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‘Django Unchained’ Actress Sentenced to Community Service

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AP Daniele Watts and Brian Lucas speaking during an interview with KABC-TV in Los Angeles on Sept. 14, 2015.

Watts had accused police of racial profiling

(LOS ANGELES) — “Django Unchained” actress Daniele Watts has been ordered to perform community service after a judge refused to buy her apologies to Los Angeles police she’d accused of racial profiling.

Watts and her boyfriend, Brian Lucas, were sentenced Wednesday to 15 hours of community labor.

Last September, police questioned the couple while investigating reports of people having sex in a car. Watts, who’s black, and Lucas, who’s white, claimed they were profiled.

The couple later pleaded no contest to disturbing the peace and was told to write apology letters.

The Los Angeles Times says in her initial letter, Watts called a police sergeant sarcastic and dismissive. The judge said: try again. This week, Watts apologized for what she called lack of emotional control.

But the judge called the apologies insincere.

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Robert Downey Jr. Celebrates 10 Years of Marriage With Adorable Instagram Post

It's not the first time he's taken to Instagram to praise his wife

A quick scroll through Robert Downey Jr.‘s Instagram and it’s clear to see why his wife fell in love with him: his great sense of humor.

But in his latest post, the Iron Man actor, 50, put all jokes aside, taking on a more earnest tone to share just how much he loves his wife in return.

To celebrate his 10th anniversary with wife Susan Downey, the actor posted a cute photo of the two wearing matching black shirts and sunglasses on the beach.

Referring to both his wife’s undeniable beauty and the number of years they have been married, he captioned the photo, “A perfect 10. Happy Anniversary, Mrs. Downey.”

A perfect 10. Happy Anniversary, Mrs. Downey.

A photo posted by Robert Downey, Jr. (@robertdowneyjr) on

It’s clearly been a great year for the couple, who welcomed a daughter together in November.

“Yep … Avri Roel Downey joined the party @ 3:22 a.m. on November 4th … she’s 7 lbs even, spans 20 inches, and is accompanied by a variety of Susan’s traits that have seemingly overwritten my ‘junk DNA,’ ” Downey wrote onFacebook the day after his daughter’s birth.

Read next: Robert Downey Jr. Walks Out of Interview After Questions Turn Personal

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10 Notable Hamlets on Stage and Screen

From Laurence Olivier to David Tennant

From Olivier’s Oscar glory to Day-Lewis’ Method meltdown (when he hallucinated and saw his dead dad onstage), THR critic Stephen Dalton picks 10 of the most riveting performances of literature’s most demanding role, before Benedict Cumberbatch stepped in.

This article originally appeared on The Hollywood Reporter

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Hugh Jackman Knew Exactly How to Surprise a Sick Young Fan

Heart-warming!

In a special visit organized by the Make-a-Wish Foundation, a nine-year-old Australian boy with cystic fibrosis named Dominic got to visit the KISS 1065 radio studio, call up his idol, Wolverine star Hugh Jackman, and ask him what his favorite Wolverine pose is. He never expected the actor to show up and do it for him in person, which is exactly what Jackman did. The Australian actor gave the youngster a big hug and then asked the little one to do his best Wolverine impression. And in a span of about two minutes, the fictional superhero did not seem so fictional anymore.

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Ricky Martin Says Donald Trump ‘Makes My Blood Boil’

The Jorge Ramos incident sparked the singer's op-ed

Ricky Martin has written an op-ed disparaging Donald Trump’s remarks about Latinos, saying that the presidential candidate’s attitude toward the community “makes my blood boil.”

The Latin singer apparently saw Trump’s kerfuffle with Univision journalist Jorge Ramos as the last straw. “Jorge Ramos was doing HIS JOB as a journalist at a press conference in which he appeared freely and democratically, representing one of the most important Latin television networks in the world,” Martin wrote. “But this new character in American politics verbally attacks him and ejects him from the press conference.”

Trump has said that Ramos was “totally out of line” at the press conference in question, and that Ramos should have waited his turn to be called on to ask a question, while Ramos told TIME that he was just trying to make Trump answer some tough questions on his immigration proposals.

In the op-ed for Univision (translated from the original Spanish to English on Billboard), Martin called on the Latino community to hold Trump accountable for his “racist, absurd, and above all incoherent and ignorant” comments. “Xenophobia as a political strategy is the lowest you can go in search of political power,” he wrote.

