The mixed martial arts champion accused Jameson of harbouring a secret prescription drug addiction after he was arrested on domestic violence charges at the couple's California home on Monday (26Apr10).
Ortiz claimed he confronted her because he believed she was high on painkiller OxyContin.
Jameson dismissed his allegations as false, claiming Ortiz attacked her after she said "something very hurtful to his ego" - and she is said to have agreed to a drug test on Tuesday (27Apr10) to prove she wasn't under the influence during the alleged altercation.
According to TMZ.com, Jameson tested negative for 10 major drugs in the screening, administered by officials at the American Toxicology Inc. laboratory in Las Vegas.
Speaking about the results, the star tells TMZ.com, "I am definitely not addicted to OxyContin or any drug."
Her attorney adds, "The lab tests clearly exonerate Jenna Jameson of any hint, iota, or suggestion that she ingested or was under the influence of any opiates or controlled substances."
Last we visited Ruggsville Texas some naive teens had fallen prey to the Firefly family's underground living-dead chamber only to be slaughtered in dreadfully diverse ways while attempting to escape. Now after finally catching wind of the Firefly's goings-on authorities led by Sheriff Wydell (William Forsythe) ambush the corpse-crammed farmhouse but only manage to take Mother Firefly (Leslie Easterbrook) into custody. Just like cockroaches fleeing light second-generation Fireflys Otis Driftwood (Bill Moseley) and his sister Baby Firefly (Sheri Moon) escape through an underground passageway--but not before warning their dad the carney-faced Captain Spaulding (Sid Haig) the homicidal jig is up. Spaulding the owner of the Museum of Monsters and Madmen which doubles as a gas and fried chicken stop arranges to meet the kids at a backwater motel to plot their next move. The fugitive Firefly family continues to kill and pillage while on the lamb from Sheriff Wydell the self-proclaimed "Lord's arm of justice " who is intent on bringing the cruel clan to justice.
The most electrifying entity in Zombie's horror franchise is the crazed Captain Spaulding played in both flicks by veteran B-list actor Haig who ingeniously permeates his character's insanity with an iota of common sense. Underneath that mad PT Barnum face paint rests a man smart enough to run his own business and function within the norms of society. For that we gravitate towards him--and the hopes he will bring an end to slaughter before the sheriff has to. But it is Wydell played by Forsythe (City by the Sea) whom we end up rooting for if not by default even when the God-fearing Elvis-loving lawman turns vigilante. Motivated by grief after the Firefly's killed his brother Forsythe's Wydell is menacing yet unexpectedly empathetic. And while Moseley and Moon--reprising their roles as Otis and the psychotic Baby Firefly respectively--speak volumes here compared to House of 1 000 Corpses both junior Fireflys unfortunately fall victim to the films' zapped character growth.
Zombie demonstrates he knows how to scare and repulse moviegoers but House of 1 000 Corpses and its follow-up have yet to produce any memorable central characters. As evil antagonists the Firefly family--and only recurring characters in both horrors--need to be the folks you root for. Sure Baby Otis and Captain Spaulding are despicable but why not let your audience know what makes them tick? What's their back-story flaws and weaknesses? And why does Tiny (Matthew McGrory) look like that? With his '70s-style cinematography and intriguing storyline Zombie has any horror fan hooked--but even Jason and Michael Myers had pasts that formed their presents. Without adding intensity to the Firefly clan The Devil's Rejects is a one-dimensional tale of slaughter one in which you end of cheering for a Sheriff and religious zealot by default. There's no entertainment value in the torturous killings of the Firefly's victims either--including the traveling rodeo troop (lead by Priscilla Barnes better known as nurse Terri on Three's Company). If we don't identify the motive behind it even one as straightforward as insanity there's no point.
