year ordeal for the RnB superstar.

Barkley's Bar Fight

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Subject: Charles Barkley

Charges: NBA star Charles Barkley was arrested for disorderly conduct in December 1991, after breaking someone's nose in a Milwaukee bar.

Date: Mugshot taken on December 21, 1991

Verdict: Luckily for Barkley, he beat the charges and was acquitted.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Bailing Bai Ling

busted Bai Ling mugshot

Subject: Bai Ling

Charges: In February 2008, Bai Ling was arrested for shoplifting at Los Angeles International Airport. The busted Chinese-born actress allegedly stolen two celebrity magazines and a pack of batteries worth $16 dollars from the terminal shop.

Date: Mugshot taken on February 14, 2008

Verdict: She was booked for investigation of misdemeanor shoplifting and released after agreeing to appear in court in March.

Hogan Doesn't Know Best

busted Nick Hogan mugshot

Subject: Nick Hogan

Charges: In November 2007, Nick Hogan (real name: Nick Bollea), son of WWE superstar Hulk Hogan, was arrested on several criminal charges, including third-degree felony reckless driving involving serious bodily injury, stemming from an August car crash that left his passenger in critical condition.

Police also cited the 17-year-old Hogan Knows Best star for use of a motor vehicle in commission of a felony, being under the age of 21 and operating a vehicle with a breath-alcohol level of 0.02 percent or higher and illegal window tint. He was booked on the charges at the Pinellas County Jail and later released on $10,000 bail.

Date: Mugshot taken on November 7, 2007

Verdict: Hogan was sentenced to serve eight months in jail, after which he will be put on five years' probation. And after his release from prison, he must perform 500 hours of community service, as well as complete a DUI school within his first year on the outside.

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Do the Grind

busted Marilyn Manson mugshot

Subject: Marilyn Manson

Charges: Rock star Marilyn Manson (real name: Brian Hugh Warner) was charged with criminal sexual conduct after doing the grind on the head of a security guard during a July 2001 concert in suburban Detroit.

Date: Mugshot taken on September 21, 2001

Verdict: The arrested rock star pleaded no contest to a reduced misdemeanor charge, for which he paid a fine of $4,000.

DaMn X

busted DMX mugshot

Subject: Rapper/actor DMX

Charges: DMX (real name: Earl Simmons) was arrested by Arizona sheriff's deputies in May 2008 and charged with seven counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty and four counts of felony drug possession.

Officers executed a search warrant on the 37-year-old Simmons's home and found cocaine, marijuana, and five pit bull puppies. The arrest follows an August raid of his home that turned up weapons, drugs, and 12 malnourished pit bulls.

Date: Mugshot taken on May 9, 2008

Verdict: The busted celebrity was taken to a Maricopa County lockup where he posed for the above mug shot. An indictment was issued on seven counts of animal cruelty after the August raid.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

D for Drunk Driving

Subject: Dennis Rodman

Charges: In December 1999, NBA star Dennis Rodman was busted in California and charged with DUI.

Date: Mugshot taken on December 23, 1999

Verdict: The arrested athlete pleaded guilty to drunk driving and driving without a valid license charges. He was fined $2,000 and placed on three years probation.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Road Rage

Subject: Ric Flair

Charges: WWE Superstar Ric "The Nature Boy" Flair surrendered to North Carolina cops on misdemeanor charges in November 2005 after being accused of throttling a fellow motorist during a road rage incident.

Flair (real name: Richard Fliehr) allegedly grabbed a motorist by the throat and kicked the guy's vehicle during the confrontation. He posted $1,000 bond and was released.

Date: Mugshot taken on November 29, 2005

Verdict: The charges were dropped after the witnesses failed to show for a scheduled court appearance.

Puff in Handcuffs

Subject: Sean Combs

Charges: Combs (a.k.a. Puffy, Puff Daddy, P. Diddy) was busted by the NYPD in December 1999 and charged with possession of a firearm following a shooting at a Manhattan nightclub. Police pulled over Combs, who was fleeing with an entourage that included his then girlfriend, actress Jennifer Lopez, and found a gun under the front seat of his Lincoln Navigator.

The rapper-producer was also charged with bribery after his driver said he was given an offer of $50,000 and a diamond ring if he agreed to say he owned the gun found in the car. Combs was released after posting $10,000 bail.

