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Dina Lohan arrested and charged with DWI

Lindsay Lohan's mother Dina Lohan was arrested in New York around 11 p.m. on Thursday, September 12, on two DWI charges. New York State Police said in a statement that a breath test showed her blood alcohol concentration to be more than twice the legal limit. Lindsay Lohan's mother Dina Lohan was arrested in New York around 11 p.m. on Thursday, September 12, on two DWI charges. New York State Police said in a statement that a breath test showed her blood alcohol concentration to be more than twice the legal limit.
"The Partridge Family" star David Cassidy was arrested just after midnight on August 21 for driving while intoxicated and failure to dim his headlights in Schodack, New York."The Partridge Family" star David Cassidy was arrested just after midnight on August 21 for driving while intoxicated and failure to dim his headlights in Schodack, New York.
Rapper DMX was arrested after officers located what appeared to be marijuana in the passenger door arm rest where the rapper was sitting on August 20, in South Carolina. DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons allegedly became verbally aggressive after saying he was having breathing problems. Simmons was issued a citation for simple possession of marijuana and served with an active Failure to Appear warrant. He has faced various criminal charges in the past, including probation violation, cocaine possession and animal cruelty.Rapper DMX was arrested after officers located what appeared to be marijuana in the passenger door arm rest where the rapper was sitting on August 20, in South Carolina. DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons allegedly became verbally aggressive after saying he was having breathing problems. Simmons was issued a citation for simple possession of marijuana and served with an active Failure to Appear warrant. He has faced various criminal charges in the past, including probation violation, cocaine possession and animal cruelty.
<a href='http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/07/showbiz/thomas-guiry-arrested/index.html?iref=allsearch'>Actor Thomas Guiry is charged with felony assault</a>, accused of head-butting a police officer in an incident on August 3, at Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston.Actor Thomas Guiry is charged with felony assault, accused of head-butting a police officer in an incident on August 3, at Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston.
<a href='http://www.cnn.com/2013/06/03/showbiz/pia-zadora-arrest/index.html'>Singer-actress Pia Zadora</a> was charged with domestic violence battery and coercion for allegedly scratching her 16-year-old son's ear as she tried to take his cell phone when he dialed 911 on June 1, according to a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police report.Singer-actress Pia Zadora was charged with domestic violence battery and coercion for allegedly scratching her 16-year-old son's ear as she tried to take his cell phone when he dialed 911 on June 1, according to a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police report.
Actress Amanda Bynes was arrested again May 23 in New York after she allegedly tossed drug paraphernalia out the window of her Manhattan apartment. The actress previously had been booked for suspicion of driving under the influence in Hollywood, California, on April 6, 2012, after she got into a fender bender with a marked police car. She later tweeted President Barack Obama and asked him to fire the cop who made the arrest. The California arrest is the source of this mug shot.
Actress Amanda Bynes was arrested again May 23 in New York after she allegedly tossed drug paraphernalia out the window of her Manhattan apartment. The actress previously had been booked for suspicion of driving under the influence in Hollywood, California, on April 6, 2012, after she got into a fender bender with a marked police car. She later tweeted President Barack Obama and asked him to fire the cop who made the arrest. The California arrest is the source of this mug shot.
Actor Edward Furlong was arrested again on Friday, May 17, after allegedly violating a protective order filed against him by an ex-girlfriend. Furlong is seen here in a police booking photo after his arrest for alleged domestic violence, the arrest which resulted in the protective order, on January 13, in Los Angeles. Actor Edward Furlong was arrested again on Friday, May 17, after allegedly violating a protective order filed against him by an ex-girlfriend. Furlong is seen here in a police booking photo after his arrest for alleged domestic violence, the arrest which resulted in the protective order, on January 13, in Los Angeles.
<a href='http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/21/showbiz/reese-witherspoon-arrested/index.html'>Actress Reese Witherspoon</a> and husband Jim Toth were arrested early April 19 in Atlanta after Toth was pulled over for suspected drunken driving with Witherspoon in the car, the Georgia State Patrol said.Actress Reese Witherspoon and husband Jim Toth were arrested early April 19 in Atlanta after Toth was pulled over for suspected drunken driving with Witherspoon in the car, the Georgia State Patrol said.
Country music star Billy Currington has been indicted on charges of terroristic threats and abuse of an elderly person on April 15 in his native state of Georgia.Country music star Billy Currington has been indicted on charges of terroristic threats and abuse of an elderly person on April 15 in his native state of Georgia.
<a href='http://www.cnn.com/2013/03/27/showbiz/music/gucci-mane-arrested/index.html'>Rapper Gucci Mane</a> turned himself in to authorities on March 26 after a warrant was issued for his arrest on aggravated assault charges in Atlanta.
Rapper Gucci Mane turned himself in to authorities on March 26 after a warrant was issued for his arrest on aggravated assault charges in Atlanta.
Lindsay Lohan poses for a mug shot on March 20, after accepting 90 days in a "locked in" drug rehab facility for misdemeanor charges. This was not her first brush with the law. The laundry list includes a 2011 arrest for violating her probation for a 2007 drunken driving conviction.Lindsay Lohan poses for a mug shot on March 20, after accepting 90 days in a "locked in" drug rehab facility for misdemeanor charges. This was not her first brush with the law. The laundry list includes a 2011 arrest for violating her probation for a 2007 drunken driving conviction.
 Stanley Kirk Burrell, aka MC Hammer, was arrested February 21, in Dublin, California, for allegedly obstructing an officer. Stanley Kirk Burrell, aka MC Hammer, was arrested February 21, in Dublin, California, for allegedly obstructing an officer.
Actor Stephen Baldwin was arrested December 6, 2012, on a charge of failing to file New York state personal income tax returns for three years, according to a statement released by the Rockland County district attorney's office.Actor Stephen Baldwin was arrested December 6, 2012, on a charge of failing to file New York state personal income tax returns for three years, according to a statement released by the Rockland County district attorney's office.
William J. Drayton, 53, also known as Flavor Flav, was arrested October 17, 2012 in Las Vegas and charged with assault with a deadly weapon and battery in a case involving his fiancee of eight years, police said.William J. Drayton, 53, also known as Flavor Flav, was arrested October 17, 2012 in Las Vegas and charged with assault with a deadly weapon and battery in a case involving his fiancee of eight years, police said.
Border Patrol agents in Texas arrested singer Fiona Apple in 2012, saying they found marijuana and hashish on her tour bus.Border Patrol agents in Texas arrested singer Fiona Apple in 2012, saying they found marijuana and hashish on her tour bus.
