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.
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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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To The Girl Who Still Has Her Mom This Christmas

To the girl with who is blessed enough to have her momma this Christmas. 
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     To the girl who is blessed enough to have her momma this Christmas, please remember to soak every last bit of it in. 

      Please remember to hug her so tight, that the way she smells is locked into your nose. Listen to all the stories you've heard a million times, like you've never heard a single one. Help her, even if it seems completely silly to you, help her mix that cake. Laugh, oh please laugh. Laugh at all her corky ways, at the way she mispronounces words, try's to be hip and use new found lingo, or how she cusses when she forgot to get the rolls out of the oven but quickly asks the Lord for forgiveness. Remember her laugh, etch it into your brain. Make her happy, if she wants to go riding around looking at Christmas lights down the same streets you've went for years, do it. Don't fuss, take her advice, agree to just disagree on things. It's not worth it. Most importantly, remind her over and over how much you love her. 

     Because unlike you, I'm not able to see my mom on Christmas. I'm not able to see her on birthdays, Thanksgiving, or any other occasion. My time with her is up. Death is the most permanent heartbreak. 

     How I long to hear her voice, her laugh. To feel her tight embrace. Smell, oh god, what I would give to just be able to smell her. I would absolutely love to go riding around for hours while she ohhs and ahhs at every single house we pass. If I had the opportunity I'd tell her just how much I love her, how I'm so thankful for all the sacrifices she made for me. In fact, I'm not sure I could ever tell her enough. 

      Some days I wake up and it still doesn't feel real. Others, I panic trying to remember exactly how she sounded. Because, I don't want to forget. I don't want to forget a single characteristic about her. Not one. 

     Take time, not just on holidays, or special occasions to be with your mom. Even if it's just you two piled up watching reruns of "The Little House on the Prairie", soak it in. 

    You only get one momma. Nobody could ever take her place. She's your rock. 

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5 Late Night Comedy Hosts And How Well They Can Probably Grill A Steak

Late night hosting and steak grilling are directly correlated.

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Late night comedy is the perfect escape. It's the perfect way to unwind before bedtime, catch up on the news of the day with a satirical twist, and see what new or exciting comedy segment your favorite host has come up with recently. From Fallon to Colbert, each show offers something different and delivers its own unique perspective, reflected through the content of the show and the host as well. However, whenever I watch late night comedy, one question always seems to pop up in my mind. I always find myself wondering how well each host would be able to grill a steak. You can tell a surprising amount about the way a person grills a steak by the way that person hosts a late night comedy show, so here are five late night hosts, ranked by how well they can probably grill a steak.

1. John Oliver

"Last Week Tonight" with John Oliver is a television masterpiece that offers a blend of late night comedy and informative journalism, achieving wondrous results. It may not be a traditional late night show, but John Oliver's talents create something truly unique and as a result, it seems like this guy really knows how to grill a steak. If you're at a barbecue and John Oliver happens to be there, there is a pretty good chance that he will take over for the grill master and show everybody how it's done, because he just knows how to grill.

2. Stephen Colbert

Colbert's spectacular charisma and naturally funny persona make him a prime late night comedy host, as well as a prime steak griller. Colbert's show is a fair amount more political than your average late night show, but even though it seems to lean rather heavily on political humor, the show is still wildly funny and entertaining, which is how you know that Colbert also knows a thing or two about grilling up some steaks. And honestly, I get the vibe that Colbert can not only grill a steak, but he can handle chicken and burgers as well.

3. Jimmy Fallon

Fallon's goofy, yet hilarious presence, his immense talent, and his willingness to pretty much be friends with everyone have allowed him to secure what is probably the most sought-after position in late night TV, the host of the Tonight Show. His show is a bit more light-hearted than Oliver or Colbert, and as a result Fallon may apply this light-hearted nature to his steak-grilling as well, although it seems hard to tell. He is a phenomenal late night host, and definitely knows how to grill a steak, his technique may just differ a little bit from some of the other hosts.

4. Jimmy Kimmel

As a U of A student, I should probably automatically despise Jimmy Kimmel since he went to ASU. However, his show does have some pretty funny segments. I do wonder, however, about his steak-grilling abilities sometimes. I'm sure that Jimmy Kimmel knows his way around a grill, but grilling just doesn't strike me as a typical activity for him. But hey, I could be wrong.

5. Seth Meyers

Seth Meyers' show doesn't always work for me, and he was probably in a position that was a better fit when he was head writer and host of Weekend Update for "Saturday Night LIve." Still, the show does have its entertaining moments, and Seth is still a relatively new late night host, so he still has time to improve. For some reason, Seth strikes me as the master of grilling steaks, like he is unbelievably good at it and watching him grill is like watching a true master at work.

Okay, so I've never actually asked any of these late night hosts about their steak-grilling abilities, nor have I ever seen any of them grill a steak. But, I have watched their shows, which has really given me all the insight I need into these five late night comedy hosts, and the way they grill their steaks.

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