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'CSI' Star Gary Dourdan Gets 5 Years Probation For Breaking Ex-Girlfriend's Nose

November 30th, 2012 9:41am EST
Gary Dourdan
After allegedly breaking his ex-girlfriend's nose in a fight last year, former "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" star Gary Dourdan has avoided jail.

The actor was arrested in November 2011 after an altercation with Nicole Cannizzaro at his home in Venice, Calif., and has since brokered a deal with prosecutors.

Dourdan has been placed on formal probation for five years and must also complete one year of domestic violence counseling. He must also get drug counseling to deal with his ongoing drug problems.

According to TMZ.com, the actor must stay away from the victim for five years.
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Gary Dourdan Sues Bank, Files Injunction To Stop Home Foreclosure

August 18th, 2012 11:06am EDT
Gary Dourdan
Former CSI: Crime Scene Investigation star Gary Dourdan has filed an injunction to stop the foreclosure of his California home.

Bankers at Wells Fargo are set to claim the actor's Venice mansion on August 30 after he fell behind on his payments, but now the 45 year old has made a last-ditch attempt to stop the house from being sold off by accusing financiers of failing to offer him a relief plan.

Dourdan filed papers at Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday and he is asking a judge to stop the seizure of the property, as well as award him compensatory and punitive damages for fraud, negl...
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Gary Dourdan Close To Reaching Plea Deal In Battery Case

June 8th, 2012 12:44am EDT
Gary Dourdan
Actor Gary Dourdan is working out a plea deal with Los Angeles prosecutors relating to an alleged altercation with his ex-girlfriend last year.

The former CSI: Crime Scene Investigation star was arrested on suspicion of felony battery charges in November, amid claims he had punched Nicole Cannizzaro in the face and broken her nose during a fight at a house in Venice, California.

Dourdan returned to court on Thursday, when his attorney John Markham told Judge James Dabney that there was a "heavy potential for disposition" to bring the case to an end, reports Eonline.com.

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Warrant Issued For Gary Dourdan's Arrest

May 21st, 2012 10:48pm EDT
Gary Dourdan
Actor Gary Dourdan is a wanted man after Los Angeles officials issued a warrant for his arrest on Monday.

Dourdan's ex-girlfriend Nicole Cannizzaro filed an assault and battery lawsuit against the former CSI: Crime Scene Investigation star in February, claiming the 45 year old punched her in the face and broke her nose during a fight last fall.

He was due to appear before Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Stephanie Sautner on Monday morning for a mandatory hearing, relating to the domestic violence case, but, after Dourdan failed to show, a bench warrant was issued and a reprieve set for 2...
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Gary Dourdan Sues California Bank Over Foreclosed Home

March 13th, 2012 3:14pm EDT
Gary Dourdan
Actor Gary Dourdan has filed a lawsuit against officials at a California bank for allegedly neglecting to offer proper financial assistance prior to foreclosing his home.

The former CSI: Crime Scene Investigation star, who fell upon economic hardship in 2010, reached out to Union Bank bosses for mortgage assistance after struggling to meet the $5,000-a-month payments on his Los Angeles home.

However, Dourdan claims executives were slow to offer him a relief plan, and he fell behind on his bills.

The 45 year old has accused bank chiefs of constructive fraud and is seeking compensatory ...
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Gary Dourdan's Ex-Girlfriend Files Battery Suit

February 5th, 2012 7:00pm EST
Gary Dourdan
Gary Dourdan's ex-girlfriend is suing the former CSI: Crime Scene Investigation star for allegedly breaking her nose.

Nicole Cannizzaro has already won a restraining order against Dourdan following a fight in November and now she has filed an assault and battery lawsuit in Los Angeles.

She claims he attacked her while she was gathering her belongings from his apartment following a spat at a grocery store.

Dourdan was later arrested and charged with felony assault and battery.

His ex-girlfriend is seeking unspecified damages, reports TMZ.com.
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Gary Dourdan Fined $100 For Smashing Into Parked Cars

January 12th, 2012 7:11pm EST
Gary Dourdan
Former CSI: Crime Scene Investigation star Gary Dourdan's latest legal woes are behind him after a Los Angeles judge fined him $100 for smashing into two parked cars.

The actor was arrested for possession of OxyContin at the scene back in June, 2010, and he pleaded no contest to disturbing the peace in court.

The drug possession charge was later dismissed and on Thursday, prosecutors agreed to dismiss a separate charge of drug paraphernalia possession.

Dourdan also completed 20 hours of Narcotics Anonymous following the incident, according to TMZ.com.
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Gary Dourdan's Ex Wants Restraining Order

November 9th, 2011 11:06pm EST
Gary Dourdan
Gary Dourdan's ex-girlfriend has filed a restraining order request against the actor following his arrest on suspicion of felony battery on Sunday.

