Rex Everett Chapman, Former Phoenix Suns Player, Suspected in Apple Shoplifting Scheme

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Rex Everett Chapman in better days. The former Phoenix Suns player was arrested on Friday in connection with an Apple Store shoplifting scheme.
Rex Everett Chapman, a former star Phoenix Suns player, was arrested today by Scottsdale police in connection with an Apple Store shoplifting scheme.

Chapman was transported to the Maricopa County Jail, suspected of nine counts of organized retail theft and five counts of trafficking in stolen property, all felonies.

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Lil Wayne Still on Probation in Arizona for '08 Bust; Scheduled to Appear Tonight In Phoenix

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Lil Wayne seems to be in no hurry to get back to the state that busted him in 2008 for drug violations, having postponed his Monday night charity concert at Celebrity Theatre.

A representative at the Phoenix theater told us about an hour ago that, last she heard, "he was getting on a plane to head down here" for a rescheduled appearance at 7 p.m. tonight.

The delay was due to a problem with his private jet, reportedly, and doesn't seem to be related to any legal issues with his term of Arizona probation, which is still in effect.

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Actor Jason London Took a Dump Inside a Scottsdale Cop Car, Said He's "Happy as Sh*t"

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Actor Jason London best known -- and perhaps only known -- for his role as Randall 'Pink' Floyd in the movie Dazed and Confused, took a shit in a Scottsdale police car Sunday night.

According to a Scottsdale Police Department report, this was only after London sneezed in a man's face at the Martini Ranch bar, and after that guy got upset, London punched him in the face.

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Tori Vance, 2010's Miss Arizona Teen USA, Nailed for Alleged DUI in Los Angeles

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Tori Vance, 18, former Miss Arizona Teen USA, was busted on suspicion of DUI last weekend.
Tori Vance, who was crowned Miss Arizona Teen USA in 2010, was arrested on suspicion of DUI in Los Angeles last weekend.

Media reports state that Vance, who's from Ahwatukee, made an illegal U-turn in Hollywood on Saturday night and was pulled over. Her blood-alcohol level tested at higher than .08, according to TMZ, which first reported the teeny-bopper scandal.

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Jermaine Hopkins, the Fat Kid From Lean on Me, Busted Buying 200 Pounds of Weed From Undercover MCSO Deputy

"No sir it wasn't me, sir -- I swear it wasn't"
"No sir it wasn't me, sir -- I swear it wasn't!"

That's what Jermaine "Huggy" Hopkins, the fat kid in the film Lean on Me, famously told his prickly principal (played by Morgan Freeman) to get out of a jam in the 1989 classic.

The line apparently didn't work as well on the cops, who say Hopkins tried to buy about 200 pounds of weed from an undercover Maricopa County Sheriff's deputy.

Hopkins, who lives in North Carolina, got popped in Avondale on Tuesday when police found 200 pounds of weed -- and $100,000 in cash -- in the vehicle he was driving.

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"Celebrity Fight Night" With Octomom, Amy Fisher and Others Violates Trademark of Muhammad Ali Event With Same Name, Suit Alleges

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Fight-Night fight! The above logo is for the Celebrity Fight Night Foundation, a ball hosted in the Valley each year. Below is the logo for an upcoming pay-per-event. May the best fight night win the lawsuit!

An Arizona non-profit company that hosts a yearly event to benefit Phoenix's Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center is asking a federal judge to stop a pay-per-view boxing event from using its name.

The Celebrity Fight Night Foundation wants a restraining order issued against before its November 5 broadcast. Also called Celebrity Fight Night, the pay-per-view event features a freaky cast of characters including Nadya "Octomom" Suleman, Amy Fisher, Kato Kaelin and others.

In the complaint, (see below), the foundation alleges that it's been using its name since 1994 for a annual ball that has raised $70 million over the years. The money goes primarily to the Parkinson Center, which is located at Barrow Neurological Institute.

The public is already confused, the foundation says, attaching as an exhibit a recent online article that blurs the two events.

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Kiowa Gordon Not Arrested for DUI; Twilight Series Actor was Hauled in for Warrants

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Kiowa Gordon, 21, was NOT arrested on suspicion of DUI on Monday, police say. But Gordon was arrested for two outstanding warrants.

Police put out an all-points correction this morning on incorrect news reports that Kiowa Gordon of Twilight series fame was arrested for suspicion of DUI.

He wasn't even driving. But he was busted on Monday -- for an outstanding warrant.

Mesa police, in a news release this morning, blamed Channel 12 News (KPNX-TV) for broadcasting the false information, which they say has "now been picked up across the country."

A Google search shows that many outlets lifted the incorrect news from That's what they get for poaching. An Arizona Republic article on the Web site about Gordon has for now been replaced by an ellipses.

The real story, though, is at least in the same ballpark.

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Mark Grace is Hardly the First Athlete to Get Busted Driving Drunk in Scottsdale. A Brief History

Professional athletes beware. Scottsdale doesn't mess around when it comes to DUIs.
Diamondbacks first baseman Mark Grace, after his arrest for drunk driving yesterday, joins the ranks of several prominent sports stars who got their crunk on and then get caught cruising the streets of Scottsdale.

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John Galliano, Alleged Anti-Semitic Fashion Designer, Checking into Arizona Rehab Center, According to USA Today's Rumor Department

John Galliano apparently hearts Adolph Hitler.
Unlike Charlie Sheen, fashion designer John Galliano -- the other pseudo-celebrity to apparently go off the deep end this week -- isn't "winning!" He is, however, heading to rehab and -- per-usual when a celebrity needs to kick one habit or another -- he's "rumored" to be rehabing in Arizona.

At the same facility Tiger Woods was "rumored" to have attended when he was treated for his poon addiction in late 2009.

As you may have heard, Galliano was canned by fashion house Christian Dior for making anti-semetic statements (the guy apparently loves Hitler. Jews... not so much) while apparently drunk at a cafe in Paris.

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Cedric Ceballos Arrested for Driving on Suspended License and Other Charges


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Cedric Ceballos was arrested on December 19 on suspicion of driving on a suspended license and other charges, records show.
​Cedric Ceballos, former player and in-arena emcee for the Phoenix Suns, was arrested and cited for a slew of driving violations on December 19 in Scottsdale.

The former star player and celebrity was stopped at about 3 a.m. near North Scottsdale Road and East Royal Palm Road in Scottsdale, according to a local news blog.

Court records show Ceballos was cited for driving on a suspended license, expired registration and another charge. The blog, Scottsdale Arizona News, reports that Ceballos was also cited for failing to provide proof of insurance.



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