They have it all: looks, money and in some cases parents with lots of money, or a sparkling career. However that doesn't seem to be enough for some of them, they still cross the line and get in trouble with the law. Keep reading and see if your favourite celebrity is on the list or if he/she is still on the right side of the law.
40. Tonya Harding
This girl was once one of the greatest skating queens in the US. She won the U.S. Figure Skating Championships and she also became number 2 in the World Championships in 1991. However she's most known because of the scandal in 1994 when her competitor Nancy Kerrigan was so harmed that she couldn't compete in the 1994 U.S. Figure Skating Championships. It appeared that Harding's ex-husband hired a man to do the harm to Kerrigan, and Harding knew about the attack before it took place. That's not the only time Harding has been in trouble with the law though. In 2000 Harding was sentenced to 3 days in jail for punching her ex-boyfriend and throwing a hubcap on him. Two years later she was out driving her car drunk.
39. Kim Delaney
You might know Kim from the film The Force, or maybe from the television show NYPD Blue, which also gave her an Emmy for Best Supporting Actress. The police however knows her from something else since she was arrested for driving drunk in 2002. This gave her a $300 fine and two years probation.
38. Yasmine Bleeth
Yasmine was once one of the most beautiful celebrities in Hollywood. She was on several lists over beautiful and sexy women and you could see her in Baywatch for example. The success couldn't keep her away from drugs though and in 2002 she was sentenced to two years of probation and 100 hours of community service for possessing cocaine and driving while impaired.
37. R. Kelly
Robert Kelly as he's really named, is a well known R&B and pop singer as well as a songwriter. He've had huge hits with songs such as I believe I can fly, If I Could Turn Back the Hands of Time and I'm Your Angel. This star is in some trouble now though. He's facing 14 charges of having sexual intercourse with a minor and child porography and the trial will take place in May 2008. We'll se how it all ends.
36. Mick Jagger
I'm sure you all recognize this man, even though he's a bit older now than on the picture above. Mick Jagger is still going strong, and his band, the Rolling Stones have had many huge hits during the years. It's actually one of the most famous bands ever and it might not come as a big surprise to you that bad boy Mick once was in trouble with the law. In 1972 he was arrested for assault and obstructing justice after a fight with a photographer. Jagger and his friends pleaded guilty and after that they were released and the charges were dropped.
35. Carmen Electra
Have you ever heard about Tara Leigh Patrick? Yes you have, but under a totally different name, Carmen Electra. This beauty is known from Baywatch, Playboy Magazine, but also movies such as Scary Movie and Meet the Spartans. In 1999 Carmen got into trouble, charged for misdemeanors after having a loud fight with her husband at that time, Dennis Rodman. She had to pay $2.500 in bail and was ordered to stay at least 500 feet away from Rodman, and vice versa.
34. Mike Tyson
Tyson was once a great boxer, but even though he was actually the youngest man ever to win the heavyweight championships, he's mostly known for his crimes and for being a bad boy. When he was 13 he had already been arrested 38 times and the story continues... In 1992 he was sentenced to six years in prison for raping Miss Black Rhode Island. He served three years before he was released in 1995. In 2007 Tyson was sentenced to 24 hours in jail, 360 hours community service and three years probation for possesion of narcotics. Will the story continue or will Tyson finally get himself together and do something good with his life?
33. Jessica Sierra
Jessica was one of the finalists in the forth season of American Idol, and a really talented singer. However the drugs is giving her big problems. In november, 2007 Sierra was sentenced to 12 months probation for battery and possession of cocaine. Not even one month later she was arrested again for misdemeanor and in the beginning of 2008 she was sentenced to one year in rehab at a treatment center and that will be followed by three years probation.
32. Dennis Rodman
Dennis Rodman used to be a professional basketball player and he was a good one, well known for his rebounding ability and his defensive skills. He also used to be married to Carmen Electra and they both got into trouble after a fight in 1999. Rodman was charged with misdemeanor and had to pay $2.500 in bail and was ordered to stay at least 500 feet away from Electra. They were divorced the same year.
31. Natasha Lyonne
You probably saw this girl in American Pie 2 where she played Jessica. She's a talented actress but also well known by the police. In 2001 she was arrested for driving drunk and the year after she got sentenced to 6 months probation, $750 fine and wasn't allowed to drive for 6 months. In 2005 she was arrested again and charged for criminal mischief, harassment and trespassing and was sentenced to conditional discharge.
30. Dennis Hopper
This man is a great actor, one of the best really, and I'm sure you have seen him in films like Speed and Apocalypse Now. What some of you doesn't now is that he was once in trouble with the law. It was long time ago, in Taos, Mexico. He was charged with careless driving, fleeing from accident and not informing police of the same accident. The sentence was $250 fine and 20 minutes in prison.
29. Nick Nolte
He's a well known actor and also a producer, and he's been nominated for the Academy Award. Unfortunately he's also been having problems with alcohol for a long time and in 2002 he was arrested for driving under influence of drugs. The sentence was probation for three years as well as counseling and random drug testing.
