Watts, who appeared in court, pled no contest to disturbing the peace. In exchange for her plea, the more serious criminal charges were dropped. The actress was then ordered to complete 40 hours of community service and write an apology letter to Sgt. Parker and his two partners.
Watts and her boyfriend were in a car outside the CBS Studios in the San Fernando Valley last September when people in a nearby office building called cops to complain they were having relations in the car. Continue reading →
Now this is embarrassing.. Civil rights leaders have officially called for actress Daniele Watts to apologize to the L.A.P.D. after she lied, claimed was racially profiled and illegally detained.
Earl Ofari Hutchinson of the Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable said the L.A.P.D. acted appropriately while adding Watts had lied..
“Don’t make us look dumb,” Hutchison said. “Don’t make yourself look stupid. Because when you do that, you totally do a disservice to what we consider is still a compelling, major, deadly issue, and that’s racial profiling.” Continue reading →
Django Unchained actress, Daniele Watts, who cried everything from racism, to her daddy and something about having a publicist, has some major explaining to do after photos emerged of the actress and her boyfriend engaged in some auto-erotic sexy time.
After claiming she was harassed, hurt and racially profiled, over simply making out with her white boyfriend in a car, pictures have hit the net showing that a great deal more was going on.
There’s an old adage in Hollywood, if you can’t get yourself hired, go get yourself arrested. And it looks like that was exactly what “Django Unchained” actress Daniele Watts was attempting to do (which would explain her hideous outfit,) after cops responded to calls from “witnesses” saying Watts and her boyfriend were involved in a “sexual act” in a public place.
The law says the officer involved in the incident had every right to request identification if he suspected illegal behavior, and as the audio emerged that was secretly recorded by police, Watts was revealed as being less than cooperative.
Watts refused to give a Los Angeles Police Officer her identification when he asked for it because, “I believe in America and what it stands for.” Continue reading →
“I like the way you die boy.” I guess that’s something you would expect a Django action figure to say when you pull the string… Some think this is a great idea while others think it is outrageous, action figures from the movie Django, by request…
Here’s the sales pitch: From the highly anticipated new film from prolific director Quentin Tarantino – comes this collection of poseable 8″ figures with tailored fabric clothing – similar to the retro toy lines that helped define the licensed action figure market in the 1970s. These characters are faithful to their western looks in Django Unchained and includes the likenesses of such famous hollywood talent as Jamie Foxx and Leonardo Dicaprio. Characters included are Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio), Stephen (Samuel L. Jackson), Django Jamie Foxx), Broomhilda (Kerry Washington), Butch (James Remar), and Dr. King Schultz Christoph Waltz).
I mean I guess things might get a little weird when one of your friends shows up with the Jamie Foxx action figure and your other buddy has the Leonardo DiCaprio version…
Najee Ali, director of the advocacy group Project Islamic Hope, plans a news conference Tuesday with other Los Angeles black community leaders calling for the removal of the toys from the market.
Ali called the action figures “a slap in the face of our ancestors.”
“We were outraged,” said Ali, upon learning of the figures. “We feel that it trivializes the horrors of slavery and what African Americans experienced.”
The action figures are collectibles recommended for people older than 17. Tarantino has had such figures made for all of his films, including his last, “Inglourious Basterds.” That film, too, reveled in a revenge fantasy set in history – Nazi Germany. dailyrepublic.
I have to admit that I would personally feel uncomfortable owning any of these action figures, but maybe that’s just me. I already own a few Spice Girls and *NSync action figures, go figure…
The Hollywood premiere of Django has been canceled in the wake of the Sandyhook shootings.
BREAKING: The Weinstein Company is the latest to curtail the festivities on a holiday season film because of the Connecticut massacre. An LA premiere had been scheduled tomorrow night for the Quentin Tarantino-directed Django Unchained. The film will still be shown, but there will be no red carpet and invited press is being asked to attend a different screening. This one is now reserved for cast members and their families who haven’t seen the film yet. This is not about the slave-era violence in the film; it reflects the fact that nobody is in the mood to celebrate. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the tragedy in Newtown, CT, and in this time of national mourning we have decided to forgo our scheduled event,” said a TWC spokesperson. “However, we will be holding a private screening for the cast and crew and their friends and families.”