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.
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.
Heather Locklear was arrested on suspicion of DUI Saturday night after local resident called cops when they saw her “driving erratically” as she left a parking lot.
California Highway Patrol found Locklear pulled over on the side of the road, blocking a lane, and determined that she was under the influence of alcohol or drugs and arrested her on the spot. No one at this time has come forward filing DUI injury charges due to her driving.
Locklear was tested and came out clean for alcohol. Drug tests are still being conducted. Locklear was later released without having to post bail.
Last month I reported on how Chris Kattan filed for separation from his wife of eight weeks Sunshine Tutt. Well, there’s no sun shining in Kattanland today, as Tutt has officially filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences.
Over the weekend, a 45-year old man was arrested in a London public toilet on suspicion of drug possession after a tip-off from the bathroom attendant, and later released with a “caution” for possession of class A and class C drugs.
Although Michael was not named by police, other sources were later able to confirm his identity. Michael pleaded guilty last May for driving while unfit and was banned from driving for two years. In an interview last year, Michael proudly proclaimed “…and I can afford my marijuana so that’s not a problem.”
During a routine probation search of the home of actor Ryan O’Neal, who recently starred in TV series Bones, was charged for drug possession after a vial of Methamphetamine was allegedly found in his bedroom.
But the real stinger is that O’Neal’s son Redmond was also found holding a vial of meth on his person.
Both Ryan and Redmond were arrested and now being held on $10,000 bail. Nothing says father/son bonding like a good upper. Now that’s family values you can believe in!
After only seventeen months, Carl Weathers is filing to end his marriage to Jennifer Peterson, his third wife. In the divorce papers filed with L.A. County Superior Court, Weathers sited irreconcilable differences. And, just to make things interesting, Weathers has requested that Peterson pay his court costs. Hopefully he has a good divorce lawyer in his corner of the ring.
Weathers, who has starred in Rocky and The Predator, may need a little help and insight from co-star Sonny Landham, who has had something like five wives.
Poor Floyd Mayweather Jr. While the undefeated boxer was out, a brazen gentleman decked out like the Unabomber broke into his Las Vegas home and stole his bling. Right from his crib! What kind of world are we living in when a man’s $7 million dollar jewelry (compensating for something? just sayin’…) is not safe from some hooligan?
The Las Vegas Police are now hoping that someone will recognize the perp (see above still from a security cam) and help put him behind bars.
Poor Willie. Best known as Buddy in the seminal 80’s cheesefest Charles In Charge, Willie Aames has tried to get back in the spotlight with a recent stint on VH1’s Celebrity Fit Club and had written a book “Grace Is Enough” that chronicled his drug abuse and money problems. Apparently he is still having money problems, and according to his bankruptcy paperwork filed in Kansas, is currently $350,000 in debt.
Shia LaBeouf was arrested early Sunday morning on suspicion of drunk driving, after he tried to make a left turn at an intersection of West Hollywood and instead got into a car crash when he ran into another vehicle. LaBeouf rolled the truck he was driving, injuring his hand and knee in the process.
LaBeouf, star of this summer’s INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL and last summer’s blockbsuster TRANSFORMERS, was booked for a misdemeanor DUI and then released for medical attention for his injuries. A female passenger of LaBeouf’s and the driver of the vehicle he hit were not seriously hurt. Neither their identities or if they have a Los Angeles DUI lawyer for representation are known at this time.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation, and his publicists did not return immediate calls made by The Associated Press.
LaBeouf was previously arrested in Chicago last year after a drunken confrontation with a Walgreens guard and was charged with criminal trespass. The charges were later dropped.