The Top 5 Celebrity Mug Shots Of All Time

The Top 5 Celebrity Mug Shots Of All Time

Following the recent arrest of Mayback Music Group CEO Rick Ross, we stop and compile our five favorite celebrity mug shots ever.

The recent arrest of MMG head Rick Ross resulted in his booking photograph, or mug shot, to be plastered all over the news and on social media. This made me realize that, one, it must be incredibly lame to get arrested and have your mug shot on everyone’s screens, and, two, I have become somewhat immune to seeing a celebrity’s mug shot. It’s a weird thing to be immune to the shock value of seeing a celebrity in a police photograph. Was it my inability to associate a celebrity to a normal person’s life? Maybe it was because I saw a celebrity's time in jail as just another event in that celebrity’s life story, one that I most definitely would never have a direct relation towards, but would be generally aware of.

When it came down to it, I realized there wasn’t some deep, philosophical meaning behind my immunity. No, it was simple – there was little to no shock value when seeing any celebrity mug shot because I was so used to seeing them. Maybe it’s because I grew up Los Angeles, where a locally arrested celebrity was always guaranteed a slot on the evening news, or maybe we’ve all just seen our good share of celebrity booking photos.

No matter the reason, the recent arrest of the Wing Stop mogul led me to think of my five favorite celebrity mug shots of alltime. These are restricted to celebrities, excluding public figures that have gone to jail for social or political causes. Although their reasons for being arrested differ, all five of these celebrities have one thing in common: they made me feel some type of way that differed from any of their celebrity mug shot counterparts.

Honorable Mention: Desmond Bryant

Because he isn't quite a celebrity, Mr. Bryant couldn't quite crack our list. But frankly, I find it hard to not include this guy in the discussion. Desmond Bryant, who currently plays defensive-end for the Cleveland Browns, was arrested in 2013 for drunkenly forcing his way into a residence. He ended up being charged with a misdemeanor, but gave us all a gift by providing one of the more memorable mug shots in recent history. Just take a minute to truly grasp the greatness that is Desmond Bryant's government-official booking photograph.

5. Nick Nolte

No, it wasn’t his role in Tropic Thunder, Warrior, Cape Fear, or 48 Hours that landed Nick Nolte the fifth spot in our list. In this case, the art really does speak for itself. The California Highway arrested the actor on September 11th, 2002, for driving under the influence, meaning that Nolte spent the one-year anniversary of 9/11 getting plastered in his favorite floral button-up. The hair, the pissed-off face, and that beautiful luau going crazy on his shirt – all of these things seemingly come together to form one hell of a mug shot.

4. Andre Rene Roussimoff (Andre the Giant)

When your name is ‘Andre the Giant,’ two things should be obvious: your name is Andre, and you’re probably huge. At the time of his arrest, Andre was 7’4” and 540 pounds. Imagine if you’re a cop and you get a call on your radio about an assault on a local TV cameraman (which Andre was arrested for), and you show up to find the suspect to be Andre the freaking Giant. Much respect to the cop(s) who arrested him and took this booking photo – I have no idea how you did it.

3. Amanda Bynes

Amanda-Manda-Manda-Manda-Manda, Amanda-Manda-Manda-Manda-Manda shooooooooow! These are the first words that popped into my head when I saw this mugshot of Amanda Bynes. If you were born in the 90’s, there’s a good chance you saw what I call ‘the prime of Nickelodeon,’ which included classics like The Amanda Show, All That, and Kenan & Kel (just to name a few). If you weren’t blessed enough to catch the brilliance of Amanda Bynes on Nickelodeon, it might be harder for you to understand why it’s so strange to see the host of The Girls’ Room being booked for smoking weed in her apartment lobby.

2. Vince Vaughn

I’ve always thought that Vince Vaughn was a good actor, but man, did he really deliver in this mug shot. Vaughn was arrested for fighting in brawl outside a New Hanover County bar, but more importantly, he epitomizes the look of being on one. I don’t know if it’s because he had a lot to drink, or because he was in a brawl, but Vaughn looks exactly like some of my friends right before I tell them, “Man you better not be driving tonight.”

1. Lindsay Lohan

What do Joe Montana, Michael Jordan, and Derek Jeter all have in common? Championships, rings, hardware – no matter what way you put it, they’ve exceeded their peers in loading up on titles. If accumulating mug shots as celebrity was a sport, Lindsay Lohan would be Bill Russell. This isn’t a jab of any kind – I’m probably a bigger Lohan fan then most (The Parent Trap remains one of my favorite classics of all-time), but you can’t ignore the numbers. I mean, just look at her most recent mug shot from 2014 up above: Lohan's convincing look of confidence shows that she's a pro. What Lohan may lack in "shocking mug shot appeal,"she makes up for in quantity. Numbers. Don't. Lie.

