Monday, April 30, 2007
Hugh's Hill Of Beans
Actor Hugh Grant and last week's infamous beans toss
Having been there on many occasions, I can attest to the fact that the British do enjoy a healthy portion of baked beans on just about anything, and now, it even includes the paparazzi as well. This also came last Friday, when actor Hugh Grant was arrested for hurtling a plastic container of beans at a photographer, who was lurking around just outside his Notting Hill home in London.
The actor, according to British press reports, allegedly kicked a photographer three times as the pesky lensman attempted to photograph him. The photographer alleges Grant then picked up a large container of baked beans and threw them at the photographer, leaving him "bruised" and "battered" and slathered in the sticky mess.
He also claims that Grant asked him whether he had kids, and when he answered yes, Grant said, "I hope they die..." (I've obviously left out a disturbing portion of that statement, even though Grant strongly denies he ever said it.)
Police never confirmed that it was Grant who had been arrested, but did say that a 46-year-old man had been arrested and made bail, and that he would be returning to a police station next month. Charges against Grant are pending.
Beans. They're not just for the toast on an English Breakfast plate anymore, apparently.