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TLC Orders New Drunk-Driving Reality Series 'D.U.I.'

by Crystal Bell, posted Nov 8th 2011 3:30PM
TLC new series d.u.iWhat's more embarrassing than getting pulled over by the police? Getting it caught on camera.

Adding yet another reality show to its guilty pleasure television lineup, TLC has ordered a new drunk-driving reality series, called 'D.U.I.'

The series will go behind the scenes of drunk-driving law enforcement in Oklahoma. So think of it as another variation of 'COPS," but this show plans on following the drunk-driving suspects from the field sobriety tests to being interrogated by law enforcement and, if necessary, to their arrest and sentencing.

Each case will capture the full story, including the harsh realities the drivers must face and their families' reactions.

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'American Idol' Contestant Ousted Over Criminal Record

by Brad Trechak, posted Feb 15th 2010 9:45PM
American IdolLadies and gentlemen, remember that if you plan on appearing on the biggest reality show on television, be sure that you don't have an arrest record. Apparently, one of the 'American Idol' hopefuls named Danielle Hayes was ousted because she has had, among other things, a DUI, theft, driving with a suspended license and marijuana possession.

It's not that big a deal, particularly if she isn't a repeat offender. 'Idol' is likely just afraid of tarnishing its squeaky-clean family-values image, particularly if she ended up getting to the finals or even close to them. Given how drugs and booze are usually associated with the music industry, perhaps they should just let her go directly into the final round.

This is a show that made William Hung and Sanjaya into stars. How could they not let Ms. Hayes audition? At the very least, it would lead to some good drama.

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Australian driving safety commercial is brutal but effective

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 13th 2009 4:29PM
Most "don't drink and drive" ads show the driver getting into his car sloshed (or "buzzed") and then ending up in some horrible accident that either kills himself or a passenger. This commercial from Australia shows the driver realizing that he's too buzzed, but it doesn't matter. I want to see a sequel to this ad. In under a minute this ad makes me want to know more about this couple and the people at that party. (Warning: ad is depressing.)

[via Adfreak]

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Kiefer Sutherland knows how to use his head

by Jonathan Toomey, posted May 7th 2009 12:22PM

Kiefer SutherlandUnlike Jack Bauer, Kiefer Sutherland doesn't throw any punches. Literally.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sutherland was in attendance at an NYC club this past Monday night when fashion designer Jack McCollough "rudely bumped" into actress Brooke Shields while she was speaking with Sutherland. After McCollough refused to apologize - wait for it - Sutherland headbutted him!

Normally, this wouldn't be that big a deal. Celebrity makes a boo-boo, money exchanges hands out of court, problem solved. However, fans of 24 may recall that during production of the FOX drama's seventh season, Sutherland was busted for drunk driving. He served 48 days in jail but it never interfered with production because the writer's strike halted it.

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E! still wants to keep up with the Kardashians

by Kona Gallagher, posted Jul 18th 2008 1:02PM
Keeping up with the KardashiansSure, going to jail may be a poor life choice, but when you're a reality TV star, it's certainly not going to hurt your career. Despite the fact that Khloe Kardashian is headed to the slammer for a 30-day stint, E! has just announced that it is renewing Keeping Up with the Kardashians for a third season.

Keeping Up follows Khloe, her sister Kourtney and the infamous Kim Kardashian as they deal with their family (mom Kris Jenner is married to former Olympic champion Bruce Jenner) and life in LA as they try to stay in the public eye. Previous episodes have dealt with the fallout from Kim's sex tape, Kourtney's underage naked photos, and Khloe's DUI arrest. As Lisa Berger, E!'s executive VP original programming and series development understates, "There is never a shortage on drama, and we are certain the new season will be another wild ride,"

People are definitely watching. While its numbers would get a network show canceled in a heartbeat, Keeping Up with the Kardashians' 1.6 million viewer average makes it a hit on E! Ten episodes have been ordered for season 3, which will premiere early next year.

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Matt Roloff found not guilty of DUI

by Richard Keller, posted Jan 14th 2008 8:00AM

Matt Roloff was found not guilty of DUI but still loses his license for three years.Matt Roloff, patriarch to the Roloff family of the very popular TLC reality show Little People, Big World, was found not guilty of Driving Under the Influence by a Washington County, Oregon judge. He made this decision even though it was a jury trial. You see, a few of the jury members got into a bit of trouble. But first, more about Matt.

Back on June 19th of last year the 46-year-old Roloff was pulled over after a sheriff's deputy saw his van leaving a bar and weaving over lane lines. During testimony last week Roloff mentioned that he was only dropping off a friend at the bar and never left his car. He also testified that he was tired from a cross-country RV trip he took with his family and that the pedal extensions on the van he was driving (it was his wife Amy's van) were different than what he was used to.

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Kiefer Sutherland starts 24(x2) day jail sentence

by Jason Hughes, posted Dec 6th 2007 10:19AM

Kiefer SutherlandKiefer Sutherland has reported early for his jail sentence, according to this Yahoo! article. He was sentenced Wednesday for his drunk driving arrest in October, his second in three years. While he could have waited until February 12th to begin his sentence, the Emmy-winning actor instead opted to begin immediately. This may be because he'd rather get it out of the way now while production is halted on 24 due to the strike. I wonder if he and the inmates will sit around and watch old episodes of 24 on prison TV. (Are they allowed to watch Prison Break in prison?)

