Though he’s not pitch perfect, I admire this guy’s determination to see the bright side of life. After being arrested for intoxication, he
sang yelled Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” in its entirety. What’s most impressive is that despite being totally shlammered, he managed to remember all the lyrics.
In his head, he probably sounds amazing.
Also, be sure to watch until the very end when the guys puts on his glasses, and therefore, becomes serious.
We saw how his Kony2012 video became viral last week.
Now doing a complete 180, Invisible Children co-founder Jason Russell was arrested Thursday for allegedly masturbating and being drunk in public.
In an interview with TMZ, Ben Keesey, the CEO of Invisible Children, has since released a statement regarding Russell’s state.
“Jason Russell was unfortunately hospitalized yesterday suffering from exhaustion, dehydration, and malnutrition,” he said. ”He is now receiving medical care and is focused on getting better. The past two weeks have taken a severe emotional toll on all of us, Jason especially, and that toll manifested itself in an unfortunate incident yesterday.”
While it isn’t clear which side is true, TMZ has released a video of Russell in the midst of a naked meltdown in the San Diego streets.
For someone who launched an empowering and viral video last week, this really brings a new perspective on him.
Since the Kony2012 video was released, Russell and Invisible Children have received heavy criticism saying the campaign presents an overly simplistic, and sometimes inaccurate portrayal of problems in Central Africa.
What do you think? Does this change your mind about the campaign at all?
The actor and his father were hauled away at a protest outside the Sudanese Embassy in Washington. Clooney, along with a few other protesters, were warned three times not to cross a police line outside the embassy. When they did, they were handcuffed and placed into a U.S. Secret Service van.
Will we ever see him again?
Clooney and the protesters accuse Sudan’s president Omar al-Bashir of provoking a humanitarian crisis and blocking food and aid from entering a key border region with South Sudan.
It’s very likely that Clooney knew the likelihood of getting arrested, so it served as a perfect photo op to draw more attention to his cause. So don’t feel bad… it kind of went according to plan. Clooney is just taking one for the cause.
While he was being arrested, scores of
fans activists cheered him on. George Clooney is (somehow) even more awesome than before.
Watch the clip below:
Russell Brand didn’t spend too long at the police station on Thursday afternoon after pulling a Chris Brown. He was accused of grabbing a photographer’s iPhone and tossing it through the window of a downtown law office.
The police put a warrant out for his arrest and soon after Brand turned himself into the New Orleans Sheriff’s office and was booked on two misdemeanor counts of criminal damage to property valued at $700.
The British comedian didn’t spend too long in jail though, as he posted the $5000 bail and agreed to pay for repairs to the phone.
So basically buy a new phone.
According to TMZ, Brand understandably got upset at the photographer who was taking pictures on his iPhone, inspiring him to chuck it through the window. True, that’s a little extreme, but I understand how it could happen in a heated moment.
I think Brand handled the situation pretty well by turning himself in and posting a lighthearted explanation on Twitter. He responded to the news by tweeting: ”Since Steve Jobs died I cannot bear to see anyone use an iPhone irreverently, what I did was a tribute to his memory.” [TMZ]
It is a sad day for anybody who enjoyed the countless hours of entertainment from Megaupload. The FBI charged the operators of the site with copyright infringement and “conspiracy to commit racketeering.”
And here’s big news, Alicia Keys is connected to this controversy. Her husband Swizz Beats was revealed as the acting CEO of the company, who was brought on by founder Kim Dotcom. Beatz was partially responsible for the track “Mega Song,” which showed famous artists supporting the service.
It is unclear which seven Megaupload employees are to be arrested, and the extent to which Swizz Beats has been involved.
A website is claiming Jersey Shore’s Snooki was arrested in New Jersey with a ton of marijuana. Snooki claims the story is a complete lie, and she is very pissed.
Here’s a small problem with the story – Snooki wasn’t even in New Jersey when the alleged arrest happened.
Snooki’s rep tells TMZ, “The report is 100% false. As Ms. Polizzi’s legal counsel is currently investigating this matter, we cannot comment any further except to assure the public and Ms. Polizzi’s fans that this story is a complete fabrication.”
The story is still developing.
Oh boy! Soulja Boy better work that orange jumpsuit. He may be wearing it for a while.
The 21-year-old rapper whose real name is DeAndre Cortez Way, was arrested this morning in Temple, Georgia for weed possession.
