Orlando Bloom didn’t ‘connect’ with Justin Bieber’s face when Orly threw a punch


Here are some photos of Orlando Bloom at Friday night’s Britannia Awards, also known as the 2015 Jaguar Land Rover British Academy Britannia Awards Presented by American Airlines, because OMG corporate sponsorship. I’ll say some nice things about Orlando at the top, because I’m going to have to say some not-so-nice things about him in a moment. First of all, he attended the Britannia Awards because he received an award for his charity work with UNICEF. Orly has been working with UNICEF a lot lately and good for him. Here’s something else nice: his skin looks lovely.

Now for the not-nice stuff. Orly took to the stage and before he addressed the UNICEF stuff, he decided to “joke” about two subjects and he really should not have said anything. Orlando – who is 38 – joked about the rumor that he’s dating or trying to date Kendall Jenner, who is 19. Orly also thought it would be brilliant and funny to say something about Justin Bieber. The same Justin Bieber who allegedly slept with Miranda Kerr while Kerr and Bloom were married, and the same Justin Bieber who then taunted Orlando about it in Ibiza in 2014 and Orlando allegedly threw a punch at Bieber. So, here’s what Orlando had to say.

Orlando Bloom isn’t currently dating Kendall Jenner – but he wouldn’t hate it. The actor joked about rumors that he and the reality star are romantically involved while accepting the Britania Humanitarian Award at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles on Friday.

Beginning his acceptance speech, Bloom, 38, said “I wanted the opportunity to clear this up, I actually did not ‘connect’ with Justin Bieber,” referencing his alleged 2014 scuffle with the pop crooner.

“And I don’t know Kendall Jenner, but if anyone has her number I would love it,” he added.

The comments highlighted Bloom’s humor in a speech that was otherwise an emotional tribute to his work with aid organization UNICEF.

“One of the greatest rewards for being in films that kids have seen around the world is the opportunity to connect with children in some of the most remote and troubled parts of the world, even if they may have only seen a pirated version of Pirates of the Caribbean,” he said. “But seriously, to witness their boundless spirit, their sense of humor, their ability to adapt and overcome in the face of absolutely horrendous circumstances is truly inspiring.”

Bloom said UNICEF has helped give him an “incredible sense of humanity” and highlighted the “compassion” that young children and refugees need for survival.

“Being a father, I cannot even imagine how I would navigate some of the situations that some of these families have experienced,” he said, before dedicating the award to one of the young men he met during his recent trip to a migrant camp in Macedonia.

[From People]

Dear Orlando: this is not helping. You didn’t “connect” with Bieber, meaning (I’m assuming) that you threw the punch and he either dodged it or you can’t throw a punch. How does that make you look good? We already hate Justin Bieber and we wanted to be on your side, but Jesus. Don’t even talk about it. It’s embarrassing on a lot of different levels. Oh, and you want Kendall Jenner’s number? FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, YOU’RE ALMOST 40.


Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Lara K says:

    She really did a number on him. I think all this is just posturing. He needs therapy and then a good relationship.

    • Luca76 says:

      Do we always have to blame women for the way men behave?

      • Lara K says:

        Only when the woman is a cheating slag.
        Let’s face it, if he was the one who did what she did, he would be crucified.
        Let’s be fair here!

    • Artemis says:

      It’s an open secret she also slept with Leo (she cheated all over the place) yet Orlando has no issues partying with him. His Bieber ‘fight’ was justified because Bieber is an idiot with a bad rep but Leo is a Hollywood king which is a good connection for Orlanda.

      He’s a coward because he won’t/can’t confront people who are powerful. Trying to hit a toddler was way weak. In the end, nobody won and that’s not Kerr’s fault.

  2. teatimeiscoming says:

    Creepy old guys have to be creepy young ones first, I guess.

  3. Esteph says:

    He used to be such the heart throb back in the early 00’s but now….he’s totally lost it for me.

    • antipodean says:

      He really is not aging well is he? And yes, that is sexist, but sauce for the goose etc… Must add though, good on him for his humanitarian work,a very worthwhile way for him to spend his time, very well done him.

