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Michael Madsen Loses $100k Movie Role ... Because of DUI Charge

4/26/2019 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Michael Madsen's recent DUI charge is already costing him a big payday -- even though he hasn't been convicted, he's been 86'd from a movie. 

Sources close to production on the upcoming flick, "Chronicle of a Serial Killer," tell TMZ ... Michael's reps were notified Thursday he's been canned from the cast. That's no small loss for Madsen, who was supposed to earn $100,000 for gig. 

We broke the story ... Michael was just charged with 2 misdemeanors for DUI after smashing his Land Rover in Malibu last month. Our sources tell us that's the reason he's getting booted from the movie.

Filming begins next month in NYC, and we're told production is worried Madsen won't be around to shoot ... because he could be heading to jail. Michael's a repeat DUI offender, and mandatory sentencing guidelines mean he could get anywhere from 4 to 364 days in county lockup ... if convicted.

It's kinda ironic ... Michael was cast to play an NYPD officer in 'Serial Killer,' a psychological thriller/drama co-starring Tara Reid, DMX and Brendan Sexton III

A replacement is already in the works. We're told James Russo just signed on to the cast ... most likely to fill Michael's role.

Michael Madsen Charged with DUI ... BAD News for a Repeat Offender

4/24/2019 1:04 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Michael Madsen's looking at the possibility of doing time now that he's been charged with DUI for his March arrest in Malibu.

The L.A. County District Attorney's Office has just charged Madsen with 2 misdemeanors for DUI -- but the complication for him is this is his second DUI within 10 years. That fact means Madsen could face anywhere from 4 days to 364 days in county jail ... IF he's convicted and the judge opts to throw the book at him.

Practically speaking ... he'll likely strike a plea deal, but even so he'd be sentenced to at least the 4 days. His best hope is the judge letting him off with time served.

TMZ broke the story ... the veteran actor of Quentin Tarantino flicks like 'Kill Bill,' 'Hateful Eight' and "Reservoir Dogs" smashed his Land Rover in Malibu last month. It was a single-car crash in which he hit a pole. His BAC was .10.

Madsen's first DUI bust came back in 2012. 

He has a hearing set for next month. 

Trivago Guy Busted for DWI Passes Out at the Wheel!!!

4/12/2019 6:26 AM PDT

4/12 -- Trivago tells TMZ, "At this stage, we do not have the full details of the situation, but we want to make clear that Trivago treats such incidents very seriously and strongly condemns drinking and driving which poses a risk to others and goes against the Trivago culture."

The guy whose name you don't know but face and voice you definitely recognize from those Trivago commercials has been busted for drunk driving.

The actor's name is Tim Williams and cops say they found him passed out at the wheel Wednesday around 3:15 PM in Houston. Cops tell us Williams was found with his foot on the brake while on the road.

We're told he was given a field sobriety test, which he bombed. He was taken to Harris County Jail and charged with driving while intoxicated. While in jail, we're told Williams submitted a blood test. Cops wouldn't tell us if he took a breathalyzer test. Williams is no longer in custody after posting bond.

Williams has been acting for a long time now ... since the mid-'90s. He's had a ton of minor roles ... like on "Law & Order," "The Sopranos" and the movie "Valkyrie." But, Williams burst to fame in 2014 as the face of the popular hotel search engine site.

Originally Published -- 4/11 12:57 PM PT

Michael Madsen Arrested for DUI Smashed SUV into Pole!!!

3/25/2019 5:39 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Michael Madsen is behind bars ... after wrecking his Land Rover in Malibu, he got arrested for driving under the influence.

The veteran actor of Quentin Tarantino flicks like 'Kill Bill,' 'Hateful Eight' and "Reservoir Dogs" got into a single-car crash, hitting a pole, Sunday around 8 PM ... according to law enforcement sources. We're told the L.A. County Sheriff's Department deputies responded and, when they arrived, immediately suspected Madsen had been boozing.

We're told Madsen smelled of alcohol, so he was given a field sobriety test and, according to law enforcement, it didn't go well -- his BAC was .10.

