Former actress Maia Campbell was among 44 people arrested during a drag racing crackdown in Atlanta on Saturday.
Recently, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms promised to allow drag racing on a designated block in the city. The sport has exploded in popularity in recent years.
But police say drag racing has become a problem since the coronavirus pandemic. And the mayor walked back her promise to allow illegal street racing.
Police issued 114 citations and impounded 29 vehicles. Four firearms were seized, including a semi-automatic rifle.
Campbell, 43, is best known for starring as Tiffany alongside LL Cool J in the hit TV sitcom "In the House."
Campbell battled drug addictions over the years. She supported herself financially by selling her body on street corners.
LL Cool J tried to reach out to his former co-star after she went viral while hustling for change at a gas station in 2017. But she replied, "Don't call me, I'll call you."
"You can't help someone who doesn't want your help," LL wrote on Twitter.
Retired rappers Eve and Xzibit were among the celebrities attending the 2014 Gumball 3000 Race Opening Day 1 in Miami, Fl on Thursday. Eve and her millionaire fiancé Maximillion Cooper, founder of the Gumball 3000 race, announced their wedding date today. The Gumball 300 race runs from Miami to Atlanta.
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The entertainment world was shaken to its core by the news of the tragic death of 'Fast & Furious' franchise star Paul Walker over the weekend.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says excessive speed was a factor in the death of Walker, 40, and his financial adviser, Roger Rodas, 38.
Rodas was at the wheel of a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT when it hit a light pole and wrapped itself around a tree near the site of a fundraiser that Walker attended on Saturday in Valencia, CA.
Emergency responders found the mens' bodies nearly incinerated inside the mangled wreckage of the half million dollar sports car.
Walker's death was a freakish footnote to the underground racing movie franchise that made him a household name.
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