Movie star Rosie Perez has fallen out with her actor cousin Sixto Ramos after failing to invite him to her surprise wedding in Las Vegas last month (Sep13). The Do The Right Thing actress wed artist Eric Hays in a low-key ceremony in Sin City, after he suggested they tie the knot there following the boxing match between undefeated champion Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Canelo Alvarez on 14 September (13).
Perez broke the news to Shaft star Ramos in a quick phone call before walking down the aisle, but he was far from pleased - and he's still furious with her five weeks later.
She says, "He's angry at me but everything's fine! (He's angry at me) because he didn't go to the wedding, but I told him we were eloping and when you're eloping, (guests) don't go to the wedding... only the two people (getting married).
"I told him (we were eloping) because I was nervous that he was gonna (sic) be angry. I said, 'Hi Sixto, we're gonna (sic) get married' and he said, 'What?' I said, 'Yeah, we're here in Vegas so we're gonna do it', and he went, 'What about me?' And he told me I was selfish, and I was a b**ch, and he had a nice suit... He was so angry... I just ignore him. He's stupid."
Actress Rosie Perez has confirmed reports she wed in secret last month (Sep13). The Do The Right Thing star wed artist Eric Hayes in Las Vegas after he suggested they tie the knot there after attending the Floyd Mayweather, Jr./Canelo Alvarez boxing match on 14 September (13).
Appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Wednesday (16Oct13), Perez cooed, "He is the best guy ever. I'm so in love, it's disgusting.... We've been together almost five years but I've known him for 18 years, and I kept forgetting who he was.
"I was just like, 'Hi, I'm Rose,' and he goes, 'We met, you did this before, like four or five times...' By the eighth time I went, 'Who is that...? I just got all flustered and everything and he came over and he told me he was single and we've been together ever since."
But the wedding came as a bit of a surprise for the actress, who adds, "He wanted a big wedding and I was like, 'Why spend all that money... It's such a waste. It's about me and you coming together.' I said, 'Let's go to City Hall,' and he was like, 'No, I really want a wedding'.
"Then we were going to the Mayweather fight... and I'm saying, 'Oh my gosh, I bet Mayweather's gonna win... This is gonna be the perfect weekend,' and he said, 'You know what would be perfect? If we got married in Vegas.' I went, 'Yeah, oh my God, that's awesome!' But in the back of my head I'm going, 'He's not serious.'
"We get to Vegas and he starts telling me about the MGM Grand chapel package and everything... and so Mayweather won and we got married the next day and it was beautiful. It wasn't tacky; I thought it was gonna be tacky."
Once respected NYPD detective Jack Mosley (Bruce Willis) is now pretty much on his last legs literally and figuratively. He drinks is relegated to a desk job and walks with a limp. One morning after a long shift he’s corralled into transporting a petty criminal Eddie Bunker (Mos Def) to the courthouse 16 blocks away so he can testify by 10:00 a.m. What Jack doesn’t know is that Eddie is one of the key witnesses in a case against crooked cops--that is until the two start getting shot at. Then it becomes crystal clear. The main bad guy Jack’s former partner Frank (David Morse) basically lets Jack know Eddie will never testify to just go ahead and hand him over but Frank underestimates Jack’s desire to finally do something good. So Jack and Eddie fight their way to the courthouse block by gut-wrenching block. Oh no there’s nothing formulaic about 16 Blocks not at all. In a film as predictable as this the only thing that’ll make it stand out is the performances. 16 Blocks nearly succeeds--but not quite. It would seem Willis is playing a character he’s played a hundred times before--the misunderstood and slightly unorthodox cop with a heart of gold. But as Jack the actor does a nice job trying out some new things namely playing fat bald and grizzled. You can almost smell how bad Jack’s breath has to be. Rapper/actor Mos Def who usually brightens any film he’s in also tries his hand at something different but his choices aren’t as smart. As the talkative and affable Eddie Mos comes up with one of the more annoying nasally accents ever recorded. After about five minutes of screen time you desperately want him to stop and say “Just kidding! I don’t really talk like this.” But he doesn’t. It’s too bad something like an accent can ruin an otherwise decent performance. Old-school director Richard Donner best known for his Lethal Weapons is a consummate professional when it comes to making these kind of movies. In other words he pretty much paints by numbers. We watch Jack and Eddie get out of one tight situation after another as the gaggle of bad cops try to gun them down. I mean 16 blocks doesn’t seem that far to go so they better throw in as many highly implausible obstacles as they can. Chinese laundries alleyways rooftops subways. And yes even a city bus which the pair--who have by now bonded big time--has to hijack. Donner also employs a popular but nonetheless annoying technique of zooming in when the action heats up so you can’t really see what’s going on. Even if you’re addicted to action movies--a Bruce Willis action movie no less--16 Blocks just doesn’t deliver the goods.