The Word: January is shaping up to be a bad month for these stars

Brolin's mug shot.

Is it the weather? The new year? Holiday hangovers? Seasonal affective disorder? Whatever it is, something is happening this month with celebrities and the law.

  • Over the weekend, TMZ.com posted photos of Justin Bieber smoking what appears to be marijuana. But the singer is trying to take the controversy in stride. “Everyday growing and learning. Trying to be better. [You] get knocked down, [you] get up,” Bieber posted to his fans on Twitter. “Back on tour tomorrow. Ready to see [you] all smile. Time to do what I’m supposed to be doing. Performing.”
  • Josh Brolin, who is no stranger to getting into trouble in bars while
    drinking, was arrested at 11:30 p.m. on Jan. 1 for public intoxication
    outside a Santa Monica, Calif., bar, according to E! News. “He was
    intoxicated and unable to care for himself,” a police spokesman says.
    “He was booked and released with no further action pending.” If his
    mugshot is any indication, Brolin wasn’t too thrilled about the ordeal.
  • Bethenny Frankel filed for divorce from her husband, Jason Hoppy, in New York City last week. The former “Housewife” took to Twitter about the split: “To those of you who are being supportive: thank you. To those of you who are judging: I totally get it.”
  •  ”Criminal Minds” and “Dharma & Greg” star Thomas Gibson was arrested Sunday morning for suspicion of a DUI, TMZ reports. Gibson attempted to drive through a part of downtown Los Angeles that had been sectioned off for a half- marathon; he was told he couldn’t drive through, but he did anyway (I’m guessing he did the ol’, “Don’t you know who I am?” to the cops and the cops were like, “No, not really.”) None to happy about being ignored, the police caught up with him and smelled booze in the car. The actor refused to take a breathalyzer test but was arrested on suspicion of DUI anyway.

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