Actress Kelly Lebrock has officially been charged with driving under the influence (DUI) following an arrest last month (Nov13). The Weird Science star, 53, was taken into custody by a California Highway Patrol officer on 30 November (13) near Santa Barbara after she was reportedly spotted driving erratically, speeding and failing to brake at a stop sign.
According to TMZ.com, Steven Seagal's ex-wife was twice over the legal limit of 0.08 when she was given a breathalyser test.
She has since been slapped with a DUI charge and faces up to six months behind bars and a $1,000 (£670) fine if convicted.
Model/actress Kelly Lebrock is facing allegations of driving under the influence (DUI) following an arrest last month (Nov13). Steven Seagal's ex-wife, 53, was pulled over by a California Highway Patrol officer on 30 November (13) near Santa Barbara after she was reportedly spotted driving erratically, speeding and failing to brake at a stop sign.
She was taken into custody and booked after struggling to complete a field sobriety test, according to TMZ.com.
The Weird Science star has yet to comment on the incident.
One-time movie pin-up Kelly Lebrock retreated to Santa Barbara, California after her 10-year marriage to Steven Seagal fell apart in the mid-1990s and has lived like a hermit ever since. The forgotten model-turned-actress, who starred in cult 1980s films Weird Science and The Woman in Red, has been out of the spotlight for almost two decades but now she's ready for her close-up again as she prepares to promote an upcoming autobiography.
Now 53, she tells Britain's Daily Mail, "When I split with Steven, the divorce was very ugly, and details of the case were on the evening news. I didn't want my kids seeing it, so I simply got rid of the TV. I moved my kids out of L.A. so they could grow up with real people - the kids of gas pump attendants, plumbers and real family people."
LeBrock, who had three kids with the action star, fled Hollywood and set up home in Santa Barbara.
She adds, "I became a hermit. I had absolutely no self-esteem. I hated myself... I feared everything and didn't want to leave the house."
But she quickly learned to make the most of her new life away from the cameras and started becoming self-sufficient.
She explains, "I grow all my veggies and make my own cheese and yogurt. It's bloody exhausting! To work the land full time keeps me so fit that I haven't worked out in seven years."
The Weird Science actress was married to the Hollywood tough guy for nine years between 1987 and 1996, and they have three children together.
Seagal found himself thrust into the headlines last week (beg12Apr10) when a former employee filed a lawsuit alleging he used her "like a sex toy" and expected her to pleasure him sexually after landing a job as his executive assistant. He denies the claims.
LeBrock has refused to comment on the allegations, but has revealed she will be telling all about life with her ex-husband in a new book.
She tells TMZ.com, "(I'm ) not surprised (by the allegations). I will refrain from saying anything specific now because of our three children.
"I have many shocking things to say about Mr. Seagal which will be known soon when my book comes out."
Don't You Forget About Me tells the story of Hughes' life and was completed before the beloved filmmaker died from a heart attack, aged 59.
Alliance Films of Montreal signed a deal to release the project shortly after his death made headlines on Thursday (06Aug09), reports trade magazine Variety.
Several stars from Hughes' hit movies took part in director Matt Austin-Sadowski's film, including The Breakfast Club stars Ally Sheedy and Judd Nelson, Weird Science's Kelly LeBrock and Pretty In Pink actor Andrew McCarthy.
Austin-Sadowski cites Hughes as one of his greatest influences, and hopes the documentary will inspire a renewed interest in his work.
He says, "He inspired me as a person, going through an awkward adolescence, as many people do. He took affairs of the heart very seriously, and no other director gave teenagers that sort of treatment at that time.".
This is a tough one to judge. You never get any explanation of who these people are or why they do what they do; if you don't know the video game you're basically thrown into Tomb Raider blind. Just go with it and figure it'll all make sense eventually. It does--for the most part. Lara Croft (Jolie) who is carrying on her deceased father's (Jon Voight) work as an English archaeologist/antiquities hunter uncovers an ancient puzzle that she must solve before it's too late. Centuries before a mysterious otherworldly object with a godlike power to alter time was split in two and the pieces buried in tombs on opposite ends of the earth. Jolie must race against time to find both halves of the object and destroy it before a leader of an evil secret society (Iain Glen) gets his hands on it.
With her long dark braid and impossible figure (thanks to some stuffing up top) Jolie certainly is a dead ringer for über-heroine Croft. Her hoity-toity monotone Brit accent is sporadic and fleeting; she slips in and out of it as often and easily as she does impending death. Our globetrotting superwoman switches languages as needed winning over Buddhist monks and little Mongolian girls in the process (tell me please how she wears a T-shirt while dog sledding in Siberia while everyone else is bundled up in parkas? That bra must've been padded with Thinsulate). Jolie can kick butt with the best of 'em but she's tiresome. All arch looks and badass 'tude this Kelly-LeBrock-for-the-new-millennium is not terribly much fun. Granted Croft has serious work to do but a little lightheartedness goes a long way. Raiders of the Lost Ark this ain't.
Given that there's little story line acted out by characters with whom it's hard to connect since you have no idea who they are the movie surprisingly manages to keep your attention for a couple hours. Then again that could be due to the tremendous and seemingly never-ending clamor on screen where every few seconds a hailstorm of bullets showers the scene or really big things are happening--gargantuan rock statues turn into sword-wielding CGI beasts enormous retro-futuristic contraptions like something out of Brazil materialize from the earth beams of light descend from the distant beyond. Or maybe it's just the mesmerizing effect of waiting for Jolie's lips to crawl across her face like two fat slugs going after the magic jasmine Daddy Croft told Lara about.