The first thing that hit us (pun unintended) about this story is that you don’t mess with The Hunger Games‘ Gale. TMZ just posted this video that’s kind of shocking to us. It’s a shaky clip, but it’s of Liam Hemsworth beating up a guy on a street in Philadelphia early Sunday morning as the actor left a bar there. Sources on the scene told the site that Liam thought the guy who got smacked down — his name is Rob, as revealed in another video — had thrown a rock at him and his pal. When Liam confronted Rob, things got heavy. This is by no means an equal fight because the dude is getting totally slammed by Liam. We wish we could get a closer look, but whoever took the video is moving around too much. It ends when cop sirens start blaring. The second video also shows how drunk this guy Rob is, and he really doesn’t get that he got his butt handed to him by Liam. Since there are no updates from Liam’s people just yet, we’re going to wait for more details. Was Liam provoked? Or was this just a drunken brawl that shouldn’t have gone down?
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It’s a sad truth that most families fight over thanksgiving, but it’s been rare that someone has left the table with a black eye. We guess Halle Berry’s family is more hardcore than ours, because her baby-daddy Gabriel Aubry had an epic Thanksgiving throwdown with her fiance Olivier Martinez! It all started when Aubrey swung by Berry’s house to drop off four-year-old daughter Nahla Ariela for the holiday.
According to witnesses, things went south when Martinez confronted Aubrey when he wouldn’t leave the driveway, and told Halle’s ex that “We have to move on.” The pair apparently exchanged insults in French and soon Aubry started swinging. “He shoved Olivier, then punched him,” a friend who was present told Us Weekly. “Olivier just defended himself.” After a violent shuffle, Martinez wrestled him to the ground and restrained him until police arrive and placed Aubrey under arrest for misdemeanor battery. He posted the $20,000 bond later that evening and was released following a trip to the ER. He is due back in court on December 13th.
E tu, Sam Worthington? Best known for the luxurious mullet he sported in Wrath of the Titans and the luxurious robot innards he sported in Terminator Salvation (Spoiler alert! It came out in 2009!), Sam Worthington seemed like any other mild-manned Jeremy Renner clone working in Hollywood. Until today. More specifically, until we heard about him being pepper sprayed and arrested outside an Atlanta restaurant this past Saturday. Uh…huh. In a story as confusing as that time Matthew Fox allegedly punched a female bus driver, Avatar star Worthington was allegedly making his way into Atlanta eatery Vortex when he was stopped by restaurant staff for not having an I.D. An allegedly intoxicated Worthington became “disorderly” with the doorman, which of course ended with him handcuffed and pepper-sprayed. Not by the police, of course, but by security. Uh…huh.
Apparently the Man on a Ledge star is in Georgia shooting the action film Ten along side Arnold Schwarzenegger, which at least explains the goatee in his mugshot. Everything else, though…we just don’t know. According to TMZ, Worthington has already had the disorderly conduct charges against him dismissed because “the complaining witness was a no-show in court.” This whole story makes us incredibly uneasy. Not Mel-Gibson-calls-a-cop-”sugar t—” uneasy, but in the same ballpark.
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Everyone knew this one was coming. Ever since it was confirmed that Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey were going to be on the judges’ panel for American Idol, it was just a matter of time before weaves started flying. Two divas do not a simpatico situation make. There were beef rumors between the two right from the beginning, so we’ll say this bust-up between them has arrived right on schedule. Only, we’ve got drama that is beyond! Yesterday, auditions were being taped in North Carolina and what started off as a difference of opinion over a contestant between Minaj and Carey quickly blew up, and TMZ got the video of the major fight that ensued, which you can see above. Nicki basically lost it and not only told the producers, “I told them, I’m not f—ing putting up with Her F—ing Highness over there” but then proceeded very ominously to threaten to “knock” Miss Mariah out, as sources report. Poor Keith Urban and Randy Jackson, who tried to chime in with “settle down, settle down” look like they went to get the hell out. We wish we could hear what Mariah’s saying in the video, but she isn’t screaming and cussing like Nicki is. She looks quite, erm, exasperated. That’s the polite term, right? Nicki even says, “I’m not gonna sit here every f—ing minute to have you come down and harass me every minute every day.” Geez. Auditions were shut down for the day so the two could get some space. But what’s going to happen when they have to get back in their chairs? It’s not going to pretty this season, at all. And you thought Paula and Simon were bad!
