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Michael Douglas’ oldest son, Cameron, 34, was sentenced in 2010 to five years in federal prison for drug trafficking. Cameron, Douglas’ only child from his first marriage, was busted in a DEA sting trying to sell a pound and a half of crystal meth to an undercover agent. He was also caught sending meth through the mail, which is a federal offense as it involves interstate trafficking. The guy might have gotten off much easier, but while he was on house arrest he was caught with heroin, which his girlfriend had tried to slip him inside the battery compartment of an electric toothbrush. ThenMore >
You know how I really don’t like to cover the true-crime stuff, right? I guess I’m missing that (oh so American) gene of “enjoying the minutiae of endless, highly publicized court cases”. But we covered some of the Amanda Knox stuff, so let’s talk about Jodi Arias. Jodi Arias was accused of killing her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander in a really excessively brutal murder in 2008. Jodi’s story changed several times, but during her trial, she settled into a version of the story in which she admitted killing Alexander, but she claims it was self-defense because he was abusing her.
It’s easy to give Jenelle Evans a hard time, or to simply your eyes at her.
Between her whirlwind relationships, Twitter rants and Teen Mom 2 antics, she’s entertaining to say the least. But she’s also clearly a very troubled individual.
When MTV considers you a liability, you know you have some issues.
Evans’ attorney, Dustin Sullivan, confirms that she is back in rehab again for the second time in a week, and it’s not just for anxiety, stress or exhaustion.
“Jenelle is in a rehabilitation treatment facility in North Carolina to address addiction issues for drug use,” saidMore >
Chamique Holdsclaw, one of the greatest players in WNBA history, was charged today for an incident in November in which Holdsclaw allegedly fired a gun at an ex-girlfriend.
The former University of Tennessee great was arrested last year in Atlanta after a violent confrontation with Jennifer Lacy and now faces six total charges:
Two for aggravated assault; one for criminal damage in the first degree; two for criminal damage in the second degree; and one for possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.
If convicted, Holdsclaw could be sentenced to 65 years in More >
Martin Tremblay, a youth hockey coach in British Columbia, has been sentenced to 15 days in prison for tripping a 13-year old opponent during his team’s post-game handshake exchange.
The incident (below) took place in July, with one of the two victims who fell to the ace actually breaking his wrist upon impact.Youth Hockey Coach Trips Players
In November, the 48-year old coach pleaded guilty to one count of assault, with his attorney saying Tremblay was not taking his anti-depressant medication when the tripping took place.
“He’s rebuilding his life after this incident,” theMore >
The third time was anything but the charm for Bobby Brown, as a judge sentenced this singer to 55 days in jail today following his latest DUI arrest.
Police pulled Brown over in October and smelled alcohol on his breath after he had been driving all over the place.
He was charged with drunk driving and driving with a suspended license.
A few hours ago in court, the artist pleaded no contest and received the aforementioned jail time, along with four years probation. He also must attend 3 AA meetings per week until turning himself in on March 20.
Brown was also arrested for DUIMore >
Carl Pistorius, the brother of Oscar Pistorius, is ALSO charged with murder.
Oscar’s older sibling faces 15 years in prison after allegedly killing a female biker in a fatal car crash; he’s been charged with culpable homicide.
ENCA news, a South African TV channel, says the crash took place in 2010 and prosecutors say Pistorius’ reckless driving led to the death a motorcyclist.
Carl’s lawyer recently told the station that Carl “deeply regrets the accident,” but was adamant his client was not drunk at the the time of the collision.
“There is no doubt that [he] is innocent andMore >
Although it might not seem like it, I’ve actually been trying to avoid the more tabloid-y aspects of the Oscar Pistorius murder investigation. South African police have been leaking to both national and international media, and considering we’re getting a decent preview of the case this week with Oscar’s multi-day bail hearing, I’ve just been waiting to see what the prosecution and defense have been claiming in open court. While I have succumbed to the tabloid elements at times – the bloody cricket bat! – I really have been taking a wait-and-see approach. This is my explanation for notMore >