A former member of the R&B group Destiny’s Child was arrested in Myrtle Beach over the weekend after a night drinking with two football players, according to authorities. Online records show Farrah Franklin, 33, was booked into the Horry County jail just before 5 a.m. Sunday on a charge of disorderly conduct. She was released around noon Sunday after posting $280 bond.
According to police reports, Franklin had been drinking with NFL players Daquan Bowers and Ricky Sapp. Bowers, a defensive end with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, told Horry County Police he had flown Franklin into town from California to spend time with him.
The three went out drinking Sunday and went back to Sapp’s home. Both men told police Franklin was highly intoxicated and that she was “yelling, slamming doors and refused to stop when asked.” The men called police after she refused to calm down. Officers said they found Franklin lying in a neighbor’s yard and the woman told police she “did not have anywhere else to go and was planning on sleeping in the woods.”
BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT
Shopping at a farmers market: Isn’t that romantic? Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed were caught in the act Sunday in Studio City, California. And why not? The two have a lot in common; both have played vampires — Somerhalder, 36, in The Vampire Diaries, and Reed, 25, in Twilight Saga. So there’s that. They’re also single and available. Reed announced her divorce from American Idol musician Paul McDonald in March; Somerhalder split with VD costar Nina Dobrev last year.
HE’S GOT GAME
We have a feeling Rory McIlroy had someone to celebrate with after he won the U.S. Open Sunday. According to UK media reports, the golfer is happy with Irish lingerie model Nadia Forde. And it may be getting serious — McIlroy missed a practice session last weekend after Forde was in a minor crash. He split from Danish tennis star Caroline Wozniacki a few months after she posted an unflattering picture of the Irishman sleeping.
IN THE HEARTLAND
The 20-year-old son of John Mellencamp faces an underage drinking charge while awaiting resolution of charges that he and his brother seriously injured a man in a fight. Court records show Hud Mellencamp of Bloomington, Indiana, was charged July 10 with a misdemeanor count of illegal alcohol consumption. Hud and his younger brother, Speck, face felony battery charges that they punched and kicked a man who they believed had hit Speck last year.
A MATTER OF TRUST
Court documents show Philip Seymour Hoffman rejected his accountant’s suggestion he set aside money for his three children because he didn’t want them to be “trust fund” kids. The children’s court-appointed lawyer recently interviewed the late actor’s accountant, David Friedman, who said Hoffman wanted his estimated $35 million fortune to go his partner, the children’s mother, Mimi O’Donnell.