Musician Randy Travis was arrested in 2012 for misdemeanor DWI and felony retaliation after he was involved in a one-vehicle accident and found buck naked in the roadway. He was later released on bond. Musician Randy Travis was arrested in 2012 for misdemeanor DWI and felony retaliation after he was involved in a one-vehicle accident and found buck naked in the roadway. He was later released on bond.
Funny-man Russell Brand landed himself in the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office in 2012 when he snatched a photographer's iPhone and threw it at a window. Brand was free on bond after turning himself in to New Orleans police. Funny-man Russell Brand landed himself in the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office in 2012 when he snatched a photographer's iPhone and threw it at a window. Brand was free on bond after turning himself in to New Orleans police.
Olympic gold medalist Shaun White, 26, was charged with vandalism and public intoxication in Nashville, Tennessee, on September 16, 2012.
Olympic gold medalist Shaun White, 26, was charged with vandalism and public intoxication in Nashville, Tennessee, on September 16, 2012.
Singer Bruno Mars was arrested on September 19, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada, on a drug charge. He <a href='http://www.cnn.com/2011/SHOWBIZ/celebrity.news.gossip/02/16/bruno.mars.plea/index.html?iref=allsearch' >later accepted a "deferred adjudication"</a> deal in 2011.Singer Bruno Mars was arrested on September 19, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada, on a drug charge. He later accepted a "deferred adjudication" deal in 2011.
 "Gossip Girl" star Chase Crawford was arrested in June 2010 in Austin, Texas, and charged with possession of marijuana. He was charged with a misdemeanor because he had less than 2 ounces, according to a police report. "Gossip Girl" star Chase Crawford was arrested in June 2010 in Austin, Texas, and charged with possession of marijuana. He was charged with a misdemeanor because he had less than 2 ounces, according to a police report.
Bad boy actor Charlie Sheen is no stranger to Hollywood scandal. He posed for this mug after a 2009 arrest related to a domestic violence dispute. Bad boy actor Charlie Sheen is no stranger to Hollywood scandal. He posed for this mug after a 2009 arrest related to a domestic violence dispute.
Wayne "Lil Wayne" Carter was booked on drug charges in Arizona in 2008 and sentenced to a year in prison. Wayne "Lil Wayne" Carter was booked on drug charges in Arizona in 2008 and sentenced to a year in prison.
Nicole Richie was sentenced to four days in jail for DUI in August 2007. She spent 82 minutes in custody. Nicole Richie was sentenced to four days in jail for DUI in August 2007. She spent 82 minutes in custody.
In 2007, Kiefer Sutherland got this mug shot after surrendering to serve a 48-day sentence for his third DUI arrest. In 2007, Kiefer Sutherland got this mug shot after surrendering to serve a 48-day sentence for his third DUI arrest.
This mug was snapped after Mel Gibson, now notorious for getting himself into trouble, was arrested and charged with drunk driving in 2006. This mug was snapped after Mel Gibson, now notorious for getting himself into trouble, was arrested and charged with drunk driving in 2006.
Backstreet Boy Nick Carter was arrested for drunken driving after failing a field sobriety test in 2005.Backstreet Boy Nick Carter was arrested for drunken driving after failing a field sobriety test in 2005.
Singer James Brown was arrested in Aiken, South Carolina, on January 28, 2004 and charged with Criminal Domestic Violence. Singer James Brown was arrested in Aiken, South Carolina, on January 28, 2004 and charged with Criminal Domestic Violence.
The Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, Sheriff's office took this mug shot of the famous "Home Alone" star Macaulay Culkin in 2004 after they found marijuana, Xanax and sleeping pills in his possession. He was briefly jailed before being released on bond. The Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, Sheriff's office took this mug shot of the famous "Home Alone" star Macaulay Culkin in 2004 after they found marijuana, Xanax and sleeping pills in his possession. He was briefly jailed before being released on bond.
Country singer Glen Campbell was arrested in Phoenix on November 25, 2003, on drunken driving and hit-and-run charges. According to Arizona police, the 67-year-old performer hit another car and left the scene. He was later picked up at his home where he smelled of booze and kneed a sergeant in the thigh. Seen Campbell poses for his mugshot in 2004 after checking into a Phoenix lockup to serve his first of 10 nights in jail. He pleaded guilty to the charges.Country singer Glen Campbell was arrested in Phoenix on November 25, 2003, on drunken driving and hit-and-run charges. According to Arizona police, the 67-year-old performer hit another car and left the scene. He was later picked up at his home where he smelled of booze and kneed a sergeant in the thigh. Seen Campbell poses for his mugshot in 2004 after checking into a Phoenix lockup to serve his first of 10 nights in jail. He pleaded guilty to the charges.
Actor Nick Nolte was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol on September 11, 2002. A California Highway Patrol officer saw the actor's car swerving across the highway. Nolte was described as "drooling" and "droopy-eyed."Actor Nick Nolte was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol on September 11, 2002. A California Highway Patrol officer saw the actor's car swerving across the highway. Nolte was described as "drooling" and "droopy-eyed."
Robert Downey Jr.'s drug problems are almost as famous as his talent. He served time in the late 1990s on a drug conviction, was arrested in November 2000 for drug possession, and was busted again in April 2001 in Culver City, California. Robert Downey Jr.'s drug problems are almost as famous as his talent. He served time in the late 1990s on a drug conviction, was arrested in November 2000 for drug possession, and was busted again in April 2001 in Culver City, California.
Marshall Mathers, aka Eminem, was booked on gun charges twice in June 2000. Police said both arrests stemmed from fights -- the first over his estranged wife, Kim, and the second against rival rap group Insane Clown Posse. Marshall Mathers, aka Eminem, was booked on gun charges twice in June 2000. Police said both arrests stemmed from fights -- the first over his estranged wife, Kim, and the second against rival rap group Insane Clown Posse.
Rapper Jay-Z was arrested in 1999 for allegedly stabbing a record executive in a New York night club. He pleaded guilty in 2001 and was sentenced to three years' probation. Rapper Jay-Z was arrested in 1999 for allegedly stabbing a record executive in a New York night club. He pleaded guilty in 2001 and was sentenced to three years' probation.
Matthew McConaughey was arrested in Austin, Texas, in 1999 after police allegedly found him dancing naked and playing bongo drums in his house. He paid a $50 fine for disturbing his neighbors with the show. Matthew McConaughey was arrested in Austin, Texas, in 1999 after police allegedly found him dancing naked and playing bongo drums in his house. He paid a $50 fine for disturbing his neighbors with the show.
Curtis Jackson, aka 50 Cent, posed for this mug in 1994 when he was arrested at 19 for allegedly dealing heroin and crack cocaine. Curtis Jackson, aka 50 Cent, posed for this mug in 1994 when he was arrested at 19 for allegedly dealing heroin and crack cocaine.
Jane Fonda was arrested in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1970 after a scuffle with police in the airport. U.S. Customs agents allegedly found a large quantity of pills in her possession. Jane Fonda was arrested in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1970 after a scuffle with police in the airport. U.S. Customs agents allegedly found a large quantity of pills in her possession.
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  • Police said Dina Lohan was arrested Thursday night
  • Police charged her with two counts of DWI and one of speeding
  • She must appear in court on September 24

