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By Shaun Kitchener On April 22, 2013

As Reese Witherspoon Mug Shot Goes Viral, The Top 10 Most Surprising Celebrity Arrests Ever: George Clooney, Cheryl Cole, More

Paris Hilton, Bruno Mars, Hugh Grant among shock celeb criminals

Reese Witherspoon may have surprised us by getting arrested over the weekend, but she certainly isn't the first A-lister to be dragged in by police.

The Oscar-winning actress apparently had a touch of celebrity entitlement syndrome when cops pulled her husband Jim Toth over, barking "Do you know my name?".

She has said today that she is deeply embarrassed over the incident... and, to be fair, we'd be surprised if she ever got taken into custody again.

She attended the premiere for new film Mud last night, putting on a brave face and going some distance to facing the music... but she didn't quite muster up enough strength to face the reporters!

Reese Witherspoon's mugshot... something we never thought we'd see! (WENN)

In light of the whole incident, we've taken a dig through recent celeb brushes with the law to deliver the Top 10 most surprising star arrests ever.

From Paris Hilton's first stint in a slammer to Cheryl Cole's altercation with a nightclub attendant, our gallery is packed with celebrity law dramas that we couldn't honestly see coming.

There's also George Clooney's unfortunate incident, Winona Ryder's courtroom drama, Bruno Mars' pre-fame escapades and George Clooney's brief stint in cuffs from last summer.

Take a look at our gallery below... have we missed anyone?

The Top 10 most surprising celebrity arrests ever

9. Teen star Haley Osmet flew under the radar when he was arrested in 2006 (WENN)
10. We knew she loved to get up to mischief, but did we really expect Paris Hilton to end up in the slammer? (WENN)
8. US TV favourite Martha Stewart raised a few eyebrows when she was arrested in the 00s (WENN)
7. Acclaimed actress Winona Ryder tarnished her name somewhat when she was sent down for theft (WENN)
6. Tsk tsk! Gossip Girl hunk Chace Crawford was busted for drug possession (WENN)
5. Crooner Bruno Mars was a jailbird before shooting to fame (WENN)
4. Hugh Grant, the good guy from all the romcoms you remember from the late 90s/early 00s, has had his share of brushes with the law (WENN)
3. Pin-up George Michael was arrested for some mischievous behavior back in the day (WENN)
2. Just after winning a spot in Girls Aloud, Cheryl Cole was taken to court in 2002 for an altercation with a toilet attendant. She was found guilty, but cleared of any suggestion of racism (WENN)
1. George Clooney was arrested for the "disorderly crossing of a police line" (!) last year, winning himself a $100 fine. (WENN)
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