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2014 Celebrity Arrests: 20 Stars Who Drank Too Much, Punched Photographers & Even Committed Murder

December 8th, 2014 1:50pm EST
20 Celebrities Who Were Arrested In 2014
The following celebrities have made Santa's naughty list this year for their bad behavior...

Pop star Justin Bieber had a whole lot of trouble with the law this year. The singer was first arrested in Miami Beach, Fla., in January on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI), driving with an over six month expired license and resisting arrest without violence. The case was later settled with a plea bargain.

Also in January, the singer egged a neighbor's house, causing thousands of dollars worth of damage. He was charged with one misdemeanor count of vandalism.

In September, Bieber wa...
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Suge Knight & Katt Williams Are In Trouble With The Law Again

October 30th, 2014 9:15am EDT
Suge Knight & Katt Williams Arrested For Stealing A Camera
Hip hop star Suge Knight and comedian Katt Williams have been arrested for allegedly stealing a paparazzo's camera back in September. On Wednesday, Knight was taken into custody in Las Vegas, Nevada, while Williams was arrested while appearing in court on a separate case. Both have been charged with one count of robbery.

The pair reportedly took a camera belonging to a female photographer after they chased her down in alley in Beverly Hills, Calif. She had taken photos of them after leaving a recording studio, Sgt. Max Subin told the Los Angeles Times.

It took officials a few weeks to bui...
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Comedian Katt Williams Says He Owns Guns To Keep His Children Safe

December 30th, 2012 5:00pm EST
Katt Williams
Comedian Katt Williams is opening up about his decision to keep guns in his Los Angeles home. On Friday he was arrested on suspician of child endangerment after officials at L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services reportedly found guns and drugs in the house, which they deemed a safety hazard for his four children.

Later that day Williams was released from custody on $100,000 bail. Since his release the comedian has come forward and said his weapons aren't a safety hazard.

He explained to TMZ.com, "How do you keep kids safe without guns? If the police come in and raid my pl...
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Comedian Katt Williams Arrested For Child Endangerment, Illegal Drugs

December 30th, 2012 8:37am EST
Katt Williams
Police arrested comedian Katt Williams over the weekend on suspicion of child endangerment.

According to TMZ.com, cops visited Williams' Los Angeles home on Friday and detained him for allegedly endangering four children.

Officials at L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services found guns and illegal drugs in the house, which they deemed a safety hazard for the kids.

As WENN news went to press, Williams was being held on $100,000 bail, and the children were reportedly placed in protective custody.

Next week the case is expected to go before the District Attorney to determine ...
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Coal In Their Stockings: The 10 Least Influential Celebrities Of 2012

December 25th, 2012 4:01pm EST
Chris Brown and Rihanna
It's the end of the year, and while Barbara Walters is talking about the 10 Most Fascinating People Of 2012 and Time magazine is putting out their annual list of a hundred 'most influential' people (most of whom have names we can't pronounce), we decided to put together our own list of the 10 people we think who have contributed to society in a negative way this year.

We know, we know, the holidays are a time for celebration! But there are those out there who find the time to be depressing and miserable, so we hope this list lifts their spirits and gives them a little laugh; because, judgi...
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Katt Williams In More Trouble After Hitting Audience Member With His Microphone

December 10th, 2012 2:47pm EST
Katt Williams
Katt Williams is facing a lawsuit over allegations he hit an audience member with a microphone during a show in Seattle, Washington.

The troubled funnyman has been a regular in the headlines over the last few weeks following numerous arrests, with his most recent brush with cops occurring on Friday when he was held on a reckless driving charge.

He has now been accused of striking a man with a microphone during his stand-up gig at the Paramount Theater in Seattle earlier this month and the gig-goer has filed a lawsuit.

Carlos Casto-Lino claims he suffered concussion and bruising to his h...
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Warrant Issued For Katt Williams' Arrest

December 9th, 2012 8:07am EST
Katt Williams
Troubled funnyman Katt Williams is in trouble with the law once again as California authorities have issued a warrant for his arrest following a police chase last month.

