MALIBU, Calif. – Authorities say an SUV carrying actress Leah Remini and singer Jennifer Lopez and her two kids, was rear-ended by a suspected drunken driver who then fled the scene.
Los Angeles county Sheriff’s Sgt. Philip Brooks says Remini was driving Lopez’s SUV at about 8 p.m. Saturday and stopped at a traffic light near the 22700 block of Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu. Their vehicle was rear-ended by a pickup truck. No one was injured.
The drivers got out of their vehicles to assess the minor damage and were about to exchange information when the man got into his truck and drove off.
Deputies stopped him a short distance away. He was arrested and booked on suspicion of drunken driving and hit and run.
Brooks didn’t have the man’s name. TMZ first reported the crash.
Denzel Washington’s ‘The Equalizer’ has smashing debut
Denzel Washington and “The Equalizer” were number one with a bullet this weekend, as the revenge thriller picked up an impressive $35 million across 3,234 locations reports Variety.
That figure gave it a comfortable lead over the weekend’s other new wide release, Focus Features’ “The Boxtrolls,” which earned $17.2 million across 3,464 locations, and last week’s champ, “The Maze Runner,” which snagged $17.5 million in its sophomore frame. The young adult thriller has earned $58 million after two weeks in theaters.
“The Equalizer,” a gory story of a former special ops agent going toe to toe with the Russian mob, proved to be equally appealing to both genders, with 48 percent of the opening crowd comprised of females. Sony Pictures and Village Roadshow produced the film for $55 million. “The Equalizer” reunites Washington with Antoine Fuqua, the stylish purveyor of onscreen violence who previously directed the actor to an Oscar for “Training Day.”
It ranks as the third biggest domestic opening of Washington’s career, behind “Safe House” ($40.1 million) and “American Gangster”($43.6 million), and the fourth biggest September debut of all time. With those kind of numbers, Sony is hoping “The Equalizer” kicks of an action film series pegged at adults.