  4. Sochan says:

    I feel sorry for this guy. He’s not very talented, is terribly boring and uncharismatic, but he strikes me as one of those actors who is super desperate to hold onto his career because he frankly just doesn’t have any other work prospects in his future. Everyone can’t be a star bon the top all the time but there are those who know enough to go away when the work dries up because they can take on another career or stay in the business at a different level. Then there’s the Orlando Bloom types who, nearing 40 and not being sought after and never will be sought after, will attend any envelope opening to stay noticed. I think his heyday was being married to a model and having a role in a major trilogy. Those days are long gone. He looks drawn and aged.

    • Luca76 says:

      Yeah I agree with this. He got so big so quickly and then just burnt out almost immediately.

    • We Are All Made of Stars says:

      Well, just like Hugh Grant in that one movie where he lived the rest of his life off the royalties of one song his father had written thirty years ago, Orlando surely has eleventy billion dollars plus everlasting merch and royalties coming his way forever so I’m at least sure he’ll be fine.

    • perplexed says:

      I kind of figured the opposite — that Orlando didn’t care that his career isn’t as big as it once was. He seems more interested in a family life and raising his son, but that didn’t work out with Miranda.

    • WinnieCoopersMom says:

      I agree he is not aging well. He looks completely exhausted. My question is, from what? What has he done lately to be so thoroughly exhausted over? Bc it’s not grueling career demands. He may be depressed.

      • Sochan says:


        I think so, too. He has the look of someone who is not happy.

        I think he was really, really lucky with LOTR. I don’t know the backstory on why certain actors were cast, so I don’t know what drew Peter Jackson to Orlando Bloom, but a thousand actors — maybe 10 thousand even — could have done a better job as Legolas than OB did. He was absolutely not a stand-out in any way, shape or form. Compare him to Lee Pace as Thranduil. Lee was not well-known either and even those who were sort of familiar with him didn’t recognize him Thranduil at all, and he was so commanding in his role and as a presence onscreen. Orlando, who plays the son of Thranduil, couldn’t match that in his wildest dreams.

  5. Kelly says:

    All I could think when I saw the headline is, “That’s too bad.” I wish he had connected. And no Jenners for you, young man.

    • perplexed says:

      That’s what I thought too. Like, the “connecting” with Justin Bieber’s face made him seem cooler? (even though violence is bad blah blah blah, but since we’re talking about Justin Bieber, who is extremely annoying…)

  6. NerdMomma says:

    Oh dear. I thought the header pic was Charlie Sheen.

    I thought it was obvious from the video that he didn’t land his punch. It was drunken flailing.

  7. Catwoman says:

    Jesus, the snark on here is mind blowing. The guy is receiving an award for humanitarian work for UNICEF helping children and refugees and all people can do is pile on the hate? The Kendall Jenner thing was a JOKE, people, as was the admittedly ill advised Justin Bieber mention. Lighten up on him a bit ffs.

  8. Leah says:

    Ugh at the Jenner thing. Hes old enough to be her father.
    Didn’t he also hang around with Selena Gomez? He really gets away with douchey behaviour because people have decided he’s ” nice” and Kerr is “bad”. Hes basically acting like Leos douche bro these days.

  9. LizLemonGotMarried says:

    Did the background make anyone else think of 90’s school pics?

  10. Sunshine says:

    Actually the fact either of these things were mentioned wasn’t his fault. Robert Downey Jr. Introduced him and bought both of these issues up when he did so. Kind of left Orly with no choice but to respond. I am sure he would rather not talk about the Justin incident either. I know I wouldn’t if I were him.

  11. Holmes says:

    Why are the Brittania awards (which are British, I presume?) being presented by American Airlines? Bizarre.

    On a superficial note, what on earth did he do to himself? He was never my cup of tea, but wasn’t there a time when he was considered pretty dreamy? He looks like a hard 50. Did Miranda Kerr do some kind of reverse Dorian Gray voodoo on him?

  12. WinnieCoopersMom says:

    He and Patrick Dempsey must be taking the same thing to get them looking so haggard overnight. Sheesh. At least Dempsey has a decade on Orlando to justify it a little. But dear man, please go to a 30 day rest retreat to reboot bc you look like youve been put through the ringer.

  13. Anti Bieber says:

    Where did all that hair come from? I don’t remember wee Orly having such a thatch of lustrous locks before?

  14. Jasmine Warfield says:

    I’m sure he was joking the person who introduced him at the awards joked about Justin and Kendall during his speech about Orlando excepting the award and I’m sure Orlando was responding to that.