This ^^ is a photo of Robert Pattinson leaving the Troubadour in West Hollywood on Friday night. Well, he left the club with some friends (male and female, it looks like) and then got into the back of a car. In-between the club and the car, Sparkles had to walk just a few feet and there was a crazy phalanx of paparazzi. Rob looked in good spirits, even as the paps jostled him and there’s video of the incident – it looks like someone grabbed his shoulder, and Sparkles smiled and then leaned back with his arm out, like he was grabbing one of the paparazzi. Then he turned back around and got into the car. That’s how it looked at first. But that is not what really happened, I guess.
What really happened? Rob apparently “shoved” a security guard outside of the club – I assume that’s who he leaned back to grab. Once Rob was in the car, the photographers start booing him and trying to instigate something, asking “Why did you assault the innocent security guard?!” The guy who was shoved, I guess, says “He thought I was somebody else.” At some point, one or two of the paps start calling him “R-F-gs” and “R-F-ggot” because of course they did. Here’s the video:
Look, if this has been Lindsay Lohan? Sure. I would be all over this, calling her a violent crackhead, etc. But really, someone like LL has a HISTORY of violence. Rob does not. And I’m really not even seeing this “shove”. I think he put his hand on the security guard and pushed him back because Rob thought (correctly?) that the guard was the one grabbing him? And look at Rob’s face – he wasn’t in the midst of some Alec Baldwin-esque rage stroke. He was sort of happy and drunk-looking. I don’t think he meant anything by it. I think it was just a minor thing that got blown out of proportion instantly by a bunch of douchebag paps who drop f-bombs because the paps think that’s “funny”.
Here are some other photos of Rob on Friday showing off a new haircut. He looks like James Dean, if James Dean was a pale, sparkly vampire.
Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.