Manager Denies Russell Crowe British Pub Ban - CBS News 8 - San Diego, CA News Station - KFMB Channel 8

Manager Denies Russell Crowe British Pub Ban

Posted: Updated:
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Russell Crowe's manager denied Monday a newspaper report that the Oscar-winning Australian actor had been banned from a British pub near the set of his new film, "Robin Hood."

Britain's Sunday Express newspaper reported that a spirited argument over licensing laws apparently ended with the 45-year-old actor being banned from The Brickmakers in Windlesham, Surrey.

Crowe's manager Grant Vandenberg said the newspaper story was untrue.

"The only truth to the whole thing is that he has been" to the pub, Vandenberg told Nine Network television in Australia.

"He has been there four or five times with his kids. There is a playground in the back," Vandenberg added.

An unnamed duty manager at the pub told the paper: "I'm not exactly sure what he's supposed to have done, but there was apparently trouble and he's been asked not to return."

"It's not the only place he's been barred from. There are at least two others I know of" in the area, the manager added.

An unnamed local resident told the newspaper that Crowe offered money to be allowed to keep drinking at The Brickmakers after closing time.

"Eventually he left, but not before smashing a plate," the resident said.

Crowe, who won a best actor Oscar in 2001 for his starring role in "Gladiator," has two sons, ages 3 and 5.

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.

  • Entertainment NewsEntertainment NewsMore>>

  • Smartphone makers bet on foldable screens as next big thing

    Smartphone makers bet on foldable screens as next big thing

    Wednesday, November 7 2018 3:18 PM EST2018-11-07 20:18:14 GMT
    Tuesday, November 13 2018 1:14 AM EST2018-11-13 06:14:44 GMT
    (AP Photo/Eric Risberg). Justin Denison, SVP of Mobile Product Development, shows off the Infinity Flex Display of a folding smartphone during the keynote address of the Samsung Developer Conference Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in San Francisco.(AP Photo/Eric Risberg). Justin Denison, SVP of Mobile Product Development, shows off the Infinity Flex Display of a folding smartphone during the keynote address of the Samsung Developer Conference Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in San Francisco.
    Samsung provides glimpse at flexible-screen phone that is expected usher in a wave of similar devices as industry searches for new features to revive slumping market. 
    Samsung provides glimpse at flexible-screen phone that is expected usher in a wave of similar devices as industry searches for new features to revive slumping market. 
  • Stephen Hawking's wheelchair sells for $393,000 at auction

    Stephen Hawking's wheelchair sells for $393,000 at auction

    Thursday, November 8 2018 1:17 PM EST2018-11-08 18:17:15 GMT
    Tuesday, November 13 2018 1:14 AM EST2018-11-13 06:14:21 GMT
    A wheelchair used by Stephen Hawking has sold at auction for almost 300,000 pounds ($393,000), while a copy of the scientist's doctoral thesis fetched almost 585,000 pounds ($767,000). 
    A wheelchair used by Stephen Hawking has sold at auction for almost 300,000 pounds ($393,000), while a copy of the scientist's doctoral thesis fetched almost 585,000 pounds ($767,000). 
  • Bruno Mars to provide Thanksgiving meals for 24K in Hawaii

    Bruno Mars to provide Thanksgiving meals for 24K in Hawaii

    Sunday, November 11 2018 12:38 PM EST2018-11-11 17:38:59 GMT
    Tuesday, November 13 2018 1:10 AM EST2018-11-13 06:10:11 GMT
    (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this May 20, 2018, file photo, Bruno Mars presents the Icon award at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Mars will mark the end of his massive “24K Magic World To...(Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this May 20, 2018, file photo, Bruno Mars presents the Icon award at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Mars will mark the end of his massive “24K Magic World To...
    Bruno Mars will mark the end of his massive "24K Magic World Tour" by providing meals to 24,000 Hawaii residents in need for the Thanksgiving holiday. 
    Bruno Mars will mark the end of his massive "24K Magic World Tour" by providing meals to 24,000 Hawaii residents in need for the Thanksgiving holiday. 
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KFMB-TV. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.