TMZ reports cops say Soulja was in a car with four other men and a ton of marijuana. All five men were arrested on the spot.
It’s also alleged that there were guns in the car, but police have not confirmed this.
It sure is a coincidence he’s arrested a few days before the release of his Soulja Boy: The Movie DVD. Or is it?
TMZ reports Arizona cops pulled over DMX last night. And to make matters worse, he was driving with a suspended license.
He was booked for speeding, reckless driving, and the suspended license. He has posted bond and has been released.
Yes you read that title correctly. Big Boi was arrested today in Miami for drug possession. He was arrested with three counts of possession of a controlled substance and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.
TMZ reports the substances were ecstasy pills, MDMA powder and Viagra. All charges are felonies.
Border control dogs identified the substances while he was exiting a cruise ship. Also Big Boi didn’t have a prescription for the Viagra.
We can understand his embarrassment regarding the Viagra. It’s hard (no pun intended) talking to a Doctor about his downstairs. We sympathize completely with his need to pick it up on the black market.
Ah well. Maybe it’s just easier to talk to your doctor.
TMZ reports that Todd showed the pharmacist a text message on his phone saying he had a bomb, and that he demanded Oxycontin. He made away with 6 bottles of the medication.
Unfortunately his getaway was not well planned. Todd took off in a taxi, where police tracked the cab to the Comcast Center where Coheed and Cambria were set to open for Soundgarden.
Todd was arrested and is being held on $10,000 bail and will be arraigned Monday morning. He is being charged with armed robbery and unlawful possession of prescription narcotics.
Luckily for Soundgarden, this was the last show they were scheduled to play with Coheed and Cambria.
Everett Tweeted early Tuesday morning that he was in the back of a police car getting arrested. Apparently he was stopped for being naked in public. Understandably, these pictures spread through Social Media like wildfire. Amazing technology!
Updates: Two follow-up tweets from Everett:
“…I guess you can’t walk down your own street half naked…who knew – I got a free ride home by the nice police officer”
“…by half naked, I mean naked”
TMZ reports that the reality television star’s on-again, off-again boyfriend Corey Bohan was arrested late on Thursday night for public intoxication.
Reportedly, the Hermosa Beach Police Department in California charged the 29-year-old Australian with a misdemeanour, after which he spent approximately eight hours in jail before his $500 bail was posted.
Patridge, who made her name known as one of Lauren Conrad’s co-stars on The Hills, took to her Twitter account the following morning.
“I absolutely hate what Jack Daniels does to people,” the 26-year-old Californian said. “Jack is a bad, bad man!”
I’ve caught a couple of episodes of Patridge’s newest reality venture, Audrina, and she genuinely seems as though she tries to see the best in everyone – namely her bickering mother and sister. But then again, this is also the same woman who dated a belching, grimy Justin Bobby for several years, so maybe she’s a little too kind.
Even so, I hardly think blaming your boyfriend’s embarrassing behaviour on alcohol is acceptable when said boyfriend is almost 30. Here’s hoping Bohan had enough cash to post his own bail.
TMZ reports he former “Celebrity Rehab” star was taken to a nearby jail … where he was booked at 9:48 PM. Bail was set at $500.
Somebody call Dr. Drew.
TMZ reports that Flavor Flav was arrested in Las Vegas this weekend, after the ‘rapper’ was pulled over for a routine traffic violation, when the cop noticed there were four warrants out for his arrest.
Las Vegas cops say Flav, aka William Jonathan Drayton, Jr., was pulled over at 10:57 p.m. Friday night. When the cop ran Flav’s name in the system, he learned the rapper was a wanted man stemming from several prior brushes with the law.
According to law enforcement, Flav never settled up with the court in four separate automobile-related matters, including driving without proof of insurance, a parking violation and two cases of driving without a license.
Flav was taken to a nearby jail, where he was booked, posed for a brand new mug shot and was eventually released.
Yikes. Good luck, Flav.
The court date over the infamous stolen necklace did not go well at all. In fact, Lohan was sentenced to 120 days in jail for violating her probation. Mugshot, prison cells, orange jumpsuit… Deja Vu, much?
Judge Stephanie Sautner has also sentenced Lohan to 480 hours of community service. But it gets better: 360 of those hours must be completed at the Downtown Women’s Center, so that Lindsay can see how needy women have to live. The remaining 120 hours will be served at the L.A. County morgue. Tough? Yes. But does she need to be taught the hard way? You bet.