28. Barron Hilton
Maybe it's not easy as one could think to be a Hilton child. It sounds like a dream; fame, money, rich parents, but it has to mean something that both Paris and now Barron gets in trouble with the law. Younger brother Hilton was arrested in february, 2008 for driving under influence.
27. Robert Downey Jr
He won the Golden Globe and was nominated for the Academy Awards. You've been able to see him in Iron Man, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and Natural Born Killers, just to mention a few. Those of you who have seen him act knows that he's a good actor. Unfortunately he's also well known by the police. The first arrest came in 1996 when he was arrested for driving drunk and possessing of cocaine, heroin, crack and a Magnum revolver. He was sentenced to thee years probation, but the year after he violated parole and was sentenced 6 months in prison. In 2000 he was at it again, arrested for possessing of cocaine, and in 2001 he was arrested again for being under infuence of drugs. This time he wasn't charged though. After that, he has been staying on the right side of the law, at least as far as we know, and let's hope he keeps it that way.
26. Jennifer Capriati
She used to be the world number 1 female tennis player and she won three Grand Slam titles as well as an Olympic Gold Medal. She was really talented and will always be remembered for being the youngest player to win the French Open junior title and also the youngest player to be a semi-finalist at Wimbledon. In 1994 she was arrested for possessing marijuana and got a misdemeanor in exhange of taking drug counseling.
25. Kobe Bryant
It would be an understatement to say that this man is a good basketball player. He's not. He's one of the greatest ever. He plays for the Los Angeles Lakers in NBA and he's an American All-Star shooting guard. In 2003 he was charged for rape, but the charge was dropped eventually. However Bryant apologized to the victim and some kind of financial compensation was made but details were never made public.
24. O.J. Simpson
This guy used to be an American football player in the 60's and 70's but sadly he's mostly famous for his crimes. In 1994 he was charged for the murder of his wife Nicole Simpson and a friend of hers. Eventually he was found not guilty, but a civil trial found him liable for their deaths. Five years before that Simpson was sentenced to paying fines and 200 hours community service for beating his wife. In 2007 Simpson was arrested and charged for multiple felonies such as kidnapping with deadly weapon, robbery with a deadly weapon and bruglary to mention some of them. He's now risking to be put in prison with a life sentence.
23. Daniel Baldwin
He's the second oldest of the famous Baldwin brothers. All of them are actors and of course this one too. You might have seen him in The Sopranos, Sidekick or Homicide: The Movie to mention a few of all the films he has played in. In 2006 he was arrested for grand theft auto and had to pay $20 000 bail, but the charge was dropped. The year after he was once again charged for auto theft but he's now free on bail.
22. Mickey Rourke
You might have seen this guy in various films, since he's a well known actor. He's also known by the police since he was arrested in 1994 charged with spousal abuse after kicking and hitting his wife. The charge was dropped eventually. In 2007 it was time for another arrest. This time for driving drunk.
This man is crazy for sure, you will know that if you have seen him in Jackass where he is a real daredevil performer. He's also been in trouble with the law several times, in the U.S. as well as in Sweden. In 2002 he was arrested and charged for obscenity and assault. After paying a lot of money in bond he was sentenced one year supervised probation. The year after he was arrested in Sweden for possession of marijuana and exstacy and had to pay a $6.700 fine. In march 2008 he was arrested once again for possession of a controlled substance and vandalism. He's now on a treatment center and hoping to get free from the drugs.
20. Lil' Kim
She's a well known rapper and singer and she won a Grammy Award for her part in Lady Marmalade, 2002. Her first arrest took place in 1996 when she was arrested for possessing marijuana. In 2006 she was sentenced to one year and one day in prison plus a $50.000 fine for perjury and conspiracy.
19. Ozzy Osbourne
This guy is something really special and he's still going strong. You might recognize him from the TV Show The Osbournes and of course from his role as lead singer in the heavy metal band Black Sabbath. In 1982 he was arrested in Texas for lifting up his dress and urinating on the Alamo, and two years later he was arrested again for public intoxication. In 1989 he was violently drunk and attempted to murder his wife Sharon.
18. Vanilla Ice
He is a rapper and an actor mostly known for the hit from the 90's Ice, Ice Baby. He also won the American Music Award and was nominated for the Grammy Award. In 2001 he was arrested for putting his hand over his wife's mouth and pulling some of her hair out. He was sentenced two years probation and had to take family counseling.
17. 50 Cent
You might have heard some of his music, for example his album Get Rich or Die Trying which was released in 2003. When he was 19 he pleaded guilty of selling heroin and crack cocaine and served six months in boot camp. In 2002 he was sentenced to two years probation for battery and assault.
16. Axl Rose
I'm fairly sure that you all recognize this guy, the singer of Guns'N Roses. He's a great singer but also a bad boy and it would take me almost a life time to tell all about his criminal record since he's been arrested more than 30 times. In 2006 he was arrested in Sweden after bitting a security guard's leg while being drunk. He had to pay $6.000 in fines but was released after that.
