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Daniele Watts Refuses to Apologize to the Lapd: There Was No Charge Against Me

1 hour ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Django Unchained” actress Daniele Watts is refusing to apologize to the Los Angeles Police Department despite backlash from critics and “overtly racist and sexist remarks” on social media. Also read: Daniele Watts’ Boyfriend Reveals Why the Actress ‘Pulled the Race Card’ During Police Stop “When I was forced into handcuffs, the detaining officer cited this as his reason: ‘My supervisor said that you, he ordered you to stay and you left, so that's why we pulled over — and that's why you're being detained,'” she said in a statement given to TheWrap. “This is simply not true.” As TheWrap previously reported, »

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Shamberg, Chartier to deliver Zurich keynotes

13 hours ago | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Game Changer Award going to Christoph Krachten, co-founder and President of Mediakraft Networks.

Michael Shamberg, producer of Pulp Fiction and Django Unchained, is to give the opening keynote at the inaugural Zurich Summit (Sept 28).

Shamberg, who more recently produced Zach Braff’s Wish I Was Here and A Walk Among the Tombstones starring Liam Neeson (both of which will be at the Zurich Film Festival), will discuss ‘Storytelling across platforms’ in his speech. Shamberg is also set to receive the Career Achievement Award at Zff (Sept 25 - Oct 5).

Nicolas Chartier, president of Voltage Pictures and producer of Dallas Buyers Club and Good Kill, will deliver a keynote on ‘Producing award-winning films at the right budget’.

Other keynote speeches will be given by Ubisoft Motion Pictures CEO Jean-Julien Baronnet about ‘Turning popular games in box office hits’, and Joiz Group CEO Alexander Mazzara on social media and TV.

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- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Daniele Watts’ Boyfriend Reveals Why the Actress ‘Pulled the Race Card’ During Police Stop

18 September 2014 12:37 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Daniele Watts has been accused of playing the race card after refusing to hand over identification to Los Angeles police officers who detained her last week. But boyfriend Brian James Lucas has defended her actions, explaining she's been subjected to similar treatment on several occasions. Also read: ‘Django Unchained’ Actress Daniele Watts Under Scrutiny: Her Credibility Is Going to Be in the Toilet “ was the third time in the past few months that and I have had to deal with cops profiling a ‘black and white couple,'” he said Wednesday in a Facebook statement. On Sept. 11, the “Django Unchained” actress made headlines when. »

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‘Django Unchained’ Actress Daniele Watts Under Scrutiny: Her Credibility Is Going to Be in the Toilet

17 September 2014 10:06 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Django Unchained” actress Daniele Watts wasn't off base when she said African-Americans are frequently profiled by police officers, according to a college professor specializing in race relations in America. But Watts’ insistence that she did “nothing wrong” is being called into question. “She has tapped into a general complaint and a complaint that has legitimacy,” Dr. David Horne, acting chair of the Department of Africana Studies at California State University Northridge, told TheWrap on Wednesday. But Horne added if Watts’ insistence that she was not having sex on a public street turns out to be untrue, “Her own credibility is now going to be. »

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That Story About the Django Unchained Actress Handcuffed for ‘Kissing While Black’ Just Got More Complicated

17 September 2014 10:40 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Django Unchained actress Danièle Watts made headlines this weekend after her Facebook post about being detained by the Lapd for "kissing while black" went viral. Now the police are striking back, with the help of their unofficial publicity arm (in this case), TMZ. On Tuesday, TMZ released the police department's audio recording of the incident, which it says exonerates Lapd Sergeant Jim Parker. In the clip, Parker tells Watts he's received a complaint about Watts and partner Brian Lucas having sex in a car with the door open. Watts says they were only kissing, and refuses to hand over her I.D. The situation escalates from there, ending with those pictures of a handcuffed Watts breaking down in tears. This is where things get tricky. In the audio, Watts clearly believes she's not required to hand over her license, but since the state doesn't have a Stop and Identify law, »

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'Django' Actress -- We Got the Pictures ... And it Looks Like Sex

17 September 2014 12:50 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

The "Django Unchained" actress who cried racism against the Lapd ... claiming they harassed and hurt her because she was just making out with making out with her white boyfriend in a car -- has some explaining to do, because we obtained pictures that seem to show A Lot more than sucking face.The pictures were taken Thursday outside the CBS lot in Studio City.  You see Daniele Watts straddling Bf Brian -- their hands steadying themselves around the sunroof. »

- TMZ Staff

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Lapd Officer: 'Django Unchained' Actress "Is Lying"

16 September 2014 11:32 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The Los Angeles police officer involved in a confrontation with Django Unchained actress Daniele Watts is emphatically defending himself against any charges of wrongdoing.  "She is lying," Lapd Sgt. Jim Parker tells The Hollywood Reporter, contending the actress is making "malicious and false statements." Watts, who is African-American, says the police accused her of prostitution because she was being publicly affectionate with her white boyfriend, Brian James Lucas. “Today I was handcuffed and detained by 2 police officers from the Studio City Police Department after refusing to agree that I had done something wrong by showing affection, fully