(CNN) -- Dina Lohan, mother of actress Lindsay Lohan, was arrested and charged with two counts of driving while intoxicated Thursday night, New York State Police said Friday.

According to a press release from the police, the elder Lohan was stopped at approximately 11 p.m. Thursday when the white BMW she was driving westbound on the Northern State Parkway was observed traveling at 77 mph in a 55 mph zone.

Police said Lohan, who lives in Merrick, New York, was arrested on charges of DWI and aggravated DWI after a breath test showed her blood alcohol concentration to be .20, which is more than twice the legal limit.

Lindsay Lohan tells all

Following being taken into custody and transported to a local police station, Lohan claimed she had been injured during her arrest. She recanted her statement after being evaluated by emergency personnel, who found no injuries.

Lohan, 51, was issued traffic tickets for the two DWI offenses and speeding. She was later released to a sober third party. She is scheduled to appear in Nassau County 1st District Court on September 24 to answer to the charges.

Nicole Kidman knocked down by photographer

Nicole Kidman has a run-in with a paparazzo -- literally -- while returning to her New York hotel on September 12. The Oscar-winning actress reportedly was <a href='http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/13/showbiz/celebrity-news-gossip/nicole-kidman-accident-paparazzi/index.html'>knocked to the ground by a photographer on a bike</a>, and Kidman lost her shoes in the process. She's not the only celebrity who's had paparazzi woes ...Nicole Kidman has a run-in with a paparazzo -- literally -- while returning to her New York hotel on September 12. The Oscar-winning actress reportedly was knocked to the ground by a photographer on a bike, and Kidman lost her shoes in the process. She's not the only celebrity who's had paparazzi woes ...
Stars and photographers sometimes have contentious relationships. Around 12:30 p.m. on August 27, both Alec Baldwin and a photographer called the police to report an incident. It seems a standoff ensued after the photographer got too close for Baldwin's liking while he was with his wife, Hilaria, who just gave birth to their daughter Carmen. Stars and photographers sometimes have contentious relationships. Around 12:30 p.m. on August 27, both Alec Baldwin and a photographer called the police to report an incident. It seems a standoff ensued after the photographer got too close for Baldwin's liking while he was with his wife, Hilaria, who just gave birth to their daughter Carmen.
When dating in the mid-2000s, Justin Timberlake and Cameron Diaz were a magnet for problems with the paparazzi. <a href='http://www.people.com/people/article/0,26334,782241,00.html' target='_blank'>Timberlake and Diaz were hit with a lawsuit</a> in 2004 after two photographers accused the couple of taunting and attacking them. That lawsuit reportedly was later settled, but the pair were again in <a href='http://www.today.com/id/14928352/ns/today-today_entertainment/t/justin-camerons-paparazzi-ordeal/#.Uf-ta23fKSo' >an alleged confrontation with the paparazzi</a> in September 2006.When dating in the mid-2000s, Justin Timberlake and Cameron Diaz were a magnet for problems with the paparazzi. Timberlake and Diaz were hit with a lawsuit in 2004 after two photographers accused the couple of taunting and attacking them. That lawsuit reportedly was later settled, but the pair were again in an alleged confrontation with the paparazzi in September 2006.
Ashton Kutcher has a rocky history with the paparazzi that extends all the way back to a confrontation in 2005, pictured here. <a href='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UP7eeRzwJ-Q&amp;feature=player_embedded' >Then last year</a>, Kutcher was videotaped shoving a photographer -- although he did stop to make sure the guy was OK before getting into his car. Ashton Kutcher has a rocky history with the paparazzi that extends all the way back to a confrontation in 2005, pictured here. Then last year, Kutcher was videotaped shoving a photographer -- although he did stop to make sure the guy was OK before getting into his car.
Former "CSI" star Gary Dourdan gets into a brawl with a paparazzo outside a Los Angeles nightclub in 2007. <a href='http://www.tmz.com/2007/07/18/csi-star-beats-the-living-crap-out-of-tmz-photog/' >According to TMZ</a>, the photographer worked for its website and provoked Dourdan simply by standing nearby with a camera.Former "CSI" star Gary Dourdan gets into a brawl with a paparazzo outside a Los Angeles nightclub in 2007. According to TMZ, the photographer worked for its website and provoked Dourdan simply by standing nearby with a camera.
<a href='http://marquee.blogs.cnn.com/2013/01/03/miley-cyrus-justin-bieber-call-for-change/?iref=allsearch'>Miley Cyrus is an outspoken critic of the paparazzi</a>, and in March 2011 she let one photographer have it. After a cameraman bumped into Cyrus' mother, Tish, outside a restaurant in West Hollywood, <a href='http://www.thehollywoodgossip.com/videos/miley-cyrus-takes-on-paparazzi/' >Cyrus reached for his equipment and sternly told him</a>, "You almost hurt my mom -- don't ever do that again."Miley Cyrus is an outspoken critic of the paparazzi, and in March 2011 she let one photographer have it. After a cameraman bumped into Cyrus' mother, Tish, outside a restaurant in West Hollywood, Cyrus reached for his equipment and sternly told him, "You almost hurt my mom -- don't ever do that again."
Britney Spears' career has rebounded from her 2007 meltdown, but the star has yet to live down her infamous run-in with the paparazzi that year. Newly bald after shaving her head at a California salon that February, Spears <a href='http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,1892685_1892691_1892788,00.html' >attacked a paparazzo's car with an umbrella</a> outside the home of her ex, Kevin Federline, in Tarzana. Britney Spears' career has rebounded from her 2007 meltdown, but the star has yet to live down her infamous run-in with the paparazzi that year. Newly bald after shaving her head at a California salon that February, Spears attacked a paparazzo's car with an umbrella outside the home of her ex, Kevin Federline, in Tarzana.
Halle Berry has testified in support of California legislation that would limit a photographer's ability to take pictures of a celebrity's kids, saying her <a href='http://blog.sfgate.com/dailydish/2013/06/25/halle-berry-testifies-in-support-of-californias-anti-paparazzi-bill/' target='_blank'>daughter, Nahla,</a> doesn't want to go to school because she "knows 'the men' are watching for her," a report says. <a href='http://www.tmz.com/2013/04/02/halle-berry-restrains-olivier-during-explosive-altercation-with-paps/#ixzz2b6lXi72o' >Her testimony followed a heated exchange</a> with paps at the Los Angeles airport in April when she was with Nahla and her future husband, Olivier Martinez. "Get away there's a child," Berry could be heard saying. "What the f**k is wrong with you people?"Halle Berry has testified in support of California legislation that would limit a photographer's ability to take pictures of a celebrity's kids, saying her daughter, Nahla, doesn't want to go to school because she "knows 'the men' are watching for her," a report says. Her testimony followed a heated exchange with paps at the Los Angeles airport in April when she was with Nahla and her future husband, Olivier Martinez. "Get away there's a child," Berry could be heard saying. "What the f**k is wrong with you people?"
The Los Angeles airport is a hotbed for confrontations between celebrities and the paparazzi. In 2009, <a href='http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/11/12/mike.tyson.detained/'>Mike Tyson was involved </a>in a scuffle with a photographer who said he'd been following the boxer-turned-actor "at a respectful distance."The Los Angeles airport is a hotbed for confrontations between celebrities and the paparazzi. In 2009, Mike Tyson was involved in a scuffle with a photographer who said he'd been following the boxer-turned-actor "at a respectful distance."
Singer Pink and her husband, Carey Hart, aren't always smiles when they see the paparazzi trailing them. In January 2012, Hart faced off with a cameraman after Pink reportedly gave photographers the middle finger. This year, Hart was <a href='http://www.tmz.com/2013/06/13/carey-hart-pink-photographer-paparazzi-malibu-fight-daughter-willow/' >once again involved in a showdown with a paparazzo.</a>Singer Pink and her husband, Carey Hart, aren't always smiles when they see the paparazzi trailing them. In January 2012, Hart faced off with a cameraman after Pink reportedly gave photographers the middle finger. This year, Hart was once again involved in a showdown with a paparazzo.
In an interview with The Independent magazine, British singer Lily Allen said <a href='http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/lily-allen-admits-i-feel-like-a-caged-animal-1656029.html' target='_blank'>she feels like "a caged animal"</a> because of the cameras that trail her every move.<a href='http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/celebritynews/4982396/Lily-Allen-lashes-out-at-photographer-after-car-shunted.html' > In March 2009, Allen lashed out at</a> a photographer after he allegedly ran into the back of her car. In an interview with The Independent magazine, British singer Lily Allen said she feels like "a caged animal" because of the cameras that trail her every move. In March 2009, Allen lashed out at a photographer after he allegedly ran into the back of her car.
Sean Penn lost it when a photographer was waiting near his pickup in 2010. The actor was at a Los Angeles shopping center when<a href='http://www.tmz.com/2010/02/19/sean-penn-crime-battery-vandalism-prosecution-jail-paparazzi/' > he spotted the cameraman and began kicking at him</a>. <a href='http://www.cnn.com/2010/SHOWBIZ/05/12/sean.penn.plea/index.html?iref=allsearch'>Penn eventually reached a plea deal over the incident</a>, but it wasn't the first time he's found himself in hot water with the paparazzi. The Oscar winner did a monthlong bid in 1987 for assaulting a paparazzo.Sean Penn lost it when a photographer was waiting near his pickup in 2010. The actor was at a Los Angeles shopping center when he spotted the cameraman and began kicking at him. Penn eventually reached a plea deal over the incident, but it wasn't the first time he's found himself in hot water with the paparazzi. The Oscar winner did a monthlong bid in 1987 for assaulting a paparazzo.
Coldplay's Chris Martin was seeing red rather than "Yellow" in January 2008. Martin was exiting a New York hospital with his wife, Gwyneth Paltrow, when he encountered a photographer (not pictured here). <a href='http://gawker.com/5002367/those-poor-paparazzi' >The singer was captured on video clashing with the paparazzo</a> and trying to take his camera.Coldplay's Chris Martin was seeing red rather than "Yellow" in January 2008. Martin was exiting a New York hospital with his wife, Gwyneth Paltrow, when he encountered a photographer (not pictured here). The singer was captured on video clashing with the paparazzo and trying to take his camera.
Adam Lambert's trip to Miami in September 2010 captured headlines when he reportedly got into a tussle with a photographer. The "American Idol" alum <a href='http://www.tmz.com/2010/09/16/adam-lambert-involved-in-pap-scrap-in-miami-american-idol-battery-miami-beach-police-department/#ixzz2b6tdUKCX' >later tweeted about the incident</a>, "I lost my temper for a sec but wow it felt great lol MIAMI!!!"Adam Lambert's trip to Miami in September 2010 captured headlines when he reportedly got into a tussle with a photographer. The "American Idol" alum later tweeted about the incident, "I lost my temper for a sec but wow it felt great lol MIAMI!!!"
Justin Bieber <a href='http://www.cnn.com/2013/03/08/showbiz/justin-bieber-hospital/index.html' target='_blank'>was having a bad birthday week</a> when he lost it on photographers <a href='http://www.gossipcop.com/justin-bieber-paparazzi-fight-video-london-photographer-brawl-yelling-screaming/' >while in London in March.</a> "I'll f*****g beat the f*** out of you!" the clearly upset 19-year-old threatened a paparazzo, who was spewing choice words of his own. Bieber's bodyguard tried to restrain the pop star. Justin Bieber was having a bad birthday week when he lost it on photographers while in London in March. "I'll f*****g beat the f*** out of you!" the clearly upset 19-year-old threatened a paparazzo, who was spewing choice words of his own. Bieber's bodyguard tried to restrain the pop star.
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  • Nicole Kidman was knocked down by a photographer Thursday
  • The actress was returning to her hotel in uptown Manhattan
  • The photographer was on a bike when he crashed into Kidman
  • Kidman's reps have yet to comment on the accident

