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.
On Monday, Chris Brown entered a plea of “not guilty” to charges of felony assault and making criminal threats. Brown was charged back in March by Los Angeles County prosecutors, was was charged with the crimes against victim noted in court records as “Robyn F”.
Singer Rihanna, who was Chris Brown’s girlfriend at the time of the assualt and whose real name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty, had her lawyer at the hearing, and noted that “[Rihanna] would be pleased if this was over quickly” and would testify if need be.
If found guilty, Brown could spend up to five years in prison. After Brown entered his plea, he left quickly along with defense attorney Mark Geragos, who had no comment.
Winsor Harmon, who plays Thorne Forrester on CBS’ Bold and the Beautiful is facing a lawsuit from Daimler Chrysler Financial Services for missed car payments.
Last year, Winsor Harmon had his 2006 Mercedes Benz repossessed for failing to make payments on the lease of the $80,000 vehicle. Now, Daimler Chrysler Financial Services has filed suit with L.A. County Superior Court to collect over $35,000 is missed payments and interest.
At this time there has been no statement from Harmon or his representatives.
Charles Barkley, former NBA star for the Philadelphia 76ers and Phoenix Suns, was arrested early this morning for suspicion of drunk driving.
Barkley was pulled over by local members of a law enforcement task force after running a stop sign. He refused to take a breath test, but submitted to a blood test, the results of which are not yet available.
After being processed and cited, he was released and left the Old Town area scene, one of the trendy areas of the Phoenix metro area, in a taxi.
After Barkley’s arrest, Gilbert police Lt. Eric Shuhandler stated that “there was nothing unusual about how he was taken into custody” and “was treated exactly like we treat anybody else.”
Ed McMahon, who probably wishes he had been won a Publisher’s Clearing House Sweepstakes check, will get to keep his home for now.
McMahon’s mansion, which fell into foreclosure earlier this year, will get to stay in the house now that Orange County based Foreclosure Trackers company has negotiated a new mortgage loan for the former king of late night sidekicks so that he can continue to make payments and keep a roof over his head.
Now if this can only be replicated a couple hundred thousand times for the rest of America.
I’d like to take a moment from tracking the latest celebrities charged with weapons possession, accused of drunk driving and filing for divorce to wish a fond farewell to Bettie Page.
The notorious queen of pin-up passed away yesterday at the age of 85 due to a heart attack.
She will be missed, and her impact on pop culture will never be forgotten.
Time Magazine has a fantastic article on her life. Do yourself a favor and read it.
Dakota Culkin, the sister of Macaulay Culkin, was killed earlier this week when she stepped in front of a car Tuesday night and was struck in West Los Angeles. Dakota was sent to UCLA hospital with traumatic brain injury and head trauma, and died Wednesday morning.
According to a representative for the Culkins, “the driver stopped, rendered aid, and identified himself as required by law.”
Detectives on the scene of the car accident determined that the driver was not under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and furthermore that no crime had been committed.
Last week, movie star and football (thats soccer to you yanks) player Vinnie Jones started a brawl in a South Dakota bar with two of the patrons. Jones, who was intoxicated at the time of the fight, was waiting for a pool table being used by locals Juan Barrera and Jesse Bickett. During the altercation, which was allegedly started by Jones, Jones was smashed in the face with a beer glass by Bickett. Undeterred by the blood streaming from his face, Jones continued to beat the hell out of Barrera.
Think of any of the multiple scenes in a Guy Ritchie movie where Jones beats the hell out of some poor hooligan. Now apply that image of the snarling and enraged Jones to the real world.
Currently, Jones has been charged with three counts of simple assault. If Jones is found guilty of all three, he could face up to $2000 in fines and a year in jail. There has been no word from Jones criminal defense representation or if the Barrera and Bickett plan to file a personal injury lawsuit.
At the stroke of midnight on January 2nd, Dylan McDermott will be single when his divorce with wife Shiva Rose McDermott will be official. The pair, married in 1995 and have two children, have been separated since 2007. McDermott filed to start the divorce process back in June.
So here’s the deal… until last month, there hasn’t been any officially released new material from Guns N’ Roses since 1991. That is seventeen years! For much of that time, there has been this mysterious album in the works entitled Chinese Democracy that was that would never ever ever ever get released.
Back in March ’08, Dr. Pepper said that if the album was ever released, they would give a free soda to everyone. Well, the album was *finally* released and Dr. Pepper made good on the promise… except that so many people went to the site that it crashed and many were unable to get the free coupon during the 24 hour window, and many fans struck at Guns N’ Roses thinking they were involved.
Now, G N’ F’N R has become G N’ F’N R N’ L, as lawyers for Axl Rose have pressed Dr. Pepper for a public apology for the promotion that went flat and may have caused harm to the band’s reputation. Laurie Soriano says “the door to a lawsuit being filed is always open” and has yet to hear back from the carbonated beverage maker.
In other news, a Chinese Communist Party newspaper has reportedly called the band’s album name a “venomous attack” with “its spear point on China.”