Seventies pop idol David Cassidy will have to appear in court to face DUI charges related to an arrest last summer (13) after he was caught playing bowls instead of attending a plea deal hearing on Wednesday (30Jul14). The former Partridge Family star was initially allowed to forego an in-person appearance at Schodack Town Court in New York because he lives in Florida, where he is reportedly undergoing substance abuse treatment.
But an unfortunate tweet from the New York Horse Racing Association has landed him in trouble after officials revealed he was playing bocce with two trainers at nearby Saratoga Race Track while the plea deal was being discussed.
Carmelo Laquidara, the assistant district attorney overseeing the case, learned of the tweet and called the episode "odd and disturbing".
He says, "Once we were made aware of that, we no longer consented to any plea agreement being done through the mail, through his attorney."
Cassidy will now have to be present in court for the next hearing on 3 September (14).
David Cassidy's driving while intoxicated (DWI) case has been adjourned until September (14) as the singer/actor's lawyer continues to negotiate a plea deal with prosecutors. The Partridge Family star was slapped with the felony charge last summer (Aug13), when he was pulled over at a police checkpoint in Schodack, New York.
Cassidy's lawyer, Lucas Mihuta, was allowed to appear on the 64 year old's behalf at a plea hearing in Schodack Town Court on Wednesday (30Jul14) as his client lives in Florida, and he successfully requested an adjournment to allow the two sides to work out technical legal issues for the deal.
Town Justice Bruce J. Wagner set the next court date for 3 September (14).
However, the star risked the wrath of prosecutors after it was later revealed he was actually in the area at a horse racing event at Saratoga Race Course.
Authorities were alerted to his location after a Twitter.com post by a representative for the New York Racing Association announced Cassidy's attendance and one prosecutor admitted they were "disturbed" by the news.
Officials are expected to agree to reduce the felony charge for Cassidy, who was convicted of DWI in Florida in 2011, to a misdemeanour.
Further details about the plea deal have yet to be released, but Mihuta reveals Cassidy is determined to move on from his legal troubles as he continues to seek help for his alcohol problems.
Mihuta says, "He's anxious to put this behind him and to focus more on his treatment and sobriety than legal matters."
Cassidy was sentenced to serve 90 days in rehab and ordered to complete an alcohol awareness programme in March (14) after pleading no contest in California to a charge for driving under the influence (DUI) following another arrest in January (14).
That incident marked the veteran's third DUI since 2010, and he recently came clean about the seriousness of his alcoholism, admitting, "If I take another drink, I'm going to die."
Art is imitating life for troubled star David Cassidy and his actress daughter Katie - he's battling alcoholism as her lawyer character on U.S. TV show Arrow struggles with sobriety. The Seventies pop and TV icon was sentenced to serve 90 days in rehab and complete a nine-month alcohol programme after pleading no contest to his latest DUI charge in court on Tuesday (25Mar14).
In an ironic twist, his daughter's TV character, Laurel Lance, is currently battling alcohol issues following the death of her boyfriend, and during Wednesday night's (26Mar14) Arrow episode, the TV legal eagle attended an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting and then had to be dissuaded from drinking brandy from the bottle during a tense hostage crisis.
In a TV interview with newsman Piers Morgan on Monday (24Mar14), David Cassidy confessed, "If I take another drink, I'm going to die, physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually. I'm dead."
He added, "I am most definitely an alcoholic... I had been lying to myself and consequently lying to everyone else about my disease."
The 63 year old's January (14) arrest was his third DUI since 2010.
There's more trouble brewing for the Cassidy family - David's third wife Sue filed for divorce last month (Feb14).
Katie, 27, is his daughter from a previous relationship with actress Sherry Williams.
Actor/singer David Cassidy has opened up about his recent arrest and battle with alcoholism, confessing, "If I take another drink, I'm going to die". On Monday (24Mar14), the seventies pop icon pleaded no contest in a California court to driving under the influence (DUI) following his arrest in January (14).
