Jul 26 2009
Sanaa Lathan and San Diego Cop

Sanaa Lathan @ Comic Con. Beats Speeding Ticket with a Smile

Last week during President Obama’s press conference on health care, on the Tweet side, I pretty much predicted the firestorm that’s been blazing ever since he ‘stupidly’ sparked it with his comment regarding Henry Louis Gate’s arrest. Fifty-five minutes of back and forth on how to reshape health care and two seconds later the media decided to ignore it all to embrace a virtually, throwaway remark. Terrorists, sex scandals, and angry black men are the easiest things to make into headline news. Hah. Yes, I’m done ranting..

Anyway, here’s something to show that not everyone has a contentious relationship with the popo. The picture up top was posted by Sanaa Lathan via her Twitter page. Seems like, this weekend, on her way to/from Comic Con in San Diego, California, her driver was doing his best Lewis Hamilton impression. Looked in the rear view mirror, uh, oh.

What happened when the cops approached the car?

“I got us off. hehehe”

I’m more impressed that he knew who she was. Let’s be honest, WE know Sanaa Lathan, but she’s not exactly an A-Lister in the Hollywood club. Maybe Mr. Officer saw Something New and thought he had a shot.

☼ What's Your Opinion? ☼

1 baller4lyfe Mon, Jul 27, 2009 - 12:32 am

How is that you say shes not a hollywood A lister but you know about her twitter page and apparently went and read her twits and she just got her page two days ago????????????????

2 Chris G. Mon, Jul 27, 2009 - 12:41 pm

An A-List Hollywood celebrity is someone that commands, or once commanded, 15-20 million a film. They are the faces of big budget films. Folks like Will Smith, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Johnny Depp, Tom Cruise, Denzel Washington, Matt Damon. Sanaa Lathan is NOT on that list. Pointing that out shouldn’t be seen as me diminishing her talent or makes me any less a fan of her work. It’s just a fact.
She can walk in my office today and a ton of people would have no idea she was an actress. Anyone else I mentioned would be mobbed from the curb to the lobby.

By the way, I only discovered Sanaa’s Twitter page yesterday. I had no idea it was her second day on the site. Unfortunately we aren’t that close that I’d find that out. 😉

3 Baller4lyfe Mon, Sep 07, 2009 - 12:08 am

My thing is why do you have to be an A-lister for people to know you? I’ma tell you right now some of these A-listers out there I don’t know and may not have ever seen. To say that most people wouldn’t know her is ignorant.You might not know her name but you seen her in a movie somewhere. Even if she’s not an A-lister she definitely works with them and is not one of these actresses that got three or four known movies. She’s up there, maybe not as you quote” A-lister” up there but she’s up there. I mean go back read how you said it like she ain’t nobody. And maybe the cop knew her cause he pulled her over before he saw her in a store who knows but to say something like that was just small minded.