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« Reply #15 on: March 26, 2007, 12:23:00 pm »
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« Reply #16 on: March 26, 2007, 12:38:00 pm »
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« Reply #17 on: March 27, 2007, 02:27:00 am »
this tory makes me want to cry, for two reasons: one, he survived; and two, the car didn't...
 
 Eddie Griffin OK after Ferrari wreck
 
 IRWINDALE, Calif. - Eddie Griffin crashed a rare Ferrari Enzo worth $1.5 million into a concrete barrier while practicing at a racetrack Monday, destroying the car but escaping uninjured.
 
 The comedian was practicing for a charity race to promote his upcoming film, "Redline," when he drove too fast around a curve at the Irwindale Speedway. Video footage showed the red sports car screeching before it ricocheted off the barrier with heavy damage to its front.
 
 "Undercover Brother's good at karate and all the rest of that, but the brother can't drive," Griffin, referring to one his past films, said after the accident.
 
 The film's publicist, Wendy Zocks, said Griffin was "doing OK."
 
 "He walked away completely unscratched, but probably a little shaken," Zocks said.
 
 The Enzo, valued at around $1.5 million, was owned by the executive producer of "Redline," Daniel Sadek, whose exotic car collection is featured in the movie.
 
 Sadek said that the car was damaged beyond repair and that he had "mixed feelings" about the wreck.
 
 "I'm glad Eddie came out of the crash OK, but my dream car got destroyed," Sadek said. "I went to my trailer for about 15 minutes and I thought, there's people dying every day. A lot of worse things are happening in the world."
 
 Only 400 Ferrari Enzos were ever produced, all between 2002 and 2004.
 
 Griffin's credits include the comedies "Undercover Brother"; "Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo" and its sequel; "Date Movie"; and "Norbit."
 
 http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070327/ap_en_ce/people_eddie_griffin
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Re: Celebrity Crime & Scandal Blog
« Reply #18 on: March 27, 2007, 05:32:00 pm »
Watch the Enzo crash here.
 
 What a dumbass.

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« Reply #19 on: March 27, 2007, 07:29:00 pm »
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But he didn't spill a drop of his Big Gulp!

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« Reply #20 on: April 11, 2007, 02:05:00 pm »
Venerable sent this to me so I thought I would share...
 
 Punk rocker caught in soap opera
 The drummer is jailed in O.C. because his bottle of cleanser allegedly contained a drug. The manufacturer joins the fight.
 By Roy Rivenburg, Times Staff Writer
 April 11, 2007
 
 
 Was a legendary punk rocker arrested for possession of ‚?¶ soap?
 
 That's the question surrounding last week's jailing of Germs drummer Don Bolles after a traffic stop in Newport Beach.
 
 Bolles, 50, whose real name is Jimmy Michael Giorsetti, said in an interview that he and his girlfriend were driving to an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting Wednesday evening when police pulled over his 1968 Dodge van for a broken taillight.
 
 Inside the vehicle, police found a toiletry kit containing denture glue, razors and a bottle of Dr. Bronner's Magic Soap.
 
 When a field test of the alleged liquid peppermint soap indicated it was GHB, a date-rape drug, Bolles was arrested on suspicion of felony narcotics possession, said Sgt. Evan Sailor of the Newport Beach Police Department.
 
 Bolles insisted the soap was only soap. "I've been using Dr. Bronner's for 35 years," he said Tuesday, adding that the organic ingredients help give him the complexion of a 15-year-old girl.
 
 Executives at Dr. Bronner's rushed to Bolles' defense, hiring attorney Bruce Margolin, who specializes in marijuana cases, to represent the musician.
 
 The alliance between Germs and the soap manufacturer followed an Internet plea to help bail Bolles out of jail. A musician from one of his other bands, Fancy Space People, set up a PayPal account to raise the $2,500 bond.
 
 Bolles, who lives in Huntington Park, was released Sunday. "The Newport Beach jail was the nicest one I've ever been in," he said. But Bolles spent just one night there before being moved to two county jails he described as "terrifying."
 
 The Germs, a trailblazing punk ban formed in Los Angeles in the late 1970s, are credited with influencing generations of musicians and popularizing mohawks. Bolles took his name from Arizona Republic journalist Don Bolles, who was killed in 1976 by a car bomb while investigating corruption.
 