Lohan was taken into custody on Friday afternoon and taken to the basement of the courthouse for booking. Lindsay’s lawyer will immediately file an appeal, which would allow her to post bond, since the case involves a misdemeanor violation.
Judge Sautner explained that Lindsay should have called the jewelry store and notified the owners about the “missing” necklace sooner. Instead, Lohan waited several weeks and returned the necklace after learning that the cops were about to raid her house.
Sautner was said to be influenced by the surveillance video, which she saw for the first time in court on Friday. Sautner also agreed with prosecutor Danette Meyers, who argued Lohan used her friend Patrick as a decoy to distract the clerk.
I feel bad, but hopefully these repeated jail stints will somewhat cause her to get on the better path. Girl needs to be taught.
Nicolas Cage was arrested earlier this morning in New Orleans for alleged domestic abuse, reports Perez Hilton.
He was booked by the police at 6:33 am on one count of domestic abuse and one count of disturbing the peace. He is apparently still in custody.
According to sources, Cage was spotted violently shouting at his wife Alice early this morning on the streets of the Big Easy. The police were called by a passing cab driver, who additionally saw Cage push Alice into the street.
When the police arrived, it was clear that Cage was “very drunk,” but the cops were willing to let the incident slide, so long as he and Alice just went home. That’s when Cage allegedly dared the cops to arrest him and his behavior was disrespectful enough that the cops obliged him. He was carted off and charged with domestic abuse and disturbing the peace.
The Oscar winner faces $10,000 bond for the abuse charge and $1,000 for disturbing the peace. He’s tentatively scheduled to appear back in court May 31, though as it stands, no stay-away order has been issued.
He’s always been sort of a weird guy, so this news isn’t anything new. His mugshot definitely shows that he wasn’t in the right state of mind – some people just don’t agree with alcahol. Celebrities believe they are above the law, which is ridiculous, so I’m glad he got some repercussions for his actions.
WWE legend Shad Gaspard was arrested this weekend in Ohio…for jaywalking!
You read that correctly!
What’s worse is that Gaspard is claiming the incident was a case of racial profiling due to his unnecessarily aggressive treatment.
Apparently Gaspard was stopped as he was walking to the Arnold Fitness EXPO in Columbus. As a show of good-natured compliance, Shad got to his knees, at which point the cop allegedly shoved his face into the dirt and cuffed him.
If this is true, it’s WAY over the top…but this is only Shad’s side of the story after all.
Gaspard’s official charges are “resisting arrest and obstructing official business.”
Columbus must be a HOTBED of crime if police regularly arrest people for jaywalking!
Christina Aguilera and her boyfriend Matthew Rutler were arrested this morning in West Hollywood, reports TMZ. Christina was arrested for public intoxication and Rutler was arrested for driving under the influence.
According to the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department, Rutler’s bail was set at $30,000.
Law enforcement sources tell us Aguilera appeared to be “extremely intoxicated” and was “unable to take care of herself.”
However, the source adds, “If the driver had NOT been arrested for DUI, [Christina] would have never been in trouble.”
TMZ reports cops pulled over Rutler after they saw him driving erratically.
We are thinking of nominating Christina for mother of the year. I mean she’s a class act. Has her boyfriend move into the same home occupied by her husband and child, and now this little mishap. Christina we like your style!
Kenneth Hamilton, Bieber’s bodyguard, is accused of shoving a photographer up against a parked car on November 26, reports the NY Post.
Hamilton issued a statement at a NYC police station on Wednesday, and will be appearing in court.
Don’t mess with the Biebs!
Judson Birza, the winner of Survivor season 21 which took place in Nicaragua, was arrested yesterday Wednesday due to his strange behavior that led authorities to believe that he was under the influence of a controlled substance.
TMZ reports that Birza was riding his skateboard around in the street, which is illegal, with prompted the police to approach him. The authorities claim that Birza was acting very unusual which was most likely due to some sort of drug. He was then arrested and thrown in jail. His mugshot is pretty entertaining, he looks quite pleasant with that huge grin (probably still high).
Additionally, Birza booked for a separate DUI warrant and a probation violation. He’s currently being held on $37,000 bail. That’s a large sum for the Survivor.
Hopefully he’ll come out on top of this one too…