(CNN) -- New York City is a jungle even for the celebrities.

Nicole Kidman was involved in a sidewalk pileup on Thursday outside of her Manhattan hotel when a paparazzo ran into her on his bike.

Images of the incident show that Kidman fell to the ground and lost at least one of her heels as the photographer ended up in a heap with his bicycle.

Baldwin: Wish I could flush paparazzi

Witnesses at the scene told TMZ that the 46-year-old actress didn't have any visible injuries. Another onlooker told Us Weekly that while Kidman "looked hurt, there wasn't any blood." Those who saw the incident also said it appeared that the photographer, Carl Wu, tried to hit his brakes and failed, losing control of his bike.

Kidman's camp has yet to respond to requests for comment. The "Grace of Monaco" star was in town for New York Fashion Week, and was returning from Calvin Klein's Thursday show when the accident occurred.

Review: De Niro pokes fun in ‘The Family’

Michelle Pfeiffer star as Belle Blake and Robert De Niro stars as Fred Blake/Giovanni Manzoni in
Michelle Pfeiffer star as Belle Blake and Robert De Niro stars as Fred Blake/Giovanni Manzoni in "The Family."
  • Robert De Niro stars as a mobster in Witness Protection with his family
  • The comedy-thriller was directed and co-written by Luc Besson
  • EW gives it a grade of B-

(EW.com) -- At this point, Robert De Niro has built an entire subgenre of movies in which he sticks his tongue out at his cinematic legacy.

After inventing our modern idea of a wiseguy in films like "The Godfather Part II" and "Goodfellas," the actor has spent much of the last 20 years lampooning it in farces like the funny "Analyze This" (and its disappointing sequel "Analyze That") and the very funny "Meet the Parents" (and its very disappointing sequels "Meet the Fockers" and "Little Fockers"). The results have been mixed, but De Niro's star hasn't faded — maybe because the line between those movies and his more serious work (eg, "Silver Linings Playbook") has remained so clear.

But the new comedy-thriller "The Family," directed and co-written by Luc Besson ("The Fifth Element"), doesn't just wink at De Niro's history, it leans on it, hard. The actor might as well be playing an older version of his Scorsese-era persona as Giovanni Manzoni, a former mob boss who snitched and now has to hide in the Witness Protection Program in northern France. With a grizzled FBI agent (Tommy Lee Jones) as a guardian angel, the Manzoni family members all try to act as humdrum as possible to avoid attention. Giovanni pretends to be an author at work on a WWII book. His tough-as-nails wife (Michelle Pfeiffer) plays hausfrau, his hot-tempered daughter ("Glee's" Dianna Agron) flirts with her math tutor, and his whip smart son (John D'Leo) makes allies at school.

These fish-out-of-water B-plots mostly look for laughs in the Manzoni family's inverted, Addams-esque morality. To them, crime is good, normal people are boring, and a brutal beating is a perfectly acceptable solution to mundane problems like a stolen pencil case or a rude plumber. Sometimes it works, especially in Pfeiffer's scenes, where she shows off a darkly comic edge that hasn't had this much of a showcase since the last time she played a wiseguy's wife in 1988's "Married to the Mob." Yet the movie's violence level is so strangely high that it jars the comedy. There's only so long you can laugh at a person getting savagely pummeled before you start imagining how much it would hurt.

"The Family" also doesn't have any real twists in store beyond its basic setup. You know that Giovanni's past — in the form of bounty-hunting hitmen — will catch up to him. And it does, turning the third act into a generic thriller with a weirdly high body count. Before that, though, there are some memorable scenes, including one wry meta-moment in which the movie outright acknowledges the fact that Robert De Niro himself is playing Giovanni. It'll probably make you laugh — and wonder if the movie is about to head in a much smarter, kookier direction. (It isn't.) But mostly it makes you wish that you were watching De Niro add to his movie legacy instead of scrapping it for gags. Grade: B-

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Miley’s ‘granny’ on Twerkgate

Vicki Lawrence questions the twerking performance of
Vicki Lawrence questions the twerking performance of "Hannah Montana" co-star Miley Cyrus, but not the PR value.
  • Actress Vicki Lawrence weighs in on Miley Cyrus' twerking
  • Lawrence played Cyrus' grandmother on "Hannah Montana"
  • Lawrence spoke highly of her co-star but questions the VMA stunt

(CNN) -- Miley Cyrus is hearing about her infamous twerking performance at the MTV Video Music Awards from her TV grandmother.

"I know what a lot of my generation is thinking: They're appalled," Vicki Lawrence tells CNN. Lawrence played Miley's "Mamaw Ruthie" from 2006 to 2011 on the Disney Channel's "Hannah Montana." Lawrence doesn't admire the performance itself, but she admits it was a PR triumph.

"She pushed the envelope a little bit, but she's what everybody is talking about in the news right now," Lawrence said.

