Sometimes, reality gets extra real for these contest winners, runners up, housewives and other quasi-celebrities.
Journalist, writer and playwright Braunstein, off his meds and dressed like a firefighter on Halloween 2005, set the hallway outside his victim’s apartment on fire, and then subdued her with chloroform when she opened the door. After sexually assaulting her, the unhinged genius robbed her and left, leading police on a multi-state manhunt.
Turns out not even celebs get to choose their families. A look in photos at the legal problems of celebrities’ lesser-known brothers and sisters.
In the early morning hours of July 23, 2011, singer Amy Winehouse lost her battle with alcohol. Winehouse’s struggle with substance abuse was by no means unique to the celebrity world. A look in photos at some high-profile celebrity drug arrests.
Without flattering lighting and a crew of makeup artists and photo editors at the jail, these celebs look downright drab in their police photos.
The familiar faces that deliver your news and weather find themselves in the media spotlight.
I want my MTV…and my lawyer!
Beloved comedian of the silent screen, Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, considered second only to Chaplin, was accused of rape and murder after Rappe died mysteriously on September 9, 1921, accusing him, "Roscoe hurt me." she had said. It would take three trials to sort out what happened. Though he was exonerated, Arbuckle’s films were banned and he was shunned.
Driving home from dinner with friends on June 27, 2010, Fred Seeman and his wife Helene were hit by actress-turned-homemaker Amy Locane-Bovenizer, of Melrose Place fame, in a deadly DUI crash. Helene died, but Fred lived to see Locane-Bovenizer get the equivalent of a judicial slap on the wrist because of her personal circumstances.
Inebriated actor Jason London was arrested on suspicion of assault with intent to injure and disorderly conduct after a fight at the Martina Ranch bar in Scottsdale, Arizona, in which he allegedly brawled with just about everyone and then pooped himself in the police cruiser.