Friday, May 11, 2012

weekly celeb update

latest celebrity substance abuse news

'Lost' Star Matthew Fox Arrested for DUI
Star of the television show "Lost" Matthew Fox has been charged in Bend, Oregon with two misdemeanors as a result of a traffic stop for failing to signal properly. The 45-year-old Fox was charged with misdemeanor driving under the influence and driving without a license.

Thomas Kinkade's Death Ruled Accidental Overdose
"Painter of Light" artist Thomas Kinkade's April 6 death has been ruled an accidental overdose of alcohol and prescription tranquilizers. Family members said Kinkade battled alcoholism and had a relapse just before his death in the Santa Clara home.

Ex-Miss USA Sentenced in Drunk Driving Case
Former Miss USA Rima Fakih, 26, avoided going to jail by pleading no contest to driving while visibly impaired in connection with her December drunk driving arrest. Instead she will serve six months on probation, do 20 hours of community service, pay a $600 fine and take an alcohol safety class.

Amanda Bynes to Lose Driver's License?
Former child star Amanda Bynes was already facing charged of colliding with a police vehicle and not stopping, when she hit another car and was chased down by Hollywood police. Bynes said she didn't know she had hit the other car and police believe her because of the lack of damage to both vehicles.

Singer Jake Owen Arrested on Alcohol Charges
Country singer Jake Owen attracted the attention of Vero Beach police when he got a bit too rowdy. The "Alone With You" singer later apologized for his behavior via Twitter saying he had a bit too much fun on Cinco de Mayo.

Clemson Star Watkins Arrested on Drug Charges
Clemson star receiver and All-American Sammy Watkins has been arrested along with soccer player Amadou-Tidiane Daniel Dia for possession of marijuana and a controlled substance. Watkins apologized for the incident after campus police found him with two pills for which he did not have a prescription.

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