Here's a look back at some of the most memorable MTV Video Music Awards moments over the years. Dressed in a revealing wedding dress, lace gloves and her infamous "boy toy" belt, Madonna performed "Like a Virgin" at the first Video Music Awards in 1984. Her album of the same name, which dropped that November, went on to become one of the best-selling albums of all time. Click through to see how many you remember:Here's a look back at some of the most memorable MTV Video Music Awards moments over the years. Dressed in a revealing wedding dress, lace gloves and her infamous "boy toy" belt, Madonna performed "Like a Virgin" at the first Video Music Awards in 1984. Her album of the same name, which dropped that November, went on to become one of the best-selling albums of all time. Click through to see how many you remember:
After his 1991 arrest made him the target of some gags, Paul Reubens took the VMAs stage as Pee-wee Herman, asking, "Heard any good jokes lately?"
After his 1991 arrest made him the target of some gags, Paul Reubens took the VMAs stage as Pee-wee Herman, asking, "Heard any good jokes lately?"
Howard Stern, dressed as "Fartman," showed off his butt cheeks at the 1992 show in a pair of tight yellow pants with strategically placed cutouts. The audience got a good look at the radio personality's derriere when he was lowered onto the stage to present an award.
Howard Stern, dressed as "Fartman," showed off his butt cheeks at the 1992 show in a pair of tight yellow pants with strategically placed cutouts. The audience got a good look at the radio personality's derriere when he was lowered onto the stage to present an award.
Newlyweds Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley smooched on stage in 1994 after Jackson addressed the crowd, "And just think, nobody thought this would last." The pair of course parted ways less than two years later.
Newlyweds Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley smooched on stage in 1994 after Jackson addressed the crowd, "And just think, nobody thought this would last." The pair of course parted ways less than two years later.
Lil' Kim wore a purple wig and pantsuit to the 1999 VMAs. Revealing her left breast, which was covered by a matching pasty, the getup gave a whole new meaning to off the shoulder. Diana Ross fondled Lil' Kim's exposed lady part during the show, and we've never been able to forget it.Lil' Kim wore a purple wig and pantsuit to the 1999 VMAs. Revealing her left breast, which was covered by a matching pasty, the getup gave a whole new meaning to off the shoulder. Diana Ross fondled Lil' Kim's exposed lady part during the show, and we've never been able to forget it.
Rage Against the Machine bassist Tim Commerford literally raged against the 2000 VMAs after losing best rock video to Limp Bizkit. Commerford climbed a set on stage during Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst's acceptance speech. Charges for assault and resisting arrest were eventually dropped.
Rage Against the Machine bassist Tim Commerford literally raged against the 2000 VMAs after losing best rock video to Limp Bizkit. Commerford climbed a set on stage during Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst's acceptance speech. Charges for assault and resisting arrest were eventually dropped.
At the 2002 awards show, Eminem got into an altercation with Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, the celebrity-mocking puppet who first appeared on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien." The rapper shoved the puppet during its interview with Moby, whom Eminem bashed during his acceptance speech later that night.At the 2002 awards show, Eminem got into an altercation with Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, the celebrity-mocking puppet who first appeared on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien." The rapper shoved the puppet during its interview with Moby, whom Eminem bashed during his acceptance speech later that night.
How does an iconic pop star pass the torch? By kissing her successors on stage at the 2003 VMAs, of course. Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera donned wedding dresses to pay homage to Madonna's 1984 performance of "Like a Virgin" before Madge joined them on stage. She danced with and kissed each of the young singers before calling Missy Elliott to the stage. How does an iconic pop star pass the torch? By kissing her successors on stage at the 2003 VMAs, of course. Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera donned wedding dresses to pay homage to Madonna's 1984 performance of "Like a Virgin" before Madge joined them on stage. She danced with and kissed each of the young singers before calling Missy Elliott to the stage.
After shaving her head and seeking treatment in early 2007, Britney Spears' VMA performance was touted as her "comeback." However, the singer's awkward "Gimme More" performance was met with critical reviews. Time said the usually confident Spears looked "tired, nervous, uncomfortable, aloof and out of place."
After shaving her head and seeking treatment in early 2007, Britney Spears' VMA performance was touted as her "comeback." However, the singer's awkward "Gimme More" performance was met with critical reviews. Time said the usually confident Spears looked "tired, nervous, uncomfortable, aloof and out of place."
Taylor Swift's 2009 acceptance speech for best female video was cut short when Kanye West rushed the stage and proclaimed, "Yo Taylor, I'm really happy for you, I'll let you finish, but Beyonce has one of the best videos of all time." Bey went on to win the video of the year for award for "Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)." She invited the "You Belong With Me" singer back on stage to finish her acceptance speech. At the 2010 awards show, Swift forgave West with a song.Taylor Swift's 2009 acceptance speech for best female video was cut short when Kanye West rushed the stage and proclaimed, "Yo Taylor, I'm really happy for you, I'll let you finish, but Beyonce has one of the best videos of all time." Bey went on to win the video of the year for award for "Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)." She invited the "You Belong With Me" singer back on stage to finish her acceptance speech. At the 2010 awards show, Swift forgave West with a song.
In 2010, Lady Gaga accepted the award for video of the year wearing a dress, hat, heels and clutch made of raw meat. She even asked Cher, who presented her with the award, to hold her meat purse while she thanked her fans. Gaga later explained the look, saying, "If we don't stand up for what we believe in and if we don't fight for our rights, pretty soon we're going to have as much rights as the meat on our own bones. And, I am not a piece of meat." She showed up to the 2011 VMAs in drag, dressed as her alter ego Jo Calderone.In 2010, Lady Gaga accepted the award for video of the year wearing a dress, hat, heels and clutch made of raw meat. She even asked Cher, who presented her with the award, to hold her meat purse while she thanked her fans. Gaga later explained the look, saying, "If we don't stand up for what we believe in and if we don't fight for our rights, pretty soon we're going to have as much rights as the meat on our own bones. And, I am not a piece of meat." She showed up to the 2011 VMAs in drag, dressed as her alter ego Jo Calderone.
 After Beyonce finished singing her hit "Love on Top," she dropped the mic, opened her jacket and revealed the baby bump that would become Blue Ivy. After Beyonce finished singing her hit "Love on Top," she dropped the mic, opened her jacket and revealed the baby bump that would become Blue Ivy.
Taylor Swift has long been an artist of the people, but she strutted her stuff in little black shorty shorts and crowd-surfed during a performance of "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together."Taylor Swift has long been an artist of the people, but she strutted her stuff in little black shorty shorts and crowd-surfed during a performance of "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together."
Miley Cyrus was met with a general consensus of disgust after she twerked and gyrated on stage as Robin Thicke sang his hit single "Blurred Lines" during the 2013 VMAs.Miley Cyrus was met with a general consensus of disgust after she twerked and gyrated on stage as Robin Thicke sang his hit single "Blurred Lines" during the 2013 VMAs.
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Is Miley Cyrus wrecking her career?

Lawrence began working on "Hannah Montana" back when Miley was barely a teenager. She says even then, she could tell Cyrus had star potential.

"She did have a lot of talent from the get-go, and (was) very precocious -- very much more mature than her age, very much aware, body awareness and all that," Lawrence said. "So I'm not sure that any of this really surprises me."

If Miley had body awareness back then, the whole country is aware of it now. But whether the outrageous twerking episode was a good career move in the long run, Lawrence isn't sure.

"(Miley) might be very smart. She might be really wrong."

