Sean Penn was reportedly kicked out of the Governor’s Ball Oscars after-party Sunday night after punching “Hurt Locker” producer Greg Shapiro. Nine MSN says
Shapiro is dating Penn’s on-again/off-again ex-[wife] Robin Wright.
But despite reports of a scuffle between the pair, Penn’s reps deny he was even at the party.
[But] we have to admit [Penn] was looking pretty out of it when he announced the Best Picture award at the end of the ceremony.
And further corroborating the story, TMZ adds
Sean and Greg were in the same room with each other at one point in the night.
After Sean presented the Best Actress award to Sandra Bullock, both presenter and winner are supposed to go to an elevator which takes them near the press room. Sandra lingered around backstage for a little while — so Sean went to the elevator by himself.
After Sean emerged from the elevator and was waiting around for Sandra, a group of people from “The Hurt Locker” came up in the elevator right after the Best Picture announcement — Greg Shapiro was in that group.
We’re told Sean was nearby when Greg got off the elevator.
It’s funny how that whole bad boy persona doesn’t work when you’re pushing sixty and have a paunch and gray hair. What might have been viewed as scandalously sexy before just comes across as pitiful and pathetic now, like having a tribal armband tattoo or riding around on a Vespa. The only thing “hard” about Sean Penn now are probably his arteries.
Leaving CNN after a Larry King interview last month:
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