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In reference to her fairly drastic on-screen transformation, Arquette thanked the team who helped her get camera-ready, including prepping her fake teeth, according to The Hollywood Reporter. But, never one to hold back, the actress joked, "How many f*cked up teeth do you need? I was born with f*cked up teeth!"
With such heavy competition in the category though, it makes sense that Arquette may have felt somewhat caught off-guard. Though she did come prepared with hand-written notes, she told Us Weekly prior to the awards show that she had "been in denial" about her nomination, and joked that she'd "started having a low-grade anxiety attack" just thinking about getting ready for the big night.
Clearly though her fans were totally here for her win, although some *did* think her speech was pretty exhaustive:
Profanity aside, Arquette is definitely no stranger to giving memorable award show speeches. At the Oscars in 2015, the actress gave a headline-making speech during her Best Supporting Actress win for Boyhood, according to Variety, using her time to speak out about wage equality in America. She said,
To every woman who gave birth to every taxpayer and citizen of this nation, we have fought for everybody else's equal rights. It's our time to have wage equality once and for all and equal rights for women in the United States of America.
In a later interview with TheWrap, Arquette said that "the way people perceived [the comment] is not the way at all [she] intended," and said she "would have chosen [her] words a little more carefully" if given a do-over.
By Libby Hill
Let’s hope the newly redesigned Golden Globe trophy doubles as a soap dispenser, because Sunday night’s ceremony featured some foul-mouthed Hollywood stars.
Though the language might have seemed relatively mild compared to some of the insults being bandied about the political sphere as of late, some of the winners ran afoul of the censors.
Here’s a look at who said what and what they said to get bleeped.
Arquette is known for her heartfelt and straightforward speechifying, so her profanity doesn’t come as a huge surprise.
During her acceptance speech for performance by an actress in a limited series or a motion picture made for television, Arquette talked about having to wear prosthetic teeth for the role, poking fun at her own less-than-perfect chompers.
“How many [messed]-up teeth does a person need?” she joked. “I was born with [messed]-up teeth!”
What she really said: If we were living in NBC’s “The Good Place,” Arquette would call her teeth “forked.”
While accepting his Golden Globe for actor in a comedy for his portrayal of former Vice President Dick Chaney in “Vice,” Bale recounted an anecdote about director Adam McKay.
According to the actor, McKay told him they needed “someone who can be absolutely charisma-free and reviled by everybody” to play the part.
Bale joked that he’s looking to begin “cornering the market on charisma-free [jerks].”
What he really said: This is a family-friendly newspaper, so we’ll just say that it rhymes with “pass coal.”
“The Office” star had the enviable gig of introducing Carol Burnett with a lifetime achievement award, and his ode to the comedian praised the length and breadth of her decorated career.
Carell also pointed out that through it all, Burnett has remained one of the kindest individuals to work in the business.
Or, as he put it, “Carol Burnett makes Tom Hanks look like [a jerk].”
What he really said: Like Bale, Carell, too, opted for “pass coal.”
Though a stranger to most American audiences, the English actress was a complete delight during her acceptance speech for actress in a comedy for the role of Queen Anne in “The Favourite.”
Colman spoke lovingly of Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone, her costars in the acclaimed film, recounting her feelings about the process.
“I had a … blast,” she proclaimed.
What she really said: Colman had a “forking” good time.
The man with the answer to Clemson’s long-term football success, and Alabama’s future, is a kid from Argyle, Texas who grew up with Texas A&M stuff all over his bedroom, and whose grandfather coached the Crimson Tide.
Tight end J.C. Chalk caught two passes this season for Clemson, and yet he has valuable, inside information for the two programs who will play for the BcS Plus 2 national title game on Monday night in Santa Clara, Calif.
Chalk’s grandfather is Gene Stallings, who played for Bear Bryant at Texas A&M and eventually won a national title at Bama in 1992. Stallings coached current Clemson coach Dabo Swinney. Stallings remains fiercely loyal to both Bama and A&M.
Clemson’s greatest fear these days is not the team losing to Bama on Monday but losing its coach to Bama eventually. Bama coach Nick Saban will eventually retire, and Clemson’s fear is that Stallings will call Swinney and ask that he come to Tuscaloosa to keep the Tide rolling.
“I don’t think that is going to happen,” Chalk said after Clemson defeated Notre Dame in the national semifinal game, the Cotton Bowl, on Dec. 30. “I can’t speak for Coach Swinney by any (means), but I think he loves where he’s at right now. He loves Clemson. He’s built a great tradition here at Clemson. He has everything the way he wants it here. For right now he’s very satisfied to be at Clemson.”
