Saturday, October 1, 2016

Denzel Washington strangles Aretha Franklin

This 20-year-old’s got a world-famous name — and no R-E-S-P-E-C-T.
A Manhattan man named Denzel Washington took a plea deal Wednesday for strangling his mom, whose name is — wait for it — Aretha Franklin.
The altercation happened inside the mom’s apartment in a doorman building on West 93rd Street, according to the Manhattan criminal complaint.
“I am informed by Aretha Franklin,” the complaint says, “that she observed the defendant place his hands around her neck and apply pressure, thereby causing redness, bruising and substantial pain to her neck.”
The “American Gangster” star’s namesake copped a plea to harassment as a violation and was sentenced to a conditional discharge and an anger management program.
In another odd coincidence, Denzel the actor, 61, who is currently starring in a remake of the 1960 gunslinger classic “The Magnificent Seven,” is a close pal of the Queen of Soul.
He even helped ring in her 72nd birthday at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in 2014.
Denzel from Manhattan, meanwhile, has another open case for trespassing at his mom’s building.
The victim, 52, does not appear to be related to her soul-legend namesake, who’s won more than a dozen Grammy Awards.


ricpic said...

Nieuw Amsterdam Gone To Pot

Franklin and Washington in a tiff:
A regular Founders' brouhaha
At West 93rd Street south of Harlem:
If the old Dutch bums knew they'd fall off a cliff.

edutcher said...

Sock it to me,
Sock it to me,
Sock it to me,
Sock it to me

William said...

I saw the preview of the new Magnificent Seven movie. I've rarely seen a preview that made me want to see a movie less. I don't know if Hollywood can contnue to make any more westerns or Tarzan movies. To bring the underlying mythology of such movies into accordance with political correctness is too great a jolt.......I saw Johnny Depp's Lone Ranger. In that movie, the true heroes of the old west were the Indians, the prostitutes, and the black field hands. The farmers, churchgoers, and cowboys were the villains. You just can't make a politically correct western. There's always Nazis. Make another Nazi movie if you want to make a politically correct action movie.