If you thought this guy was weird on Wednesday night's "American Idol" premiere, just wait til you get a load of his rap sheet -- and we literally mean load -- the guy was convicted in 2010 after allegedly jerking it in a frozen lemonade truck ... while parked in front of a group of kids.
Sam Atherton had just finished serving frozen lemonade to a group of churchgoers and their kids when he was popped for "open and gross lewdness."
An eyewitness told police he saw Atherton "bobbing his head up and down ... with an intense look on his face" while vigorously moving his arm and shoulder. The witness claims when he approached Atherton to confront him, the guy's pants were around his ankles.
Atherton's excuse was classic ... he said he was just scratching his foot because of a severe fungus.
Atherton was convicted on two counts of lewdness and sentenced to two years probation.
Just when you thought nothing could be worse than his audition.
'Cheer Perfection' Star
Another One Arrested
... This Time for Drugs
1/15/2014 10:19 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
There must be something in the water in Sherwood, Arkansas -- TMZ has learned, another star from TLC's "Cheer Perfection" reality show has just been arrested ... this time for drug possession.
As we reported, one of the show's moms Andrea Clevenger was just arrested Tuesday morning for allegedly raping a 13-year-old boy.
Now, less than a day later, Cheer Time Revolution co-owner Ronald Dunlap has been arrested for marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.
According to the Sherwood police report, Dunlap and CTR coach Ryan Dahl (who doesn't appear on the show) were popped around 1AM this morning after an officer claims he found them inside Dahl's car, which reeked of pot.
When confronted, the officer claims Dunlap and Dahl 'fessed up to smoking weed and were placed under arrest. The officer claims he also found a glass pipe in the vehicle. Dunlap has since been released. Dahl is still in custody.
Ronald's wife and CTR co-owner Alisha Dunlap is NOT happy either -- she tells us, Ronald and Ryan are both currently suspended from the gym, which has a zero tolerance drug policy.
Seriously, you can't make this stuff up.
'Cheer Perfection' Mom
Arrested for Allegedly Raping Minor
1/14/2014 10:24 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
A 34-year-old mom who appeared on the TLC reality show "Cheer Perfection" has been arrested on suspicion of raping a boy under 14 years of age.
Andrea Clevenger -- Kylie's mom on the show -- turned herself in to authorities in Sherwood, Arkansas this morning after two felony warrants were issued for her arrest: one for rape, and one for engaging children in sexually explicit conduct for use in a visual or print medium.
Based on legal docs obtained by TMZ ... the boy was 13. He claims he was in Clevenger's home when she had him remove his pants. He says she climbed on top of him and had sex with him, and he claims he ejaculated in her mouth.
The boy also claims he had oral sex with Clevenger in her car on 2 occasions and they texted sexually explicit pics to each other.
According to docs, the parents saw the pics and called authorities in November.
Clevenger -- the same mom who once suggested treating a flat-iron burn with her own urine -- has been released on bond ... but has to wear a GPS monitoring device.
TLC had no comment.
Cop Car Selfie
After DWI Arrest
1/12/2014 12:18 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Former "Survivor" runner-up Jessica Kiper was busted for DWI Saturday in New Orleans ... so she did what any other drunk fame-monger would do -- she snapped a selfie in the cop car.
Jessica -- who finished 3rd on Season 17 (and later appeared on "Celebrity Rehab") -- allegedly plowed into the back of another vehicle parked outside of a local high school.
Cops say Jessica was clearly hammered, so she was arrested and taken to the back of a squad car ... where she managed to snap a selfie. She was later taken to jail where she was booked and eventually released.
But the next day, Jessica posted the selfie along with a rambling caption making fun of the situation ... saying, "In my 8 hours [in jail] I made my weakest cell mate my bitch."
She added, "#survivor was worse. Crossing this off my bucket list. #wakeupcall."
Jessica also predicted, "My mugshot is going to be as bad as my yearbook photos."
Here's the mug shot -- her yearbook pics must be pretty bad.
ARRESTED for False Imprisonment, Battery, Terroristic Threats on Son
1/7/2014 10:52 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Rapper Young Jeezy was arrested in Atlanta for battery, false imprisonment, and making terroristic threats against his own son ... TMZ has learned.
