With California in the midst of a historic drought emergency, tonight some of the biggest names in hollywood are finding themselves in hot water⁽¹⁾.
随着加州处于历史性的干旱紧急状态，今晚好莱坞的一些大腕儿们也发现自己陷入了困境。⁽¹⁾in hot water，指处在困难(或麻烦、耻辱)的情景，相同意思的还有in deep water。 同时还有很多类似的表达，如in low water拮据、缺钱，in smooth water处于顺境中等等。
The Kardashians, Dwyane Wade, Sylvester Stallone and Kevin Hart among the 2000 plus customers warned for excessive water usage, according to notices of exceedance obtained by the La Times.
NBC has not seen the documents, but a spokesperson for the Las Virgenes water district confirming their contents.
Our reservoirs are severely depleted, the land is incredibly dry, there is not a lot of water to go around.
In June, the district which serves a large portion of Los Angeles county implementing strict usage guidelines, including limiting residents to just 8 minutes a week of outdoor watering.
Alright so now we're in my backyard. - But some celebrities failing to play their part, properties belonging to Kim and Kourtney Kardashian using a combined excess of 333 000 gallons of water, enough to fill up half of an olympic-sized swimming pool.
好了，现在我们在我的后院。 - 但一些名流未能发挥他们的作用，金·卡戴珊和考特尼·卡戴珊的房产总共使用了超过333000加仑（约1261立方米）的水，足以填满半个奥运泳池。
A Calabasas home belonging to actor Kevin Hart exceeding its monthly budget 519 percent in June. Sylvester Stallone's 18 million dollar home guzzling up more than 533 percent more than its allotment.
And former NBA star Dwyane Wade Wade and actress Gabrielle Union using up a whopping 1400 percent of the water budget at their Hidden Hills homes.
The couple telling the LA Times in a statement that a pool issue, that has since been fixed was to blame, adding they will continue to go to extensive lengths to rectify the issue.
A representative for Stallone telling NBC News the rocky star has more than 500 mature trees on the property that need to be watered, adding he's addressing the situation responsibly and proactively. Representatives for Hart and the Kardashians did not respond to NBC's request for comment.
It doesn't matter if it's a celebrity, it doesn't matter if it's somebody who doesn't have the same means, everybody's treated completely equal, we're serious about this, this is critical and we need everybody to be part of that solution.
All right Gadi Schwartz joins us now live from Los Angeles, Gadi, this is so strange because celebrities claim to be environmentalists and these are big name celebrities taking steps to curb their usage I guess they're not.
But for those who don't cut back, what can the city do? money is clearly not an object for some of these people with these massive homes.
Yeah Tommy, you hit it right on the head, how do you get somebody to comply when they have millions and millions of dollars and even huge fines are just a nuisance well.
You got to think good old-fashioned grounding like when we were kids, first come a couple of warnings then fines, then water districts will slap a regulator on your water main.
I think we've got a picture of one, these will slow down the flow to your house to basically a trickle, so high water pressure for those fancy mansions forget about it.
They keep them on for two weeks or until the owner promises to comply, if they don't, Tom, then you're water grounded for a month.
So as far as we know about 20 homes with the most egregious violations have those in salt installed, but no celebrities that we know of have yet made that list, so we'll keep you posted.
Gadi, real quick while I have you there are a few celebrities bigger than Gadi Schwartz, has the Schwartz family been cited yet?
You're looking I get this is my magic green tree, I mean you heard some people have like, yeah it's very green and I am very obsessed with getting this tree all the water that it needs as long as we comply, so that means stealing from the other plants in my yard.
If I have to like take bath water, and water this tree, I just I don't want to lose my grapefruits they're so delicious. - Gadi Schwartz had a green thumb who knew, all right Gadi, we appreciate that.
如果我要用洗澡水给这棵树浇水，那我可不想失去我的葡萄柚，它们太美味了。 - 加迪·施瓦茨很有园艺经验，加迪，我们很感激。