The stand-up comedian was seen riding a three-wheeled motorcycle on the sidewalk in Sacramento, and a cop attempted to pull the vehicle over, only for Williams to drive off at speed.

The officer gave chase for several minutes, but abandoned the pursuit over fears for public safety.

Officials at the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department have now issued a warrant for his arrest for reckless driving.

It is the latest ...
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Katt Williams Arrested For Pulling A Gun On Faizon Love

October 21st, 2012 10:30am EDT
Faizon Love
Comedian Katt Williams was arrested in Los Angeles this week after pulling a gun on Faizon Love, according to the actor.

Love called in to gossip show TMZ Live on Friday to allege he was targeted by Williams outside Supperclub in Hollywood on Tuesday.

A friend of the actor is said to have snatched the weapon, only to discover it was unloaded, but cops later arrested Williams over a possible gun violation.

He was subsequently released from custody, and Love insists he feared for his life during the drama because he believed the troubled funnyman was under the influence.

Love says, "When ...
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Katt Williams Kicked Out Of Comedy Club

August 8th, 2011 10:08am EDT
Katt Williams
Comedian Katt Williams was kicked out of a comedy club in California on Saturday night after turning on his audience.

The funnyman was performing at the Improv club in Ontario towards the end of the first of two sets after heckling got out of hand.

TMZ.com reports Williams refused to leave the venue, prompting club owners to call the cops.

The comic was led out of the place by police and his second show and a scheduled performance on Sunday night were canceled.

He was arrested in June after reportedly looking on as three women allegedly began attacking a man working on the grounds of a...
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Katt Williams' Bodyguard Shoots A Retired Police Dog

July 5th, 2011 4:04pm EDT
Katt Williams
Comedian Katt Williams had to replace a family's pet recently after his bodyguard shot and killed a dog during a tour stop in Arizona.

The Norbit star was passing through the state last month when he stopped at a fast food chain for a quick bite. While Williams was inside, one of his bodyguards opened fire on a retired police dog named Lester after it bit him in the parking lot after running free from its owners during a walk.

And when the funnyman/actor came outside, he felt so sorry for the devastated owners of the German shepherd; he ran inside his tour bus and gave the family his ow...
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Comedian Katt Williams Arrested

June 13th, 2011 2:31pm EDT
Katt Williams
Comedian Katt Williams is in trouble with the law after he was involved in an altercation with a tractor driver on Saturday afternoon.

The Norbit star, who was staying at a property in Palmdale, California, was arrested by police after reportedly looking on as three women allegedly began attacking a man working on the grounds of the home and hitting him with rocks.

The tractor driver, whose identity has not been released, suffered injuries to his face and called his wife to pick him up.

However, he claims Williams attempted to stop him from leaving after the funnyman parked his Sports...
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Katt Williams Fined $577,900 In Dog Attack Case

December 12th, 2010 3:32pm EST
Katt Williams
Comedian Katt Williams has been ordered to hand over more than $570,000 to a recording studio owner who alleged the star's dog attacked his pet pooch.

The rapper/comedian was targeted in a lawsuit from Merion Powers, who claimed Williams used his Atlanta, Georgia facilities to record comedy routines in October 2009, but allegedly failed to pay for the studio time.

Powers alleged the star's dog attacked one of his own pets during the recording sessions and he later met up with Williams to discuss the incident and collect the $28,600 bill.

The studio owner alleged he was restrained by one ...
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Katt Williams In Tax Trouble

May 5th, 2010 9:33am EDT
Katt Williams
Comedian Katt Williams is facing new financial woes - he owes more than $280,000 in unpaid taxes.

Officers at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) filed a demand against the Norbit star for $284,419 on March 15th at the Los Angeles County Recorder of Deeds.