According to the charging documents -- obtained by TMZ -- Jeezy got into a fight with his son in a bathroom and he threw his son into the glass shower door, causing the son to hit his head. Then Jeezy allegedly punched him in the face, dragged him into the bedroom, threw him on the bed and pummeled him.
According to the incident report, Jeezy's son attempted to escape but the rapper's bodyguard blocked the stairwell.
The docs go on -- claiming Jeezy subsequently choked his son and said, "I will kill you." According to police docs, Jeezy's son claims his dad said, "I will put a bullet in your head right now," adding, "If I could get away with it, I would kill you." The incident allegedly occurred in Sept., 2012.
We've learned Jeezy turned himself in to authorities Friday after a grand jury warrant for each charge was issued. He bonded out soon after for $45,000.
Jeezy's attorney tells TMZ, "We have no doubt this matter will resolve itself appropriately. At this moment, Mr. Jenkins is thankful for the support of his fans and the respect for his family's privacy."
'Breaking Bad' Contest Winner
I Got Busted for Drugs, Too!!!
1/2/2014 9:33 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
There's been a drug arrest connected to "Breaking Bad" ... and the culprit was as bold and prolific as Walter White himself.
Jesse Pinkman look-alike Ryan Lee Carroll was popped Wednesday after cops found a shocking 79,000 packets of synthetic pot ... with a street value of $1.25 mil.
As for the "Breaking Bad" connection ... Carroll is the dude who won the ultimate fan prize -- hanging with the cast during the series finale at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery.
Carroll ironically said at the time ... the show was "highly addicting, just like the meth they make."
And get this ... Florida cops also popped Carroll for using his business or vehicle for the purpose of hawking drugs. In this case it wasn't an RV ... Carroll was allegedly selling pot out of his home.
Them's the breaks, bitch.
RELEASED FROM PRISON
After Burglary Conviction
12/31/2013 7:48 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Lillo Brancato Jr. -- who starred in "The Sopranos" and "A Bronx Tale" -- has been released from prison on parole ... 8 years after he was involved in the killing of an off-duty NYPD officer.
Brancato was sentenced to 10 years in prison back in 2009 after he was convicted of attempted burglary in a 2005 incident that resulted in the death of Officer Daniel Enchautegui.
Brancato was acquitted of murder, but his co-defendant was found guilty of shooting and killing the officer and was sentenced to life in prison without parole.
Brancato was considered a rising star in Hollywood before the incident ... playing Calogero Anello in 1993's "A Bronx Tale" and Christopher Moltisanti's mob lackey Matthew Bevilaqua in "The Sopranos."
The 37-year-old actor was released on parole early this morning. So far, he has yet to comment.
Cops are FURIOUS with his release ... in fact, the NYC Patrolmen's Benevolent Association (a police labor union) released a scathing statement saying:
"It is our firm belief that Lillo Brancato is guilty of the murder of police officer Daniel Enchautegui even though he was only convicted of attempted burglary."
"The entire law enforcement community will be watching and the minute he steps out of line, we’ll be sure that he is returned to prison to finish out the rest of his sentence."
Bodyguards Busted After Alleged Cop Attack
12/30/2013 11:44 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
12:45 PM PT -- According to a police report obtained by TMZ ... Arana became loud and disorderly -- demanding to know why his friend (Hesny) had been arrested. Police say Arana "took a fighting stance and clinged (sic) his fist" and resisted arrest until officers put him on the ground and "delivered numerous knee strikes" to Arana's ribs. The arresting officer also reported smelling alcohol on Arana's breath.
What's still unclear -- why his pal Hesny was arrested in the first place.
Two of Justin Bieber's security goons were busted in Florida after allegedly attacking a cop TMZ has learned ... and for once Justin's got an airtight alibi.
We got video of bodyguards Hugo Hesny and Michael Arana leaving jail in Miami Sunday. Police confirmed the two were arrested Saturday night after a "Miami Meet Up" for Justin's new movie in Aventura, Florida.
The words "meet up" -- like the words "I'm retiring" -- are confusing, turns out JB himself was NOT in Florida -- he was up in Canada snowmobiling.
