There’s nothing more sobering than being a full-grown adult and finding out that the fifth-billed star of one of the TV shows you grew up watching is now sitting in the clink for being an alleged woman-beater. That’s right, the kid from “Home Improvement”, no, not Jonathan Taylor Thomas––we will never stop looking for him––the older one…Zachery Ty Bryan, was picked up by Oregon PD this weekend for attempting to strangle his girlfriend. Taran Noah Smith would NEVER! (Also, what the fuck with those try-hard 1990s Tiger Beat names?)
Back in 1995, Kenneth Petty, Nicki Minaj’s husband, was convicted of trying to rape a 16-year-old girl at knifepoint. He later served 7 years in prison for manslaughter for shooting a man to death in 2002 (he took a plea, the original charge was 2nd degree murder). There’s no national registry of murderers, but because of the rape conviction, Kenneth was required to be registered as a sex offender in his home state of New York. Same goes for California where he’s lived since his 2019 marriage to his old flame Nicki. Now, thanks to Megan’s Law, the denizens of Beverly Hills 90210 just got another little pin on the map of their hood. Kenneth has finally registered himself as a sex offender in the state of California, something he failed to do back in July of last year when he first moved there.
According to TMZ, Jared Padalecki, who Supernatural fans know as demon-hunter Sam Winchester and Gilmore Girls fans know as Rory’s jealous dickbag boyfriend Dean, didn’t have a great weekend. But even without TMZ’s reporting, we probably could have pieced two and two together, thanks to that mug shot.
As expected, the late Stan Lee’s former business manager Keya Morgan has been arrested. In comic book land, a villain as awful as Keya might face justice by getting blasted into space or frozen in a block of Hulk shit. But in this story, justice means getting slapped with a pair of handcuffs and a mug shot, while the news blasts headlines about your arrest for elder abusing one of Marvel’s most beloved characters.
If the name Gretchen Wilson isn’t ringing any bells, then you maybe didn’t live in the kind of town where “Redneck Woman” was blasted at every wedding, prom, tailgate, family bonfire, or jail-release celebration. But after today, you’ll know Gretchen Wilson as the country singer who proved she wasn’t exactly lying about being trashy n’ proud when she got arrested during an airplane bathroom fight on Tuesday. As someone who has heard Gretchen Wilson provide the soundtrack to many a truck-based gathering, I’m a little shocked that this fight happened in the bathroom of an airplane and not a Walmart. Not very on-brand for Gretchen.
Melissa Etheridge was arrested in North Dakota for possession of drugs by U.S. Customs and Border Control after returning from Canada back in August. According to TMZ, a K9 unit of drug sniffing dogs searched her tour bus and found a stockpile of drugs so shocking, so brazenly devious that it prompted this happy mug shot for the ages. Now I’m not saying that Melissa was a happy kind of stoned in her mug shot, but I am saying that Melissa was a happy kind of stoned in her mug shot, and that’s the only way to be.