Sports movies are usually not supposed be too realistic. We watch them for their sheer entertainment value - the motivational speeches, the buzzer beating shots, the underdog stories that defy all odds. And while some movies, such as Darren Aronofsky’s The Wrestler, about a down and out wrestler (Mickey Rourke) in search of one last comeback, handle sports with far greater nuance, they are definitely the exception to the rule.
As we all know, celebrities commonly endorse their own products: TV shows, movies, apparel lines, even bottles of overpriced fragrances that smell like rubbing alcohol. But probably my favorite strain of celebrity endorsements, simply because I take an absurd amount of pleasure in eating (particularly around the holidays), is that related to the food and beverage industry.
With the decision handed down on Thursday (April 24), U.S. District Judge William Terrell Hodges announced in an Ocala, Fla., courtroom that Wesley Snipes will be serving three years in jail on charges of tax evasion.
After the sentence was read and with his wife looking on, Snipes said to the judge: "I'm very sorry for my mistakes and errors. I apologize to my family, the court and the community. I've asked the court to show me mercy and the opportunity to make things right."
If you haven’t been keeping up, here’s a quick summary: Wesley Snipes has been locked in a legal battle with the Internal Revenue Service over charges of tax fraud and failing to file a tax return. And yesterday he got some good news.
The “Blade” actor was acquitted of two felonies, including conspiracy to commit tax fraud. He was also deemed ‘not guilty’ of three misdemeanor counts of willful failure to file a tax return.