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Black Panther Will Be A Hit, Don't Worry

"Black Panther" is not in any danger of bombing, nor should it be seen as a race-based film - it's really just an MCU movie.

After his debut in Captain America: Civil War in 2016, the hype was built for the upcoming Black Panther solo film. From the first trailer, the movie gathered a ton of press and overwhemingly positive fan reactions. And it totally should – the movie is about one of Marvel's famous heroes, as well as being the first mainstream post Iron Man superhero movie to have a black lead (2015's Fantastic Four was more about Reed Richards than it was Johnny Storm). Many have said that everybody should go out and see it so it'll make enough money for Marvel and Hollywood in general to make more nonwhite superhero movies. But in reality, movements for people to go see the film are missing a major point – no matter what, Black Panther is going to be a hit, and contrary to the movements, nonwhite superhero movies are in no danger.

The character himself first appeared in Fantastic Four #52 in 1966. Created by the “dream team” of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, Black Panther was an instant hit, and appeared in several more titles before getting his own series in the 1970s, but it was canceled after 15 issues. There would be several other volumes of the title, and the character would appear in other comics (the current ongoing comic is really good, I highly recommend it). During the 1990s and early 2000s, a film adaptation was in the works, though it would be canceled then put back on repeatedly, not unlike Wonder Woman's failed film adaptations before the blockbuster last year. Once the Marvel Cinematic Universe was proven to be a hit and the rights to the character were confirmed to be owned by Marvel, due to his Fantastic Four history, talks began on making a solo film for the MCU. Avengers: Age of Ultron introduced his homeland of Wakanda, and villain Ulysses Klaue, and by fall 2015, Chadwick Boseman was cast in the role, to appear in Captain America: Civil War, which would introduce both Black Panther and Spider-Man to the MCU. The solo film was announced as well, and production began, bringing us to now, a mere weeks away.

Now, as stated earlier, I do not think it really matters if people of any race go see the film. Yes, representation is important, and kids of all backgrounds should be able to see themselves in a movie (within reason, don't add diversity for the sake of doing it). However, at the core, Black Panther is not a movie made for the purpose of being a black-led superhero movie, it's really just the last movie before Infinity War, and will likely be setting up the reunion of Captain America and Iron Man, as well as continue off the story from Civil War. It's a Marvel movie, and a Marvel movie coming out during a pretty slow month for moviegoing anyway. Add in the Infinity War hype and the possibility that we could see the last of the Infinity Stones in the film, and it's a guaranteed hit. There is nothing to worry about over the movie making money or even getting good reviews – because if a movie gets negative reviews, it's not a big deal, I mean come on, they're making at least four Harley Quinn movies to spin off of Suicide Squad. Then again, this is an MCU film and there hasn't been one that got anything less than a 60% on Rotten Tomatoes, not counting television projects like Iron Fist and Inhumans. This is a company that made a movie about a talking tree and raccoon teaming up with aliens to save the universe, I'm pretty sure it doesn't matter who the hero is, the movie will make a massive profit for the company.

Regardless of how Black Panther does, there will be more superhero movies starring minority leads. The upcoming Spawn reboot focuses on a black hero, though I wouldn't say Spawn is a great movie to bring the kids to. We have shows in production like Black Lightening and rumors circulate about a possible Blade reboot within the MCU. While his solo film was taken off the main calendar due to production issues, DC has not ruled out doing a Cyborg movie after Flashpoint (which may just act as a reset for the DCEU anyway). Marvel's own Captain Marvel may lead the way to a Kamala Khan/Ms. Marvel project, and Sony Animation is releasing the Miles Morales Spider-Man movie, Edge of Spider-Verse this winter. Of course, we would see more with the success of Black Panther, but even still, there are still plenty of media projects lined up. I'm not opposed either to casting a nonwhite actor in a role that's based on a white character – Michael B. Jordan in Fantastic Four, for example, was a great casting choice, but they removed the family and we're-all-relatives aspect of the team by just saying Susan Storm was adopted, thus changing the dynamic of their relationship. But as I said, Hollywood is working on more films and television shows, and even if in the off chance the film bombs (it's MCU so it won't), they're not going to stop.

