Faux celebs gone wild

Posted: September 17, 2013

IT WAS a weekend of D-list bold-faced names behaving badly.

Atlanta police arrested rapper Gucci Mane (a/k/a Radric Davis) on weapons and drug charges.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and WSB-TV said that an Atlanta police report shows that officers responded to a call shortly before 1 a.m. Saturday in southwest Atlanta from a friend of the rapper who was concerned about his behavior. The police report said that Mane, 33, became "increasingly agitated with officers and began cursing and threatening them."

He was checked out at an Atlanta hospital and charged with carrying a concealed weapon, disorderly conduct and marijuana possession.

It's not Gucci's first brush with the law. He was indicted in April on an assault charge involving an incident at an Atlanta nightclub. He pleaded not guilty.

* The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

Thankfully, in this case, the tree didn't hit a tree.

Lindsay Lohan's mother, Dina Lohan, is facing an aggravated drunken-driving charge in New York following a traffic stop on Long Island.

State police say that Dina, 50, was stopped in Nassau County late Thursday night after troopers clocked her BMW at 77 mph in a 55-mph zone.

She took a breath test that pegged her blood-alcohol level at 0.20 percent, police said. That's more than twice New York's legal limit of 0.08 percent.

She was brought to a state police barracks in Farmingdale and was examined by medics after she complained that she'd been hurt during the arrest. No injuries were found, and Dina subsequently recanted the claim, according to police.

* A Las Vegas judge has ordered singer-actress Pia Zadora to complete alcohol and impulse-control counseling.

Pia, whose career peaked in the 1980s, although her rage is still going strong, was arrested in May after police say that she sprayed her 16-year-old son with a hose in an attempt to get him to go to bed.

The judge told Pia that she'll face 30 days in jail if she fails to seek help, the Las Vegas Sun reported.

Pia was originally charged with domestic abuse and coercion after a disturbance that began with her attempt to hustle the teenager to bed so that she could get some rest.

Police reports say that the onetime blond bombshell turned a watering hose on her son and tried to rip the phone from his hands when he called 9-1-1.

Pia said she thought he was calling police to avoid his bedtime.

Donald Schultz, the former host of Animal Planet's "Wild Recon" show, has been charged in Los Angeles with selling two endangered Iranian desert monitor lizards without a permit.

City News Service says that Schultz, a herpetologist (and that's not someone who studies herpes), was charged last week with violating the federal Endangered Species Act. If convicted, he could face up to a year in jail and a $100,000 fine.

Authorities say that Schultz sold the rare lizards for $2,500 to an undercover federal wildlife agent who answered his 2010 offer on Facebook.


* The Hollywood Foreign Press Association said Friday that it will honor Woody Allen with the 2014 Cecil B. DeMille Award for his contributions to filmmaking.

The 77-year-old actor/writer/director will be included in the 71st annual Golden Globe ceremony set for Jan. 12.

But will he show up?

Paula Deen fought back tears as she was greeted by a supportive crowd during a Saturday appearance at a Houston cooking show.

The event was Deen's first public appearance since June, when it was revealed that in an earlier legal deposition she acknowledged using racial slurs in the past.

The Houston Chronicle reports that about 1,500 people gave Deen a standing ovation when she appeared at the Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show. She told them that their hearts were "as big as your state."

Deen held two cooking demonstrations, including tips on how to make peanut butter pie.

Hey, if she's no longer hawking diabetes drugs for Novo Nordisk she can go back to cooking the "good" stuff.

* Penn alum John Legend married always-commando model Chrissy Teigen on Saturday at the Villa Pizzo in Lake Como, Italy.

Legend, 34, and Teigen, 27, were engaged in 2011.

Her gown was designed by Vera Wang.

King Carl XVI Gustaf, of Sweden, celebrated 40 years on the throne by throwing a dance party in the Stockholm Palace courtyard.

The royal palace celebrated the king's 40th anniversary yesterday by holding a service in the palace church, attended by the heads of state from neighboring Norway, Denmark, Finland and Iceland. On Saturday, there was a dinner and a jubilee concert.

Later last night, the mayor of Stockholm, Sten Nordin, toasted the king, and there was the big dance party.

But it sounds like the DJ was Lawrence Welk. Dances included the salsa, waltz, Lindy Hop and fox-trot.

Oh, those crazy Swedes.

- Daily News wire services

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