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Top 10 Celebrities Who Have Been Arrested More Than 4 Times [top-ten-list.org]

10. Sean Combs: (four)


1999: Criminal possession of stolen goods and of a weapon
1999: Accused of assaulting Steve Stoute
2001: Driving with suspended license
2011: Arrested on the set of Hawaii 5-O

 

 

 

9. Tupac Shakur: (five)


1992: Arrested for involvement in altercation which left one child dead.
1993: Arrested and imprisoned for beating another rapper with a baseball bat.
1993: Arrested after shooting a police officer. Shakur was helping a motorist stopped by a police man who was harassing the former.
1993: Sodomy and sexual assault charge arrest
1994: Arrested and Imprisoned for assaulting Director Allen Hughes

 

 

8. Mel Gibson: (four)


1984: Arrest for DUI in Toronto. He rear ended another car as a result of drinking and driving.
2001: Arrested after being stopped for drinking and driving
2006: DUI arrest
2010: Domestic abuse incident where he hit his then girlfriend Oksiana Grigorieva

 

 

 

7. Bobby Brown:


Arrested 7 time for abusing his wife, Whitney Houston. He was also stopped several times by police for DUI, speeding, and driving without a license.

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. Snoop Dogg: (eight)


Most publicized: 1993: Murder arrest in connection to a gang member.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Natasha Lyone: (four) [plays Jessica in American Pie and is in the new American Reunion sequel]


2001: Drunk driving arrest
2004: Arrested after threatening to sexually abuse her neighbor’s dog
2005: Criminal mischief and harassment
2006: Arrest warrant for not appearing in court

 

 

 

 

 

4. Mike Tyson: (five)


1992: Rape charges
1998: Criminal assault charges against Tyson after punching someone in the face.
1998: Arrested and plead no contest to punching and kicking two motorists.
2007: Arrested and imprisoned for possession of narcotics
2009: Arrested after scuffle at LAX

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Robert Downing Jr.: (five)


1996: Arrested for possession of heroin, cocaine and a weapon
1996: Arrested for trespassing into neighbour’s home
1999: Arrested after failing drug test
2000: Found at the Merv Griffin hotel being under the influence; arrested
2001: Found barefoot walking in L.A. and arrested under suspicion of influence of drugs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Charlie Sheen: (six)


1996: Arrested for assault. A woman was pushed to the floor during an argument.
1997: Arrested for domestic assault of girlfriend.
2009: Charged for domestic abuse. Sentenced to time in rehab and a stint in anger management
2010: Police called to hotel where Sheen was staying. Intoxicated, drugged and naked, Sheen became enraged.
2011: Charged for violence at a ski resort in Aspen.
2011: Domestic Violence arrest

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Lindsay Lohan: (seven)


2007: Arrested for DUI
2007: Arrested for DUI for the second time. She was sent to rehab. This was after she refused to take a breathalyzer test.
2010: Did not appear at progress report session. Arrest warrant was issued.
2010: Violation of probation; sentenced to 90 days of prison time.
2010: Failed a drug test; spent a day in jail
2011: Theft of necklace at Jewelry Store; Sentenced to 120 days in jail
2011: Judge revokes bail; Lohan sent to jail

 

 

 

So that is your list of the “Top 10 Celebrities Who Have Been Arrested More Than 4 Times ” according to top-10-list.org

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The Top 10 Celebrities Who Have Done Hard Time – according to spike.com

Some celebrities whimper, moan, and cry if they have to spend 10 minutes in prison– we’re talking to you Lindsay Lohan! While many celebrities receive preferential treatment if they’re locked up (and miraculously have their sentences drastically shortened) not all celebs serving time in the big house are as lucky.

Photos: Smoking Gun & Getty Images

10. Lil Wayne – One Year

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For the longest time Lil Wayne talked the talk, but never walked the walk. Now that he’s serving time his thuggish street image finally has some street-cred. The rapper’s ticket to jail was the result of carrying an unlicensed firearm. The pint-sized rapper was arrested after performing in New York when police spotted him smoking marijuana on the street. They also discovered a .40 caliber pistol on his person. Lil Wayne, whose real name is Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr., was charged with criminal possession of a weapon and marijuana. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to serve time in New York City’s infamous prison, Rikers Island. Prison time hasn’t stopped the rapper from reaching out to his fans. Wayne has kept a blog on his website Weezy Thanx You where he has outlined his prison routine and his return to writing lyrics. According to reports, Lil Wayne is expected to be released from prison in November after getting time off for good behavior.

