Can You Match the Celebrity to Their Crime?



By: Kennita Leon

7 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

It seems like just about everyone in Hollywood has been arrested, some for more serious crimes than others. And while getting arrested is no laugh, we've decided to get some kind of entertainment by making a quiz out of who got arrested for what. 

So, we're going to show you a picture of the celebrity and tell you why they were arrested. Your job is to tell us who that celebrity is. While we can't guarantee that this'll be very difficult, we can safely say that you'll be quite shocked to see that some of your favorite celebrities have gotten in trouble with the law.

For instance, did Robert Downey Jr. (our favorite Avenger) get arrested for drinking under the influence, for hitting a man in the head with a golf club or for streaking on set? Did Jay-Z (Beyonce's husband) get in trouble for stealing someone's car, punching a man for trying to hit on his wife or was he rude to a police officer? You'll find that out and so much more in this quiz.

So if you think you can match correctly the celebrity (which includes actors, reality stars and musicians) to the crime or crimes they committed, let's get started right now!

She was arrested for driving under the influence and violated probation.

Famous for her part in Keeping Up with the Kardashian, Khloe was arrested in 2007 for driving under the influence of alcohol and was sentenced to three years of probation. After violating her probation terms, she was later sentenced to 30 days in jail.


She got in trouble for insider trading.

America's favorite homemaker Martha Stewart was accused of "insider trading" in 2011. She acted on advice from her broker and sold her shares in a company; called ImClone; before the share value dipped the following day. Martha was convicted and sentenced to five months in jail, five months' house arrest and two years of probation.


He has been arrested many times.

Better known as Tony Stark from the popular movie Iron Man, he has had many encounters with the law. Downey has been arrested multiple times on various drug-related charges; he also spent six months in jail for violating his probation and missing court-ordered drug tests.


She was arrested for stealing, allegedly, of course.

Winona Ryder was arrested in December 2001; she allegedly stole over five thousand dollars' worth of designer clothing from a Saks Fifth Avenue store. Ryder was ordered to pay restitution fees to the company she stole from.


Someone accused him of aggravated assault.

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star, Will Smith, was 20 years old at the time he was accused of aggravated assault. Will Smith and his entourage allegedly assaulted a man and almost left him blind. He spent one night in jail and the charges against him were later dropped.


He was in possession of cocaine.

R&B singer and songwriter Bruno Mars, whose real name is Peter Hernandez, was held by hotel security at a Las Vegas Hotel after spending a significant amount of time in the restroom. Mars was later arrested and taken to county jail for possession of cocaine. To avoid prosecution, he agreed to terms which included him paying a fine and doing 200 hours of community service.


He was arrested for a host of things.

Carlos Irwin Estevez, who goes by Charlie Sheen, is no stranger to the law. Some of his most alleged crimes include charges for physically assaulting his ex-wife, possession of cocaine and violating his probation.


She had it rough when it came to abusing substances.

Childhood star Lindsay has racked up numerous offenses over a 10-year period. Lindsay was first booked in 2007 for driving under the influence of alcohol and cocaine, when she crashed her vehicle. Lohan has spent up to 120 days in jail for violating probation.


He was arrested for assaulting his wife.

The American singer and songwriter known as the Godfather of Soul lived a very tumultuous life. He had numerous run-ins with the law and has been arrested on suspicion of physically assaulting his wife. Brown also led police on a car chase and served three years in prison for the offense.


This media mogul was accused of sexually abusing women, many of them.

Harvey Weinstein is a film producer and co-founder of the entertainment giant Miramax. In October 2017 Weinstein was accused of rape and sexual harassment by multiple women including some very popular female actresses. He was recently indicted on rape and criminal sex act charges.


The founder of Microsoft broke the law for driving without a license.

One of the world's richest men, Microsoft owner Bill Gates surprisingly has a criminal record. Gates during his youthful days had a few encounters with the law. He was first arrested in 1975 for driving without a valid driver's license. A few years down the line, he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and for disobeying a traffic sign.


Failing to pay and file taxes is a crime, just ask this guy.

