Snoop Dogg encountered a little speed bump while trying to celebrate what is probably his favorite day of the year: 4/20.
If you don't know, 4/20 has become a day for lovers of marijuana -- you know, the grass, the weed, the Mary J, the crazy stick, the reefer madness, the Maui wowie, the herb, the wacky tobacky, the ... .
Anyway, Snoop Dogg -- or Snoop Lion, as he's calling himself these days -- held his annual Snoop Lion 420 Festival on Saturday afternoon in Los Angeles, where he hosted "celebrity friends and members of the general public for a joyous marijuana celebration," according to the party's description.
But someone somehow forgot when they were advertising this little wingding, that marijuana is still illegal.
So, according to E! News, the coppers got to the undisclosed location first and shut things down, just as Snoop was arriving. A police source told E! "there were too many people, fire access issues, parking issues and noise problems. There was also a van transporting people to a parking lot which had no permit."
The person added "it was handled very peacefully" and that Snoop was "very cooperative." No arrests were made.
Well, yeah. How else would potheads deal with the situation? Throw Doritos at the police?
Snoop reportedly just took a smaller version of the party elsewhere.
REESE WITHERSPOON EMBARRASSED: Reese Witherspoon says she's "deeply embarrassed" about what she said to police officers after she and husband Jim Toth were arrested Friday during a traffic stop in Atlanta.
That's right -- she pulled the old "Do you know who I am" bit which, since the dawn of time, has worked exactly (doing math, carrying the one, subtracting, dividing ...) never.
The Associated Press reported the actress released a statement late Sunday apologizing for her behavior to police that began when Toth was arrested early Friday for driving under the influence of alcohol.
"Do you know my name?" Witherspoon said, according to a police report. She also allegedly said "You're about to find out who I am" and "You're about to be on national news," according to the report.
Good to see that Reese Witherspoon isn't lacking in the self-confidence department.
In her statement, Witherspoon said "I clearly had one drink too many and I am deeply embarrassed about the things I said. It was definitely a scary situation and I was frightened for my husband, but that is no excuse. I was disrespectful to the officer who was just doing his job. The words I used that night definitely do not reflect who I am. I have nothing but respect for the police and I'm very sorry for my behavior."
Of course she's sorry, since everyone found out about it.
Witherspoon said she can't comment further "out of respect" for the pending case, and her publicist, Meredith O'Sullivan Wasson, offered no other details.
The 37-year-old actress was arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct, after a state trooper said she wouldn't stay in the car while Toth was given a field sobriety test. She was released from jail shortly after her arrest and was in New York on Sunday night for the premiere of her new film, "Mud." She posed for cameras on the red carpet but did not stop to talk to reporters.
The trooper noticed the car driven by Toth was allegedly swerving out of its lane early Friday, prompting the officer to pull them over. Toth reportedly had droopy eyelids, watery, bloodshot eyes, and his breath smelled strongly of alcohol.
Toth told the trooper he'd had a drink, which Witherspoon said was consumed at a restaurant two hours before the traffic stop, the trooper writes.
The Associated Press reported that, before the field sobriety test began, Witherspoon got out of the car, was told to get back in and did so. After the actress got out a second time, the trooper said he warned her that she would be arrested if she left the car again.
As the test continued, "Mrs. Witherspoon began to hang out the window and say that she did not believe that I was a real police officer. I told Mrs. Witherspoon to sit on her butt and be quiet," Trooper First Class J. Pyland wrote.
Toth, 42, was then arrested for allegedly driving under the influence and failure to maintain the lane. At that point, Witherspoon allegedly got out and asked the trooper what was going on. After being told to return to the car, she "stated that she was a 'U.S. Citizen' and that she was allowed to 'stand on American ground,'" the report states.
Right -- good call. There may have been some doubt.
The trooper then arrested Witherspoon. The report said she was resistant at first, but was calmed down by her husband. The pair then went to jail. Toth and Witherspoon were then taken to jail.
KHLOE KARDASHIAN OUT AT 'X FACTOR': Khloe Kardashian won't return to "X Factor."
Fox released a statement Monday saying Kardashian won't be back for the show's third season, but Mario Lopez will.
According to TMZ, the network didn't give a reason for Kardashian's departure, but said, "We really enjoyed working with her and wish her all the best in her future endeavors."
In other words, we made a mistake hiring her.
A source close to the show told E! News there is no drama behind Kardashian's exit, saying, "Everyone on the show had a great relationship with her and thought she was fun to work with."
In other words, we made a mistake hiring her.
