Russell Brand allegedly smashed a pap’s cell phone in New Orleans

It’s been at least a few days since Russell Brand has been sighted on his way to his usual West Hollywood yoga studio, but he’s got a pretty good excuse — work. The Shagger has been shooting a new movie, currently known as the Untitled Diablo Cody Project, in New Orleans with co-star Julianne Hough. Lest anyone get the idea that he’s got designs on Miss Hough, Russell has been toting a long-haired brunette on the scene as well during his offtime. One of our photo agencies, Fame/Flynet, has photos of this new chick (who isn’t Oriela “People profile” Medellin), but their site crashed before I could download a photo of her face. So all we’ve got is this photo of her butt while riding a bicycle, which is probably the main part of her that Russell’s interested in as well. No harm, no foul.

Anyway, I suspect that Russell flew this new woman in to be his regular shagging partner while he films this movie. In Booky Wook 2, he admitted to doing the same thing while filming Forgetting Sarah Marshall so that he wouldn’t hit on Kristen Bell and could maintain some semblance of professionalism on set. However, it seems that Russell is still getting into trouble after hours because he’s been accused of smashing a paparazzo’s cell phone and throwing it through a window. Here’s the report from TMZ:

Russell Brand has been named in a police report in New Orleans … by a paparazzo who claims the actor snatched his cell phone out of his hand and fired it through the window of an abandoned building … TMZ has learned.

Sources tell TMZ .. a photog named Timothy Jackson filed the report, citing “criminal damages” over an incident that went down Monday night.

Jackson told cops he was with a group of photogs … when he began to shoot Brand with his iPhone from his car. Jackson claims Brand flipped out, wrestled the phone out of his hand … and then Nolan Ryan’d it at a nearby building, shattering a glass window.

The pap immediately filed a police report. No word if he got his phone back.

Calls to Brand’s rep have not been returned.

Law enforcement tells TMZ …. cops are investigating the incident and would like to speak with Brand ASAP.

[From TMZ]

This sounds a lot like the recent Chris Brown story from Florida, but at least with Russell, there have been no prior run-ins with the law as far as violence is concerned. Nope, Russell just has previous drug convictions that took place in England and probably just got weirded out that some guy with a camera was trying to take a picture of his wang hanging out or something. Because it’s always hanging out.

Also, Russell has kept the scarves and added a jaunty little hat. Next time, he’ll probably add chaps to his ensemble.

Photos courtesy of Pacific Coast News and Fame/Flynet

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  1. atorontogal says:

    He tries way too hard to be controversial and edgy. Can’t wait for his 15 minutes to be up!

  2. AudreyS says:

    God, I really do think he’s HOT!!

    • bondbabe says:

      I do too!! And that weirds me out—I don’t know why. Guess being a member of the RBIHTM Club (Russell Brand Is Hot To Me Club) puts me (and you) in the minority!

      • AudreyS says:

        Well, I’ve always liked bad boys that are smart and edgy, so I’m not surprised at my lust for Brand. That said, I’m engaged now to my own “bad boy”…who, alas, is no longer “bad” (only when I ask him to be). ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • gg says:

      Be very wary of guys like this – they will charm you while drunk, leave you with little std friends and then pretend they don’t know you.

      I speak fwom expewience!

  3. ShanKat says:

    When I bounce into the wi-wild west.

    It’s becoming a serious struggle to find him hot. He dresses like a blind, drunk lady cowboy.

    • AudreyS says:

      That’s what I love about him. He seems so secure he just wears whatever he wants. That said, I have NO idea what he’s really like or his motivation for dressing like that. Perhaps it’s just my “fantasy Brand” that is the cool one. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. cmc says:

    Speaking of Chris Brown, whatever happened with that cell phone situation?

  5. Sloane Wyatt says:

    “The Shagger”, lol, is doing the male classic lady bits attractor, “Peacocking”, with all his ‘accessories’!

    • gg says:

      dang I was about to say that. Gals, BEWARE OF PEACOCKS. They only love their own reflection, like Narcissus.

      Unless you enjoy having your heart broken that is.

  6. Katie says:

    My husband was just in New Orleans this past weekend and he saw Russell Brand riding a bicycle. He yelled at him, “Hey you’re Russell Brand!” And Brand yelled back, “I certainly feel like him!”

    Just a fun tidbit.

  7. gg says:

    “Next time, heโ€™ll probably add chaps to his ensemble.”

    Bwahahaha! Anything I say after this would be politically incorrect.

  8. Bette says:

    I love him and am not the slightest bit ashamed to say I find him hot. What’s so weird about finding a long-haired, slightly-flamboyant-yet-very-heterosexual guy attractive? He’s got swagger, intelligence & charm out the wazoo.

    In the 70s and 80s, it was so common for male celebs to dress like this — think of all the rock stars of that era and how many chicks they all got. We just happen to be in a more straitlaced era right now. But not all of us are into clean-cut, boring, conventional looks on men.

    • original sandy says:

      i agree with you 100% i like Russell, i am not ashamed to admit it,why should i be?, swagger, charm, not caring what others think about him,different drummer and all that stuff, it’s hot, his sense of humour most of all.

    • gg says:

      But does your fantasy involve standing in a long line of other women, waiting for their chance?

      • Lilly says:

        Oh god, so true. I don’t get how women idealize him. If you want to get flown out somewhere for a week or two to have sex whenever he wants, and then cut loose like he doesn’t even know you after. Fine that’s the fantasy. I’m not sure I have the medical insurance to cover what he must have. I think it’s interesting he’s flying them in. He used to fly in girls because he wasn’t famous. Now he could probably find a willing woman at any gas station.

        Looks like the worry that he’d gone all zen is fantasy.

        Peacocking definitely!!! I think Katy wrote that song just for him because…well, nevermind.

        I think that phone incident looks a bit staged. Does anyone else think that? Why, I don’t know, but it seems phoney. I think he wanted to get photographed with this hot chick and his hotter mustang. Yeah poor him being harassed when he’s being all incognito in a ’66 mustang. Please.

        What’s the deal with Katy getting offered cash for a tell-all? Does anyone think this will happen?

      • emma1978 says:

        That’s the nice thing about being a fan/admirer from afar … it doesn’t actually matter to me what the reality of being with him is like. In actuality, no, I don’t want to be his wife or girlfriend, but that’s completely different from whether I am a fan or not. I think he’s hot, I think he’s smart and funny and interesting, and that’s enough for me. I don’t judge him on whatever he does in his private life … it doesn’t affect me.

  9. skuddles says:

    Okay is it me or is Brand packing some SERIOUS heat??? Or is it just the pants-tent thing I’m seeing, especially in that first pic??? I feel all funny now…. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  10. gg says:

    girl – there is a large supply of willing participants even from this comments section! LOL But I’m with you.

    He’s used goods and you don’t know where all it’s been.

  11. FFS says:

    Are we really still pretending this Rocky Dennis jawed jackass is relevant?

  12. Laura says:

    His 15 minutes? He’s not some reality star begging for fame, he’s been around for a good ten years. Who cares if he likes sex, at least he’s honest and doesnt have any holier-than-thou pretences and try and hide it. There have been countless “ladies” who have tried to get their 15 minutes by selling stories of their one night stands and pretending to be innocent and virginal in the matter. Equal responsibility ladies….