Saturday, July 12, 2008

Josh Brolin arrested after bar brawl

The Times' John Prime reported that actors Josh Brolin and Jeffrey Wright were part of a fight today at the Stray Cat bar. It happened around 2 a.m. They and others were arrested for interfering with police, a misdemeanor. Get the details here.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Brolin, the method actor... that's hilarious!

Did "W" finish Friday as scheduled, Kent?

Anonymous said...

Brolin looks like he just graduated Marine boot camp.

Anonymous said...

Word is out now. If you're in town working on a movie, don't party at the Stray Cat!

Anonymous said...

Stray Cat, THE place to find trouble in Shreveport

Versha said...

I love how it doesn't say anything about how Josh got pepper spray in his eyes, Jeffrey got tased, and how Eric got that cut on his forehead. Yay journalism.

"W" did finish filming Friday; they did a Vanity Fair photo shoot yesterday (where Josh showed up with red eyes). Poor things.

Anonymous said...

Versha, where you there? Or did you work on this film? Can you say what happened exactly?



--Anthony

Anonymous said...

The Shreveport police chief Henry Whitehorn should be held accountable for setting a standard of making a big issue over a trivial incident. I was there and police brutality and abuse of power was the only crime I saw.
Why can't the Shreveport police deal with real crime instead of petty problems? I know the police have a different attitude about what is allowed in other bars, as more serious offenses happen every weekend at nearby Kokopellis and the police refuse to go by or intervene. Why aren't the police dealing with serious crimes, such as murder, burglary, assault, drug dealing, carjacking, neighborhood violence, etc.? You can't walk the streets in Shreveport without being approached by a gangbanger. Was it really necessary to arrest these actors and give Shreveport a black eye? Were they really a threat to anyone? Is it going to be worth the negative publicty and loss of money through the local economy? I can't wait for a new mayor and police chief! Say goodbye to the film industry, Shreveport just doesn't have the leadership to keep it here.

Anonymous said...

Wasted actors get arrested at bars everywhere in the world. Please do not think they deserve special treatment in the Stray Cat. Ha! I learned my own lesson there and will never return. Shreveport police will not be the town's downfall, rather the lack of better things to do!

Anonymous said...

A comment on Tmz blog.. Thought i would share here... Shreveport is a sewer and the SPD are the turds! Too many rednecks and right wing douchebags here. The cops are retarded bullies with badges who just screwd the whole city. There are people who became well off from oil or casinos and never liked movies coming to town. So they love anything that is bad for the productions.
For example, the jackasses who claim to be from Shreveport and are cheering this fiasco. Will you still be cheering when the movie productions stop coming here after this? Of course you will, because you're too stupid to do something as simple as read a script (rednecks can't read!) and you hate people who can.

Guess you inbred morons would love it better if the movie studios kissed your dirty behinds and gave you envelopes under the table or gave your shiftless relatives jobs in the business where they got paid but didn't have to work. That's the way nearly every other industry here works, but not the movies. Small wonder you hate it.

Posted at 5:38PM on Jul 13th 2008 by JaySmack

shanebevel said...

Ha ha.... two actors get arrested in a city where the bars stay open till 6 a.m. and people are predicting the film industry will pull out? HA! You guys are idiots. At $334 a pop you can pay for a lot of movie star foolishness with the savings from the tax incentive and low costs in Shreveport.

Anonymous said...

breaking news. another movie scheduled for shreveport just announced it will relocate.
lets all thank outgoing mayor cedric glover for appointing henry whitehorn as police chief. shreveport makes national news every few weeks for police brutality and abuse of power.
josh brolin is lucky the police didn't handcuff him behind his back and push him down like they do drunk women.

Anonymous said...

Just because a film announces relocation doesn't mean that it's a direct effect of this event. Films announce weekly they aren't shooting in Shreveport- many announce scouting in Shreveport and film elsewhere- for more reasons than bar fights. Stop jumping to conclusions and being so defensive/offensive. Let the event be and observe the effects (if any) as they happen. I know it doesn't effect the wish to film here of anyone I work with...

Versha said...

Anthony:

I wasn't there (sadly), but I did work as Thandie Newton's stand-in on the film. I'm not sure what I can and can't say - I'm figuring that out right now - but I will say from all accounts the police really just worsened this situation and blew it out of proportion.

Anonymous said...

Shreveport Police have a long reputation for abuse of power.
I'm just speaking the truth.
I can't believe a few unarmed actors got the police in such a frenzy. Perhaps they are not adequately trained how to defuse a situation. It seems they always look for a reason to try to arrest someone, rather than how to avoid criminalizing an innocent citizen. Maybe this is part of the police chief's plan to reward police for the number of arrests they make. The goal of the Shreveport Police Department is to bully everyone so it just looks like they are doing something, because they sure won't deal with the REAL crime in the city. Thats why Shreveport is in the top 10 deadliest cities in America. The mayor and police chief keep saying crime is not a problem in Shreveport. The FBI statistics say otherwise. Anyone standing around a fight scene can be arrested for interfering with an officer. That's a lame charge that leaves the police grasping for an excuse. By the way, the police knew the actors would be at strat cat friday night. They were just trying to make a name for themselves at an actor's expense.

Anonymous said...

I agree totally. Everyone talks about how the shreveport police throw their weight around and only deal with the smallest of crimes. They are too scared to face the real criminals in town, so they overreact to petty crimes to make it look like they are doing their jobs. That's a joke! Maybe we should treat the police how they treat the public. Then they would all quit and get a real job instead of abusing their authority and then covering up for their department. I noticed how Cedric Glover, Chief Whitehorn, and even Arleene Acree won't comment on the Brolin arrest because they all know a lawsuit is coming for police brutality. This will cost the taxpayers more money and possibly a bad reputation that will deter future films in the area.