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The 20 Most Shocking Celebrity Arrests

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Dec. 9 2014, Updated 2:08 p.m. ET

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Reese Witherspoon

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Everyone was shocked when America’s Sweetheart, Reese Witherspoon, got arrested for disorderly conduct in April 2013, during her husband’s DUI related incident in Atlanta.

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George Michael

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Back in 1988, George Michael shocked his fans when he was arrested for engaging in a lewd act in a Beverly Hills park, and then continued to surprised them was he was busted for possession of crack.

Paul Reubens

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Paul Reubens, aka Pee Wee Herman, shed his family friendly image when he was arrested in 1991 for allegedly playing with himself in a XXX movie theater.

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Phil Spector

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Everyone was beyond shocked when legendary music producer Phil Spector was arrested, charged and convicted of murdering Lana Clarkson.

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Heather Locklear

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Blonde bombshell Heather Locklear really went out of character when she was arrested for hit-and-run in 2010, after getting arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence in 2008.

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Tommy Lee

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Tommy Lee has never been considered a calm guy with multiple arrests on his rap sheet, but when he was cuffed for roughing up his wife, Pamela Anderson, he definitely shocked his Motley Crue fans.

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Carmen Electra

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Smoking hot centerfold Carmen Electra was arrested in 1999 and charged with battering her husband, Dennis Rodman, who was also arrested, in Miami.

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Winona Ryder

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Winona Ryder seemed to have it all, so it came as a huge shock when the Heathers star was arrested for shoplifting at the Beverly Hills Saks Fifth Avenue store.

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Lindsay Lohan

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Though her subsequent arrests came as no surprise, Lindsay Lohan’s first DUI in 2007, when she crashed her Mercedes in to a tree, was a definitely shock to her fans.

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Jenelle Evans

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Not your average Teen Mom, Jenelle Evans has been arrested multiple times for everything from heroin possession to assault.

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Robert Downey Jr.

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Robert Downey Jr. definitely had his fair share of arrests in the 1990s for numerous drug, alcohol and weapon related charges.

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Mischa Barton

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Mischa Barton channeled her OC character when she was busted for driving while intoxicated and possession of marijuana in 2007.

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Amanda Bynes

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Amanda Bynes shed her child star image when she was arrested hitting a cop car in West Hollywood.

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Mel Gibson

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Mel Gibson grabbed attention for his 2006 arrest, when the famously religious actor got arrested on suspicion of DUI and proceeded to go on an anti-Semitic rant against the police officer!

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Haley Joel Osment

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Child star Haley Joel Osment got arrested for drunk driving and marijuana possession in 2006.

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Randy Travis

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Randy Travis shocked his country fans when he was arrested for driving while intoxicated in Texas, crashing into a barricade. To make matters worse, he was completely naked!

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Hugh Grant

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Hugh Grant was engaged to be married to supermodel Elizabeth Hurley when he was arrested in an uncompromising situation with prostitute Divine Brown.

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Martha Stewart

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America’s favorite lifestyle guru Martha Stewart was the last person everyone thought would end up in a mug shot, getting arrested for committing securities violations, among several other things, in 2003.

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Shia LaBeouf

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Transformers star Shia LaBeouf managed to keep his reputation clean until he was arrested in 2008 on suspicion of drunk driving.

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OJ Simpson

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OJ Simpson was an American sports hero, so when he was arrested and charged with killing his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, it was one of the biggest stories of the decade.



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