Wednesday, October 3, 2012

celeb news

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Green Day frontman Heads to Rehab After Meltdown
The frontman for the musical group Green Day, Billie Joe Armstrong, has checked himself into a treatment center after a very public meltdown on stage at the iHeartRadio Festival. Armstrong released a string of obscenities and trashed his guitar after being given a warning that the band had only one minute remaining to perform.

Amanda Bynes Pleads Not Guilty to Hit-and-Run
Attorneys for actress Amanda Bynes have entered not guilty pleas in Lost Angeles County court for two misdemeanor hit-and-run charges. The charges are in connection with traffic incidents on April 6 and August 4 in which Bynes' car struck other vehicles, including one police cruiser, and drove away.

Chris Brown Tests Positive for Marijuana
Singer Chris Brown may have put his probation in jeopardy after failing a court-ordered drug test for marijuana use. Judge Patricia Schnegg told Brown that he wasn't "an average person sitting in a living room" that he was a public figure and on probation.

Nick Fairley Seeks to Avoid DUI Trial
The attorney for Detroit Lions' Nick Fairley has requested that the defensive tackle complete a diversion program for his drunken driving and fleeing the police charges, a program for first-time offenders. One problem might be the marijuana possession charge Fairley is also facing from another arrest this summer.

Police: John Abraham 'Obviously Intoxicated'
When Atlanta police officers taped off an area where a woman was threatening to jump from a building, Falcons defensive end John Abraham was arrested for refusing to leave the area. Police said Abraham was "obviously intoxicated," slurring his speech and unsteady on his feet.

Doctor Shows Up to Work Drunk, Gets Suspended
New Hampshire has suspended the medical license of a doctor who showed up drunk for work at the Catholic Medical Center in Manchester. When they tested the doctor's blood, his alcohol content level was recorded at 0.186.

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