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Chris Brown's career has stumbled recently with allegations that he lied about performing his community
service and a number of small altercations. AP PHOTO
Justin Bieber s arrest on Jan-
uary 23 on suspicion of driving
under the influence and other
offences adds his name, and mug
shot, to the gallery of stars who
enjoyed early success and even-
tually ended up in handcuffs.
Bieber s fate remains unclear.
While his arrest probably won t lead
to his deportation to Canada or a
lengthy jail term, it is the latest inci-
dent in a string of bad behaviour
that has the pop singer under inves-
tigation for felony vandalism and
facing a lawsuit over a confrontation
with a paparazzo.
Atlanta-based attorney Daniel
Meachum, who has represented
Michael Vick and Wesley Snipes,
said young stars face extraordinary
scrutiny of their actions and their
response to early trouble will res-
onate for years.
"Wisdom only comes through
experience," Meachum said. "And,
(Bieber) does not have that yet. What
you hope is the people around him
that have the wisdom can impart
that wisdom on him and to him in
such a way that it keeps him from
making some of the mistakes that
he could make in the future."
Here s how some young stars have
fared after their arrests:
A star of Disney films whose act-
ing received early praise and atten-
tion, Lohan s 2007 two arrests for
DUI and drug possession still haunts
the actress today.
While the 27-year-old has put
those cases behind her, she remains
on probation for a necklace theft
case and lying to police about her
role in a crash in Santa Monica, Cal-
ifornia. After several stints in jail
and rehab, a judge ordered the Mean
Girls star to remain in treatment
until her probation ends later this
A return to acting glory remains
elusive, despite several high-pro-
file---and critically drubbed---roles.
The R&B s 2009 arrest hours
before the Grammy Awards for the
brutal beating of then-girlfriend
Rihanna shattered Brown s squeaky-
The singer s career rebounded and
he went on to win a Grammy Award,
but has stumbled in recent months
with allegations that he lied about
performing his community service,
didn t exchange the proper infor-
mation after a fender-bender and
hit a man outside a Washington,
Brown now faces a tight deadline
to complete 1,000 hours of com-
munity labour and court cases on
both coasts before he can put the
legal consequences of his attack
A young star of the 1970s TV
series One Day at a Time, Phillips
was arrested in 1977 for public
drunkenness and cocaine possession.
She was fired from the show and
struggled with addiction for years.
In 2008 she pleaded guilty to
felony drug possession after an air-
port screener found her with a small
amount of drugs.
The case was eventually dismissed
after she successfully completed a
drug diversion programme. Phillips
occasionally appears in small TV roles
and wrote a memoir that revealed
she had a decade-long sexual rela-
tionship with her father, pop star
John Phillips of the Mamas and the
Furlong s role in Terminator 2:
Judgment Day made him a star at
age 14, but he s struggled in recent
years with addiction and several
domestic violence-related cases.
He avoided jail time when he was
sentenced in July to three months
in rehab and counselling. His career
in major Hollywood productions has
been dormant for years.
O Neal made Hollywood history
when she became the youngest per-
son at age 10 to win an acting Oscar
for her role in Paper Moon.
The actress detailed her long
struggles with addiction in a 2004
memoir, but was arrested four years
later on suspicion of cocaine pos-
She said she was stopped before
relapsing and credited the arrest
with saving her life and keeping her
A star of Nickelodeon s All That,
executives gave Bynes her own vari-
ety show when she was still a
The child star avoided trouble
until she was arrested for grazing a
sheriff s patrol car in 2012.
Since then, she has been repeatedly
arrested for driving without a licence.
The actress spent part of last year
involuntarily committed after she lit
a fire in the driveway of a home in
her hometown of Thousand Oaks,
Her parents revealed that Bynes
had been suffering from mental ill-
ness in recent months and was expe-
riencing extreme paranoia.
An attorney for the actress said
recently that she is studying for a
career in fashion design after being
released from a treatment facility.
A teen heartthrob who starred in
films such as The Lost Boys and
Lucas, Haim endured a difficult and
drug-addled transition to adulthood.
In 1993 Haim was arrested for
threatening his business manager
with a BB gun.
The charge was later reduced to
a misdemeanour, but Haim struggled
for years with drugs and his co-star
and friend Corey Feldman has spo-
ken about repeated attempts to help
the actor. Haim died in 2010 from
pneumonia complications and his
death was ruled natural. (AP)
Young stars, big trouble
Justin Bieber's mugshot after his
arrest on Thursday. AP PHOTO
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