The legal limit is .08, so Madsen was arrested for misdemeanor DUI. His bail has been set at $15k.

Madsen was also busted for DUI in Malibu back in 2012, when his BAC was twice the legal limit. He entered a 30-day rehab after that arrest, and the judge also ordered him to get outpatient treatment.

'Glee' Actor Jesse Luken Charged with DUI

3/17/2019 12:10 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

"Glee" actor Jesse Luken has officially been charged with DUI ... nearly 3 months after he was arrested.

The L.A. County D.A.'s Office charged Jesse with 1 misdemeanor count of DUI and 1 misdemeanor count of driving with a .08 blood alcohol content. His arraignment's been set for next month in Glendale.

TMZ broke the story ... Jesse was busted last December after cops said his Toyota was found on a curb with the airbag deployed. His right front tire was mangled but no other cars were involved. We were told Jesse was in the driver's seat and he reeked of booze. Cops say he bombed the field sobriety test.

If convicted, Jesse -- who played the dirty blonde jock, Bobby 'Boom Boom' Surette, on the hit show -- will almost certainly get the usual punishment ... probation and a mandatory alcohol ed program.

"Glee" cast members have had more than their share of woes. Mark Salling committed suicide while awaiting sentencing in his child porn case. Cory Monteith died of a drug overdose. And, Naya Rivera was busted for domestic violence.

Meghan Markle's Half-Brother Thomas Jr. Enters Diversion Program For DUI Charge

3/15/2019 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Meghan Markle's half-brother got a sweet deal in his DUI case ... but he'll have to keep his nose clean for the next year. 

Thomas Markle Jr. entered a DUI diversion program last month stemming from his January arrest in Oregon for driving under the influence of alcohol. We broke the story ... cops said Thomas bombed a field sobriety test and blew a .11.

The court's allowing the 52-year-old to enter a 1-year diversion program, but it comes with strings attached.

First, Markle Jr. must attend a victim impact panel this month. He also has to get an ignition interlock device installed in his vehicle ... and he's gotta fork over more than $700 in fees.

Thomas must be booked and fingerprinted by the end of the month.

Meghan's half-bro -- who is estranged from the Duchess -- is no stranger to legal issues. He was also arrested in January 2017 for allegedly holding a gun to his girlfriend's head during a drunken fight.

Lucky Whitehead Wasted DUI Arrest ... 'I'm Not Alright To Drive'

3/13/2019 6:47 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Lucky Whitehead was so wasted during his DUI arrest back in December ... he told cops, "I'm not alright to drive" -- and it's all in police footage obtained by TMZ Sports.

The ex-Dallas Cowboys receiver was pulled over on Dec. 23 in Gainesville, Virginia around 2:12 AM after he ran a red light ... and when cops got him out of the vehicle -- it was clear he was DRUNK.

Whitehead was slurring his words, babbling incoherently and absolutely bombing field sobriety tests. Oh, and he admitted to having beer and mixed drinks before getting behind the wheel. 

Lucky ultimately refused a breathalyzer -- despite the cop's repeated warnings it would be an additional charge on his crimes ... but the officer says on video Lucky might have blown a 0.25 if he cooperated!!

26-year-old Whitehead was ultimately hit with FIVE charges for the incident, including DUI, refusing a breath sample, driving without a license, failure to obey a traffic signal and a seat belt violation.

By the way, Lucky tried to (very drunkenly) play the Do you know who I am? card at one point during the stop ... telling cops he's the same guy that was involved in that wild shoplifting arrest mix-up back in 2017.

And, yeah ... the cops didn't care.

Per court records, Lucky didn't enter a plea at his initial court date for the arrest last month ... but he's due back again in May to face the charges.

Ex-Colts Star Robert Mathis Banned from Bars and Booze ... In DWI Case

3/12/2019 8:54 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Ex-Colts superstar Robert Mathis is not allowed to have a single sip of alcohol for the next 365 days -- per the terms of his sentence in his driving while intoxicated case, TMZ Sports has learned. 

The 6-time Pro Bowler -- currently a pass rush consultant for the Colts -- was pulled over in October 2017 after cops say he was driving the wrong way on a 1-way street around 12:09 AM while failing to use his turn signals.

