Dramas and Trainwrecks

Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius charged with murder

On 14 February 2013, reports surfaced that a woman had been shot and killed at Pistorius's Pretoria home, with one police spokesman reportedly stating the woman was Reeva Steenkamp, Pistorius's girlfriend. Johannesburg's Talk Radio 702 told Sky News that police had arrested a 26-year-old man believed to be Pistorius on suspicion of murder and a 9mm pistol was recovered from the scene. Police have confirmed that Pistorius has been charged with Steenkamp's murder. Reports have also suggested that Pistorius will undergo forensic medical tests at The Mamelodi Day Hospital. Reports have stated that police officials are set to oppose bail for Pistorius.

Some early media reports indicated that the shooting may have been an accident caused by Pistorius mistaking his girlfriend for an intruder. A police spokeswoman stated that those reports did not come from the police. The spokeswoman also stated that earlier in the evening the neighbors heard "shouting and screaming" coming from Pistorius' house and that the police were called to the house on some previous occasions responding to reports of "a domestic nature"

Oscar Pitrorius

Oscar Leonard Carl Pistorius (born November 22, 1986) is a South African sprint runner. Pistorius, who has double below-knee amputations, competes in T44 (single below knee amputees) events though he is actually classified in T43 (double below knee amputee). He is the T44 world record holder for the 200 and 400 metres events, and the joint T43 record holder for the 100 metres.

At the 2012 Summer Olympics on August 4, 2012, Pistorius became the first amputee runner to compete at an Olympic Games.

Randy Travis arrested naked, charged with DWI

On August 7, 2012, police in Grayson County, Texas responded to a call that a man was lying naked in the road. Police reported that they arrived to find Randy Travis naked and smelling of alcohol. Police say that Travis crashed his car in a construction zone, and that when they attempted to apprehend him, Travis threatened the lives of the officers. Travis was subsequently arrested for driving while intoxicated and retaliation against law enforcement officials. He posted bail in the amount of $21,500. Because this incident happened in a different county, his probation was not considered violated.

On February 6, 2012 Travis was arrested for public intoxication while sitting in his car at a Baptist church in Sanger, Texas. He paid a fine and was placed on a 90-day probation. The 90-day probation period expires September 23, 2012.

Randy Travis (born May 4, 1959, 53 years old) is an American country music singer and actor. Since 1985, he has recorded 20 studio albums and charted more than 50 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, and 16 of these were number one hits.

Randy Travis - He Walked On Water (Official Video)

Actor Fred Willard (72) arrested for alleged lewd act in adult theater

Actor Fred Willard (72 yrs old) was arrested in an adult theater (Tiki Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles) for Lewd Conduct after exposing himself.

Tiki Theatre is a small, dark theatre.

Fred Willard (born September 18, 1939, 72 years old) is an American actor, comedian, and voice over actor, best known for his improvisational comedy skills. He is known for his roles in the Christopher Guest mockumentary films This is Spinal Tap, Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, and For Your Consideration as well as television series D.C. Follies. He is an alumnus of The Second City comedy troupe. He received three Emmy nominations for his recurring role on the TV series Everybody Loves Raymond as Robert Barone's father-in-law, Hank MacDougall. In 2010, he received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his role on the ABC TV series Modern Family as Phil Dunphy's father, Frank Dunphy.

Common Sense Doctor w/ Fred Willard

Big Boi of OutKast arrested on drug charges in Miami

Sunday August 7, 2011 Antwan Patton (Big Boi of six times Grammy-winning duo OutKast) was returning from a cruise when a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement drug dog at the Port of Miami alerted officers. Patton was arrested and charged with illegal possession of controlled substances Viagra, ecstasy pills and MDMA powder. Patton was released from the Miami-Dade County jail on a $16,000 bond.

Ja Rule, Rapper, turns himself in to serve 2 year sentence on gun charges

Rapper Ja Rule turned himself into authorities to serve 2 year prison sentence. He will go to Rikers Island first, then be sent to a state facility in Upstate New York.

On December 13, 2010, Ja Rule received a two-year jail sentence after pleading guilty to attempted possession of a weapon after the aforementioned 2007 concert. On March 8, 2011 Ja Rule's surrender date for his two year prison sentence was set for June 8.

Ja Rule Legal issues

In 2003, he allegedly punched a man in Toronto, who later sued Ja Rule. The issue was settled out of court.