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Of course it was the women folk who caused the Chris Brown/Drake fight! It’s always the ladies that start smashing bottle over obscene notes written about Rihanna. “Chris and Drake, them two was there, but it’s other people that be around that take s— to the next level,” Meek Mill told XXLMag about the now notorious nightclub brawl. “Things just happen in the club. I seen girls in there throwing bottles, all types of s—. All types of people. I never seen Chris Brown or Drake throw a bottle and I was there.” Interestingly, Mill’s claim seems to contradict Breezy’s lawyer Mark Geragos, who claimed last Friday, “I turned over evidence that clearly demonstrates that it is Drake who instigated all of this. I think it’s clear that the cops view Chris, (bodyguard) Pat and (girlfriend) Karrueche as victims.” So are we to believe that Drake has some sort of army of bottle-hurling lady fighters he can dispatch at will? We’ll believe that right now if we have to! Knowing Drake, that is more than plausible.
Meanwhile, the club that hosted the brawl has been shut down. In an article by the New York Observer, (entailed “What Rihanna Hath Wrought,” because of course. That woman must have caused all this trouble despite the fact she wasn’t even there), NYPD spokesperson Paul J. Browne is quoted as saying that Club W.i.P. is currently “closed as a result of several violations in a stipulation agreement that was made by the owners and the N.Y.P.D.” So did that stipulated agreement say that at no time will a militia of bottle-throwing girl warriors be deployed into the V.I.P. section? If not…something to think about for next time, everybody.
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We’ve already seen photos of collateral damage stemming from the Chris Brown/Drake nightclub brawl earlier this week, but once you hurt Tony Parker‘s ocular cavity? That, our friends, is a bridge too fair. “I was there with a bunch of friends when a fight broke out. They started to throw bottles about. I got it all,” the NBA star admitted today about receiving eye damage during the feud at Club W.I.P. “The cornea has been touched. I can’t do anything for seven days. But I was lucky. The injury won’t prevent me from competing in the Olympics in any way.” Frankly, Breezy and Drake can stand face-to-face smashing bottles over each other’s heads Three Stooges-style for all we care, but if they screw up America’s chances for a gold medal, so help us god…Wait a minute, isn’t Tony playing for the French team? Was this all some kind of genius conspiracy?
Speaking of conspiracies, we love the rumor circulating about the note Chris Brown allegedly tried to send over to Drake with a $2,000 bottle of Ace of Spades champagne, the note that started it all which supposedly read, “I’m still f— Rihanna.” According to Brown’s lawyer Mark Geragos today, however, “I turned over evidence that clearly demonstrates that it is Drake who instigated all of this. I think it’s clear that the cops view Chris, (bodyguard) Pat and (girlfriend) Karrueche as victims.” Breezy was supposedly sent that note with his lady in the club? Lord have mercy. Then there’s the fact that the NYPD is investigating whether gunshots might have been fired in the club. “We have several eyewitnesses telling detectives they heard what they believed to be shots fired during the disturbance,” police spokesperson Paul Browne said today. Needless to say, we like this a lot less. Not at all, really. Please don’t let that be true, is what we’re saying.
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This whole Chris Brown-Drake fight drama has really taken over the Internet. So far, it’s been a truce. A brawl broke out at W.i.P., and rumors suggest that Drake flipped off Brown and yelled, “I’m going to whoop that ass!” which started the dramz. Other rumors suggest that the beef was started by rapper Meek Mill, because of his bromance with Drake. Either way, the night ended really nastily with Breezy showing off a really icky cut on his chin, post beatdown. Brown’s bodyguard, Big Pat received some pretty bad injuries and a 24-year-old Aussie tourist, Hollie C ended up having to get 16 stitches on her head after being clocked by a glass bottle. The club was littered with glass in the aftermath as well.
