Say Cheese! Unfortunate Yet Unforgettable Celebrity Mug Shots

January 29, 2012  |  
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You know, here at Madame Noire we don’t condone any alleged criminal activity. But in the event that a celebrity is arrested and provides us with a mug shot to laugh at…well, that’s just what we’re going to do! Over the next few pages, you’ll see a few of those mug shots that might make you laugh and at the same time say, “WTF?!” But there are also a couple that make you say, “Still fine.”

Check it out and get a chuckle…

James Brown

Ohhh, the late and great “Uncle” James. He left us with such great music and footage of his untouchable talent. He also left us with this mug shot from 2004 when he was arrested and charged with domestic violence after he allegedly pushed his wife to the ground during an argument.


 In 2008, Ne-yo was arrested for reckless driving and driving without a license in Georgia.  He posted bail shortly after…but not before giving us this aerial view.

Lyfe Jennings

After being prisoner number “268-192” for a little over 10 years (something to do with arson), you’d think that a person would find a way to never go back to prison. But oh no, Lyfe found a way.   In 2008, he kicked in the door of the home he thought his ex girlfriend and manager was staying in along with their two children and started firing shots. But taking it a step further, he then led the police on a high speed chase. This man is currently serving a three and a half year prison sentence because of all that.

Gary Coleman

The late Gary Coleman was arrested in 2010 on a warrant for a prior domestic assault charge.  He was booked in a Utah County jail and wasn’t able to post bail for quite some time.  What a life Gary lived; it seems like he wasn’t able to find any happiness as he got older.

Nick Nolte

In 2002, Nick was arrested for driving under the influence and…yeah, he probably was. I mean, everyday he must have been under the influence for that hairstyle and especially that day when he added a little Hawaiian flair.

Heather Locklear

This certainly isn’t the “proper” look for a blonde bombshell, as Heather Locklear is often referred. She was arrested almost four years ago for suspicion of driving under the influence of prescription drugs. She was apparently driving quite recklessly down the “mean streets” of Santa Barbara. Sadly, it seems Heather hasn’t kicked that problem because two weeks ago she was hospitalized after an “alcohol and drugs binge.”

Antoine Dodson

Don’t act like you don’t remember Antoine Dodson’s 15 minutes of fame when an intruder allegedly snuck in his sister’s bedroom and tried to assault her. Anyway, last year the police stopped Antoine and gave him a warning for violating a noise ordinance; however, when they ran his name, it was found that there was a warrant out for his arrest for missing a court appearance over a possession of marijuana charge in April. Yeah, that’s been about it for his fame. But…did anyone ever find the intruder?


Let us be glad this picture is almost two years old and because of recent footage, we know this isn’t his look right now. But in 2008, D was arrested in NYC for soliciting sex from a prostitute – who was actually an undercover police officer. *single tear still sheds* He even had $12,000 in cash in his car, ready and willing.  Let’s just hope these unfortunate incidents are completely in his past.

Wynona Judd

The legendary “Judd” was arrested in 2003 for drunk driving. The police officers could smell the alcohol on her and after a breathalyzer was taken, it was found that she was more than twice the allowable Tennessee limit.

Andre 3000

Umm yeah, so 3 Stacks was driving too fast in Georgia back in 2009 for driving 44 miles over the speed limit (he was clocked at 109 mph in a 65 mph speed zone). But anyway, look how FINE he still is.

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  • Can y’all let James Brown rest in peace, already? I’m just sayin’….LOL

  • tastythoughts

    this is a recycled article though….i know i read it on here before. 

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  • YM

    Y’all wrong for this Gary Coleman mugshot! LMFAOO!

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    I might have to take a break from MN. The quality of these articles are going downhill fast! The past few have been so mean spirited and really just make meaningless jabs at the people in the articles.

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