Congratulations are in order…
Cause iconic actor Wesley Snipes has been RELEASED from jail!!
Snipes was admitted into the McKean Federal Correctional Institution in Pennsylvania back in 2010 because of tax issues, and was officially released (to home confinement) on April 2nd.
Wesley will be 100% free when his house arrest ends July 19.
And then he can return to where he is DESPERATELY needed … the movies!
YEAH get ON that Expendables 3 sh*t! LOLz!!
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The Expendables 2 hasn't even hit theaters yet, but action fans will already be anticipating a third installment after hearing the BIG names that may join the cast!
We thought Jean-Claude Van Damme, Chuck Norris, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Sylvester Stallone, Jet Li, Jason Statham and Dolph Lundgren in the same action movie was epic, but producer Avi Lerner has blown our minds with the possibilities that lie ahead.
He revealed that he has already cast Nicolas Cage in a role while his sights are also set on Clint Eastwood, Harrison Ford AND Wesley Snipes!
Here's what he said in a recent interview:
In the greatest explanation of the relationship between a talent agent and an actor EVER, Wesley Snipes described it as "no different than a pimp" and "a ho".
Before reaching a settlement with UTA over a 2008 dispute regarding unpaid commissions, the actor explained the deal in place between himself and agency as he understood it. According to his simile, he was in fact a ho, while the major talent agency was a pimp.
During a deposition with lawyer Bryan Freedman, Snipes had this say about "the usual talent agency-client relationship":
The imprisoned movie star is in more financial hot water.
Wesley Snipes is being sued by American Express for skipping out on his credit card bill before he went to the slammer.
AMEX says Snipes
At least he has a sense of humor about it!
We recently talked about Chris Tucker being close to losing his home in Florida. Now the actor is calling attention to it in his comedy routine:
This is truly becoming a tale as old as time!
To recap, Wesley Snipes was convicted in 2008 on tax evasion charges, and he was sentenced to three years in federal minimum security prison, beginning in December 2010.
Then, he tried to file an appeal requesting a new trial with the U.S. Supreme Court back in December…but he was denied.
Now, the Blade/Major League actor has once again tried to appeal his prison sentence, but the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta rejected his request.
This kind of reminds us of the whole Phil Spector thing…but on a much less extreme scale!
Do U think Wesley Snipes has served enough time? Or should he stay in jail???
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Tough times continue for Wesley!
Back in December, actor-turned-tax-evader Wesley Snipes filed an appeal requesting that he get a new trial with the U.S. Supreme Court.
Unfortunately for Wes, the Supreme Court isn't interested, and his latest attempt to get his sentence overturned has been denied.
As a reminder, Wesley was convicted in 2008 on tax evasion charges, and was sentenced to three years in federal minimum security prison starting last December.
Sorry to hear it, Wes, but as we've said before, actions have consequences.
Hopefully you continue trying to make the best of your time away, and who knows? Maybe you'll get some new acting opportunities when you get out!
What do U think about Wesley's appeal getting denied? Does he deserve another trial?
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