Bobby Brown was arrested today on suspicion of driving under the influence, making this his first run-in with the law — in the seven weeks since ex-wife Whitney Houston's death, that is.
Brown was pulled over in Los Angeles this afternoon for talking on his cell phone, then officers decided to administer a sobriety test. After blowing a 0.12, Brown was taken into custody and quickly bailed out of jail. If convicted, this will be Brown's second DUI.
At this point, the singer is pretty familiar with the inside of a jail cell. He has the dubious honor of possessing one of the longest, and most varied, celebrity rap sheets.
Brown's history of arrests dates back to his days with New Edition, when he was charged with engaging in lewd condict for miming sex acts with female audience members onstage. Several years later he was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor sexual battery for allegedly slapping a teen girl's behind.
He also racked up numerous drug charges following his 1992 marriage to Houston. During his 1996 DUI arrest, he was charged with resisting arrest after cursing at officers and urinating in the back of a squad car. In 2003, he was booked for marijuana posession, speeding, and driving without a valid license.
A number of Brown's arrests stem from charges brought by the women in his life. In 2003 he was arrested for misdemeanor battery after allegedly hitting Houston during an argument, leaving her with a bruised lip and cut cheek. He was also taken into custody in both 2004 and 2007 for failure to pay child support to Kim Ward, the mother of two of his children.
Brown claims that in the past few years he won he battle with addiction, though he still drinks. However, it appears he's still living up to his well-earned "bad boy" reputation.
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The God of Legion secular Hollywood’s latest Biblically-inspired action flick is old-school an angry spiteful Almighty with a penchant for Old Testament theatrics. Fed up with humanity’s decadent warmongering ways He’s decided to pull the plug on the whole crazy experiment and start over from scratch.
Fortunately for us the God of Legion is also a rather lazy fellow. Instead of doing the apocalyptic work himself and wiping us out with a giant flood which worked perfectly well last time He opts to delegate the task to His army of angels — a questionable strategy that starts to fall apart when the archangel charged with leading the planned extermination Michael (Paul Bettany) refuses to comply.
Michael who unlike his boss still harbors affection for our sorry species abandons his post and descends to earth where inside the swollen belly of Charlie (Adrianne Palicki) an unwed mother-to-be working as a waitress in an out-of-the-way diner sits humanity’s lone hope for survival. Why is this particular baby so important? Is it the one destined to lead us to victory over Skynet? Heaven knows — Legion reveals little details its script devoid of actual scripture. What is clear is that God’s celestial hitmen want the kid whacked before it’s born.
But Michael won’t let humanity fall without a fight. Armed with a Waco-sized arsenal of assault weapons he hunkers down with the diner’s patrons a largely superfluous collection of thinly-sketched caricatures from various demographic groups led by Dennis Quaid as the diner’s grizzled owner Tyrese Gibson as a hip-hop hustler and Lucas Black as a simple-minded country boy.
Together they mount a heroic final stand against hordes of angels who’ve taken possession of “weak-willed” humans turning kindly old grandmas and mild-mannered ice cream vendors into snarling ravenous foul-mouthed beasts. They descend upon the ramshackle diner in a series of full-frontal assaults commanded by the archangel Gabriel (Kevin Durand) the George Pickett of End of Days generals.
Beneath its superficial religious facade Legion is really just a run-of-the-mill zombie flick a Biblical I Am Legend. Bettany an actor accustomed to smaller dramatic roles in films like A Beautiful Mind and The Da Vinci Code looks perfectly at ease in his first major action role wielding machine guns and bowie knives with equal aplomb. Conversely first-time director Scott Stewart a former visual effects artist does little to prove himself worthy of such a promotion serving up some impressive CGI work but not much else worthy of note.