15. Bill Gates
You didn't expect to find this guy on the list, did you? The owner of Microsoft seems to be as little of a bad boy as one can possibly be, but he seems to have been more of a bad boy in his youth. In 1977 he was arrested for driving without a license and not stopping at a stop sign. This wasn't the first time he got arrested though. In 1975 he was arrested for driving without a license and speeding. In 1989 he was arrested for driving drunk but that charge was reduced later on.
14. Christian Slater
Lots of women fell in love with this guy while watching him in Robin Hood Prince of Thieves, and True Romance. He's a good actor and also really handsome. He's also known by the police since he was arrested in 1994 for criminal possession of a weapon. He was sentenced to three days of community service.
13. Marilyn Manson
There are lots of different opinions when it comes to this man. Some people find him scary, while some people thinks he's terrific and a really talented musician and artist. One thing is sure, he's something really extra-ordinary. In 2001 he was charged for criminal sexual assault after rubbing his pelvis on the head of a security guard.
12. Tommy Lee
You can't have missed this guy. He's the drummer of the heavy metal band Mötley Crüe and he's been married to Heather Locklear and Pamela Anderson, who he also have two kids with. This guy is a true bad boy and in 1999 he was charged for simple assault and was sentenced two years probation.
This rap artist won the Academy Award and the Grammy Award several times in early 2000's and he's one of the most famous american rappers world wide. In 2000 he was charged with assault and having a concealed weapon. One month later he was charged again for having a concealed weapon.
10. Joshua Jackson
You've probably seen this guy in movies such as Scream 2, Urban Legend and Cruel Intentions. If not, you might at least have seen him in Dawson's Creek. He was arrested in 2002 for assaulting a security guard at a hockey game, but he was released after paying $1.000 bail.
9. Mischa Barton
This beauty, well known from the TV serie O.C. was charged with four misdemeanors in early 2008. She had been driving under influence of alcohol, driving without a valid driver license and possessing marijuana.
8. Woody Harrelson
This terrific actor has won the American Emmy Award and the Academy Award. He's been acting in movies such as Natural Born Killers and The People vs. Larry Flynt. In 1982 he was arrested for disorderly conduct when he was dancing in the middle of a street. He was charged for resisting arrest as well since he tried to escape from the police.
7. Nicole Ritchie
Nicole is the well known daughter of the singer Lionel Ritchie, and she's also good friend of Paris Hilton. She also had one of the lead roles in the reality show Simple Life. In 2006 she was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. Ritchie recently became mother of a little girl, so let's all hope that this was the last time she was in trouble with the law.
6. Hugh Grant
This man has been playing the leading part in plenty of the best movies the last two decades. You might remember him from Notting Hill, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Bridget Jones's Diary or Love Actually, just to remind you of a few. In 1995 he was arrested for buying oral sex from a prostitute. He had to pay a $1,180 fine and he was also sentenced two years probation.
5. Kiefer Sutherland
He's not the first and propably not the last celebrity to get arrested for driving drunk. The Golden Globe winning actor Sutherland did this twice and that made him end up in prison for 48 days. He was released in January 2008 after spending christmas as well as his birthday in jail.
4. Keanu Reeves
Have you seen Speed and The Matrix movies? If so I'm sure you enjoyed watching this handsome guy, who received his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2005. Just as so many other celebrities he's done the mistake to drive under influence of alcohol though. He was arrested for it in 1993.
3. Matthew McConaughey
We've all been charmed by him in films such as How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days and The Wedding Planner. I'm not sure that the police was as charmed in 1999 when they arrested him in his home for possession of marijuana and violating the noise ordinance though. The drug charge was dropped but he pled guilty of violating noise ordinance and was sentenced to pay a $50 fine.
2. Lindsay Lohan
This girl started her career early and she's been acting in Freaky Friday, Just my Luck, Herbie: Fully Loaded and Mean Girls for example. Unfortunately she's been having problems with drugs and in 2007 she was arrested and charged for cocaine possession. Just a few months later she was arrested again for possessing of cocaine, transporting narcotics and driving under influence of drugs. She was convicted and the sentence was one day in jail, 10 days of community service, three years on probation and she was ordered to complete an 18-month alcohol education program.
1. Paris Hilton
Except from being the oldest of the kids in the Hilton (as in Hilton Hotels) family, she is also well known for her role in the reality show Simple Life. When it has been a big event in Hollywood you can be sure that you'll se Paris in the pictures afterwards. She's everywhere, or so it seems. In 2006 she was arrested for driving under influence of alcohol. Her driving license was suspended and she got a probation period for 36 months plus a fine. In the beginning of 2007 she was arrested twice for driving without a license and that gave her a sentence to serve 45 days in jail of which she had to serve 22.
Now you know who is a law-breaker and who is not. Who will be the next celebrity to get arrested? I'm fairly sure that we'll have the answer soon. Keep your eyes open to see who it will be.