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Katt Williams has had a wild month. First, he was accused of assaulting a bar manager with a pool cue. Then, he allegedly slapped a Target employee in the face. Just a few days later, the comedian reportedly whipped an audience member with a microphone at one of his shows.

Now Williams is facing charges, not for his public antics, but for private ones. The comedian was arrested Friday after LAPD officers reportedly found numerous guns and illegal drugs at his Woodland Hills home, TMZ reports.

The worst part may be that Williams' four children were living in the home with him.

It wasn't a very merry Christmas this year for former Atlanta Braves star Andruw Jones and his wife, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

The five-time all-star outfielder allegedly got into an argument with his wife Nicole Jones while drunkenly assembling a computer table. According to authorities, the argument culminated with Andruw trying to strangle Nicole.

Fortunately, she was able to escape. Andruw, however, was booked into jail Christmas morning on battery charges.

Former NBA star Javaris Crittenton is in more trouble. The ex-Georgia Tech player is already facing a murder charge in Atlanta. Now he's been hit with a restraining order as well.

Crittenton allegedly slapped his baby mama Tyress Daniels in the face while she was breastfeeding their 1-day-old child, according to TMZ. A temporary restraining order has been filed, requiring Crittenton to stay at least 100 yards away from Daniels and their newborn son.

Zooey Deschanel, star of Fox's "New Girl," is about to start her new life. After three years of marriage, Deschanel and her musician husband Ben Gibbard are throwing in the towel, TMZ reports.

Deschanel originally filed for divorce nearly a year ago, citing the classic "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for the split. Just last week, a judge signed off on the divorce decree, finalizing the break up.

Brook Kerr is used to drama. Kerr played Whitney Russell for eight years on the NBC soap opera "Passions."

Now Kerr is in the middle of some real-life drama. After 22 years of marriage, the actress filed for divorce from her estranged husband, Christopher Warren, back in July.

However, Warren apparently won't let things go. Kerr recently had to take out a temporary restraining order against her soon-to-be ex, TMZ reports.

A teen mother from Cobb County was arrested after the body of a newborn baby was found buried in a shoebox on Wednesday, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

The Cobb County Medical Examiner's office is still determining the cause of the newborn's death and whether the infant was alive when it was abandoned. The newborn's 13-year-old mother was arrested Thursday and charged as an adult with felony murder, first-degree cruelty to a child, and concealing death, according to authorities.

After only a year of married life, Sarah Palin's son Track and his wife Britta are calling it quits.

The couple jointly filed for divorce in an Alaskan court, TMZ reports. No word yet on how Track and Britta will split custody of their 1-year-old daughter, Kyla.

Would you leave your 1-year-old for a week with someone you barely knew? Would you leave your toddler for a week without getting any contact information from the sitter?

Laquanda Burley reportedly did all of the above. Burley told police that she gave her 1-year-old son Malachi Burley to a woman she knew only as "Sylvia" to watch for a week. Burley panicked after a week passed with no word from her son or Sylvia.

Fortunately police were able to track Sylvia and Malachi down. Strangely, no charges are expected to be filed in the case, The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.

The holidays are already the most hectic time of year. Add visitation schedules and custody arrangements to the mix, and things can get pretty hairy.

To further complicate the matter, let's say you and your ex practice different religions. What happens when a Christian parent and a Jewish parent divorce? What about a Hindu parent and a parent who's an atheist? Who gets to decide the children's religion? And who gets the kids for the holidays?

Lakers star Steve Nash made the move from Phoenix to Los Angeles earlier this year, but apparently he doesn't want his kids to follow him.

When Nash joined the Lakers, he reportedly said one of the benefits of the move was that he'd be closer to his three children.

Strangely, the point guard is now trying to prevent his ex-wife Alejandra Amarilla from moving their kids from Phoenix to California, TMZ reports. Nash hasn't given his reasons, but it could be over child support.