The former CSI: Crime Scene Investigation star was taken into custody by police after they were called to investigate a disturbance at a property in Venice, California.

Cops reportedly found Dourdan's former partner Nicole Vail Cannizzaro nursing a broken nose and issued her with an emergency protective order, temporarily banning the actor from contacting her.

But now Cannizzaro has filed legal papers in court for a civil order. In the docume...
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Gary Dourdan Arrested On Suspicion Of Felony Battery

November 7th, 2011 8:00am EST
Gary Dourdan
Former CSI: Crime Scene Investigation star Gary Dourdan has been arrested following an alleged altercation at his California home, according to TMZ.com.

The actor is said to have been detained by cops at his property in Venice, California after they were called to investigate a disturbance at the house.

Dourdan is alleged to have been embroiled in an argument with an unnamed ex-girlfriend, who was reportedly found with a broken nose, according to TMZ.com.

The website reports Dourdan was arrested on suspicion of felony battery and held on $50,000 bail.
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Gary Dourdan Gets Off Drug Charges

August 21st, 2011 1:36pm EDT
Gary Dourdan
Former CSI: Crime Scene Investigation star Gary Dourdan has avoided punishment for drug possession after police dismissed the charge against him.

Los Angeles cops took the actor into custody in June after they found pills in his possession while investigating a car crash involving Dourdan.

The drugs were identified as Oxycontin and Dourdan faced prosecution over the possession of drug paraphernalia and the prescription painkiller.

However, officials dropped the drug possession charge earlier this week, according to TMZ.com.

Dourdan is still charged with possessing drug paraphernalia and...
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Police Arrest Former 'CSI' Star Gary Dourdan For Drug Possession

June 14th, 2011 8:34am EDT
Gary Dourdan
Former "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" star Gary Dourdan has been arrested and charged with drug possession.

Police found ecstasy pills in his possession while investigating a car crash involving Dourdan on Monday morning. The former TV star reportedly crashed his vehicle into two parked cars.

Dourdan was taken into custody and booked, according to TMZ.com. He was released later on Monday after posting $10,000 bail.

Dourdan was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine and ecstasy in 2008 following an arrest in Palm Springs, California. He pleaded guilty to the crime and avoided a...
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Gary Dourdan's Girlfriend Arrested On Domestic Battery Charge

March 17th, 2010 8:25am EDT
Gary Dourdan
Former "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" star Gary Dourdan's girlfriend was arrested on Tuesday after allegedly attacking the actor.

Cops were called to the star's home in Venice, California on Tuesday afternoon after Dourdan had been involved in an altercation with Spanish girlfriend Maria Asis del Alamo, according to TMZ.com.

She was taken into police custody and allegedly booked on a misdemeanor domestic battery charge, before being bailed.

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'CSI - The First Season' Comes To Blu-ray May 12

April 22nd, 2009 11:58am EDT
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Arrive on the scene, dust for fingerprints and investigate the cases from the beginning when the #1 crime-show on television, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, The First Season makes its case on Blu-ray for the first time ever May 12 from CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment.

The original series that birthed a worldwide brand phenomenon, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation features an all-star ensemble cast that includes Golden Globe® nominee William Petersen, Emmy® winner Marg Helgenberger, Gary Dourdan, Jorja Fox, George Eads and Paul Guilfoyle.

Presented in 16:9...
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TV's Best Crime Shows In Transition

January 22nd, 2009 11:42am EST
CSI
Television's best crime show, CSI, enters a new era Thursday night as the first episode of the post-Grissom era. William Petersen had appeared in all but two of the episodes since first airing in 2000. CSI actually got its start on Friday nights, but was moved to Thursdays after Survivor when it started gaining some notice. This was back when Survivor was the hot new sensation, and naturally the viewers stuck around to fall in love with CSI.

The show changed the landscape of crime television. Now you can find a miscellaneous crime drama on every night of the week, including...
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Gary Dourdan: 'I'm Not Going To Rehab'

June 27th, 2008 10:24am EDT
Gary Dourdan
Former CSI: Crime Scene Investigation star Gary Dourdan has fired back at reports he's set for televised rehab following his recent drug possession conviction. Reports suggested the actor, who lost his role on the hit show after he was caught in possession of cocaine and ecstasy in California in April, was set to join the cast of reality show Celebrity Rehab.

But Dourdan confirmed the news is not true.

He says, "For the record, contrary to what's written on the web, I will not be (doing) any 'celebrity rehab.' That's completely false."

The actor avoided jail following his dru...
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Gary Dourdan To Join 'Celebrity Rehab?'

