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Cake Boss

ARRESTED

For Drunk Driving

11/13/2014 12:57 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Buddy Valastro -- the star of "Cake Boss" -- was arrested early Thursday AM for driving while intoxicated ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement tells TMZ ... cops noticed the TLC star's 2014 yellow Corvette weaving on 10th Ave in Manhattan. They cops lit 'em up, pulled Buddy over and smelled a strong odor of alcohol.

We're told Buddy flunked multiple field sobriety tests. He was cuffed, taken to the cop shop and booked.

Buddy will go before a judge who will set bail -- probably this morning.



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'The Voice' Singer

Busted for DUI

Schlitz Happens

11/10/2014 2:57 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Delvin Choice Arrested For DUI
"The Voice" contestant Delvin Choice is influenced by R&B legend Usher, and cops say he's also influenced by drugs or alcohol ... because Choice got busted for DUI.
 
Choice -- who made it to the top eight on "The Voice" last season -- was arrested shortly before 2 A.M. Sunday in South Carolina ... after a state trooper pulled him over.

Law enforcement tells TMZ ... it's Choice's first offense. He was taken to jail ... and freed after paying $1229.50 bail. 

Choice's father -- who's a Baptist pastor -- told the media, "We all make mistakes in life. We learn from our mistakes."

It's all about choices.



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Colts Owner Jim Irsay

DUI VIDEO RELEASED

Wobbling, Stumbling, Hammered

10/17/2014 10:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Officials have finally released dash cam footage from the night Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay was arrested for DUI ... and the guy was a complete mess.

The 55-year-old was popped just before midnight on March 16th ... and as you can see in the clip, he could barely keep his balance as he stumbled out of the car. 

Cops say Irsay had multiple painkillers in his system, including oxycodone and hydrocodone. 

Irsay eventually pled guilty to one misdemeanor count of operating a vehicle while intoxicated -- and was sentenced to 1 year probation. 

The NFL also suspended Irsay for 6 games ... and fined him $500k.

It's a miracle this guy didn't kill anyone on the road that night.

Justin Bieber

Beware

Lil Twist is Back

10/17/2014 6:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Justin Bieber knows trouble and apparently likes it ... because he's back with Lil Twist.

Biebs and Twist made a turbulent exit from Playhouse in Hollywood Thursday night. There's good reason why Bieber was behind the wheel ... Twist has already racked up a DUI arrest while driving one of Justin's cars.

Justin's people almost strong-armed the singer into cutting ties with Twist after a series of incidents ... including Twist speeding on an L.A. Freeway which ended with someone getting killed -- when a photog was struck by a passing motorist.  

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Now Twist is bragging on his Instagram, "Just like... that we're bak."

Pippi Longstocking

Back To School for DUI

10/6/2014 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Pippi Longstocking DUICute pigtails ain't gonna get Tami Erin outta this one ... the actress who played "Pippi Longstocking" has been ordered back to school as part of her DUI sentence.

Erin has to enter an alcohol education program, and attend a weekly AA class for 10 weeks. 

As TMZ first reported ... Erin was busted last December for felony hit-and-run and drunk driving. She plowed into 3 cars before cops stopped her. 

Erin will be on probation for 3 years, and has to perform 240 hours of community service. Sorry, Erin ... making another sex tape will not count toward that number.

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Michael Phelps

I'm Going to Rehab

10/5/2014 7:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Michael Phelps says he's going to rehab ... this, after his 2nd DUI arrest in 10 years. 

Phelps says the days following the Sept. 30th arrest have been "extremely difficult" ... and he acknowledges it's not the 1st time he screwed up.

"I am extremely disappointed with myself. I'm going to take some time away to attend a program that will provide the help I need to better understand myself."

Phelps added, "Swimming is a major part of my life, but right now I need to focus my attention on me as an individual, and do the necessary work to learn from this experience and make better decisions in the future."

TMZ Sports broke the story ... Phelps was busted in Baltimore after an 8 hour gambling binge at a local casino last week. Back in 2004, he was arrested for DUI in Maryland.

Phelps did not say whether he will be receiving treatment for gambling as well -- but it's no secret the guy has a penchant for playing cards.

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Amanda Bynes

Kicked Out of Fashion School

For Weed, Bizarre Conduct

10/1/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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was out of control at her fashion school ... showing up high and offering fellow students money to do her homework ... and we're told it got so bad she was kicked out.

Several classmates at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Irvine say Amanda has shown big signs of trouble for a while ... and various people have told us she often went to class high on weed.

Student Rachel Loritz tells TMZ ... Amanda often ditched classes ... but even when she showed up, she was clearly high, and not good at hiding it ... she almost always wore sunglasses and laughed out loud at inappropriate times.

We're told the pendulum would often swing and she would then get in "horrendous arguments."

Rachel says ... Amanda paid fellow students to do her homework ... and some took her up on it. Rachel says she rejected Amanda's offer.

We're told Amanda was caught cheating off someone during a test ... and when she was called out she threw a fit.

Multiple sources tell us Amanda was kicked out of the school last month.

