Arrests & Convictions

Mark Wahberg Seeks Pardon

December 5th, 2014 1:26pm EST
Mark Wahberg Seeks Pardon For 1998 Battery Case
Mark Wahlberg has requested a formal pardon from the state Parole Board of Boston, looking to clear from his record a 1988 conviction for assault and battery.

Wahlberg had a history of issues with the law as a troubled teen. Hoping to erase his past, the actor and producer is asking for assistance from the Parole Board.

The actor was convicted of clubbing a man over the head with a wooden stick outside of a convenience store and attempting to steal the man’s beer.

On the run from police, Walhberg then punched a second man in the face. When he was arrested, police found marijuana in his p...

'12 Years A Slave' Star Once Again Linked To 2006 Stabbing

November 24th, 2014 11:21am EST
Dwight Henry
Prosecutors are looking into why "12 Years A Slave" star Dwight Henry wasn't charged in connection with a 2006 murder in New Orleans. According to the New Orleans Advocate, Leroy Paige was stabbed to death on Feb. 5.

Police arrested Henry but released him without charge, according to New Orleans Parish assistant district attorney Christopher Bowman. He told Reuters: "Our office pulled the file and it wasn't immediately apparent to us for what reason the case was refused."

Bowman added that the previous administration was less aggressive in prosecuting violent crime and decided to release ...

'OITNB' Star Taryn Manning Arrested

November 20th, 2014 2:30pm EST
'Orange Is The New Black' Star Taryn Manning Arrested
Taryn Manning of "Orange Is the New Black" took to Twitter to dispute reports that she was arrested on suspicion of threatening to kill her former roommate in New York City.

Manning plays spitfire inmate Tiffany "Pennsatucky" Doggett on the hit Netflix series.

She said on the social network site, "There are no charges against me. ... This is just further harassment. It is troubling that the system can be used to abuse the actual victim."

TMZ reported that Manning violated a mutual restraining order involving former friend and roommate Jeanine Heller. The website stated that said that Man...

'Cake Boss' Buddy Valastro Arrested

November 13th, 2014 1:42pm EST
Buddy Valastro
Buddy Valastro, star of the TLC reality show "Cake Boss," was arrested early Thursday morning for driving while intoxicated and driving while ability impaired.

Police stopped the reality star for weaving through traffic in New York City in a yellow Corvette at 1 a.m. in the Hudson Yards neighborhood.

"He was observed by officers swerving through lanes of traffic," New York City Police Officer Adam Navarro said, reported Reuters.

Valastro's bakery Carlo's Bake Shop is located in Hoboken, New Jersey. "Cake Boss" centers on the family-run business, their personal dynamics, and how they make...

Murder Charges Against Drummer Phil Rudd Dropped

November 7th, 2014 8:25am EST
Murder Plot Charges Against AC/DC Drummer Phil Rudd Dropped
Murder plot charges against AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd have been dropped due to insufficient evidence.

The rocker was arrested in New Zealand on Thursday for allegedly attempting to hire someone to kill two people. He was charged with attempt to procure murder as well as possession of methamphetamine, possession of cannabis, and threatening to kill.

Rudd's attorney Paul Mabey issued a statement saying the attempt to procure murder charge had been dismissed. According to the New Zealand Herald it reads: "I was advised by the Crown Solicitor Hollister-Jones that he had reviewed the police file...

Will Phil Rudd's Arrest Negatively Impact AC/DC?

November 6th, 2014 7:30pm EST
Phil Rudd's Arrest Won't Impact AC/DC's New Album, Says Band
AC/DC still plans on releasing their new album and going on tour next year even though drummer Phil Rudd was arrested today for a murder plot. On Thursday morning the rocker was detained by police for allegedly hiring someone to kill two people in New Zealand.

Rudd appeared in Tauranga District Court on Thursday afternoon where he was charged with the attempt to procure murder, as well as an additional charge of possession of methamphetamine and possession of cannabis. Rudd was released on bail and ordered to make no contact with the man he tried to hire to carry out the murder-for-hire pl...

Star Trek Star Nichelle Nichols Detained At LAX Airport

November 2nd, 2014 11:00am EST
Star Trek Star Nichelle Nichols Detained At LAX Airport
81 year old Star Trek actress Nichelle Nichols was briefly detained at LAX airport on Friday when her traveling companion was arrested on a drug charges. Nichols played Lieutenant Uhura in the original 60s TV version of Star Trek as well as a number of feature films in the 1980s.

As reported by TMZ, police found meth and a scale from the male companions luggage that 'spilled out' while traveling with the actress.

Police then briefly detained and questioned Nichols and let her continue on her travels once they established her innocence in the matter. It was later reported that the man trav...

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...

'Buffy The Vampire' Star Nicholas Brendon Apologizes For Idaho Arrest & Disappointing Fans & Family

October 21st, 2014 9:12am EDT
'Buffy The Vampire' Star Nicholas Brendon Apologizes For Idaho A
"Buffy the Vampire" star Nicholas Brendon was arrested in Idaho on Friday night and has since come forward to apologize for his actions.

The actor apparently mixed prescription medication with alcohol and was charged with two misdemeanors after losing control at a hotel in Boise.

He explained himself on Facebook, writing: "I apologize. Usually those words end a message like this but I am beginning with them to emphasize how much I regret disappointing my family, my fans, and myself. I can offer an explanation but I make no excuse for my unacceptable behavior."

The star had been taking me...

'7th Heaven' Star Stephen Collins Faces New Sex Crime Investigation

October 16th, 2014 8:55am EDT
Stephen Collins
The Los Angeles Police Department has opened up a new investigation into "7th Heaven" actor Stephen Collins, who reportedly exposed himself to a minor 30 years ago.

The actor is already being investigated by the New York Police Department after he confessed to molesting young girls in an audio tape that was leaked from a 2012 therapy session.

LAPD captain Shaun Mathers has confirmed that both police departments are working together to examine allegations that Collins had sexual contact with at least two minors in NYC.

In 2012, a woman contacted police in Los Angeles, claiming Collins had...