Date: Mugshot taken on December 27, 1999

Verdict: In March 2001, Combs was acquitted of the weapon possession and bribery charges.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Character Actor in Trouble

busted Nick Nolte mugshot
Subject: Nick Nolte

Charges: Nick Nolte was arrested in September 2002 for being under the influence of alcohol or drugs. After undergoing blood tests, it was determined he was under the influence of what is known as Gamma-Hydroxybutyrate (also known as liquid Ecstasy), a "date-rape drug" which is a powerful and banned depressant.

Date: Mugshot taken on on September 11, 2002

Verdict: The busted actor checked into a Connecticut rehabilitation center two days after the incident. He was sentenced to three years probation, counseling, and random drug testing.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Christian with a Gun

Subject: Christian Slater

Charges: Slater was arrested at New York's John F. Kennedy Airport in December 1994 for bringing a gun. He was charged with criminal possession of a weapon.

Date: Mugshot taken on December 23, 1994

Verdict: The busted actor reached a plea agreement in early 1995 that required him to do three days of community service, which included working with homeless children.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

"I See Drunk People..."

busted Haley Joel Osment mugshot
Subject: Haley Joel Osment

Charges: Osment was busted with drunk driving and marijuana possession after he crashed his 1996 Saturn station wagon while returning home from a Los Angeles concert in July 2006. The young actor suffered minor injuries in the accident and was briefly hospitalized.

Date: Mugshot taken on August 18, 2006

Verdict: Osment was released from custody after posting a bond of $15,000.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Busted Wrestler

busted Eddie Guerrero mugshot
Subject: WWE Wrestler Eddie Guerrero

Charges: Eddie "Latino Heat" Guerrero (real name: Eduardo Guerrero) was arrested by Hillsborough County, Florida sheriff's deputies in November 2001 and charged with driving under the influence.

Date: Mugshot taken on November 9, 2001

Verdict: Guerrero pleaded no contest to the DUI rap and was sentenced to probation and ordered to attend an alcohol education course.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Real Jackass

Subject: Steve-O

Charges: In July 2002, Jackass star Steve-O (real name: Stephen Glover) was arrested in Los Angeles on obscenity and for being a principal to a second-degree battery, both of which occurred at a nightclub in Louisiana on July 11, 2002. He was charged for performing his now infamous stunt, The Butterfly (in which he staples his scrotum to his thigh!) and for participating in another stunt during which a bouncer slammed a patron's head on the ground.

After posting a $150,000 bond in the Los Angeles court system, Steve-O was allowed to return to Louisiana where he turned himself in to the local authorities. He was released from Louisiana's custody with a $35,000 bond in August 2002 and was required to return to Los Angeles to prove that he turned himself in to Louisiana authorities.

Date: Mugshot taken on July 31, 2002

Verdict: Placed on supervised probation for one year, Steve-O was forbidden from performing in Louisiana ever again. He was also required to make a charitable donation of $5,000 to a shelter for battered women and children.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

So Sick of Slow Driving

busted Ne-Yo mugshot
Subject: Ne-Yo

Charges: Ne-Yo (real name: Shaffer Smith) was busted by Georgia cops in February 2008 and charged with reckless driving and driving without license. The R'n'B singer was going over 100 mph in his 2006 Range Rover when he was arrested.

Date: Mugshot taken on February 19, 2008

Verdict: The arrested singer was released after paying $1,300 bail.

Transformers Star Trespasses

busted Shia LaBeouf mugshot
Subject: Shia LaBeouf

Charges: In November 2007, an intoxicated LaBeouf was arrested due to his unwillingness to leave a drugstore. The Transformers star was hit with a misdemeanor criminal trespassing charge.

Date: Mugshot taken on November 5, 2007

Verdict: According to police reports, LaBeouf was very polite, didn't interfere with any customers, and made no property damage. After posting an undisclosed bail, he was immediately released.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Pacey's a Bully

busted Joshua Jackson mugshot
Subject: Joshua Jackson

Charges: Dawson's Creek star Joshua Jackson was busted by cops in November 2002 after assaulting a security guard at a hockey game between the Carolina Hurricanes and Pittsburgh Penguins. He was charged with assault, disorderly conduct, and public intoxication after registering a blood alcohol level of 0.14, which was almost double the legal limit in North Carolina of 0.08. He posted $1,000 bail and was released.

Date: Mugshot taken on November 9, 2002

Verdict: As a result of the incident, the arrested star was ordered to complete an alcohol treatment program, 24 hours of community service, and pay a $150 fine.

Bar Crasher

busted Vince Vaughn mugshot
Subject: Vince Vaughn

Charges: In April 2001, Vaughn was arrested and charged with fighting in public for his part in a brawl outside a New Hanover County bar. Fellow actor Steve Buscemi, who tried to break up the brawl, was stabbed several times and received 35 stitches.

