Alexis Dziena's ex-boyfriend has been granted a restraining order against the actress. Jeffrey Francis Ausley applied for a protection order amid claims the 29-year-old Entourage star turned up at his home and tried to move in. Court documents also contain allegations she threatened him after their relationship ended.
A judge has now approved the order, which means Dziena cannot go within 100 yards (300 feet) of Ausley, according to TMZ.com.
Dziena is no stranger to drama - she requested a restraining order against her own parents in 2011, but the motion was dismissed by a judge due to lack of evidence.
The Entourage star claimed she was living in fear of her parents resorting to "murder or violence" to access her money when she applied for the ban at Los Angeles County Superior Court earlier this month (Sep11).
In her filing, Dziena stated, "I fear that (my dad) will do anything to get my money in his hands. I believe murder or violence or manipulation are all possible outcomes."
However Dziena's petition was rejected after a judge ruled she had insufficient evidence to support her allegations.
Dziena is due to appear in court on 3 October (11) to plead her case in person, according to TMZ.com.
If a John Hughes teen flick comingled with some sick alternative rock band the product would be Nick and Norah. First there’s Nick (Michael Cera) a nerdy musician who just got his heart stomped on by his now ex-girlfriend Tris (Alexis Dziena). Then there’s Norah (Kat Dennings) a nerdy prep school coed who is questioning pretty much all of her assumptions about the world. These two have just GOT to get together--and together they do. Through a chance encounter in the Big Apple which leads them on an all-night quest to find a legendary band's secret show Nick and Norah discover they might share more than just a love for the same infinite playlist. There are few mishaps but mostly it’s the joy of watching these two quirky kids fall for each other over what turns out to be one of hell of a first date. After impressing us with his first outing in TV’s Arrested Development Cera is running the risk of being typecast as the sweet and lovable nerd with Juno Superbad--and now Nick and Norah. Mind you we aren’t quite getting tired of the character but Cera may want to move on. Dennings whose high-strung snarkiness was best played as the teenage daughter in 40 Year-Old Virgin gels well with Cera’s superb subtleness making their pairing infinitely watchable (OK I’ll stop using that word). And truthfully they share one of the more intimate and refreshingly unique love scenes seen in a long time. Kudos also go out to the side players including up-and-comer Ari Graynor as Norah’s party-girl best friend--who proceeds to find herself in all kinds of predicaments--as well as the gay boys (Aaron Yoo and Ravi Gafron) in Nick’s band the Jerk Offs. Good stuff. The fact you can’t swing a dead cat without hitting a teen comedy these days how do you capture something fresh and new? It isn’t easy but newbie director Peter Sollett (Raising Victor Vargas) and first-time screenwriter Lorene Scafaria seem to have hit the right note with Nick and Norah. By combining a young cast on the rise and really cool alternative music the film speaks to its own generation succinctly. And at the same time it provides genuine entertainment for someone who might not have a Facebook profile or iPhone yet with its classic It Happened One Night rom-com setup. Fun had by all!
