Chris Klein has taken quite the internet beating these last couple of years. A combination of unfortunate career choices, questionable talent, and sheer ill fortune served to not only tarnish a once semi-promising career, but probably helped send the poor guy to rehab. There’s only so much humiliation an actor can take. (Klein, if you recall, was humiliated not once but twice.) Now, finally, maybe, Chris Klein can get his life back.
Breaking news out of Hollywood is that Chris Klein has officially signed on for American Reunion, rejoining the franchise that made him a star. Klein will be joined by Jason Biggs, Seann William Scott, Eugene Levy, and Alyson Hannigan in this trip down memory lane, and it’s likely that Tara Reid, Mena Suvari, and Thomas Ian Nicholas will clear their packed schedules as well.
But back to Chris Klein, whose last movie was the unseen 50 Cent shoot ’em up Caught in the Crossfire. Say what you will about typecasting, but Klein was introduced to audiences in American Pie as the lovable lug Oz, and he found similar success when he played to type in movies like Election and Just Friends. But before he reverts to the Chris Klein we all know and love, let’s take one last look at the Chris Klein we knew all too briefly.
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● Lady Gaga, equipped with two machine guns and skimpy undies, appears on the cover of the new issue of Rolling Stone, taking on that overexposure problem ass first. [HRO] ● After his second alcohol arrest, actor Chris Klein checked himself into rehab. If he meets a new agent there, it can be a two birds, one stone-type thing. [People] ● A man ready to be sent to prison in less than 48 hours for possessing a huge amount of drugs is taking questions on an internet forum. [Reddit]
● Jeremy London, who claimed he was kidnapped and forced to take drugs, looks more and more like a bad liar now that it’s come out that he lost custody of his son and was being regularly drug tested. Now it’s not even a good movie plot. [Radar] ● Jay-Z has settled his lawsuit with Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz over the baseball slugger’s use of Jay’s nightclub name Forty/Forty. Yankees win again. [Starpulse] ● Maybe judges are criminally underpaid, because this one wants to write crazy things about an Anna Nicole Smith murder mystery. [TMZ]
Poor Chris Klein. I personally thought the sublimely crappy Rollerball remake would be the last we’d ever hear from him, but it seems this was hardly the nadir of his misfortunes. Last month, his piss-poor Mamma Mia audition went viral, exposing him as lethally bad singer, and now he’s gone and gotten himself arrested for drunk driving. It’s not the first time either—Klein also got busted back in 2004. At least he didn’t end up marrying one-time fiancée Katie Holmes, which some might consider too bad, but I rather think a bullet dodged.
According to the Daily News, officers of the California Highway Patrol pulled Klein over at 3:13 a.m. this morning. He’d been weaving in and out of lanes on the Ventura Freeway and, after failing a field sobriety test, was arrested on suspicion of DUI. He’s since been released on his own recognizance, but could face jail time since California state law requires an obligatory four-day-stint after a second DUI conviction. TMZ is also reporting that an additional state law will soon require multiple DUI offenders to use an “ignition interlock system,” which is a fancy term for a breathalyzer you have to breath into to start your car. As if things didn’t suck enough for Klein already: his latest film, Caught in the Crossfire, has him acting opposite 50 Cent.
● Christina Aguilera insists she has nothing against Lady Gaga, but needs to get people to notice her somehow goddammit. [CA] ● Despite threats of leaving, Charlie Sheen will stay on Two and a Half Men for at least two more years, because let’s be honest, he has nothing else going for him and money tastes good. [LAT] ● Justin Bieber giving blow drying tips to Ellen DeGeneres seems like some sort of giant leap in the realms of gender and sexuality. Or keep telling yourself that. [Hollywood Life]
● Chris Klein coked up Mamma Mia! audition tape is either genius performance art purposefully gone viral or just genius. Either way, a must-see. [Vulture] ● The wrap party for Miley Cyrus’ Disney show Hannah Montana will be casino-themed. Just add it to the list of things she’s too young to be doing, involved with or described as. [People] ● The Bachelor: The Videogame exists. Worse yet, so does Coldstone Scoop It Up. [Videogum]