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.
Django Unchained has reopened in cinemas in China, a month after it was pulled for “technical reasons”.
A manager at a UME Cineplex cinema in Beijing said: “The new version is one minute shorter than the previous one.”
He speculated that a nude scene may have been cut.
Quentin Tarantino’s Oscar-winning film’s cancellation in April led to speculation that it did not meet censorship regulations required by cultural authorities.
Django Unchained stars Leonardo DiCaprio as a plantation owner and Jamie Foxx as a freed slave who trains to become a bounty hunter and demands his wife’s freedom before the US Civil War.
Django Unchained has reopened in cinemas in China, a month after it was pulled for technical reasons
Distributor Sony Pictures said Quentin Tarantino had agreed to “slight adjustments” to reduce the violence prior to its initial release in China last month.
Sony Pictures executive Zhang Miao said the changes to the film included “tuning the blood to a darker colour” and “lowering the height of the splatter of blood” in an interview with China’s Southern Metropolis Daily.
Django Unchained, the first of Quentin Tarantino’s to be released in China, had been cleared by the country’s rigorous censors, who generally remove violence, sex and politically edgy content.
Earlier this year, some Chinese cinema-goers were left confused because of cuts to the James Bond film Skyfall that included unflattering references to the sex trade in the Chinese territory of Macau.
Meanwhile, Cloud Atlas with Tom Hanks was shown in Chinese cinemas without 38 minutes of footage that included gay and straight love scenes.
Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino’s Oscar-winning movie, has been cancelled in cinemas across China on its opening day due to “technical reasons”.
A suspension order by importer China Film Group Corporation was confirmed by cinema employees.
It has led to speculation Django Unchained had not met the censorship regulations required by Chinese cultural authorities.
Distributor Sony Pictures said Quentin Tarantino had agreed to “slight adjustments” to reduce the violence.
Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino’s Oscar-winning movie, has been cancelled in cinemas across China on its opening day
Cinema manager Tian Zaixing said he could not recall any other imported film being halted on the opening day.
TianZaixing said the cinema had received a call at 10:00 local time to cancel the film.
“We had high expectations for this film’s box office,” he added.
“They didn’t tell us when the film would be shown again,” an official at a Shanghai cinema told Reuters.
Sony Pictures executive Zhang Miao said the changes to the film included “tuning the blood to a darker color” and “lowering the height of the splatter of blood” in an interview with China’s Southern Metropolis Daily.
Quentin Tarantino viewed the changes as “progress rather than a compromise” according to Zhang Miao.
Sony Pictures and China’s State Administration of Radio, Film, and Television (SARFT), which is responsible for movie censorship, have not commented on the cancellation.
“After watching it for about a minute, it stopped!” said microblogger Xue Yi Dao on the Twitter-like Sina Weibo website.
“Staff then came in and said SARFT…had called to say it had to be delayed!! Can someone tell me what’s happening!!” he added.
Django Unchained is Quentin Tarantino’s first film to be released in China, where cultural authorities restrict the number of foreign films in cinemas each year.
Chinese regulators often request changes to films to remove explicit scenes, violence and other topics deemed inappropriate for the audience in China – which is now the second-biggest movie market in the world.
Oscar-winning Skyfall, Cloud Atlas and the remake of Red Dawn, have all recently made changes to appease the regulators.
Quentin Tarantino launched an extraordinary tirade at Krishnan Guru-Murthy after refusing to answer questions about movie violence.
Quentin Tarantino erupted when Channel 4 News presenter Krishnan Guru-Murthy asked whether there was a link between scenes in his notoriously bloody films and real-life attacks.
The 49-year-old director snapped: “Don’t ask me a question like that – I’m not biting. I refuse your question. I’m not your slave and you’re not my master.
“You can’t make me dance to your tune. I’m not a monkey. I don’t want to talk about the implications of violence… because I’ve said everything I have to say about it.
“I have explained this many times in the last 20 years.
“I just refuse to repeat myself over and over again because you want me to for you and your show. And your ratings.”
Towards the end of the interview he rebuffed further questions on the topic, telling Krishnan Guru-Murthy: “I’m shutting your butt down.”
Quentin Tarantino, who was promoting his latest film, Django Unchained, told a stunned Krishnan Guru-Murthy the interview was simply “a commercial for my movie”.
Quentin Tarantino launched an extraordinary tirade at Krishnan Guru-Murthy after refusing to answer questions about movie violence
Django Unchained, about a freed slave who turns bounty hunter in 1850s America, was nominated this week for five Oscars, including best picture. However, it has been criticized for its graphic violence. It was released last month, days after 20 children were killed in the Sandy Hook school shooting in Connecticut.
Hours after Quentin Tarantino’s outburst, Hollywood bosses promised a “dialogue” with the Obama administration as US lawmakers seek ways to curb gun violence.
President Barack Obama has pushed gun controls to the top of his domestic agenda following the school shooting.
His administration is assembling proposals that would include a ban on sales of assault weapons, limits on high-capacity ammunition magazines, a crackdown on gun fairs and universal background checks for people buying guns.
Few analysts expect Hollywood to make any sweeping attempts to curb violence in films.
But Vice President Joe Biden, who is leading a White House task force putting together the proposed gun legislation, won a pledge from film and television industry groups that they would work closer with Washington.
America’s top gun lobby, the National Rifle Association, also met Joe Biden – and told him they will try to block any new gun laws.
Instead of making it more difficult for Americans to own guns, the NRA wants to post an armed security officer in every school.