George Clooney Arrested!
Less than 48 hours after being photographed with first lady Michelle Obama, actor and activist George Clooney was thrown behind bars Friday. And although he may be one of Hollywood's biggest playboys, don't call him a bad boy. Clooney was busted protesting outside the Sudanese embassy in Washington, D.C. Clooney, along with his father and other politicians, was rallying against Sudan's block of supplies and humanitarian aid. According to NBC, also on the list of arrestees was Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.), Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.), former Rep. Tom Andrews (D-Maine), Nick Clooney (the actor's father), NAACP President Ben Jealous and Martin Luther King III. The activists were warned not to cross the police line three times. However, they refused to comply and were subsequently taken into custody, according to the Huffington Post. Prior to his arrest Clooney explained his intentions: "The goal for today is the same goal it's been all along and will continue to be and not be accomplished today or anytime in the near future. But it's a job that we have to continually do which is raise attention; protest the idea of a government attacking and killing its own innocent men, women and children and allowing aid to get in now because in the next few months it could be the greatest humanitarian crisis in the world, and that's the important thing." He was released from the clink after paying a whopping $100 fine. But not all celebrities get off so easy. Russell Brand is facing felony charges after throwing a paparazzo's phone through the window of a law firm. Originally, it was thought he would only be charged with the damages to the phone and the window. However, the cost of both exceeds $500, so he was actually arrested for a felony last week. Brand hired a New Orleans legal bigwig appropriately named Robert Glass.