9. Lil’ Kim – One Year

Source: Smoking Gun

Lil’ Kim ended up in the big house because she refused to snitch on her crew. The rapper was convicted of three counts of conspiracy and one count of perjury for lying to a jury about her friend’s involvement in a 2001 shooting. During the trial of her co-manager Damion “D-Roc” Butler, and bodyguard Suif “Gutta” Jackson, who were charged with murdering someone outside the Hot 97 radio station in New York, Lil’ Kim told the jury she was not aware the two were at the scene of the crime. Security footage later showed all three exiting the building. Bummer for Kim. Lil’ Kim was sentence to one year and one day and served the entire sentence at the Federal Detention Center in Philadelphia.

8. Tom Sizemore – 16 months

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Tom Sizemore’s first dance with the prison system came after he assaulted his then girlfriend Heidi “Madam Hollywood” Fleiss. He was sentenced to six months in prison and even though he violated his probation, failed numerous court-ordered drug tests, and was caught trying to fake a drug test with a Whizzinator, he magically did not serve any more jail time. That didn’t last long. Sizemore was only able to sidestep the law for so long and was back in court in 2007 for again violating his probation, this time in connection with another drug charge. The court wasn’t so kind to Tommy this time and he was sentenced to 16 months. He was given credit for 213 days already served and served another six months at the Peasant Valley State Prison. It doesn’t seem like Sizemore has learned his lesson. The actor is currently under suspicion for stealing cell phones from Verizon.

7. Tim Allen – 28 Months

Source: Smoking Gun

Before the funnyman was a successful sitcom star, he was a struggling stand-up comedian who relied on dubious means to make a living. Allen’s world started tumbling down in 1978 when he was nabbed at Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport in possession of 1.4 lbs of cocaine. That’s a lot of booger sugar for personal use. Allen received a felony drug charge and quickly rolled over, giving up the names of dealers in exchange for a lighter sentence. Allen could have faced life imprisonment, but his plea bargain only netted him 28 months at the Sandston Federal Correctional Institution in Minnesota. Allen subsequently turned his life around and became a very successful sitcom actor and Disney star. Yet, you wonder if the folks he snitched on have forgotten…

6. Mike Tyson – Three Years

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Mike Tyson’s turbulent path to boxing immortality took a court-mandated pit stop in the Indiana correctional system shortly after his 25th birthday for a rape conviction in the summer of 1991. According to the testimony of his victim – Miss Black Rhode Island – Tyson invited her to his hotel room at around 1:30 a.m. (possibly to discuss politics or watch Golden Girls reruns). After arriving, she claimed that he became overly aggressive and eventually forced himself on top of her. Tyson adamantly disputed the charges, but due to his violent reputation and prior indiscretions, was found guilty and sentenced to 10 years under state supervision (six behind bars and four on probation.) He would serve just over 36 months due to good behavior and once again return to the ring. He would eventually become the heavyweight champion of the world one more time; though most critics contend his skills had greatly diminished – as evidence by his meltdown against Evander Holyfield.

5. James Brown – Three Years

Source: Smoking Gun

The Godfather of Soul may have found his voice singing in church, but that didn’t mean he was a saint. The singer had a long history of run-ins with the law. At age 16 he was arrested for theft and spent three years in reform school. Brown found himself locked up again in 1988 after a bizarre crime spree that can only be described as his inner demons getting the better of him. On September 24 he stormed into an insurance seminar high on PCP and carrying a shotgun. This resulted in a half-hour police chase that saw Brown drive across state lines from Georgia to South Carolina and back again. To end the chase police had to shoot out three of Brown’s tires. The “hardest working man in show business” was charged with failing to stop for a police officer and aggravated assault. He was sentenced to six and a half years in prison and ended up serving three years. In 2003 he was pardoned by the South Carolina parole board for his crime.

