Thursday, July 28, 2011

celebrity update

latest news about celebs and substance abuse

Joanne Baldwin Sentenced to 10 Days in Jail
Joanne Baldwin, wife of actor Daniel Baldwin, promised a judge that she will get help for her drinking problem as soon as she served a 10-day sentence for violating probation on a previous DUI charge. "Obviously, alcohol has not been your friend," Judge Bruce Shepley said.

Rapper DMX Released From Arizona Prison
Rapper DMX has been released from a prison in Arizona after serving an extra week on his one-year sentence due to failing a drug test while behind bars. The rap star, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was jailed for repeated probation violations.

Rapper Lil Boosie Indicted on Drug Charge
Rapper Lil Boosie, whose real name is Torrence Hatch, already serving time and facing murder charges in another case, has been indicted for trying to smuggle a codeine mixture known as "sizzurp" into prison. He is serving time at Angola in Louisiana.

Hilton Brother to Compensate Drunk Driving Victim
Paris Hilton's younger brother, Barron Hilton, has been ordered by a California court to pay $4.9 million to a gas station attendant he struck while driving drunk. Hilton was 18 when he hit Fernando Mendoza Tellez with his Mercedes-Benz.

'James Bond' Actress Dies Drinking Drain Cleaner
It was determined that the cause of death of Angela Scoular, a former actress in two James Bond movies, was due to drinking drain cleaner containing sulfuric acid and pouring it over her body. The 65-year-old actress fought a long battle with alcoholism, bipolar disorder, bowel cancer and anxiety over debts incurred from manic shopping trips.

Corey Dillon Pleads No Contest To Reckless Driving
Former Bengals running back Corey Dillon avoided driving under the influence charges by pleading no contest to reckless driving stemming from his April 2010 arrest near Malibu. He was sentenced to two years of probation, a 12-hour alcohol program and ordered to pay a $250 fine.

Boogaard Brother Arrested on Drug Charge
Aaron Boogaard, brother of New York Rangers player Derek Boogaard, has been charged with possession of illegal prescription pills on the same night his brother died from an overdose. Family members said the charges had "nothing to do" with his brother's death.

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