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

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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13 Comments

1. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

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

10. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

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

2. tedkord

Posts: 17365; Member since: Jun 17, 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.

12. cellgeek82

Posts: 518; Member since: Dec 20, 2009

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

3. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 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!

4. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

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

5. vijay0715

Posts: 10; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

iPhone "I" = Insane, Idiotic..

6. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

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

7. thebikerboi2

Posts: 144; Member since: Apr 01, 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.

11. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

Somebody missed the joke...

8. tedkord

Posts: 17365; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

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

9. anarkie

Posts: 48; Member since: Jan 28, 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?

13. squeeb

Posts: 99; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Russel who? lol.

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