The Heat, Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy's buddy-cop comedy directed by Bridemaids mastermind Paul Feig, features a lot of illicit behavior. And not all of it comes from the criminals! Bullock's FBI Agent and McCarthy's Boston beat cop not only ditch the rulebook to get their collars, they throw it in a suspect's face — and that's not a figure of speech. Not since the heyday of McBain has the line between cop and criminal been so murky. Here'a A Guide to Law Enforcement, courtesy of lessons learned in The Heat.
1. Run Over Perps With Your Car
Because this isn't police brutality, reckless endangerment, or road rage.
2. Accessorize Your Uniform With Bandannas and Fingerless Gloves
Okay, this looks cool, but we're pretty sure it's not regulation. Then again, Serpico's beard probably wasn't either.
3. Dangle a Suspect over a Fire Escape Ledge to Make Him Talk
Since when did "enhanced interrogation" tactics become adopted by the Boston PD? Or is that a rhetorical question?
4. If That Doesn't Work, Literally Throw a Book at a Suspect
I really do wish Detective Mullins afterward had said McBain-style, "Bye, book!"
5. Point a Gun at a Nurse to Avoid a Hospital's "No Cellphones" Rule
So I guess we've all decided to agree once again that the idea of someone pointing a gun at a helpful civilian is funny. At least until the next mass shooting.
6. Use Hand Grenades to Take Down Perps
Interesting no one's questioned the use of explosives by the "good guys" in a story set in Boston. But it's an exploitation-film homage, so I guess it's all good.
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After what felt like the longest week in American history, the nation breathed a sigh of relief and applauded Boston law enforcement officials, as the manhunt for Boston bombings suspect Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev was captured on Friday night. (Well, according to a Fox affiliate, it was actress Zooey Deschanel, pictured, to which the New Girl actress reacted on Twitter, "Whoa! Epic closed captioning FAIL!").
For better or worse, Twitter was the place that so many people went to share information (and misinformation), air their grievances, or even crack a joke during this week's horror and hysteria. But, with the exception of humanity troll Donald Trump, there was a universal mood on the social media site when the news broke that Tsarnaev was in custody: elation and appreciation.
Celebrities — many with ties to the Boston area (including Joey McIntyre, who finished the race on Monday just moments before the explosions) that dealt with a terrible tragedy that took the lives of three and injured dozens during the marathon bombings, the fatal shooting of an M.I.T. police officer, an intense manhunt, and a lock down within the span of just five days —once again took to Twitter, this time to celebrate, at long last, something good.
Here are some of the best responses on Twitter out of Hollywood to the big news.
Boston Cops vs punk kid whose Justin Bieber's age?That's like Godzilla vs Bambi, except Godzilla has a Red Sox hat on and Bambi is insane.
— Emile Hirsch (@EmileHirsch) April 20, 2013
So goddamn relieved. Boston, I love you. May the bars stay open til dawn. (photo cred @cjgimbel) twitter.com/oliviawilde/st…
— olivia wilde (@oliviawilde) April 20, 2013
Go have a drink, Boston.I'm genuinely happy for you.Buy any single malt, neat.Go support the bars that took a hit.
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) April 20, 2013
Boston's wicked good
— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) April 20, 2013
#Watertown way to stay strong. Breathe & get some sleep now~ much gratitude to all the responders. #Boston is my blood- peace & love to all.
— Eliza Dushku (@elizadushku) April 20, 2013
Justice is done. Way to go Boston PD! #BOSTONSTRONG
— Joe Manganiello (@joemanganiello) April 20, 2013
Grateful for some kind of relief from this sad week. And for all armed services- heroes all! Thank you THANK YOU THANK YOU.
— Joey McIntyre (@joeymcintyre) April 20, 2013
Boston Police get the Wicked Mazel of the Day
— Andy Cohen (@BravoAndy) April 20, 2013
Watching live coverage-everyone celebrating the boston police for capturing this f*#ker.incredible work- #BOSTONSTRONGERTHANEVER
— maria menounos (@mariamenounos) April 20, 2013
In AWE of our law enforcement!#DzhokharChained
— Danny Zuker (@DannyZuker) April 20, 2013
Bless the courageous. The courageous victims. Their courageous families. The courageous first responders. The courageous keepers of justice!
— Donnie Wahlberg (@DonnieWahlberg) April 20, 2013
Just boarded a flight & very grateful to all police, security & 1st responders who protect us, across the country #ThankYou #BostonPD #FBI
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) April 20, 2013
Have a great weekend, Boston
— Seth Meyers (@sethmeyers21) April 20, 2013
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Donnie Wahlberg, Olivia Wilde, Kim Kardashian and Eliza Dushku are among the stars who expressed their relief on Friday night (19Apr13) after a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings was caught following a massive police manhunt in Massachusetts. Cops swooped on the Watertown area late on Thursday night (18Apr13) as they attempted to apprehend two brothers wanted in connection with the atrocity at the annual race on Monday (15Apr13), when three people were killed and more than 170 injured after two bombs exploded near the finish line.
