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August 06, 2012|By Mick Swasko, RedEye

They can afford the most exclusive clubs and the priciest bottle service, but celebrities still can't avoid the scene when fists fly during their nights out. Sometimes they get stuck in the middle of a brawl, and other times, they totally start them. Here's a roundup of some high-profile players who've gotten caught up in the chaos.

>>Way back in December 1999—when Jay Z had just dropped "The Life and Times of S. Carter"—the rapper pleaded guilty to a third-degree assault charge after a stabbing at a Manhattan club. Jay was at a listening party for a Q-Tip album when he stabbed record producer Lance "Un" Rivera, according to mtvnews.com.

>>In October 2011, Channing Tatum found himself in the middle of what TMZ described as a "big fight" in a club in Chicago. It's unclear if the "Magic Mike" star was directly involved, but a video of the brawl shows quite a few punches and shoves being thrown around.

>>Shia LaBeouf found himself in bar-fight double duty last year, when a video caught the "Transformers" actor taking punches on the sidewalk outside Vancouver bar Cinema Public House. In February 2011, the actor also got a split lip in a dust-up in L.A., according to the Los Angeles Times.

>>No list of club conflict can exist without a mention of the "Jersey Shore" cast. Nicole "Snooki" Polizzifamously was punched in 2009, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro got into a boardwalk brawl in Season 1, and Ortiz-Magro was accused in early June of assaulting a man at the Bamboo Bar in Seaside Heights, N.J. That's not even the full list, folks.

>>Bottles flew—literally—in mid-June this year, when Chris Brown and Drake made headlines for a huge quarrel that left a New York club trashed and Brown with a bloody chin, according to CBS News and The Associated Press. But that's not all: NBA star Tony Parker is suing the club for $20 million after being injured during the clash, according to mtvnews.com.

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