Best known for his portrayal of the character Blade in the Blade Trilogy, Snipes was convicted of tax evasion in 2006. He was accused of defrauding the government and failing to file income tax returns and was convicted and sentenced to three years in prison.


He assaulted his then-girlfriend, Rihanna.

American R&B singer Chris Brown dated pop star Rihanna; the pair seemed like a match made in heaven. In 2009, Brown physically assaulted Rihanna and she was left with visible facial injuries that required hospitalization. Chris later pleaded guilty to felony assault and was sentenced to five years' probation.


She allegedly assaulted her husband.

Tara Leigh Patrick, who goes by the name Carmen Electra, is an American actress and model. In November 1999, she was accused of assaulting her husband Dennis Rodman, who is a former NBA player. Electra was arrested and charged, but the charges were later dropped.


He got caught numerous times with drugs.

Curtis Jackson, better known as 50 Cent, is an American rapper. He started selling drugs at the age of 12 and was later arrested numerous times for possession of cocaine. He was sentenced to up to nine years in jail but ended up spending six months at a boot camp.


This actor was arrested on suspicion of assaulting his wife.

Known for his portrayal of action characters in thriller and dramas, Rourke was arrested in 1994 on suspicion of assaulting his wife. These charges against him were later dropped.


Once beloved, this man is currently on trial accused sexually assaulting women.

America's favorite television dad from the popular Cosby show began his career as a stand-up comedian and later became an actor. Cosby was accused by multiple women of sexual assault and rape. In April 2018, Cosby was found guilty of sexual assault. He has not yet been sentenced for the conviction.


He was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, believe it or not.

Mark Wahlberg is an American actor; when he was 16 years old, Mark was arrested for beating two Vietnamese men. He was charged with attempted murder, pleaded guilty to assault and was sentenced to serve two years in prison, but only served 45 days.


He had drugs and drug paraphernalia on him.

Matthew McConaughey is an American actor who was arrested and charged with drug possession and drug paraphernalia. A neighbor called the police, complaining of loud noises from the McConaughey residence. On arrival, police found a naked Matthew spiked up on drugs. The drug charges were eventually dropped and he paid a $40 fine for noise pollution.


He was accused of stabbing someone.

Shawn Carter, known popularly as Jay-Z, is an American rapper. He was accused of stabbing record executive Lance Riviera. The incident occurred at a popular nightclub in New York. Jay-Z was arrested and granted bail. He pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor and was given a three-year probation sentence.


He was arrested on suspicion of armed robbery.

Danny Trejo is an American actor who typically plays villains in the movies that he is in. Trejo began a life of crime at young age, committing his first armed robbery at the age of 14. In 1968, he was involved in a prison riot and was accused of seriously injuring a guard by hitting him on the head with a rock.


This heiress drove under the influence.

Paris Hilton is the great-granddaughter of the founder of the Hilton Hotels, Conrad Hilton. Hilton's first run-in with the law was in 2006 when she was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. She spent 23 days in jail.


He was accused of murdering his ex-friend and her friend!

Orenthal James Simpson, or O.J Simpson as he is more popularly known, is a former NFL player. In 1994, O.J was accused of the murder of his ex-wife Nicole Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman. It was a highly publicized trial that ended up with O.J being acquitted of murder charges. He later spent several years in jail on robbery charges.


This famous boxer was accused and convicted of rape.

Mike Tyson is a former heavyweight world champion boxer; he committed several crimes in his youthful days which included robbery and pickpocketing. In 1992, he was convicted of rape and was sentenced to six years in prison. Tyson was released after serving only three years.


He allegedly assaulted his then-girlfriend.

Widely known for his roles as an action hero, Gibson was accused of physically assaulting his ex-girlfriend in 2010. It was alleged that he struck her while she was carrying their 1-year-old daughter; he avoided prison time by taking a plea deal.


He was charged with dangerous driving.

In 1987, while on vacation in Northern Ireland, Matthew was involved in a car crash. Broderick crossed into the wrong lane and collided head-on with another vehicle, killing the driver and passenger instantly. His was initially charged with dangerous driving, that charge was however dropped and he was charged with careless driving.


Her list is quite extensive.