A similar circumstance happened in men’s college basketball when North Carolina coach Dean Smith retired after the 1997 season. Then-Kansas coach Roy Williams, who was close to Smith and UNC ties, was the man the Tar Heels wanted. Williams declined.
After another coaching change at Chapel Hill occurred in ‘03, Smith called Williams and pressed him again to take over the UNC program. Williams said yes.
Why would Swinney want to inherit that standard?
He played there, and Bama is the top job in college football. And, money. A phone call from a revered mentor, like Stallings, can influence a decision.
Nonetheless, Chalk, who is a redshirt sophomore and the only Clemson player from Texas, doesn’t see Swinney leaving for Bama.
The best news Chalk had after Clemson’s most recent win is that Stallings is doing well. Or improving.
Stallings went through a stretch where he suffered a stroke, followed by a heart attack, and then another stroke.
“For a little bit he was not looking too good but in the past month or so he’s really come around,” Chalk said. “He’s doing a lot better. He’s made a turn for the good.”
Stallings visited Clemson’s practice before the Cotton Bowl. Chalk said his grandfather is walking around, and his speech is fine.
CHALK CHOSE CLEMSON BECAUSE OF SWINNEY
Coming out of Argyle in 2015, Chalk had offers from Texas A&M, Clemson, Mississippi and “just about every Big 12 and SEC school.”
Everything about Chalk said he was going to Texas A&M. Not only is he a legacy, but his bedroom is covered in all things Aggie.
“I was a huge fan of A&M until my freshman year of high school and then I started getting recruited a little bit and my fandom started to change,” Chalk said. “It was more, realistically, ‘Do I want to go there?’ But I was a big A&M fan. In fact, if you go to my room right now, it’s covered in Texas A&M stuff.
“I had a big ‘ATM’ painted on the wall.”
Despite his ties, and child-like passion, for all things Aggies and College Station, he picked Clemson for one reason: Dabo.
“The culture here is totally different than some other schools. Coach Swinney was a big factor and the relationship I built with him,” Chalk said. “I wanted to go somewhere I could encourage my relationship with the Lord. Here they really emphasize recruiting not just good players but good people.”
About the only thing that has not flourished for Chalk since he finished a dominant career at Argyle is that success has not translated at the same rate at Clemson.
He redshirted as a freshman, and he has four career receptions in two seasons of playing. Take into account most college tight ends don’t catch many passes, so don’t expect big numbers.
“I had lofty goals coming in but I did not realize the difference between high school and college football,” he said. “When I first got here that was a little frustrating, but I figured out if I worked hard enough I’m going to be able to play. I can have success. It’s gone the way I planned but it’s taken a little longer than I thought it would.”
And he doesn’t see his head coach leaving.
Fast forward a bit, and the leadership book “Legacy” arrives on Swinney's desk. The book chronicles the success of the All Blacks, New Zealand’s national rugby team. The All Blacks are widely considered the best in the world. Swinney read “Legacy” and quickly made a realization: “Holy crap that guy was in my office.”
That guy is Steve Hansen, the All Blacks’ world champion head coach, featured prominently in “Legacy.” Swinney soon devoured the book.
The Landry of rugby has continued to have an indirect impact on Clemson’s program. After Swinneyand the Tigers reached the playoffs for the first time in 2015 and then won a national title in 2016,Swinney wanted to find a way to continually motivate his players. He hoped to identify principles that allowed others to find annual success. He found that in “Legacy.”
Despite knowing nothing about the All Blacks or rugby before discovering the book, ideas like “sweeping the shed” resonated with Swinney. Sweeping the shed means no individual is bigger than the team and its history. The players in the present are responsible for the details of maintaining the program’s legacy. That means after every year and every championship, the All Blacks begin anew.
“They've always done the little things probably better than everybody, and they've focused on their culture and take a lot of pride in that,” Swinney said.
When redshirt junior defensive end Clelin Ferrell heard Swinney bring up the All Blacks for the first time, he thought, “What is this?” Then he listened, and the incoming classes of freshman Tigers havesubsequently done so over and over again.
Swinney doesn’t bring the All Blacks up every day – usually it’s motivational video fodder every month or two – but Clemson players say the All Blacks' principles align with what the Tigers do daily. When Swinney tries to drive a point home about a championship culture, he often cites the rugby team from another hemisphere.
“Coach Swinney does a great job finding ways to really reach our guys with something new and fresh,” Clemson co-offensive coordinator Jeff Scott said. “That’s something he goes to every few months with one less that’s applicable to where we are in the season.”
