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Ariana Grande Donut Fiasco Takes New Turn; Owner to Press Charges (listen!)

Ariana Grande, the kittenish singer and errant donut-licker, isn’t off the hook yet and could face charges for licking donuts on a counter display at Wolfee Donuts in in Lake Elsinore, Calif., despite her effusive apology. A number of reports, citing the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, claimed that Grande would not face charges because shop owner Joe Marin had declined to press charges. But none of those site check with Joe, ...

Amanda Bynes’ Mental State: What Goes on in a Schizophrenic’s Head?

Amanda Bynes is back in New York City and reportedly acting bizarrely according to some tabloid reports. Others say she’s fine. After being diagnosed as schizophrenic, what exactly might be going on in her mind? Bynes was arrested by a California Highway Patrol officer on Sept. 28, after her Mercedes was spotted sitting in the middle of an intersection on Van Nuys Blvd. She was charged with being under the influence of drugs. After her release, she immediately jumped on a plane for New York City on Friday (Oct. 3). She’s been seen around since then, sparking widely varying tabloid reports....

Jersey Housewife Teresa Giudice Sobs Wildly Over 15-Month Jail Term

Teresa Giuduce, the haughty, tough-as-nails matron on Bravo’s “Real Housewives of New Jersey,” sobbed openly today (Oct. 2) after a federal judge sentenced her to 17 months in prison for her role, with husband Joe Giudice, in bankruptcy fraud and tax invasion schemes. Earlier today, Joe Giudice was sentenced to 41 months in prison. In both cases, the judge sent a clear message that their celebrity status would not result in favorable treatment. "I need to send a message. In the eyes of the law it doesn’t matter who you are," the judge said. ...

Real New Jersey Housewives Hubbie Goes Down First — 41 Months in Jail

Giuseppe “Joe” Giudice, husband of Teresa Giudice, star of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” has been sentenced to 41 months in jail by a federal judge in New Jersey. The sentence show little sympathy for the celebrity. In July a year ago, the “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star and her husband were facing a 39-count federal indictment that could have sent them to prison for more than 50 years each....

Teresa Giuduce Blows Lid Off Bravo’s Real Housewives Shows–It’s Faked!

Teresa Giudice, a star of Bravo’s “Real Housewives of New Jersey” has blown the lid off the supposed “reality” television show. She claims in court papers that the show is carefully edited and scripted to create controversy among the reality stars. Giudice, 42, pronounced the show “fake” in court papers filed as part of her bankruptcy fraud and tax evasion case in federal court in New Jersey. Teresa and her husband, Giuseppe “Joe” Giudice are scheduled to be sentenced today (Oct 2) on conspiracy and bankruptcy fraud charges in Newark, NJ. Both are facing jail sentences....

Real New Jersey Housewife Teresa Giudice, Husband Face Sentencing

Teresa Giudice, a star on Bravo’s “Real Housewives of New Jersey,” is about to get a does of real reality. She and husband Giuseppe “Joe” Giudice are scheduled to be sentenced today on conspiracy and bankruptcy fraud charges. The couple appeared today (Oct. 2) in federal court in New Jersey to face sentencing. Joe could be deported. They pleaded guilty in March for engaging in a Tony Soprano style fraud involving phone loan applications and bankruptcy fraud involving $5 million in mortgages and construction loans....

Michael Phelps, Olympic Champion, Arrested for Drunk Driving… Again

Michael Phelps, an 18-time Olympic Gold Medalist in swimming, was arrested this morning (Sept. 30) in Baltimore and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. Police said he was almost twice the legal limit. Phelps’s car was spotted crossing lane lines and speeding 84 mph in a 45 mph zone at about 1:40 am (Eastern) when he was stopped. Phelps was arrested previously on the same charge in 2004 when he was 19 years old....

Amanda Bynes Off the Wagon: Arrested for Allegedly Driving High

Amanda Bynes, who struggled with mental illness for the past two years before seemingly getting her head together, is back off the wagon. She was arrested yesterday and charged with driving under the influence. Bynes, who turned 28 in April, was diagnosed as schizophrenic and bipolar following an involuntary psychiatric commitment last year. The commitment follow a string of incidents involving bizarre behavior in public. She reportedly was on the mend earlier this year thanks to her psychiatric stay and a regimen of anti-psychotic drugs....

Jamie-Lynn Sigler’s Ex-Husband Charged in Sopranos Style Scam

Jamie-Lynn Sigler played a mobster’s daughter on the hit HBO series “The Sopranos,” but her ex-husband, Abraxas Discala, allegedly ran a real-life Sopranos-style scam, before the feds busted him. Nothing was sophisticated about the alleged scam. It was a simple mob-style pump-and-dump scheme, similar to one run by Jordon Belfort, who was featured in the Martin Scorsese film “Wolf of Wall Street.”...

Jersey Housewife Teresa Giudice, Husband Joe Back in Court

New Jersey Real Housewife Teresa Giudice and her husband Joe Giudice were forced to do another perp walk today (Nov. 20) in federal court in New Jersey to face arraignment on new charges of mortgage fraud and falsifying a loan application. The couple, who gained fame for their high living and large mansion on the Bravo reality TV show “Real Housewives of New Jersey,” strode hand-in-hand into the courthouse....

Lindsay Lohan Almost Certain to Face Jail After New York Fracas (video)

Lindsay Lohan was hoping her star turn in “Liz & Dick would mark her comeback. Instead it may be her swan song. The star-crossed star could be facing six months to a year in jail after running up a string of criminal charges on top of her probation for felony theft. Lohan, 26, has skated criminal charges and jail time more than once for petty bad behavior and misdemeanor crimes. But it’s hard to see how she can avoid a stretch now. Lohan was arrested last night (Nov. 28) in New York City after she allegedly got into an altercation with another woman and struck her in the face. Police are still gathering evidence in the case, but still had probable cause to charge her with a third degree misdemeanor assault....