The stars literally aligned in Baltimore City Circuit Court as not one, but two Baltimore celebrities showed up for jury duty Tuesday. Both Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps AND celebrity chef Duff Goldman reported to court to perform their civic responsibilities.
While our trial courts reporter said she did not see any crowds or chaos at the courthouse today, The Baltimore Sun reported Phelps created a small uproar, with not only prospective jurors but courthouse employees jockeying for pictures with the Olympic gold medalist.
It eventually got to the point where Phelps had to be taken to another room and the rest of the jurors were given a speech about courthouse conduct, The Sun reported.
Cake impresario Goldman is known for his show, “Ace of Cakes,” about his Baltimore bakery, Charm City Cakes.
Apparently being rich and famous is not a reason to get out of jury duty and other celebrities have shown up at their hometown courthouses over the years. Anderson Cooper apparently fell asleep at jury duty. Axl Rose of Guns N’ Roses and Sarah Jessica Parker love jury duty. Even The Material Girl has shown up to perform her civic duty.