Hugh Grant hurls baked beans at photographer

Discussion in 'Casual Photo Conversations' started by beauh44, Apr 26, 2007.

  1. From:http://www.boston.com/ae/celebrity/articles/2007/04/25/hugh_grants_bean_at
    tack/

    "Hugh Grant hurled a tub of baked beans at a photographer yesterday (24.04.07).
    The actor was walking near his West London home at 10am and lashed out when a
    photographer asked if he could take his picture. The star allegedly kicked him
    three times and kneed him near the groin...

    ...Whittaker described how the 'Music and Lyrics' star then picked up a
    takeaway container full of beans and threw it at him. The photographer also
    claimed 46-year-old Hugh - who recently split from his girlfriend Jemima Khan -
    launched into a tirade of abuse aimed at his children. Whittaker said: "When
    I told him I had two children, he snarled, 'I hope they die of f***ing
    cancer'".

    Sure, Papparazzi are annoying, but some may say the same about Hugh Grant and
    at least the photographer asked first. Time for a chill-pill, Hugh? ;-)
     
  2. Sorry... The Link above seems to have a problem.
     
  3. Chances are the photogapher did more than just "politely ask" Hugh if he could take his picture. Most people, stars included, don't go off like that unless provoked. It does not excuse Hugh Grant's behavior but there is no doubt more to this story.

    A large number of Papparazzi are scum. They deserve what they get.
     
  4. Spearhead

    Spearhead Moderator

    Most people, stars included, don't go off like that unless provoked.
    Guess you haven't met Mickey Rourke.
    A large number of Papparazzi are scum.
    How do you know that? How many have you met? What kinds of conversations have you had with them?
     
  5. Mickey Rourke is a control sample to analyze the tendencies of an entire population?
     
  6. The photog must be a wimp. He said that he thinks Hugh kneed him in the groid. If he had balls, he'd know.
     
  7. I assume they were organic beans in a special sauce supplied by an exclusive restaurant. Somehow I can't see film stars eating English tinned baked beans!
     
  8. Well I can sort of see both sides. There are certainly days when I'm sure I'm not the sweetest guy in the world to be around. I just found the whole thing rather amusing for some reason. It must've been the beans!
     
  9. Just been jogging, probably feeling knackered and wanting some privacy. I think I may have dumped some take away beans on his head too. As it was 10 am, the the beans had probably been left out the night before by a drunk.

    I should think the wise (and professional?) thing to do would be to use a long lens from across the road. That way the photographer wouldn't have had one in the (missing) nuts and Hugh wouldn't have been arrested.
     
  10. If the photographer was any good he would have got a shot of the beans flying at him and sold it for a lot of money.
     
  11. "If the photographer was any good he would have got a shot of the beans flying at him and sold it for a lot of money."

    Good one!
     
  12. How do you know that? How many have you met? What kinds of conversations have you had with them
    LOL. Sardonic rather than serious?
    If the photographer was any good he would have got a shot of the beans flying at him and sold it for a lot of money.
    LOL. A focused shot of Hugh's pissed-off face and the blurry beans in the lower left of the frame!
     
  13. Aw, c'mon guys - it's just show biz! Actors are entertainers, not icons of social behavior. And paparazzi are, well, paparazzi, in a class by themselves, down somewhere between lawyers and used car salesmen on the seediness scale. So, Hugh Grant gets another 15 second spot on "Entertainment Tonight", tabloid publishers salivate after Whittaker's shots (if any), and we all eagerly await the next installment. Life is good.

    Damn shame about that pot of beans, though......
     
  14. and we all eagerly await the next installment
    The only entertaining aspect of this episode is the throwing of baked beans. Rotten fruit would have also been an amusing projectile. Uncooked beans would have been only marginally humorous.
     
  15. If the facts are as reported by the photographer, how about 7 - 10 days in jail and a substantial fine for Grant? Hefty civil suit to follow, naturally.
    The whole experience might coincidentally benefit the guy's acting, which never seems to progress from the unbearably bland to the tolerably bland, in my opinion.
    "Action photos" taken by the other photographer who was present are apparently linked to this street/doc thread.
     
  16. Jeff: How do we know Japan really exists unless we've been there? A universe of credible documentation. Are all papparazzi scum...maybe, maybe not...but ample facts to support that many are. Have I talked to any of them? No...but I didn't get a chance to speak w/ John Wayne Gazey either, but seems he might have been scum. Just a thought...
     
  17. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/6714025.stm

    Chill out, folks! :)
     

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