Los Angeles police officers detained actress Daniele Watts after receiving an emergency call reporting a couple indecently exposing themselves. The Django Unchained star and her celebrity chef partner Brian James Lucas were kissing in their car in Studio City on Thursday (11Sep14) when they were approached by cops after a resident spotted them and called police to the scene.
Lucas recalled the story on his Facebook.com page, writing that police believed Watts was a prostitute and asked the couple for identification. When an angered Watts refused and began walking away, she was apprehended, handcuffed and taken back to the scene in a police car.
Watts also took to her Facebook page after the incident, writing, "I refused to agree that I had done something wrong by showing affection, fully clothed, in a public place," and claimed the handcuffs were so tight they caused her wrists to bleed.
Watts gave her identification information to officers and they let her go, and Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officials are now trying to deal with the fallout.
A statement to The Hollywood Reporter reads, "The citizen who called the police to complain told the 9-1-1 operator that a male and a female were involved in indecent exposure inside a silver Mercedes with the vehicle door open.
"The responding sergeant and police officers located two individuals that matched the description of the suspects, and they were briefly detained. Upon further investigation it was determined that no crime had been committed. Ms. Watts and her companion were subsequently released.
"An internal complaint investigation has been initiated regarding this matter."
Lucas tells TMZ.com that he and Watts have hired a lawyer and plan to file a formal complaint against the officers.
British rapper Professor Green contemplated suicide after he was arrested for drink-driving. The Read All About It hitmaker, real name Stephen Manderson, was so low after cops charged him with driving under the influence in March this year (14) that he thought about taking his own life.
He tells Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper, "I was definitely in a situation where the thought of ending it crossed my mind. I didn't think about how I'll do it but I had moments with the anxiety of it all, I wanted to get out of my own skin."
The rapper was sentenced to a nine-month driving ban after crashing his Mercedes while over the alcohol limit.
He recently made a BBC radio documentary about suicide, an issue which is close to his heart after his father Peter took his own life in 2008.
As America's Next Top Model's 21st cycle unfolds, we've decided to take a look at previous seasons to see how often Tyra and her ever-changing panel of judges choose the right model. As anyone who has watched the show throughout the years (and the marathons every time they're on TV) knows, the model you spend all season rooting for rarely wins, no matter how much she deserves to.
Who Won: Adrianne Curry
Should Have Won: Adrianne Curry
If only Tyra's first season were a sign of things to come. She picked it right. Adrianne had that special blend of being cool, a good model, and reality TV perfection (which is essential for a first season). She went on to become a "star" on Vh1's CelebReality, and we continued to grow up watching the ups and downs of her relationship with a Brady. That sort of contribution to our adolescence is invaluable.
Who Won: Yoanna House
Should Have Won: Mercedes Scelba-Shorte
Mercedes was perfect! She was such a great model, she had the cutest personality, and she was owning the competition while suffering with Lupus. Her final photo and her Billie Holiday photo are some of our favorite in ANTM history.
Who Won: Eva Pigford
Should Have Won: Toccara Jones, Yaya DaCosta
Eva was okay, but we loved Toccara. She left too soon, and we began to root for Eva. Looking back on this cycle now though, it's hard not to feel like Yaya is sort of like ANTM's Jennifer Hudson -- she lost, but has the best career possibly out of any of the girls.
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Who Won: Naima Mora
Should Have Won: Kahlen Rondot
This is a no brainer. Kahlen was perfect. Naima was a good model, okay, sure. But she was quiet and enigmatic. Kahlen was shy, but adorable and relatable. And, if we're being frank, a far superior model.
Who Won: Nicole Linklater
Should Have Won: Bre Scullark (or Nik Pace)
We loved Bre. We still love Bre. She will always be one of our favorites. We rooted for Nik after Bre was eliminated, but Tyra didn't seem to care and picked the annoying and whiny Nicole.
Who Won: Danielle (Dani) Evans
Should Have Won: Joanie Dodds
This makes us uncomfortable to say, because we really like both girls here. This was one of the rare instances where we would have been happy regardless of who won. For some reason, we always remember this as the cycle that Joanie won though. Clearly she left the stronger impression (although we'll never forget Dani's photo on top of the elephant, while she was sick).
Who Won: CariDee English
Should Have Won: CariDee English
We felt really bad when Melrose lost because she was consistently good. She tried so hard to be perfect. Sure, she wasn't the most likable, but she was undeniably a good model. But CariDee had the whole package. She was likable and could model. We would have been happy if one of the twins won too though (just saying...).
