TROUBLE IN GEORGIA
An actor who plays a priest on the AMC drama The Walking Dead faces drunken driving and drug charges after police say he was clocked going 107 mph on a Georgia highway. Cops say Seth Gilliam was stopped shortly after 2 a.m. Sunday on Georgia Highway 74 in the Peachtree City area, not far from the set where much of the TV show is filmed in nearby Senoia. A police report says that the 46-year-old told the officer he had three beers and a shot of alcohol; a marijuana joint was found inside the vehicle. Gilliam faces speeding, reckless driving, drug possession and drunken driving charges.
Lauryn Hill is canceling a planned performance in Tel Aviv because she wasn’t able to schedule a concert in the nearby Palestinian city of Ramallah. The singer-songwriter said in a statement that she originally intended to perform in both cities in hopes of being “a presence supporting justice and peace.” She says setting up a show in the Palestinian territories “proved to be a challenge.” Not wanting to alienate fans, Hill canceled her concert in Israel that was to take place later this week but is hoping for healing in the area and “the openness necessary for lasting resolution and reconciliation.”
SAY YOU’RE SORRY
An actress who accused Los Angeles police of racial profiling when they investigated a report she was having sex with her boyfriend in a parked car was ordered to apologize to officers. Daniele Watts, who appeared in Django Unchained, pleaded no contest to disturbing the peace with loudness and was ordered to write an apology to three police officers and the occupants of a building near where she was briefly detained last year. Cops were investigating a report of two people having sex in a car when they questioned Watts and Brian Lucas. Watts claimed they were just kissing and accused the officers of racial bias. The pair was later charged with lewd conduct, but that count was dismissed Monday. Watts and Lucas, who entered the same plea, were sentenced to 40 hours of community service and must remain out of trouble for a year. If they do so, the case will be dismissed and not appear in public records.