Michael Phelps

8-Hour Gambling Binge

... Before DUI

10/1/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Michael Phelps had just finished up an 8-hour gambling session at a Baltimore casino before he was popped for DUI early Tuesday morning ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

According to our casino sources, Phelps hit up the Horseshoe Casino around 5pm Monday afternoon ... and sat in a private VIP gambling room for hours ... finally leaving around 1am. 

We're told Phelps was playing blackjack ... though it's unclear if he also played other card games that night. There have been several reports that he's big into poker. 

Clearly, Phelps had been drinking inside the casino ... we're told his booze of choice was beer ... and when he was pulled over around 1:40am, it was just a few miles from the casino. 

We're told Phelps is a regular at the casino ... in fact, he was just there last month playing poker. 

We reached out to Phelps for comment -- so far, no dice.

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Michael Phelps

'I'm Deeply Sorry'

... For DUI Arrest

9/30/2014 12:52 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Michael Phelps just issued a statement on his DUI arrest in Baltimore this morning ... saying he takes "full responsibility" and is sorry he let everyone down.

Here's the statement Phelps just issued on Twitter:

"Earlier this morning, I was arrested and charged with DUI, excessive speeding and crossing double lane lines."

"I understand the severity of my actions and take full responsibility."

"I know these words may not mean much right now but I am deeply sorry to everyone I have let down."

TMZ Sports broke the story ... Phelps was pulled over around 1:40 AM for going 84 in a 45 ... and during the stop, the officer noticed the Olympic legend was hammered.

He was charged with DUI, excessive speeding and crossing double lanes.

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Michael Phelps

BUSTED FOR DUI

... Again

9/30/2014 8:23 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Michael Phelps was arrested for driving under the influence in Baltimore, Maryland early this morning ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

Our sources tell us ... the USA Olympic legend was pulled over around 1:40 AM in his white Land Rover. We're told he bombed his field sobriety test ... and his B.A.C. was almost twice the legal limit. 

Officials just issued a statement saying Phelps was initially pulled over for going 84 in a 45 ... and during the stop, the officer noticed he was hammered. 

Our sources say Phelps was hauled to a nearby station where he was booked for DUI -- and was eventually released.  

Cops say Phelps was charged with DUI, excessive speeding and crossing double lane lines.  

It's Michael's 2nd DUI arrest -- he was popped in Maryland in 2004 when he was 19 years old. He struck a plea deal with prosecutors and pled guilty in exchange for 18 months probation.

We've made multiple calls to Michael's reps -- but they would not take our calls. 
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1:00 PM PT -- Michael is now apologizing for the arrest.
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Ryan Lochte

Phelps 'Made Dumb Decision'

... Should've Had a Driver

9/30/2014 9:26 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Ryan Lochte says he doesn't understand why Michael Phelps didn't just hire a driver to take him home early Tuesday morning ... telling TMZ Sports his decision to get behind the wheel after allegedly drinking was just plain dumb. 

We reached out to Phelps' Team USA swimming teammate and asked if he was concerned for the Olympic legend ... to which Lochte replied, "I'm not concerned ... he just makes dumb decisions."

Lochte continued, "He has so much money to get a driver. I even have a driver. Just stinks for the sport of swimming."

"But he will become smarter from this. Luckily he did not hurt himself or someone else."

TMZ Sports broke the story ... Phelps was arrested early Tuesday morning for DUI ... his second DUI arrest in the past 10 years.

Amanda Bynes

Parents Knew Nothing of Arrest

No Idea Where She Is Now

9/30/2014 6:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The parents of Amanda Bynes are in the dark about their daughter's arrest and have no idea where she is or what she's been doing since her conservatorship ended.

Bynes' father Rick said he and his wife learned about Amanda's arrest from the media ... they weren't the ones who bailed her out. Rick repeatedly said, "We don't know," when asked about Amanda. 

It's interesting … Rick said he thought his daughter might be in New York, but TMZ has learned she's staying in the Hollywood area right now. 

As TMZ first reported, Amanda moved out of her parents' house once the conservatorship ended earlier this month … but many people close to Amanda feel it was a terrible mistake not to extend it.

We're told Amanda is smoking a lot of weed and is off her anti-psychotic meds for Schizophrenia and bipolarity.

We're also told she was busted for DUI because she was under the influence of Adderall.

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Driving Under the Influence of ADDERALL

Desperate Situation

9/30/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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was under the influence of Adderall when she was arrested for DUI ... sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ ... but her problems go much deeper than a criminal case.

We've learned the Adderall was prescribed by a doctor and she had taken the drug before getting stopped in Van Nuys Sunday and failing multiple field sobriety tests. She was arrested for DUI.

Adderall is a stimulant and we're told Amanda was "out of it" when she was stopped.

Fact is ... it's no defense to DUI that the drug in question was prescribed -- it's still operating a vehicle while impaired. But Amanda now faces a probation violation -- she's on probation for reckless driving -- and the fact that the drug was prescribed may help her there.

The deeper problem is this ... As TMZ first reported, Amanda has moved out of her parents house and is now living in Orange County. We're told she's smoking a lot of weed and is off her anti-psychotic meds for Schizophrenia and bipolarity.

Amanda's conservatorship ended earlier this month and we're told her parents saw no need to extend it because they believe she's better now, but everyone else in her life feels it was a horrible mistake to let the conservatorship lapse and they fear for Amanda.

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