Hollywood scandals aren’t a rare and unusual creature to discover. They happen all the time. Let’s face it. Money, fame, and affluence seem to bring a certain lack of respect for the laws of the land. We should also be honest with ourselves, and just go ahead and admit that we love to watch the mighty fall. The Eagles said it well in their song, Dirty Laundry. So who is it this month? Here’s a quick low-down of what celebrities have been stirring up trouble in the last few weeks.
Actor John Stamos
Everyone’s Full House favorite, Uncle Jesse, got arrested in Beverly Hills last weekend after police say they received a barrage of phone calls from patrons complaining of an obviously drunk driver. After police pulled him over, and his identity was revealed, Stamos was reportedly taken to a nearby hospital due to a possible medical condition. Once the medical staff determined that he was, in fact, driving under the influence, Stamos was arrested and then released to the care of the hospital. John has since tweeted that he has been release and is home and well.
Donovan McNabb was arrested for the second time in the last month just two days ago. Police say that he was sloppy drunk, and his blood alcohol level measured over twice the legal driving limit. He’s probably not going to escape this one unscathed. Laws in the state of Arizona state that anything over .15 is classified as an EXTREME DUI. Not only is his playing ability extreme, now his wrap sheet has been labeled as such. Maybe he can study a little drunk driving history along with his new playbook? Maybe someone should inform him of the number of innocent people that die every year from this sort of driving.
The boxing superstar Adrien Broner fell hard when he was sentenced last week for a DUI offense earlier in the year. Police say that Broner’s flashy attitude was quite suitable for his flashy attire. Adrien boasted that boxing has made him a millionaire during the arrest. Later, it was told that Broner struck a deal with the district attorney’s office and pleaded no contest to a reckless driving charge. He was sentenced to six months probation and six months of suspension on his driver’s license. Broner also had an additional element to his sentence of thirty days in jail, but this part was suspended. He won’t serve any jail time as long as he doesn’t mess up in the next six months, and follows all of the expectations laid before him by the courts. How riveting the following months will be, waiting to see if he follows through and escapes jail time.