TV spinoffs we loved

The news that "Breaking Bad's" Saul Goodman character (played by Bob Odenkirk) <a href='http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/11/showbiz/breaking-bad-saul-goodman-spinoff/index.html'>is getting his own series</a> made us think about some of the other TV spinoffs we've enjoyed. Here are a few:The news that "Breaking Bad's" Saul Goodman character (played by Bob Odenkirk) is getting his own series made us think about some of the other TV spinoffs we've enjoyed. Here are a few:
Love it or hate it, TLC's "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" has definitely found a fan base after spinning off from the hugely popular "Toddlers &amp; Tiaras."Love it or hate it, TLC's "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" has definitely found a fan base after spinning off from the hugely popular "Toddlers & Tiaras."
"Angel" followed the storyline of the fan favorite vamp from "Buffy the Vampire Slayer." David Boreanaz had the title role in the spinoff."Angel" followed the storyline of the fan favorite vamp from "Buffy the Vampire Slayer." David Boreanaz had the title role in the spinoff.
Longtime fans will remember that "The Colbert Report" got its start on "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" with Stephen Colbert as a correspondent.Longtime fans will remember that "The Colbert Report" got its start on "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" with Stephen Colbert as a correspondent.
Before <a href='http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/23/showbiz/amanda-bynes-hospital/index.html'>she started having well-publicized personal problems,</a> Amanda Bynes, center, used the success of Nickelodeon's "All That" to land a starring gig on "The Amanda Show."Before she started having well-publicized personal problems, Amanda Bynes, center, used the success of Nickelodeon's "All That" to land a starring gig on "The Amanda Show."
"Mork &amp; Mindy" was just one of the spinoffs from ABC's "Happy Days." It also made Robin Williams a superstar (here with co-star Pam Dawber and Jonathan Winters)."Mork & Mindy" was just one of the spinoffs from ABC's "Happy Days." It also made Robin Williams a superstar (here with co-star Pam Dawber and Jonathan Winters).
In some circles, "Melrose Place" was considered the adult version of "Beverly Hills, 90210" -- which is pretty crazy if you knew the real ages of some of the "90210" actors at the time.In some circles, "Melrose Place" was considered the adult version of "Beverly Hills, 90210" -- which is pretty crazy if you knew the real ages of some of the "90210" actors at the time.
Think of NBC's original "Law &amp; Order" as the mothership that's spun off several series before ending its 20-season run in 2010. Among the satellites is "Law &amp; Order: Special Victims Unit"<strong> </strong>(here with Mariska Hargitay and Christopher Meloni.)Think of NBC's original "Law & Order" as the mothership that's spun off several series before ending its 20-season run in 2010. Among the satellites is "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (here with Mariska Hargitay and Christopher Meloni.)
We <i>still</i> miss MTV's "Daria" and long for the <a href='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBQXugKu8L4' >live-action "Daria" movie</a> that the CollegeHumor site joked about. The animated character got her start on "Beavis and Butt-head."We still miss MTV's "Daria" and long for the live-action "Daria" movie that the CollegeHumor site joked about. The animated character got her start on "Beavis and Butt-head."
Producer Norman Lear found additional success with "The Jeffersons," one of the spinoffs from his groundbreaking series "All in the Family." Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley and Marla Gibbs, at center, were the stars.Producer Norman Lear found additional success with "The Jeffersons," one of the spinoffs from his groundbreaking series "All in the Family." Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley and Marla Gibbs, at center, were the stars.
"Maude" was another "All in the Family" spinoff. The character first appeared on that series as Edith Bunker's cousin. Bea Arthur played the title role. Conrad Bain, left, and Bill Macy also starred."Maude" was another "All in the Family" spinoff. The character first appeared on that series as Edith Bunker's cousin. Bea Arthur played the title role. Conrad Bain, left, and Bill Macy also starred.
The character of Harriette Winslow originally appeared on "Perfect Strangers," but she wasn't the breakout star of her series, "Family Matters." That distinction went to nerdy neighbor Steve Urkel (played by Jaleel White).The character of Harriette Winslow originally appeared on "Perfect Strangers," but she wasn't the breakout star of her series, "Family Matters." That distinction went to nerdy neighbor Steve Urkel (played by Jaleel White).
Fox's "The Cleveland Show" follows the exploits of Cleveland Brown, who was a recurring character on "Family Guy." Fox's "The Cleveland Show" follows the exploits of Cleveland Brown, who was a recurring character on "Family Guy."
Before there was "Frasier," the character of Frasier Crane was a regular on "Cheers." Kelsey Grammer, center, played the title role. David Hyde Pierce, from left, Peri Gilpin, Jane Leeves and John Mahoney also starred.Before there was "Frasier," the character of Frasier Crane was a regular on "Cheers." Kelsey Grammer, center, played the title role. David Hyde Pierce, from left, Peri Gilpin, Jane Leeves and John Mahoney also starred.
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Ariana Grande finds own ‘Way’ to No. 1

Ariana Grande is one of 15 solo female artists whose first albums debuted at No. 1.
Ariana Grande is one of 15 solo female artists whose first albums debuted at No. 1.
  • Ariana Grande's "Yours Truly" has debuted at No. 1
  • She's one of 15 solo female artists to accomplish that
  • The singer has spoken out about embracing her individuality
  • She's currently recuperating and resting her voice

(CNN) -- Nickelodeon star Ariana Grande has proven she knows "The Way" to No. 1.

The 20-year-old actress and singer, already famous for Nick's "Victorious" and now "Sam & Cat," has spread her wings beyond kids TV into the music industry.

Her debut album, "Yours Truly," arrived on September 3 and went straight to the top of the Billboard 200 chart.

That not only solidifies Grande as a pop star to watch, but it also puts her in pretty rarefied company: According to Billboard, she's one of only 15 solo female artists whose debut albums have opened at No. 1. Interestingly enough, that doesn't include one of Grande's idols, Mariah Carey, whose influence is evident on some of "Yours Truly."

Although Grande wasn't born until 1993, the record "honors '90s-style R&B," and stands out as "one of the most purely enjoyable albums of the year, powered by her lithe, Broadway-honed voice," Entertainment Weekly says in its review.

Her taste for throwback sounds goes hand-in-hand with a more retro approach to crossing the treacherous boundary between kid entertainer and adult star: Rather than trying to change her image through provocative sexual posturing, Grande seems to be relying solely on her voice.

"I think everybody does what feels natural to them and that's a great thing," Grande told CNN. "If you're doing things that make you feel happy and doing things that you're confident in, that's great. But for me, I just feel like I've always been the same way. And I don't feel like any need to shock people. I just want to sing."

There are inevitable comparisons with another all-grown-up-now child star, Miley Cyrus, who is close in age. But Grande has said that she passes no judgment on her twerking colleague, and believes that everyone else should follow suit.

When it comes to Cyrus' controversial MTV VMAs performance this year, "she looked like she was having the time of her life. ... There's nothing wrong with having fun," Grande told Rolling Stone. "I think all the people who are saying mean things about it and who are judging, need to spend less time judging other people and more time worrying about how to have as much fun as she's having in life right now."

Besides, Grande noted -- she and Cyrus are doing different things.

"I don't feel much pressure to fit in. I never have," she said. "I've always just wanted to do my thing. I have really good friends and good family and if I don't fit in somewhere else, I fit in at home. I feel like when I try to fit in, it comes across as not genuine, and that is not good."

For the time being, though, Grande is easing up on showcasing her vocals after suffering a hemorrhaged vocal chord.

"First day off in forever... Vocal rest and watching movies in with my best friend," Grande tweeted Wednesday night. "For those of u asking about my voice I screamed too much at my party totally irresponsible but it's better now, thanks for the well wishes ... I'll be better in no time."

CNN's Jane Caffrey and Nischelle Turner contributed to this story

‘Duck Dynasty’ at Fashion Week

The Robertson family of 'Duck Dynasty' watch Sadie Robertson walk during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014 on September 9, 2013 in New York City.
The Robertson family of 'Duck Dynasty' watch Sadie Robertson walk during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014 on September 9, 2013 in New York City.
  • Sadie Robertson from "Duck Dynasty" walked in her first show
  • Her family came out to support her at New York Fashion Week

(EW.com) -- Look here, it's Jep, Si and Willie Robertson at New York Fashion Week!

Which begs the question: Why were the Duck Dynasty stars mingling with models backstage at the Evening by Sherri Hill fashion show?

Members of the Robertson clan were in town to watch Willie's 16-year-old daughter Sadie make her runway debut at designer Sherri Hill's Spring 2014 presentation on Monday. Willie, wife Korie, and their three other children — John Luke, Will, and Bella — sat in the front row alongside Si, Willie's brother Jep and his wife Jessica to watch Sadie strut down the catwalk.

EW: New crowdfunding campaign raising money for a 'Duck Dynasty' sneaker line

Before the show, the aspiring model admitted to E! News that she was "a little nervous, but more excited than anything."

"I've done small [fashion-related] things in Louisiana, but this is New York Fashion Week," she said. "This is a whole new ball game!"

Robertson modeled a black-and-white gown with a sequin and mesh bodice and polka dot-print skirt, which had been pre-approved by her father. "They have to make it once by me to make sure I give 'em the thumbs-up," Willie said of playing the fashion police.

EW: David and Victoria Beckham's daughter Harper sits front-row at Fashion Week

This isn't the first time designer Sherri Hill has hired celebrity offspring to drum up buzz for her line. In 2012, Kim Kardashian caused a media pile-up when she attended Hill's Spring show to watch stepsister Kendall Jenner hit the catwalk. Kathie Lee Gifford showed up to support daughter Cassidy Gifford at Hill's 2011 show.

Sadie's great-uncle Si told E! that the event was his first fashion show. "And it'll probably be the last," he quipped.

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DJ quits over drag queen video

  • NEW: "I really feel like I let y'all down," Mr. Cee says
  • NEW: " I have been in denial about his for a very long time," he says
  • Drag queen video includes recording of an encounter purportedly with Mr. Cee
  • "He is clearly facing a personal dilemma," Hot 97 general manager says

(CNN) -- Radio personality Mr. Cee quit his job at New York's Hot 97 Wednesday amid a controversy involving an alleged car ride with a drag queen.