 The band broke up in 1980 after their 24-year-old singer, Darby Crash, committed suicide. The Germs reunited in 2005.
 
 As word of the punk rocker's arrest spread online, Dr. Bronner's switchboard lighted up with calls. After speaking with Bolles on Monday, company President David Bronner decided to intervene.
 
 The Escondido-based soap maker is used to run-ins with the law. Because the ingredient list for Dr. Bronner's Magic Soap includes hemp oil, police field tests of the soap occasionally indicate THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, Bronner said.
 
 But the idea of finding GHB in a Dr. Bronner's product is "beyond belief," Bronner said. "The field test must have been flawed or tampered with."
 
 Is it possible Bolles was using the soap bottle to carry the drug?
 
 No way, Bronner said. With a definitive test of the bottle's contents coming soon from the Orange County Crime Lab, "it would be ridiculous for Bolles to be lying," Bronner said.
 
 Bolles, a onetime heroin addict who is scheduled to play a London concert with the Germs in August, likewise dismissed the idea that he would carry GHB. "A date-rape drug is the last thing I need," he said. "If anything, I need a way to keep the girls off of me. They make my girlfriend mad."
 
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Re: Celebrity Crime & Scandal Blog
« Reply #21 on: April 11, 2007, 02:19:00 pm »
Hilarious...I love Don Bolles. He signed a guitar neck that Pat Smear smashed as "Kurt Crash". He's a nut.

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Re: Celebrity Crime & Scandal Blog
« Reply #23 on: April 23, 2007, 02:21:00 pm »
Bolles Is Clean  via Pollstar
 
 The Clean Germ
 Updated 04:22 PDT Sat, Apr 21 2007
 
 Recent charges brought against drummer Don Bolles of The Germs for carrying what police determined was drug-spiked liquid soap didn't hold water.
 
 Bolles (real name: Jimmy Michael Giorsetti) was pulled over on a traffic stop in Newport Beach April 4th and subsequently searched. Police found a small amount of marijuana in the vehicle, which Bolles is apparently allowed to possess for medical reasons.
 
 But the real trouble started when police came across a bottle of Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps of Escondido. They conducted a field test on the soap, which tested positive for GHB, commonly known as the date rape drug.
 
 Bolles was arrested and charged with felony drug possession. There was one problem: The soap was clean.
 
 When confirmation tests on the magic soap were conducted in the Orange County crime lab, police found that it didn't contain GHB after all.
 
 Representatives from Dr. Bronner's, who took up Bolles' case after hearing about the test results, purchased the same field tests used by police and conducted their own tests on the liquid, according to a statement.
 
 The results proved shocking. "We confirmed that the test is useless when used on soap since every test came back positive. We also tested other common brands of soap including Johnson & Johnson's popular Neutrogena brand, as well as Colgate-Palmolive's Tom's of Maine brand, which gave the same false positive tests as well," the statement said.
 
 Newport Beach police Sgt. Evan Sailor told the San Diego Union Tribune previous field tests always proved reliable.
 
 "We've never had a false positive," Sailor said. "This is the first one."
 
 Orange County DA spokeswoman Farrah Emami told the paper the charges have been dropped.
 
 "Based on the results of the crime lab test, we have dismissed the case," Emami said.
 
 The Germs broke up in 1980 after iconic frontman Darby Crash died from a drug overdose. The band, including former Nirvana and Foo Fighters guitarist Pat Smear, reunited two years ago.

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« Reply #24 on: April 26, 2007, 10:57:00 am »
This reads like a story from the Onion, but it's from CNN
 
 JAIPUR, India (Reuters) -- An Indian court ordered the arrest of Hollywood star Richard Gere on Thursday for kissing Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty at an AIDS awareness event this month saying it was an obscene act committed in public.
 
 Gere's repeated kisses on Shetty's cheeks at an event to promote AIDS awareness in New Delhi sparked protests in some parts of India, mostly by Hindu vigilante groups, who saw it as an outrage against her modesty and an affront to Indian culture.
 
 The order by a court in the northern city of Jaipur came in response to a complaint by a local lawyer.
 
 The judge watched a video recording of Gere kissing Shetty and found him guilty of violating Indian laws against public obscenity, the lawyer, Poonam Chand Bhandari, said.
 