After receiving a sentence to serve 90 days in rehab and complete a nine-month alcohol program, Cassidy is ready to face his battle with the disease head-on after a troubling few years.
In an interview with Piers Morgan, Cassidy admits, "If I take another drink, I'm going to die, physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually. I'm dead. You know, they say it's a slippery slope.
"It's not a slippery slope. It's from 12:00 to 6:00 on the clock and the whole face is ice. One sip, one drink, because there is no such a thing, not to an alcoholic. You have one and you're done. I'd be done."
The I Think I Love You hitmaker adds, "I am most definitely an alcoholic. And the interesting thing about it and the way you end up with multiple DUIs - I never got arrested for anything until I was basically 60 years old... I had been lying to myself and consequently lying to everyone else about my disease."
The 63 year old's January arrest was his third DUI since 2010, but his troubles worsened in February (14), when his wife of 23 years, Sue Cassidy, filed for divorce.
When asked how his drinking affected his marriage and its eventual demise, Cassidy divulges, "She'd (Sue) just say it made me an ass. It made me a fricking d**k (sic). I wasn't authentic. It's because I have an allergy to it. My personality changes I'm not aware of it. I never stop talking. It's obnoxious. It's embarrassing."
But the singer is hopeful for the next phase in his life, recalling the "spiritual experience" that completely changed his attitude on the future of his well-being.
He explains, "I dropped to my knees and I felt something go through me... I felt this experience that was just, thank you God. I felt this relief. I begged it and I was crying and weeping like a little boy, like a sobbing little infant, like I'm sure I did many times as a kid. And I felt this incredible sense of relief because I stopped lying to myself."
Seventies pop icon David Cassidy has been sentenced to serve 90 days in rehab following his latest DUI arrest. The actor/singer must check in to a live-in rehab facility for alcohol abuse, according to TMZ.com.
Cassidy was arrested in Los Angeles in January (14) and pleaded no contest to the charge in court on Monday (24Mar14).
In addition to rehab, the I Think I Love You singer was also sentenced to 60 months probation. He must also complete a nine-month alcohol program.
The star reportedly enrolled in a rehab clinic of his own free will last month (Feb14).
His January arrest was Cassidy's third DUI since 2010.
For the bulk of every Rocky and Bullwinkle episode, moose and squirrel would engage in high concept escapades that satirized geopolitics, contemporary cinema, and the very fabrics of the human condition. With all of that to work with, there's no excuse for why the pair and their Soviet nemeses haven't gotten a decent movie adaptation. But the ingenious Mr. Peabody and his faithful boy Sherman are another story, intercut between Rocky and Bullwinkle segments to teach kids brief history lessons and toss in a nearly lethal dose of puns. Their stories and relationship were much simpler, which means that bringing their shtick to the big screen would entail a lot more invention — always risky when you're dealing with precious material.
For the most part, Mr. Peabody & Sherman handles the regeneration of its heroes aptly, allowing for emotionally substance in their unique father-son relationship and all the difficulties inherent therein. The story is no subtle metaphor for the difficulties surrounding gay adoption, with society decreeing that a dog, no matter how hyper-intelligent, cannot be a suitable father. The central plot has Peabody hosting a party for a disapproving child services agent and the parents of a young girl with whom 7-year-old Sherman had a schoolyard spat, all in order to prove himself a suitable dad. Of course, the WABAC comes into play when the tots take it for a spin, forcing Peabody to rush to their rescue.
Getting down to personals, we also see the left brain-heavy Peabody struggle with being father Sherman deserves. The bulk of the emotional marks are hit as we learn just how much Peabody cares for Sherman, and just how hard it has been to accept that his only family is growing up and changing.