June 13th, 2008 10:36am EDT
Gary Dourdan
CSI star Gary Dourdan is joining the troubled stars on the second season of hard-hitting reality show "Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew," according to reports.

The actor was arrested in California in April after police found drugs in his car. He agreed a deal in court requiring him pay a $4,500 fine and to complete a 16-class drug program.

According to the National Enquirer, producers of the show approached Dourdan shortly after the plea bargain and asked him to take part in the series - and he agreed.

A source tells the tabloid, "Gary knows he screwed up, but he wants to stay i...
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Our Favorite TV Ensembles

June 12th, 2008 9:00am EDT
Lost
An ensemble cast is a group of actors in which each character/actor is assigned an equal level of importance to the story. Sometimes even if there is an established "main character," a show can be considered an ensemble because individuals are treated with the same care and development as everyone else on the show.

This sort of cast style gives the audience a chance to connect with several different characters rather than just one; if a viewer does not like one of the characters or cannot relate to them, there will be several more to choose from. It creates very broad storylines and v...
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'Pulse Patrol': This Week's Most Talked About Comments On Starpulse

May 30th, 2008 3:15pm EDT
Pulse Patrol
Every week the STF (Starpulse Task Force) collects and displays the most interesting comments made on some of the more ridiculous news stories and topics on the website. There is no system for collecting comments, just the ones that the STF found amusing and entertaining.

News Highlights: In this week's batch there were a lot of remarks about the "Lohan Lesbo" Story, The "ageless Madonna" and "Sheen V. Richards Sperm War", as well as many observations on Flavor Flav's continuous love life and the "Kirk Cameron Scientology" firestorm. However, the most outrageous and disgraceful story ...
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Gary Dourdan Pleads Guilty, Avoids Jail

May 28th, 2008 2:48pm EDT
Gary Dourdan
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation star Gary Dourdan will avoid jail after pleading guilty to cocaine and ecstasy possession on Wednesday.

The actor was arraigned in a California court after facing three felony counts for possession of a controlled substance, following his arrest on suspicion of possessing heroin, cocaine, ecstasy and prescription drugs last month. Charges of heroin possession have been dismissed and Dourdan has been instructed to complete a 16-class drug program, after which all remaining charges will be dropped.

The 41-year-old was apprehended by police in Palm Sp...
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Gary Dourdan Plans To Teach Others About The Dangers Of Drugs

May 5th, 2008 12:00pm EDT
Gary Dourdan
Shamed CSI: Crime Scene Investigation star Gary Dourdan is planning a series of events to "get the word out that you don't need a bunch of nasty chemicals to have a good time" in the wake of his drug possession arrest last week.

The actor was apprehended by police in Palm Springs, California after he was found asleep in his incorrectly parked car after attending the Coachella Festival. Dourdan hopes to announce his plans by the time he is arraigned on May 28.

The actor has already apologized publicly to fans and now he's apologizing to country star Taylor Swift after his legal woe...
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'CSI' Star Embarrassed By Arrest

May 5th, 2008 8:52am EDT
Gary Dourdan
CSI star Gary Dourdan is "embarrassed" by his recent arrest for alleged drug possession. The actor was apprehended by police after he was found asleep in his incorrectly parked car early on Monday morning in Palm Springs, California.

Cops searched his vehicle, before arresting him on suspicion of possessing heroin, cocaine, Ecstasy and prescription drugs. Dourdan posted $5,000 bail and was released following the incident.

He tells People.com, "Obviously I am embarrassed to find myself in this situation, and I am profoundly grateful to everyone for their support. I have complete ...
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'CSI' Star Gary Dourdan Arrested

April 30th, 2008 10:57am EDT
Gary Dourdan
'CSI' star Gary Dourdan was arrested Monday morning on suspicion of possessing cocaine, heroin and other drugs, according to the Palm Springs Police Department.

The 41-year-old actor was detained after a police officer found him asleep at the wheel of his parked car on the wrong side of the street.

Police said an officer found substances believed to be cocaine, heroin, Ecstasy, various prescription drugs and drug paraphernalia.

Dourdan, who plays Warrick Brown in 'CSI', was arrested, booked for possession of narcotics and released on $5,000 bail.

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Gary Dourdan To Leave 'CSI'

April 15th, 2008 8:55am EDT
Gary Dourdan
Actor Gary Dourdan is set to hang up his CSI: Crime Scene Investigation garb after choosing to leave the show when his current contract expires in May.

Just months after Jorja Fox quit the long-running forensics drama, her ex-castmate has also opted out.

According to TV Guide magazine, Dourdan and producers mutually agreed to part company.