 The court also summoned Shilpa Shetty to appear on May 5, Bhandari said, adding that Gere was also ordered to be arrested.
 
 Gere can be sent to jail for up to three months or fined or both for the crime if he is arrested. He is not in India now but can be held if he visits the country again.
 
 The Hollywood star is a devout Buddhist and a vocal supporter of the Tibetan cause and visits India frequently to meet the Dalai Lama, who lives in exile in northern India.
 
 He is also involved with charities looking after HIV-infected people and orphans, as well as AIDS prevention groups in the country.
 
 Groups of men had burned and kicked straw effigies of Gere and Shetty in sporadic protests across the country after newspapers published the picture of the kiss on their front pages and TV channels aired visuals of the event.
 
 Shetty, the winner of the "Celebrity Big Brother" reality TV show in Britain this year had said the kiss may have gone a "little overboard" but it was not obscene and the protests made India look regressive.
 
 She said Gere was only re-enacting his moves from the film "Shall We Dance" to entertain the audience at the AIDS event and communicate in a Bollywood style as he did not speak Hindi.
 
 Many commentators had subsequently expressed their unhappiness at what they said were fringe groups making a mountain of a harmless peck on the cheek.

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« Reply #25 on: April 26, 2007, 11:23:00 am »
She should have presented him with a live gerbil after the grope.
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« Reply #27 on: May 03, 2007, 12:36:00 pm »
May 3, 2007
 Rapper Arrested on Charge of Driving While Intoxicated
 By ANAHAD O‚??CONNOR
 The rapper Busta Rhymes was arrested early this morning and charged with driving while intoxicated after officers stopped his car in Manhattan and smelled alcohol on his breath, the police said.
 
 The rapper, whose real name is Trevor Smith, was pulled over about 12:48 a.m. near the corner of West 51st Street and 11th Avenue because the tint on his 2006 Yukon Denali was too dark, the police said. When officers approached his car and asked for his paperwork, Mr. Smith reached over and dropped his wallet, at which point ‚??he was found to have a strong odor of alcohol on his breath,‚?Ě according to the police report.
 
 He was taken into custody and is being held until his arraignment, which is expected to take place later this afternoon. His lawyer, Scott Leemon, did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment.
 
 The drunken driving arrest is the latest of several legal troubles for the rapper. In January, he was charged with misdemeanor assault after his former driver said Mr. Smith beat and kicked him in a dispute over money. In an earlier case, in August 2006, Mr. Smith was accused of attacking a fan after a concert on Randalls Island and arrested on assault and weapons charges.
 
 Mr. Smith had agreed to a plea offer that included probation, community service and lectures to troubled youths. But a judge withdrew the offer after Mr. Smith was arrested a third time, in February, and charged with driving in New York with a suspended license.
 
 He was scheduled to go to trial on the assault charges this month.
 
 Mr. Smith has also faced public criticism from top police officials, who say he has refused to cooperate with the investigation into the fatal shooting of one of his own security guards outside a recording studio in Brooklyn in February 2006.
 
 According to the police, Mr. Smith will not tell investigators what he knows about the killing of the bodyguard, Israel Ramirez, even though he was standing next to Mr. Ramirez when he was fatally shot. A deputy police commissioner, Paul J. Browne, has said that Mr. Smith‚??s refusal to cooperate has prevented other witnesses from coming forward and cooperating as well. The case remains unsolved.

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« Reply #29 on: May 07, 2007, 10:43:00 am »
Shocking.
 
 Report: Pete Doherty arrested again
 
 LONDON - Pete Doherty was arrested this weekend on suspicion of possessing illegal drugs, a published report said Monday.
 
 Metropolitan Police declined to directly confirm the report in The Sun newspaper, but said a 28-year-old man was arrested Saturday night in London on suspicion of drug possession. He was released on bail pending investigation and was ordered to return to a police station next month.
 
 Doherty, frontman for Babyshambles and formerly co-leader of The Libertines, has been undergoing drug rehabilitation under court supervision following a number of arrests for possession of drugs, including cocaine and heroin.
 
 At a court appearance April 18, the rocker said people close to him were insisting that he kick his addiction.
 
 "The people I'm closest to have had enough. They've said it's drugs or them," he said.
 
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