4. Don King – Four Years

Source: Smoking Gun
Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage/Getty Images

Though King has been accused of more crimes than the clients he allegedly (and routinely) steals from, the only legal miscue that earned him a stint in prison came in 1966. Following an earlier murder charge 12 years prior (which he beat by claiming self defense), King was found guilty of second degree murder for “stomping” an employee to death over a $600 dispute. The would-be promoting icon would only serve four years in prison, though, as his lawyer worked out a deal to have the murder charge altered to a non-negligent manslaughter conviction. His haircut, however, continues to go unpunished.

3. Danny Trejo – 11 Years

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Some actors start out as child stars, Danny Trejo started out as a child drug dealer. The 66- year-old Hispanic tough man spent much of his youth in and out of jail. He was once a promising boxer with dreams of fighting professionally, but ended up spending much of the ’60s serving time in some of America’s most notorious prisons. He did stints in Tracy Prison (1963-65), San Quentin State Prison (1965-68), and Soledad Prison (1968-69) on armed robbery charges and drug offenses. In a sense prison was the making of Trejo. He became the California State prison lightweight and welterweight champion and entered a 12 Step program. In 1985 while attending a recovering program he met a man who invited him to a film set, where he was offered a role as an extra. From there a career was born and he just recently nailed down the lead role in Machete.

2. Phil Spector – 19 Years

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Phil Spector’s penchant for guns and rough housing women finally caught up with him when he was found guilty of murdering bit-part actress Lana Clarkson. His path to conviction was long and his numerous murder trials where a media sensation and one of the biggest celebrity criminal cases in the last 10 years. Spector’s first television trial ended in a mistrial because of a hung jury. His second ended with Spector being sentenced to 19 years hard time. The legendary music producer is currently serving time in the notorious Corcoran State Prison, where fellow inmates include Charles Manson. Spector has already become a victim of prison brutality and was severely beaten early this year. The assault left him with a bruised nose, black eye, and some missing teeth. Obviously someone didn’t take kindly to his array of big wigs.

1. O.J. Simpson – 33 Years

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Karma finally caught up with The Juice. While once known as “that guy who literally got away with murder” O.J. Simpson finally got his just desserts and ended up in lockup. While acquitted of the murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman in 1995, a cloud of suspicion formed over the NFL star that never dissipated. Simpson was later found responsible for the pair’s wrongful death in a 1997 civil suit. A 2006 book he wrote titled If I Did It didn’t help his reputation. With all that, none would have expected a botched armed robbery to be Simpson’s undoing, but it was and it was spectacular.

In 2007 O.J. led a team of petty armed criminals as they stormed a Las Vegas hotel room in search of sports memorabilia which Simpson claimed to be his. The owner of the memorabilia said likewise. O.J. was charged with multiple felonies, including criminal conspiracy, kidnapping, assault, robbery, and using a deadly weapon. Members of his so-called gang quickly turned on him and testified against him. Simpson ended up being found guilty of all 12 charges and sentenced to a whopping 33 years in prison. Ironically, O.J. received his sentence 13 years to the day he was acquitted of killing Nicole and Ronald (I think someone was trying to tell him something). O.J is currently serving his time in the Lovelock Correctional Center where he is known as inmate #1027820. He will be eligible for parole after serving about 9 years.

Images / Source – spike.com

Top 10 Celebrities Who Survived a Coma: according to Listverse.com

10. Burt Reynolds (8 hours)

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– In 1983 Reynolds got addicted to Painkillers – and in 1992 he decided to give them up altogether but his body went into shock as a result he fell into a coma.

9. Jayceon Taylor (Game) (3 Days)

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– in 2001 Game was selling drugs and was attacked by two men in his apartment who shot him five times in an execution-style murder attempt. He was able to still use his cell phone to call an ambulance but went into a coma soon after.

8. Stan Getz (3 Days)

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– Legendary Saxophonist who tried to commit suicide after his failed attempt to rob a drug store of morphine… The cops caught up with him just after he took a hand full of relaxation drugs and he collapsed in prison going into a coma for three days…

7. Martin Lawrence (3 Days)

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– In August of 1999, Martin Lawrence decided to take a jog in 38-degree heat while wearing a number of layers of clothing. After running for a while, Martin collapsed from heat exhaustion and was rushed to the hospital. He had to learn to walk after the coma!

