We prop them up on pedestals and some of us even want to be them. But the lives of the rich and famous sometimes aint so glamorous- especially when they’re forced to swap their enviable wardrobes for an orange jumpsuit.
Read on to discover who in Hollywood has been a bit naughty.
Allen, aka ‘Tim the Tool man’ was arrested in 1978 at Kalamazoo Airport for possession of over 650grams of cocaine. He served two years and four months in a Minnesota correctional facility before being released, only to reappear within the laws sight when he was caught driving under the influence. Luckily for Tool man Tim, his next stint only included a one-year probation period and a trip to rehab.
Bynes really is devoted to keeping The Amanda Show alive. Her mental health is often the subject of public scrutiny because of her frequent dabbling in drugs and with the law. In 2012 Amanda spent one night in prison for driving under the influence and was arrested again in 2013 for smoking marijuana and throwing her bong out of her 36th floor apartment window. It was a short stint, but to reporters it was a sweet one.
We’d be here all day if we were to cite all of Lohan’s probation breaches. The Parent Trap star was taken into custody in 2007 on suspicion of driving under the influence after an altercation with a woman whom she chased in her SUV (grounds enough for jail time for us common folk). She served one day in prison and was placed on three years probation. The start of a long ‘it’s complicated’ relationship with the law.
Yes, our favourite Marky Mark has even served jail time, proving he isn’t just a badass (like actual badass, what he did was BAD) on screen. The esteemed actor served 45 days of a two-year sentence for attacking a man with a metal pole. Wonder what the Funky Bunch has to think about that.
Tommy served six months in prison for beating his (now) ex-wife, Pamela Anderson. Lee was also arrested in 1999 for inciting a race-fuelled riot during a concert at Greensboro Coliseum. Other legal run-ins include an MTV music awards brawl with Kid Rock.
In 2004 Martha was sentenced to five years imprisonment for cooking up some big lies about stock sales to federal investigators, among other conspiracy charges. Americas favourite life advice television host was released in 2005 to home confinement.
Robert Downey Jr.
Before he was known for his role as children’s hero Iron Man, Robert was imprisoned for drug possession on multiple occasions between 1996 and 2001. He also spent time at a Californian drug abuse facility before getting on the straight and narrow road that led him to Ironman.
On her way back from an anti-Vietnam War talk she performed in Canada, Fonda was arrested for drug smuggling. She was taken to Cleveland prison and posted bail, however was later dismissed from the charges after lab tests confirmed her ‘drugs’ were just vitamins. Her mug shot is now iconic, even being printed on merchandise. Her Grace and Frankie co-star Lily Tomlin donned a clutch with the iconic shot printed all over it, proving Fonda can do no wrong.
When Paris was pursuing the Simple Life, she probably never intended it to be this simple. In 2007 she was sentenced to 45 days in prison after breaching probation for alcohol-related reckless driving, but was released early after serving 23 days.
Monday Mornings are tough for everyone, but one particular Monday morning in October 1999 was especially rough for Matthew Mcconaughey.
He was arrested for drug possession and resisting transportation after cops allegedly found him playing the bongos and dancing naked. He spent nine hours in Travis County Jail before being released. Following the incident, McConaughey stated that he had learned a valuable lesson, “Shut the window that has the beautiful scent of jasmine blowing in because it’s two in the morning and you might wake a neighbour.” We hope a different message has emerged from this: Don’t do drugs, kids.