Teen Celebrity Justice
The intent of Teen Celebrity Justice is to follow the legal events of celebrity teens and younger twentysomethings (20 to 21). We will also recognize some of the many teen artists in America and elsewhere. We wish them the very best in their careers and don’t want to see them with mug shots or on “Wanted” posters.
A future Talk Back forum will be held regarding the justice dispensed by the courts for high profile teens. If you get a scoop on a celeb in the news, let us know so we can add it to our site.
Jenelle Evans, MTV’s ‘Teen Mom 2′
Jenelle Evans was arrested in August 2011 for violating her probation by testing positive for marijuana and opiates. The 19-year-old was originally placed on probation in April 2011 after pleading guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia.
Amber Portwood, MTV’s ‘Teen Mom’
In December 2010, Amber Portwood, one of the teen moms featured on MTV’s hit show, was charged with domestic battery and neglect of a dependent, both felonies, after hitting, kicking and slapping her ex-fiance and the father of her child on three separate occasions. If convicted, she faces up to three years in jail and a $10,000 fine. Amber also could lose custody of her daughter since she’s been charged with felony neglect of a dependent.
Britney Spears, born Dec. 2, 1981 in Mississippi. (singer, dancer, actress)
Mug shot not released.
In September, 2007 Britney was charged with misdemeanor counts of hit-and-run and driving without a license. She allegedly hit a parked car in August, 2007 and left the scene. She faces a possible six months in jail and a $1,000 fine on each count. Through her attorney, Britney has said she wants to make sure the victim is compensated for any damage to her car. (see Crimes and Punishment under Q&A on this site for discussion of felonies and misdemeanors). Britney’s mugshot has not been released to the public.
In addition to Britney’s criminal problems, she lost custody of her sons Sean (2) and Jayden (1) on October 1, 2007 to her ex-husband Kevin Federline due in part to her alleged lifestyle of drugs and alcohol.
Lindsay Lohan, born July 2, 1986 in New York. (actress, singer)
Lindsay has had several health-related hospitalizations and been involved in a number of traffic accidents. In May, 2007 she was arrested for a misdemeanor DUI and entered a rehab program. She was arrested again in July, 2007 for felony possession of cocaine, DUI and driving with a suspended license. In August, 2007 she was sentenced to one day in jail, three years probation and 10 days of community service. In October, 2009, she was given an additional year on probation for missing meetings in her substance-abuse treatment program. We wish her the best in maintaining a clean life.
Update: Lindsay started missing her meetings and was back in court for violating her probation in 2010. In July, 2010 she was sentenced to 90 days in jail starting July 20. After serving two weeks, Lindsay was released into a rehab program that she’s required to complete over the next three months.
Paris Hilton, born Feb. 17, 1981 in New York.
(TV personality, model, socialite)
In September, 2006 Paris was charged with DUI in California. She plead no contest (similar to guilty) to reckless driving and was placed on three years probation. In January, 2007 she was cited for driving on a suspended license. In February, 2007 Paris was charged with speeding, driving with a suspended license and violating her probation. In May, 2007 she was sentenced to 45 days in jail that she started in June, 2007. She served 22 days and was released. In August, 2010, Paris was arrested in Las Vegas, Nevada for possession of cocaine. She admitted the possession and lying about it to the police, and in September was found guilty of the charges. She was placed on one-year probation with 200 community service hours, a $2,000 fine and participation in a substance abuse program. Violation of probation may result in a year in jail.
Nicole Richie, born Sept. 21, 1981 in California. (actress, model, singer)
Nicole was arrested in California for DUI and driving on a suspended license in February, 2003. In December, 2006 she was arrested for DUI. She plead guilty and was placed on three years probation, ordered to spend 4 days in jail, and fined $2,000. Due to jail overcrowding, Nicole spent 82 minutes in jail before being released. In September, 2007 she signed up for an 18-month anti-drinking drivers-ed program that includes group counseling and alcohol education.
No mug shot available – photo by Akysha (Flickr)
Chris Brown, born May 5, 1989 in Tappahannock, Virginia. (rapper, actor)
Chris was arrested in February, 2009 in Los Angeles, California following an assault on singer Rihanna in his car. He was charged with felony assault and making criminal threats. Chris plead guilty to one felony count of assault. He was sentenced in August to 5 years probation, six months of community service, and is to stay away from Rihanna for the next five years. Any violations of his probation may mean prison time.
We wish the best to the following tweens/teens and twentysomething celebs - we don’t want to see any of them with a mug shot or criminal record:
Justin Bieber (born March 14, 1994 in Ontario, Canada) singer, discovered through his YouTube video; first album, “My World” released November, 2009 on Island Records.
Sarah Bolger (born February 28, 1991 in Dublin, Ireland) actress in The Spiderwick Chronicles, and In America, and on TV Showtime series The Tudors.
