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Monday, June 06, 2005

Russell Crowe arrested for assault

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Russell Crowe

Now, that's what I call movie promotion! Tom should take notice. You don't just jump from talk show couch to talk show couch when you have a major movie to promote. No, to stand out from the crowd you need an edge, baby!

Well, either that or some serious anger management issues...

Russell Crowe, who was arrested in his New York hotel early Monday morning on charges of allegedly throwing a phone at a hotel employee, was released without bail from Manhattan County Criminal Court shortly after noon that same day.

Authorities say the New Zealand-born actor, 41, was upset that he could not place a call to Australia on his phone at the Mercer Hotel in SoHo. Police also say that the employee required stitches to mend a facial bruise.

Knowing Russell, I bet he's sitting in his presidential suite at the Mercer waiting for the hotel manager's apology and some mint chocolate. Especially, since his side of the story is somewhat different:

In a statement to the TV show Extra, Crowe publicist Robin Baum added: "Frustrated by a clerk's unwillingness to help him put through a phone call to his family in Australia, Russell Crowe was involved in a minor altercation at the Mercer Hotel earlier this morning. 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. 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."

I live for this sorta stuff. I'm so excited, I could punch my boss!

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