Tuesday, July 21, 2009

One more actor added to the list of "people I used to like".

Every time I get to actually liking a TV show or an actor, something like this has to happen.
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — Miami Beach police say they arrested "Burn Notice" star Jeffrey Donovan on suspicion of drunken driving.

The arrest report says an officer pulled Donovan over on July 12 after noticing that he swerved his car to avoid hitting the police car from behind. When the officer approached Donovan, he reported that the actor's eyes appeared bloodshot and watery.

The actor of the popular USA Network series was arrested after failing a field sobriety test. The arrest report says Donovan refused to take a breathalyzer test.
Is there anyone in Hollywood these days who isn't a scumbag off-screen?

EDITED TO ADD: I just wanted to say that to be fair, Donovan isn't the only celebrity that has disappointed me with their out-of-the-public-eye behavior. My disappointments run the gamut from Lauren Tewes, the actress who played the part of Julie McCoy on The Love Boat way back in the 70's (and who turned out to be a cocaine user) to Jan Michael-Vincent, an actor that I liked until he racked up several drug and alcohol-related arrests, including one where he cracked a car while driving drunk and then sued the paramedics because they allegedly hurt his throat when they intubated him trying to save his stupid life. More recently I have come to be disappointed in people like Richard Miniter, the foreign policy author who was busted for DWI in Virginia back in 2005. Reports were that he was a total tool to the police but none of that was enough to prevent the Washington Times from hiring them as their Vice President of Opinion. Like I care what a drunk thinks?

Bottom line is that people in the public eye need to remember that they are in the public eye, and the rest of us need to remember that just because someone acts the part of a stable, decent person on the screen or in print, that in no way proves that they actually have their head screwed on straight.


  1. How awful is it that I breathed a sigh of relief that it was 'only' drinking and driving and not something deviant with kids or animals or beating his mother or any other of a million things the Hollyweird-types seem to flake off into?

  2. hmmm... nope..
    i never even heard of the guy so thankfully it will not impact any of the shows i watch! but for future reference i will not watch anything he's in. Same as Sean Penn (hitting women isn't my thing), Russel Crow, Susan Serandon (s/p?), and there is one more person, but i can't think of who it is...

  3. Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!! Michael Weston...why!?!?

  4. This is what happens when you run out of yogurt.

  5. This proves the theory that actors are actors. Regardless of how they appear to be on the tube, FEW are really decent people.

    A refusal here is a madatory 12-18 month loss of license and 3 days in jail not including the likely DUI conviction which will add costs, fines and probation.

  6. Mandatory three days in jail for a refusal?

    I LIKE that!

  7. Smitty9:21 AM

    My personal opinion? If no one was was hurt other than himself, during those mandatory three days in jail he should be put on display in front of the courthouse each and every day from 8:ooam till sundown in shakles and in one of those wooden things that have holes for the head and each hand with a sign hanging from his neck saying in large letters "I AM A DRUNK DRIVER AND I COULD HAVE MURDERED ONE OF YOUR FAMILY!!!". Just my opine.....


  8. LOVE IT, Smitty!! :)

    And this is why I am SO glad I am not Hollywood. They all seem to think the laws do not apply to them. Ever. And that if they do get caught doing something that they can get a free "get out of jail" card because they are from Hollywood. *gag*