Cradling her dog's dead body, "Twilight" star Ashley Greene was utterly heartbroken at her West Hollywood condo this afternoon ... after the whole place went up in flames.
TMZ broke the story ... the fire pretty much destroyed the condo and one of the actress' two dogs perished in the blaze. Ashley can be seen holding the dog's body in the video, wrapped in a sheet.
As we reported, Ashley was home at the time with her boyfriend and brother when the fire broke out on the living room sofa. They were sleeping at the time, and quickly evacuated before anyone was hurt.
Once they realized Ashley's dogs were still inside, the two boys rushed back to save them ... but couldn't. One dog died, the other is expected to be taken to Animal Control to be checked out.
West Hollywood Condo
Up in Flames
3/22/2013 1:06 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
3:30 PM PT -- TMZ has learned, a candle was responsible for starting the fire.
12:16 PM PT -- A firefighter tells us ... Ashley, her boyfriend and her brother were out late last night and were sleeping when the fire broke out on the living room sofa. They ran out of the apartment, and then realized the dogs were still there. The 2 men tried to get back in to rescue them but couldn't. We're told Ashley wanted to keep the dog that died, so firefighters wrapped it in a sheet and gave it either to Ashley or one of the 2 guys.
11:50 AM PT -- A firefighter and a neighbor on scene just told TMZ ... one of the dogs died at the scene ... under the bed. We have been told a second dog is expected to be taken to Animal Control ... to be checked out. And, we're told several other residents tried to fight the blaze with fire extinguishers. They were covered in soot.
11:15 AM PT -- Residents in the building who live near Ashley tell TMZ ... Ashley's brother and assistant had been going in and out of the condo all morning. One resident says she heard glass exploding in Ashley's condo. The woman says Ashley's toy fox terriers were inside the unit. As we reported, one dog was definitely saved.
"Twilight" star Ashley Greene's home has been burnt to a crisp ... after a fire ripped through her West Hollywood condo, TMZ has learned ... but luckily, one of her dogs was saved. We know Ashley has 2 dogs, and we don't know the status of the second.
Marlo is a girl and Theo is a boy ... we're not sure which died.
At least 10 fire trucks swarmed to the 7-story building moments ago to extinguish the blaze. The full extent of the damage is unclear ... but a photo agency has released shots of the aftermath inside the apartment.
We don't know if Ashley was home at the time. One fireman told TMZ ... the fire started on a sofa.
Three people were treated for minor injuries.
My Abs Are Waxed Too!
3/19/2013 2:20 PM PDT BY Johnny Lopez
Believe it or not, there is something smoother and even more hairless than Taylor Lautner's jacked buff body ... his new wax sculpture.
The crazy kids at Madame Tussauds in Berlin have unveiled the latest humanoid replica of the 21-year-old "Twilight" hunk and it is abs-olutely identical to the actual manscaped golden tan boy wonder ... even down to the rippling six pack.
While very pretty, Taylor hasn't looked this lifeless since "Breaking Dawn 2."
Taylor Lautner & KStew
To Party in Hollywood
3/6/2013 8:30 AM PST BY Johnny Lopez
Wearing matching backwards caps and skinny jeans, "Twilight" pals Taylor Lautner and Kristen Stewart caused quite the hipster scene as they made their way into a concert in West Hollywood on Tuesday.
With Robert Pattinson nowhere in sight, the too cool for school BFFs assembled some of their American Apparel clad finest friends to catch Marcus Foster -- who had a song on the "Twilight" soundtrack -- at the Troubadour last night.
Even without her "Snow White" director Rupert Sanders around, Kristen did her best to take awkward photos.
'Twilight' Star Michael Welch
On Valentine's Day
2/24/2013 1:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"Twilight" star Michael Welch spent his Valentine's Day doing something special with his estranged wife -- THEY FINALLY FILED FOR DIVORCE .... how romantic!
TMZ has learned ... Welch -- who played spiky haired Mike Newton in the first three "Twilight" flicks -- filed a joint petition for divorce with his soon-to-be ex-wife Marissa Lefton.
The two were married back in 2008 ... and according to the docs, filed at L.A. County Superior Court, they separated in December 2011.
Should be an easy parting of ways ... 'cause according to the legal papers, they have no community property to split up ... and no kids either.
Fun Fact -- Marissa played 3-year-old Annie in "Father of the Bride" back in 1991 ... pretty cool, right?!
for Peeing in Airport
2/22/2013 4:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The hammer of justice has come crashing down on "Twilight" actor Bronson Pelletier after he whipped out his dong in the middle of LAX back in December ... and took a lengthy whiz on the terminal carpet.
Pelletier was charged with public intoxication stemming from the incident -- and TMZ has learned, Bronson pled "no contest" to the charge this week.
Pelletier was sentenced to 2 years probation -- and was also ordered to attend 52 AA meetings (2 per week).
Pelletier had previously denied peeing at the airport ... but TMZ posted some damning video last month, showing the actor plainly urinating out in the open. And here it is again.
'Twilight' Vamp Sued
1/15/2013 12:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"Twilight" star Cam Gigandet -- who played James the vampire in the first movie -- is an expert at hitting it from the back ... this according to a new lawsuit, which says the actor rear-ended another vehicle while driving his car last year.
A woman named Jacqueline Nia just filed the lawsuit in L.A., claiming she was driving along Santa Monica boulevard on January 28th, 2012 when Cam rammed into her from behind.