6. Stevie Wonder (4 Days)

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– August of 1973 Stevie was in a car crash where the car driven by his cousin crashed into one fo those trucks that carry huge logs – apparently one of the logs crashed through the windscreen and actually knocked him unconscious.

So who are the top 5 celebs that survived a coma? See if you can guess – email ifm@primedia.co.za – I’ll let you know straight after this…

5. Jerry Garcia (5 days)

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– American Musician / Guitarist for the band the Greatful Dead. Am I the only one that see’s the irony in the name of his band… Anyway – in 1986 this guy collapsed and entered a diabetic coma, resulting from an infection in an abscessed tooth.

4. Ozzy Osbourne (8 Days)

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– I remember actually watching this on The Osbournes on MTV back in the day… in 2004 Ozzy was on his quad bike on their English Estate when he hit a pothole and was catapulted over the handlebars knocking him out cold… After the crash, it was reported that Osbourne “died twice” and his bodyguard Sam brought him back to life CPR after which he went into a coma for eight days.

3. Sharon Stone (9 Days)

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– On September 29, 2001, Sharon Stone was hospitalized after experiencing a subarachnoid hemorrhage – which is similar to an aneurysm. She had to undergo a 7 hour operation to stop the bleeding on her brain.

2. Evel Knieval (29 Days)

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– In 1967 Evel was going to jumped over the famous fountain at Ceasars palace in Las Vegas as part of a New Years show but the jumped went terribly wrong and he crshed into the car park… As a result of the crash, he suffered a crushed pelvis and femur. He broke his hip, wrist, both ankles, and experienced head trauma that kept him in a coma for 29 days.

And the number one celebrity who survived a coma…

1. Gary Busey (33 Days)

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– On December 4, 1988, Busey was severely injured in a motorcycle accident. He was not wearing a helmet during the crash and fractured his skull. Due to intense swelling and bleeding, doctors initially feared that Gary would suffer from permanent brain damage, but he miraculously emerged from a coma 33 days later…

So that is your list of the “Top10 Celebrities Who Survived a Coma”…

Edited from the original source – Listverse.com

 

Top 10 Marriages which lasted less than a year; according to top-ten-list.org

10. Colin Farrell & Amelia Warner (4 months)


– Colin Farrell actually had Warner’s name tattooed on his ring finger…

9. Dennis Hopper & Michelle Phillips (8 Days)

8. Jennifer Lopez & Chris Judd (4 months)


– Jennifer Lopez had a number of failed marriages, including this one to Chris Judd. She was married to Puff Daddy, Ben Affleck, Marc Anthony and those too failed.

7. Charlie Sheen & Donna Peele (4 months)


– He actually claimed she was trying to suffocate him. While married, he also elicited the services of prostitutes from Heidi Fleiss.

6. Carmen Electra & Dennis Rodman (6 months)


– They got married in a small chapter in Las Vegas in November of 1998. Electra filed for divorce in April of 1999. The plans for divorce began 10 days after marriage.

5. Nicholas Cage & Lisa Marie Presley (3 months)


– The couple wed in August of 2002. They separated for divorce in December of the same year. Presley made a statement later on saying they should not have been married in the first place.

4. Drew Barrymore & Jeremy Thomas (19 days)

3. Pamela Anderson & Rick Salomon (10 weeks)


– They were married on October 9th of the same year. By December 4, Anderson was already filing for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences.

2. Kim Kardashian & Kris Humphries (72 Days)


– They were married on August 20, 2011. 72 days later, Kardashian filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences

1. Britney Spears & Jason Allen Alexander (55 hours)


– The couple was married for 55 hours before they called it quits. They cite Britney Spears’ lack of judgement at the time as reason for annulment.

Source – Top10List

We’ve all got ways to spend our leisure time. Some of us make crafts, some of us watch sports, some of us play games…and some of us get a little more creative. Especially in England, for some reason.

10.  Mooing

We all know there are people superb at imitating animal calls but, believe it or not, there is such a thing as competitive mooing. Shockingly, these contests tend to take place in rural locations noted for their dairy, like Wisconsin, and wherever British people keep cows.

