Russell Brand has been arrested for allegedly grabbing a photog’s cell phone and firing it through the window of a New Orleans law firm … TMZ has learned. Russell turned himself in to New Orleans police within the last hour and is currently in police custody.
TMZ broke the story … Russell got pissed Monday night, after a photog began taking pictures on his iPhone. Russell allegedly took the cell phone and hurled it through the window of a law office.
The photog got the phone back and Russell agreed to pay for the window, but that didn’t satisfy cops and prosecutors. A warrant was issued for Russell’s arrest.
Naturally, the English comic felt it appropriate to drag the recently-deceased Apple-founder and CEO Steve Jobs’ name into the situation:
“The actor took to Twitter Wednesday to psuedo-apologize for throwing the paparazzo’s iPhone, claiming his grief over the death of tech mogul Steve Jobs was what caused him to act out.
“Since Steve Jobs died I cannot bear to see anyone use an iphone irreverently, what I did was a tribute to his memory,” he wrote.”
Sure, Lindsay Lohan is probably going to jail for violating her probation…but daaayum. Look at that outfit! A black Chanel top and white pants, Yves St. Laurent shoes and a Lanvin clutch. I’m diggin’ it, Linds. And her cheekbones? Hell, yeah.
Oh. Wait. You mean she MIGHT just have to spend six months in JAIL!!!
Judge Keith Schwartz that if she does accept the Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney Danette Meyers’ offer to settle the case, she “will be going to jail.” According to TMZ, the deal is for six months of jail time. Schwartz — who would handle sentencing if she accepts the plea — let it be known that he wouldn’t allow her celebrity to affect his decision, telling her, bluntly, “I don’t care that you’re Lindsay Lohan.
“One of the things about me is that I treat everybody the same,” Schwartz continued. “What I look to in sentencing is, ‘What is the prior record?’ In this particular case, there has been so much speculation in the press [that] I’m just going to tell you a couple of things: If you plead in front of me, you are going to jail. There might be an issue about the amount of time, but if the case settles here, you will be doing to jail.”
So, we have to wait another couple of weeks to find out how long Lindsay’s gonna be in the County lock-up. Meanwhile, she can snuggle up with Sam. I hope Tyler Shields is shooting a new series of LiLo pics called, “Plea Deal”…
“I don’t do paperwork” is the newest and BEST excuse evvvvver, and I suggest we all use it from now on.
“Why didn’t you go to the grocery store?” “Why didn’t you clean that hair-covered bathroom?” “Why didn’t you take the car in for an oil change?” Say it with me: “I don’t do paperwork“.
“Lindsay is accused of stealing a $2,500 necklace from a Venice, CA jewelry store on January 22. Surveillance video from the store shows Lindsay walking out with the necklace, which is partially hidden by other jewelry around Lindsay’s neck.
Prosecutors recommended Lindsay’s bail be set at $20,000. If convicted of felony grand theft, Lindsay faces a maximum of one year in state prison.”
If you’ll recall, Lindsay heard that the cops were on the way to her condo the day she “didn’t do paperwork” and walked out of a Venice Beach jurreee store with their merchandise, then promptly sent one of her people to return that tiny necklace (read: Doesn’t look to be worth even a buck fiddy) and said it was “all a misunderstanding“. I suggest Lindsay should get that and “I don’t do paperwork” tattooed on her wrist and just hold it up the next time there is a “misunderstanding”…because there will be MANY in the years to come. All she’ll have to do is hold her scrawny hand up for any waiter, hairdresser, limo-driver, liquor store, porn producer–oh you get the idea.
I hear tell Lindsay spent the day yesterday gettin’ her herrrr did and pickin’ out an cute li’l outfit for today’s court date. I’m sure paperwork was not involved.
Anyone else would’ve spent the day before being charged with felony grand theft crying in the shower til the water ran cold. Not our Lindsay!