However, his manager insists the funnyman has every intention of sorting out the problem, telling the Detroit News, "Mr. Williams will pay all debts owed to the IRS."

The actor's personal problems have spun out of control in the last year - he was arrested in Georgia on suspicion of burglary in November, and was sued in February over...
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Katt Williams Sued For $1 Million By Studio Owner

March 10th, 2010 9:03am EST
Katt Williams
Katt Williams is in trouble over another allegedly unpaid bill - a recording studio owner is suing him for $1 million amid allegations the star attacked him when he was challenged over an outstanding debt.

The rapper/comedian has seen his financial problems spiral over the last few months, with bosses at a construction company recently filing suit against the star for allegedly failing to settle a bill for work carried out at his home in Calabasas, California last year. He's now been targeted in a lawsuit from Merion Powers, who states Williams used his Atlanta, Georgia facilities to reco...
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Katt Williams Facing Legal Action Over Construction Bill

February 24th, 2010 12:16pm EST
Katt Williams
Katt Williams is facing further legal woes - bosses at a construction company are suing the comedian over allegations he owes them money.

The funnyman/rapper is said to have hired the Extreme Fence Co. to install an electric motorized gate and 106 feet of iron fencing at his home in Calabasas, California in October. However, Williams allegedly never paid the $8,900 bill, and now bosses at the firm have filed a lien against the comic, according to TMZ.com.

The news will come as a further blow to the troubled star - two warrants were issued for Williams' arrest in December after he alleged...
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Avant's Self-Titled New Album Arrives In Stores Tomorrow

December 8th, 2008 5:30pm EST
Avant
Avant's upcoming self-titled release, Avant, out December 9th, will mark his 5th career album and his first release on new label, Capitol Records. The lead single from his latest effort "When It Hurts," continues to climb the charts, recently breaking into the Top 10 and Top 20 at radio formats Urban AC and Urban Mainstream, respectively.

"Seven years and five albums deep, I've got a resume and track record," says the multi-platinum R&B singer/songwriter. "I've proved my point which is why I decided to call the album Avant, because it reflects who I am."

Avant gathers the talent...
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A Look At the Best Cheesy/Sappy Christmas Movies

November 28th, 2008 12:00pm EST
The Perfect Holiday
Starting in October, a very special period begins for the entertainment industry, and I'm not talking about awards season: Christmas movies bust out of their shiny tinsel packaging and take over the airwaves. While channels like CBS and ABC run classics (Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer, A Charlie Brown Christmas) and ABC Family contributes "25 Days of Christmas" with everything from childhood favorites (Miracle on 34th Street, A Christmas Story) to more recent, low budget productions (A Carol Christmas, Christmas Caper), in my household, I prefer to indulge in a select, specific modern few t...
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Katt Williams 'Hustles' Onto DVD On November 20

November 4th, 2007 10:00pm EST
Katt Williams
Salient Media and Vivendi Visual Entertainment bring back one of the country's hottest comedians, Katt Williams (The Pimp Chronicles Pt. 1) to DVD on November 20 in Katt Williams: American Hustle (The Movie).

Salient Media is releasing this film theatrically in the top 15 markets October 30 for an exclusive two week limited engagement run.

"Katt is one most electrifying comedians working today," said Gary Binkow, CEO of Salient Media and producer of Katt Williams: American Hustle. "This movie has it all: it's a road picture, it's got stand-up, and most importantly it's absolutely ...
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Comedy Central Picks Its Posse For 'The Comedy Central Roast Of Flavor Flav'

July 3rd, 2007 10:23am EDT
Flavor Flav
The clock is tickin' on Rapper, lova and newest Roastee Flavor Flav! Comedy Central is taking a page out of Public Enemy's song book and Flav best be ready because "You're Gonna Get Yours!" Comedian Katt Williams has been tapped as the evening's Roast Master.

The show is being taped at The Warner Brother Studio Lot on Sunday, July 22 in Los Angeles. "The Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav" will air on Sunday, August 12 at 10:00 p.m.

