Contra Costa District Attorney's Office James Vernon Joseph Jr., at his 2015 arrest in Danville. Prosecutor Aron DeFerrari, center, speaks to reporters outside of the AF Bray Courthouse in January 2018. Sound The gallery will resume inseconds A Luis Vuitton briefcase valued at $4,000. It was one of dozens of items seized from James Vernon Joseph Jr. (Contra Costa Superior Court Records) Show Caption of Expand By Nate Gartrell | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: April 18, 2019 at 2:16 pm | UPDATED: April 19, 2019 at 4:54 am MARTINEZ — James Vernon Joseph Jr. wanted his stuff back. Sure, he’d been convicted and sentenced to life in one of the biggest human trafficking cases in Contra Costa County’s history, but the cops were still holding onto about $60,000 in cars and luxury items Joseph considered his. County prosecutors wanted to sell the items — consisting of jewelry, Louis Vuitton accessories, fancy … [Read more...] about The $60,000 wager between a Bay Area pimp and the prosecutor who put him in prison
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Emraan Hashmi said there are not many producers who are ready to take risks in Bollywood , an industry where stupidity dominates, making it harder for actors to be smart. The actor says today there are at least a handful people trying to push the envelope, which was not the case earlier. "It is difficult being a smart actor in Bollywood. Stupidity goes a long way here. The audience is smart but not too many producers and directors take that risk and understand that. Now at least we have the new blood coming up with new stuff," Emraan told . "Back then, it was just about making escapist films with a star, do what a star is supposed to do and get bums on seats. Right now, the audience wants to see more than that," he added. Emraan started his career in mid-2000s, gaining fame for featuring in films which were dubbed 'bold'. The actor eventually shed the 'serial kisser' tag with films such as 'Shanghai' , 'Ghanchakkar' and 'Ek Thi Daayan' among others. The actor said before he … [Read more...] about Emraan Hashmi : Stupidity goes a long way in Bollywood
The star of the millennium, Amitabh Bachchan today completed his glorious 50 years of his acting career in Bollywood. The evergreen actor who can still give young actors run for their money stands inspirational to many new talents and aspiring actors. Apart from National Film Awards, Filmfare Awards and other competitive awards which Bachchan won for his performances throughout the years, he has been awarded several honours for his achievements in the Indian film industry over the years. Today, in 1969, he started his acting career and the Shehenshah of Bollywood is eyeing to give some more noteworthy films to the industry. Truely inspiring we must say! Son, Abhishek Bachchan shared an extremely lovable yet thoughtful post on his instagram account as papa Amitabh completed 50 years in Bollywood. He wrote, "ICON! To me, he's so much more. My father, best friend, guide, best critic, greatest support, idol..... HERO! 50 years today he started his journey in films. Even today, his passion … [Read more...] about Amitabh Bachchan completes 50 years in Bollywood, Abhishek Bachchan shares an inspirational post
Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma has come a long way in her life to the success she currently holds in Bollywood. One of the most versatile actresses currently, every director and actor in the industry wants to work with Anushka. Starring in her debut movie alongside Shah Rukh Khan himself, the actress has never looked back in her career. ' Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi ' directed by Aditya Chopra completes 10 years today, which marks the stepping stone of Anushka in the industry. On this special day, Anushka took to her social media to express her gratitude and excitement. Anushka posted a video showcasing famous portraits from the movie and captioned it, "From where it all began! A movie that changed my life ... #10YearsOfRabNeBanaDiJod". The actress also described her decade in Bollywood as a learning experience of what life should be. Anushka is also grateful that she met with people who are amazingly influential and have learned so much from them. The actress also acknowledged that … [Read more...] about Anushka Sharma completes her 10 years in Bollywood
By Mehrooj Rai Published: August 21, 2018 0 SHARES Share Tweet Email Those who are going to the lengths of declaring Bollywood has copied a Pakistani film should hold back their horses. The trailer for Batti Gul Meter Chalu, scheduled for release on September 21st, was recently released to acclaim. The film, helmed by the Toilet: Ek Prem Katha director Shree Narayan Singh, stars Shahid Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor alongside Divyendu Sharma and Yami Gautam. The film’s theme is truly commendable, for this is perhaps the first Bollywood film dealing with the subject of electricity theft. The film is essentially an issue-based commentary on the subject of power theft and skyrocketing electricity bills in the mofussil areas of India.Shahid is a cheerful and carefree advocate, but his life changes completely when his friend (Sharma) commits suicide under the pressure of paying a hefty amount of Rs1.5 lakh as his electricity bill. From that moment, the sole purpose of his … [Read more...] about Is Bollywood’s ‘Batti Gul Meter Chalu’ really a copy of Lollywood’s ‘Actor in Law’?