Who Won: Jaslene Gonzalez
Should Have Won: Renee Alway
We were rooting for Renee from the very beginning. When she came in third place, we obviously started supporting Jaslene just to prevent the bizarre Natasha from winning. Deep down though, we still feel wronged by Renee's elimination.
Who Won: Saleisha Stowers
Should Have Won: Jenah Doucette
We never liked Saleisha. She kind of looked like Rihanna if Rihanna were on Disney. We were never into it. Chantal similarly had sanitized feel to her. Jenah shined as the only normal, likable girl in the cycle. She was a great model too!
Who Won: Whitney Thompson
Should Have Won: Anya Kop
This is one that outrages us still. Whitney was unlikable and even the judges thought so for most of the season. She just happened to get farther than any other plus-sized model, so they let her win. Everybody knows that Anya ran that cycle as if she were already a professional. Her photo shoot with Nigel? Her Sprite campaign? And don't even get us started on the injustice of eliminating Tiffani Thiessen-lookalike Katarzyna. How did they pick Whitney?
Who Won: McKey Sullivan
Should Have Won: McKey Sullivan
Girl was flawless. She was tall, stunning, poised, and had a lovely personality. Honorable mention to Analeigh Tipton though for doing her thing and having a great career.
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Who Won: Teyona Anderson
Should Have Won: Allison Harvard
Allison. Our favorite contestant in the history of ANTM. This one hurts. We're not quite ready to talk about it.
Who Won: Nicole Fox
Should Have Won: Nicole Fox
We loved Nicole and we loved runner-up Laura Kirkpatrick. Tyra didn't have the chance to mess this cycle up.
Who Won: Krista White
Should Have Won: Raina Hein
Raina has been working more than anyone else from this cycle -- we've been seeing her pop up on commercials, and a working model is a successful one. Overall, we didn't really like this cycle.
Who Won: Ann Ward
Should Have Won: Kayla Ferrel
First of all, Ann's runway walk was not good. Chelsey and Jane were both good models, but there was something about Kayla that we were consistently drawn to. She somehow looked like a classic beauty, yet edgy and modern. She was fieeeeerce.
Who Won: Brittani Kline
Should Have Won: Hannah Jones
Were we the only ones who didn't hate Alexandria? We would have been happy if she won, but instead we were left with Brittani. She was a fine model, but on a personal level, we just stopped liking her after that meltdown in panel. Hannah also reminded us a lot of Analeigh from cycle 12, so we had a soft spot for her.
Who Won: Lisa D'Amato
Should Have Won: Allison Harvard
TWICE? REALLY? Allison, who broke our hearts when she was runner-up in cycle 12, admits that it sucks to be runner-up twice. She should have won. Twice. She's the best. We'll never be ready to talk about this.
Who Won: Sophie Sumner
Should Have Won: ...Annaliese Dayes? ...Laura LaFrate? Maybe Sophie?
This is one of those cycles that had three great girls at the end. At one point or another, we rooted for all of them to win. We're happy Sophie won because she was a cutie, but we loved Annaliese way more throughout the competition. She was like a Spice Girl and a model all in one.
Who Won: Laura James
Should Have Won: Leila Goldkuhl
Laura is a fantastic model -- let's just get that out of the way up front. Leila was eliminated, because Tyra rarely makes good decisions, and brought back by the fans who loved her. Clearly she was a fan-favorite and she should have won. Leila was definitely better than runner-up Kiara.
Who Won: Jourdan Miller
Should Have Won: Renee Bhagwandeen
Our friend texted within the first episode of ANTM 2.0 saying she couldn't stand the girl who was married and divorced at 18. And she never really made us like her more. On the other hand, from the moment Renee was shown in the casting episode, she had our vote. We were gung-ho from the get-go. Sure, Cory and Marvin were fantastic, but personally we're still rooting for the girls.
Will Tyra make the right choice in Cycle 21?
Music icon Prince is set to serve up a double treat for fans by releasing two new albums on the same day next month (Sep14).
The Purple Rain hitmaker has unveiled plans to release solo album Art Official Age, the follow up to 2010's 20Ten, and a collaborative project, Plectrum Electrum, with his all female band, 3rdEyeGirl.
A statement from Cameron Strang, Warner Bros Records Chairman and CEO, reads, "Prince is one of just a handful of visionary artists who have truly reshaped and redefined modern music and culture. "For the past 35 years, he has never stopped evolving, challenging himself, reinventing his sound, and pushing boundaries. In true Prince fashion, he has just given us not one, but two extraordinary albums that express the incredible range and depth of his talent."