Jenna Boyd (born March 4, 1993 in Beford, Texas) actress in films The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, The Missing, The Ghost Whisperer, and numerous TV appearances.
Abigail Breslin (born April 14, 1996 in New York City, NY) actress in Kit Kittredge, An American Girl, Little Miss Sunshine, Signs, No Reservations, and Definitely, Maybe.
Billi Bruno (born July 20, 1997 in Los Angeles, CA) actress in According to Jim, and in Brad Paisley’s music video Celebrity.
Madeline Carroll (born March 18, 1996 in Los Angeles, CA) actress in Swing Vote, and on TV in Cold Case and Lost among others.
Keisha Castle-Hughes (born March 24, 1990 in Australia) actress in The Whale Rider, The Nativity Story, and Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith.
Raquel Castro (born November 17, 1994 in New York) actress in films Jersey Girl, Tracks of Color, and Little Fugitive, and numerous TV appearances.
Charlotte Church (born February 21, 1986 in Cardiff, Wales) classical and pop singer - Voice of an Angel, Enchantment, and Dream a Dream.
Gabrielle Cilmi (born October 10, 1991 in Australia) singer/songwriter with single Sweet About Me, album Lessons to be Learned, and music videos Save the Lies and Sanctuary.
Emmy Clarke (born September 25, 1991 in Mineola, New York) actress on TV’s Monk and My House in Umbria.
Gaelan Connell (born May 19, 1989 in Washington, D.C.) actor in Bandslam, A Dirty Shame and Chocolat, some TV appearances and lead guitar in rock band Exist.
Miley Ray Cyrus (born November 23, 1992 in Franklin, Tennessee) also known as Hannah Montana, and duet with her father Billy Ray Cyrus: Ready, Set, Don’t Go.
Ethan Dampf (born May 27, 1994 in Orange County, California) actor on TV in American Dreams, Judging Amy, Daddio and other appearances, and on film in Collateral Damage and Hanging Up.
Hilary Duff (born September 28, 1987 in Houston, Texas) Most Wanted album, Lizzie McGuire, and Cheaper by the Dozen.
Zac Efron (born Oct. 18, 1987 in San Luis Obispo, California) actor, singer in High School Musical,Hairspray, and Summerland.
Dillon Freasier (born in 1996 in Texas) plays H.W. Plainview in There Will Be Blood.
Trevor Gagnon (born September 4, 1995 in Thousand Oaks, California) actor in film animation Fly Me to the Moon, and on TV in The New Adventures of Old Christine and Iron Jawed Angels.
Nathan Gamble (born January 12, 1998 in Tacoma, Washington) actor in Marley and Me, Ghost Whisperer, the Dark Knight and guest TV appearances.
Luis Armand Garcia (born March 9, 1992 in LaGrange, Illinois) actor on TV in George Lopez (plays Max Lopez), ER and commercials.
Becca Gardner (born January 1, 1990 in Bellevue, Washington) actress in An Unfinished Life, and appearances on Grey’s Anatomy and The Practice.
Skyler Gisondo (born July 22, 1996 in Palm Beach, Florida) actor in Four Christmases, and a regular on the Bill Engvall Show.
Selena Gomez (born July 22, 1992 in Grand Prairie, Texas) actress/singer in Disney’s Wizards of Waverly Place, and Another Cinderella Story, and on TV in Barney and Friends plus numerous appearances; songs include One and the Same, Whoa Oh!, and Forever the Sickest Kids.
Zachary Gordon (born February 15, 1998) actor in Georgia Rule, The Brothers Bloom, National Treasure, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, and on TV’s All of Us, and How I Met Your Mother.
Rupert Grint (born August 24, 1988 in England) actor best known as Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter films, also in Driving Lessons and Cherrybomb.
Imani Hakim (born August 12, 1993 in Cleveland, Ohio) actress in TV’s Everybody Hates Chris, and movie Reign Over Me (2006).
Georgie Henley (born July 9, 1995 in England) The Chronicles of Narnia, and Jane Eyre (television).
Vanessa Anne Hudgens (born Dec. 14, 1988 in Salinas, California) actress in Bandslam, High School Musical, Thirteen, spokesperson for Neutrogena, and debut album V.
Sarah Hyland (born November 24, 1990 in New York City, NY) actress in film and television including Modern Family, The Audrey Hepburn Story, Lipstick Jungle, The Science of Cool, and Blind Date.
Mark Indelicato (born July 16, 1994 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) actor on TV’s Ugly Betty and commercials, and in films The Secret Life of Zack and Cody, and Hack.
Bindi Irwin (born July 24, 1998 in Australia) daughter of conservationists Terri and Steve Irwin (Crocodile Hunter); documentary Bindi the Jungle Girl, Trouble in the Jungle (Discovery Kids).