"I'm looking forward to returning to The 'X Factor' team," Lopez said in a statement. "We're coming back stronger and better than ever and I'm excited to check out all the new talent."
In other words, the show will be better with more me and less Kardashian.
Of Lopez's return, Simon Cowell said, "I'm thrilled Mario is back for Season Three of the 'X Factor.'" Hosting a live show and keeping the judges -- especially Demi -- in line, is not an easy job, but Mario is a pro and we are glad he's coming back."
E! said Fox hasn't decided on potential replacements. Demi Lovato is set to return to the judges' table, but Britney Spears and L.A. Reid both left the show after last season.
AMANDA BYNES BOOTED FROM GYM: Amanda Bynes was kicked out her gym for supposedly smoking pot there on Saturday.
Since when is smoking pot not part of a healthy fitness routine?
According to RumorFix, the former Nickelodeon star was booted from the Planet Fitness in Harlem and had her membership revoked when she was discovered smoking marijuana in the women's locker room.
C'mon, it was 4/20. Everyone was smoking pot at their gym Saturday ... weren't they?
A Planet Fitness employee told the website the gym "does not allow lunks to workout here, and especially no weed smokers." That employee also said Bynes didn't take the ejection well, and stormed out.
Bynes denied the gym's claims, telling RumorFix, "I don't smoke in the bathroom. I also don't smoke pot. I smoke tobacco!"
Of course. It must have been a simple misunderstanding. Just like those stories from a few months ago that said Bynes was facing eviction from her New York
apartment for allegedly smoking pot "morning, noon and night" in the hallway of her strictly non-smoking building. Or that other misunderstanding in Los Angeles last year where people were spotting her driving around town, smoking pot. or that other time ...
You get the idea.
The Huffington Post reported that Bynes was also kicked out of an adult gymnastics class at Chelsea Piers after she "showed up in fishnets and a leotard that looked like lingerie." Sources told the New York Post that the actress was seen "muttering to herself" and then "burst into tears when she attempted a cartwheel and her dark-colored wig fell off."
APRIL 23 IN HISTORY
Tuesday is April 23, the 113th day of 2013. There are 252 days left in the year.
1616: English poet and dramatist William Shakespeare, 52, died on what has been traditionally regarded as the anniversary of his birth in 1564.
1789: President-elect George Washington and his wife, Martha, moved into the first executive mansion, the Franklin House, in New York.
1910: Former President Theodore Roosevelt delivered his famous "Man in the Arena" speech at the Sorbonne in Paris.
1940: About 200 people died in the Rhythm Night Club Fire in Natchez, Miss.
1943: U.S. Navy Lt. (jg) John F. Kennedy assumed command of PT-109, a motor torpedo boat, in the Solomon Islands during World War II. (On Aug. 2, 1943, PT-109 was rammed and sunk by a Japanese destroyer, the Amagiri, killing two crew members; Kennedy and 10 others managed to survive.)
1954: Hank Aaron of the Milwaukee Braves hit the first of his record 755 major-league home runs in a game against the St. Louis Cardinals. (The Braves won, 7-5.)
1968: Student protesters began occupying buildings on the campus of Columbia University in New York; police put down the protests a week later.
1969: Sirhan Sirhan was sentenced to death for assassinating New York Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. (The sentence was later reduced to life imprisonment.)
1988: A federal ban on smoking during domestic airline flights of two hours or less went into effect.
1993: Labor leader Cesar Chavez died in San Luis, Ariz., at age 66.
1998: James Earl Ray, who'd confessed to assassinating the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and then insisted he'd been framed, died at a Nashville, Tenn., hospital at age 70.
2007: Boris Yeltsin, the first freely elected Russian president, died in Moscow at age 76.
2008: President George W. Bush, pushing for a Mideast peace agreement, met at the White House with Jordan's King Abdullah II. Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced that Army Gen. David Petraeus would be nominated by President George W. Bush to be the next commander of U.S. Central Command. The Supreme Court unanimously affirmed that police had the power to conduct searches and seize evidence, even when done during an arrest that turned out to have violated state law. The Chicago Cubs won their 10,000th game, joining the Giants in reaching that mark with a 7-6 victory in 10 innings at Colorado.
2012: Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson broke down in tears while testifying at the Chicago trial of William Balfour, the man accused of killing her mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew in a jealous rage in 2008. (Balfour was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison.)
Actress-turned-diplomat Shirley Temple Black (85), actor Lee Majors (74), filmmaker-author Michael Moore (59), actress Valerie Bertinelli (53), comedian George Lopez (52), actor Kal Penn (36), actress Jaime King (34), actor Dev Patel (23).