March 19th, 2013
04:35 PM ET

Bruno Mars on posing for his 2010 mugshot, moving forward

In the grand history of celebrity mugshots - which includes Nicole Richie's smizing and Paris Hilton's "did you get my good side?" head tilt - Bruno Mars' September 2010 photo is a standout.

The "Locked Out Of Heaven" singer had been booked on a drug charge in Las Vegas at the time. Instead of doing the stoic face of someone in trouble with the law, Mars smiled like he was at the Grammy Awards.

When GQ magazine, which hosts Mars on the cover of its April "Style Bible" issue, asked the singer why he was grinning upon his arrest, Mars couldn't quite say.

"I have no idea," he responded, laughing. "It was a picture."

It's also one image that Mars would like to forget. As he told Piers Morgan last year, he's been trying to move forward ever since his arrest.

"I was really intoxicated. I was really drunk," Mars recalled to GQ. "So a lot of that is a big blur, and I try every day to forget and keep pushing.”

So far, his attempt to leave the past in the past is working. Mars just notched his first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with his 2012 album, "Unorthodox Jukebox" - not an easy task, he said.

“You know how hard it is to write a big song? That s*** is hard, man," he admitted to GQ. "I don’t ever want to come out with something safe and get away with ‘It sounds good!’ It’s got to be more than sounding good. The music I like are events. ... ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ is my favorite song - that song’s an event. And that’s what I want to do. I’m sure that shocked the world, that song. ‘Billie Jean’ shocked the world. ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit.’ Those songs are events. That guy put everything he got into that, and he meant it."

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  1. ZZZZ

    bored now

    March 25, 2013 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  2. Dee

    I have tix to Bruno in Louisville, KY in August! Can't wait!!

    March 20, 2013 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Hershey Squirts

    today, really bad, too. Ran down the back of one pant leg into one of my socks. I need to leave work to change but have to wait so that no one sees me sneak out with brown stained trousers. Embarrasing!

    March 20, 2013 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Agreed Dom--

    good point

    March 20, 2013 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  5. Dom

    yes Bruno is a good artist but is that type of behavior do we want the youth to persuave to be ok it doesnt matter what he does he should get the same punishment as everyone else

    March 20, 2013 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
  6. ashely deerer

    Quit lying bltch, you know your gold-digging a*s married for money.

    March 20, 2013 at 1:35 am | Report abuse |
  7. Emily

    I'm not a bit married or even interested in it. My life is good. Me and the cats live in peace.

    March 19, 2013 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
  8. all the scripts were for her not bruno...

    and it worked she's still talking about it......i adore bruno but unfortunately she pushes snookie too much so therefore we had too send her too the 5th dimension.....she adores bruno-

    50 does not flush down too quickly does she–

    March 19, 2013 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • ashely deerer

      Wow… My friend Emily has just married to a handsome wealthy guy
      They met through ~~ŔichWoo.Ćoм~~ a good place to talk with successful wealthy guys and beautiful classy women (athletes,doctors,CEOs,models,lawyers,celebrities,etc….)perhaps you can have a try

      March 19, 2013 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Emily

      No way. I didn't marry anyone. My cats and these blogs are all I need.

      March 19, 2013 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Maroon1

    i tell her that everyday...does she listen no...

    March 19, 2013 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
  10. whilome

    Bruno Mars wasn't "drunk," he was caught with cocaine. Why not take this moment to be honest instead of taking the easier, more publicly acceptable way out? The more you tell the truth, the less you have to remember.

    March 19, 2013 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Jan

    Bruno is an awesome musician, that's what counts! Darn right he's moved forward, surprise awesomeness as SNL host, no. 1 album, sold out concert tour! Talent wins!

    March 19, 2013 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |

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