Grammy winner Lynn Anderson -- who had a string of hits in the 70s and 80s -- was arrested early Friday morning for DUI after a car accident in Nashville.
According to cops ... Anderson said she'd mixed alcohol and Rx meds before crashing her car.
The 66-year-old singer -- most famous for "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden" in 1971 -- has had a couple of previous DUI arrests ... and spent some time at the Betty Ford Center.
She was released on $5,000 bond.
Ex-Wrestler Sean O'Haire
Attempted Multiple Stints
in WWE-Sponsored Rehab
9/12/2014 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Former wrestler Sean O'Haire had a nasty alcohol addiction he couldn't kick ... even though the WWE went to lengths to help him get clean -- including providing him years of treatment.
Sources close to the situation tell us O'Haire went to WWE-sponsored rehab six times in the past 6 years ... including once earlier this year. After he left, we're told the wrestling company made multiple attempts to get in touch with O'Haire -- but he was M.I.A.
As we previously reported ... local police say O'Haire committed suicide. He was found in his bedroom with a red rope tied around his neck and connected to the bedpost.
'Real Housewife' Gets
9/12/2014 12:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
She's the Straw That Slurred the Drink
9/11/2014 10:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Sonja Morgan was a drunken, slurry, kissy mess in NYC last night ... and best of all -- she did it all on camera.
The "Real Housewives of New York" star was leaving the VIP Room in NYC Wednesday night -- WASTED -- and desperately wanted to tell us how she was the life of the party. Problem is ... she was too wasted to get the words out cleanly.
Actually, that's not a problem -- it's awesome. Just watch.
We'd say Sonja was in rare form ... if it weren't for the fact she does this a lot.
I Blame Liquor For Attack
I've Sworn Off Hard Liquor
9/11/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Ray Rice says hard liquor was the fuel that triggered his elevator rage and he hasn't touched the stuff in months ... sources close to Rice tell TMZ Sports.
Rice told the Baltimore Ravens he and Janay Palmer had been drinking HEAVILY before the altercation. Rice is telling friends he becomes a different person when he boozes it up ... so he's changed his life.
But he hasn't changed that much, because we're told he still drinks wine ... just not hard liquor.
Our sources say Ray and his wife have gotten deep into religion since the February incident -- they were both baptized in March when they decided to become Born again Christians.
We're also told they've also done religious mentoring with other couples ... including NFL players and their wives.
As for Ray, he issued a statement Tuesday saying he's trying to "work through this" -- noting, "We have a lot of people praying for us."
In Broadway Meltdown Case
9/10/2014 6:16 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Shia LaBeouf just admitted guilt in is disorderly conduct case ... when he went crazy inside a NYC nightclub.
Shia pled guilty to disorderly conduct. The judge ordered him to complete 6 months of outpatient alcohol rehab -- he's already completed 3 months.
The judge also said he has to obey all laws for the next 6 months.
If Shia's a good boy and does what he's supposed to ... the case will be erased from his record.
You'll recall ... Shia was booted from Studio 54 in June after drunkenly confronting people during a performance of "Cabaret," then getting into it with cops outside the club ... allegedly spitting at cops and screaming, "Do you know who the f*** I am?"
Dropped From Headlining Gig
After Ecstasy Plea Deal
9/6/2014 9:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
A Louisiana music festival says CeeLo Green no longer fits the concert's "wholesome family environment" ... so he's been axed from headlining the event.
Organizers for the Gretna Heritage Festival released a statement saying Joan Jett and the Blackhearts will replace him in Sunday night's lineup. There was no further explanation about why CeeLo was dropped.
TMZ broke the story ... the singer plead no contest last week to sharing ecstasy with a woman who had accused him of slipping something n her drink. The plea deal allows CeeLo to maintain his innocence.
The Freedom Live gig, set for Washington, D.C. later this month, also cut CeeLo -- but said it was because of a weird set of tweets from his account following the plea deal. The messages implied a woman has to remember being raped in order for it to have occurred.
CeeLo apologized for the comments, but it seems the damage is done. We reached out to his reps for comment ... so far, no word back.
MLB Star Everth Cabrera
ARRESTED IN SAN DIEGO
Driving While Stoned
9/5/2014 1:17 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
A rep for the California Highway Patrol confirms ... U.S. border patrol agents initially made contact with the 27-year-old near a checkpoint on the 94 Freeway around 12:30 AM.
MLB star Everth Cabrera was arrested in San Diego early Wednesday morning ... after cops say the San Diego Padres shortstop was driving while high on weed ... TMZ Sports has learned.