Insiders suggest Dourdan will exit the show "in a spectacular fashion."

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(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)
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Starpulse Quiz: Test Your TV Knowledge

December 19th, 2007 12:36pm EST
Grey
Think you know everything there is to know about today's TV stars and their climb to fame? Then take our quiz to see how tuned in you really are:

1) Which "Grey's Anatomy" actress starred in "Knocked Up?"

Katherine Heigl

Sandra Oh

Ellen Pompeo

Sara Ramirez

Katherine Heigl

Sandra Oh

Ellen Pompeo

Sara Ramirez

We started with an easy one to give you confidence.

2) In what film did "Heroes" actress Hayden Panettiere get her start?

Finding Nemo

Fantastic Four

Antz

A Bug's Life

Finding Nemo

Fantastic Four

Antz

A Bug's Life

Ha...
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Paparazzi Terrify 'CSI's' Gary Dourdan

December 7th, 2007 11:15am EST
Gary Dourdan
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation star Gary Dourdan insists Hollywood celebrities react badly in front of video camera-wielding paparazzi - because they're terrified of them.

The actor was involved in a fracas with one cameraman earlier this year when he forcibly tried to stop the guy from shooting him as he left a Hollywood restaurant.

The paparazzo later pressed charges against Dourdan, claiming he'd pushed the camera he was holding into his face.

The actor has denied the charges, insisting he merely pushed the camera away.

He tells TV Guide, "I just tried to turn his c...
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Starpulse's 'Top 10 Celebrity Bachelors'

November 20th, 2007 9:55am EST
James Franco
With so many celebrity hunks to choose from it was hard to pick only ten for our "Top 10 Celebrity Bachelors" list; however, we've managed to narrow it down to a few that will make your mouth water.

On demand in Hollywood we have rising star Shia LaBeouf, 21. Ever since his appearance in movies such as "Transformers" and "Disturbia," LaBeouf has been on casting directors' hot list. He's on our hot list as well, as in, pour-some-water-on-me I need to cool down hot. Gone are his days of dressing like a hip-hop wannabe. Today we are looking at a grown man, and that's represented in his n...
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'CSI' Star Defends Paparazzo Clash

October 26th, 2007 9:18am EDT
Gary Dourdan
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation star Gary Dourdan has again dismissed reports he got physical with a cameraman earlier this year, insisting he only reached out to stop the videographer from taking his picture.

An unnamed photographer, who works for entertainment website TMZ.com, claimed Dourdan "slammed" him to the pavement and shoved him several times outside Los Angeles nightspot Hyde in July. Video footage of the incident shows Dourdan shouting, "Get that f&#%ing camera out of my face."

However, the actor insists he didn't punch the photographer.

He says, "Some people ha...
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Gary Dourdan Is Single Again

August 28th, 2007 12:00pm EDT
Gary Dourdan
British TV presenter Lisa Snowdon has confirmed rumors she has split from CSI: Crime Scene Investigation heartthrob Gary Dourdan. The couple was spotted holidaying together in Barbados over the New Year, and the former model confirmed in March they "liked each other's company."

Dourdan and Snowdon originally dated in 2003, a year before the brunette reconciled with ex-boyfriend George Clooney.

Snowdon confirms she and Dourdan's relationship has ended again: "My little fling with Gary ended just after I went to Brazil. I guess too much time went past, and it just kind of fizzled ...
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'CSI' Star Accused Of Attacking Photographer

July 18th, 2007 2:37pm EDT
Gary Dourdan
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation star Gary Dourdan has been accused of attacking a cameraman outside Los Angeles nightclub Hyde. The actor, 40, allegedly grabbed a TMZ.com photographer after shouting "get that f&*%$#! camera out of my face" and shoved him onto the sidewalk several times.

TMZ.com claims Dourdan - who plays Warrick Brown in the hit crime drama - mistook their photographer for someone else. A video of the alleged incident has been posted on TMZ.com.

The photographer in question plans to file a police report against Dourdan.

(This news article provided by World ...
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'CSI' Star Dates George Clooney's Ex-Girlfriend

March 7th, 2007 10:33am EST
Gary Dourdan
George Clooney's ex-girlfriend Lisa Snowdon has confirmed reports she is dating CSI: Crime Scene Investigation hunk Gary Dourdan, declaring they "like each other's company." English model Snowdon, who dated Clooney for six months in 2000 and again for a year between 2004 and 2005, was photographed on vacaction with the TV star in Barbados over the New Year.

She says, "(Our relationship) is what it is. We dated a couple of years ago and kept in touch. And he's a hottie. Gary and I like each other's company. He lives in LA so we meet when we can. I'm keeping my options open."

(This ne...
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