All-American linebacker Tre Lamar knows nothing about rugby except he likes the sport's tackling form. But he can appreciate a winner when he sees one.
“They’re dogs,” Lamar said. “They go out there to not beat the other team but beat the standard they set for themselves.”
Swinney makes the book available in his office to anyone on the team who’d like to read it, and Ferrell said he can see many parallels between the All Blacks and what Swinney’s produced. People often bring up the unique nature of Clemson’s family-oriented, seemingly happy-go-lucky program. To Ferrell those principles aren’t new.
“People say our program is based entirely off the All Blacks organization,” Ferrell said. “I wouldn’t say it’s as unique as, ‘Oh, Dabo just thought about it.' The All Blacks are a player-led team. I feel like it takes that.”
Clemson's set to play for a third national championship in four seasons Monday.
“It was great for me to read,” Swinney said.The Tigers aren’t quite at an All Blacks level of success yet. But it’s a comparisonSwinney will continue to make as Clemson deals with the trappings of success.
Stunned Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy became a meme Sunday after his kicker devastatingly missed a game-winning field goal attempt to end the team’s season.
After Cody Parkey hit both the upright and crossbar on a 43-yard try for the win, NBC cameras cut to Nagy, whose face defied description after seeing the makeable field goal go all wrong.
Cyntoia Brown appears in court during her clemency hearing at the Tennessee Prison for Women in Nashville, Tennessee, May 23, 2018. Lacy Atkins / AP
Cyntoia Brown, a Tennessee woman who was convicted as a teenager for killing a man while she said she was a sex trafficking victim, was granted clemency, Gov. Bill Haslam said Monday.
Brown was granted a full commutation to parole. She will be eligible for release Aug. 7 after serving 15 years in prison and will remain on parole for 10 years.
Haslam said the decision comes after careful consideration of "what is a tragic and complex case."
"Cyntoia Brown committed, by her own admission, a horrific crime at the age of 16," Haslam said in a statement. "Yet, imposing a life sentence on a juvenile that would require her to serve at least 51 years before even being eligible for parole consideration is too harsh, especially in light of the extraordinary steps Ms. Brown has taken to rebuild her life."
Brown thanked the governor and her supporters in a statement released Monday by her attorneys.
"Thank you, Governor Haslam, for your act of mercy in giving me a second chance," Brown said. "I will do everything I can to justify your faith in me."
Brown said she is grateful for the support, prayers, and encouragement she has received, including from Tennessee Department of Corrections officials.
Her case became a national rallying point for criminal justice reform and awareness about the toll of human trafficking. Several dozen supporters of Brown attended a rally Saturday in Nashville, pleading for her clemency from Haslam, who leaves office Jan. 19.
Brown, now 30, was tried as an adult in 2006 and imprisoned in Tennessee following her trial and life sentence for the death of Johnny Mitchell Allen, who paid Brown for sex. She was also convicted of aggravated robbery.
Last month, the Tennessee Supreme Court ruled Brown must serve51 years in jail before she is eligible for release. The ruling sparked outrage online among Brown’s supporters, including many celebrities who have called for her release.
More than half a million people have signed petitions for Brown's freedom online and a slew of celebrities including LeBron James, Rihanna, Kim Kardashian West, Meek Mill and Amy Schumer, have rallied for her release on social media with the hashtag #freecyntoiabrown. Rihanna was among the first celebrities to weigh in on Brown's case in a November 2017 Instagram post that helped highlight the need for criminal justice reform.
Her case inspired a 2011 documentary titled "Me Facing Life: The Cyntoia Brown Story," that thrust her into the spotlight.
While in prison, Brown has earned a GED and an associate degree in 2015 through the Lipscomb Initiative for Education Program with a 4.0 GPA, Haslam said. Brown said she is scheduled to earn her bachelor's degree in May.
Brown said Monday she is committed to live the rest of her life helping others, especially young people.
"My hope is to help other young girls avoid ending up where I have been," she said.
A statement from the office of Governor Haslam, a Republican, said Ms. Brown would be released to supervised parole on Aug. 7, 2019, after serving 15 years in prison.
“Cyntoia Brown committed, by her own admission, a horrific crime at the age of 16,” Mr. Haslam said in the statement. “Yet, imposing a life sentence on a juvenile that would require her to serve at least 51 years before even being eligible for parole consideration is too harsh, especially in light of the extraordinary steps Ms. Brown has taken to rebuild her life.”
“Transformation should be accompanied by hope,” he said. “So, I am commuting Ms. Brown’s sentence, subject to certain conditions.”