Details of the incident are sketchy ... but we know Hesny was arrested for battery on a law enforcement officer and his bail was set at $10.5K. Arana was popped for disorderly conduct and bail was set at $1,500.
'16 & Pregnant' Baby Daddy
... Another Classic Mug Shot
12/30/2013 12:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Weston Gosa -- the dude who knocked up Whitney Purvis on "16 & Pregnant" -- was arrested again Tuesday ... and his mug shot is the absolute best of the trilogy.
Law enforcement sources tell us ... Weston was pulled over in Georgia for speeding and driving on a suspended license. He's currently being held at the Floyd County Jail in Rome, GA on a $1,710 bond.
As we previously reported -- Weston was busted last December for smashing some electronics ... and popped again last July after allegedly crashing his car while driving under the influence (which spawned the infamous "sleeping mug shot").
Are the people who cast that show that good ... or just lucky?
'Love & Hip Hop' Star
For Bar Fighting
12/29/2013 5:24 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"Love & Hip Hop" star Chrissy Lampkin was arrested early this morning for allegedly bloodying up a girl at a New Jersey bar ... not exactly a stretch, right?
Edgewater PD tells TMZ ... Lampkin was popped around 2:30 AM for aggravated assault and disorderly conduct ... we're told it was bad enough that the victim required hospitalization. She was bloodied and doctors had to stitch up the area above her eye.
This wasn't pure theatrics ... cameras were NOT rolling.
As for what started the fight ... we're told Chrissy got pissed that the alleged victim sat on the sofa she was sitting on and accidentally bumped into someone. Sounds like self defense to us.
Lampkin was released a few hours later ... after her fiance Jim Jones bailed her out.
Ex-Anthrax Guitar Player
Arrested For Allegedly Choking His Wife
12/27/2013 3:32 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
And to all a good night did not apply to one of the members of Anthrax, after his wife's mom called cops saying he choked his spouse ... but the wife took it all back.
Lead guitarist Dan Spitz was arrested at his home in Lake Worth, Florida early Christmas morning after he and his wife allegedly got into a drunken fight ... according to local reports.
Once the fight began, his wife's mother called cops saying Spitz was choking his spouse ... and according to court records police said she had bruises around her neck.
Spitz claimed he was only acting in self defense ... and the next day his wife told the local news outlet she wouldn't be pressing charges because it was all a misunderstanding.
R& B Singer B Smyth
Hey Copper ...
I'm Gonna Bang Your Wife!
12/26/2013 11:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Rising R&B star B Smyth -- who's worked with industry titans like Future and 2 Chainz -- has some serious balls, 'cause he told a police officer he was going to BANG HIS WIFE during a traffic stop ... this according an arrest report obtained by TMZ.
According to the documents, the 21-year-old "Leggo" singer was pulled over in Coral Springs, FL on Sunday for tailgating -- and when police started their traffic stop ... Smyth got a little heated.
Cops say B (real name Brandon Smith) refused to accept his traffic citations, claiming he was only pulled over because he's black.
The report says Brandon then WENT OFF on the officers at the scene ... cussing them out ... and (this is a real quote from the report) "stated that he was going to sleep with one of the officers wives."
B still could've gotten away with a ticket at that point ... but he refused to leave the gas station where he was stopped, and eventually police hauled him in for trespassing.
We reached out to B -- so far, no word back.
'Teen Mom' Star Jenelle Evans
For Cussing in Public
12/15/2013 10:31 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"Teen Mom" star Jenelle Evans' potty mouth got her locked up in South Carolina yesterday ... after cops tried muzzling her during an argument with her boyfriend and she refused.
Police were dispatched 2 separate times to Evans' home yesterday -- both times for loudly arguing with her boyfriend outside ... according to reports.
Cops say Jenelle's BF told them the MTV star locked him out of the house during an argument ... but he agreed to go for a walk and cool off -- so officers left.
Shortly after, they were dispatched again ... and reportedly found her boyfriend had climbed in the house through a window -- which caused Jenelle to lock herself inside the bathroom.
Police handled the situation before attempting to leave -- but Janelle started yelling cuss words outside the house ... and when she refused to stop they took her into custody for "breach of the peace."
Worst part ... Janelle is still on probation -- meaning she could be facing additional jail time if convicted.
Janelle was only in jail for about an hour.