- Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt decide to divorce… are we really surprised?
- Rapper Fat Joe is accused of sexual assault after Wisconsin concert.
- Nicholas Brendon gets three years probation for alleged cop attack.
- Law and Order’s “Jack McCoy” fundraises for real Manhattan district attorney.
- Chris Klein checks into rehab after his second DUI arrest.
- Bernie Madoff tells jailmates of $9 billion stash.
- ABC ramps up defense against “Desperate Housewives” actress Nicollette Sheridan’s charges of wrongful termination and physical abuse.
- Joe Jackson files complaint with the California Medical Board against concert promoter AEG for Michael Jackson’s death.
- Aly and AJ stalker arrested after breaking into their home.
- “Big Brother” star Tonya Paoni arrested for reckless homicide and aggravated DUI in car crash.
Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora’s March 25th DUI arrest may not only cost him jail time, it may cost him his child. Because of Sambora’s alleged criminal conduct, his custody rights–specifically his visitation privileges– over his 10-year-old child with ex-wife Heather Locklear are now in jeopardy.
Police stopped the musician when the car he was driving was reportedly weaving on the roadway. When Sambora stepped out his car, he reeked of alcohol. Even worse, Ava and another child were with him at the time, riding in the backseat.
As a result, his May 7th arraignment in California Superior Court could include at least two counts of risk of injury to a minor or other child endangerment charges along with a DUI charge. If that is the case, the door opens further for Locklear to pursue new legal action in the Family Court. If that happens, this once amicable co-parenting arrangement will turn ugly.
Depending on the nature and quantity of all the charges leveled (in addition to the fact of the arrest itself), Locklear will have new grounds to seek a modification of previously existing custody orders. And she can use Sambora’s alleged lack of sobriety against him. (Sambora has admitted to past alcohol abuse.)
Sambora and Lockwood have been apart since 2006. Currently, the ex-couple share joint custody, giving them equal decision-making power, but Locklear has physical custody. Ava lives with her mother and Sambora has visitation rights. The actress is in a strong position to argue that her ex-husband’s conduct is too risky or that he is too unstable to spend time with their child unsupervised.
But Sambora has a custody card in his pocket too. He could counterpunch based on Locklear’s recent alleged mental health scare two weeks prior to his own incident with police. A doctor called 911 to Locklear’s house after reporting the actress was possibly suicidal. Locklear denied any problems. But if she does exhibit any signs of significant instability that affect her parenting abilities, Sambora can raise those issues in court in a bid to influence custody issues.
We’ve all witnessed just how destructive a Hollywood custody battle can get– Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin, Charlie Sheen and Denise Richards come most immediately to mind. Let’s hope these two work out their personal problems and keep up the civilized relationship as co-parents. Their daughter has been through enough this year.2a63
Paris Hilton will be enjoying three low sodium poultry-based meals a day at the Los Angeles Century Regional Detention Center: a hard-boiled egg, bowl of cold cereal and small carton of milk each monring; baloney and bread with either mustard or mayonnaise and an ocassional apple and watered down juice for lunch; and a hot meal for dinner. Though there will be no television to accompany the one sheet and wool blanker in her room, she will be able to enjoy an hour of television in the day room and outdoor recreation along with a five minute group shower each day. Also included in with her room and board are two pairs of socks, one bra, two pairs of panties and two blue jumpsuits which are exchanged for fresh ones each week.
Said by it’s warden to be a “very nice place,” the Century will be Paris’s home starting June 5th on account of violating her probation for pleading guilty to drunk driving. She may not get to enjoy all 45 days of her sentence, however. Even if Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger doesn’t issue a pardon for the hotel heiress, overcrowding in LA County jails results in many offenders serving less than 10% of their sentences. And state law provides credit for time served for good bahvior. For example, ABC “Lost” actress Michelle Rodriguez served only one day of a 60 day sentence for a probation violation last year.
Those seeking to send correspondence or spend time with Ms. Hilton through a glass wall can view the establishment’s visitng hours here.
