Submitted by BANG Showbiz on September 28, 2011
LOS ANGELES – Charges against Chace Crawford for marijuana possession have been dropped.
The 'Gossip Girl' star was arrested when he was a passenger in a parked car in the Dallas suburb of Plano last May and charged with misdemeanor possession of less than two ounces of the drug, but a judge yesterday dismissed the charges yesterday.
Submitted by BANG Showbiz on September 22, 2011
LOS ANGELES – Lindsay Lohan is "falling behind" on her community service.
The 'Mean Girls' actress has to complete 480 hours of community work as part of her sentence for stealing a $2,500 necklace in January, but has so far only reportedly served 60 of the required hours, at the Los Angeles Downtown Women's Center.
A source told RadarOnline.com: "Lindsay has completed her shoplifters awareness class but is falling behind on her other commitments.
Submitted by BANG Showbiz on September 21, 2011
LOS ANGELES – Gisele Bundchen was given a verbal warning after being stopped for speeding.
The 31-year-old supermodel - who has a 21-month-old son Benjamin with husband Tom Brady - was stopped by officers on Route 6 in Barnstable, Massachusetts, on Saturday for driving 70mph in a 55mph zone but was not given a speeding ticket for the violation.
Submitted by BANG Showbiz on September 15, 2011
LOS ANGELES – Redmond O'Neal has reportedly tested positive for drugs while in rehab.
The 26 year old - the son of Ryan O'Neal and late actress Farrah Fawcett - is thought to have been caught after he began "acting suspiciously" at the facility in West Los Angeles, where he is due to carry out a one-year court-ordered treatment program after being arrested for heroin possession in August.
Submitted by Associated Press on June 27, 2011
MIAMI – Mexican pop singer Paulina Rubio is charged in Miami with refusing to comply with police officers after a traffic accident.
According to an arrest report, Rubio's BMW collided with another car Saturday near Miami's Little Havana.
When asked to get out of her car, Rubio allegedly refused, cursed at an officer and said she was nervous and that "all of you Miami cops are abusive."
Submitted by Associated Press on June 24, 2011
MORRISTOWN, N.J. – The brother-in-law of "Cake Boss" television star Buddy Valastro has pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated sexual assault in New Jersey.
Remigio "Remy" Gonzalez of East Hanover was arrested in August 2010 and charged with sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl. He entered his plea Friday in state Superior Court in Morristown.
Submitted by Mitch Stacy on June 23, 2011
TAMPA, Fla. – Despite pleas for leniency from family members, fans and supporters, a federal judge sentenced Grammy-winning reggae singer Buju Banton on Thursday to 10 years in prison Thursday for conspiring to set up a cocaine deal.
Banton was found guilty of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute cocaine, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense and using a telephone to facilitate a drug trafficking offense.
Submitted by Associated Press on June 21, 2011
NEW YORK – A fugitive hip-hop mogul recently linked by an inmate to a shooting that wounded Tupac Shakur has been arrested in a drug case.
Federal authorities said Tuesday that Drug Enforcement Administration agents had arrested James Rosemond on cocaine-dealing charges.
The arrest follows accusations last week that Rosemond, owner of Czar Entertainment, was involved in a mid-1990s ambush of Shakur outside a Manhattan recording studio. The allegations were attributed to Dexter Isaac, who is serving a life sentence in an unrelated murder-for-hire plot.
Rosemond's lawyer has denied his client had any involvement in the shooting.
Shakur was gunned down two years later in Las Vegas in a slaying that remains unsolved.
Submitted by Associated Press on June 20, 2011
BURBANK, Calif. – The rapper Tone Loc has been arrested on suspicion of felony domestic violence in Southern California.
Burbank police Sgt. Tracy Sanchez says 45-year-old Anthony Smith was arrested Saturday. That's Tone Loc's real name.
Sanchez could not confirm that the man arrested is Tone Loc, but Smith's birthdate and description in Los Angeles County jail records match those of the rapper. Sanchez also could not provide any details about the alleged victim or the circumstances.
Submitted by Associated Press on June 10, 2011
TAMPA, Florida – Jamaican reggae singer Buju Banton is asking for a shorter prison sentence.
The Grammy winner was convicted in February of conspiring to set up a cocaine deal in Florida in 2009. He faces a mandatory minimum of 15 years in prison at his sentencing hearing June 23 in Tampa federal court.
In court documents filed Thursday, Banton's attorney, David Markus, says a 15-year-sentence is "way more than necessary" in Banton's case.