Shaheen Jafargholi (born in Wales in 1997) was a finalist in Britain’s Got Talent 2009, played Michael Jackson in the musical production of Thriller–Live, and at Michael Jackson’s memorial service on July 7, 2009 sang “Who’s Lovin You?”
The Jonas Brothers (Joe born August 15, 1989, Kevin born November 5, 1987, and Nick born September 16, 1992 all in New Jersey) pop singers and musicians in the Jonas Brothers Band with albums It’s About Time, and Jonas Brothers.
Angus T. Jones (born Oct. 8, 1993 in Austin, Texas) actor in Two and a Half Men, and George of the Jungle 2.
Malcolm David Kelley (born May 12, 1992 in Bellflower, California) actor on TV’s Lost, Judging Amy, and My Name is Earl.
Skandar Keynes ( born September 5, 1991 in London, England) actor in films Ferrari and The Chronicles of Narnia series.
Sean Kingston (born February 3, 1990 in Miami, Florida) singer/rapper, BeautifulGirls, and Big Girls Don’t Cry (with Fergie).
Nathan Karl Kress (born November 18, 1992 in Glendale, California) actor on Nickelodeon’s iCarly and numerous other TV appearances.
Lil Mama (born Niatia Kirkland on October 4, 1989 in Harlem, New York) rapper/ dancer, Lip Gloss, VYP: Voice of the Young People.
Jonathan Lipnicki (born October 22, 1990 in Westlake Village, California) actor in Jerry Maguire, Stuart Little, LA Riot Spectacular, and Like Mike.
Demi Lovato (born August 20, 1992 in Dallas, Texas) actress on TV and in films Camp Rock, and Sonny with a Chance; singer with albums Don’t Forget and Here We Go Again.
Austin Majors (born November 23, 1995 in California) actor on TV in NYPD Blue, commercials and other appearances, and in film in An Accidental Crhistmas.
Vincent Martella (born October 15, 1992 in Rochester, New York) actor on TV ‘s Everybody Hates Chris, and in films Bad News Bears, and Role Models.
China Anne McClain (born August 25, 1998 in Decatur, Georgia) actress in The Gospel, and Hurricane Season, and on TV’s Hannah Montana.
Alyson Michalka (born March 25, 1989 in Torrance, California) actress in Bandslam, Phil of the Future, and Cow Belles.
Amanda Joy Michalka (AJ) (born April 10, 1991 in Torrance, California) actress and singer - Cow Belles, Super Sweet 16: The Movie, Aly and AJ: Sister Act.
Mitchell Musso (born July 9, 1991 in Garland, Texas) actor and singer in Hannah Montana, Monster House and other Disney productions; album debut is self-titled “Mitchell Musso” in 2009.
Emily Jordan Osment (born March 10, 1992 in Los Angeles, California) actress/songwriter, on Hannah Montana show, Spy Kids, and Hannah Montana: The Movie (2009), and songs I Didn’t Think About It, and Once Upon a Dream.
Ellen Page (born February 21, 1987 in Halifax, Canada) actress in Hard Candy 2005);and Juno (2007).
Keke Palmer (born August 26, 1993 in Harvey, Illinois) actress in Barbershop 2, Akeelah the Bee and singer with debut album So Uncool.
Hayden Panettiere (born August 21, 1989 in Palisades, New York) TV actress in soap operas, Malcolm in the Middle, plays Claire Bennet on Heroes, and in films Bug’s Life, and Remember the Titans.
Jaysha Patel (born on September 5, 1996 in Sarasota, Florida): actress in films Crossing Over, Blind Ambition, and Kissing Cousins, and TV appearances.
Parker McKenna Posey (born August 18, 1995 in Los Angeles) actress on TV in My Wife and Kids, Nickelodeon and iCarly, and in the movie Alice Upside Down, and in Macy Gray’s video Sweet Sweet Baby.
Molly Quinn (born October 8, 1993 in Texarkana, Texas) actress in TV’s Castle, and in films My One and Only, and A Cristmas Carol.
Daniel Radcliffe aka Harry Potter (born July 23, 1989 in London, England) all Harry Potter movies since 2001, and in The Tailor of Panama with Pierce Brosnan; television – David Copperfield.
Sarah Ramos (born May 21, 1991 in Los Angeles, California) actress on TV in American Dreams, and Runaway.
Conner Rayburn (born April 7, 1999 in Nashville, Tennessee) actor in According to Jim, and appearances on Cold Case, Jim Almighty, Monk and others.
Tequan Richmond (born October 30, 1992 in Burlington, North Carolina) actor on TV’s Everybody Hates Chris, Toon Disney and commercials.