Arrested Driving Under the Influence at least once:
|Kareem Abdul-Jabbar||Basketball||NBA record holder (most minutes, points)|
|Joey Lauren Adams||Actor||Chasing Amy|
|Tim Allen||Actor||Home Improvement|
|Trey Anastasio||Musician||Lead singer and guitarist for Phish|
|Billie Joe Armstrong||Musician||Green Day frontman|
|Tom Arnold||Actor||Roseanne Barr Ex|
|F. Lee Bailey||Attorney||O.J.’s attorney|
|Oksana Baiul||Skating||Olympic figure skater|
|Yasmine Bleeth||Actor||Baywatch babe|
|Kevin Brady||Politician||Congressman, Texas 8th|
|Bobby Brown||Singer||Whitney Houston’s tormentor|
|George W. Bush||Head of State||43rd US President|
|Noelle Bush||Relative||Niece of George W. Bush|
|Nick Carter||Singer||The Backstreet Boys|
|Stockard Channing||Actor||The First Lady on The West Wing|
|Chevy Chase||Comic||National Lampoon|
|Dick Cheney||Politician||Dubya’s Veep|
|Roger Clinton||Relative||Black sheep in Clinton family|
|Pete Coors||Relative||Coors scion|
|Patricia Cornwell||Novelist||Crime novelist, Postmortem|
|Jim Courier||Tennis||Top-ranked tennis player|
|Kim Delaney||Actor||Det. Diane Russell on NYPD Blue|
|Mike Ditka||Football||Chicago Bears coach|
|Vivica Fox||Actor||Booty Call|
|James Frey||Author||Addiction memoirist, A Million Little Pieces|
|James Gandolfini||Actor||Tony Soprano|
|Jeff Garcia||Football||Philadelphia Eagles’QB|
|Mel Gibson||Actor||Passion of Christ|
|Dave Grohl||Musician||Nirvana, Foo Fighters|
|Lizzie Grubman||Business||Celebrity publicist and SUV-wielder|
|David Hasselhoff||Actor||Knight Rider, Baywatch|
|Paris Hilton||Socialite||Unexpected porno actress|
|Bill Janklow||Politician||Congressman forgiven for manslaughter|
|Wynonna Judd||Musician||Country music star|
|Rodney King||Victim||Subject of horrendous LAPD beatdown|
|Chris Klein||Actor||“Oz” Ostreicher in American Pie|
|Randy Kuhl||Politician||Congressman, New York 29th|
|Jack La Lanne||Fitness Guru||Fitness guru|
|Katherine Lanpher||Radio||Al Franken’s sidekick on Air America|
|Tony LaRussa||Baseball||Manager of the St. Louis Cardinals|
|Queen Latifah||Rapper||Rapper, Actress|
|Leonard Little||Football||Rams defensive end|
|Mike Lookinland||Actor||Bobby on The Brady Bunch|
|Zell Miller||Politician||US Senator from Georgia, 2000-05|
|Tracy Morgan||Actor||Saturday Night Live|
|Bill Moyers||Journalist||NOW with Bill Moyers|
|Dee Dee Myers||Government||Bill Clinton’s press secretary|
|Vince Neil||Musician||Motley Crue vocalist|
|Nick Nolte||Actor||Gravel-voiced actor from 48 Hours|
|Gary Oldman||Actor||Sid Vicious in Sid and Nancy|
|Haley Joel Osment||Actor||Saw dead people in The Sixth Sense|
|Michael Phelps||Swimmer||Six gold medals at Athens|
|Lawrence Phillips||Football||Troubled former pro football player|
|Scottie Pippen||Basketball||Six-time NBA world champion|
|Chris Pontius||Skateboarder||Skateboarder, Jackass, Wildboyz|
|Jason Priestley||Actor||Brandon Walsh on Beverly Hills 90210|
|Freddie Prinze||Actor||Chico of Chico and the Man|
|Nicole Richie||TV Personality||Paris Hilton’s ex-pal|
|Dennis Rodman||Basketball||Forward, Chicago Bulls|
|Anna Nicole Smith||Model||Trimspa Spokeswomen|
|John Snow||Government||Secretary of the Treasury 2003-06|
|Oliver Stone||Film Director||JFK|
|Rip Torn||Actor||Arthur on The Larry Sanders Show|
|Gus Van Sant||Film Director||Good Will Hunting director|
|Bruce Willis||Actor||Die Hard|
|Charlie Wilson||Politician||Congressman from Texas, 1973-96|
Bookmark page to keep up-to-date. Let us know who we missed (uslaw at uslaw d0t com).5077