During the stop, officers noticed "his speech was slow and thick and he appeared lost and confused" ... and they arrested him for driving while intoxicated.

Mathis' blood alcohol level was actually below the legal limit at .052 -- but he admitted he did take a sleeping pill in addition to the booze ... so officials hit him with the OWI (operating a vehicle while intoxicated) charge anyway.

Mathis fought it in court the past year and a half ... but finally cut a deal with prosecutors Tuesday to close the case. 

According to court docs, Mathis pled guilty to 1 misdemeanor count of OWI -- and in exchange got 1 year of probation and 60 days in jail ... with credit for 2 days served and the rest of the sentence suspended.

Translation -- if Mathis abides by the terms of his probation, he won't have to serve the remaining 58 days. But, if he screws up, he could be thrown behind bars.

As for the probation -- the big stipulation is NO BOOZE for 365 days. He's also ordered to stay away from bars. 

Additionally, Mathis must pay court costs and fees and attend a victim impact panel. 

He was facing 1 year in jail and a fine of up to $5,000.

Mathis was one of the best pass rushers of his generation ... finishing his 14-year career with 123 total sacks. He was named an All-Pro once and won Super Bowl XLI.

Rande Gerber & Cindy Crawford Son Presley Charged with DUI

3/7/2019 12:30 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Rande Gerber and Cindy Crawford's son, Presley Gerber, has officially been charged with DUI after being arrested for drunk driving earlier this year.

The L.A. District Attorney's Office filed charges Thursday against the 19-year-old model -- one count of DUI and another of driving with a blood alcohol content of .08 ... both misdemeanors. If convicted, Presley faces up to 6 months in jail and a $1,000 fine ... but the judge will usually cut a first offender some slack.

TMZ broke the story ... Presley was arrested for DUI right after New Year's Day, when cops say they pulled him over early in the morning for speeding through Beverly Hills in his Tesla. Cops say he reeked of booze, and busted him after he failed a field sobriety test.

Seeing how Presley's only 19, California law is much more strict when it comes to drinking and driving. Anything at or above .01 will get ya arrested. 

Presley's lawyer, Scott Spindel, told us at the time of the arrest that his client took the allegations seriously and would take the necessary steps to deal with them. 

Although young, the kid has already made a name for himself in the modeling world -- having done campaigns for Calvin Klein, Dolce & Gabbana as well as Vogue.

Ex-NFL DL Barry Cofield Avoids Jail Time In Wild Heroin & Cop-Ramming Case

3/6/2019 7:30 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Ex-NY Giants stud Barry Cofield will NOT go to jail after he smashed into cop cars last summer during a wild police chase while allegedly carrying heroin in his pocket ... TMZ Sports has learned.

As we previously reported, the Super Bowl XLII champ found himself in HUGE trouble after cops say they found the 34-year-old passed out behind the wheel of a Cadillac Escalade around 2:40 AM on July 3.

Cops say the 6'4", 250-pounder drove like a maniac ... ramming into cars and leading police on a dangerous pursuit.

Eventually, cops say they used a squad car to block Cofield in -- but he even tried to ram through that!!!

That's when cops got out of their cars and tried to smash Cofield's window in an effort to drag him out of the driver's seat. Cofield ultimately surrendered -- and cops say during the arrest they found two small baggies of heroin in his pocket.

Cops also say Cofield reeked of alcohol.

Cofield was hit with several severe charges, including heroin possession, assaulting an officer, DUI, resisting arrest and fleeing from police.

But, court docs show Cofield got those charges reduced to just heroin possession and DUI causing damage or injury ... and now we've learned he won't spend any more time behind bars for the incident.

Cofield reached a plea agreement with prosecutors, entering a no contest plea to both counts ... in exchange for some fairly light punishments.

Regarding the heroin possession ... if Cofield completes a drug court program -- the charge will likely be dropped by the state, barring any other trouble for the star. 

As for the DUI count ... Cofield was hit with 12 months probation, a $500 fine, 50 hours of community service, DUI school, a victim awareness panel, a 6-month driver's license suspension, a 10-day vehicle impound, random drug testing and a ton of fines.

