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    Fred Willard and Five Other Stars Caught in Compromising Positions

    Fred Willard Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

    Fred Willard is no doubt feeling a bit embarrassed after being arrested Wednesday night for allegedly engaging in a lewd act at an adult theater. Heck, it's already cost him a job (and no, we're not talking about his next feature film role in—wait for itThe Yank, per IMDb.)

    But the comic actor certainly isn't the first celeb to find himself in such an awkward situation.

    Here now are five other famous faces who probably wished they could have hid said famous faces when these incidents went down...

    MORE: Fred Willard Busted for Alleged Lewd Act in Adult Theater

    Hugh Grant

    Hugh Grant The About a Boy star was a bit of a bad boy when in 1995 he was arrested on Hollywood's Sunset Boulevard for lewd conduct with prostitute Divine Brown. The misdemeanor charge cost him just over a thousand bucks, but earned him a memorable appearance on the Tonight Show With Jay Leno less than two weeks later, where the host started the interview by infamously asking, "What the hell were you thinking?"

    George Michael Zuma

    George Michael During a sting operation at a Beverly Hills park in 1998, the singer was nabbed by an undercover police officer for a lewd act in a public men's bathroom. He later pleaded no contest, was fined $810 and sentenced to 80 hours of community service.

    Eddie Murphy Bobby Bank/WireImage

    Eddie Murphy When the Tower Heist star was pulled over in 1997 while driving through West Hollywood, police proceeded to arrest a transsexual prostitute who was riding in the actor's car due to an outstanding warrant for prostitution. Murphy, who was not arrested or charged for anything, insisted he was merely being a "good Samaritan" when he offered to give the transsexual a ride.

    Paul Reubens, Pee-Wee Herman

    Paul Reubens: Better known as his alter ego Pee-wee Herman, Reubens was arrested for masturbating in a Sarasota, Fla., adult theater in July of 1991. His eventual no-contest plea led to 75 hours of community service. In September of that year, Reubens made his first public appearance as Pee-wee since the incident at the MTV Video Music Awards, where he playfully asked, "Heard any good jokes lately?" The ovation he received proved his arrest had not been the career-ender that many assumed it would be.

    Jeffrey Jones Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

    Jeffrey Jones: The actor, who will forever be associated with his role as vengeful principal Ed Rooney in Ferris Bueller's Day Off, was busted on child-pornography charges in 2002 when an unidentified teenager told authorities that Jones used him for "alleged criminal acts of a sexual nature." A search of the star's home found him to be in possession of child pornography, including sexually explicit snapshots featuring a 14-year-old boy. Jones was sentenced to five years of probation and ordered to register as a sex offender.

    PHOTOS: Celebs In Compromising Positions

     

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