Honestly the most disappointing aspect is how plodding and well boring Fool's Gold is considering it’s a romantic action adventure about treasure hunting in the Florida Keys. How can you mess that up? In plenty of ways it seems. The story introduces Ben “Finn” Finnegan (McConaughey) who has spent most of his surf-bum-turned-treasure-hunter life obsessed with finding a legendary 18th century Spanish treasure lost at sea in 1715. So consumed in fact that he loses just about everything including his marriage to the lovely history buff Tess (Hudson). But on the day their divorce is final Finn tells Tess he may have finally found what they’ve both been searching for. All he needs is money and a boat. Luckily Tess is currently working as a steward on a yacht owned by the kindly billionaire Nigel Honeycutt (Donald Sutherland) and Finn convinces the lackadaisical Nigel to go on a treasure hunt. Tess isn’t pleased at first but then her passion for history and discovery--and eventually her ex--is rekindled. Of course others want the treasure too--including a rapper--so there’s the obligatory race to get the booty. Yo-Ho-Ho hum. It’s really a shame Hudson and McConaughey didn’t click as well as they did in How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. You watch their characters in Fool's Gold--all tanned and buff and clearly still in love with each other even though they won't admit it--and you want the magic to work again. You really do. But alas the script whittles whatever chemistry they have down to basically nothing. McConaughey is pretty much playing the same screw-up he played in Sahara while Hudson gets little to do besides boringly reading from 18th century diaries on the whereabouts of the treasure. Sutherland looks pretty uninterested as well and Ray Winstone (Beowulf) as the rival treasure hunter has about two lines in the whole thing. The only spark plug in the bunch is Alexis Dziena (Broken Flowers) as Nigel’s ditzy BlackBerry-obsessed daughter looking for daddy’s love. At least someone should have some fun frolicking in the Caribbean. Writer/director Andy Tennant should have known better--shame on him. He knows what a successful romantic comedy should do having helmed Hitch and Sweet Home Alabama. But instead he takes a perfectly good premise full of action-adventure potential and pisses it away. Unlike say a National Treasure-type film Fool's Gold is a dull journey to the loot with long expository scenes explaining the history behind the treasure and the people who wielded it and very little oomph elsewhere. Most of the action comes at the end when the treasure is close at hand but by that time we don’t care so much. The one thing Fool's Gold does have going for it is the gorgeous scenery with Queensland Australia posing at the Caribbean. It makes you want to chuck it all and live on a tropical island so in that regard Fool's Gold touches upon some of that fun escapism you’d expect from a film of this nature. It’s nice to find something at least a little positive about the movie isn’t it?
James (Macaulay Culkin) and Heather (Alexis Dziena) have a problem. Heather loves him but cannot climax with him during sex. Ellis (Kuno Becker) and Renee (Eliza Dushku) also have a problem in that she isn’t as sure about their relationship as he is and wants to experiment by having a lesbian encounter. Each couple meanders their way to Dr. Wellbridge (Joanna Miles) whose group sex therapy system has helped an appreciative crowd to broaden their horizons. The two couples are paired up and their dull partner-swapping evening results in big changes for all four people involved. “Dull” is the operative word here as Sex and Breakfast never ignites any interest in the characters individually nor as a group. And even more mysteriously for a film that centers around sex it is completely sexless and non-erotic-- even while the four are in the midst of having intercourse in the same bedroom. Macaulay Culkin has grown up to have a face that is strangely un-cinematic. He’s not exactly ugly but he is certainly not handsome with his pale skin flared nostrils and bulging eyes. Plus his character in Sex and Breakfast is a total dullard whose only interesting quality seems to be that he is a nice guy--which makes it something of a Hollywood mystery as to why such a beautiful woman as Alexis Dziena would be living with him in the first place. She is the opposite of Culkin with a face that drinks up the camera and draws all eyes to her when she is onscreen. But she cannot sustain her scenes with Culkin alone and they fall flat throughout. Eliza Dushku is also a pretty woman; her pairing with handsome Kuno Becker is in keeping with the more traditional Hollywood pretty people combos but their scenes together are equally enervating. It’s as if the four of them got together and agreed to keep the tone of the story so flat and unemotional as to suck all the life out of it. Two bright spots are Joanna Miles as the shrink who puts the two couples together and Jamie Ray Newman as the waitress who serves them both breakfast and entices Renee toward acting on her lesbian leanings. Writer/director Miles Brandman is apparently hoping to follow in the footsteps of greats like Ingmar Bergman the late Swedish filmmaker who understood perfectly how to create movies about interpersonal relationships that literally jumped off the screen and into one’s own psyche. Sadly Brandman has a long way to go to reach that skilled level of storytelling and filmmaking. The one thing he does right here is to set his tale of insipid people in Los Angeles the place where insipid people flock to from all over the world. The problem is these people have no soul and are excruciating to spend time with. Perhaps Brandman should try blowing some stuff up in his next film? At least that would be something to keep audiences from looking at their watches every five minutes to see how much longer there is to go until his movie is mercifully over.