Entries in Russell Crowe (6)


Russell Crowe Leads Photographers on Wild Bike Chase Through NYC

Chris Jackson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Russell Crowe recently gave several members of the paparazzi a runaround that would wear out most folks. 

A paparazzo working for the Daily News says he and several other photographers followed Crowe on bicycles for more than seven miles through the streets of New York City as the actor pedaled from his Manhattan hotel to a movie set in Brooklyn.

J.B. Nicholas says he jumped on his bike and proceeded to pursue Crowe through lower Manhattan and eventually over a bridge to Brooklyn.

"I and five other two-wheeling cameramen followed, but most gave up from exhaustion," Nicholas recalls, adding, "There were two of us left and Crowe's bodyguard was trying to block us."

Nicholas says when the chase ended at the movie set where Crowe is filming on location, the actor proclaimed, "You missed the best shot.  I just gave you the finger!”

Crowe later took to Twitter to comment on the incident, saying, "11.6km bike ride to work, meditative peace of the morning ritual decimated by paparazzi...on bicycles...Only in NY folks."

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Russell Crowe and Wife Danielle Spencer Splitting Up

Chris Jackson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Oscar-winning actor Russell Crowe and his wife of nine years, Danielle Spencer, have split, The Sydney Morning Herald reports.

The separation of Crowe and Spencer is said to be amicable, and the two are reportedly committed to protecting their two sons -- Charles and Tennyson, ages eight and six -- during the ordeal. Crowe has had one of the busiest periods of his filming career this year, with seven films set to come out in the next year, according to the Herald.

The couple first met 22 years ago on the set of the film The Crossing.

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Russell Crowe Gets Lift From US Coast Guard

Chris Jackson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Russell Crowe, the Oscar-winner famous for his tough-guy roles, got a little help from the U.S. Coast Guard this weekend while kayaking in the waters off New York’s Long Island.

Around 10 p.m. Saturday, Coast Guard officers, who were patrolling the area, heard the 48-year-old Australian actor call out to them from the shore. Crowe and his friend paddled out to the officers and were taken on board their boat.

Crowe tweeted a message of thanks to the U.S. Coast Guard Sunday morning at 1:30 a.m.

“Thanks to Seth and the boys from the US Coast Guard for guiding the way…4 hrs 30 mins, 7m(11.2km),” he wrote.

The actor is currently in Long Island filming Noah.

The movie, which is based on the biblical story, is slated for a 2014 release.

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Anne Hathaway Cast for 'Les Miserables' Movie

Jim Spellman/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- It was previously rumored, but Anne Hathaway has now officially been cast in a movie adaptation of the musical Les Miserables, according to The Hollywood Reporter. She'll play Fantine.

Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe will also star in the film, which will be helmed by The King's Speech director Tom Hooper.

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Russell Crowe Tweeting His Workout Routine

Fotonoticias/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Russell Crowe is getting into shape and he's letting the world know how he's doing it.

The Oscar winner has been tweeting his daily exercise routine.  On June 18, he started things off with a bike ride.

"First ride in quite some time. Sore legs, sore a**, be worse tomorrow and the next day," Crowe tweeted.

The 47-year-old explained to a fan, "If i stop exercising my body tries 2 return 2 its heaviest weight."

During his 105-day training period, Crowe has been "taking in roughly 2400 cal/ 2600 cal incl all beverages."  He said he's also been taking supplements including "multi-vitamins, selenium, glucosamine, endo-trim and fish oil."

Crowe summed up his workout as, "1 hr 25 min walk 30 mins body movement/weighted objects."

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Russell Crowe Apologizes for Twitter Rant Against "Barbaric" Circumcision

Fotonoticias/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Celebrity Twitter rants are as old as the microblogging service itself, but Oscar winner Russell Crowe kicked off an unlikely feud Friday -- with the supporters and practitioners of circumcision. After calling the practice "barbaric," Crowe, a father of two sons, soon began fielding a furious response of tweets both supporting and opposing his position.

The always-outspoken Crowe kicked the hornet's nest first by tweeting "...if u feel it is yr right 2 cut things off yr babies please unfollow and f**k off, I'll take attentive parenting over barbarism," giving little regard to the religious and scientific support of the practice. "[I have] many Jewish friends," Crowe tweeted. "I love my Jewish friends, I love the apples and the honey and the funny little hats, but stop cutting yr babies," he posted to actor/director Eli Roth, with whom Crowe worked on The Man with the Iron Fists.

Later on, as "lazy journalists" -- as he called them -- got wind of the comments, Crowe softened, saying he couldn't "apologize for [his] heartfelt beliefs." But he soon did just that, stating that his comments shouldn't be taken as a criticism of Jews or any other group that practices circumcision for religious reasons. "I have a deep and abiding love for people of all faiths," Crowe backpedaled, before tweeting two separate mea culpas. "I am very sorry I have said things on here that have caused distress," he posted, following it with, "My personal beliefs aside, I realize that some will interpret this debate as me mocking the rituals and traditions of others. I am very sorry."

At least one of Crowe's Jewish friends didn't take the comments too harshly. Roth, who starred in Inglorious Basterds and is currently editing Crowe's Iron Fists, snarkily responded to Crowe's "cutting yr babies" comment by tweeting back "You didn't seem to be complaining when I was re-cutting you this afternoon."

To try to put out the fire for those not on Twitter, Crowe issued an official statement through his publicists Friday afternoon. "I am deeply sorry for the insensitive comments I made on twitter this morning," the press release said. "Like everyone, I have my own strong opinions, but in attempting to state and argue them through humor, I insulted the traditions and beliefs of others.  That was not my intention, but it is my fault.  I have a deep and abiding love for all people and all cultures, and I am deeply sorry for any distress I have caused by my insensitive remarks."

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