Thursday, April 30, 2009

Amy Winehouse - Vacation Gone Bad...

January 2009 - The Wino was apparently reduced to crawling up to fellow vacationers and yoinking their drinks after fed-up resort staff refused to serve her.

The sneaky singer - who has fought addictions to drugs and alcohol, and is at the posh Le Sport Spa on the sunshine isle of St. Lucia on a "health kick" - also begged guests to order booze for her at the all-inclusive resort...

Each day seems to start with fairly good intentions as she limbers up with yoga-style stretches before swinging into action on exercise rings.
But by lunchtime, a bikini-clad or topless Amy Winehouse is relaxing with a drink on the beach or even openly smoking joints by the pool.
Come nightfall and she is hitting the bottle with pals (including new man Josh Bowman) despite the booze ban agreed by her management and staff.

A source at the £200-a-night resort said:

“We keep catching her crawling past bars, or hiding behind chairs. She grabs guests’ drinks and runs off, like a squirrel with a nut.”

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Lane Garrison - Vehicular Manslaughter Arrest

Prison Break Star Lane Garrison to Be Released From Prison
April 22, 2009

Former Prison Break star Lane Garrison will be getting out of prison a lot earlier than expected.

He’s been in jail since November of 2007, after being found guilty of vehicular manslaughter when he got into a drunk driving accident and his 17-year old passenger Vahagn Setian was killed.

He was expected to serve a 40-month sentence, but according to a spokesman for the California Department of Corrections, he’ll be paroled within the next few weeks because of good behavior.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Charles Manson - 74 Year Old Spends Time Alone in Prison

LOS ANGELES, California -- In his latest mug shot, Charles Manson's wild-eyed stare is gone, as is most of his hair. Except for the swastika he carved into his brow during his murder trial, he could be any gray-bearded man of 74.

A new photo of Charles Manson shows his gray beard and the swastika tattooed into his forehead.

If the photo authorities released early this week is any indication, the leader of a murderous band called "The Family," has mellowed some after almost 40 years in a California state prison. He has had a lot of alone time.

Manson is locked away in protective custody, according to Sabrina Johnson, a spokeswoman at Corcoran State Prison in Corcoran, about 150 miles northwest of Los Angeles. Manson has his own cell. His exposure to prison neighbors that include mass killer Juan Corona and Robert F. Kennedy's assassin, Sirhan Sirhan, is very limited, Johnson said.

Manson and four others -- Susan Atkins, Patricia Krenwinkel, Charles "Tex" Watson and Leslie Van Houten -- were convicted of murder and other charges in connection with a two-night rampage that left pregnant actress Sharon Tate and seven others dead. Manson and the four "family" members' death sentences were overturned during the 1970s, when the death penalty laws were ruled unconsitutional. He is quietly serving out his life sentence. Although he once frequently gave bombastic rants on national television, he hasn't granted a media interview in years. Manson receives a lot of mail, and many requests from people who want to visit him, Johnson said. He still occasionally sees a few people.

"Over the years, he's taken some people off the visitor list and put them back on, " Johnson said. "He has the same rights as any other prisoner."

Manson has been disciplined in the past, losing privileges, but he's now in good standing and good health, Johnson added. All members of the "Manson family" have been up for parole multiple times over the past four decades, but it has never been granted. Manson's next parole hearing is in 2010. He did not show up for the last one in 2007.

