April 21, 2013 |
Anyone who's ever laid eyes on Beth Chapman, the costar of former hit reality show "Dog the Bounty Hunter," might think she's one of a kind, with her lacquered nails, stiletto heels and pink handcuffs. It turns out she has imitators, and she's none too pleased with her flashy doppelgangers. She and her husband, Duane "Dog" Chapman, found several impractically outfitted bounty hunters while playing mentor to mom-and-pop bail bond agencies across the country for an upcoming series on CMT. “I asked them to change their clothes and put on sensible shoes,” Beth Chapman said recently by phone during a break in filming in Oklahoma City.
January 13, 2013 |
“Django Unchained” star Christoph Waltz may have starred in a movie that's kicking up dust for its portrayal of the slavery era, but the Golden Globes supporting actor winner said that he's remained unfazed by the backlash. “It should be controversial,” the man who plays a smooth-talking bounty hunter said backstage. “If you choose a controversial subject, you better be prepared for a controversial discussion,” he said, adding, “I wish more movies gave us an opportunity to discuss controversial [subjects]
October 16, 2012 |
The “Django Unchained” trailer that hit the Web last week highlights a number of the movie's unusual aspects, not least of which is the blending of Tarantino-esque revenge western with one of the most shameful chapters of American history. But star Jamie Foxx said the shamefulness will come through loud and clear. “This is the truest depiction of slavery [on screen], in terms of how tough and brutal it was,” the actor told 24 Frames. “When you see the movie you'll automatically go back to the time and the way slaves were treated.” PHOTOS: Hollywood backlot moments He added, “It's really going to make people look at the time in a different way.” Foxx plays the titular Django, a fugitive slave who joins up with a bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz)
October 9, 2012 |
There they were Sunday night, during the televised NFL game, their pictures flashed to a nation of TV viewers, with penalties incurred listed below. They were three known New Orleans Saints evildoers. They might just as well have been on the wall of a post office: --Sean Payton, Saints head coach, suspended for the season. --Joe Vitt, Saints assistant coach, suspended for six games. --Gregg Williams, Saints defensive coordinator, suspended indefinitely. They were the core of the New Orleans bounty hunters, the men who un-Saintly created or allowed their players to pool money and award it to those who knocked key opponents out of games.
June 18, 2012 |
Even as they decried the NFL's process as unfair and "a sham," the four players suspended for their role in the New Orleans Saints' alleged bounty scandal appealed their punishments Monday to Commissioner Roger Goodell at league headquarters in New York. Linebacker Jonathan Vilma, whose season-long suspension was the harshest penalty, left the appeals hearing after an hour. Vilma's lawyer, Peter Ginsberg, said the NFL had requested an adjournment to the afternoon, but the lawyer and his client opted to leave, pulling out of the process entirely.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 11, 2012 |
One by one, the young women vanished from the dusty farm towns of the Central Valley. They were often addicts or prostitutes, and their disappearances over a 15-year period in the 1980s and '90s didn't seem to draw much official concern. Two childhood friends and locally renowned troublemakers, Wesley Shermantine and Loren Herzog, were eventually arrested in 1999 for a series of murders known as the "Speed Freak" killings, and many of the missing were presumed to have fallen victim to the methamphetamine-addled duo. Shermantine and Herzog never disclosed where they dumped the mutilated corpses of their victims, leaving bereaved families with only grim speculation.