Twilight star Bronson Pelletier has put his public intoxication conviction behind him by completing a course of court-ordered alcohol education classes. The actor was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport in December (12) after on-site police received a call about an unruly passenger, and video taken at the scene appeared to show him urinating by the gate as he waited for a flight.
He pleaded no contest to a charge of public intoxication and was sentenced to two years probation and ordered to attend 44 Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in exchange for a punishment without jail time.
Pelletier has now completed his duty to the court and finished his alcohol awareness course, according to TMZ.com.
The Blade star was allegedly caught on camera relieving himself in a hedge outside the city's Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel during a night out on Thursday (24Jan13).
The photo appears to show Dorff smiling for the cameras while he makes a public pit stop.
He is the latest star to be apparently caught short - actress Jaime Pressly and Twilight star Bronson Pelletier have both landed in hot water for allegedly urinating in public places.
The Canadian actor has confirmed he was removed from a plane, but denies reports he was caught relieving himself by the gate as he waited for another flight, which led to his arrest.
The 25-year-old claims another passenger on the same flight plied him with drinks prior to boarding, and then caused trouble for him once on the aircraft, telling TMZ.com, "That (public urination) definitely did not happen... I'm not a big drinker myself to be honest... The same guy that (sic) bought me drinks was the guy who got me taken off the plane... that's it. No peeing. Peeing did not happen."
Pelletier has now been charged with one count of being drunk in public, a misdemeanour, according to the website.
He faces a maximum of six months in jail if convicted and he will be arraigned on 7 January (13).
Pelletier is also due in court on 17 January (13) to answer to drug possession charges relating to another arrest earlier this month (Dec12) when police reportedly found illegal substances on his person at the Gym Bar in West Hollywood.
He has pleaded not guilty to two charges related to that incident.
The Canadian star was allegedly removed from a plane at the terminal after airport police received a call about an unruly passenger, and he was ordered to wait for another flight later in the day as he was too intoxicated to fly.
Officers were subsequently called back to the scene after Pelletier was reportedly discovered relieving himself by the gate, prompting them to take him into custody for public intoxication.
The 25 year old admits he was escorted off the flight, but claims the media has it all wrong about the rest of the story. He alleges another passenger on the same flight plied him with drinks prior to boarding, and then caused trouble for him once on the aircraft.
He tells TMZ.com, "That (public urination) definitely did not happen... I'm not a big drinker myself to be honest...
"The same guy that (sic) bought me drinks was the guy who got me taken off the plane... that's it. No peeing. Peeing did not happen."
Pelletier is also fighting rumours he landed in trouble with the law for drug possession earlier this month (Dec12), when police are said to have found illegal substances on his person at Gym Bar in West Hollywood.
He pleaded not guilty to two charges related to that incident last week (11Dec12) and is due back before a judge on 17 January (13), but Pelletier is protesting his innocence, saying, "That situation... did not happen."
The 25 year old, who has appeared in the vampire franchise since 2009's The Twilight Saga: New Moon, was allegedly removed from a plane at the terminal on Monday (17Dec12) after airport police received a call about an unruly passenger.
Cops ruled he was too intoxicated to fly and ordered him to wait for another flight, but officers are later said to have discovered Pelletier relieving himself by the gate.
He was taken into custody and booked for a misdemeanour count of public intoxication, before being released, reports TMZ.com.
The 25 year old was removed from a plane at the terminal after airport police received a call about an unruly passenger.
He then reportedly urinated in public and was taken into custody and booked for a misdemeanour count of public intoxication, before being released, reports TMZ.com.
Now editors at the site claim it was Pelletier's second arrest in a month - police reportedly found drugs on his possession at Gym Bar in West Hollywood on 8 December (12) after they were called to deal with a disturbance.
He pleaded not guilty to two charges of possession last week (11Dec12). He is slated to return to court on 17 January (13), according to TMZ.
It's easy to hate on the Twilight movies. They're the epitome of indulgent fan-servicing filmmaking alienating anyone on the outside of their cultish fanbase. With consistent navel-gazing screenplays by series screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg (adapted from the equally shallow source material from author Stephanie Meyers) there's little reason to think future installments could ever transcend their predecessors.
But whereas Twilight New Moon and Eclipse contently burrowed themselves under the forlorn faces and over-dramatic moping of stars Kristen Stewart Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner director Bill Condon (Dreamgirls Kinsey Candyman 2: Farewell to the Flesh) unearths a saving grace in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1: pure insanity from which blossoms color comedy and scares. The movie is one giant wink to the camera—and it serves the melodrama of Twilight tremendously.
The first half of the not-quite-epic Twilight conclusion kicks off with the wedding of Bella (Stewart) and Edward (Pattinson) a long-awaited event Condon manages to spin into an authentically nerve-wracking and touching sequence. Finally a Twilight movie with an obvious purpose—Bella and Edward have been waiting since Movie One to consummate their relationship (waiting until marriage) but lingering at the end of every daydream every loving gaze every sweet nothing is the gut-wrenching fact that Bella will give up her humanity. Breaking Dawn - Part 1 confronts this dead on with an overtness absent from the previous movies.