Yes, this sounds absolutely ridiculous, but thankfully, we live in an era of the Internet, where there is nothing so ridiculous it cannot be filmed and put on Youtube:

9.  Faking Your Death

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Chuck Lamb is better known as the Dead Body Guy. He wanted to be an actor but, unlike most aspiring actors, he was able to admit to himself that he wasn’t that very good at speaking roles. So he went for non-speaking roles, namely the role of Corpse #3.

To support this, he regularly posts staged photos of his death, and hey, it’s gotten him a small career as a horror icon. He even has online tributes:

8.  Competitive Dog Grooming

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We all know about dog competitions. What you may not know is grooming a poodle to look stupid is a highly competitive subculture. Those photos you see floating around the Internet of a dog that looks like a Ninja Turtle, or a dragon, or a panda, or a tiger? All real, all part of competitive dog grooming shows.

They’re mostly put on by the National Dog Groomers Association of America, but there are a bunch more across the country. Much to the suffering and sadness of dogs across the country.

7.  Milk Bottle Collecting

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Paul Luke likes milk. Not as in, “he enjoys a nice cold glass with lunch”, as in, “he’s kind of really into milk as a hobby.” So much so that not only does the former milkman (and current dairy sales rep) have a milk bottle collection, he has over 10,000 milk bottles, and actually had to build a museum to keep all of them. It’s worth explaining that for decades, milk bottles would have various kinds of advertisements and art designs on them, so it’s not just a strange hoarding thing.

However, he’s just the tip of the iceberg of an entire network of milk bottle collectors who share, trade, and talk about milk bottles.

But, hey, heck of a conversation piece!

6.  Soap Carving

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Yep, the practice of criminals in bad prison movies is not just a character quirk, but an actual hobby. People take bars of commercial soap and carve them into beautiful sculptures…which then have to be carefully sealed, or they’ll kind of cease to exist.

This isn’t some sort of casual thing, either: soap carving requires a whole set of tools and techniques, mostly learned by carving fruit. Only then can you become a soap carver.

5.  Tape Art

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This is the simple, elegant art of…uh…taking a cassette tape, like from the 1980s, pulling out all the magnetic tape from inside the casing, and using it to create a portrait of the artist. Even as art hobbies go, this one is fairly obscure and only really got started a few years ago, but there are some pretty impressive examples of the form out there.

Believe it or not, this hobby is actually becoming fairly common among the hip right now, and some impressive portraits have been done. It’s just not for anybody who fears for the integrity of their prized “Slippery When Wet” cassette.

4.  Trainspotting

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It’s not just the name of a movie about heroin! It’s an actual hobby! Trainspotting is exactly what it sounds like: people watch for trains and, when they see them, they write down the numbers of the train. Trainspotters basically “collect” seeing certain types, tracking trains in certain regions, or seeing all the rolling stock from a certain company.

Yes, that’s all there is to it. Yes, this is a real hobby. Yes, more than one person does this.

3.  Navel Fluff Collecting

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Graham Barker collects his own navel fluff. He has a Guinness World Record recognizing his collecting of the stuff for more than twenty years. He started in 1984, keeps it all in carefully labeled jars, and has greeted every single question about why he collects navel fluff with, “why not?” No word on whether he’s ever gotten a reply like, “because it’s disgusting?”

All we can say is that it must be a great icebreaker at parties. Or something.

2.  Extreme Ironing

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Yes, as in “removing the wrinkles from your clothes”. That kind of ironing. People find weird or unusual ways to set up their ironing board, do so and…iron their clothes.

Granted, extreme ironers are not entirely serious about their hobby: it’s as much about exploration, hiking, climbing, and other physical activities normal people get a hobby to avoid, as it is about actually pressing a shirt. Even so, they had a world championship, which makes us wonder how long it’ll be before they get endorsement deals involved.

1.  Hikaru Dorodango

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Or, polishing dirt.

If it sounds weird, well, it is, but believe it or not, it’s possible. Essentially, you make a ball of mud and draw the moisture out of it, while coating it with finer and finer grains of soil. Then you work the dirt, by hand, polishing it into a high-gloss sphere. You’re making art with your hands…literally!

How effective is this technique? The Mythbusters used it to prove that you can, in fact, polish a turd. Not that we recommend that as a hobby.

Images / Source – TopTenz.net

Written by Dan Seitz