[Univision, Billboard]

Read Next: Univision’s Jorge Ramos: Reporters Need to Get Tougher on Donald Trump

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Pierce Brosnan’s First Kiss Broke His Little Heart

Bet she's sorry now

Sure, Pierce Brosnan is an international movie star now, but back when he was a young teen, he apparently wasn’t such hot stuff. As the actor told Jimmy Kimmel on Thursday night, the girl who gave him his first kiss broke his wee little heart.

Carol, whom Brosnan described as “a lovely girl,” apparently did not see that she would be missing out on a relationship with a superstar. “I bet her husband wasn’t even James Bond once,” Kimmel said.

Brosnan is now appearing in No Escape alongside Lake Bell and Owen Wilson.

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Watch J Law and Amy Schumer Dance Barefoot on Billy Joel’s Piano

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Jason Merritt—Getty Images; Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer

The new BFFs got it on the fun at the singer's concert in Chicago

Billy Joel might just be in love with two new Uptown Girls. Or at least, his audience certainly is.

Gal pals and American sweethearts Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer got on stage at the singer’s concert on Thursday at Wrigley Field in Chicago, dancing along to “Uptown Girl” (which features on the soundtrack of Schumer’s movie, Trainwreck). In one video posted to Instagram, Lawrence kisses Schumer on the foot.

The new friends recently announced earlier this week that they’re working on writing a movie together in which they’ll play sisters. “We start the day off on the phone, laughing,” Lawrence told the New York Times. “And then we send each other pages. And we crack up. I’m flying out tomorrow to see her in Chicago.”

[Chicago Tribune]

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Lucy Liu Welcomes Son Rockwell Lloyd

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Desiree Navarro—WireImage Lucy Liu attends the annual Fashion Award Honoring Carolina Herrera at the Lincoln Center in New York City on Sept. 3, 2014

Lucy Liu is a new mom!

The actress “is the proud mother of Rockwell Lloyd Liu, brought into the world via gestational carrier,” Liu’s rep confirms to PEOPLE. “Mom and baby are healthy and happy.”

The Elementary star, 46, shared a photo of her son via social media on Thursday, with the caption, “Introducing the new little man in my life, my son Rockwell Lloyd Liu. In [love]!”

While Rockwell is her first child, the actress has dedicated herself for years to helping children around the world, volunteering with UNICEF since 1994. Liu says being the daughter of two Chinese immigrants helped her to value what she had and made her want to help others.

“I felt like they really gave me an appreciation for the care and love we had,” she tells PEOPLE of her parents — who are now grandparents!

This article originally appeared on PEOPLE.com

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Miley Cyrus Reignites the Taylor Swift-Nicki Minaj VMA Drama

"What I read sounded very Nicki Minaj, which, if you know Nicki Minaj is not too kind"

Miley Cyrus doesn’t like “pop star against pop star” wars, but she may have just started one herself.

In an interview with the New York Times about her MTV Video Music Awards hosting gig this Sunday, the “Wrecking Ball” singer weighs in on the Taylor Swift-Nicki Minaj drama from earlier this summer — and firmly declares herself Team Swift.

Last month, Nicki Minaj complained on social media about the lack of a Video of the Year nomination for “Anaconda,” calling it another example of the media neglecting the contributions of black women artists. When Taylor Swift interpreted Minaj’s comments as a personal attack, the 1989 singer’s response was widely considered to be a tone-deaf distraction from the larger point Minaj was trying to make about popular culture.

Swift later apologized to Minaj and admitted to being in the wrong, but Cyrus doesn’t see it that way. In fact, she believes the opposite and pretty much tells the Times that Nicki Minaj is not a nice person:

…And it’s not anger like, “Guys, I’m frustrated about some things that are a bigger issue.”

You [Nicki Minaj] made it about you. Not to sound like a b***h, but that’s like, “Eh, I didn’t get my V.M.A.”

But she was ——

If you want to make it about race, there’s a way you could do that. But don’t make it just about yourself. Say: “This is the reason why I think it’s important to be nominated. There’s girls everywhere with this body type.”

I think she did say that ——

What I read sounded very Nicki Minaj, which, if you know Nicki Minaj is not too kind. It’s not very polite. I think there’s a way you speak to people with openness and love. You don’t have to start this pop star against pop star war. It became Nicki Minaj and Taylor in a fight, so now the story isn’t even on what you wanted it to be about. Now you’ve just given E! News “Catfight! Taylor and Nicki Go at It.”

Cyrus may have just given them something else, too.

[New York Times]

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