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Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Originally posted 06/30/2011 07:20PM
It was a shock when Jonathan Rhys Meyers was hospitalized on Tuesday due to a relapse – but the talented actor's troubles are nothing new.
Dating back to early 2005, the Tudors star, 33, has bounced in and out of rehab and been arrested or detained for several drunken brawls.
In 2007, almost six months after his second trip to rehab, the first of Meyers's public violent tirades got him in trouble with the law. After demonstrating erratic, abusive behavior at the Dublin, Ireland, airport, the actor was arrested and released shortly thereafter.
Originally posted 06/30/2011 09:00AM
Jonathan Rhys Meyers was hospitalized in London this week after a possible suicide attempt involving pills, according to a report.
The star of The Tudors, 33, who has battled alcohol addiction over the years, was found slumped on the floor of his home Tuesday night by paramedics answering an emergency call, the Sun reports.
He reputedly refused treatment, so the paramedics called the police, and Meyers was taken to hospital.
Originally posted 05/18/2010 08:55PM
The Tudors star Jonathan Rhys Meyers will return to London for treatment again for his alcohol addiction, PEOPLE has confirmed.
"He just really wants to get better," says a source close to the actor. "This has been an ongoing battle for him."
Rhys Meyers first entered rehab in April 2007. He was arrested that November for public intoxication at the Dublin airport and was detained by police in June 2009 at the Charles De Gaulle airport in Paris after allegedly assaulting an airport lounge employee while drunk.
The actor's rep confirms to PEOPLE that he is again seeking treatment for his addiction, but declined further comment.
– Julie Jordan
Originally posted 03/31/2010 10:00AM
Glenn Close was sheer evil perfection as the live-action version of Cruella De Vil in the 1996 remake of the Disney classic 101 Dalmatians. And while that creepy character sought to clothe herself in cuddly lap dogs, Sleeping Beauty's Maleficent takes it up a notch, cursing a baby to death by spinning wheel and turning into a dragon! She's so ominous, in fact, she may be the first Disney villain to get her own feature.
The Maleficent movie would, according to The Hollywood Reporter re-tell the 1959 fairy tale from the point of view of the self-proclaimed "Mistress of All Evil." Already rumored to be a front-runner for the delightfully devilish role: Angelina Jolie.
But wouldn't the equally gorgeous Catherine Zeta-Jones be able to bring to life her evil elegance? Her background is in theater and dancing after all. Another casting contender: Kim Cattrall, who has proven time after time she is equally bewitching and b----y!
Originally posted 06/24/2009 12:45PM
Tudors star Jonathan Rhys Meyers was detained by French police on Saturday afternoon following an incident in which he allegedly assaulted an airport lounge employee while drunk, Agence France Presse reports.
The Irish actor, 31, was placed in custody for several hours for having a skirmish with bar employees and allegedly punching one at the Charles De Gaulle airport in Paris, according to reports.
The incident began when a bartender at the café area "Le Quotidien" in the departure area of the airport at terminal 2F refused to serve the actor, who appeared drunk, according to the news service. A shouting match developed between Rhys Meyers and the bar manager. Then when another bar employee tried to separate the pair, Rhys Meyers swung and punched the intervening waiter.
Originally posted 02/01/2009 09:15AM
He plays a royal with very sensual tastes in the Showtime hit The Tudors, but don't expect Jonathan Rhys Meyers to emulate Henry VIII's romantic prowess in real life.
“I’m not a romantic guy at all,” says Rhys Meyers, 31.
But it's not all bad news for the Irish actor's female fans.
“It’s not that I don’t believe in romance,” the actor said Friday while promoting the new cologne HUGO Element at Macy's in New York City. “It’s that I don’t believe in dinner for two by the ocean, walking down the beach holding hands – that version of romance.
Originally posted 03/20/2008 11:15AM
Henry VIII may have married six times, but Jonathan Rhys Meyers – who plays the infamous king on The Tudors – isn't playing catch-up just yet.
Although he's been wearing a mysterious band on his left ring finder, the Showtime star said he's not married.
"It's from my girlfriend [Reena Hammer]," he told PEOPLE at the Sheraton New York Wednesday for the premiere of the show's second season. "It's an eternity ring. It's got a little message to me, a secret message."
Originally posted 02/19/2008 09:45AM
Jonathan Rhys Meyers was crowned in Dublin on Sunday night, as was his Showtime series about the young King Henry VIII, The Tudors, as part of the Irish Film and Television Awards.
The actor and the historical series – as well as costars Maria Doyle Kennedy and Nick Dunning and those responsible for the costumes, production design and hair and makeup – all walked away with a record seven IFTAs, more than any other in the award ceremony's 5-year history, reports Variety.
Rhys Meyers, 31, went on to mark his win with the announcement Monday that he will work as an international goodwill ambassador with the Hope Foundation. His role will be to highlight the plight of street children in India, the Irish Independent reports.
Originally posted 12/05/2007 12:00PM
Charges were dropped against Jonathan Rhys Meyers on Wednesday after the actor apologized for his drunken confrontation at a Dublin Airport earlier this month.
Rhys Meyers's lawyer, Michael Staines, said the Tudors star's behavior on Nov. 18 was "unacceptable and out of character" and that Rhys Meyers "unreservedly apologizes" to the authorities and staff at British airline BMI, the Associated Press reports.
The actor's arrest came just days before reports surfaced that his mother died. Rhys Meyers also did a stint in rehab earlier this year.
Originally posted 11/19/2007 08:05AM
Heartthrob Jonathan Rhys Meyers was arrested Sunday afternoon at the Dublin, Ireland, airport, facing charges of public drunkenness and breach of the peace as he tried to get on a plane to England.
Rhys Meyers, 30, was refused permission to board a London-bound flight when police confronted the actor twice after erratic, abusive behavior at an airport gate and at a desk of the British airline BMI, the Associated Press reports.
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