So…is Gene Hackman secretly an immortal? Or possibly a cyborg? TMZ reports that the 81-year-old actor was struck while riding his bike in Florida this afternoon and airlifted to a hospital, where he was reportedly in stable condition…oh, and his rep just announced that “he’s fine.” Defying everything we know about cars, bikes and grandpas, The Royal Tenenbaums star only “suffered bumps and bruises after a woman bumped him from behind in her vehicle.” The Florida Highway Patrol is reportedly investigating the accident. See, if we trip while stepping onto the curb, we’re down for the count, at least until a minimum of one paramedic gives us mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. And yes, we know we should stop doing that, Mother.
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We imagine it’s a scary sight to see Justin Bieber behind the wheel. To be honest, we find ourselves wondering if he can even see over the dashboard. But the thought of Biebs manning a $100,000, five-hundred horsepower muscle car sounds downright terrifying. And as it turns out, it is. God was not smiling on the Canadian messiah yesterday as he crashed his Ferrari into another driver on a street in the San Fernando Valley. But luckily for all concerned it was nothing more than a mere fender bender, and everyone walked away unharmed.
“No one was injured, and there was no damage to either vehicle,” a rep from the LAPD told TMZ. In fact, it was apparently so minor that no one bothered to file a report. Perhaps it was just karma’s way of trying to restore balance to the universe. You’re seventeen years old, Justin. You can either drive a Ferrari or date Selena Gomez…but you can’t do both! That’s too much awesomeness for one teen to handle. Maybe a street machine that can do zero-to-sixty in four seconds isn’t the best first car. Try a Camry or something. We care, Beibs. Be careful out there.
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When you hear about singers getting crazy on their tour bus, it’s usually not followed by the words “as they howled in pain while clutching their broken leg.” People reports that singer Miranda Cosgrove injured her ankle after her tour bus slammed into an overturned tractor trailer outside Vandalia, Illinois this morning. “There were five passengers on the bus, and Miranda suffered a broken ankle,” Cosgrove’s rep said in a statement. “At the time, we are told everyone will be fine.” Or as fine as you can be if you woke up to find yourself hurtling through a tour bus.
The driver of the truck Phillip Carter and bus driver Rodney McClure were among the most injured in the accident, and at least three people had to be taken to a hospital. The crash also forced Cosgrove to cancel her Wichita concert date tomorrow, with all upcoming dates on hold. “Her tour is postponed until further notice,” her rep says. “Miranda thanks everyone for their understanding and support,” and hopes everyone will respect her wishes to travel via plane next time.
Almost as sad as Ryan Dunn’s death is seeing an incredibly distraught Bam Margera talk about his friend in the press. Even sadder is that is the fact that Dunn’s car accident wasn’t his first. In fact, he had a tendency toward reckless driving. “He flipped me in a car eight times at the same exact spot in 1996,” a visibly upset Margera said in an interview with E!. “Thank God I had my seat belt on, because Chris Raab put one on me, but my brother didn’t have one on. He flew 40 feet. Thank God he’s alive. But like, Dunn was always a maniac at driving.”
Despite being hurt by Roger Ebert’s tweets calling out Dunn for his drunk driving, Margera says he feels consoled by everyone who has reached out to him, including acquaintance Brad Pitt. “He has a goddamn Porche, and he drives fast.” Margera says of his late pal, before explaining,”He was my best f–king friend in the world. It’s been five days now and I can’t stop crying man. I just don’t think it should’ve been him.”
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Didn’t Jewel once live in a car? They were once so close and this is how they repay her? Early today Jewel was in a car accident near Stephenville, Texas where she lives with her husband Ty Murray. “Jewel was hit by a fire truck this morning in Texas. The singer was taken to the hospital and current medical tests conducted indicate that she and the baby are doing fine,” Jewel’s rep says in a statement. Oh, it was a truck. Yeah, never can trust those guys either.
The singer’s car was struck by a Harbin Volunteer Fire Department fire truck that was responding to a grass fire. The couple announced Jewel’s pregnancy last month; we’re glad to hear both Jewel and Jewel Jr. are doing well. We’d say you should take a bike, girl, but we’ve seen some shifty ones in our day. Better just to get your walk on.
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Ugh, as if the Scream 4 star hasn’t had a terrible year as it is. News came this evening that David Arquette was in a head-on car accident in West Hollywood. According to TMZ, Arquette’s vehicle veered into on-coming traffic. An eyewitness alleged that the actor swerved to avoid a car that stop short, only to drive into another car in the opposite lane. After lying on the curb, Arquette was rushed to the hospital; a source claimed that the actor was on his way to Burbank to catch a private jet to Las Vegas.
Fortunately E! is now reporting that Arquette’s injuries are not severe. “He is fine and heading to the hospital,” David’s rep reports, despite the state of his demolished car. We seriously hope Arquette is doing well and will be back on his feet soon. No one deserves a car wreck on top of a trip to rehab AND a public meltdown.
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Eva Longoria Parker may be blowing some besos to a bunch of cash soon. She was in a two-car pile-up recently, and Eva and the driver checked out okay. No one was hurt and while an investigation was imminent, it seemed nothing was to come out of it.
Wrong! ‘Cause the other driver, RomanÃ‚Â Gasparyan, has developed a bunch of injuries which his attorney is very interested in pinning onto the desperate housewife. NamelyÃ‚Â back and neck pain, severe headaches, anxietyÃ‚Â and blood pressure problems. To make it even worse, they’re claiming Eva’s eyes were “red and bloodshot.” She also apparently made a sudden turn into the middle lane when she drove right into Gasparyan. Doesn’t look good.
But, much like her character on D.H, Gabrielle Solis, Eva’s fighting back saying it’s all a bunch of bull. Her rep stated, “According to the police report, the other driver was clearly at fault AND admitted to fault at the scene of the accident. LongoriaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s eyes were NOT red and bloodshot.”
To make Eva’s stance crystal clear, she added, “There is absolutely no truth to this claim, and any indications to the contrary are completely false and untrue. Longoria made no sudden turn, did not violate any traffic violations nor did she make any sudden lane changes. The other driver is clearly trying to make a case where there is none…”
On a completely different note, who thinks that Eva’s new Madam Tussauds wax figure is totally weird? We’re just saying…spooky (after the jump…)
New England Patriots star Tom Brady is fine after a car accident in Boston today. Hey, he was fine before the car accident too! Am I right? Ladies? Anyones?
A minivan reportedly ran a red light and collided with Brady’s Audi as he was driving through an intersection in Boston. The passenger of the minivan had to be removed from the automobile using the jaws of life, but injuries are not life threatening. Brady was unharmed and made it to Patriots practice later that morning.
Now that we know everyone’s okay, we have one quick observation to make. After taking a closer look at photos from the wreck, we became concerned because, you guys, Tom Brady – husband to Gisele Bundchen, foxy athlete extraordinaire – has Bieber hair. This is upsetting. At what age does a man become immune to extra-long bangs? We thought 33 would be well past the cutoff, but we’re clearly wrong. Unless…oh we get it now. He just wants to give Troy Polamalu‘s hair a run for its money.