Will Russell go to gaol?

June 7, 2005

Will Russell go to gaol?

Russell after his arrest
Russell Crowe has been arrested in New York for allegedly throwing a telephone at a hotel employee. According to reports, the 41-year-old actor lost his temper when a receptionist gave him ?attitude?. His publicist Robin Baum, writes in a statement, “After asking the front desk several times to replace a faulty phone in his room – and getting only attitude from the clerk on duty – Crowe brought the phone down to the front desk in an effort to address the situation in person.” The 28-year-old male employee was treated in hospital for a minor cut to the face, which needed stitches. Russell has been charged with second degree assault and fourth degree criminal possession of a weapon and return to court on September 14. If he?s found guilty of both charges, he could face 8 years in gaol, and the assault charge alone can result in seven years in prison. Russ denies it however, his spokeswoman saying, “Words were exchanged and Crowe wound up throwing the phone against the wall. He regrets that he lost his temper, but at no time did he assault anyone or touch any hotel employee.”

Brad and Jen sell up
Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston have reportedly sold their Beverly Hills mansion, to none other than Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi. Jennifer even reportedly gave the pair a good deal, lowering the $20 million asking price because she was so excited it was their first home together. The 1934, French Normandy style house features a screening room, custom stone floors, marble baths, hers-and-hers sitting rooms, a tennis court, pool, gym and sweeping views of the Hollywood Hills. Both Brad and Jen have moved into their new Malibu homes but neither their spokespeople nor Ellen?s and Portia?s have commented on the sale of the Beverly Hills mansion.

No talkies for Brangelina
It seems Angelina Jolie?s getting a bit sick of all these rumours of her pairing with Brad Pitt. Despite them both being in New York promoting their latest film, Mr and Mrs Smith, they?re ensuring they keep their distance. Brad?s rep said definitively to the New York Daily News, “I don’t have a comment today, yesterday or tomorrow. We’re just not talking about it.” Ooh, ok! Meanwhile, Angelina has taken it one step further, threatening to sue journalists if they ask her personal questions at upcoming press conferences about her film. Journalists are forced to sign a disclaimer before attending, stating “Interviewer will not ask Ms. Jolie any questions regarding her personal relationships. In the event Interviewer does ask Ms. Jolie any questions regarding her personal relationships, Ms. Jolie will have the right to immediately terminate the interview and leave.? Wonder if she?d feel better if she spoke to Oprah. Hey, it worked for Tom Cruise.

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