“Jackass” star Steve-O is being nothing but a good sport about going to jail for 30 days.
On Wednesday, the TV and movie prankster pleaded no contest to misdemeanor charges of trespassing and illegal use of fireworks filed after he staged a protest against SeaWorld on top of a crane in Hollywood on Aug. 9, the Associated Press reports.
Los Angeles City Attorney’s spokesman Frank Mateljan says Steve-O, whose real name is Stephen Glover, also was sentenced to three years of probation and ordered to reimburse the city nearly $14,000 for its emergency response.
Glover, 41, was charged with creating a false emergency, vandalism and fireworks violations after his antics above a construction site drew five ambulances, a helicopter and more than 80 firefighters to the scene.
After the sentencing, Glover shared a comic strip on Instagram about how orcas at Sea World live in conditions similar to ones he’s about to undergo.
“Considering I’ve become a clean and sober, dog-rescuing vegan, I must say I’m ready to go to jail – not just because it will bring so much attention to the plight of orcas in captivity, but because it’s nice to let people know I haven’t lost my edge,” he wrote, adding, “… My whole crane-climbing, fireworks debacle really turned out to be pretty meaningful in the end, too. I mean, if your goal is to make a statement about captivity, you may as well get yourself locked up!”
ROSIE ON RUNNING AWAY
Rosie O’Donnell is quoting “Runaway Bunny” in response to her daughter Chelsea’s tell-all interview about their troubled relationship.
On Wednesday, Rosie tweeted: “I will grow, I will grow, I will grow. I will grow without you. I will feel the sun on my face and I will thrive,” from Margaret Wise Brown’s picture book about a baby rabbit telling his mother he wants to run away.
In August, Rosie, 53, announced that Chelsea, 18, had gone missing from their New York home. She was later found with her boyfriend, alleged heroin addict Steven Sheerer, and now lives with the 25-year-old’s family in New Jersey, according to People magazine.
In an interview in the U.K. Daily Mail on Tuesday, Chelsea disputed her mother’s comments, saying she was kicked out of the former “View” host’s house and denying she is mentally ill. She also said her mother was a different person in public and private.
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Singer-songwriter Bruno Mars is 30. … Actor-screenwriter Matt Damon is 45. … Singer CeCe Winans is 51. … Actress Sigourney Weaver is 66. … Actor-comedian Chevy Chase is 72. … Civil rights activist Jesse Jackson is 74. … Actor Paul Hogan is 76.
— Wire report
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