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From Dusk Till Dawn Season 1 Blu-ray / DVD Release Details

16 September 2014 8:51 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

If you missed the Gecko brothers face off against the neck-chomping creatures of the night on El Rey Network earlier this year, don’t despair: you can pop season one of the series into your Blu-ray or DVD player. For those that have already seen it, we have a breakdown of the special features that may be worth your while:

“From executive producer Robert Rodriguez comes the first season of the original El Rey Network series, From Dusk Till Dawn, swooping onto Blu-ray and DVD, featuring all 10 Season One episodes, including episodes directed by Rodriguez and Eduardo Sánchez(The Blair Witch Project). This supernatural series, based on Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino’s 1996 cult classic film of the same name (starring George Clooney, Harvey Keitel, Salma Hayek and Tarantino), centers on bank robbers Seth and Richie Gecko, who are wanted by the authorities after a heist leaves several dead. Escaping across »

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Django Unchained Actress Daniele Watts Defends Not Giving ID to Cop During Detainment: ''I Believe in Freedom''

15 September 2014 10:59 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Django Unchained star Daniele Watts is defending her decision to refuse giving her ID to a cop during a run-in with police Thursday. Last week, the actress was briefly detained by two Lapd officers when they responded to a citizen's complaint about indecent exposure. Watts insisted she and her boyfriend were only making out in their car. Watts was handcuffed by an officer and refused to provide identification because she claimed she did nothing wrong. Now, Watts is standing her ground and defending her choice to not give her ID to the cop. "I believe in America and what it stands for," Watts told CNN during a joint interview with her boyfriend Brian. "And I believe in freedom. I think that a »

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Reginald Hudlin to Produce Oscar’s Governors Awards

15 September 2014 10:12 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Reginald Hudlin will produce the sixth annual Governors Awards, to be held Saturday Nov. 8 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences had previously announced that Harry Belafonte will receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award; and Jean-Claude Carrière, Hayao Miyazaki and Maureen O’Hara will receive Honorary Awards.

“With Reggie’s experience, unique vision and immense creativity, the evening celebrating those who have given so much to our industry is certain to be a memorable one,” said AMPAS president Cheryl Boone Isaacs in a statement.

Hudlin added, “I’m honored to be working with the Academy again. The collective impact of this year’s Governors Awards recipients on the evolution of cinema is immeasurable.  I’m a fan of all four of these legends, so producing a celebration of Ms. O’Hara’s performances, Mr. Carrière’s storytelling, Mr. Belafonte’s dedication and Mr. »

- Tim Gray

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Reginald Hudlin To Produce 6th Annual Governors Awards For The Academy

15 September 2014 9:50 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

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Reginald Hudlin will produce the 6th Annual Governors Awards for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced today.

The Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award will be presented to Harry Belafonte, and Honorary Awards will be presented to Jean-Claude Carrière, Hayao Miyazaki and Maureen O’Hara, on Saturday, November 8, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center.

“With Reggie’s experience, unique vision and immense creativity, the evening celebrating those who have given so much to our industry is certain to be a memorable one,” said Boone Isaacs.

“I’m honored to be working with the Academy again,” said Hudlin. “The collective impact of this year’s Governors Awards recipients on the evolution of cinema is immeasurable. I’m a fan of all four of these legends, so producing a celebration of Ms. O’Hara’s performances, Mr. Carrière’s storytelling, »

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'Django Unchained' Actress Daniele Watts Detained After Cops Investigate 'Sexual Act'

15 September 2014 8:45 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

An actress who starred in Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained," along with her boyfriend, have gone public after Los Angeles police officers detained them last Thursday.

Daniele Watts, who played Coco in the 2012 film, posted on her Facebook that she was talking to her father on a cell phone near the CBS Studio Center when an officer approached her.

She claimed that she walked away before two other cops came and "forced" her into handcuffs "after refusing to agree that I had done something wrong by showing affection, fully clothed, in a public place."

Watts' boyfriend Brian Lucas, an L.A. chef also known as Chef Be*Live, told a similar story on his own Facebook, writing that they were approached by police after "showing our affection publicly."

"From the questions that he asked me as D was already on her phone with her dad, I could tell that whoever »

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Police to ‘Django Unchained’ Actress Daniele Watts: ‘Thank You for Bringing Up the Race Card’ (Audio)

15 September 2014 7:44 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

New audio has emerged of “Django Unchained” actress Daniele Watts furiously refusing to cooperate with Los Angeles police officers asking for identification while responding to a complaint that two people were involved in “lewd acts” inside a parked silver Mercedes on Sunday. “You know how many times the cops have been called just because I'm black and he's white?” Watts said in audio (below) obtained by TMZ. “I'm just being really honest, sir.” Also read: Wrongfully Detained Black TV Producer's Arrest Record Probably Won't Go Away “Who brought up a race card? I never said nothing about you being black, »

- Greg Gilman

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'Django Unchained' Actress -- Cops: After Car Sex She Pulls Race, Fame Card (Police Audio)

