UPDATE: Nelson's charge has been dropped to a misdemeanor.
If Willie Nelson’s luck runs out, it could be a while before he’s back on the road again.
The country legend, who has had several run-ins with the law, was arrested last Friday for another drug-related offense. This time, Nelson was detained in Sierra Blanca, Texas for possessing six ounces of marijuana.
The substance was discovered at a security checkpoint after U.S. Border Patrol agents smelled the substance coming from the singer’s tour bus.
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-Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah are teaming up for a new musical project. The two will star in Joyful Noise, a movie about a church choir they want to save.
-Interesting tweets aren’t the only things Kanye West has to offer these days. West has announced that he’ll be “dropping 1 new song every weekend until Xmas.” The track could be a Kanye tune or a “new Jay song etc.” He’s calling the event “good Fridays.”
-Speaking of Jay-Z, the rapper will be joining U2 for stops in Australia and New Zealand. Tickets for the five dates - Auckland, Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney and Perth - will go on sale starting September 3. That leg of the tour begins November 25.
-Singer Faith Evans was arrested by the Los Angeles Police Department over the weekend for suspicion of DUI. Notorious B.I.G.‘s widow, who had her car impounded, is prepping to release an album in October.
-A biopic about Jerry Garcia’s early years before the Grateful Dead is in the works. Topper Lilien adapted the screenplay based on Robert Greenfield’s book Dark Star.
-Color Me Badd’s Bryan Abrams was arrested last week in Hawaii after allegedly getting physical with his wife during an argument. The singer, who was booked on suspicion of harassment, was later released on his own recognizance.
-Jazz singer Al Jarreau has been moved out of intensive care after receiving treatment to correct a heart arrhythmia. His tour, which was temporarily halted last week, should resume next Tuesday in Germany.
-It looks like Darius Rucker is sticking with the country music scene. The former Hootie & the Blowfish singer plans to release his next solo album, Charleston, SC 1966, on October 12.
Musician Vince Neil is finally home sweet home after spending some time overnight in a Nevada jail.
According to police, the Motley Crue singer was arrested at approximately 11:15 Sunday evening for suspicion of DUI. A spokesperson for the Las Vegas Police Department said Vince’s black Lamborghini was pulled over following some sort of accident.
The 49-year-old, who lives in the Las Vegas area, was later let go on $2000 bail. He is expected to appear in court on September 29.
Although it’s not believed there were any injuries related to last night’s detainment, Vince does have a history of drunken driving. Back in 1984, passenger Hanoi Rocks drummer Nicholas “Razzle” Dingley was killed after Neil struck another vehicle head-on.
Vince, who had a BAC of .17 at the time of the crash, later served less than a month in jail and performed 200 hours of community service. He also paid $2.5 million in restitution to the victims and their families.
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Amy Winehouse has pleaded guilty to common assault and disorder.
The “Back to Black” singer appeared in Milton Keynes Magistrates Court this morning to answer charges relating to an incident last month, where she lashed out at a theatre manager following a foul-mouthed outburst.
The troubled star - who was charged under her married name of Amy Civil - was given a two-year conditional discharge and ordered to pay $138 in costs and $163 in compensation to her victim, front of house manager Richard Pound.
Passing sentence, district judge Peter Crabtree said it was clear alcohol had paid a massive part in the incident. “Mr. Pound is a person whose job involves interaction with the public. If he’s assaulted he deserves the court’s protection. In this case it’s obvious that alcohol played its part,” he stated.
Vampires weren’t the only ones causing a commotion yesterday.
A scheduled appearance by 15-year-old Justin Bieber ended in chaos and disappointment at a Long Island, NY mall yesterday. According to the Associated Press, nearly 3,000 girls waited - some nearly overnight - for a chance to see the Canadian singer. Unfortunately, their hopes were crushed when the event was abruptly canceled.
Unable to control the massive crowd, police forced the “One Love” artist to pull the plug, even before Bieber had a chance to get into the facility. “They are not allowing me to come into the mall. if you dont leave I and my fans will be arrested as the police just told us,” Justin wrote on Twitter.
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Ian Brown was arrested yesterday for allegedly attacking his wife.
The former Stone Roses singer was taken into custody on suspicion of assault after neighbors alerted police to a disturbance at his west London home. When officers arrived, Fabiola Quiroz, the mother of Ian’s 9-year-old son, told officers her husband had abused her.
“A 46-year-old man was arrested at the address and taken to a police station,” a police spokesman confirmed. The “Stellify” singer was later released on bail until a hearing next month.
The man who hit Leona Lewis yesterday has been charged with assault.
The “Bleeding Love” singer had been autographing copies of her new book, Dreams, in London when the 6’ 5” suspect punched her in the head.
The man, who has since been identified as Peter Kopwalczyk, waited patiently in line to speak to Leona. When the 29-year-old reached the front of the line, he lashed out. Five members of Lewis’ security team then quickly jumped on Kopwalczyk and pinned him down.
After two decades with the Barenaked Ladies, cofounder Steven Page is calling it quits. This news comes seven months after the singer/guitarist was arrested on drug charges.
The 38-year-old singer/guitarist, who was caught in possession in cocaine last July, could have faced over five years behind bars for the felony. But a deal struck late last year allowed Page to avoid jail time provided he seek treatment and avoid trouble.
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