For five years Belle (Queen Latifah) has poured all the cash she has earned from her bike courier job into modifying her Ford Crown Victoria for the day she gets her taxi driver's license. Her 4 p.m. appointment (they close at that time in NYC but we won't nitpick) rolls over through the early evening which really pisses off her brutish beau who had planned to propose to her over a candlelit dinner. But Belle's too keyed up about her new job not to mention her spankin' new yellow cab to be concerned. Then there's Detective Washburn (Jimmy Fallon) a cop whose bumbling vehicular antics cost him his driver's license. While walking the beat Washburn hears about a bank robbery in progress and decides to take a cab--Belle's cab--to the scene of the crime. Following a series of ill-fated events police seize Belle's taxi as evidence and Washburn gets axed from the force. The unlikely duo join forces to get Belle's Crown Victoria back and catch the bad guys which brings us to the film's highlight: Vanessa (Gisele Bundchen) the leader of a gang of all-women thieves who give Belle and Washburn a real run for their money.
The teaming of Queen Latifah and Jimmy Fallon just doesn't work here. Separately Latifah's Belle has a contagious enthusiasm that makes the character really likable. She's determined and sharp but has a playfulness about her that softens the edges. That's why it's so confusing when she goes along with Washburn's questionable plan to track down the bank robbers outside of the law: Her character is too smart to fly by the seat of her pants. Fallon's Washburn on the other hand has almost no redeeming qualities but to paraphrase Jessica Rabbit he's not bad he's just written that way. Washburn is such a bumbling idiot in the film's first half that his transformation into supercop is too contradictory to accept. Together there isn't an iota of chemistry between the two stars--until you see the outtakes with the closing credits. The camaraderie they appear to have shared while filming just never transpired on the final cut. Kudos however to Brazilian model Bundchen who surprisingly injects the right amount of humor into the role of sexy bank robber Vanessa. Honorable mention goes to the Vanessa's getaway car a chiaretto red metallic BMW 745Li sedan which outperforms its castmates by a quarter mile.
Director Tim Story who helmed the outrageously funny Barbershop falls from grace with the mega-lame Taxi the English-language remake of the 1998 hit French comedy that spawned two sequels. But this adaptation credited to more than five scribes is so implausible it's almost insulting. I don't know what's worst the fact that so-called car enthusiast Belle poured that much money into souping up an automatic Crown Victoria or the fact that her dreams of becoming a NASCAR driver come true by the time the credits roll. Taxi's final scene complete with a cameo appearance by Jeff Gordon might as well have been sponsored by NASCAR's "Drive for Diversity" program aimed at creating minority drivers and crews for regional races. But until the day comes when Gordon faces a black competitor--an overweight one at that--it's impossible to buy Belle as the Tiger Woods of NASCAR. The far-fetched storyline is exacerbated by director of photography Vance Burberry's unflattering lighting which grossly emphasizes every one of generally beautiful Queen Latifah's 2 000-odd pores and pancake makeup.
It's too soon to tell whether his drug-related arrest over the weekend will derail his recent comeback, but one thing is known for now: Robert Downey Jr. is expected to go back to work on "Ally McBeal," USA Today reports.
"Robert Downey Jr.'s episode in Palm Springs will not affect the production schedule one iota," the actor's publicist, Alan Nierob, said Monday. "He'll be back at work whenever he is scheduled to work."
Before the latest arrest, Downey was enjoying a career upswing via his regular guest stint on Fox's quirky lawyer comedy. The actor reportedly has two more episodes left to shoot before completing his contract.
"Production continues on Ally McBeal, and we expect that Robert will be with us through Ally's 12th episode of the season as per his agreement," Fox spokesman Chris Alexander told USA Today.
Downey was arrested Saturday at a Palm Springs, Calif., resort for possession of cocaine and methamphetamine and was released the next morning on $15,000 bail.
He is scheduled to be arraigned on Dec. 27 in Indio, Calif.
The "Less Than Zero" and "Two Girls and a Guy" actor has been no stranger to the criminal justice system. In June 1999, he was sent to California State Prison in Corcoran for violating his probation and was released on $5,000 bail last August.