While the script is still committed to visualizing Bella Edward and Jacob's uncinematic inner monologues Condon peppers every scene with the zest of ridiculousness saving Breaking Dawn from ever dragging. Edward cracking a bed in half during his first sexual experience is just the beginning—the movie features everything from demon-fearing Brazilian housekeepers to body horror straight out of a Cronenberg film to corny CSI-esque shots of vampire venom jetting through bloodstreams. In one scene Jacob (Lautner) morphs into canine form to telepathically declare (in Lautner's brooding "tough guy" voice) that he is the true Alpha Male of the pack. The moment's hammy and trite but Condon shoots it with all the over-the-top machismo exuding from the wolfpack. Subtle no. Fun yes.
Breaking Dawn - Part 1 is far and away the best of the Twilight series. Sexy silly scary and stupid the movie's tonal balancing act amounts to an Evil Dead for tween romantics. There's gravity to the events we're witnessing on screen (Pattinson and Stewart even have a tense argument that results in an explosion of their previously-presumed non-existent emotions) but a self-reflexive lens keeps the normally-idiotic confessions of love and hushed prophetic warnings of the Cullen family in check. The operatic tale crescendos with buckets of blood and "tragedy" straight out of a high school Shakespeare production—completely in tune with the outlandish plot and a satisfying cliffhanger for Part 2. The movie is weighed down by the baggage that comes with a Twilight movie but the formula is shaken up just enough to inject the undead franchise with a little life.
The actor, who plays werewolf Jared in the franchise, was confronted in the restroom of Birmingham's Hilton Metropole Hotel while attending the Eternal Twilight 4 event earlier this month (Nov10).
The 24 year old was allegedly held in a headlock, but managed to free himself using fight skills he's learned.
His manager Darren Boidman tells GossipCop.com, "(Pelletier was) signing autographs and taking pictures at an after-hours Twilight convention party (when men) who were at a wedding at the same venue thought it would be funny to put my client in a neck lock and threaten him. To their surprise, Bronson Pelletier, who has a 'street' background elbowed and fought his way loose in true wolf pack spirit. When he came back with some other 'wolves' to even the odds, these drunk a**holes were long gone."
Boidman has also dismissed reports the actor's nose was broken in the altercation, adding, "(He) is fine and was not hospitalised as some other reports have stated."
The actor, who plays werewolf Jared in the franchise, was left with a broken nose after he was confronted in the restroom of the Hilton Metropole Hotel while attending the Eternal Twilight 4 event.
Chaos broke out as the 24 year old was hit over the skull, headbutted and held in a headlock before he managed to free himself.
Four alleged attackers, who were guests at a wedding reception in the hotel, were then chased by police officers and one was restrained after cops used a Taser gun.
A spokesman for West Midlands Police confirms four men were arrested on suspicion of assault. Two were released and two were granted bail pending further questioning, according to Britain's Daily Telegraph.
A source tells the publication, "Bronson was really angry and upset... These guys were very nasty. They were so drunk they probably didn't even realise they were picking on a Hollywood actor.
"The convention was full of teenage girls and geeks desperate to see their Twilight heroes so no one expected this sort of trouble."
A year after Twilight scorched the cineplex with its tale of forbidden teenage human/vampire love the second chapter of author Stephenie Meyer's harlequin saga has arrived to once again stir the loins of enraptured tweens (and their mothers and their mothers' mothers) everywhere. Having already sold out its first 2 000 showings several days before its release The Twilight Saga: New Moon is arguably the most critic-proof movie of the decade. And yet here goes ...
From a filmmaking standpoint New Moon represents an immediate upgrade over its predecessor which all too often felt slipshod and amateurish. Under the more assured hand of director Chris Weitz (The Golden Compass About a Boy) who took over the reigns from Twilight helmer Catherine Hardwicke the film can at least boast the gloss and shine of a real Hollywood movie and not some straight-to-video hack job. Better visual effects more accomplished camerawork improved production design and a more seasoned cast all add up to a vast improvement in production values in New Moon. It could very well be the awesomest issue of Tiger Beat ever.
Where the film falters — fatally in my opinion — is in its porous plotting and sluggish pacing. Meyer's source material mandated that its teenage heroine Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) be separated from her vampire paramour Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) at the outset with the bulk of the narrative devoted to Bella coping with the loss of her goth James Dean. But producers of the adaptation loath to reduce their most valuable asset to a mere cameo expanded Pattinson’s presence — and the film suffers for it. Edward lingers throughout New Moon's prolonged first act strutting around in slow motion and uttering lines like “Bella you give me everything just by breathing” before finally ditching the old lady and disappearing to Italy on official vampire business.
The inciting action — Edward’s departure — is followed by a decided lack of action specifically in regards to the futile efforts of Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner) a musclebound shape-shifting werewolf who emerges as a potential rebound candidate for Bella. The two friends engage in a painful protracted flirtation: She ogles his (typically shirtless) chest stares deeply into his eyes and tells him he’s beautiful but when he makes a move she shuts him down citing her continuing devotion to Edward who appears repeatedly to her in the form of a distractingly cheesy Obi-Wan Kenobi-like apparition. In the end poor Jacob is left holding nothing but an aching pair of werewolf blue balls.
New Moon is all about longing: Bella longing for Edward; Jacob longing for Bella; me longing for something anything to happen. The film teases us with ominous talk of a looming war between vampires and werewolves but it’s just that: talk. The real action I’m told is saved for the next two Twilight installments Eclipse and Breaking Dawn which judging from the current trend will no doubt be stretched into six equally critic-proof films. Until then we're forced to subsist on New Moon's meager melange of pointless adolescent melodrama — sprinkled liberally with gratuitous shots of toned shirtless boys.