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Russel Brand throws paparazzi's iPhone out the window: "a tribute" to Steve Jobs

Posted: , by Victor H.

Russel Brand throws paparazzi's iPhone out the window:
After yesterday we found out about Apple refusing to treat celebrities specially and refusing to give an iPhone earlier than the public launch to NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal, today there’s another piece of weird celebrity iPhone news.

Paparazzi apparently tried to snap a picture of British-born comedian and movie star Russel Brand with an iPhone. Brand snatched the phone and threw it away as hard as he could. Unfortunately for the comedian, there was a window on the phone’s trajectory and he broke it. TMZ posted pictures of Brand snatching the iPhone and of the broken window. Later on he was arrested after turning himself in to police. The comedian paid $240 for the property damage. 

Interestingly, Brand defended himself with a typically ironic tweet: “Since Steve Jobs died I cannot bear to see anyone use an iPhone irreverently, what I did was a tribute to his memory.”

He was later released after submitting a $5,000 bail.

Russel Brand has previously had trouble with journalists. In 2010, he was arrested for allegedly attacking a paparazzi at an airport in Los Angeles. With the camera improving steadily on the iPhone 4S, we can imagine more celebrities may want to pay such “tributes” to Steve Jobs, don’t you think?

source: TMZ via Reuters

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posted on 16 Mar 2012, 06:08

1. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


If he threw away one of those insanely expensive S40 phones that would be neat :p

posted on 16 Mar 2012, 13:01

10. -box- (Posts: 3878; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Lol, that'd be one way to get a Vertu for cheap

posted on 16 Mar 2012, 07:04 8

2. tedkord (Posts: 5261; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Russell Brand should be thrilled anyone cares about his picture. Now that he's divorced from his famous wife, he should just return to obscurity. He's a supremely unfunny, untalented hack. He must be related to the Kardashians somehow.

posted on 17 Mar 2012, 08:38

12. cellgeek82 (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Dec 2009)


He's another douchbag "actor". Rick Moranis has more talent, too bad he retired.

posted on 16 Mar 2012, 07:17 26

3. andro. (Posts: 1971; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


All Russell Brand needed to do was drop the iphone from less than waist height and that iphone would have shattered and turned off!

posted on 16 Mar 2012, 08:08 6

4. spiderpig2894 (Posts: 444; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)


paparazzis. i always hate them. ruining the lives of celebrities. tsk!
that iPhone deserved to be thrown away. hahaha

posted on 16 Mar 2012, 08:12 6

5. vijay0715 (Posts: 10; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)


iPhone "I" = Insane, Idiotic..

posted on 16 Mar 2012, 08:44 2

6. pongkie (Posts: 505; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


if they wanted to feel special they should get a windows phone that would make them unique, orrrr bada

posted on 16 Mar 2012, 08:55 3

7. thebikerboi2 (Posts: 144; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)


“Since Steve Jobs died I cannot bear to see anyone use an iPhone irreverently, what I did was a tribute to his memory.”

WTF iPhone's are not cult relics or religous artifacts they are mobile phones for goodness sake your allowed to do what ever you want wheb ever you want with it. But then again these celebs have probably been brainwashed into this line of thinking. After years of the iPhone.

posted on 16 Mar 2012, 14:08 7

11. iHateCrapple (Posts: 734; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)


Somebody missed the joke...

posted on 16 Mar 2012, 09:25 4

8. tedkord (Posts: 5261; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Yeah, pretty sure he was trying to be funny. I say trying because Russell the love muscle has never once been intentionally funny.

posted on 16 Mar 2012, 11:53 7

9. anarkie (Posts: 48; Member since: 28 Jan 2009)


He was trying to change the iPhone into a Windows Phone.

that said... Why only $240 for property damage? I'm sure the window cost at least $240, but he doesn't have to reimburse the owner of the phone?

posted on 17 Mar 2012, 17:52

13. squeeb (Posts: 99; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


Russel who? lol.

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