"I really feel like I let y'all down," Mr. Cee, whose real name is Calvin Lebrun, said in an interview on the station Thursday.

The veteran hip-hop DJ's last show was Wednesday afternoon, according to a statement from the station.

"Due to some personal circumstances that have become public, after 20 years of service, Mr. Cee has chosen to resign," Hot 97 General Manager Alexandra Cameron said.  "We feel that this is in the best interest of both Hot 97 and Cee's personal well-being."

"I am tired of trying to do something or be something that I am not," Cee said in the interview. CNN previously quoted similar comments made in an unverified Twitter account that the station says is not Cee's.

Cee's resignation followed the posting on YouTube of a video in which a cross-dressing personality using the name Bimbo Winehouse plays an audio recording of a seven-minute encounter purportedly with Mr. Cee.

"Have I lied about getting sexual falatio in a car with a transexual?" he said. " Yes, I have lied about that and I feel bad for the listeners that it did take a video for me to say this because I have been in denial about his for a very long time."

He said the video was recorded nearly a year ago.

"While we do not endorse the alleged activities, he is clearly facing a personal dilemma that is for him and only him to comment on," Cameron said.

CNN's Denise Quan contributed to this report.

Hanks on jury leads to reduced charge

  • Oscar winner Tom Hanks serves jury duty in Los Angeles
  • As the case was wrapping up, a lawyer thanks him for his service
  • Lawyers and jurors cannot interact outside of the courtroom
  • The case was settled, rather than decided by jury

(CNN) -- Two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks played a role in the surprise ending of a domestic assault case in Los Angeles, according to defense attorney Andrew Flier.

Hanks had been serving as a juror in the trial since it started last week. Flier's client was facing up to a year in jail and the attorney was prepared to offer closing arguments in the case on Wednesday. Instead, as proceedings wrapped Tuesday, September 10, the prosecuting attorney revealed that another lawyer in the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office had interacted with Hanks outside the courtroom, thanking him for his service. As a result, Flier asked the court for a mistrial, citing prosecutorial misconduct. In a hearing on Wednesday morning, lawyers on both sides of the case convened and settled on a reduced charge for the defendant: disturbing the peace and a $150 fine.

City Attorney's Office spokesperson Frank Mateljan confirmed the interaction with Hanks, saying, "The city attorney has been appraised of the situation and will be reviewing it."

CNN reached out to representatives for Hanks for comment, but has not heard back.

Despite being one of the biggest celebrities around, Tom Hanks has a reputation for being a man of the people. Case in point: The actor quietly reported to jury duty in Los Angeles before the case came to an abrupt end. It was another one of those rare moments when celebrities step out of their reality and into ours. Here are a few more... Despite being one of the biggest celebrities around, Tom Hanks has a reputation for being a man of the people. Case in point: The actor quietly reported to jury duty in Los Angeles before the case came to an abrupt end. It was another one of those rare moments when celebrities step out of their reality and into ours. Here are a few more...
Dr. Mehmet Oz, left, and plumber David Justino assisted at the scene of a car accident when a woman was hit by a taxi in New York. Dr. Mehmet Oz, left, and plumber David Justino assisted at the scene of a car accident when a woman was hit by a taxi in New York.
Dick Van Dyke, 87, and his wife, Arlene, were helped by good Samaritans to escape from their Jaguar, which caught fire on the Ventura Freeway in Calabasas, California. Dick Van Dyke, 87, and his wife, Arlene, were helped by good Samaritans to escape from their Jaguar, which caught fire on the Ventura Freeway in Calabasas, California.
Dave Matthews gave one of his fans the experience of a lifetime when he hopped into the back of her car to catch a ride to his show after his bike broke down. The fan, Emily Kraus, has said how kind Matthews was, inviting her and her boyfriend to dinner and giving them front row seats to the concert.Dave Matthews gave one of his fans the experience of a lifetime when he hopped into the back of her car to catch a ride to his show after his bike broke down. The fan, Emily Kraus, has said how kind Matthews was, inviting her and her boyfriend to dinner and giving them front row seats to the concert.
Jay-Z proved that he's not too famous for NYC's subway when he took the train to a performance at Brooklyn's Barclays Center in 2012. The artist chatted with another artist, Ellen Grossman, along the way. Jay-Z proved that he's not too famous for NYC's subway when he took the train to a performance at Brooklyn's Barclays Center in 2012. The artist chatted with another artist, Ellen Grossman, along the way.
Most celebrities will announce their presence months before they arrive anywhere, especially if it's an event that will bring them positive press. But when Tom Cruise gave a commencement speech to aspiring actors at Joanne Baron/D.W. Brown Studio in Santa Monica, California, on July 14, he showed up completely unannounced. One source told the New York Post that it was "one of the most inspiring speeches we've had." Most celebrities will announce their presence months before they arrive anywhere, especially if it's an event that will bring them positive press. But when Tom Cruise gave a commencement speech to aspiring actors at Joanne Baron/D.W. Brown Studio in Santa Monica, California, on July 14, he showed up completely unannounced. One source told the New York Post that it was "one of the most inspiring speeches we've had."
Country singer Craig Morgan jumped to the rescue on June 9 when he saw a highway crash ahead of his bus in Humphreys County, Tennessee. Since Morgan is a trained EMT, he helped put out a small fire and get everyone involved to safety. Country singer Craig Morgan jumped to the rescue on June 9 when he saw a highway crash ahead of his bus in Humphreys County, Tennessee. Since Morgan is a trained EMT, he helped put out a small fire and get everyone involved to safety.
Not long before Craig Morgan's rescue work, John Malkovich came to a civilian's aid as well. The actor was in Toronto when he rushed to the side of an older gentleman who'd fallen and had hit his head on a scaffolding pole. Malkovich kept the man and his wife calm until paramedics arrived, and was sure to apply pressure to the man's wound. Not long before Craig Morgan's rescue work, John Malkovich came to a civilian's aid as well. The actor was in Toronto when he rushed to the side of an older gentleman who'd fallen and had hit his head on a scaffolding pole. Malkovich kept the man and his wife calm until paramedics arrived, and was sure to apply pressure to the man's wound.
Jennifer Lawrence, too, isn't too "Hollywood" to help out a stranger. The Oscar-winning actress stayed by the side of a sick woman who was lying on the ground and in need of care in June 2012. Lawrence remained put until paramedics arrived on the scene in Santa Monica, California. Jennifer Lawrence, too, isn't too "Hollywood" to help out a stranger. The Oscar-winning actress stayed by the side of a sick woman who was lying on the ground and in need of care in June 2012. Lawrence remained put until paramedics arrived on the scene in Santa Monica, California.
Ryan Gosling made his fans swoon when he stepped in to break up a fight in the streets of New York City in August 2011. The next year, he was also credited with saving a woman from walking in front of a speeding car in the Big Apple. Ryan Gosling made his fans swoon when he stepped in to break up a fight in the streets of New York City in August 2011. The next year, he was also credited with saving a woman from walking in front of a speeding car in the Big Apple.
Patrick Dempsey came to a teen's rescue in April 2012. The "Grey's Anatomy" heartthrob saved Malibu, California, resident Weston Masset after his Ford Mustang flipped over. Armed with a crowbar and a fire extinguisher, Dempsey pulled the 17-year-old from the wreckage and waited with him until the paramedics arrived. He even called the kid's mother! Patrick Dempsey came to a teen's rescue in April 2012. The "Grey's Anatomy" heartthrob saved Malibu, California, resident Weston Masset after his Ford Mustang flipped over. Armed with a crowbar and a fire extinguisher, Dempsey pulled the 17-year-old from the wreckage and waited with him until the paramedics arrived. He even called the kid's mother!
David Lee Roth is another celeb who can assist in an emergency. The rocker switched gears from music to medical help in 2004 when he worked as an EMT in New York.David Lee Roth is another celeb who can assist in an emergency. The rocker switched gears from music to medical help in 2004 when he worked as an EMT in New York.
Dustin Hoffman was taking a walk through London's Hyde Park last year when he came to the rescue of a jogger who was having heart trouble. Hoffman worked quickly when he saw the 27-year-old man "staggering and frothing at the mouth" before collapsing, according to the London Evening Standard. The actor called for help and made sure the man was on his back, staying with him until medical services arrived. Dustin Hoffman was taking a walk through London's Hyde Park last year when he came to the rescue of a jogger who was having heart trouble. Hoffman worked quickly when he saw the 27-year-old man "staggering and frothing at the mouth" before collapsing, according to the London Evening Standard. The actor called for help and made sure the man was on his back, staying with him until medical services arrived.
Since her relocation to New York City, Katie Holmes has been seen out taking full advantage of the city that never sleeps. Aside from frequently strolling the streets of New York like a regular Joe, Holmes was also photographed sneaking in a catnap on the subway in November 2012.Since her relocation to New York City, Katie Holmes has been seen out taking full advantage of the city that never sleeps. Aside from frequently strolling the streets of New York like a regular Joe, Holmes was also photographed sneaking in a catnap on the subway in November 2012.
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When stars get realWhen stars get real

