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"Real" Kid Real Busted

6/3/2008 5:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Josh Waring, the wayward and oft-troubled son of "The Real Housewives of Orange County" star Lauri Waring, was busted late Sunday night for possession of heroin and ecstasy and intent to sell.
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Law enforcement sources tell TMZ Waring was hanging out in front of a Comfort Inn in Laguna Beach when he was approached by police cruiser and took off running.

When cops caught up with him, they say he was high as a kite. Cops executed a search warrant at the hotel, and allegedly found a large amount of drugs in his room.

He's currently cooling his heels in the Orange County jail, charged with two felony counts of possession and intent to sell both heroin and ecstasy, a misdemeanor count of unauthorized possession of a hypodermic needle and being under the influence of heroin -- also a misdemeanor.


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My two cents    

Let's face it, Lauri was NOT wealthy prior to George. She had a small condo OUTSIDE of the big gates and was a wanna-be rich OC Housewife on the hunt and prowl for a rich husband and had every intention of landing one while on the show. As for George, she might have turned his head, yet I don't believe for one moment he would have married her if she had not been on this television reality show, but I think George likes the spotlight too and sold out for his own fame. He is a complete HAM on the show, so need I say more? When the show is all over and done with, he will dump her sorry ass and this woman will be left back to her sad little pathetic life, outside the gates, peering in. I am a believer in tough love too, but when the parent is the cause of the problems, tough love from that parent does NOT apply.
As far as ripping Lauri apart here or even if she reads any parts of it, she will continue to live in denial of all of it and she will just think everyone here is just jealous. I would imagine too that she won't even shed a tear in any of this and is probably busy planning her next shopping trip or planning better camera angles for the next season or better yet, thinking of taking acting classes for the upcoming season as to better shed a tear for her poor son.

You abandoned your kid Lauri. He is paying the price for your actions and your selfishness. Not sure how you sleep at night or how you even look in a mirror. Do yourself a favor and resign from the show, get your kid out of jail and HELP him for the damn FIRST TIME IN YOUR LIFE!! If you really love that child, you will do what is RIGHT for him and not for YOU. Pull your damn head out of your ass!!

2296 days ago


How very sad. I feel sorry for Lauri mother wants their child to head down the wrong path.

Speaking of wrong (and completely unrelated) what the hell happened to that dope Ryan Cabrera? He looks like a total stooge...poser

2296 days ago


You know the old saying, "Birds of a feather flock together". Well, in George and Lauri's case, they could not have been more perfectly matched. Both are narcissistic famewhores who don't give a damn about anyone but their selves. Brady Bunch, my ass. The last thing on either of their minds are their kid's. You know damn well Lauri can't tolerate George's kids but they come along with the wallet and George, well, he never was a father to his own kids so how would anyone expect him to step up to the plate to help a troubled 19 year old who isn't even his. Karma, George and Lauri, Karma! And you thought you had it in the bag! Right!

2296 days ago


There is a local newspaper reporter in the OC that has done many in-depth reports on this family. I have read them ALL- he has met with Josh and given him clothes and did all sorts of things for him.

Lauri just gave up on Josh -- LONG ago. Who gives up on a 14 year old child? He started doing drugs and getting into trouble from an early age and instead of embracing him, setting rules and boundaries, grounding him, being supportive..being THERE... she just went about her social life and let him flounder on his own.

2296 days ago


Just in case all her "fans" didn't know. The OC reporter who talked to both sides of the story -- said he met Josh and that Josh was basically homeless and didn't have clothes. The generous reporter gave him a whole heap of clothes to wear to go to interviews in.

Josh had been living with George's ex-wife but got kicked out due to George and Lauri's actions. When George was in court w/his ex-wife trying to get custody of their kids, he complained about Josh and a mother and child that his ex-wife had taken in... claiming it was a bad environment for his kids. This forced his ex-wife to kick Josh out of the house. He was homeless.

What a sorry slag of a parent. Josh has been having troubles with drugs since he was 14 years old.. She gave up on him a LONG time ago -- when he was still a minor child. She never cared about raising her kids -,, she was just looking for an easy way in life and to find a millionaire to leech of.. In the meantime, Josh had no support, no unconditional love, no stability... NOTHING.

I can NOT stand Lauri and I can not believe people actually like her and call her "down-to-earth" ... give me a break. She's a vapid, vain, materialistic, shell of a human and gold digger with NO redeeming qualities...

2296 days ago


107. Poooooooooooooor laurie and George. I REALLY do know them--and before they got married George was done with that kid. When George let it be known that there would be no gravy train for Josh, he went to George's crazy ex( Rodman Groupie) as a complete betrayal to his Laurie

Uhm, in case you didn't know -- Lauri abandoned him and cut him off. That is why he went to live with George's ex-wife. Should he have stayed homele

ss? His mother betrayed him by not supporting him and giving him unconditional love when he was just a teenager.. She was too busy romping around to make time to give her kid(s) stability and nuturing and to get them help when they were obviously in trouble. She was an absentee parent and holding a grudge over a child -- simply because they went to live with your sugar daddy husband's ex --- in order to avoid being HOMELESS is petty and ridiculous.