Date: Mugshot taken on April 12, 2001

Verdict: Vaughn was fined $250 plus court costs, and ordered to undergo alcohol counseling and stay away from local bars. He entered a no contest plea and the minor charge was dropped six months later.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Cold as Stone

busted Stone Cold Steve Austin mugshot
Subject: WWE Superstar Stone Cold Steve Austin

Charges: On June 15, 2002, Austin's wife Debra called the police and reported that the WWE superstar hit her several times during a domestic dispute. Austin (real name: Steve Williams) had left the house and was asked by police not to return. He filed for divorce on July 22, 2002. Police arrested Austin in August 2002 and charged him with domestic abuse.

Date: Mugshot taken on August 14, 2002

Verdict: Austin pled no contest on November 25, 2002. He was sentenced to a year's probation, eighty hours of community service, and a fine of $1,000.

Busted American Pie Actor

busted Chris Klein mugshot
Subject: Chris Klein

Charges: The American Pie actor was arrested in February 2005 after San Diego sheriff's deputies pulled over a 2003 BMW he was driving. According to the criminal complaint, Klein had a blood alcohol content of .20 or higher, which is more than twice the California limit of .08.

Date: Mugshot taken on February 2, 2005

Verdict: The busted celebrity eventually pled guilty and was fined $1,800. Klein was also sentenced to 150 hours of community service, which he reportedly served with the Red Cross.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Kobe's Rape Case

busted Kobe Bryant mugshot
Subject: NBA superstar Kobe Bryant

Charges: In the summer of 2003, Bryant was arrested in Colorado after a 19-year-old hotel employee named Katelyn Faber accused him of rape. The NBA superstar, while staying at The Lodge and Spa at Cordillera in Eagle, Colorado, had allegedly committed the sexual assault, according to police report. Bryant later admitted to consensual sex.

Date: Mugshot taken on July 4, 2003

Verdict: Faber did sue Bryant in a civil court, but in the end, she declined to testify and charges were dropped, as the two settled the matter outside of criminal court and on an agreement undisclosed to the public.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Not Another Baywatch Babe

busted Carmen Electra mugshot
Subject: Carmen Electra

Charges: In 1999, Electra and her husband at the time, Chicago Bulls basketball player Dennis Rodman, were charged with misdemeanors after police were called because of their loud fighting and screaming.

Date: Mugshot taken on November 5, 1999

Verdict: Electra and Rodman each paid $2,500 in bail money and was ordered to stay at least 500 feet away from each other.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Down with Downey

busted Robert Downey, Jr. mugshot

Subject: Robert Downey, Jr.

Charges: In 1996, Downey was busted for drunk driving and possession of heroin, crack, cocaine, and an unloaded .357 magnum revolver. He was again arrested in November 2000 and April 2001 for being under the influence of a controlled substance.

Date: The first mugshot was taken on August 1999 while serving time on a drug conviction. The second was in April 2001.

Verdict: For the 1996 incident, the busted celebrity was sentenced to three years probation for weapon and drug charges. However, just over a year later in December 1997, Downey was sentenced to six months in jail for violating parole. And after 18 months, in July 1999, he returned to Corcoran State Prison to serve a three-year sentence for another violation.

In August 1999, a California state appellate court ordered Downey's release from his term in state prison due to a sentencing error made by his trial judge. An appeals court panel ordered his immediate release. And as for the his other arrests, he was not charged for the judge had determined that the actor had been drug free for 14 months.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

In a Rush

busted Chris Tucker mugshot

Subject: Chris Tucker

Charges: Claiming he was in a hurry because he was late for church, Tucker was busted in McDuffie County, Georgia, for reckless driving and fleeing to elude after he did not pull over right away. Police said the comedian was driving 109 mph on Interstate 20 in his 2005 Bentley Continental GT.

Date: Mugshot taken on April 19, 2005

Verdict: The arrested actor spent about 30 minutes in a McDuffie County lockup before posting cash bond and being released.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Brat Mac

busted Macaulay Culkin mugshot

Subject: Macaulay Culkin

Charges: Police arrested the former child actor in Oklahoma City after the car he was riding in with a friend was stopped for speeding. Culkin was found carrying marijuana and two controlled dangerous substances. He immediately posted $4,000 bail.

Date: Mugshot taken on September 17, 2004

Verdict: Culkin was sentenced to a one-year deferred jail term and ordered to pay almost $1,000 in fines.