Jackie says she incurred serious injuries as a result of the accident -- causing her "great physical, mental, and nervous pain, suffering, and anguish."
She now wants money to cover her medical expenses and lost wages -- suing for unspecified damages.
Calls to Cam's people weren't immediately returned.
PEEING in the Airport!!
1/2/2013 4:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Bronson Pelletier can't deny it anymore -- the 'Twilight' actor definitely took a leak right in the middle of LAX last month ... and there's video to prove it.
In the video, an airport employee approaches Pelletier ... and then he stumbles around, whips out his penis and starts peeing ... for a very LOOONG TIME!
Interestingly, the airport employee stands by patiently waiting for Pelletier to finish ... until police show up to arrest him.
TMZ broke the story ... Pelletier was busted for public intoxication at LAX after getting thrown off a flight for being too drunk.
Witnesses said Pelletier urinated at the gate moments after he was removed from the plane, but the actor had insisted he did no such thing.
A rep for Pelletier tells TMZ ... Bronson realizes he has issues, and will be entering a treatment program for addiction in the near future.
12/27/2012 1:11 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"Twilight" actor Bronson Pelletier -- who played a member of the Wolf Pack in the saga -- has been charged with public intoxication stemming from his alleged airport pee incident last week ... TMZ has learned.
A rep for the L.A. City Attorney's office tells us, Pelletier was charged with one count of being drunk in public, a misdemeanor, after he allegedly urinated in the middle of an LAX terminal while waiting for a flight last Monday.
If convicted, Pelletier faces a maximum of 6 months in jail. He's due back in court for his arraignment on January 7th.
Pelletier has DENIED the public urination part of this case ... but that's still in question, based on this video of the arrest.
Coincidentally, Pelletier's due in court again on January 17th to answer to meth and cocaine possession charges, stemming from his OTHER arrest this month.
Whimpering Arrest Video
... It's a Pisser
12/25/2012 5:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"Twilight" actor Bronson Pelletier bitched and moaned like a schoolgirl when police cuffed him at LAX this week -- following allegations he urinated in the middle of the terminal -- and TMZ has footage of the arrest.
TMZ broke the story ... Pelletier -- who played a member of the Wolf Pack in the "Twilight" series -- was popped for public intoxication Monday, after airport employees claimed the actor drunkenly whipped out his junk in front of other passengers ... and took a whiz by his gate.
Nevertheless, the 25-year-old maintains his innocence ... insisting he's been falsely accused and no public peeing ever took place.
In related news -- is that a pee stain in his crotchel region?
I'm NO Airport Urinator!
12/19/2012 7:04 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Bronson Pelletier -- who played a member of the Wolf Pack in the "Twilight" saga -- tells TMZ he's been FALSELY accused of drunkenly peeing in public at an airport terminal ... and insists he's the victim of a sick and twisted setup.
We broke the story ... Pelletier was removed from an airplane and arrested at LAX this week for public intoxication ... and was allegedly so drunk, he urinated in public near the gate.
But yesterday in L.A., the 25-year-old actor was in hardcore denial mode -- telling TMZ, "No peeing ... peeing did not happen."
So what DID happen? Pelletier says he was set up ... claiming "some guy" had been buying him drinks at the airport before he got on the plane ... and the "same guy" later had him removed from his plane.
Pelletier's camp believes the guy who bought the actor the drinks is an obsessed fan.
We also asked Pelletier about a prior arrest for felony cocaine and meth possession -- but Bronson denied that too ... saying, "That situation was ... uh, yeah, no ... that did not happen."
Problem is ... the arrest DID happen ... and despite the fact Pelletier pled not guilty to both possession charges on December 11th, he's been ordered to appear in court on January 17th.
Also Arrested Last Week
... for Meth Possession
12/18/2012 3:18 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Just a week before "Twilight" actor Bronson Pelletier was arrested for public intoxication at an L.A. airport for allegedly peeing in public -- the actor was popped for felony cocaine and meth possession ... TMZ has learned.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, Pelletier was arrested in West Hollywood December 8th at Gym Bar.
We're told the bar's staff had called the cops on Pelletier because he appeared wasted and refused to leave. People present tell us ... he was hopping from person to person, group to group and making everyone feel very uncomfortable.
When officers arrived, law enforcement sources tell us, Pelletier was placed under arrest for public intoxication -- but when officers searched him, they found coke and meth.
Pelletier pled not guilty to both possession charges on December 11th, and was ordered to appear in court January 17th.
Calls to Pelletier's people were not returned.
Arrested After Alleged
12/18/2012 1:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"Twilight" actor Bronson Pelletier -- who played a member of the Wolf Pack in the saga -- was arrested yesterday in L.A. ... after allegedly getting drunk off his ass in the terminal and peeing in public.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, LAX police responded to a call about an unruly passenger on some airplane around 11:30 AM -- and when they arrived at the aircraft, they were told 25-year-old Pelletier had been creating a disturbance on board.
We're told officers removed Pelletier from the plane and determined he was too intoxicated to fly -- so they had him wait in the terminal for another flight.
According to law enforcement sources, cops then left the scene -- received a call just two hours later that Pelletier was urinating in public by the gate.
When they arrived for the second time -- around 2PM -- officers placed Pelletier under arrest for public intoxication.
Pelletier was taken to jail and booked for the misdemeanor. He was released shortly after.
We've reached out to Pelletier's people. So far, no word back.