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Fightin' Round the World With Russell Crowe
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dulouz



Joined: 04 Feb 2003
Location: Uranus

PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2005 11:19 am    Post subject: Fightin' Round the World With Russell Crowe Reply with quote

I wondered what that South Park episode was about.


Russell Crowe appears in court
Actor arrested on charges related to phone-throwing incident
Monday, June 6, 2005 Posted: 2:16 PM EDT (1816 GMT)

NEW YORK (CNN) -- Actor Russell Crowe was arraigned Monday afternoon in Manhattan Criminal Court on charges of second-degree assault and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon for allegedly throwing a hotel telephone that struck a hotel employee in the face.

According to the criminal complaint accompanying the charges, Crowe admitted to the arresting police officer that he picked up the phone and threw it at the Mercer Hotel concierge "because he was angry," the Manhattan District Attorney's Office said.

NYPD Sgt. Michael Wysokowski earlier told CNN that Crowe "was upset because he couldn't get a call out to Australia."

Police said the victim was transported to St. Vincent's Hospital. Crowe was booked into the First Precinct and later escorted out, wearing handcuffs and sunglasses, for his arraignment.

His next court appearance was set for September 14, the D.A.'s office said.

"This arose because he was trying to get his wife on the phone in Australia. He was in his room. He couldn't get a line and there was a disagreement," Crowe's lawyer, Gerald Lefcourt, told reporters earlier outside the police precinct where Crowe was booked, according to The Associated Press.

Universal Studios -- which released Crowe's latest film, "Cinderella Man" -- said it had "no comment" on the incident.

CNN has been unable, so far, to reach the actor's publicist, Robin Baum.

Crowe was in New York promoting "Cinderella Man," a biopic based on the life of world heavyweight champ James J. Braddock, which opened in theaters last weekend.

According to Nielsen the movie ranked fourth place in theaters and grossed $18.6 million.

Crowe won an Oscar for Best Actor in 2001 for his movie "Gladiator."
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rapier



Joined: 16 Feb 2003

PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2005 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Attacking a poor concierge is cowardly. If he'd gotten charged with assaulting a couple of knife wielding thugs in a back alley I'd definitely have to take "gladiator" more seriously.
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Hwajangsil Ajumma



Joined: 02 May 2005
Location: On my knees in the stall

PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2005 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Too much soju, that's what it is.
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itaewonguy



Joined: 25 Mar 2003

PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2005 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

russell is a friend of my family! very close actually..
and he is a real down to earth guy! real stand up guy!
I could imagine the hotel he was staying in was a 5 * and the service he should have recieved he was not getting! so he walked down there and gave the clerk an earfull !
then no doubt the clerk got lippy and knowing russell couldnt believe the guy is so stupid so he through a phone at his head!
I would have done the same!
he probably didnt mean to hit him! just probably saying WTF is this HOTEL cant even make a long distance call!!!! and through the phone!
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periwinkle



Joined: 08 Feb 2003

PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2005 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been jerked around by hotel clerks before- I'm SURE the clerk did something to provoke him.
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Swiss James



Joined: 26 Nov 2003
Location: Shanghai

PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2005 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

maybe he needs to cleanse his aura
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rapier



Joined: 16 Feb 2003

PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2005 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

he faces 4 years in jail! thats the price for losing your temper:

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/050606/140/fkj22.html

To be honest I'm on the side of the concierge. When you work in the service industry- waiter, barman or whatever people think you are there to do everything for them. Big names especially like to get arrogant, I know, I've served beers to a lot of actors and media people.
i mean look what happened during the shooting of his last movie;


"During shooting for the movie, Crowe was involved in brawl with his friend and bodyguard, Mark Carroll, a former Australian rugby league test player.

The actor later blamed himself for the incident, saying he had been drinking and the fight had erupted out of a "misunderstanding"."

so there you go: the guy will even attack his best mate. Clearly he has issues. Sue his ass.

Good luck for the concierge, he can cash in on the cr*p he's had to take as a lowly hotel porter.
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PolyChronic Time Girl



Joined: 15 Dec 2004
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2005 11:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rapier wrote:
he faces 4 years in jail! thats the price for losing your temper:

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/050606/140/fkj22.html

To be honest I'm on the side of the concierge. When you work in the service industry- waiter, barman or whatever people think you are there to do everything for them. Big names especially like to get arrogant, I know, I've served beers to a lot of actors and media people.
i mean look what happened during the shooting of his last movie;



I don't know what happened so I'm not going to comment on Russell Crowe or the conceirge. But I wholly agree with Rapier that the service industry means exactly that to the public: you are a servant and a low human being to others. I spent my college years working as a waitress/hostess and working at some hotels. I was treated like scum sometimes and that was just by the average public. I had to plaster an ultra-fake smile even when drunk customers were screaming in my face. At least in hagwons I can get somewhat angry at the students.
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Leslie Cheswyck



Joined: 31 May 2003
Location: University of Western Chile

PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2005 1:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

periwinkle wrote:
I've been jerked around by hotel clerks before- I'm SURE the clerk did something to provoke him.


I hope you're being tongue in cheek, considering what you've been through recently.
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Hwajangsil Ajumma



Joined: 02 May 2005
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2005 1:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mr Cheswyck, I'd love to have a little rough-n-tumble with you anyday, you big dashing hunk of a Player's no.6 smoker.
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komtengi



Joined: 30 Sep 2003
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2005 2:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hes an arrogant *beep*... bad tempered and full of himself...
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rapier



Joined: 16 Feb 2003

PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2005 3:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He'd fit right in in Korea with all the other ajosshis.
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Hwajangsil Ajumma



Joined: 02 May 2005
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2005 3:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

...And you, Rapier.

I'd eat you alive too, I bet you're a big hunk or man just waiting to get rough with a feisty ajumma like me.
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periwinkle



Joined: 08 Feb 2003

PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2005 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Swiss James wrote:
maybe he needs to cleanse his aura


You didn't have anything sarcastic to say on my other thread? You're an ass.
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Swiss James



Joined: 26 Nov 2003
Location: Shanghai

PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2005 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

periwinkle wrote:
Swiss James wrote:
maybe he needs to cleanse his aura


You didn't have anything sarcastic to say on my other thread? You're an ass.


Crowe seems to get in trouble everywhere he goes, but Itaewonguy says he's a stand-up fella. I figured if anyone needed this it would be him.
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