All in all, not bad for a guy who was facing 5 YEARS behind bars.

Cofield was a key piece for the Giants' D-line from 2006 through 2010 ... ultimately helping the G-men beat the undefeated Patriots in Super Bowl XLII.

Cofield also played 4 years for the Washington Redskins ... and tallied 310 combined tackles in 138 career NFL games.

Casey Aldridge Jamie Lynn's Baby Daddy Busted For Prescription Pills

2/19/2019 5:20 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Jamie Lynn Spears' baby daddy got arrested for drug possession after police say they found him out cold behind the wheel of a vehicle. 

Cops in Mississippi busted Casey Aldridge last week, and according to the arrest report, obtained by TMZ, he had several different prescriptions pills on him.

Officers were responding to a call for a suspicious vehicle parked alongside a road in Natchez, MS. Police say they found Casey passed out in the driver's seat and transported him to a local hospital.

Once he came to, he got the bad news ... you're getting arrested.

We're told Casey was booked for possession of Oxycodone, lorazepam, Xanax and drug paraphernalia. 

Casey and Britney Spears' younger sister have one daughter together ... 10-year-old Maddie.

Jamie Lynn was 16 when she got pregnant back in 2007, and Casey was 18. They got engaged but eventually broke off their engagement. 

JLS is now married to Jamie Watson, and they had a little girl, Ivey Joan, last year. 

Vince Young I'll Get Help After 2nd Drunk Driving Arrest

2/7/2019 5:51 AM PST
Breaking News

Vince Young says he's taking "full responsibility" for his drunk driving arrest this week -- and it sounds like he's about to check into rehab to clean himself up. 

TMZ Sports broke the story ... the former NFL star was arrested around 4 AM in Fort Bend County, Texas early Monday morning. It's the 2nd time the 35-year-old quarterback has been arrested for drunk driving. 

Young broke his silence on the situation Wednesday night -- saying, "I deeply apologize for letting my family, my friends and my fans down.

"With the help of God and my loved ones, I am going to take aggressive actions to make sure this never happens again. I take full responsibility for my actions."

While he didn't specifically say "rehab" -- seems that (or some kind of alcohol treatment) is the plan here. 

Young was arrested for drunk driving back in 2016 after cops say he was driving dangerously in Texas. He was sentenced to 18 months probation in that case and later apologized to his fans

Saints' P.J. Williams Arrested for Drunk Driving ... In New Orleans

1/23/2019 6:32 AM PST
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6:48 AM PT -- Officials tell TMZ Sports ... Williams was initially pulled over for going 80 in a 50 on the Crescent City Connection Bridge. 

During the stop, cops suspected he was intoxicated and tried to administer a breath test but Williams refused ... so he was arrested. 

We're told he was booked for driving while intoxicated, speeding, improper lane usage and failure to use a turn signal. A bad week just got worse for New Orleans Saints cornerback P.J. Williams -- who was arrested early Wednesday morning when cops say he was driving drunk in the Big Easy. 

The 25-year-old -- a key player on the Saints defense -- was booked for drunk driving and careless driving at 1:10 AM, according to The Advocate.

After posing for a mug shot, Williams was released roughly 3 hours after his arrest. We're working on the details. 

It's not the first time Williams has been arrested for drunk driving -- he was popped for DUI in Florida back in 2015 but the case was thrown out because police dash cam video failed to capture key moments from that arrest. 

Williams was a stud back in college where he helped Florida State win the national championship playing with Jameis Winston back in 2013. 

He later entered the NFL Draft in 2015 where he was selected by the Saints in the 3rd round. 

Since turning pro, he's been a pretty solid player -- even picking off Kirk Cousins for a Pick 6 in the Week 8 battle this season against the Minnesota Vikings. 

Williams played in 15 games in 2018 for the Saints -- posting 53 tackles, 1 interception and 1 sack. 

He started in the NFC championship game against the L.A. Rams last weekend -- and had 8 tackles and broke up 1 pass in the 26 to 23 loss. 

Story developing ... 

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