July 4, 2008 |
Wesley Snipes will be allowed to leave the United States to work on two movies while his lawyers appeal his tax convictions. Federal judge William Terrell Hodges approved the actor's motion this week to travel to London for post-production work on "Gallowwalker" and to Bangkok to film "Chasing the Dragon." A jury convicted the action star in February of three counts of willfully failing to file his income taxes. The 45-year-old Snipes, star of the "Blade" trilogy, "White Men Can't Jump" and "Jungle Fever" among other films, has appealed the convictions and his three-year prison sentence to the 11th Circuit Court in Atlanta.
April 25, 2008 |
Actor Wesley Snipes, star of such action movies as the "Blade" trilogy, was sentenced to three years in prison Thursday for failing to file income tax returns for three years. U.S. District Judge William Terrell Hodges handed out the maximum penalty under law, brushing aside dozens of letters from family members and friends -- including fellow actors Woody Harrelson and Denzel Washington -- attesting to Snipes' good character and asking for leniency. Snipes was found guilty of the misdemeanors in February but acquitted of five other charges, including two felonies of tax fraud and conspiracy.
September 14, 1995 |
Not perhaps the first movie you'd think of as family fare, "To Wong Foo" attracted a sizable group of children to a recent screening, most of whom expected some standard yuks over men dressing up in women's clothing. Instead, they got something of an education about the distinction between transsexuals, transvestites and drag queens (the latter being "gay men with way too much fashion sense for one gender"), a detailed look at the trappings of gender disguise and a gentle message abouttolerance.
September 19, 2009 |
For Rick Neuheisel and one of his assistant coaches, Saturday won't be remembered just for the game between UCLA and Kansas State, it'll be remembered for a reunion few would have thought possible only a few years back. "It's going to be amazing," says the UCLA coach. "It's just gonna warm my heart." "I can't wait," adds Darren Witcher, the Bruins' head of player development. "As much as I'm looking forward to this game, I just want to see our guy." "Our guy" plays in royal purple and now resides in Manhattan, Kan. "Our guy" is wire-thin and whippet-fast.
August 8, 2004
Buried at the end of Lorenza Munoz's lengthy piece on the decline of Wesley Snipes' career ("A Star Cools Down," Aug. 1) is this piece of information: Snipes earned an estimated $12 million for his latest movie, "Blade: Trinity." May we all have such lucrative fading careers. J. R. Aibel Los Angeles
December 10, 2000
Susan King neglected to mention a modern-day director who has used a pretty impressive group of stock players in his films ("They're Company Men and Women," Nov. 26). That director would be one Spike Lee. The stock players are: Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, Giancarlo Esposito, Samuel L. Jackson, Bill Nunn, Wesley Snipes, John and Nicholas Turturro, and Denzel Washington. Films they appeared in: "School Daze," "Do the Right Thing," "Mo' Better Blues," "Jungle Fever," "Malcolm X," "He Got Game."