Sean Penn‘s 19-year-old son, Hopper, flipped out at a paparazzo (HMMM, I WONDER WHERE HE LEARNED THAT BEHAVIOR) yesterday while accompanying his dad to a doctor’s appointment. Mr. Penn’s son shoved the photographer and then shouted, “F-ck this fool, you’re a f-cking f–got!” and “Shut up, you f-cking n–ger!” This did not please the black photographer. Older Penn was already well into the building when this happened.
TMZ (amazingly, this DIDN’T happen to one of their own photographers), has the rest of the story.
Cops happened to be nearby at the time and heard the commotion. Law enforcement sources tell us, officers asked what happened … but the photog said it was just a verbal argument, and he didn’t want to press charges.
Hopper tells TMZ his side of the story is … “I was accosted by paparazzi and made to feel like an animal – threatened and under attack, but that does not condone my own actions.”
He adds, “I deeply regret my choice of words.”
Then don’t say those words, ever. That way, you never have to regret saying them! What a concept!
When we last heard from Sean Penn, he had just broken up with Scarlett Johansson and was moaning about how lonely he is. He’s managed not to attack anyone and has been doing a lot of hardcore charity work for Haiti. Time to sit down and talk with your son, “dude.”
The video can be seen only on TMZ‘s site here. (At least for now.)
March 27, 2013 at 4:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
There is no shame in saying that we all want to be loved by someone. As I look back over my life in romance, I don’t feel I’ve ever had that.
—Sean Penn on living his life completely devoid of the one thing that he’s always wanted—love. And guys, call me crazy, but I totally see this. Hear me out. You know, I get that probably no one’s ever loved Sean Penn wholly, and I get that it’s probably because he’s just too big-hearted himself, and too giving, and I feel so sorry for him.
I’m sure his never feelings about how he never “ever had that” has absolutely nothing to do with hitting ex-wives over the dome with baseball bats, or perceiving young starlets’ obsessive love as the real thing (?), because love is love and no amount of busted teeth or baseball bats could really dull the knife that cuts the deepest.
December 13, 2012 at 4:30 am by Sarah
From Us Weekly:
It seems Sean Penn is still “Hung Up” on ex-wife Madonna. Standing front-row at her Oct. 11 MDNA show in Los Angeles, the single actor, 52, couldn’t take his eyes off the iconic star, to whom he was married from 1985 to 1989.
“Their chemistry was off the charts,” a fellow concert-goer raved in the Oct. 29 issue of Us Weekly. “Madonna seemed to be performing entirely for Sean. And he was saying things like ‘Amazing!’ and ‘She’s so hot!’”
The pair, whose constant fighting throughout their brief marriage earned them the nickname “the Poison Penns,” met on the set of the music video for the singer’s hit “Material Girl” in 1985 and wed just months later. In 1986, the pop star released her third album, True Blue, which was inspired by and dedicated to her new husband, “the coolest guy in the universe.”
The relationship was far from perfect, though, marred by hot-blooded outbursts and arguments. In 1989, they called it quits and divorced. Penn went on to marry actress Robin Wright, and Madonna wed director Guy Ritchie — but the former loves never could let go of each other completely. In January 2010, they broke bread over a three-hour dinner at Adour Alain Ducasse, sparking rumors of a reconciliation.
“They’ve remained close friends,” a pal told Us. “But they are fire and fire together romantically. She can only be with someone she can control.”
That’s certainly not Penn. And in any case, Madonna already has a boyfriend: Brahim Zaibat, 26, whom she has been dating for the last two years.
“Madonna’s friends wish she’d get back with Sean,” the source said. “He will always be the love of her life.”
Ick. Something about picturing Madonna and Sean Penn together, now, completely grosses me the f-ck out. Like, entirely. And what’s worse is that it’s probably the Madonna part of the Madonna-Sean Penn thing that makes it all the much worse than what it was when it was the Sean Penn-Scarlett Johansson thing.
October 26, 2012 at 2:30 pm by Sarah
“It’s not only celebrities who went for a day. It’s the whole f#$*ing world. It’s all of you. The reason we have Haiti fatigue is because there was never a commitment in the first place. … [This country finally has a chance to reestablish itself and] you see the very tangible success story that Haiti can be.”
So! Sean Penn is talking about how we can better ourselves as human beings and, by virtue, better the world around us.
You know, I like Sean Penn. I admire him for his humanitarian efforts, and any fifty-one year-old man who can lure Scarlett Johansson into his bed is definitely a pretty solid dude in my book. Seriously, though, he’s so right. Whether it’s Haiti or post-Katrina New Orleans or the carnage in Japan after the earthquake and subsequent tsunami … why aren’t we better equipped to be helping these people in need? Why is it that we’re so self-involved—and I’m not even necessarily talking about the people who need their own financial rescue, or relief from personal disaster, I’m talking about celebrities who have the world at their feet, the money in their banks, and the ability to get up and f-cking help. Why is it such a hard thing to follow through with the efforts to begin with? How many celebrities and people of notoriety endorsed the Red Cross and helping disaster victims in the weeks following serious incidents as opposed to how many actually followed the effort through?
I don’t know about you guys, but Sean Penn—despite giving off the creepy-old-guy vibes sometimes—is still pretty high up in my book.
May 19, 2012 at 1:00 pm by Sarah
The official trailer for Ryan’s latest movie, Gangster Squad, is here, the movie in which he’s reunited with his Crazy, Stupid Love co-star Emma Stone*. Check it out:
First, let me say that I will probably never look at Sean Penn again without automatically thinking “Scarlett Johansson sex, Scarlett Johansson sex,” and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. You know how sometimes someone can be marginal-looking, and then they have this hot piece of ass latch onto them for whatever reason, and that hot piece of ass makes them hotter by association? That’s what we’ve got going on here, I think (but then again, I haven’t had my first cup of coffee yet, so I could be mistaken on that one). Second. Why is Ryan Gosling using his weenie voice to talk throughout this film? Is his gangster name supposed to be Tiny or something? Will all of the other gangsters in the squad look bigger than he is through trick photography? Or did they think that Weenie Voice would be a stark contrast to Ryan Gosling With a Tommygun? I don’t know. Third? It actually looks pretty decent. Way better than I thought it would, anyway.
*Now here’s what I really wanted to talk about: wouldn’t Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling together—in real life—be the hotness? Yeah, I know that Ryan’s all strung out on f-cking Eva Mendes and her stupid crapbag sense of fashion and what not, and Emma’s hung up on that true weenie, Andrew “Spiderman Dick” Garfield (which I really, really don’t get, because I’m not into pre-pubescent-looking dudes), but if we could peel Emma and Ryan away from their respective significant others for a few minutes in real life, I bet they could hit it off. I really, really do. And then you’d never hear me make any kind of snide remark whatsoever about the lady in Ryan’s life, because I love Emma Stone and I think that Ryan’s just as worthy of her as she is of him. And then they all lived happily ever after, the end.
May 10, 2012 at 6:30 am by Sarah
You guys, I almost totally forgot! The Entertainment Lawyer who scribes Crazy Days and Nights is finally “naming names,” as is his hallowed New Year’s Day tradition.
Emily hit on some of the year’s best, most salacious scandals, but you guys! THERE IS SO MUCH MORE.