dailyphoto090611Washington Takes Humble Turn in “Pelham”
Denzel Washington has played soldiers, gangsters and tough cops, but in crime drama “The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3” opening on Friday, the actor wanted to strike a more humble pose as a lowly subway dispatcher who must save passengers on a hijacked train. Walter Garber’s ordinary day turns hellish when a criminal played by John Travolta takes over a train filled with commuters, and Garber must negotiate for their freedom. Washington told reporters recently that to play Garber, a kind of everyman, he simply went to “the deli.” “Not New Delhi, the deli,” Washington joked. “Just ate a lot and kept getting smaller and smaller sweaters to wear and spilled coffee on myself.” (Continue Reading…)

Rev. Wright Says He Doesn’t Regret Severed Ties with Obama
The Rev. Jeremiah Wright says he does not feel any regrets over his severed relationship with President Barack Obama, a former member of the Chicago church in which Wright was the longtime pastor. The Rev. Jeremiah Wright says he does not feel any regrets over his severed relationship with President Barack Obama, a former member of the Chicago church in which Wright was the longtime pastor. (Continue Reading…)

Chris Brown Loses Bid to Delay Hearing
Chris Brown lost a bid to delay a preliminary hearing in his assault case, which his attorney argued should wait for a related California Supreme Court decision. Brown’s attorney, Mark Geragos, filed an appeal earlier this month to try to delay the R&B singer’s preliminary hearing, now scheduled for June 22. Two justices from California’s Second District Court of Appeal signed an order Wednesday rejecting the arguments. The order did not give a reason why. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Patricia Schnegg last month rejected a bid by Geragos to get access to police records that the attorney argued were crucial to the hearing. Geragos’ appeal states that a state Supreme Court case currently under consideration could affect Brown’s access to the records and he was seeking a delay on those grounds. (Continue Reading…)

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