15 September 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

The "Django Unchained" actress who claimed she was harassed and hurt by cops after making out with her boyfriend was actually having sex in her car according to witnesses ... then went on a rant with cops accusing them of racism and not knowing who she was ... according to police audio obtained by TMZ.Daniele Watts had just left CBS studios in the San Fernando Valley around 2 Pm Thursday. She says she was making out with her Bf, »

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'Django Unchained' Actress Says Police Officer Who Detained Her Was "Condescending"

15 September 2014 6:42 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Just days after she was detained by police officers who she claims thought she was a prostitute, Django Unchained actress Daniele Watts appeared on CNN's New Day with her boyfriend, Brian James Lucas, continuing to stand behind her actions and saying she hoped that her experience could serve as a teaching moment. "I feel humbled by the experience and know that there's a lot for us to grow and learn from it," Watts said. Watts explained that she resisted handing over her ID, which a police officer asked her to do, according to audio of the incident released Monday morning

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- Hilary Lewis

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Big Bang Theory Star Mayim Bialik Slams Ariana Grande, Martha Stewart Thinks Gwyneth Paltrow “Needs To Be Quiet” + More of Today’s First Dibs

15 September 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | VH1.com | See recent VH1.com news »

Mayim Bialik doesn’t understand Ariana Grande‘s marketing tactic, Martha Stewart doesn’t appreciate Gwyneth Paltrow moving into the lifestyle business, a Django Unchained actress is mistaken for a hooker, and more of today’s First Dibs.

Big Bang Theory actress Mayim Bialik dissed Ariana Grande: “If she has a talent (is she a singer?), then why does she have to sell herself in lingerie?” [Huffington Post] Martha Stewart thinks Gwyneth Paltrow should shut up. [Gawker] Urban Outfitters is getting major cristicism after selling “blood-splattered” Kent State sweatshirts in reference to the 1970 school shooting. The retailer has already come out with a public apology. [People/Twitlonger] Daniele Watts from Django Unchained claims to have been “accosted” by police who mistook her for a prostitute. [Gossip Cop] Miss New York Kira Kazantsev takes the crown as Miss America 2015. [Hollywood Life] Lauren Conrad tied the knot with William Tell over the weekend. [Us Weekly] Kendall Jenner called a photographer a “Perv »

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Daniele Watts, ‘Django’ Actress, Details Her ‘Racist’ Police Encounter

15 September 2014 5:27 AM, PDT | TheImproper.com | See recent TheImproper.com news »

Daniele Watts, an actress who is best known for her role in the Quentin Tarantino movie “Django Unchained,” found herself chained by Los Angeles police who she says thought she was a prostitute because she was “making out” with a white man. The white man happened to be her boyfriend. They were seated in a silver Mercedes when police received a 911 call that two people were engaged in “indecent exposure.” Watts wrote a lengthy account of the incident on her Facebook page. Read it Here. ...Read More »

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Daniele Watts, African American Actress, Claims She Was Detained By Police For Pda With White Boyfriend

14 September 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Daniele Watts, an African America actress known for Django Unchained, claimed that she was unjustly handcuffed and detained by police for making out with her white boyfriend in public.

“Today I was handcuffed and detained by 2 police officers from the Studio City Police Department after refusing to agree that I had done something wrong by showing affection, fully clothed, in a public place,” Watts wrote on her Facebook page.

Daniele Watts Refused To Show Identification

Watts later told BuzzFeed News that she had been making out with her boyfriend, Brian Lucas, in the front seat of his car, sitting on his lap fully clothed. According to Watts, a man came out of a nearby office and asked the interracial couple to “stop putting on a show,” and the two exited the vehicle. Watts then called her father, and was still on the phone when a police car pulled over in »

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'Django Unchained' Actress Says Police Detained Her for No Reason

14 September 2014 6:28 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Daniele Watts is speaking out about her run-in with officers.

Django Unchained actress Daniele Watts took to Facebook last week to air her grievances about a run-in with officers from the Los Angeles Police Department that she says was unwarranted.

"Today I was handcuffed and detained by 2 police officers ... after refusing to agree that I had done something wrong by showing affection, fully clothed, in a public place," Watts wrote. "I knew that I had done nothing wrong, that I wasn't harming anyone, so I walked away. A few minutes later, I was still talking to my dad when 2 different police officers accosted me and forced me into handcuffs."

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Her partner, celebrity chef Brian James Lucas, later took to his own Facebook account, writing, "Yesterday, Daniele Watts & I were accosted by police officers after showing our affection publicly. From the questions that he asked me as D was already on her »

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Orange Is the New Black Writer Divorces Husband, Dates Samira Wiley; Django Star Daniele Watts Handcuffed After Kissing Husband: Top Stories

14 September 2014 2:58 PM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Love is in the air! Months after divorcing her husband and coming out as gay, Orange Is the New Black writer Lauren Morelli is now dating star Samira Wiley, who plays Poussey. On a more serious note, actress Daniele Watts, who appeared in Django Unchained, was handcuffed and accosted after kissing her husband in public. See this weekend's top stories: Forget Piper and Alex, there's a hotter Orange Is the New Black couple, and they're not fictional at all! Lauren Morelli, a writer for the hit Netflix [...] »

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