His mug shot, which instantly made its way around the world over the Internet, was taken as part of a regular update of inmate images at the prison. Its release comes ahead of the 40th anniversary of the "Manson family" killings in August 1969. Van Houten, who was 19 at the time of the killings, was convicted in the murders of Leno LaBianca, a wealthy grocery store owner, and his wife, Rosemary. Van Houten was accused of stabbing Rosemary LaBianca 14 to 16 times in the back. Van Houten was also convicted of conspiracy in Tate's death and four others at the actress' Beverly Hills home. Tate was about eight-and-a-half months pregnant, and her baby also died in the attack. Manson, Atkins and Krenwinkel also were convicted for those murders. Atkins, who has been declared terminally ill, was denied a compassionate release from prison in July 2008. She is believed to have been one of the people who stabbed Tate and scrawled the word "pig" in blood on the door of the home the actress shared with director Roman Polanski.
In May 2008, authorities dug for bodies at the Inyo County, California, ranch where Manson and his followers once lived, after police learned that testing had indicated human remains might be buried there. According to authorities, nothing was found.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Nathan Mathers - Eminem's Brother

Eminem's Brother Arrested for DUI
April 16, 2009

Eminem's little brother Nathan Mathers was arrested early Wednesday morning for driving under the influence in the Detroit suburb of MAComb Township. According to the Associated Press, police stopped Nate Mathers, who raps under the alias Nate Kane, when he failed to yield for an ambulance. His blood-alcohol level was 0.16%, twice the 0.08% legal limit. He was charged with DUI and operating a vehicle while impaired and released on personal bond.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Hugh Grant - Indecent Conduct with a Prostitute

November 2004 - Hugh Grant, the British star of the film Four Weddings and a Funeral, was arrested in Hollywood yesterday and charged with indecent conduct with a prostitute in a public place after meeting her on Sunset Boulevard.

Grant, 34, whose girlfriend is Elizabeth Hurley, the actress, was arrested by vice squad police, who alleged that he drove up to a prostitute at about 1.30 am.

Officer Lorie Taylor, of Los Angeles Police, said: "Grant was observed to drive a vehicle up to a prostitute and allow her to enter. They drove a short distance to a residential street and engaged in lewd conduct.

"Vice officers walked up on the car and observed the act. Both the prostitute, described by police as a black woman named Divine Brown, 23, and Grant were taken into custody," said Officer Taylor.

Officer Cory Palka said Grant was "extremely embarrassed" when the two officers introduced themselves, but was "very nice and very co-operative". Grant was released on bail. He and Brown, who was charged with soliciting, are due to to appear in court on July 18.

Eduardo Funes, a police spokesman, said that Grant would not have to appear. He could be represented by a lawyer.

"It's a misdemeanour charge, which carries a custodial sentence," he said. "You could be sent to jail for up to six months or have a $1,000 fine, or both.

"It's up to the judge. It depends on whether there is a track record."

The area in which police allege that Grant stopped is a notorious haunt of prostitutes, both male and female. It is also heavily patrolled by undercover police.

After his arrest, he said: "I did something completely insane. I have hurt people I love and embarrassed people I work with. For both things I am more sorry than I can say."

A friend of Grant's said last night: "This all seems very odd. It doesn't seem at all like Hugh."
Grant, one of the film industry's most in-demand actors, is in Hollywood to promote his new film Nine Months, advertised on posters along Sunset Boulevard.

Yesterday's press conference about Nine Months was cancelled abruptly, although some journalists had flown in from as far away as Britain for it.

Grant, who read English at New College, Oxford, before becoming an actor, won the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Golden Globe award this year for Four Weddings and a Funeral. He was virtually unknown outside Britain until he was cast opposite Andie MacDowell in that film, which was nominated for an Academy Award for best picture. Known for his beguiling smile and self-deprecating wit, Grant is now starring in The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain. After minor roles in repertory, Grant wrote and performed in satirical revues before James Ivory, the film director, spotted him and cast him in Maurice, an adaptation of E M Forster's sombre novel about homosexual lovers. He later appeared in Remains of the Day and Bitter Moon before being picked for Four Weddings and a Funeral, a low-budget production that turned out to be Britain's highest earning film and helped to turn him into an international star.

Jane Fonda - Distrubing the Peace

In 1970, Jane Fonda was arrested for disturbing the peace. Fonda kicked a police officer who was arresting her for a large amount of pills she had in her possession. Charges were dropped when it was determined that the pills were vitamins.