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'Shameless' Star Ethan Cutkosky Cops Plea Deal in DUI Case

1/11/2018 1:01 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Ethan Cutkosky -- who plays one of the troubled Gallagher kids on "Shameless" -- is in a lot less trouble after his DUI charge was dismissed ... TMZ has learned.

Ethan's lawyer, Troy Slaten, tells us ... the Burbank City Prosecutor agreed to drop the DUI charge from his November arrest in exchange for Cutkosky pleading to a lesser charge of reckless driving.

We're told Ethan was sentenced to 2 years of informal probation ... he's already settled a $250 fine.

We broke the story ... Ethan was arrested for DUI after cops allegedly smelled marijuana in his car during the stop. But Slaten tells us, "Any allegation of alcohol or drugs being involved was dismissed. It was a good, fair result today.”

Score one for Carl Gallagher.

Joan Jett, Mayim Bialik Bet The Farm for a Meet-N-Greet ... Help Us Save Livestock!

12/13/2017 12:20 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Here's an odd pairing -- '80s rock stars, current TV stars and possibly you ... hooking up to protect farm animals. Any takers?

The celebs are auctioning off meet-and-greets to raise funds for a NY based nonprofit called Farm Sanctuary -- and they've got quite a stable of talent. 

Joan Jett, Richard Marx and Mary Chapin Carpenter are on board -- along with Mayim Bialik from 'Big Bang Theory,' Emma Kenney from "Shameless" and "Downton Abbey" star Lesley Nicol.

The music stars are throwing in concert packages, and there's some other cool memorabilia up for auction, too -- like a Moby autographed guitar, and a Jason Mraz guitar string bracelet. Yup, that's a thing. 

We're told everyone involved is seriously down for Farm Sanctuary's cause -- defending livestock from cruelty. Joan's even visited their shelter.

Old MacDonald would be proud!

'Shameless' Star Ethan Cutkosky Charged with DUI ... But Not for Booze

11/24/2017 12:30 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Ethan Cutkosky -- who plays Carl Gallagher on "Shameless" -- has officially been charged with DUI ... but it doesn't look like the kid was boozing.

The Burbank City Attorney filed charges against Cutkosky this week. He's facing one count of misdemeanor DUI -- which is only tied to drugs, not alcohol. He also faces charges for traffic violations related to his driving the night he was busted.

We broke the story ... Cutkosky was arrested earlier this month on suspicion of DUI. Cops told us they smelled weed on him, and that he even fessed up to smoking

Sources say Cutkosky, who's only 18, is facing up to 6 months in jail, a $1,000 fine and the loss of his license if convicted.

If we know Carl ... he's already looking at his legal options.

William H. Macy I Have My 'Shameless' Son's Back ... 'Hollywood Is Tough on Kids'

11/9/2017 12:50 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

William H. Macy's paternal concerns aren't limited to his real life kids -- he also cares deeply about Ethan Cutkosky, his TV spawn who just got busted for DUI.

We asked the "Shameless" dad about Ethan's arrest, and he immediately went to bat for the 18-year-old ... telling us he's a good kid. He also had sympathy for child actors who have to grow up in Hollywood.

He was rushing into LAX when we talked to him, but William said he plans to take some time to call Ethan, and possibly offer some fatherly advice. In other words ... the exact opposite of how Bill's Frank Gallagher character would react on the hit Showtime series.

Thank God.

'Shameless' Star Ethan Cutkosky The Real Carl Gallagher Busted for DUI

11/7/2017 12:40 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

6:55 AM PT -- Law enforcement says officers smelled marijuana in the car during the stop, and our sources say Ethan admitted he'd been smoking weed that night.

We're told police drew Ethan's blood for toxicology testing, which is pending.

The guy who plays one of the troubled Gallagher kids on "Shameless" ran into some real life trouble off set -- 'cause "Carl" got busted for a DUI ... TMZ has learned.

18-year-old actor Ethan Cutkosky -- who plays William Macy's second youngest child on the show -- was arrested and booked for DUI Thursday in the L.A. area.

Law enforcement sources tell us, Ethan was driving his orange BMW at around 10:30 PM and began to straddle the traffic lanes, which prompted cops to pull him over. We're told he did poorly on field sobriety tests and was arrested on the spot.

It's unclear if the DUI was drug or alcohol related.

We've reached out to Ethan's rep ... they had no comment.

'Shameless' Star Jokes Prez Obama Is Like The Ebola Virus

10/3/2014 7:15 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE
"Shameless" star Steve Howey can forget about any future White House invitations ... because he blasted President Barack Obama with an Ebola joke that ended up backfiring. 

Howey tweeted on Thursday ... "People shouldn't be so scared about this virus from Africa. He only has two more years of his presidency."

Too soon? Howey, or his publicist ... must've thought so after the fact, since he eventually deleted the tweet, but the damage was done. Several of his followers retweeted it, and most of them found it offensive.

We reached out to Howey's rep ... so far, no word back.

Tim Musomba Steven Bauer & New GF ... 'A Little on the Creepy Side'

9/12/2014 6:36 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE


Tim Musomba -- who will appear on Showtime's "Shameless" this coming season -- is calling out a star on Showtime's "Ray Donovan" for being "a little on the creepy side" ... because he's dating a barely legal girl.

Musomba was leaving Mastro's Thursday night when we asked him about the reported romance between the 57-year-old Steven Bauer and 18-year-old Lyda Loudon

Tim is hilarious ... his first thought is that because this is L.A. ... if you are a fit 57 there's no problem. But then he thinks harder.

You gotta watch the video. It's great.

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