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For all HIGHlarious as he is most of the time, Russell Brand also seems to know his shiz!
The actor recently took the web to blog his thoughts on the recent, HOriffic looting, fires, and rioting going on all over London, and we think he hits the nail on the head!
We can't even imagine how frightening it must be over there right now!
The current riots currently taking place all over London, which stemmed from protests over the death of Mark Duggan, have reportedly caused the pre-production of Kristen Stewart's new film, Snow White and the Huntsman, to halt until the looting, fires, vandalism stop!
Hulk Hogan shared in a recent radio interview that he wants to body slam UK's rioting youth just like he did Andre the Giant!
Hmm…somehow we think that would make matters worse. LOL!
WWF WWE Champion called in to Richard Bacon's BBC radio show to shed his real American perspective on the riots tearing London apart, saying:
“Y’know, it doesn’t really matter if Hulk Hogan’s over there body slamming all the youth like I did Andre the Giant but, at the end of the day, we need to grab these kids, shake them, and say ‘Stop! Regroup! Just look at yourself in the mirror. Is this what you want the mirror image of your life to be? Is this what you want your destiny to be?”
Who better to shape up those mixed up youngsters rioting in London then Hulk Hogan? Anyone who ever saw Mr. Nanny should know he can handle kids!
Even while enjoying his vacation at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida, the Hulkster went further to say he "will do anything because" he loves his "UK Hulkamaniacs.”
We're sure the British government appreciates your support, Hulk, but we don't think even you can single-handedly solve this crisis. Enjoy Orlando!
Check out the bizarre radio interview above!
All across Greater London, riots have erupted causing looting, fires, and vandalism.
Protests over the death of Mark Duggan, a 29-year-old father of four, last Thursday started out peacefully, but over the past couple of nights, protests turned ugly with 160 people jailed, leaving the city scarred.
Duggan was shot and killed by police with some protesters disputing the validity of the shooting, saying he was "assassinated" execution-style. Very few details surrounding his death have been released.
London mayor Boris Johnson spoke about the riots, saying:
This is insane! No one is safe - not even a national treasure!
Anderson Cooper's stuck in a building. Christiane Amanpour's getting yelled at in the streets. And now, Katie Couric is continually getting ambushed by protesters who don't want her covering the extreme situation in Egypt.
This video (above) is short, but it really puts into perspective just how chaotic it is over there. She can't even get a sentence out before people descend on her from all sides! Scary!
Omg! This is so out of control!
This morning, word spread around that Anderson Cooper and his crew were attacked by a group of Mubarak supporters while trying to cover the riots in Egypt. Thankfully, Anderson is alright and has been able to escape the chaos…for now.
When Anderson contacted sources, he explained just how violent and frightening the situation has become . He said:
"It was chaotic. I've been in riots and melees before, but this is the first time that I've been in a situation that escalated to a level where we really had no control. Many people in the crowd came for a fight and that's what they have."
At the moment, Anderson is being held in a building where he has a view of Cairo's Tahrir Square, the same place he and his crew were roughed up. However, Anderson wouldn't disclose his exact location as he is fearful that Mubarak's extremist supporters might make another attempt to silence him. He told sources:
"Where we are is rather precarious right now. I'm in an area where I can see what's happening in the square. But I honestly don't know when I can leave this building. I have no idea what's going to happen in the next couple of hours…We didn't want to start to run because we didn't want to embolden the crowd. So we just walked determinedly. But we had about a five minute walk to get to the location where we thought we would be safe. And we were surrounded the entire time. Occasionally someone would run up and throw a punch. I pushed back every now and then. But we were advised to just keep walking and not engage. Which was wise advice."
Horrifying! We can imagine how scared he and his crew must be!
According to CNN, there are approximately 35 staffers including eight correspondents in Egypt right now. The network has a security team in place in Cairo that can assist with safe passage in and out of the dangerous areas. Tony Maddox, executive VP of CNN International announced that Anderson does have a security advisor with him and that more will be made available to him soon.
Hopefully, they can get him and everyone else out of there safely. This thing has escalated so quickly that we're truly afraid for our people over there.
Our thoughts are with you and your people, Anderson.
[Image via WENN.]