Actor Cody Longo has been ordered to attend alcohol education classes after pleading no contest to a driving under the influence (DUI) charge. The Hollywood Heights star, 25, was arrested in Los Angeles in June (13) on suspicion of being drunk behind the wheel of his car, and he has now reached a plea agreement with prosecutors.
Longo agreed to plead no contest to one charge of DUI, and was sentenced to three years of summary probation and three months of alcohol education classes. He was also ordered to attend 10 Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, according to TMZ.com.
Actor Cody Longo has urged fans not to worry about him following his arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI), insisting "everything is fine". The Hollywood Heights star, who plays Eddie Duran in the hit Nickelodeon TV series, was pulled over by cops in the early hours of Thursday (06Jun13) after he was allegedly spotted driving aggressively through Los Angeles, reportedly following another driver too closely and flashing his lights.
His representative played down the incident, branding it "an unfortunate misunderstanding", and now Longo, who was released after posting $15,000 (£9,677) bail, claims the case isn't as bad as it seems.
Returning to his Twitter.com blog on Friday (07Jun13), he writes, "Everything is fine. I Love you guys. Do not worry, stories always get exaggerated..."
However, the 25 year old did not clear up the arrest details that he suggests had been reported incorrectly.
Hollywood Heights star Cody Longo has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI). Longo, who plays Eddie Duran in the hit Nickelodeon TV series, was stopped by cops in the early hours on Thursday (06Jun13) after he was allegedly spotted driving aggressively through Los Angeles, following too close to another driver and flashing his lights.
The actor was subjected to a field sobriety test and was subsequently arrested and taken to a nearby police station where he was booked for DUI and later released after posting $15,000 (£9,677) bail.
His representative tells TMZ.com, "This was an unfortunate misunderstanding. Cody takes it very seriously as his focus is music and acting."
It's getting to the point where you'd be surprised to hear about a bizarre, offbeat project that doesn't have James Franco involved. The actor/living performance art piece that is Franco has signed on to join Nick at Nite's original soap opera, Hollywood Heights (formerly titled Reach for the Stars).
The new program is based on the Mexican telenovela Alcanzar Una Estrella, which had a 100 episode run in 1990. Hollywood Heights will star Franco in a multi-episode arc in a story about a young, shy songwriter who rises to fame after winning a competition, and teams up with a rock star she idolizes to live out her dreams.
Even when Franco accepted, and then revived, (and then backed out of, and then backed back into) his eponymous role on the long running General Hospital, few assumed that he'd be making a habit out of soap acting. But clearly he's got a taste for the genre. It's not the strangest thing he's signed on to do lately. Hollywood Heights will reunite Franco with General Hospital producer Jill Farren Phelps.
Franco joins stars Brittany Underwood (herself a soap vet from One Life to Live) and Carlos Ponce (of the moderately soapy 7th Heaven) on the series. Others mentioned as cast members include Melissa Ordway and Cody Longo.
Hollywood Heights will air five nights a week beginning this June. Source: Zap2it