In a deal announced on June 21st, rapper Lil Wayne has plead guilty to a drug charge in Arizona, which may help him avoid jail time. The deal was made via video from New York where Lil Wayne, whose real name is Dwayne Carter, is serving a year for gun possession.
The charge stems from a bust on his tour bus back in January 2008, where ecstasy was allegedly found in his backpack. Lil Wayne could face three years in prison for drug possession, but the plea deal could have him serve 36 months of probation instead.
The plea deal currently is only a recommendation, and will be confirmed at a later date when Lil Wayne goes in front of the judge.
James Farentino, who played Saint Peter in the 1970 mini-series Jesus of Nazareth and Dr. Amerigo Nicholas Francesco Toscanni in the early seasons of Dynasty, was arrested in his Los Angeles home on June 13th for battery. The arrest came after a woman complained to cops that Farentino had become physical with her during an argument.
Farentino was later released from custody on his own recognizance.
An arrest warrant was issued against Lindsey Lohan May 20th, and her probation was revoked, when she failed to appear at a hearing in a Los Angeles court.
Judge Marsha Revel ruled there was “probable cause to believe (Lohan) is in violation of probation” from a drunk driving conviction back in 2007.
Lohan’s Attorney, Shawn Chapman Holley, said that Lohan had lost her passport and was unable to fly back to the United States for the hearing. Lohan is currently in France to promote her newest movie that features her in the role of Linda Lovelace, a porn star from the 1970s.
Holley also stated that a temporary passport has been issued to Lohan, and could appear in court as early as Friday.
Current TNA wrestler and former WWE start Kurt Angle is facing multiple charges including allegedly harassing a female wrestler.
Last week Angle was allegedly served with restraining order for “protection from abuse” against an unnamed female wrestler. That same day, Angle was spotted following the woman to a local Starbucks, and an arrest took place.
In addition to “harassment and prohibited acts”, Angle also faces charges of “prohibited acts-possession” for being in possession of HGH and “driving while operating privilege is suspended” for driving with a suspended license.
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On Saturday August 15th, The Real Housewives of Orange County “star” Matt Keough (mugshot pictured above) was pulled over by cops for running a stop sign. When Keough was given a blood test, they found his Blood Alcohol Content was three times over the legal limit.
According to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, Koeugh was arrested, taken into custody and later posted bail with a $10,000 bond.
Last year Keough was arrested and sentenced to 180 days jail for violating probation stemming from a 2005 DUI charge. No word at this time what the latest charge could mean for Keough.
Joyce DeWitt Mugshot
On July 4th Joyce DeWitt, best known as Janet Wood on “Three’s Company”, was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving.
DeWitt was pulled over in El Segundo, California after driving past a police barricade. When approached by an officer, there was the smell of alcohol and was given field sobriety tests. When she failed those tests, she was arrests on suspicion of DUI.
Dewitt later posted a $5,000 bail.
Dolla, a 21-year old rapper from Atlanta GA, was murdered yesterday afternoon when he was shot in the head while shopping at the Beverly Center in Los Angeles.
Two suspects allegedly fled the scene after the murder. One of which, identified as Aubery Berry, was later arrested at Los Angeles International Aiport (LAX) in Terminal 1 trying to catch a flight leaving the city. He had a 9 millimeter handgun.
No word yet as to motive for the shooting. No word as to whether Berry has a criminal defense attorney yet, nor has any statements been at this time.
Gerard Butler charged with Criminal Battery
300‘s Gerard Butler was charged in Los Angeles county courts earlier this week for criminal battery against a photographer.
The charge stems from a October 7, 2008 incident in which Butler allegedly punched a photographer three or four times in the mouth while leaving the Crown Bar after the premier of RockNRolla.
Butler faces arraignment on June 10th. His reps have said that the photographer had been stalking Butler. Butler’s lawyer had no comment.
Keifer Sutherland Arrested for Assault
Keifer Sutherland, star of The Lost Boys and Flatliners, has turned himself in yesterday to police in the Soho district of Manhattan over charges of assault against fashion designerJack McCollough.
It has been reported since Monday by several news outlets that Sutherland headbutted McCollough at an after party following a costume gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Sutherland is currently serving a five year probation for a 2007 drunk driving charge. If found guilty on assault charges, the consequences could be legally grave, as the probation requires Sutherland to “obey all laws”.
Neither the Manhattan District Attorney’s office or Sutherland’s representative have made a statement regarding the charges at this time. It is unclear whether Sutherland has sought criminal defense representation yet.
Marty York Mugshot
On Easter Sunday, Marty York – a child actor who may be best known as Yeah-Yeah in The Sandlot – was arrested after an argument with his girlfriend during which he allegedly hit her.
York has now been charged with one felony county of domestic battery. If convicted, York could get up to five years in prison and fines for thousands of dollars.