This actress' breakout role came for her portrayal in the film Girlfight. She has had many days in court for misdemeanors, drunken driving charges, hit-and-runs and driving with a suspended license. Rodriguez has spent 48 hours in jail and performed community service and was placed on three years' probation for her offenses.


He violated his probation.

Robert Remeek Williams, more popularly known as Meek Mill, is an American rapper. In November 2017, he was sentenced to serve two years in prison for violation of his probation from a 2008 drug and gun case. Meek Mill served five months of his sentence and was released on bail in April 2018.


He drove under the influence.

This British-born Canadian actor has been arrested multiple times for driving under the influence of alcohol but was never charged. In 2007, he was arrested after making an illegal U-turn and was arrested and charged for once again driving intoxicated. This time he was sentenced to 48 days in jail.


Among his many other crimes, this rapper was accused of being an accomplice to murder.

Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr., known as Snoop Dogg is an American rapper who has had multiple run-ins with the law and has been charged for crimes such as gun and cocaine possession and spent some time in jail for those. In 2003, Snoop Dogg was charged with being an accomplice to murder; he was found not guilty.


He was charged with indecent conduct with a prostitute.

Hugh Grant is a British actor. In 1995, Grant along with a prostitute named Divine Brown was arrested in California. He was charged with indecent conduct. He was later released on bail. Grant was fined, sentenced to two years of probation and had to attend an AIDS education program.


He was involved in a battery case.

American singer and one of the members of the boy band Backstreet Boys, in January 2018 Carter was arrested on a misdemeanor battery charge after he was charged with fighting at a popular bar in Florida. Owing to the fact that Carter had a minimal criminal history, he didn't serve any jail time and was given a six-month community service sentence.


Along with his many other alleged crimes, he burgled someone's house.

Some of Vanilla Ice's criminal charges include spousal abuse and driving without a license. In February 2015, he was accused of burglarizing an abandoned house in Florida. He accepted a plea deal and didn't face any jail time for the offense.


She was charged with drug possession.

American actress Rose McGowan, well known for her role as Paige Matthew in the TV series Charmed, was arrested on charges of drug possession after a flight attendant found her Chanel wallet which she left behind after a flight. The purse contained two packets of cocaine. She has denied that the drugs were hers and has maintained that she is being framed.


He had to go to rehab for driving under the influence.

His first infraction was at the tender age of 9 when he stole a pair of shoes in California; he was detained for 6 hours for the offense. Shia's most notable arrest was for having a public meltdown under the influence of alcohol. He took a plea deal which consisted of him going to rehab and staying out of trouble for at least six months.


He used to traffick cocaine.

In 1978, when Allen was 25 years old, he was arrested by airport security for trafficking cocaine. He was sentenced to 5 years in prison after taking a plea deal and giving up the names of his cocaine suppliers, Tim only ended up serving two and a half years.


He has been arrested over ten times.

American rapper Earl Simmons, more popularly known as DMX, is one of the most arrested celebrities. Simmons has been arrested approximately 13 times for numerous crimes including animal cruelty, drug possession and reckless driving and has served various stints in prison. Most notably, DMX was arrested for impersonating an FBI agent.


He was accused of rubbing his genitals on a guard, among other things.

Brian Hugh Warner uses the pseudonym Marilyn Manson, and he is an American rock artist who is characterized by his dark makeup, dark clothes and Gothic look. Manson has been arrested several times for crimes ranging from indecent exposure at a concert and assault and battery charges. Manson was also accused of rubbing his genitalia on a security guard at a concert.


This former TV dad got a bad name when he was accused of sexual assault, which he did admit to.

Well known for his role as a pastor/father in the TV series 7th Heaven, Stephen was accused of sexually assaulting three underage girls. He admitted that the first act took place when he was 25 years old and stated that he had not engaged in such activities in over 20 years.


His list of crimes is quite long and includes sexual harassment.

American actor Christian Slater has been arrested several times, he was first arrested in 1989 for assault and driving under the influence of alcohol. He spent ten days in jail for that crime. Slater's other alleged crimes include assaulting his girlfriend, drug abuse and sexual harassment for which he served various amounts of jail time.


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