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Pointer Sister

Arrested for Drugs in L.A.

11/18/2011 6:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Bonnie Pointer arrested
Bonnie Pointer -- a founding member of the famous Pointer Sisters singing group -- was arrested early this morning in Los Angeles for possession of a controlled substance ... TMZ has learned.

According to law enforcement, 61-year-old Pointer was busted for felony possession of a controlled substance at 12:39 AM and hauled to a nearby station-- where she was booked and held on $10,000 bail. Pointer was released from custody around 4:30 AM.

The Pointer Sisters were HUGE in the '70s and '80s -- churning out hits like "Slow Hand" and "Neutron Dance."

TMZ shot footage of Bonnie in L.A. last weekend -- in which the singer revealed her sister Anita is fighting cancer. Bonnie appeared loopy and out of it.


10:00AM PT  Sources close to Anita Pointer tell us she is fine -- she does NOT have cancer. By the way, Bonnie left the Pointer Sisters in the late 70s to pursue a solo career.


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Bonnie looks good for the age of 61

1070 days ago


Oh wow. I grew up on their music. My mother played their music all the time and TMZ is right they were big back then. They all had big personalities and were quite entertaining when appearing on a TV show. This is sad...first Sly and now Bonnie.

Wasn't she going to be on or was on Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew last year?

1070 days ago


I nearly cried looking at that video, it's so sad. Pointer Sisters were long b4 my time. But my parents had their music and I did see them in this old movie of Richard Pryor called "Car Wash" my dad had us watching a while back. What a tragedy that she has fallen off like this. I hope she get her life in order and quit whatever she's taking to get high. Life is to short as it is, so why rush yourself into an early grave? Rehab Bonnie!

1070 days ago

Rhonda Benin    

Bonnie Pointer left the group early on and was not a part of the big success of the songs you mentioned in your article.

1070 days ago

Vernon P. Alarcon    

man...i can still pimp this B rockin her sweet white dress
call me Bonnie
Harvey was the shortest lawyer at the bar!

1070 days ago


I saw her and her sisters perform in a small club in Florida circa 1980. They were absolutely awesome - we had a front row table and one of my acquaintances actually stopped the show when he interjected "Fire!" in the middle of that song. They were so stunned they actually stopped for a few seconds, then laughed uproariously, as did the entire audience! It was just one of those moments in life that are frozen in time - and forever fondly remembered.

1069 days ago


Those drugs got her excited and she just can't hide

1069 days ago


Poor Bonnie, what a shame. She had one big solo hit- "Heaven Must Have Sent You"- but that was it. Sad that she's come to this, especially after her younger sister June battled with drug addiction for years before she died.

1066 days ago


She has actually come out w/a new downloadable cd. Her first since 1984. And guess what it's actually VERY good,great upbeat and mellow rnb w/a rock edge and guitar to it.It has a very diverse sound. Way better than whats on the radio today. A shame she hasnt been recording more after all these years cause whatever her drug problems may be this is a surprisingly great cd. Its on itunes or amazon for dowload.

1053 days ago
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