Stars Including Isaiah Washington, Joss Whedon And Janelle Monae Have Taken To Twitter.com To Express Their Outrage Over An Internet Video Which Appears To Show A Cop Shooting An Unarmed Man In The Back As He Runs Away.
Police officer Michael T. Slager was charged with murder on Tuesday (07Apr15) following the publication of a clip which purportedly shows him opening fire on 50-year-old Walter L. Scott as he fled a traffic stop in North Charleston, South Carolina on Saturday (04Apr15).
Celebrities took to Twitter to share their feelings about the footage, including former Grey's Anatomy actor Isaiah Washington, who wrote, "I have 2 sons to raise in this country and this #WalterScott atrocity weakens my hope that they can survive in this nation. Now what?... Okay, watching the #WalterScott video was horrible, but I think the brave person who captured the (killing) is a hero and a Godsend #Truthdom."
Singer Monae adds, "This brought tears to my eyes. #WalterScott reminds me of my uncle, family. Can only imagine the pain his fam (family) feels," while Avengers director Joss Whedon posted, "At this point, the Slager (killing) seems like a message, a mafia thing, like it's meant to shut people down or set them off. It has to end."
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Isaiah Washington - Shots of a host of stars as they attended the Grammy Nominated Kelly Price's 2nd Annual "For The Love of R&B, For The Love of Whitney" event which was held at The Attic club in Hollywood, California, United States - Wednesday 4th February 2015
Isaiah Washington is back on 'Greys Anatomy' as Preston Burke, but why did he ever leave?
Isaiah Washington made his return to 'Grey’s Anatomy' last night, seven years after he was axed from the show amid a storm of controversy. A on set incident involving co-star T.R. Knight saw Isaiah’s Grey’s run come to an end and Dr Preston Burke gone from Seattle Grace. So now he’s back, what exactly happened all that time ago.
Isaiah Washington has returned to Grey's Anatomy
Isaiah Washington joined the 'Grey’s Anatomy' cast in 2005 for the series first season. He played Dr Preston Burke, a gifted and brilliant cardiothoracic surgeon. For his portrayal of Burke Washington earned two NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series, as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award. Whilst Burke was a focal point of the show’s early seasons, his most memorable story line was his romance with intern Cristina Yang, played by Sandra Oh. Yang was the determined intern who had a thing for “cardio-gods” and her and Burke’s romance became one of the show’s main talking points. When Burke proposed to Yang, it looked as if Cristina, who had always shunned emotion to focus on her career, was going to get her happy ending. Little did viewers know, a backstage scandal was about to erupt that would change the course of Grey’s Anatomy and the upcoming wedding of the two major characters.
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Isaiah Washington is back on 'Grey's Anatomy.'
Actor Isaiah Washington has reprised his role as Dr Preston Burke on Grey's Anatomy, seven years after he was fired from the medical drama for making a homophobic slur. Thursday's episode saw him offer Sandra Oh's character Christina Yang the chance to run a hospital in Zurich - after leaving her at the alter all those years ago.
Isaiah Washington Is Back On Grey's Anatomy
Washington exited the series in 2007 after an anti-gay epithet was reportedly directed towards co-star T.R Knight.
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This week Grey's Anatomy celebrates 200 episodes, but life on set wasn't always sunshine and roses.
Drama rules on Grey’s Anatomy – so much so, that quite a lot of it appears to have crossed over from the screen to the actual set, Grey’s star Ellen Pompeo revealed in a recent interview with The New York Post. The Post caught up with Ellen Pompeo and the rest of the Grey’s cast (or what remains of it, at least) on set for the TV drama’s 200th episode, which also happens to be a party – on screen, as well as in real life.
Pompeo has tried to steer clear of the drama, surrounding some cast members' departures.
Creator Shonda Rimes, the cast and crew do have a lot to celebrate – over its 200 episodes, Grey’s has become a television staple, up there in the bastion with shows like Friends and CSI: Miami. But success didn’t come without plenty of growing pains, and star Ellen Pompeo, who plays Dr. Meredith Grey on the show, finally let the word out on how and why a lot of the cast drama happened – particularly with Katherine Heigl, who played Dr Izzie Stevens on Grey’s Anatomy.
'Blue Caprice' is a complex and shocking movie, led powerfully by Isaiah Washington.
Blue Caprice, which opens in the U.S. on Friday (September 27, 2013), follows the story of an abandoned boy lured to America and drawn into the shadow of a dangerous father figure. Same old story right? Well, not exactly. Alexandre Moors' new movie is inspired by the real life events that led to the 2002 Beltway sniper attacks.