Flier said he was initially concerned having a Hollywood star on the jury would unfairly influence the case's outcome. "I think because of his celebrity status and because of his personality, I think (the jury) would have followed him." But after interviewing Hanks in jury selection, Flier decided he was a good fit for the final slot on the jury. "He never looked or made any statements like he wanted to get off jury duty. So based on everything, he seemed like a very fair juror," Flier said.

Hanks' appearance didn't only affect proceedings inside the courtroom. Flier said the star also drew quite a crowd of photographers and fans outside the courthouse afterward. "Everyone was taking photographs. He was smiling. He welcomed anybody," Flier said. If the case hadn't ended in a plea, Flier said he doesn't know how Hanks would have voted. "He looked at me like he always had, smiled and said, 'I was going to vote the way of justice.' So he never disclosed what that justice was headed for, the defense or the prosecution."

Surprising celeb hookups

The next time Sharon Osbourne sits down on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," as she did here in 2006, the world will know what these two both knew then: Osbourne says she and Leno had a "flingy-wingy" when she was 25. (It was before her marriage to Ozzy Osbourne.) Osbourne and Leno may not be the most obvious match, but they're in good company. Click through to see other stars who have found affection in surprising places, too: The next time Sharon Osbourne sits down on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," as she did here in 2006, the world will know what these two both knew then: Osbourne says she and Leno had a "flingy-wingy" when she was 25. (It was before her marriage to Ozzy Osbourne.) Osbourne and Leno may not be the most obvious match, but they're in good company. Click through to see other stars who have found affection in surprising places, too:
Ted Danson and Whoopi Goldberg <a href='http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20110576,00.html' >famously dated in 1993</a>. The two played on-screen love interests in the comedy "Made In America," and were soon moving the romance off-screen as well. Ted Danson and Whoopi Goldberg famously dated in 1993. The two played on-screen love interests in the comedy "Made In America," and were soon moving the romance off-screen as well.
Cher <a href='http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/cher-tom-cruise-was-one-of-my-top-five-lovers-of-all-time-2013286' >dropped a bomb during an interview with Bravo's Andy Cohen</a> in June 2013: Not only had she hooked up with Tom Cruise when he was just a budding young star in the early '80s, but she could report that he was one of her top five lovers of all time. Cher, do tell!Cher dropped a bomb during an interview with Bravo's Andy Cohen in June 2013: Not only had she hooked up with Tom Cruise when he was just a budding young star in the early '80s, but she could report that he was one of her top five lovers of all time. Cher, do tell!
Before Britney Spears, Cameron Diaz and Jessica Biel, Justin Timberlake was attached to another star: <a href='http://www.cosmopolitan.com/celebrity/exclusive/Fergie-Gets-It-Started-3' >Fergie pre-Black Eyed Peas. </a>Before Britney Spears, Cameron Diaz and Jessica Biel, Justin Timberlake was attached to another star: Fergie pre-Black Eyed Peas.
Whitney Houston and Ray J had an affectionate bond <a href='http://www.hlntv.com/article/2012/02/13/whitney-houston-ray-j-beverly-hilton' >that fueled endless rumors</a> that they were a pair following Houston's 2007 breakup with Bobby Brown. Whitney Houston and Ray J had an affectionate bond that fueled endless rumors that they were a pair following Houston's 2007 breakup with Bobby Brown.
Let's time-travel back to 1989, when New Kids on the Block wasn't an aging boy band but rather the hottest thing on, well, the block. At the time, it did make sense that Danny Wood would fall for another rising star: Halle Berry.Let's time-travel back to 1989, when New Kids on the Block wasn't an aging boy band but rather the hottest thing on, well, the block. At the time, it did make sense that Danny Wood would fall for another rising star: Halle Berry.
Perhaps it's because of the timing -- Matt Damon's career was just taking off with "Good Will Hunting" when he hooked up with Winona Ryder-- but it's easy to forget these two were a serious couple between 1997 and 2000. Perhaps it's because of the timing -- Matt Damon's career was just taking off with "Good Will Hunting" when he hooked up with Winona Ryder-- but it's easy to forget these two were a serious couple between 1997 and 2000.
Yes, before Kanye, Kris or Reggie, Kim Kardashian apparently had a little something going with Nick Lachey after his 2005 divorce from Jessica Simpson. Lachey told <a href='http://www.details.com/celebrities-entertainment/music-and-books/201305/nick-lachey-98-degrees-tour' >Details magazine</a> that they had a date in 2006, but he thinks it was a ploy for Kardashian to be seen with an MTV-famous boy band member. Yes, before Kanye, Kris or Reggie, Kim Kardashian apparently had a little something going with Nick Lachey after his 2005 divorce from Jessica Simpson. Lachey told Details magazine that they had a date in 2006, but he thinks it was a ploy for Kardashian to be seen with an MTV-famous boy band member.
John Stamos has fond memories of dating Paula Abdul in the late '80s, just as he began starring on "Full House." "She was so adorable, she was America's sweetheart," Stamos told <a href='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95kVb8wqqEY' >Ellen DeGeneres in 2009</a>. "She was the biggest star in the world ... and we had the time of our lives."John Stamos has fond memories of dating Paula Abdul in the late '80s, just as he began starring on "Full House." "She was so adorable, she was America's sweetheart," Stamos told Ellen DeGeneres in 2009. "She was the biggest star in the world ... and we had the time of our lives."
Glenn Close and Woody Harrelson <a href='http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20115633,00.html' >are said to have become romantic partners for a spell in 1991</a>, when they performed in the play "Brooklyn Laundry" together. Glenn Close and Woody Harrelson are said to have become romantic partners for a spell in 1991, when they performed in the play "Brooklyn Laundry" together.
When Billy Corgan and Tila Tequila got cozy on the red carpet in 2009, the best word to describe most people's reaction was "confused." For whatever reason, the Smashing Pumpkins star seemed to be enjoying the company of reality minx Tequila at Bravo's 2009 "A-List Awards." When Billy Corgan and Tila Tequila got cozy on the red carpet in 2009, the best word to describe most people's reaction was "confused." For whatever reason, the Smashing Pumpkins star seemed to be enjoying the company of reality minx Tequila at Bravo's 2009 "A-List Awards."
In the case of Lisa Kudrow and Conan O'Brien, it seems that like attracted like. <a href='http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/lisa-kudrow-reveals-dated-conan-o-brien-better-friends-article-1.125606' >According to Kudrow</a>, she and O'Brien dated for a bit prior to her acting career before realizing they were better off as friends. But O'Brien's apparently been a great pal to Kudrow -- she's credited him with helping her launch her career. In the case of Lisa Kudrow and Conan O'Brien, it seems that like attracted like. According to Kudrow, she and O'Brien dated for a bit prior to her acting career before realizing they were better off as friends. But O'Brien's apparently been a great pal to Kudrow -- she's credited him with helping her launch her career.
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