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Django Actress 'Lying,' Says Cop

He says Daniele Watts is making 'malicious, false statements'

(Newser) - Django Unchained actress Daniele Watts says she was handcuffed by police for kissing her white boyfriend in a car , but the responding officer says that's simply not true. "She is lying," LAPD Sgt. Jim Parker tells the Hollywood Reporter , adding that he recorded the entire incident. He... More »

Django Actress: Cops Cuffed Me for Kissing White BF

Daniele Watts says police thought she was prostitute

(Newser) - Django Unchained actress Daniele Watts says she was accosted, handcuffed, and detained by LAPD officers last week—all for kissing her white partner in a car. Watts, who played Coco in the Quentin Tarantino movie and has also appeared in Weeds and Partners, says she was handcuffed for "refusing... More »

Michelle Obama Presents Best Picture Oscar to Argo

Plus Academy Award wins for Jennifer Lawrence, Daniel Day-Lewis, and more

(Newser) - And they're off! After a rousing opening monologue by Seth MacFarlane , Christoph Waltz won the first award of the night: Best Supporting Actor for Django Unchained. Stick with us for live updates throughout the show:
  • Best Animated Short went to Paperman, and Best Animated Feature Film went to Brave.
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N-Word Uttered Twice at Globes

Reporters 'taken aback' by Quentin Tarantino's use of word

(Newser) - Jodie Foster's mystifying speech wasn't the only buzz-worthy Golden Globes moment. After winning best screenplay for Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino discussed his frequent use of the n-word in the movie with reporters—and he went ahead and used the n-word while doing so. "If somebody is out... More »

Lincoln Leads Oscar Noms With 12

Notable Academy Award snubs: Kathryn Bigelow, Ben Affleck, Tom Hooper

(Newser) - Lincoln ruled at this morning's Academy Award nominations announcement, scoring nods in the Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Adapted Screenplay categories. In all, the Steven Spielberg drama leads with 12 nominations, the AP reports. Eight other Best Picture nominees were... More »

Texas Chainsaw Slays Hobbit

Peter Jackson denied 4th weekend atop box office

(Newser) - Moviegoers started off the New Year with a healthy dose of blood and gore, pushing Texas Chainsaw 3D to the weekend's No. 1 spot with $23 million, reports the LA Times . That number dethroned Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, which claimed $17.5 million and the... More »

'Hobbit' Wins a 3rd Week

As Hollywood cruises to a record-breaking year

(Newser) - Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey pulled in $32.9 million this week to rule the box-office roost for a third consecutive week, relegating Quentin Tarantino's controversial Django Unchained to the No. 2 spot, with $30.7 million. Les Miserables was close by in third place, with... More »

Tarantino: Criticism Over N-Word 'Ridiculous'

'Django' is set in 1858 Mississippi, he says

(Newser) - Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained makes liberal use of the n-word, which has brought plenty of criticism the director's way. Salon picks up on an interview he did with Harvard's Henry Louis Gates in which he defends its use in the slavery drama:
  • "Personally, I find [the
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Spike Lee to Tarantino: Slavery Isn't 'Spaghetti Western'

He slams 'Django Unchained'

(Newser) - Quentin Tarantino's Civil-War-era Django Unchained is getting good reviews from critics and audiences alike, but don't count Spike Lee in the thumbs-up camp. "I can't speak on it 'cause I'm not gonna see it," he tells Vibe . "All I'm going to... More »

Film Premieres Scrapped in Wake of Newtown Shooting

'Django Unchained,' 'Jack Reacher' affected

(Newser) - Hollywood has been responding to the Newtown tragedy with a slew of cancellations, postponements, and other changes to movies:
  • Tonight's LA premiere of Django Unchained, the latest violent film from Quentin Tarantino, has been canceled. "In this time of national mourning we have decided to forgo our scheduled
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Lincoln Rules Golden Globe Nominations

Snags 7 nominations, including best picture, best director

(Newser) - Lincoln was the big winner when Golden Globes nominees were announced this morning; the Steven Spielberg biopic received seven nominations including best motion picture drama, best director, and acting nods for Daniel Day-Lewis, Tommy Lee Jones, and Sally Field. The other best picture nominees were Argo, Django Unchained, Life of ... More »

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