I get why people are excited for the movie. We haven't seen a major superhero movie like it since the last Blade movie. I'm hyped too, because I like the character. But we need to stop thinking it might fail, and we have to be honest. If it's not good, it's not good. Nothing wrong with that, look at the Thor movies – the first one was good, second was passable, and I still haven't seen the third but it's getting great review; the Wolverine trilogy was bad, alright, and amazing. Granted, this is an MCU movie. It's going to make the money, it's going to be a major hit, and people are going to love it, regardless of race. If a white kid wants to see it and dress up as Black Panther for Halloween, let them. If a black kid prefers Ant-Man, that's fine too. Forcing people to see and like a film because of the content only ruins the overall experience. Rumors say the first cut is four hours, and that's going to be cut down to two or under – most movies are like that, it's just how it works. So just let the movie come out, make almost a billion dollars, and wait until after Phase 3 ends for the sequel. Because knowing Marvel, he's getting another film and will replace one of the Avengers going forward. At least, we'll have to see Infinity War first.

Cover Image Credit: Marvel Studios/Walt Disney Pictures

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Ranking of James Corden's "Crosswalk the Musicals"

Who wouldn't want to sing and dance while being a road hazard?

James Corden is a mastermind when it comes to creating and performing content for his show, “The Late, Late Show”. One of his most popular segments is “Crosswalk: the Musical”.

Each segment consists of the hilarious James Corden, who acts as an overbearing, conceited choreographer, director, and star, with a dance company, and even the occasional appearances of celebrities, but the true star of this segment is the crosswalk outside CBS Studios on Genesee Avenue and Beverly Boulevard.

Most people have enough trouble walking across the street in the allotted time, but James Corden takes it to another level by producing a “Broadway caliber musical production” (as he would say).

Here’s where your favorite production ranks:

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7. Grease

This production came in at #7 for two reasons. First off, I'm not really a big fan of Grease (sorry, not sorry). Secondly, it is not as big or high caliber as of a production as other musicals performed in the crosswalk.

Notable moments:

Benedict Cumberbatch vocal exercises.

James' reaction to his missing leather jacket.

6. Mary Poppins

Shot in London, this segment includes special guest, Sir Ben Kingsley. James Corden plays the titular role of Mary Poppins and thinks that he's "better than Julie Andrews."

Notable Moments:

The performance of "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious."

James Corden's portrayal of Mary Poppins.

5. Beauty and The Beast

This crosswalk production is packed with celebrities from Disney's live-action version of Beauty and The Beast. Luke Evans, Dan Stevens, Josh Gad, as well as James Corden and his dance company come together to tell the "tale as old as time".

Notable Moments:

James Corden as Belle dancing with the Beast.

Corden's opinion of the magnitude of his performance, "Daniel Day-Lewis played Abraham Lincoln, Meryl Streep played Margaret Thatcher, James Corden played Belle. Those three will always be regarded as similar, if not the same."

4. The Lion King

Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne guest star in this crosswalk creation. Corden once again plays the main character of the show, leaving Rose Byrne to portray both Nala and Timon, while Seth Rogen is used as scenery.

Notable Moments:

Anytime "Sath" (look at his name tag) opens his mouth, including, "Someone's gonna get killed doing this."

Corden's pre-show chant.

3. The Phantom of the Opera

James Corden portrays the Phantom along with some help from his dance company and members of the Phantom National Tour. Corden is extremely extra, but this musical is performed seamlessly in the busy streets of Los Angeles.

Notable Moments:

"The Music of the Night"

The Gondola gliding across the street.

2. Hair

"Hamilton" and "In the Heights" creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda co-stars in this crosswalk production with James Corden. This production is high energy, entertaining, and comes with a surprise at the end.

Notable Moments:

Performance of "Aquarius (Let the Sunshine in)"

James Corden's advice about performing in the crosswalk to Lin-Manuel Miranda, "It's one thing, on the stage, air-conditioning, Broadways, it's another thing when people are shouting obscenities out of a window at you because they don't get it."

1. Selections from "Guys and Dolls, "On the Town", "Fame", and "The Greatest Showman"

Broadway will never be the same after James Corden, Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, and Zendaya performed in the crosswalk. This segment came in 1st place because of its high energy performances and James Corden's continued extravagant persona.

Notable Moments:

James Corden's mispronunciation of Hugh "Huge" Jackman's name.

Zendaya (Because she's the best!)

Disagree with my rankings? Watch them and compile your own list of favorites!

Cover Image Credit: The Late Late Show with James Corden

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