2007 wasn’t really the greatest year to be a celebrity. Of course celebs have been arrested prior to this year, but it seems as if 2007 was especially hard on its celebrity criminals. Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, and Foxy Brown all spent time in jail (even if it was mere minutes for La Lohan). Others like Naomi Campbell were sentenced to community service, which she made chicer than ever. Michael Vick lost millions and will serve time, while OJ Simpson is back on trial. Either the justice system is getting justice-ier or celebrities are just getting stupider.
Rapper Foxy Brown was arrested for going nuts in a Florida beauty supply shop in February. She was in the bathroom using the store’s products when she was asked to leave because the store was closed. Foxy threw a fit and was later charged with battery and obstruction of justice for violently resisting arrest. Foxy pleaded guilty and during her trial, the rapper claimed to be pregnant in hopes of receiving a lighter sentence. It later came out that she was not pregnant. In May, a woman filed a complaint that Foxy tried to run her and her baby down but no charges were filed. In August, Foxy turned herself in for assaulting a neighbor with her Blackberry. She was sentenced to a term on Rikers Island and received 76 days of solitary confinement after exhibiting poor behavior during her lock-up.
This British supermodel has a penchant for assaulting the help with her mobile devices. In March, Ms. Campbell was sentenced to a week of community service in New York City. While a mugshot of Naomi Campbell is hard to come by, the pictures of her during her community service. Truly a supermodel, Naomi showed up in top-of-the-line designer duds to serve her community in the city’s Department of Sanitation. To and from the garbage truck garage she served in each day, Naomi arrived and departed in a silver Rolls Royce followed, of course, by a slew of paparazzi.
Media darling Paris Hilton was apprehended last year for reckless driving and later driving with a suspended license while on probation. She was sentenced to 45 days in jail which was reduced to a mere 23. Of the 23 day sentence, Paris spent 22 days in confinement, one of which was served in her home following a mental breakdown in the pokey. While in jail, Paris was forced to remove her extensions, read the Bible, claimed to have found God, and managed to get through it all thanks to the abundant fan mail she received. Gag me.
Girlfriend has had a bang up year. She and Britney seem to be in a race for biggest popwreck of ’07. In July (left), she was caught in a high speed chase and taken into police custody for drunk driving. Upon a pat down in the police station, L.Lo was found to be in possession of cocaine. The cocaine was located in the pants she was wearing, which she claimed were not her own, and therefore it must not be her nose candy. In November (right), Linds turned herself in for the charges racked up against her in July and served all of about 45 minutes behind bars. November’s mugshot is even white trashier than July’s, which is quite a feat. Brava, Linds. Brava.
Speaking of looking a hot, white trash mess, Nicole Richie turned herself in in August for charges against her from last December. She was caught driving on the wrong side of the rode in her SUV and was suspected of driving under the influence of god knows how many different illegal substances.
After turning herself in, Richie served 82 minutes of a four day sentence. Later she got knocked up by boyfriend Joel Madden of the band Good Charlotte and is now the size of a house, which is a refreshing change of pace from the emaciated state she’s been sporting for the past couple years.
Last month this rapper was booked for aggravated assault after smashing a bottle of rum in a waitress’s face. Bad service? She looks pretty remorseful. Those polka dots aren’t doing her any favors, though.