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Another Lost actor gets another DUI

by Anna Johns, posted Oct 26th 2007 11:02AM
daniel dae kim; lostDon't be surprised if Jin dies this season on Lost. That's what happened when two other actors on the show got DUIs (although, the producers swear their deaths were not related to their off-set antics).

This time, Daniel Dae Kim got the DUI. He was arrested early Thursday by Honolulu police, taken into custody, then released on bail. Kim joins the ranks of Cynthia Watros, who played Libby, and Michelle Rodriguez, who played Ana Lucia.

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Kiefer Sutherland to spend 48 days in jail (but not all at once)

by Bob Sassone, posted Oct 11th 2007 4:22PM

Kiefer SutherlandIf I ever get arrested for drunk driving (which will never happen), I would like prosecutors and defense attorneys to come to an agreement where I can split my 48 days in jail into two different blocks of time, so I can blog all day long and watch a lot of TV shows I might otherwise miss.

That's what's going to happen to 24 star Kiefer Sutherland. He's going to jail for DUI for 48 days (not the 30 we reported the other day), but those days will be split up so it doesn't interfere with the production of the FOX show. He'll serve 18 days, then go back to filming the show, then serve the remaining days after production is over (he has to complete the 48 days by July 1).

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Yup, Kiefer Sutherland is going to jail

by Bob Sassone, posted Oct 9th 2007 9:15PM

Kiefer SutherlandWell, it looks like celebrities don't always get off with just a slap on the wrist (wait...that sounds rather dirty, but you know what I mean).

24 star Kiefer Sutherland is actually going to jail for 30 days, as part of his plea deal regarding a DUI arrest in Los Angeles in September. He was coming home from a FOX fall season party. He's going to jail for having a blood alcohol level over the limit, but the second charge of DUI was dismissed (not sure what the difference is there).

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Kiefer Sutherland arrested for drunk driving

by Bob Sassone, posted Sep 25th 2007 1:18PM

Kiefer Sutherland24 star Kiefer Sutherland was arrested last night in Los Angeles for drunk driving, TMZ.com is reporting.

The field sobriety test given to Sutherland showed the star was two times over the state limit of .08. Too bad he wasn't three times over, that would have been 24 and would have been great promotion for the show, though the show doesn't start up again for a few more months so that probably wouldn't have been great strategy.

Sutherland probably would have been OK but he made an illegal U-turn. He was released a few hours after the arrest after posting $25,000 bail. If convicted he could serve at least five days in jail. This is his second offense in three years.

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John From Cincinnati arrested for DUI

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 24th 2007 2:00PM

Austin NicholsOK, so the show isn't coming back, that's no reason to go out and get drunk.

Austin Nichols, who played the mysterious (was he still mysterious at the end? I stopped watching after three episodes) John on HBO's John From Cincinnati, was arrested in Jackson, MI at 2:30am for driving under the influence. According to TMZ.com, he was driving the wrong way down a one way street, was stopped by police who gave him a breathalyzer test after smelling alcohol, and brought to the police station.

The best part of this story is the mug shot. I mean, look at him. Doesn't he just look really John From Cincinnati-ish?

[via TV Tattle]

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Lane Garrison most likely to get a "Prison Break" -- UPDATE

by Varun Lella, posted Aug 3rd 2007 12:35PM
So, sue me -- please don't, I can't afford a lawyer -- but I couldn't help using the pun. Garrison, who plays David "Tweener" Apolskis on FOX's Prison Break, will undergo a 90-day evaluation to help evaluate an appropriate sentence for his act of vehicular manslaughter.

In late May, Garrison pleaded guilty to the manslaughter and linked alcohol charges that resulted in the death of a 17-year-old passenger and the injury of two teenage girls. Garrison was driving with a blood alcohol content of .20 (California's legal limit is .08).

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Dad on Little People, Big World gets a DUI

by Anna Johns, posted Jul 31st 2007 11:09AM
matt roloffWhat is the deal with television stars and their need to drive drunk? Of all people, Matt Roloff is charged with drunk driving. He's the father on the popular TLC reality series, Little People, Big World. The actual arrest happened back in mid-June but he made a court appearance on the charges yesterday. Deputies pulled him over at about midnight, and he failed a sobriety test.

I'd be interested to see how he handles this with his kids. I'm a fan of Little People, Big World and am especially entertained by Matt, who always seems to have some big project happening out on his farm. Even though the Roloffs have a tough time keeping their house clean, they seem to be raising good kids.

By the way, what do you think of Roloff's mug shot? The smile is a little creepy... almost like Tom DeLay, but not quite.

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Criminal Minds' Moore gets probation in a DUI case

by Richard Keller, posted Jul 26th 2007 11:01AM

Add Shemar Moore to the list of TV celebrities driving under the influenceNow, part 1254 in our never-ending series of television stars being charged with DUIs. Today we focus on Shemar Moore, who plays FBI profiler Derek Morgan on the CBS series Criminal Minds. On Tuesday the 37-year-old actor pleaded no contest in an alcohol-related speeding case.

Shemar was arrested on June 1st by members of the California Highway Patrol (most likely Ponch and Jon) for driving faster than 65 mph on a city street. Later in the month a DUI charge was added. If this took place in Los Angeles I'd like to know what the time of arrest was because there's no way in hell someone can drive anywhere near 65 mph on a L.A. city street during the day!

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