But more successful than the new is the film's handling of the old — the material that Peabody and Sherman purists will adore. They travel back in time via the WABAC Machine to Ancient Egypt, the Renaissance, and the Trojan War, and 18th Century France, explaining the cultural backdrop and historical significance of the settings and characters they happen upon, all with that irreverent (but no longer racist) flare that the old cartoons enjoyed. And oh... the puns.
Mr. Peabody & Sherman is a f**king treasure trove of some of the most amazingly bad puns in recent cinema. This effort alone will leave you in awe.
The film does unravel in its final act, bringing the science-fiction of time travel a little too close to the forefront and dropping the ball on a good deal of its emotional groundwork. What seemed to be substantial building blocks do not pay off in the way we might, as scholars of animated family cinema, have anticipated, leaving the movie with an unfinished feeling.
But all in all, it's a bright, compassionate, reasonably educational, and occasionally funny if not altogether worthy tribute to an old favorite. And since we don't have our own WABAC machine to return to a time of regularly scheduled Peabody and Sherman cartoons, this will do okay for now.
If nothing else, it's worth your time for the puns.
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David Cassidy's wife has filed for divorce from the troubled singer after 23 years of marriage. Cassidy was arrested in Los Angeles last month (Jan14) on suspicion of driving under the influence and is currently undergoing treatment at a rehab clinic.
Now his marriage appears to be over after his longterm partner Sue Cassidy began divorce proceedings. She filed the paperwork this week (beg10Feb14), according to TMZ.com.
She tells the website, "This has been looming for some time. I am truly heartbroken that our marriage is ending... I'm glad David is getting the help he needs (in rehab) and I am confident he will come back better and stronger than ever."
The former couple has reportedly been living apart for around four months.
They married in 1991 and have a son together, 23-year-old Beau Devin Cassidy.
Troubled singer David Cassidy has spoken out from rehab, insisting he will "remain in treatment for as long as necessary". The Partridge Family star entered an undisclosed facility last month (Jan14) in a bid to battle alcoholism, just days after he was arrested for driving while intoxicated, and now the 63-year-old former teen idol is opening up about his current troubles.
He tells Entertainment Tonight, "This has been a very difficult time for me battling this deadly disease, like millions of others in our country. I will remain in treatment for as long as necessary and I am getting the best care I can possibly get anywhere.
"I am working as hard as any human being to live a sober life. I am truly grateful to all of my friends and fans who have sent me thousands of letters and messages of support."
On Tuesday (04Jan14), Cassidy was charged with one count of driving under the influence of alcohol following an arrest in Los Angeles on 10 January (14), when he failed a sobriety test and was reportedly found to have a blood alcohol level of more than twice the legal limit.
The January arrest marked the third time Cassidy had been booked for drink driving offences. In 2011, he pleaded no contest after he was arrested for driving while drunk in Florida, and last year (13), he failed a field sobriety test in New York, and was charged with a felony driving while intoxicated as a result of his previous arrest.
Former teen idol David Cassidy has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) following an arrest last month (Jan14). The Partridge Family star was taken into custody on 10 January (14), after Los Angeles police officers pulled him over for making an illegal turn and smelled alcohol on his breath.
Cassidy failed a sobriety test and was reportedly found to have a blood alcohol level of more than twice the legal limit.
On Tuesday (04Feb14), the musician was formally charged with one count of driving under the influence of alcohol, according to TMZ.com.
This marks the third time Cassidy has been booked for drink driving offences. In 2011, he pleaded no contest after he was arrested for driving while drunk in Florida, and he had his licence suspended for six months and was put on a year's probation.
In 2013, he was stopped and subsequently failed a field sobriety test in New York, and was charged with a felony driving while intoxicated as a result of his previous arrest.
The Oscar nominations came out on Thursday morning, and as of now, it's anybody's race. Some say 12 Years a Slave has it in the bag, while others think American Hustle will snatch the Best Picture trophy. There's no one way to know for sure — does the Academy weigh emotional impact? Flashy performances? The film's lasting message?
