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'Hardcore Pawn' Stars Arrested Over Repawned Stolen Goods

While pawn shop employees are known to think twice before accepting stolen goods, two stars of "Hardcore Pawn: Chicago" were arrested for re-pawning stolen goods from their own store.

Cast members Jeremy Jackson and Karl Bell were arrested by Chicago police after the owners of Royal Pawn Shop became suspicious when merchandise went missing, according to TMZ.

Jackson and Bell were charged with felony theft.

'Maury' Guests Can't Wait for Taping, Get Arrested in Hotel Fight

While most guests on the "Maury Show" save the drama for when the cameras are rolling, a Chicago couple was arrested at their hotel for fighting before taping even began.

John Coley, 46, and Shantae McGhee-Brown, 25, were both arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and criminal mischief, though Coley's mischief charge has since been dropped. McGhee-Brown is also charged with interfering with an officer, according to The Hour.

The couple was slated to appear on "Maury" because Coley allegedly slept with McGhee-Brown's mother. That sounds like quite a domestic predicament, but now the couple will have some legal affairs to deal with as well.

Former TV Judge Joe Brown spent a brief stint in jail for contempt of court after becoming "pretty raucous" in a Tennessee courtroom.

Brown may be too used to sitting behind the bench, but the chief magistrate for Shelby County's Juvenile Court said judges and staff alike were "floored" at the way Brown challenged the authority of Magistrate Harold Horne, reports Memphis' WMC-TV.

What did Brown say to get him slapped with contempt of court?

'Party Down South's' Lyle Boudreaux Arrested After Car Burglary

Lyle Boudreaux, star of CMT's reality series "Party Down South," may have been partying a bit too hard since becoming famous. He was arrested for burglary over the weekend, after allegedly swiping a credit card and wallet from a parked car.

Police arrested Boudreaux, 28, of Lafayette, Louisiana, after he allegedly tried to use the stolen credit card to open a bar tab, according to The Advertiser.

It's been said that Louisiana knows how to celebrate Mardi Gras, but now that the party is over, the reality star faces burglary charges.

Justin Bieber Faces Drugged Driving, Canadian Assault Charges

Justin Bieber can't seem to catch a break. From police investigating his involvement in an egging incident in Los Angeles to getting arrested for drunken driving in Miami, it's like his legal troubles are part of some sad cross-country road trip set to "Party in the U.S.A."

Well, his legal troubles have officially gone global. Bieber's latest legal trouble entails an arrest for assault in Canada.

Here's an update on his reckless road trip:

Justin Bieber's Charges: DUI, Resisting Arrest, Invalid License

The Biebs is at it again. Pop star Justin Bieber was charged with drunken driving, resisting arrest, and driving without a valid license after drag racing through a residential area in Miami Beach, Florida.

Bieber's entourage -- including his dad -- reportedly used their cars to block traffic on the road to create a drag strip for the 19-year-old singer. First alleged egg-tossing, now this. Sigh.

Here's a breakdown of why he Bieber charged with these crimes (or, as Bieber told police, "what the f--k this is about") and what prosecutors will need to prove:

Justin Bieber's House Searched Over Egg-Tossing; Lil Za Arrested

Police obtained a warrant to search Justin Bieber's house for evidence related to the egg toss smelled heard 'round the world.

The "Confident" singer is suspected of egging his neighbor's home, causing thousands of dollars in property damage.

It's basically an egg hunt, except it's not for Easter, it's for felony vandalism.

'I Love New York' Contestant's Murder Conviction Overturned

Jamal Trulove -- a former contestant on VH1's "I Love New York" -- had his murder conviction overturned based on a prosecutor's poor decisions in closing arguments.

A California Court of Appeal overturned Trulove's conviction when it found that a prosecutor wrongfully suggested that the reality star's crew threatened to retaliate against a key witness, reports Bay City News.

Trulove may have lucked out because overturned criminal convictions are as rare as a reality star having a long term acting career.

'Teen Mom' Amber Portwood Released From Prison

Former "Teen Mom" star Amber Portwood has been released from prison early -- nearly four years early.

After quitting rehab, Portwood was sent to prison in Indiana, but she's managed to get out after serving about a year and half of her original five-year sentence.

So how did she get early release?

Lauryn Hill Released From Prison After 3 Month Sentence

Lauryn Hill was released from prison after serving a three-month sentence for tax evasion. On the eve of her release, she released a new song, "Consumerism."

The celebrity status of Hill's prison stint is actually pretty meta. As it turns out, the prison where Hill -- Inmate #64600-050 -- served time is the same prison in which "Orange Is the New Black" takes place.

Now that she's free to make a foray back into our "consumerist" society, what's in store for the ex-Fugees singer?