Tuesday, June 29, 2010

'Melrose Place' Actress Charged in Fatal Car Accident

Former "Melrose Place" actress Amy Locane-Bovenizer was charged in a drunk driving accident that killed a New Jersey woman, the New York Post reported Tuesday.

Locane-Bovenizer, who played Sandy Louise Harling on "Melrose Place," was driving a 2007 Chevy Tahoe on Sunday night when she slammed into the passenger side of a vehicle, instantly killing noted art historian Helene Seeman, 60, authorities said.

The driver, Seeman’s husband Fred, 60, was transported in a Medevac helicopter and remained incapacitated with serious injuries.

The couple were struck as they turned into their driveway in Princeton, N.J. Their youngest son, Curtis, 17, was with his mother when she died.

"My mother was incredible. She had a pure spirit, and her heart was always in the right place," the Seemans' oldest son Ford, 23, told the paper. "She wouldn't want me to harbor any resentment. I feel like a part of my soul is now missing."

Prior to the fatal crash, Locane-Bovenizer, 39, rear-ended another vehicle at an intersection a few miles away, before driving off, according to Somerset County Acting Prosecutor A. Peter DeMarco Jr.

The hit-and-run victim followed mom-of-two Locane-Bovenizer, who was reportedly "swerving and knocked down several mailboxes."

At the crime scene, police said they noticed the smell of alcohol on the actress' breath and reported her eyes were glassy and red-rimmed and her speech was slurred.

Locane-Bovenizer, whose husband is a wine expert, admitted to imbibing several glasses of wine before getting behind the wheel, authorities said.

She appeared before the superior court Monday afternoon for her arraignment. Bail was set at $50,000.

She is charged with vehicular homicide, second-degree and third-degree assault by auto. She faces five to 10 years in state prison.


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Chris Klein Arrested for DUI

TMZ has learned Chris Klein -- who played Oz in "American Pie" -- was arrested early this morning on suspicion of DUI.

Law enforcement sources tell us a CHP officer stopped Klein on the 101 freeway in Los Angeles at 3:13AM.

31-year-old Klein was arrested after failing a field sobriety test, we're told.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Lawrence Taylor Arrested for Statutory Rape

Ex-football star Lawrence Taylor posed for the below mug shot on May 6, 2010 after being arrested for the alleged statutory rape of a 16-year-old female runaway.

Police allege that Taylor, 51, paid the girl $300 for sex in a suite at a Holiday Inn in Rockland County, New York. The former New York Giants star, who was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in 1999, faces up to four years in prison if convicted of the felony charge.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Top Ten Celebrity Arrests

2007 was all about DUI's, crotch shots, and arrests. MTV has comprised a list of the top 10 celebrity arrests of the year; lets check out the list...

10. Paris Hilton
Back in June, following an appearance at the MTV Movie Awards, Hilton willingly turned herself in to police to begin serving a 23-day jail sentence, related to her arrest for violating the terms of her alcohol-related probation. She ended up serving 23 days and was released.

9. Game
Compton-bred rapper the Game was collared in mid-May in Los Angeles and booked on suspicion of making criminal threats. The arrest, according to police, was connected to an incident that went down three months prior, amid a pickup basketball game. The rapper was accused of brandishing a weapon during the game, which he used to threaten one of the other players. He was later released on $50,000 bail.

8. Nick Bollea
Last month, the 17-year-old son of wrestler Hulk Hogan turned himself in to police and was arrested on charges of reckless driving for his role in an August crash in Florida that left his passenger, 22-year-old John Graziano, in critical condition. Graziano sustained a broken skull and has been in a coma ever since the accident. Bollea is currently awaiting trial and denies any wrongdoing.

7. Tony Yayo
Back in March, Yayo was arrested on charges of harassment and endangering the welfare of a child in New York, for allegedly slapping the 14-year-old son of the Game's manager, Jimmy Rosemond. He's currently awaiting trial.

6. Lindsay Lohan
Following a stint in rehab, Lohan was arrested in late May for driving under the influence of alcohol after losing control of her Mercedes-Benz convertible and ramming a curb. Police found a small amount of cocaine inside the mangled sports car, and she was right back in rehab. Then, in late July, Lohan was arrested again after being in a bizarre car chase. Lohan refused to take a breathalyzer test, but failed several other field-sobriety tests, and police also found a small amount of cocaine on her. She faced a handful of charges but wound up serving only 84 minutes in jail for her offenses.

5. Lil Wayne
In July, the rapper's first major gig in New York was followed with a trip to the clink, following Wayne's arrest on gun-possession charges. His tour bus was pulled over, and cops searched it, finding a .40 caliber pistol and some marijuana. And then, in October, Wayne was pinched in Boise, Idaho, on a felony fugitive charge issued in Georgia for allegedly possessing a controlled substance.

4. Remy Ma
The female rapper was charged this summer with attempted murder charge following a shooting outside a New York nightclub. She pleaded not guilty to the charge and was released on $250,000 bond but was ordered earlier this week to stand trial on charges of gang assault and witness tampering. Prosecutors argue Remy Ma ordered a group of men to attack the boyfriend of her friend Makeda Barnes-Joseph, who she is accused of shooting in July after a dispute that took place on a New York street.

3. OiNK founder Alan Ellis
The 24-year-old Ellis was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to defraud and copyright infringement in October as part of an Interpol-led investigation into OiNK, the invite-only file-sharing site he launched three years ago. The site provided illegal downloads of pre-release music and media to its more than 180,000 members before authorities shut it down. Ellis, an IT consultant, operated the site from his apartment in Middlesbrough in the north of England. He dismissed the charges, claiming his site was no different than Google.

2. Kid Rock
Before he was arrested in late October on charges of misdemeanor battery in Georgia for allegedly beating up a man at a Waffle House with his entourage, Rock was arrested for clocking ex-wife Pamela Anderson's first husband, Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee, during the MTV Video Music Awards in Las Vegas. Rock said a lingering "level of disrespect" between the two provoked the fisticuffs. He was charged by Las Vegas police with misdemeanor battery, but Lee later requested Rock not be charged over the incident.

1. T.I.
In mid-October, the rapper was arrested in Atlanta on charges of buying illegal machine guns, possession of three unregistered machine guns and two silencers, and possession of firearms by a convicted felon. Agents booked T.I. as he allegedly accepted a delivery of three machine guns and two silencers from one of his bodyguards. After posting bail, T.I. was remanded to house arrest, and is not allowed to step out his front door unless he has a medical appointment or court appearance. He is awaiting trial on the gun charges.


Chace Crawford Arrested for Possession

Chace Crawford from "Gossip Girl" was arrested in Plano, Texas for possession of marijuana ... cops confirm to TMZ.

We're told Crawford has bonded out of jail.

Crawford was arrested just after midnight this morning for possession of marijuana under 2 ounces. The charge is a misdemeanor.

Crawford was busted in the parking lot of Ringo's Pub. Sources say Crawford was in a car with a friend when he was busted and cops found one unlit joint.