Shots were fired in Watertown, and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, one of the two lead suspects, later died from his injuries, while his sibling, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, evaded capture.
Police embarked on a massive manhunt on Friday, advising people across the city of Boston to stay inside and going door-to-door in the area in a bid to track down the 19 year old, but it was only after the lockdown was lifted at night that one local reported seeing blood near a boat in his backyard - prompting cops to descend on the area and corner Dzhokhar.
The huge scale hunt was documented live on TV, and celebrities flocked to Twitter.com to heap praise on Boston authorities and express their delight that the suspect had been captured.
Boston native Wahlberg declared, "Time to take our city back. Start the healing process & turn our attention to the victims & their families", while Dushku, who grew up in the town, shared, "Watertown way to stay strong. Breathe & get some sleep now - much gratitude to all the responders. Boston is my blood - peace & love to all."
Wilde wrote, "So goddamn relieved. Boston, I love you. May the bars stay open til dawn", Kardashian offered, "This is insane. I'm glad they finally captured the 2nd suspect!!!", while actor Chris Evans praised authorities: "GREAT work Boston PD (Police Department), FBI, and everyone involved in successfully bringing this chaos to an end. Job well done!!"
New Kids on the Block star Joey McIntyre, who ran the marathon on Monday, told fans, "Grateful for some kind of relief from this sad week. And for all armed services- heroes all! Thank you THANK YOU THANK YOU", while rocker Ryan Adams wrote, "Let the good people of Boston breathe easy tonight. We love you" and Josh Groban tweeted, "So happy that the brave city of Boston can breathe some sigh of relief tonight after being held hostage."
Shannon Elizabeth, Emmy Rossum, Hank Williams, Jr., Debra Messing, John Legend, Alyssa Milano and Ricky Gervais also took to their Twitter.com accounts as news of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's capture emerged, while U.S. President Barack Obama gave a televised speech to applaud locals for their response to the devastating attack and subsequent manhunt.
He declared, "Tonight our nation is in debt to the people of Boston and to the people of Massachusetts after a vicious attack on their city. Bostonians responded with resolve and determination. We've closed an important chapter in this tragedy. There are still many unanswered questions. How did young men who grew up and studied here as part of our communities and country resort to such violence? The families of those killed so senselessly deserve answers."
Actress Eliza Dushku was left frantic as she watched TV coverage of a bloody gun battle in her hometown when cops reportedly chased down suspects linked to the Boston Marathon bombing. The Buffy the Vampire Slayer star grew up in Watertown, a small town within the Greater Boston Area of Massachusetts, and she was horrified to see her hometown hit headlines in the early hours of Friday morning (19Apr13).
Residents were warned to stay inside and to remain vigilant following the drama, during which a man suspected of involvement in the bombing of the race on Monday (15Apr13) was shot dead, while another suspect reportedly escaped.
Dushku, who still has family in Watertown, watched the horrific scenes unfolding on a news bulletin, and revealed she feared for the safety of her loved ones.
In a series of posts on Twitter.com, she writes, "It doesn't get closer to home than this. Watertown... Hometown God, please, everyone be safe... Watertown PD (police department) we are all sending you prayers... Born & raised in Watertown. My beautiful fam (family) is there, 20 search blocks/CNN in exact neighborhood I grew up in, Ma's house - can't believe this."
Dushku was eventually able to contact her relatives and assured fans her family was safe, adding, "Finally reached my Ma & Jim & they are fine & now staying indoors & turning on news... Love to all... Watertown."
Exact details of the incident remained sketchy as WENN went to press, but the police operation is believed to have been sparked when a cop investigating a disturbance at the Massachusetts Institute Of Technology (MIT) campus in Cambridge on Thursday night (18Apr13) was reportedly gunned down. The officer later died in hospital.
The bloody scenes sparked a frenzy on social networking websites and a number of stars expressed their horror and disbelief as the drama unfolded on TV.
Aerosmith rocker Joe Perry, who hails from Lawrence, Massachusetts, wrote in a post on Twitter.com, "Watching TV... can't believe what's happening in Watertown. Hang in there Boston our thoughts are with you," while actress Kat Dennings added, "What the f**k is going on in the world?? Stay safe Boston!!"
Sean Astin, Gavin DeGraw, Jenna Ushkowitz, Amber Riley, Chad Lowe and Jack Osbourne were also among the famous names sending sympathies to the community.
The shootout comes just days after two bombs ripped through crowds during the Boston Marathon on Monday (15Apr13), killing three people and injuring 170 more.