This year's Roasters include Carrot Top, Greg Giraldo, Ice-T, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Lampanelli, Bridgett Neilsen, Patton Oswalt, Snoop Dogg, Sommore, a...
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50 Cent, T.I., Ne-Yo, Ciara & More Throw Down At BET Awards, June 26

June 12th, 2007 10:48am EDT
Ciara
With the galaxy of stars that BET has booked for the "BET '07 Awards" there's no doubt that the fire marshal will be working overtime at the Shrine Auditorium on Tuesday, June 26.

Sparks will be flying throughout the three-hour live telecast that begins at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CDT (tape delayed in the Mountain and Pacific zones) as some of the hottest stars in music, television, movies and sports bring the heat and burn the house down!

Joining rap royalty T.I. and 50 Cent on the performance lineup are R&B crooner Ne-Yo, sultry superstar Ciara, and gospel great Yolanda Adams. The rost...
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MTV's New Thursday Block To Premiere April 5

March 22nd, 2007 6:00pm EDT
Nick Cannon
-Sketch Comedy Goes Haywire As MTV & Nick Cannon Team Up On Dynamic New Series "Nick Cannon Presents: Short Circuitz"

MTV has again teamed up with comedic mastermind Nick Cannon for a new project, Nick Cannon Presents: Short Circuitz. The series, created, executive produced and starring Nick Cannon himself offers a fresh new blend of sketch comedy that skewers pop culture with a hip-hop edge. With the help of some of the hottest comedy players, viewers will enjoy topical sketches, dead-on impersonations of beloved celebrities, notables and laugh-out-loud hi-jinx as only Nick and M...
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Katt Williams Releases "The Pimp Chronicles, Pt. 1" DVD

November 8th, 2006 11:54am EST
Katt Williams
Known just as much for his permed hair as he is for his animated performances and quick wit, comedian Katt Williams has been making his mark in Hollywood for over 10 years. Beginning his career at an age when most teenagers are seeking their drivers license, the young comic quickly discovered that he had a gift for making people laugh. Inspired by the likes of great humorists such as Richard Pryor, Don Knotts, Eddie Murphy, Bill Cosby, George Carlin, Thomas Marshall, Jeff Foxworthy, Whoopi Goldberg and Dave Chappelle, whom he calls the Malcolm X of comedy, Katt Williams entertaining standup...
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A-Listers To Perform at 'BET Hip-Hop Awards'

November 3rd, 2006 1:39pm EST
Ludacris
BET announced today that Snoop Dogg, Ludacris, Young Jeezy, T.I. & Young Dro, The Game, Lil Wayne & Baby are set to perform at the 2006 "BET Hip-Hop Awards." The all-star roster of participants also includes multi-faceted entertainment mogul Diddy, top nominees Lupe Fiasco and Rick Ross, hip-hop diva Remy Ma, Jim Jones, Rhymefest, Sway, Papoose, DJ Scratch, DJ Drama, Saigon and Styles P.

Premiering Wednesday, November 15, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, the stage is set for the "BET Hip-Hop Awards" to be an electrifying evening of non-stop entertainment, celebrating the history and culture of hip-ho...
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BET Announces Original Shows for Fall 2006 Lineup

August 15th, 2006 11:30am EDT
Bow Wow
“Beef: The Series” (Oct. 4) explores the conflicts of America's hottest celebrities. From the music industry and the sports arena to everywhere in between, the show explores the pop culture conflicts between rivals in every trade. Whether it's Kobe vs. Shaq, Bill O'Reilly vs. Ludacris, or Bow Wow vs. Romeo, the controversy is thick and the players are talking in this 6-part series.

“Next Level: Vince Young” (Oct. 4) kicks off a chain of series highlighting the lives of star athletes making a ransition in their careers. In this installment, BET will follow Rose Bowl MVP star quarterback...
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