Russel Brand throws paparazzi's iPhone out the window: "a tribute" to Steve Jobs
posted by Victor H. / Mar 16, 2012, 5:23 AM
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.
“Since Steve Jobs died I cannot bear to see anyone use an iPhone irreverently, what I did was a tribute to his memory.”Interestingly, Brand defended himself with a typically ironic tweet:
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?
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If he threw away one of those insanely expensive S40 phones that would be neat :p
posted on Mar 16, 2012, 6:08 AM 0
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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 Mar 16, 2012, 7:04 AM 8
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“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 Mar 16, 2012, 8:55 AM 3
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