Celebrities often say that fame is like a prison. But there are also the ones who know that the real sentence is nothing like being chased by the paparazzi or getting asked for an autograph every time you’re grabbing your latte. Let’s go down memory lane, re-visit a criminal file or two and remember 20 celebrities who had to pose not just on the red carpet, but for a mug shot, too.
20. Paris Hilton
She could surely navigate the wild lanes of a socialite lifestyle, but actual driving wasn’t Paris’ best skill. Reckless driving and probation violation put her in jail in a highly publicized case back in 2007. She was sentenced to 45 days in jail, but spent only several days in the actual prison, and most of the time she was kept in the medical wing due to health issues anyway.
19. Nicole Ritchie
Paris Hilton’s ex-BFF and Simple Life co-star Nicole Ritchie also got herself into some major troubles when she was arrested while driving under the influence of drugs. It sent the party girl behind bars for a whole four days.
18. Robert Downey Jr.
We think that these days if mister Iron Man would show up at a neighbor’s door unannounced, nobody would be complaining. But back in the ’90s Downey Jr. had quite a troublemaking reputation ,so when he passed out in a nearby house (while being on parole), he got the court to order drug testing. Missing one of them cost him six months in jail in 1997. He served more time for missing one more test in 1999.