In October 2002, ten people were killed and three other victims critically injured in several locations throughout the Washington D.C. metropolitan area and along Interstate 95 in Virginia after John Allen Muhammad and Lee Bod Malvo went on a sniper rampage in a 1990 Chevrolet Caprice sedan.
The movie documents the mechanisms that lead its subjects to embrace physical violence and paints a riveting portrait of 21st-century America and its cold-blood killers.
Sacked GREY'S ANATOMY star Isaiah Washington will return to the hit medical drama - if writer/creator SHONDA RIMES asks him.
The actor admits he's bitter about his departure from the show, but he'll jump at the chance to return for a cameo.
He tells American magazine Entertainment Weekly, "Dr. Burke (his character) is probably the greatest challenge I've ever had. I've studied the medical world extensively. I gave it everything I had.
"If Shonda calls me and says, 'Look, we want you to do something for Grey's Anatomy,' I probably would not hesitate.
"But I don't really see that happening."
The cast of hit TV medical drama GREY'S ANATOMY has been given a huge pay boost.
The show's star, bride-to-be Ellen Pompeo, has closed a new deal that will earn her almost $200,000 (GBP102,600)-per-episode, according to trade paper The Hollywood Reporter, while castmates CHANDRA WILSON and JAMES PICKENS JR have secured pay hikes to $125,000 (GBP64,100).
Producers are close to securing similar deals with castmembers Justin Chambers and T.R. KNIGHT.
The pay increases come a week after details of a salary dispute between ABC bosses and Grey's Anatomy star Katherine Heigl were leaked to the press.
Heigl, Sandra Oh, Isaiah Washington and Patrick Dempsey are among those still negotiating new deals.
Forest Whitaker and JENNIFER HUDSON picked up acting prizes at the NAACP Image Awards on Friday (02MAR07), just six days after their Oscar wins.
Whitaker was named Best Actor for his performance as Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND, while Hudson garnered Best Supporting Actress for her role as EFFIE WHITE in DREAMGIRLS, at the star-studded ceremony at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
Accepting his award, Whitaker said, "Doing this role gave me so many blessings. One was being able to go back to Africa and touch my roots."
Hudson gushed, "There is nothing like being recognised and honoured by your own."
KEKE PALMER picked up the coveted Best Actress gong for Akeelah And The Bee, while Djimon Hounsou was named Best Supporting Actor for BLOOD DIAMOND, after losing out in the same category last weekend (25FEB07) at the Academy Awards.
Will Smith's movie THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS won the Best Motion Picture honour and Spike Lee was named Best Director for THE INSIDE MAN.
In the TV categories, GREY'S ANATOMY star Isaiah Washington received Best Actor For A Drama Series and his co-star CHANDRA WILSON accepted Best Supporting Actress In A Drama Series.
Other winners in TV included Vanessa Williams for Best Supporting Actress In A Comedy for UGLY BETTY - which was named Best Television Comedy Series, TYLER JAMES WILLIAMS for Actor In A Comedy Series in Everybody Hates Chris and TRACEE ELLIS ROSS for Actress In A Comedy Series in GIRLFRIENDS.
In music, Prince and MARY J. BLIGE picked up Male Artist and Female Artist respectively, The Roots in the Group category and Gladys Knight for Jazz Artist.
Comedian Bill Cosby was inducted into the NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame and U2 frontman Bono received the Chairman's Award for his tireless campaigner against world poverty and debt.
The Image awards are given out annually by America's National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
I remember a time when I used to enjoy Seagal. Such films as Above the Law, Hard to Kill, Marked for Death, Under Siege, and Out for Justice are all solid action films from the '90s. Under Siege is even kind of good. But lately, films like Under Siege 2, Fire Down Below, and The Patriot have shown the age of the Italian stallion of Aikido.
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Asking the rest of the film to live up to such a ghastly opening is like asking a rinky-dink tugboat to tow a mammoth ocean liner across the ocean. Ironically, that's exactly what Ghost Ship does. Sean Murphy (Gabriel Byrne) owns the tugboat in question, and he employs "the best damn salvage crew in the business." In reality, they're a tough-talking, hard-drinking cast of carefully handpicked racial stereotypes, from an African-American first mate (Isaiah Washington) to a Mexican engineer (Alex Dimitriades) to an Italian salvage team leader (Julianna Margulies), who's a female, to boot.
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