How about titles? Yes, you can tell a lot about a film by its title, and about its Oscar chances, too. We've compiled some handy data about each Best Picture nominee's title and what it says about the film's chances come time to hand out the awards. (You can also head over to BBC America to check out this fantastic infographic that predicts the Best Picture winner!)
Movies with the word "America" in their titles......to win a Best Picture Oscar: 2 (An American in Paris; American Beauty) ...to get nominated for BP, but not win: 2 (America, America; American Graffiti)
Movies whose titles refers to a crime or act of duplicity......to win a Best Picture Oscar: 2 (Mutiny on the Bounty; The Sting)...to get nominated for BP, but not win: 11 (The Racket; She Done Him Wrong; Imitation of Life; Libeled Lady; Grand Illusion; The Caine Mutiny; The Hustler; Mutiny on the Bounty; The Killing Fields; The Fugitive; Traffic)
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Movies with a main character's surname in their titles......to win a Best Picture Oscar: 10 (The Great Ziegfeld; Ben-Hur; Tom Jones; Patton; Annie Hall; Kramer vs. Kramer; Gandhi; Schindler’s List; Forrest Gump; Shakespeare in Love)...to get nominated for BP, but not win: 45 (Disraeli; Trader Horn; Arrowsmith; The House of Rothschild; Alice Adams; Captain Blood; David Copperfield; Ruggles of Red Gap; Anthony Adverse; Dodsworth; Mr. Deeds Goes to Town; The Story of Louis Pasteur; The Life of Emile Zola; The Adventures of Robin Hood; Goodbye, Mr. Chips; Mr. Smith Goes to Washington; Kitty Foyle; Citizen Kane; Here Comes Mr. Jordan; Sergeant York; Mrs. Miniver; The Magnificent Ambersons; Madame Curie; Wilson; Mildred Pierce; Johnny Belinda; Julius Caesar; Mister Roberts; The Diary of Anne Frank; Elmer Gantry; Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb; Mary Poppins; Doctor Zhivago; Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?; Doctor Dolittle; Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid; Barry Lyndon; Prizzi’s Honor; Jerry Maguire; Good Will Hunting; Saving Private Ryan; Erin Brokovich; Capote; Michael Clayton; Lincoln)
Movies whose titles include a military rank......to win a Best Picture Oscar: o...to get nominated for BP, but not win: 6 (The Smiling Lieutenant; Captain Blood; Captains Courageous; Sergeant York; Saving Private Ryan; Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World)
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Movies with a city name in their titles......to win a Best Picture Oscar: 4 (Cimarron; Casablanca; An American in Paris; Chicago)...to get nominated for BP, but not win: 18 (Hollywood Revue; Shanghai Express; San Francisco; In Old Chicago; The Philadelphia Story; Mr. Smith Goes to Washington; Casablanca; Roman Holiday; Peyton Place; Judgment and Nuremberg; Chinatown; Nashville; Fargo; L.A. Confidential; Gangs of New York; Munich; Letters from Iwo Jima; Midnight in Paris)
Movies whose titles seem like they should probably have a possessive apostrophe, but don't......to win a Best Picture Oscar: 0...to get nominated for BP, but not win: 4 (Boys Town; Kings Row; Dead Poets Society; Howards End)
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Movies whose titles are a single intangible noun......to win a Best Picture Oscar: 1 (Crash)...to get nominated for BP, but not win: 8 (Alibi; Suspicion; Crossfire; Deliverance; Traffic; Atonement; Inception; Moneyball)
Movies whose titles end in "ity"......to win a Best Picture Oscar: 1 (From Here to Eternity)...to get nominated for BP, but not win: 3 (Double Indemnity; Atlantic City; Sense and Sensibility)
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Movies whose titles are made up three letters or fewer......to win a Best Picture Oscar: 0...to get nominated for BP, but not win: 4 (Z; JFK; Ray; Up)
Movies that have the word "her" in their titles......to win a Best Picture Oscar: 1 (Ben-Hur)...to get nominated for BP, but not win: 1 (Hannah and Her Sisters)
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Movies with U.S. state names in their titles......to win a Best Picture Oscar: 0...to get nominated for BP, but not win: 2 (In Old Arizona; Mississippi Burning) *Note: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington and Gangs of New York both refer to cities, not states, and the "Virginia" in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf is a human woman.
