THE ALLEGATION: Michelle Rodriguez violated her probation for a hit and run and drunk driving incident in LA when she was arrested in December for suspicion of drunk driving in Hawaii. Rodriguez was sentenced to five days in jail for the Hawaii incident and had to return to Los Angeles to face the probation violation charges.
THE CHARGES: Violating probation for hit and run, drunk driving and driving with a suspended license in Los Angeles.
THE STAKES: Rodriguez was sentenced to 60 days in jail, ordered to check into an alcohol rehabilitation program and perform 30 days of community service, including participating in programs run by Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Her probation has been extended for three more years to June 2009.
THE STATUS: Rodriguez will be taken into custody on Thursday May 25 at 8:30 am to begin her 60-day sentence.
THE ALLEGATION: Naomi Campbell's housekeeper, Ana Scolavino, alleges Campbell threw a cellphone at the back of her head after she accused Scolavino of stealing clothes when she couldn't find a pair of jeans she wanted to wear for an appearance on 'Oprah.' Scolavino claims to have suffered lacerations that required four staples. Campbell has denied any wrongdoing in the incident, claiming Scolavino was attempting to retaliate after being fired.
This is the third time an employee of Campbell's alleges to have been assaulted by the supermodel. In one case, Campbell plead guilty and was ordered to take anger management classes. In the other case, Campbell denied the allegations and no charges were filed.
THE CHARGES: Assault in the 2nd degree.
THE STAKES: Two to seven years in jail.
THE STATUS: Campbell was released on her own recognizance and is due back in court on June 27, 2006.
People vs. 'Soprano' Lillo Brancato Jr.
THE ALLEGATION: Lillo Brancato Jr., who played an aspiring mobster on the 'Sopranos', and his friend Steven Armento were charged with the murder of off-duty NYC police officer, Daniel Enchautegui. Prosecutors believe Brancato and Armento were in the midst of breaking into a Bronx apartment when Enchautegui confronted the duo in an alley. A shootout ensued and Enchautegui was killed, but not before he shot Brancato twice. Prosecutors believe Armento was the one who actually shot Enchautegui, while Brancato's lawyer claims his client did not know Armento had a gun. Both Brancato and Armento pleaded not guilty.
THE CHARGES: Murder in the 2nd degree, first degree burglary, weapon possession.
THE STAKES: Life without parole.
THE STATUS: Next court date is July 11, 2006.
People vs. 'Soprano' John Ventimiglia
THE ALLEGATION: 'Sopranos' star John Ventimiglia was pulled over on May 1 near his Brooklyn home after police officers spotted his car weaving into oncoming traffic with no headlights on. Officers claim he was unsteady on his feet, had bloodshot eyes and reeked of alcohol. Police allegedly found a bag with cocaine residue on the actor. Ventimiglia plead not guilty.
THE CHARGES: DUI, criminal possession of a controlled substance, reckless driving, improper headlights and operating outside of the lane.
THE STAKES: Up to one year in jail.
THE STATUS: Next court date is June 12, 2006.
THE ALLEGATION: Former 98 Degrees singer Jeff Timmons allegedly violated his probation stemming from a DUI conviction in Riverside County, California when he was arrested for DUI and driving with a suspended license in Florida on April 23. Timmons has plead not guilty.
THE CHARGES: DUI and driving with a suspended license in Florida which could violate probation from a California DUI conviction.
THE STAKES: Up to 15 months in jail for the Florida charges.
THE STATUS: Timmons is due in a Florida court on May 30, 2006. California's Riverside County District Attorney's Office says it will wait until the Florida case is complete before they decide if they are going to move forward with the probation violation charges which could add on another year in jail.
THE ALLEGATION: Former 70s teen idol Leif Garrett violated his probation when he dropped out of a drug rehabilitation program. Garrett was arrested for subway fare evasion in January and later charged with heroin possession when drugs were found on him. Two months later he was taken back into custody after testing positive for drugs, a violation of his probation.
In March 2005 Garrett plead guilty to attempted possession of cocaine and was placed on probation.
THE CHARGES: Violating probation stemming from separate heroin and cocaine possession charges.
THE STAKES: Garrett was sentenced to 90 days in jail and has to stay clean throughout his three-year probation.
THE STATUS: Currently serving his 90 days.