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Tom Cruise prowler turns out to be neighbor

Authorities say a security guard at Tom Cruise’s Beverly Hills, Calif., mansion used a stun gun on a trespasser who turned out to be an intoxicated neighbor who may have mistakenly entered the property.

Police say 41-year-old Jason Sullivan was he was shot with a Taser at about 9:30 p.m. Sunday at the home on Calle Vista Drive. He was then treated at a hospital and arrested on suspicion of trespassing.

Police say neither Cruise nor his family were at the home when a guard saw a man climbing a fence to get onto the grounds.

A guard shocked him and held him for police.

It wasn’t immediately known if Sullivan has an attorney.

Actor Jack Scalia arrested for gun at LA airport

Police at Los Angeles International Airport say actor Jack Scalia has been arrested after security screeners found an unloaded handgun in his carry-on bag.

Sgt. Belinda Nettles says the 61-year-old Scalia, who had recurring roles on All My Children, Remington Steele, and Dallas, was arrested Thursday afternoon in Terminal 7.

No further details were released.

According to the Internet Movie Database, Scalia played the role of Nicholas Pearce on Dallas. The character plunged to his death from a balcony following a fight with J.R. Ewing.

Scalia played Chris Stamp on All My Children from 2001 to 2003.

A representative of Scalia could not be reached for comment late Thursday.

Bobby Brown arrested for DUI

Singer Bobby Brown was arrested this morning for driving under the influence of alcohol. A Los Angeles Police Department spokesperson confirmed a TMZ report that Brown was pulled over around 1 a.m. near the intersection of Ventura Boulevard and Corbin Avenue. He failed a roadside sobriety test and was arrested; he’s since been released.

Brown has a recent history of alcohol-related issues. He spent time in rehab last summer following another DUI arrest in March.

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'8 Mile' actress arrested for assault

Actress Taryn Manning was detained yesterday morning in New York City, EW has confirmed.

Manning, who’s best known for her roles in 8 Mile and Hustle & Flow, was charged with assault. TMZ first reported that Manning, 33, attacked her makeup artist in her downtown Manhattan hotel room. The NYPD was unable to comment on the location or events leading up to the arrest.

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Former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky sentenced to 30-plus years

Jerry Sandusky was sentenced Tuesday to at least 30 years in prison — effectively a life sentence — in the child sexual abuse scandal that brought shame to Penn State and led to coach Joe Paterno’s downfall.

A defiant Sandusky gave a rambling statement in which he denied the allegations and talked about his life in prison and the pain of being away from his family.

Three victims spoke, often fighting back tears. One looked Sandusky in the eyes at times.

The 68-year-old former Penn State assistant coach was found guilty in June of 45 counts of child sexual abuse, convicted of molesting 10 boys over a 15-year period. Witnesses said Sandusky used the charitable organization he founded for troubled children as his personal hunting ground to find and groom boys to become his victims. READ FULL STORY

Daryl Hannah freed following arrest in pipeline protest

Actress Daryl Hannah has been released from a Texas jail following her arrest as she protested an oil pipeline designed to bring crude from Canada to the Gulf Coast.

The Tyler Morning Telegraph reported Saturday that Hannah was freed on $2,500 bond Thursday night, but faces criminal trespass charges. Her release came hours after being arrested in Winnsboro, about 100 miles east of Dallas.
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Daryl Hannah arrested in Texas protesting pipeline

Actress Daryl Hannah of Splash fame was arrested in northeast Texas on Thursday, along with a 78-year-old landowner as the pair protested an oil pipeline designed to bring crude from Canada to the Gulf Coast.

“They’ve arrested Daryl Hannah and a rural Texas great-grandmother,” said Paul Bassis, Hannah’s manager.

Hannah and landowner Eleanor Fairchild were standing in front of heavy equipment in an attempt to halt construction of the Keystone XL pipeline on Fairchild’s farm in Winnsboro, a town about 100 miles east of Dallas. They were arrested for criminal trespassing and taken to the Wood County Jail, Bassis said.
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Man arrested in Lindsay Lohan attack -- UPDATE

Lindsay Lohan was assaulted at her New York hotel this morning, EW has confirmed. “While [Lohan] did sustain some injuries, she was not hospitalized,” said Lohan’s representative in a statement. “The assailant was arrested and is currently in police custody. Lindsay has spoken with police and is fully cooperating with the investigation.” UPDATE: The NYPD has confirmed to EW that the charges have been dropped, saying, “No one’s getting arrested, no has has to go to court, and that’s the end of it.”
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'Sons of Anarchy' actor found dead, suspected of murder

EW has confirmed that 28-year-old actor Johnny Lewis — best known for playing Kip “Half-Sack” Epps on two seasons of Sons of Anarchy — was found dead outside a home in Los Feliz, Los Angeles on Wednesday. An LAPD rep says that Lewis is also a suspect in the murder of his landlord, 81-year-old Catherine Davis, whose body was found inside the residence. It appears that Lewis may have fallen from the building’s roof, though his cause of death has not yet been confirmed.

“The best we’re piecing together now is that it appears that some type of altercation occurred inside of the house resulting in the death of the woman, then this individual ran outside, had an altercation with a couple of neighbors, ran back into the house and by the time we got here, he had fallen or had somehow died on the driveway,” LAPD Commander Andrew Smith told a local ABC affiliate.

Lewis was written out of Sons of Anarchy in season 2. “Johnny wasn’t happy on the show. Creatively, he really wanted out of his contract. We had ongoing conversations, and we decided we’d find some noble way for him to go,” SOA creator Kurt Sutter said in 2009.

A rep for Sons of Anarchy has not yet responded to EW’s request for comment. UPDATE: SOA creator Kurt Sutter has tweeted about Lewis’s death, calling it “a tragic end for an extremely talented guy, who unfortunately had lost his way.”

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Lindsay Lohan arrested for striking a pedestrian with her SUV

Lindsey Lohan was arrested in downtown New York last night after a pedestrian told police she hit him with her SUV. A spokesperson for the New York Police Department confirmed that the actress was charged with leaving the scene of an accident — a possible misdemeanor — at approximately 2:30 a.m., after a 34-year-old Hispanic man claimed Lohan’s black Porsche Cayenne SUV struck him in his knee as she was driving down an alley near the Dream Hotel on West 16th Street in Manhattan. The man was taken to Bellevue Hospital.

No alcohol or drugs were suspected to have played a role in the incident, and Lohan was released with a desk appearance ticket after being processed at the police station. No bail was required. The accident could impact her probation, with or without a conviction.

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