2296 days ago

happy holiday season    

Maybe he needed a mother that really was a mother and not a surgically altered mother that had to be trolling for a high dollar husband. She tried to have it both ways and maybe it did not work out the way she hoped. Losing a child to drugs is
a long hard road and unfortunately it will never end. It is easy to put the blame on her and yes, there is fault considering
her chosen lifestyle. But whether you live in a double wide trailer or a five room mansion with an ocean view, your parental
responsibilties are the same. Maybe they caught him in time to save him but if you have a family member or relative involved
in drugs, do not throw stones especially if you live in glass houses.

2296 days ago

The Fuzz    

Cut and paste. Been there, read that. Still don't buy it.

2296 days ago


This is the letter Josh wrote to Lauri recorded on the OC Register

Posted at 8:12PM on Jun 3rd 2008 by Truth B Told


Thanks for posting that.. I thought she started pawning him off at 12, but wasn't for sure. I knew that by 14 - he was definitely in big trouble w/drugs. I can't believe someone can be so unsympathetic and uncaring to their own flesh and blood. It is shocking how self-involved Lauri is (and George).

Would Lauri even care if Josh died? That's the path he is headed down right now and she doesn't seem to care a bit. She was too busy trying to score a rich man (remember when she dated Slade for a bit? ugh).. and plan her lavish wedding.

Children meant locking in child support - which she readily took, yet did not live up to her end of the bargain by actually RAISING her children..

She's a poor excuse for a human being.. And I truly hope that Josh gets the help he needs, stays sober and makes something out of his life... and forgives his mother (even if she never apologizes because I certainly don't expect her to ever do so) ..for all her misdeeds.

Bravo can kiss this viewer good bye. I am done with this show. I don't really care for the other Housewives but I still watched the show, even if it was a guilty pleasure and left a bad taste in my mouth... but unless Bravo kicks her off, I will never watch again. And I definitely do NOT see them kicking her off. So, they're down at least one viewer.

2296 days ago


Lauri has been spinning the real story behind Josh moving into George's former wife's home from day one. Josh knew George's son after George and Lauri met and the two boys were featured on the second season of the Real Housewives of Orange County. They became friends. When Lauri kicked Josh out of the condo and he had nowhere to go, he went to the house George once shared with his former wife looking for George's son - his friend. It was late at night. When the former wife's son told his mom Josh had been kicked out of the house and had no where to go, she invited him to spend the night. After talking with Josh the next day and feeling compassion for Josh, she allowed Josh to remain in the home until he could find other living arrangements. Unlike the story Lauri shared on national television and the Internet, there was no other motive on George's former wife's part other than to provide shelter for someone who needed it - someone she had never met until that night.

George and Lauri have twisted this story to make it look as though his former wife used Josh out of retaliation, but it couldn't be furhter from the truth - Josh has confirmed this fact. Lauri has used this situattion and flat out lied about it on the show as well as her Bravo Blogs. George also spun this situation to his advantage useing it against his former wife in court and she and her children have paid dearly for it ever since.

The truth will not be squelched any longer and I hope to God Josh gets the help he needs so he can once again show the naysayers, but mostly of all his mother and step-father, what a loving young man he truly is. I personally belive in Josh and I believe he needs help now more than ever. Left to his own devices, just because he is now cosidered an adult, will only cause him to spiral further into substance abuse and eventually it will likely take his life.

Wake up Lauri! Stop throwing insults at your husbands ex wife and look beyond yourself and do everything in your power to help your child before it is too late. George and Lauri, I hope you reconsider what you have done, and continue to do to the children.....they are the victims who will eventually speak out against what they have had to endure.

2296 days ago

lauri is my favorite    

How you you judge someone or a situation you dont have all the facts too? Lauri has two other amazing daughters that turned out pretty well and have their head on their shoulders. lauri is down to earth and a good mother. She just likes to take care of herself. Dont judge her because you are jealous. Im sure you would live her life if you could.

2296 days ago


Calling Phil Waring............Grow a pair and help your kid out out here dude!

2296 days ago


Here's some more info TMZ............he only has a $30,000 bail and no one is bailing him out......that's halerious! I guess mommy dearest is too busy spending her money at Starbucks and getting plastic surgery in Newport. How pathetic!

Due to security concerns, we have discontinued posting detailed inmate information on this website. Information required to be disclosed under Government Code section 6254(f)(1) of the California Public Records Act may be obtained by calling Inmate Records at (714) 647-4666.

Inmate Name:
Waring, Joshua Michael
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Booking Number:

Date of Birth:

Sex: Male
Race: White

Height: 6' 01
Weight: 170 lbs.

Hair Color: Blond
Eye Color: Green


Next Appearance Date:

Next Appearance Court:

Housing Location:
Central Mens Jail

Custody Status:
In Custody

Bail Amount:

Arrested on:
06-01-2008 at 23:50

2296 days ago

The Fuzz    

What kind of help can you give a kid that doesn't really want help? He'll do or say whatever it takes to manipulate one of his heartbroken parents or entice some do-gooder to enable him to get out onto the streets again. Then we'll all be doing the cut and paste thing six months from now when Josh screws up again.

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