Daniele Watts has been ordered to perform community service after a judge refused to accept her apologies to Los Angeles police she had accused of racial profiling.
The Django Unchained actress and her boyfriend, Brian Lucas, were sentenced on August 26 to 15 hours of community labor.
Last September, police questioned Daniele Watts and Brian Lucas while investigating reports of people having s** in a car. Daniele Watts, who is black, and Brian Lucas, who is white, claimed they were profiled.
Daniele Watts and Brian Lucas later pleaded no contest to disturbing the peace and was told to write apology letters.
The Los Angeles Times says in her initial letter, Daniele Watts called a police sergeant sarcastic and dismissive. The judge said: try again.
This week, Daniele Watts apologized for what she called lack of emotional control.
However, the judge called Daniele Watts’ apologies insincere.
An arrest warrant could be issued for troubled actress Lindsay Lohan after failing to complete her community service hours.
In February, Lindsay Lohan, 28, was ordered by a judge to complete 125 hours of community service by the end of the month.
So far, according to TMZ, Lindsay Lohan has completed fewer than 20 hours.
These hours, which stem from her 2012 reckless driving case, have been an issue for the actress for quite some time.
Earlier this year, Lindsay Lohan tried to say that she had completed her service, but a judge scoffed at her, as she passed off fan meet-and-greets in London as community service. The judge threw out 125 of the claimed hours and ordered her to do actual community service.
A status hearing is set for May 7, wherein the prosecutor is most likely to ask the judge to issue a warrant for Lindsay Lohan’s arrest, according to TMZ.
Lindsay Lohan has to do 125 more hours of community service after decreeing that activities she performed while appearing in a West End play last year did not count a Los Angeles judge has ruled.
Superior Court Judge Mark Young annulled credits that Lindsay Lohan received for time she spent in London in 2014.
Lindsay Lohan, 28, was originally ordered to complete 240 hours of community service as part of a 2013 plea deal.
It stemmed from a 2012 case involving reckless driving and lying to police.
Lindsay Lohan, who made her West End debut last year in a production of David Mamet’s Speed-the-Plow, was not present for hearing on February 25.
The actress worked with charity group Community Service Volunteers (CSV) during her time in London and reportedly lobbied insurance giant Esurance to donate $10,000 to the organization.
A statement from CSV said Lindsay Lohan had volunteered on the organization’s Positive Futures project, which works with teenagers in Hackney.
“She has built strong relationships with the young volunteers she has worked with on the scheme,” CSV said.
Yet US prosecutors questioned some of her UK activities – which reportedly included “meeting and greeting” fans in London – and challenged evidence submitted by her attorney to show the required hours had been completed.
A hearing has been scheduled for March 12, when a new community service agency will be selected.
Lindsay Lohan will have until May 28 to complete the additional community service.
College dropout Kanye West is teaching at Los Angeles Trade Technical College for 250 hours as part of his mandated community service from his 2013 paparazzi mishap.
The community service stems from a paparazzi attack back in July of 2013, after a scuffle at LAX. The former Chicago State University student pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor count of battery against the photog.
Kanye West is teaching at Los Angeles Trade Technical College for 250 hours as part of his mandated community service
Los Angeles Trade and Technical College is attended for its classes in fashion design and technology which raises the question of what Kanye West is actually teaching.
Kanye West, 37, certainly knows a thing or two about fashion as he has his own line at A.P.C. A pair of Kanye Jeans will run you $280.
Italy’s PM Silvio Berlusconi has been filmed carrying out his community service at a nursing home near Milan.
The footage shows Silvio Berlusconi dressed in a white lab coat, joking with elderly residents at the hospice.
Silvio Berlusconi, 77, was ordered in May to help out at the Sacra Famiglia center as part of his one year sentence for tax fraud.
Silvio Berlusconi was ordered to help out at the Sacra Famiglia center as part of his one year sentence for tax fraud (photo AFP)
Until now, doctors had imposed a news blackout on how exactly Silvio Berlusconi was getting on after trading his customary late night carousing with young show girls for more sedentary mornings entertaining the elderly.
The video, filmed on a smart phone, shows Silvio Berlusconi sitting in the centre’s recreation room, smiling and joking with a group of elderly residents, some in wheelchairs, before he strolls over the vending machine to chat to two younger women.
As he cracks jokes, some of the patients clap along to an old fashioned Italian accordion record being played.
The video shows Silvio Berlusconi looking relaxed and cheerful.
Silvio Berlusconi is due to start a year of community service at a care home near Milan.
The former Italian prime minister was sentenced to four years in prison for tax fraud last year, commuted to four hours work a week with elderly dementia patients.
The Catholic care home says Silvio Berlusconi, 77, will be treated like any other assistant.
The billionaire has been embroiled in a string of court cases.
His conviction last year was in connection with the purchase of TV rights by his firm, Mediaset, in the 1990s.
Silvio Berlusconi is due to start a year of community service at a care home near Milan
Silvio Berlusconi was spared prison because the Italian legal system is lenient to the over-70s.
He chose community service rather than house arrest to serve out his commuted sentence.
This will enable him to continue to lead his centre-right party, Forza Italia, in the European elections, although he has been forced to resign his seat in the upper house of parliament.
Silvio Berlusconi has also had to surrender his passport and his travel within Italy is severely restricted.
He also has to observe a nightly curfew at his palatial home near Milan.
Silvio Berlusconi is said to have been studying Alzheimer’s disease in preparation for his community service. He was due to arrive at the San Pietro care home in Cesano Boscone at 09:45 local time.
Massimo Restelli, head of care services there, told La Repubblica newspaper that Silvio Berlusconi’s introduction would be “gradual” so that he and the elderly patients could get used to each other.
“It will be small steps so as not to make any mistakes, and then he could do all sorts of things. He could help with meals, which are tricky because sometimes you have to ‘remind’ the patient that they are eating,” he said.
He said Silvio Berlusconi would be accompanied at all times by a medical worker specialized in Alzheimer’s.
“We’ll see if Berlusconi’s presence creates some kind of close bond, if he is a reference for anyone,” he added.
Silvio Berlusconi has always denied the charges against him, accusing left-wing judges of a witch-hunt.
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