We're told the agents suspected something was wrong -- and contacted the CHP to check things out.
After CHP arrived to the scene, deputies were convinced Cabrera was under the influence of marijuana and arrested him for DUI.
Officials tells TMZ Sports ... Cabrera was hauled to a nearby station where officials drew blood. He was eventually cited and released to his mother-in-law.
We reached out to the Padres for comment -- so far, no word back.
No License, No Ride
9/4/2014 4:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Ron Jeremy's night could have been a lot worse -- because it turned out he was NOT driving drunk ... however he was driving without a California license, so he got his car impounded.
The porn legend was pulled over in Hollywood Wednesday night after police spotted him driving erratically. Our photog witnessed police giving Jeremy a breathalyzer test, but he passed just fine. Ron told our photog he doesn't drink at all.
But it turns out Ron only has a New York license (even though he's lived in L.A. for years) so the cops towed his Saturn and Jeremy and his lady friend had to take a cab home.
Before he took off ... Ron gave us a review of the cops who pulled him over.
To DWI in NY State
9/3/2014 6:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
David Cassidy copped a plea in his felony drunk driving case in NY, and got the charge reduced to misdemeanor DWI.
Cassidy was in court Wednesday to enter a guilty plea. Under the terms of the deal he has to complete 50 hours of community service and have an ignition interlock installed on his car. He's already completed an alcohol treatment program, but in November the judge will decide if he needs more ... according to the D.A.
Cassidy was arrested last year after he was stopped by cops in Schodack, NY, and tests showed his blood alcohol level was 0.10 ... way over the legal limit of .08.
"The Partridge Family" star pled no contest to a DUI charge in L.A. back in March -- and has a prior DUI conviction in Florida too.
To Wes Welker Drug Allegations
9/3/2014 12:04 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Tom Brady just addressed the Wes Welker suspension -- but gave a very bizarre reaction when asked if he saw his ex-teammate do any drugs during the Kentucky Derby.
At first, the New England Patriots QB brushed off Welker's suspension -- saying it was Welker's problem to deal with:
"As a friend, you always hope the best. But, this is not friend time. It's opponent time. My focus is on the Dolphins."
That's when a reporter asked Tom if he saw Welker taking any drugs during the Kentucky Derby -- where the two hung out together back in May.
Tom's response -- awkward laughter ... followed by, "I got no comment on that, no."
It's an odd answer ... the standard reply when asked if you saw your friend doing drugs is usually a pretty firm "NO" followed by a defense of the friend's character.
Unless that's simply not the case.
[H/T Boston Herald]
Single Guy Parties Too Hard
9/3/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Robin Thicke gave cops the same treatment Paula Patton's been giving him -- ignoring officers who asked him to stop blasting music on Labor Day ... and he ended up getting a ticket for it.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … the LAPD was called to Thicke's home in the Hollywood Hills late Monday night, into Tuesday morning, after neighbors complained about loud music.
We're told Thicke appeared to be drunk -- no big deal since he was partying at home -- but also had a "total disregard" for the cops. After agreeing to lower the volume, we're told Robin cranked it up again once the officers walked away. So they wrote him up for loud music.
A source close to Robin tells us he actually apologized to police.
We're told this was the 2nd night within the last week police went to Robin's house for noise complaints.
Colts Owner Jim Irsay
In DUI Case
9/2/2014 8:48 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
11:51 A.M. PDT -- The NFL has dropped the hammer on Irsay, suspending him 6 games and fining him $500,000 -- the maximum dollar amount permitted for violating the league's personal conduct policy.
Commissioner Roger Goodell, in a letter to Irsay, said ... “I have stated on numerous occasions that owners, management personnel and coaches must be held to a higher standard than players. We discussed this during our meeting and you expressed your support for that view, volunteering that owners should be held to the highest standard.”
Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay just pled guilty to one misdemeanor count of operating a vehicle while intoxicated ... stemming from a March arrest.
55-year-old Irsay appeared in court Tuesday morning in Indianapolis -- where he was sentenced to 1 year probation and will be subjected to court-ordered drug tests.
As we previously reported, Irsay was popped just before midnight on March 16th after driving super slow and failing to signal ... and officials say he had multiple painkillers in his his system, including oxycodone and hydrocodone.
Officials also say Irsay had various prescription drugs in his car at the time of his arrest
At the time of his arrest, cops said the prescription pills found in Irsay's car did not match up with the prescription bottles.
Cops also say Irsay had roughly $29k in cash with him at the time.
Irsay had previously pled not guilty to TWO counts -- but ultimately changed his plea after striking a plea deal with prosecutors.