Good morning everyone!
It is Saturday, Aug 13, and this is what’s making news in Hollywood.
Television actor, Shemar Moore was in Los Angeles court on Friday to testify against former “Criminal Minds,” co-star, Keith Tisdell.
Tisdell allegedly owes Moore $60, 000, after embezzling money from a business they went in on together.
The two met during the second season of “Criminal Minds,” becoming close friends.
“We became friends… We went into business together,” Moore explained to the judge in court yesterday.
Moore started the charity, Baby Girl LLC, which supports those who suffer from Multiple Sclerosis, the disease that killed his mother.
Because they were close, Tisdell became involved with Moore’s charity.
This past January, Tisdell was arrested on suspicion of embezzlement with the charity, but admitted to grand theft.
Moore explained to the judge the theft went unnoticed for awhile, until an audit revealed just how much cash was taken.
Moore told the court he confronted Tisdell about the missing money, but he denied any wrongdoing on his part.
“In my mind, he wasn’t man enough to look me in the eye and fess up. I’ve done a lot for him because he had me, my friends fooled,” said the 46-year-old actor.
“I’m not here for money. I’m here because he betrayed a friendship. This is not OK. You don’t do this to people.”
The two actors came to an agreement of the sum that was to be paid to Moore.
Tisdell must repay Moore $61,084 in order to avoid any jail time.
The Los Angeles Times is reporting Tisdell has paid $5000 already, and is set to pay off the remaining amount.
Poor Shemar, if you need a shoulder to cry on I am herreeeeeeeee.
In other celeb news, “Jason Bourne” actor, Matt Damon took us back to a special memory he has of the late and great Robin Williams.
This past week marked the two year anniversary of Robin Williams’ death.
Damon worked with the comedian on the 1997 film,”Good Will Hunting.”
*Note: Still one of the best films I have seen to date.*
During an interview for JOE.ie, Damon opened up about the standout park bench scene in the Oscar-winning film, where he and Williams share a special scene together.
“I had probably one or two lines in that. It was Robin’s scene,” he said, “and when he was just crushing it on the first take, I just went, ‘This is gonna be really good.’”
While Damon won the Oscar for best screenplay with co-writer and fellow actor Ben Affleck, it was Williams who took home the award for best supporting actor.
Damon continued by saying he actually revisited the very same bench in the Boston Commons where the scene was originally filmed.
“I walked over there with my family and we sat on the bench,” he said. “The kids didn’t know, they’ve never seen the movie, they’re too young. But it was nice to go back and think about him back there.”
Check out the scene for yourself, it is pretty spectacular.
Honestly if you haven’t checked out this film, please do. It’s on Netflix, and it is amazing.
In movie news, the Bad Boys are back, whatcha gonna do when they come for you?
In 1995, “Bad Boys,” starring the dynamic duo of Will Smith and Martin Lawrence hit theatres, perfectly coupling comedy and action.
A sequel, “Bad Boys II,” came shortly after in 2003.
But since 2009, rumours have been flying for a third instalment in the film series, and finally a release date has been confirmed.
With a new name, “Bad Boys For Life,” will be released on January 12, 2018.
The film was basically confirmed after director Joe Carnahan was hired to replace Michael Bay last June.
The news of a third film came shortly after the replacement, but they surprised us by adding a fourth instalment as well!
At the time, the dates were supposed to be for 2017 and 2019.
Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are both confirmed for the films.
I love the “Bad Boys” films just because of the great duo of Smith and Lawrence, they bring comedy and action together perfectly.
Super excited for the newest instalments.