In 2004, police investigated whether a feud involving The Inc. led to fatal shooting outside a nightclub party hosted by Ja Rule and Leon Richardson were, they thought he shot Proof of D12.

On July 1, 2004, Ja Rule was arrested with Don Rhys for driving with a suspended license and possessing marijuana.

In July 2007, Ja Rule was arrested for gun and drug possession charges along with Lil Wayne, and Don Rhys who served eight months in prison during 2010 for attempted possession of weapon stemming from the arrest. New York Supreme Court judge Richard Carruthers rejected Ja Rule's argument that the gun was illegally obtained evidence.

Jeffrey Atkins (born February 29, 1976), better known by his stage name Ja Rule, is an American rapper, singer, and actor.

Born in Hollis, Queens, he began his career in the group Cash Money Click and debuted in 1999 with Venni Vetti Vecci and its single "Holla Holla". From 2000 to 2004, Ja Rule had several hits that made the top 20 of the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, including "Between Me and You" with Christina Millian, "I'm Real (Murder Remix)" with Jennifer Lopez, "Always on Time" with Ashanti, "Mesmerize" also with Ashanti, and "Wonderful" with R. Kelly and Ashanti. During the 2000s, Ja Rule was signed to The Inc. Records, which was formerly known as Murder Inc. and was led by Irv Gotti.

Ja Rule - Mesmerize ft. Ashanti

Dog the Bounty Hunter Bails Out Nicolas Cage

On April 15, 2011, at 11:30 PM, Actor Nichlas Cage was arrested in New Orleans in the city's famed French Quarter district for suspicion of domestic abuse battery, disturbing the peace, and public intoxication, after a police officer was flagged down by onlookers after Cage allegedly grabbed his wife's upper arm, while appearing to be under the influence. Cage was held in police custody until $11,000 USD bail was posted by Duane "Dog" Chapman. He was later ordered to appear in court on May 31st.

Dispatch from Detroit: Charlie Sheen bombs in his concert kickoff

FYI: Charlie sheen scheduled 23 live shows in 20 cities.  It was the opening day today.

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Charlie Sheen got a lesson in the fickleness of crowds Saturday night. While doing his best to cash in on his recent cult with the launch of his "My Violent Torpedo of Truth / Defeat Is Not an Option Show," he tried to position himself as a folk hero of freedom. Unfortunately for him, the audience that turned out here at the Fox Theatre took him at his word: They essentially booed him off the stage.


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Lawrence Taylor, ex-Giants star, declared sex offender

Lawrence Taylor (one of the greatest NFL players) was arrested for having sex with a 16-year-old girl. He was charged with felony third-degree statutory rape, for allegedly engaging in sexual intercourse with someone under 17. He was also charged with third-degree patronization for allegedly paying the underage girl $300 to have sex with him. His bail was set at $75,000. Taylor is facing up to five years in prison and lifetime sex offender registration if convicted of both crimes. On June 23, 2010, Taylor was indicted on these charges, and pleaded not guilty on July 13. On January 13, 2011 Taylor pleaded guilty to some of the charges thereby resolving the case. On March 22, 2011 Taylor was sentenced to six years probation as part of a plea agreement, which saw him plead guilty to the misdemeanors of sexual misconduct and patronizing a prostitute.

He will also have to register as a sex offender.

Lawrence Julius Taylor (born February 4, 1959), nicknamed "L.T.", is a Hall of Fame former American football player. Taylor played his entire professional career as a linebacker for the New York Giants in the National Football League (NFL). He is considered to be one of the greatest players in the history of football,

Gilbert Gottfried Fires by Aflac After Japan Joke Tweets

From 2000 until 2011, Gilbert Gottfried was the voice of the duck in the AFLAC commercials

In March 2011, Gottfried made jokes on his @realgilbert Twitter account in reference to the earthquake disaster in Japan. Despite deleting the tweets and apologizing, Gottfried was fired by Aflac as the voice of the Aflac Duck on March 14, 2011 in response to the tweets.

He wrote:

  • “What do you get when you cross a tsunami and a nuclear explosion? Stir fry!”
  • “Why do the Japanese eat so much ramen? Because it’s so easy to make: Just add water.”
  • “Did you hear about the Japanese stock market? It crashed on purpose!”