Ms. Brown’s mother, who abused drugs and alcohol, placed her for adoption as a child, according to court documents. At 16, Ms. Brown ran away from her adoptive family and started to live in a motel with a pimp who raped her and forced her to become a prostitute.
After they got into bed, Ms. Brown said she thought he was reaching for a gun to kill her. She later shot him in his sleep with a handgun from her purse, took money and two guns, and fled, documents say.
Ms. Brown, tried as an adult, was convicted by a Davidson County jury in 2006 of first-degree murder and aggravated robbery. She was sentenced to life in prison and would not have been eligible for parole consideration until 2055.
Governor Haslam said in his statement that Ms. Brown earned her high school equivalency diploma and an associate degree with a 4.0 GPA while imprisoned. She is continuing her education, the statement said, and is expected to earn a bachelor’s degree in May.
“Numerous Department of Correction employees and volunteers attest to her extraordinary personal transformation while incarcerated, which will allow her to be a positive influence on the community upon release,” the governor said.
In a statement released by her lawyers, Ms. Brown thanked the governor “for your act of mercy in giving me a second chance. I will do everything I can to justify your faith in me.”
She also thanked officials in the Department of Corrections who helped her get an education and “saw something in me worth salvaging.”
NANTUCKET, Mass. — A Massachusetts judge on Monday ordered Kevin Spacey to stay away from his accuser, during the actor's first courtroom appearance on sex-abuse charges.
The Oscar winner, facing felony indecent assault and battery, showed no emotion during his 10-minute-long hearing before Nantucket District Court Judge Thomas Barrett.
Defense lawyer Alan Jackson entered a not-guilty plea on behalf of his client, according to court documents. Spacey was ordered to have no contact with the alleged victim or his family.
“Sir, you’ll meet with probation. You’ll sign those conditions,” Barrett told Spacey. “You’re required to stay away and have no contact, direct or indirect, with the alleged victim."
Barrett granted a defense request that cell phone data of the accuser be preserved for a six-month period after the July 7, 2016 incident.
Jackson said there could be texts or social media chatter there, helpful to his client.
"This is data that we believe is, not only potentially exculpatory, but likely exculpatory for Mr. Spacey,” Jackson told the court. “I simply don’t want to see any of that data deleted, destroyed — even inadvertently.”
In a court filing on Monday, Jackson previewed his defense strategy and attacked the victim as unreliable, accusing him of creating "an entirely false persona" during that 2016 encounter.
"He claimed he was a 23-year-old college students studying business at Wake Forest University," wrote Jackson, a former prosecutor from Los Angeles best known for winning a murder conviction against famed music producer Phil Spector.
"In fact, aside from his name, everything (the victim) told Mr. Fowler was a lie. In point of fact, (the victim) was 18 years old, not in college and had taken a summer job bussing tables on the island."
Spacey's next pre-trial hearing was set for March 4. The judge ruled Spacey could skip that hearing, but had to be near a telephone in case the court had any questions for him.
Spacey — who wore a gray suit, dark vest, a purple-and-white floral pattern shirt and a purple tie with white dots — was mobbed by reporters and camera crews as he arrived and left court.
A court clerk read the charges, calling him by his birth name. "Kevin S. Fowler." But throughout the hearing, he was called by his acting name, Spacey.
The charges Spacey faces stem from an allegation that first came to light in November 2017 when the accuser’s mother, a former Boston TV news anchor, came forward.
Heather Unruh, said Spacey groped her then 18-year-old son during a random meeting in July 2016 at the Club Car Restaurant in Nantucket.
Unruh's son had said he wouldn’t be in court for Monday's hearing.
"By reporting the sexual assault, my client is a determined and encouraging voice for those victims not yet ready to report being sexually assaulted," the accuser's lawyer, Mitchell Garabedian, said in a statement on Monday before the hearing. "My client is leading by example."
Spacey faces up to five years behind bars, if convicted of all charges.
Spacey has generally kept a low-profile since several men have accused him of sexual misconduct — allegations he denied.
Unruh made her accusations just five days after Netflix, makers of his hit show "House of Cards," cut ties with Spacey.
The actor tweeted a video on Christmas Eve looking into the camera and speaking in a southern accent that appeared to mimic his “Cards” character, President Frank Underwood. He seemed to reference his “Cards” termination.
“Despite all the poppycock, the animosity, the headlines, the impeachment without a trial. Despite everything," said Spacey, wearing a Santa Claus apron and standing in a kitchen. "Despite even my own death, I feel surprisingly good and my confidence grows each day that soon enough you will know the full truth.”
Adam Reiss reported from Nantucket, David K. Li reported from New York.