Eavesdropping In: Harsher Penalties For CA Drivers On Phones?; Lakers Rookie Arrested At IHOP; Keith Olbermann To Launch New "Countdown"; Ice-T & Coco Reality Show; Charlie Sheen Posts $22.5k Bail For Pal

by Emily Green · April 26, 2011

Ouch. CA senators approve a bill with steeper penalties for drivers caught using cell phones that could cost first-time offenders over $300. [LATimes]

New low: the Lakers' Derrick Caracter was arrested for being wasted and shoving an employee at a New Orleans IHOP at 1am. [KTLA]

After his abrupt split from MSNBC, Keith Olbermann sticks it to his old network by launching his new show of the same name, "Countdown With Keith Olbermann", set to air on Current TV in June. [HuffPo]

Don't act like you're not excited about Ice-T and shapely wife Coco's upcoming E! reality series following their home life and her "attempts to launch a professional career as a model." [PE]

Charlie Sheen posts $22.5k bail to get friend Lenny Dykstra out of jail as he takes on charges of embezzling over $400k. [TMZ]