Emma Roberts (born February 10, 1991 in Rhinebeck, New York) actress in movie Nancy Drew and Nickelodeon’s Unfabulous, and singer on Unfabulous and More: Emma Roberts.
Saoirse Ronan (born April 12, 1994 in Ireland) actress in Atonement, and The Lovely Bones.
Grant Rosenmeyer (born July 3, 1991 in Manhasset, New York) actor on TV in Oliver Beene, with appearances on Curb Your Enthusiasm, and Monk; directed his own film, Fugue, that won Best Student Film at the Connecticut Film Festival in 2008.
Mackenzie Rosman (born December 28, 1989 in Charleston, South Carolina) also known as Ruthie Camden on 7th Heaven.
Ryan Simpkins (born March 25, 1998 in New York City) actor in films Revolutionary Road, and Gardens of the Night, and in the TV movie Fallen Angel.
Ty Simpkins (born August 6, 2001) actor in Revolutionary Road, and the Family of Four, plus appearances on TV shows.
Kodi Smit-McPhee (born in Australia in 1996) actor in Romulus, My Father and The Road, and on TV in Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King.
Jaden Smith (born July 8, 1998 in Los Angeles, California) actor in Pursuit of Happyness, and The Day the Earth Stood Still, and on TV in All of Us.
Brenda Song (born March 27, 1988 in Carmichael, California) The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, and Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior.
Jamie Lynn Spears (born April 4, 1991 in Kentwood, Louisiana) Nickelodeon’s Zoey 101.
twins Cole and Dylan Sprouse (born August 4, 1992 in Tuscany, Italy) Big Daddy, Grace Under Fire, and The Suite Life of Zack and Cody.
Kristen Stewart (born April 9, 1990 in Los Angeles, Californie) actress in Panic Room, Into the Wild, Zathura, and Cold Creek Manor.
Jeremy Suarez (born July 6, 1990 in Burbank, California) actor on TV in The Bernie Mac Show, and in films Jerry McGuire, and Disney’s Brother Bear.
Erik Per Sullivan (born July 12, 1991 in Worcester, Massachusetts) actor in TV’s Malcolm in the Middle, and in films Cider House Rules, Unfaithful, and the voice of Sheldon the Seahorse in Finding Nemo.
Madylin Sweeten (born June 27, 1991 in Brownwood, Texas) actress on Everybody Loves Raymond, and in films The Christmas Path, A Dog of Flanders, and voice-over in Toy Story 2. (the three Sweeten photos from IMDB)
Sawyer Sweeten (born May 12, 1995 in Brownwood, Texas) actor with his twin brother on Everybody Loves Raymond.
Sullivan Sweeten (born May 12, 1995 in Brownwood, Texas) actor with brother Sawyer on Everybody Loves Raymond.
Taylor Swift (born December 13, 1989 in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania) Our Song, Tim McGraw, and Tears on My Guitar. In November, 2009, Taylor won the American Music Entertainer of the Year Award, shortly following the Country Music Awards Entertainer of the Year – all at age 19!
Bobb’e J. Thompson (born February 28, 1996 in Kansas City, Missouri) actor in Role Models, Fred Claus, and Columbus Day and numerous TV appearances.
Lucas Till (born August 10, 1990 in Fort Hood, Texas) actor in the Hannah Montana Movie, Walk the Line and The Spy Next Door; also TV appearances and in Taylor Swift’s video You Belong to Me.
Alexa Vega (born August 27, 1988 in Miami, Florida) actress in Spy Kids, Sleepover, and Remember the Daze.
Karle Warren (born February 8, 1992 in Salinas, California) actress in TV’s Judging Amy, and voice in Disney’s Lilo & Stitch (2002).
Emma Watson (born April 15, 1990 in Paris, France) actress in The Tale of Despereaux, and as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter films.
Tristan Wilds (born July 15, 1989 in Staten Island, New York) actor in films The Secret Life of Bees, Half Nelson, and on HBO’s The Wire.
Tyler James Williams (born October 9, 1992 in Westchester County, New York) actor on TV’s Everybody Hates Chris, Sesame Street and in films Two for the Money, The Ant Bully, and Everyone’s Hero.
Camille Winbush (born February 9, 1990 in Los Angeles, California) actress on The Bernie Mac Show, 7th Heaven, NYPD Blue and in movies Dangerous Minds and Eraser.
Alex Wolff (born November 1, 1997 in Los Angeles, CA) drummer and co-founder of Nickelodeon’s The Naked Brothers Band. (Alex and brother Nat)
Nat Wolff (born December 17, 1994 in Los Angeles, CA) singer, keyboards and co-founder of Nickelodeon’s The Naked Bothers Band.
Evan Rachel Wood (born September 7, 1987 in Raleigh, North Carolina) American Gothic, Thirteen, Pretty Persuasion.