Remember that time Katt Williams led Sacramento police on a chase while he was driving a 3-wheel motorcycle? For civilians that would probably mean jail time, but for the troubled comedian it means a lot of community service.
Katt was in court today, where he pled down to misdemeanor evading police … stemming from the wild three-wheeled chase he led cops on last November. Katt had originally been charged with felony evading police … but prosecutors agreed to reduce the charge. As part of the deal, Katt was sentenced to 428 hours of community service to be completed in 9 months — but no jail. Katt’s attorney Richard Schonfeld tells us, “Mr. Williams looks forward to working with the community and moving on with his life.”
Recently, while promoting Scary Movie 5, Williams said he was wants his crown back after Mike Epps said Kevin Hart has become a star in his absence. That and the bizarre behavior fans witnessedf from Williams late last year that included him pimp slapping a Target employee and generally acting up while performing on stage.
There appears to be no easier way to get people to go against one another, than on Twitter. Mike Epps used the website to blast Kevin Hart over the weekend, opening the door for a truckload of insults thrown back in his direction. Over the last year, Hart has seen his career take off. Aside from co-starring in the multi-million box office hit, Think Like A Man, the father of two has a hit show on BET, made an appearance on Modern Family, and plans to release a comedy film this summer. Even with all those accolades, Epps doesn’t believe the Philly native would be successful had Katt Williams not gone a-wall. “MAN IF KATT WILLIAMS WOULDN’T HAVE FLIPPED OUT IT WOULD NOT BE NO KEVIN HART,” he wrote. After that, he called Hart “gay,” and likened his face to a “drunk pug.” Hart finally caught wind of the Twitter jabs and went in for the kill. “I just checked my twitter timeline & noticed that
@TheRealMikeEpps Has been talking sh-t,” he replied. “Operation destroy u is now in session.” Using the word “destroy” may have been a little ambitious on Hart’s part but he did land a few punches like this quip: Yo @TheRealMikeEpps is one bad movie away from doing SCHOOL PLAYS!!!” Ouch. Nothing like two grown men play fighting each other on Twitter over absolutely nothing.
Celebrities getting into fights at clubs has become quite the trend since the infamous Chris Brown and Drake bottle bashing. Another celebrity adding his name to the nightclub brawl list is comedian Mike Epps. Epps was involved in a club fight where a gun was fired.
Mike Epps was celebrating his birthday at Tru Nightclub with a group of his friends when things went haywire just after midnight. From what police could ascertain, a fight broke out in the club between members of Epps’ crew and other random club patrons. Things remained verbal until someone pulled out a gun and fired a warning shot.
According to various reports, when shots rang out, everyone scattered toward the exits. Mike Epps ran for the door as well. thankfully, nobody reported any injuries from the incident.
An investigation is currently underway. Police are looking to speak with Mike Epps to get his account of events leading up to the actual gun being pulled and fired.
The oft-delayed Nina Simon biopic is set to begin shooting this week and has added Mike Epps to the cast. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actor-comedian will play Richard Pryoralongside Zoe Saldana, who will play the legendary singer and activist.
Saldana’s casting has been the subject of controversy in recent months amid claims that both her appearance and perspective are counter to that of Simone’s. Before Saldana joined Nina, the role had originally been given to Mary J. Blige. As for Epps, he had long wanted to play the iconic comedian and was close to in a separate biopic although that role was ultimately awarded to Marlon Wayans. That project, too, has faced several years of delays.
As for Epps’ function in the upcoming, Nina, THR reports:
In a supporting role, Epps will play Pryor, who opened for the singer when they two were starting out in the early 1960s. Pryor had terrible stage fright and Simone, in her autobiography, recalled how she regularly rocked him into calmness.
Mark Burton, Barnaby Thompson, Stuart Parr and Ben Latham Jones are producing the movie, which starts shooting this week in Los Angeles. Ealing Studios is behind the movie and handling foreign sales.