As you may recall, Chris Pine got in some serious shit in New Zealand last week after he was arrested for driving drunk. On a positive note, he actually owned up to it – though it did cost him his license… his New Zealand license, that is. He only had to pay a $93 fine (that’s about $79 in USD) and his NZ license will be reinstated in six months, according to the trial of Ashburton District Court.
Pine stood silently during the hearing, allowing his lawyer, Marilyn Gilchrist to enter the plea.
According to Fairfax, Gilchrist told the judge that Pine acknowledged he’d made the wrong decision to drive that night. Gilchrist said her client had suffered emotionally and professionally and that the negative publicity had put his acting contracts in jeopardy.
The judge said she accepted Pine was “entirely remorseful,” Fairfax reported.
Hopefully he learned his lesson this time. He was certainly let off easy – with his punishment and with the fact that he was lucky enough not to have killed anyone, which happens all too often with DUIs. Also, you’re rich, dude. Call a cab.
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What the hell is with these dumb ass celebrities and their love of getting behind the wheel of a car when they’ve been drinking? Honestly, I’d love if someone could tell me the logic behind this one.
Chris Pine is the latest on the long list of DUI assholes (because seriously, driving while drunk automatically makes you an asshole), and he was arrested for it in New Zealand this week.
Chris Pine was popped for DUI after blowing through a sobriety checkpoint and then allegedly blowing a .08.
Pine had been partying at a bar in New Zealand with some fellow actors and his girlfriend, beauty queen Iris Bjork Johannesdottir.
Law enforcement tells TMZ … he caught their eye after driving through the check point. Officers then made him stop and Chris reportedly blew a .08 … the minimum for being legally drunk.
The incident occurred on March 1st. He must appear in court on Monday, and if he doesn’t the judge will issue an arrest warrant.
Chris was his usual charming self … very polite and “easy to deal with.”
Well, isn’t that sweet that he was “polite” after blowing through a sobriety checkpoint and then being apprehended for doing something illegal. What a modern gent!
I don’t know Chris Pine much – I don’t follow his work or know anything about him other than the fact that he cries all the time and thinks Lindsay Lohan could still make a comeback, but I have no tolerance for shit like this, especially when the illegal shit you’re doing could potentially KILL somebody.
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Chris Pine worked with Lindsay Lohan way back in 2006, her best years. They did the utterly “meh” Just My Luck together. He still believes in her and that she can make a comeback. Here’s what he told Cosmopolitan, via Gossip Cop:
Our business loves comeback stories. From Drew Barrymore to Robert Downey Jr., there’s a long list of people who have faced their troubles, wildly overcome them, and succeeded. If anyone can do that, it’s Lindsay
Okay, Imma need everyone to stop comparing Lindsay Lohan to RDJ Jr., because he has actual, good, consistent talent. So let’s stop that. Now.
If Lohan doesn’t screw up her sweet Oprah gig, she may have a chance at a real comeback, because we all know The Canyons didn’t do that for her. Also, she’s gotta stop behavior like this.
What do you think? Can Lohan comeback?
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Never mind that it’s only August. Zimbio polled their readers and came up with the hottest 25 actors of 2013. Here’s who they are. Where do you stand? Do you agree or disagree? Number one was surprising to me, in the, “let pause and think, ‘…really?’” way. And can you guess who made the top 10 that also made the top 10 in the Ugliest Men list?
25. Alexander Skarsgard
24. Zac Efron
23. Chris Evans
22. Paul Walker
21. James Franco
20. Ben Affleck
19. Robert Downey Jr.
18. Leonardo DiCaprio
17. Jake Gyllenhaal
16. Liam Hemsworth
15. Ian Somerhalder
14. Orlando Bloom
13. George Clooney
12. Henry Cavill
11. Gerard Butler
10. Channing Tatum
9. Brad Pitt
8. Chris Hemsworth
7. Josh Duhamel
6. Johnny Depp
5. Bradley Cooper
4. Hugh Jackman
3. Ryan Reynolds
2. Ryan Gosling
1. Chris Pine
Dear, sweet Chris Pine. Admittedly, I don’t know much about him besides the fact that he’s in Star Trek and is generally accepted as a pretty handsome dude. Well, hang onto your knickers, ladies and gents – he’s emotional, too! In a new interview with Men’s Health, Chris admitted that it doesn’t take much to get the waterworks flowing, saying:
“I cry all the time—at work, at the shrink’s, with my lady. The Notebook killed me. Up destroyed me. Up was like the animated Amour.”
Chris also talked about how he’s never really fit in with the “in” crowd and has always done his own thing regardless of what anyone thinks:
“Even now, I’m better around people who are uncomfortable with themselves, the misfits. You either listen to the naysayers and fall into the pit of self-loathing, or you stay on the path and move forward.”
Too right, Chris. On another note, can you believe I haven’t watched The Notebook yet? I’m trying to save it for the next time I’m PMS-ing and in need of a good cry.
GQ’s Men of the Year issue is hitting stands in December, and while I usually think these sort of lists are pointless and open to much debate, I’m thinking they did a pretty good job this year, starting with the smokin’ Chris Pine. Damn. I’d like to Star his Trek, if you know what I’m saying. (I’m saying I’d like to “do it” with him.) Also given special edition covers are the Hangover boys, and anyone who’s loved Zach Galifianakis forever and a day like I have is also probably psyched to see him blow up and finally get major recognition for being the genius that he is. Also, Clint Eastwood, who I would not “do”, but with whom I would like to share a very nice dinner and conversation is mentioned, along with my man himself, Barry O. If they’d gotten Balloon Boy on a cover, I think the whole thing would be just PERFECT.
This will make a lot of people happy– a few editors on this site in particular: James T. Kirk and The Artist Formerly Known as Ol’ Dead Eye are history.
A source is quoted as saying “Chris Pine was forced to dump Audrina because his camp wants him to take the right strategic steps to become a big movie star. Dating a reality show star would tarnish his image.”
The couple had only been together for a few weeks and probably weren’t all that serious, but Pine’s people reportedly became concerned because the “media” was so interested in the pairing.
Don’t get me wrong. I agree that Pine could do much better and I’m glad those two have split like Lindsay Lohan’s Labia. I just think it’s a little strange, and, dare I say douchey to date or not date someone based on what your agent and PR people tell you.