We loved Nebraska, but this is really the only one we could think of for it. Sorry, Alexander Payne. Sorry, everybody.
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Movies whose titles are just a main character's first name......to win a Best Picture Oscar: 5 (Rebecca; Hamlet; Marty; Gigi; Oliver!)...to get nominated for BP, but not win: 20 (Skippy; Cleopatra; Ivanhoe; Shane; Fanny; Cleopatra; Alfie; Lenny; Rocky; Julia; Norma Rae; Tess; Bugsy; Babe; Elizabeth; Seabiscuit; Ray; Juno; Precious; Hugo)
Movies whose titles were mispronounced by Leonardo DiCaprio on live television......to win a Best Picture Oscar: 0...to get nominated for BP, but not win: 0 (There can be only one Philomania.)
12 YEARS A SLAVE
Movies with numbers in their titles......to win a Best Picture Oscar: 6 (It Happened One Night; Around the World in 80 Days; The Godfather Part II; One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest; Million Dollar Baby; Slumdog Millionaire)...to get nominated for BP, but not win: 36 (Seventh Heaven; Five Star Final; One Hour with You; 42nd Street; The Private Life of Henry VIII; One Night of Love; Broadway Melody of 1936; A Tale of Two Cities; Three Smart Girls; One Hundred Men and a Girl; Four Daughters; One Foot in Heaven; 49th Parallel; Henry V; Miracle on 34th Street; A Letter to Three Wives; Twelve O’Clock High; Seven Brides for Seven Brothers; Three Coins in the Fountain; The Ten Commandments; 12 Angry Men; The Defiant Ones; A Thousand Clowns; Anne of the Thousand Days; Five Easy Pieces; Born on the Fourth of July; The Godfather Part III; Four Weddings and a Funeral; Apollo 13; The Sixth Sense; The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers; District 9; 127 Hours; Toy Story 3; Zero Dark Thirty)
Movies that refer to a unit of time in their titles......to win a Best Picture Oscar: 2 (The Best Years of Our Lives; Around the World in 80 Days) ...to get nominated for BP, but not win: 9 (One Hour with You; Lady for a Day; The Yearling; The Longest Day; Anne of the Thousand Days; Dog Day Afternoon; Remains of the Day; The Hours; 127 Hours)
THE WOLF OF WALL STREET
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Movies whose titles include mention of an animal......to win a Best Picture Oscar: 3 (The Deer Hunter; Dances with Wolves; The Silence of the Lambs)...to get nominated for BP, but not win: 17 (Of Mice and Men; The Little Foxes; The Maltese Falcon; The Ox-Bow Incident; The Snake Pit; Cat on a Hot Tin Roof; To Kill a Mockingbird; The Lion in Winter; One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest; Dog Day Afternoon; The Elephant Man; Raging Bull; Kiss of the Spider Woman; Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; Black Swan; War Horse)
Movies whose titles include the name of a street......to win a Best Picture Oscar: 1 (The Broadway Melody) ...to get nominated for BP, but not win: 5 (42nd Street; The Barretts of Wimpole Street; Broadway Melody of 1936; Miracle on 34th Street; Sunset Boulevard)
Cast your bets, folks. Captain Phillips looks like it has this one locked down.
*Special thanks to Hollywood.com writers Julia Emmanuele and Jordan Smith for helping to compile data and entertaining the madness of this post, and to our CTO Greg Zimerman for recovering hours of work after my Word Doc crashed. You're a hero, Greg.
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