Drake’s spokesperson has already gone on record to say, “Drake did not participate in any wrongdoing of any kind last night at W.i.P. He was on his way out of the club when the altercation began. [Drake] did not engage in any activity which resulted in injury to person or damage to property.” Brown even tweeted an olive branch of sorts, writing, “Me and MeekMill ain’t on that bulls—. Real respect Real….” So, we totally thought a major truce was on the cards and this was going to die down. Not so much, guys. Brown has lawyered up, according to TMZ. His legal eagle Mark Geragos went to the NYPD today and presented “physical evidence” that apparently shows that Drake and Meek Mill were not only part of the melee, but were also responsible for starting it up. Read more…
Drake has denied taking part any and all fisticuffs in last night’s brawl with Chris Brown, but that doesn’t mean the rumors about his involvement are dying down any time soon. “Drake did not participate in any wrongdoing of any kind last night at W.i.P. He was on his way out of the club when the altercation began,” his rep told TMZ. “[Drake] did not engage in any activity which resulted in injury to person or damage to property.” Some rumors suggest it was rapper Meek Mill who stirred up the fight on Drake’s behalf, while other reports claim that Drake most certainly flipped Breezy the bird and shouted “I’m about to go whoop that ass!” minutes before the fight…then didn’t actually throw any punches himself. Now, maybe that’s not wrongdoing in the legal sense, but come on; you don’t have to be Judge Judy to know what was going to happen after that.
Meanwhile, though Breezy might have lucked out with just a gruesome cut on his chin, TMZ has some insane photos of the glass-covered club, as well as Chris Brown bodyguard Big Pat and a bystander with some unsightly scalp injuries. At least on Twitter Breezy seems to be attempting to make peace. For now, anyway. “Me and @MeekMill ain’t on that bulls—. Real respect Real….,” he tweeted this afternoon. We guess these things do happen, though you’d think two good-looking pop stars would know better than to let bottles start flying at their faces. Those faces sell iTunes downloads, you guys!
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It’s not that we want Trey Songz and Rob Kardashian to suffer the agony of red, raw cheeks and a bruise ego. It’s just that no one gets in slap fights anymore! No one! After hitting their peak alongside the dueling craze, slap fighting has really dwindled down to a few middle school-related incidents. Unless you believe MediaTakeout, that is, who report that Songz slapped Kardashian after Rob’s camera crew took over the VIP section in London club Movida. According to the site’s source, having been ousted by the likes of Scott Disick and the key grip, “Trey went over and told them to ‘Get the f— out.’ Rob thought [Trey] was joking so he stood up and tried to talk, that’s when [Trey] slapped him in the face hard.” Hey, it could have been a lot worse! No, literally any other hand configuration would have been worse.
After the singer smacked him, apparently “Rob told everyone ‘Let’s go’ and they all left.” A representative of the club later allegedly claimed, “Trey Songz is the bane of my life. He’s just shown up with his crew, taken over the Kardashian table, and ran Rob and Scott out of the club. He wasn’t even invited.” The bane of your life? Uh oh, Trey. Those sound like dueling words. You now what you have to do! Allegedly! Keep your wrist locked tight and slap from the elbow!
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If it wasn’t mostly bad news, we’d think Chris Brown‘s P.R. people were a team of total geniuses. After getting blasted by Pink, Joe Jonas and model Chrissy Teigen for allegedly lip-syncing at the Billboard Music Awards Sunday, the “Tune The Music Up” singer is currently fielding rumors that he almost started a brawl at Las Vegas club Haze at Aria this weekend. According to the New York Post, Chris allegedly started to get it twisted after buying a group of ladies champagne, only to have them focus their attention on a different table of men. “Brown approached the guys in the group [at the next table] and started getting visibly agitated,” the paper’s source says, claiming that the singer swore and asked them “Are these girls with you or with me?” Oh man, if that turns out to be the hook in his next song, we swear…
After exchanging words, Brown was escorted out of the club, and while we wouldn’t put it past the guy to flip out and start ridiculous beef with a stranger (yelling homophobic slurs, anyone? Good Morning America meltdown, perhaps?), millions of people get peeved without it turning into a full-blown street flight. On the other hand, while Brown’s people said the allegations were “not true,” a representative from the nightclub says the singer was involved in an incident of some sort, adding “Haze has a zero tolerance policy for violence.” Maybe next time the team can switch it up and have Chris get caught planting trees or mentoring kids or something? That would get him kicked out of the club for sure. Almost every place has a strict 18-and-over policy…
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