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Rocker Vince Neil jailed for DUI

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Rocker Vince Neil will serve 15 days behind bars next month after pleading guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol.

The Motley Crue frontman initially pleaded not guilty to misdemeanour drink driving and speeding charges stemming from an arrest in Las Vegas in June.

Charlie Sheen Found Drunk and Naked in New York Hotel

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"I believe he was irrational and intoxicated," a police source tells PEOPLE, adding he was taken voluntarily to New York Columbia Presbyterian Hospital by ambulance.

Police were sent to The Plaza Hotel in midtown New York after a call from hotel security, according to the New York Post. The room was trashed when police responded, including damage to a chandelier and hotel furniture.

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Toni Braxton Bankruptcy: Up To $50 Million In Debt

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Toni Braxton has filed for bankruptcy a second time, citing millions of dollars in debt and financial problems exacerbated by a heart condition that forced her to cancel a series of Las Vegas shows.

The filing will likely result in the six-time Grammy Award winner having to sell some of her assets to pay off debts listed in court records as ranging between $10 million and $50 million.

Toni Michelle Braxton (born October 7, 1967) is an American R&B singer-songwriter. Braxton has won six Grammy Awards in her career and has sold 40 million records worldwide.

CNN Fires Rick Sanchez for Remarks in Interview

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Rick Sanchez, a daytime anchor at CNN, was fired on Friday, a day after telling a radio interviewer that Jon Stewart was a bigot and that “everybody that runs CNN is a lot like Stewart.”

The latter comment was made shortly after Mr. Stewart’s faith, Judaism, was invoked.


CNN said in a statement Friday evening, “Rick Sanchez is no longer with the company.

Audio -  (Audio) CNN Rick Sanchez fired for calling Jon Stewart a Bigot.

Lindsay Lohan will be in Jail for next 29 days - NOT

on September 17, Lohan confirmed via Twitter that she failed a drug test. She said she is "prepared to face the consequences".

After a hearing on September 24, where the judge ordered a preliminary revocation of Lohan's probation, she was denied bail and sent back to jail. She will remain in custody until a probation revocation hearing scheduled for October 22


Lindsay Lohan was released the same day at about 11:40 p.m. after posting $300,000 bail.  She is due back in court on Oct. 22

Legal News - Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, Floyd Mayweather

Bench warrant issued for Lindsay Lohan

A bench warrant was issued Monday for actress Lindsay Lohan  after she tested positive for drugs, but court officials said she won't be taken into custody until at least Friday after a hearing.

Beverly Hills Superior Court Judge Eldon Fox will decide at that time whether Lohan violated her probation and should be sent back to jail or back into locked-down drug rehabilitation.

Paris Hilton given suspended sentence in Las Vegas drug case

On July 17, 2010, Hilton was detained and released after being caught in possession of cannabis at Figari airport, Corsica.

On August 28, 2010 she was arrested on suspicion of cocaine possession in Las Vegas.  Initially her defence claimed that the handbag containing 0.8g of cocaine was not hers as "This purse in question was a high street brand - and by no means up to her high fashion standards."  Later she claimed some of the personal items (like cash and credit cards) from the bag acknowledging it was hers.

In order to avoid being convicted on felony, Paris Hilton pleaded guilty to two misdemeanors on September 17, 2010. Under the terms of the plea bargain, she was sentenced to one year probation, 200 hours community service, $2,000 fine and ordered to complete a drug abuse program. Clark County District Attorney David Roger said that: "If she is arrested for anything besides a minor traffic violation she will spend a year in jail. There will be no discussion. The court will have no discretion."

Boxer Floyd Mayweather could face 34 years in prison

On September 9, 2010, it was reported that Mayweather was being sought by police for questioning after his former girlfriend, Josie Harris, filed a domestic battery report against him. Harris has accused Mayweather of battery in the past, but those charges were later dropped in July 2005 after Harris testified that she had lied and that Mayweather had not, in fact, assaulted her.  Mayweather was taken into custody on September 10, 2010, but was released after posting $3000 bail. Initially, Mayweather was charged with felony theft stemming from the disappearance of Harris's iPhone, but on September 16, 2010, two felony coercion charges and one felony robbery charge were added to the case, along with one misdemeanor domestic battery charge and three misdemeanor harassment charges. If convicted of all charges, Mayweather could face up to 34 years in prison.

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