Art Official Age and Plectrum Electrum will hit retailers on 30 September (14).
Comedian Chris Kattan has been sentenced to serve three years on probation following a DUI arrest in February (14). The former Saturday Night Live funnyman, 43, was busted after driving his Mercedes through a coned-off area of a California freeway and colliding with an official state transportation vehicle.
He pleaded not guilty to driving under the influence in March (14), and the case returned to court this week (begs11Aug14), when Kattan was handed probation for the incident and told to complete a three-month alcohol addiction program and attend over 100 Narcotics Anonymous classes.
He has also been banned from driving with any drugs in his system that he does not hold a prescription for, and ordered to pay restitution for the car crash, reports TMZ.com.
A hearing, scheduled for 16 September, will determine how much Kattan will have to pay for damage he caused to the Caltrans vehicle.
Singer Adam Levine and his model wife Behati Prinsloo were left red-faced when their car ran out of gas on Los Angeles' most famous street.
The Maroon 5 frontman had been enjoying a romantic evening out with the Victoria's Secret beauty on Wednesday (04Aug14) when their date came to an awkward end as the singer's classic 1950s Mercedes-Benz ground to a halt on Sunset Boulevard.
According to TMZ.com, the former The Voice judge had to wait by the roadside with Prinsloo for a friend to bring a can of fuel. Eyewitnesses noted the My Life singer's mood shifted once passers-by started to notice him, with sources claiming he seemed upset with the attention.
Levine and Prinsloo wed last month (Jul14) in a ceremony in Los Cabos, Mexico.
Singer Jennifer Hudson is unable to watch footage of her poignant performance at the U.S. Super Bowl last year (13) as it revives too many raw emotions.
The Dreamgirls star took to the field at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana to perform America the Beautiful with a choir of pupils from Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, who had been at the centre of a massacre just months earlier.
Hudson was still grieving for her mother Darnell Donnerson and brother Jason, who were shot dead at their home in Chicago, Illinois in 2008, and lining up with the Sandy Hook children to sing at the sporting spectacular was almost too much to bear.
She tells The Observer Magazine, "I was not very present at all any of that time. It felt like a dream. I haven't watched it back, because those moments send you back to a certain place and that's a place I don't want to go back to."
Gunman Adam Lanza killed 20 pupils and six adult members of staff in a rampage at Sandy Hook in December, 2012.
Actor David Arquette is reportedly engaged, just days after his ex-wife Courteney Cox confirmed she is set to marry again.
The Scream star proposed to his entertainment reporter girlfriend Christina McLarty during a family dinner at Mastro's Ocean Club in Malibu, California on Wednesday night (02Jul14), according to EOnline.com. The actor's 10-year-old daughter Coco and his two-month-old son Charlie were also reportedly present at the dinner.
The news comes just a week after Arquette's former partner Cox announced her engagement to Snow Patrol rocker Johnny McDaid. The former Friends star and Arquette split in 2010 after 11 years together.
Dirty Sanchez star Matthew Pritchard stripped down to a pair of bright blue swimming trunks as his Gumball 3000 rally team arrived in London on Sunday (08Jun14). The star of the MTV show and his onscreen colleague Lee Dainton, who are known for their outrageous pranks, rode in a Volkswagen van for the European leg of the supercar event, in which celebrities cross the globe in a huge rally.
As their customised vehicle arrived at the London checkpoint of the road race on Sunday, Welshman Pritchard stunned onlookers by disembarking and running ahead of the vehicle wearing only his trunks, a baseball cap, and shoes.
The prankster pulled a similar stunt at the race start point in Miami, Florida, where he suggestively stretching himself across the roof of his Mercedes-Benz as his car pulled up to the grid.
However, Pritchard reveals the raunchy act almost landed him in trouble with local police, saying, "I nearly got arrested in Miami, but luckily I got away with it."
Pop superstar Beyonce put on a show of unity with her sister Solange Knowles at a charity event in New York City on Tuesday night (03Jun14) just weeks after her headline-grabbing elevator fight with Jay Z. The Irreplaceable hitmaker appeared alongside her sister at the Chime for Change anniversary party in Manhattan.
The pair posed for pictures, hugging and smiling, in their first public appearance together since Solange's now notorious elevator bust-up with Beyonce's husband. Beyonce, who has been an advocate for the Gucci charity campaign since its inception last year (13), also made an impression at the event by announcing plans to donate $500,000 (£312,500) to the cause, according to WWD.com.
Chime for Change promotes education, health and justice for women worldwide.