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Judge Gives Kim Richards Probation, Community Labor For Drunken Arrest

9/1/2015 9:37am EDT
'RHOBH' Star Kim Richards Avoids Jail -- Is She Planning A Reali
"The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills" star Kim Richards has struck a plea deal to avoid going to jail following an arrest at the Beverly Hills Hotel earlier this year.

The star has been sentenced to three years of probation, 52 Alcoholics Anonymous classes and 30 days of community labor.

Richards was arrested in April for public intoxication, resisting arrest, and battery upon a police officer. She faced two and a half years in jail.

The former child star has a history of substance abuse issues. She checked herself into rehab shortly after her arrest.

Richards' attorney appeared in cou...
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Is Kim Richards Back In Rehab?

8/29/2015 1:17pm EDT
Kim Richards
Kim Richards is reportedly back in rehab, and many are hoping that she stays in long enough to get the help that she truly needs. According to the National Enquirer, Richards has checked into a facility in Orange County where she is undergoing treatment for alcohol abuse.

This news comes several days after Kim reportedly jetted out of a facility following her family's decision to get a 5150 hold on her.

"They were at the end of their rope trying to get her help and decided to force her to get it," said a source. Although Kim Richards left rehab after just 72 hours (the mandatory amount of...
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Dog Lovers Outraged Over Michael Vick's Steelers Contract

8/26/2015 7:35am EDT
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Doesn't Care About Michael Vick's
The Pittsburgh Steelers announced on Tuesday that they signed QB Michael Vick to a one-year contract, making him a backup to starter Ben Roethlisberger. Minutes after the team tweeted out the news, dog lovers made it clear that they were disgusted with the team for signing a "dog killer."

Despite the opposition from fans, Roethlisberger states that he supports the Steelers signing Michael Vick and feels that his past has nothing to do with the game.

"This is a locker room. It's about football," Roethlisberger told reporters. "That's what matters to me most."

Really? Vick? The dog kille...
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Man Found With Rosie O'Donnell's Daughter Arrested – See Details

8/23/2015 8:04am EDT
Man Found With Rosie O'Donnell's Daughter Arrested For Endagerin
Steven Sheerer, the man found with Rosie O’Donnell’s daughter Chelsea, has been arrested for endangering the welfare of a minor.

Gossip Cop reported that 17-year-old Chelsea O'Donnell was missing for more than a week when police discovered her at a New Jersey residence with Sheerer, a convicted drug offender.

After Chelsea O'Donnell's recovery, O’Donnell gave police permission to search the cell phone Chelsea had been using to see if there was any communication between her daughter and Sheerer. Sheerer was later arrested for endangering her welfare.

Police reportedly discovered, accordin...
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72 Year Old Australian Actress Convicted Of Child Abuse

8/20/2015 3:40am EDT
Maggie Kirkpatrick
Australian actress Maggie Kirkpatrick used to play a cruel and abusive warden in the Australian soap opera Prisoner. And now, according to the AP, she’s just been convicted of abusing a hospital patient. Kind of a gross irony, don’t you think?

The actual assault occurred back in the 1984, but the guilty verdict is just being handed down on Kirkpatrick now. When the crime occurred, Kirkpatrick invited a 14-year-old girl (and a fan of Prisoner) to her home for a night of dinner and TV. The girl had been to a psychiatric hospital and had substance abuse problems.

The girl waited decades befo...
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'American Idol' Star Claims Self Defense In Domestic Abuse Case

8/13/2015 4:24pm EDT
Constantine Maroulis
American Idol star Constantine Maroulis was arrested on Wednesday morning on domestic violence charges, but the Season 4 finalist claims that he was attacked by his live-in girlfriend and acted in self defense.

TMZ reports that Maroulis, who was Idol's six-place finalist in 2005, was arrested on August 11 for allegedly kicking his girlfriend Angel Reed in the groin. Reed, the mother of the couple's four-year-old child Malena, claims that the Idol star "threw her to the ground" and started kicking her during a disagreement in their New Jersey home.

Shortly after he was released on bail, Ma...
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Steve-O Lands In Jail After SeaWorld Protest

8/10/2015 2:42pm EDT
Steve-O Stunt
"Jackass" star and animal rights activist Steve-O was arrested over the weekend after climbing to the top of a crane in Los Angeles as part of a protest against SeaWorld.

The 41-year-old, real name Stephen Glover, filmed his stunt on Sunday after climbing to the top of a 10 story crane, where he filled an inflatable killer whale with air and hung it from the end of the crane. The sides of the whale had a message written on them: "SeaWorld sucks."

Steve-O posted a photo of himself and his inflatable pal, which he named "Shammy," to his Instagram and Facebook pages on Saturday, letting peop...
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Will Kim Richard's Family Force Her Into Rehab Using 5150 Hold?

8/6/2015 3:19pm EDT
Kim Richards In Crisis: 'RHOBH' Star May Be Forced Into Rehab Us
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kim Richards may be forced into rehab after her most recent run-in with the law. Kim was arrested for shoplifting at a San Fernando Valley Target earlier in the week and now her family is considering putting a 5150 psychiatric hold on the reality star.

What is a 5150 hold and how long would Kim be held in a mental health facility if her family decides to move forward with the paperwork needed to implement the hold?

In April, Kim was arrested at the Beverly Hill Hotel for assaulting a police officer and being drunk in public. Last month, she spoke to E...
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Kim Richards Homeless Before Arrest

8/4/2015 12:07pm EDT
Kim Richards
Kim Richards was arrested in California after shoplifting at Target. According to People Magazine, the former Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills star was caught trying to carry about $600 worth of merchandise out of a Target in Van Nuys on Sunday. She was arrested, booked, and spent a night in jail before posting $5,000 bail on Monday. Her current whereabouts are unknown.

Kim had been in rehab after getting arrested back in April. She had been sober for about three years before she started drinking again, and those closest to her knew that she needed serious help. However, Kim didn't stay in...
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Television Director Jace Alexander Facing Prison Time For Possessing Child Pornography

7/30/2015 2:51pm EDT
Jace Alexander
Television director Jason "Jace" Alexander was arrested by police in Westchester County, New York on Wednesday and charged with felony counts of possessing and promoting child pornography.

The 51-year-old was at the center of an investigation begun by the District Attorney's Office in the county last week after the illegal activity was traced to his home computer's IP address. A search warrant was issued and authorities found files that contained children under the age of 17 involved in "illegal and obscene performances of sexual conduct" on the machine's internal hard drive and on externa...
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