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Jonathan Rhys Meyers arrested at airport



Tbdjonathanrhysmeyers112007 Jonathan Rhys Meyers, over whom the ladies swooned in Match Point with Scarlett Johansson and Vanity Fair with Reese Witherspoon, was arrested for drinking and flying at Dublin Airport, the AP reports.

The 30-year-old actor was charged with public drunkenness and disturbing the peace after Irish cops twice told him to settle down for being abusive at an airport gate and a BMI airline desk. That’s bad news for Rhys Meyers, who already went to rehab last April for a drinking problem.

He was in Ireland promoting his upcoming movie August Rush with Robin Williams, another actor who’s been known to fall off the wagon. Police let Jonathan off the hook with a cash bail, but he has to go back to Dublin for a Dec. 5 arraignment. We wonder if his portrayal of Henry VIII in The Tudors will win him any points.

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[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:26am]


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