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Comedian Katt Williams has been sentenced to community service after pleading no contest to a charge of reckless evasion of a police officer following his 2012 three-wheel motorcycle chase in Sacramento, California.
The 41-year-old, whose real name is Micah Sierra Williams, was originally charged with a felony. His charge was reduced to a misdemeanor after he made his plea on April 25, court records show.
Jenelle Evans of "Teen Mom 2" is once again facing legal trouble.
The 21-year-old reality star was arrested on Tuesday, April 23, on several police charges including one for alleged heroin possession, E! News confirmed with Evans' attorney. Evans was also arrested for possession of paraphernalia and simple assault on her husband, Courtland Rogers.
Bobby Brown has been released from jail after serving just eight hours of his 55-day jail sentence stemming from a driving under the influence conviction.
The 44-year-old was released on Wednesday, March 20. He was fitted with electronic ankle monitor, which he will have to wear for eight days, according to an L.A. County sheriff's spokesperson.
Wonder years, or blunder years? "Teen Mom" star Farrah Abraham was arrested for drunk driving, according to E! Online, after asking Twitter fans for alcohol earlier this week.
Abraham, the author of "My Teenage Dream Ended," was pulled over in Omaha, Nebraska after nearly striking a police vehicle on early Tuesday morning. The 20-year-old mother was administered a breathalyzer test and blew a .147, which is nearly twice the legal limit.
Too $hort was arrested Wednesday morning and booked for driving under the influence and narcotics possession.
Los Angeles police confirmed with KABC-TV, OnTheRedCarpet.com's parent company, that the rapper was stopped for a traffic violation at about 3 a.m. in the area of Las Palmas Avenue and Hollywood Boulevard.
"Moonshiners" star Steven Ray Tickle was arrested for public intoxication, police in Danville, Virginia, announced on Tuesday, March 12.
The 35-year-old reality star was arrested on Thursday, March 7, at a convenience store parking lot. He was drinking alone in a vehicle from an open container and smelled of alcohol.
Police arrested Rick Springfield, the singer best known for his 1981 hit "Jessie's Girl," on Friday, March 8, for missing a court date stemming from a 2011 arrest for driving under the influence.
The 63-year-old rock singer was released later in the day and posted on Facebook a photo of the police station where he was booked, which is located close to Malibu, California.
Bobby Brown has been sentenced to 55 days in jail for driving under the influence of alcohol.
The 44-year-old "New Edition" singer had pleaded no contest to the charges and had last August entered rehab. In October 2012, Brown was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, marking the second time he was detained for one in seven months, and also charged with driving on a suspended license.
Rapper Jim Jones has been arrested after allegedly becoming belligerent while being questioned by police about two oustanding warrants given for $193 worth of unpaid road citations.
The 37-year-old co-CEO of Diplomat Records and member of rap group The Diplomats, whose real name is Joseph G. Jones, has not commented. He was arrested on the morning of February 13 in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, where he lives.
Rapper DMX was arrested early on Wednesday in South Carolina on suspicion of driving without a license after being pulled over in a 1978 Buick that also carried his baby daughter -- one of his 11 children.
The 42-year-old, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was pulled over just before 1 a.m. in the town of Greer, not far from his house, while driving the car, owned by a female passenger, according to a police report obtained by OTRC.com. He was booked at a local jail just before 2 a.m. and released after several hours after paying a fine.
"BUCKWILD" cast member Salwa Amin has been arrested and is facing a drug charge.
The 24-year-old was arraigned on Monday, February 11, in Nicholas County Magistrate Court on a felony charge of possession with intent to deliver, The Associated Press reports. She is currently being held at the Central Regional Jail on $200,000 bond.
James Cromwell, a 73-year-old actor who was nominated for an Oscar for "Babe: Pig in the City," was recently arrested at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for protesting about a school study that the animal rights group PETA says involves "abusive experiments" of cats.
The director of the college's Research Animal Resource Center says the allegations are "baseless."