June 7, 2005 — -- The story is a familiar one: A big-name star has been arrested for aggressive or unlawful behavior in an exclusive luxury hotel.
Furniture may have been ripped to pieces, or perhaps glass and bottles are shattered on the once-perfectly carpeted floor after a long night of rowdy behavior. Charges are then considered, and the gossip hounds go wild over the salacious details.
This time around, it's actor Russell Crowe making the headlines -- the Australian star has been charged with second-degree assault and possession of a weapon after allegedly lobbing a phone at a clerk at the Mercer Hotel in New York.
While Crowe deals with the legal fallout from his frustrated attempts to call his wife in Australia, here's a look at some of the other notorious moments that occurred when a star may have felt a bit too at home in his or her hotel room. After all, checking into a five-star establishment doesn't mean you own the place.
During the 1988 Democratic Convention in Atlanta, the former brat packer filmed a sex tape with two underage girls in his hotel room.
Nearly 11 years ago, he spent a night with his then-girlfriend Kate Moss in a Manhattan hotel room and decided to do some unexpected redecorating. Depp was arrested for breaking some of the furnishings and later agreed to pay $9,700 in damages.
Moss can't seem to escape the hotel drama. This past winter, her on-again, off-again boyfriend, British singer Pete Doherty, found his own hotel troubles. The former singer for the Libertines was arrested in February after getting into a fight in a London hotel. The assault charges have since been dropped.