John_Mayer_mug_shotNow I’m not much of a celebrity watcher at all but I caught this on the radio last week and got a tickle out of it so I had to follow up on it.  Seems singer John Mayer, for some unknown reason, challenged TMZ, the celebrity gossip show/website, to find a mug shot of him.  He bet them $25k to their favorite charity that they couldn’t.

Here’s what John said on Twitter: “if Harvey Levin at TMZ can produce my mugshot, I will donate 25k to the charity of his choice.”

Well, TMZ didn’t have much luck until they turned to the public and asked if anyone anywhere had ever seen a mugshot of John Mayer. After that it didn’t take long for Harvey Levin to produce the mug shot which was actually posted by The Smoking Gun 5 minutes before TMZ.

Mayer made good on his bet and two animal charities, Pet Orphans of Southern California and Ace of Hearts were the happy beneficiaries of $12,500 each.

John was arrested on May 26, 2001 for driving with a suspended license in Atlanta — the case was dismissed exactly one month later on June 26.

Gotta love it!!  That $12.5k is gonna do a lot of good for a lot of furbabies!!  Way to go John Mayer and TMZ!!  Be great to see more of the “silly bets” and challenges to pay off like this! 😀

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