Thursday, October 26, 2006

Mars Attacks

It seems that Jared Leto was in a particularly pissy mood last night at the 2006 MTVU Woodie Awards in New York City. Not only did he go apeshit on music blogger Scott Stereogum for having the audacity to ask him a simple question (ie. why he hates blogs) but, according to Pink reader Timothy, Mr. Leto also unleashed his aggression on the very harmless Elijah Wood ... here's what went down according to my boy Timothy:

Last night I went to the MTV U Woodie Awards and luckily I scored a spot in one of the "common folk" pens right near the celebrity tables. So the entire night I am ten feet from Elijah Wood ... also in attendance was Jared Leto with his band 30 Seconds to Mars. The show went as expected -- bands played, bands I never heard of won awards etc. As the show was winding down and TV On The Radio was performing Jared Leto was working the tables, saying Hey. He then comes over to Elijah's table. I'm like "Oh my god, they are totes gonna make out." Jared puts his arm on the hobbit's back and starts whispering stuff in his ear and and occasionally pulling back to look him in the face. Jared then walks away and Elijah turns to his date for the evening friends and says something. Well something about this must have pissed Jared off because he comes running back to the table, grabs Elijah by the neck and starts screaming at him. All I could catch was Jared calling him a "fucking asshole". He then shoves Elijah and storms off. Bodygaurds come up and Elijah assures everyone he's fine. But MAD drama. WTF? It sounds like Jared Leto needs to find himself an anger management course along with Naomi Campbell. I'm not sure where all this aggro-bullshit is coming from ... maybe Jared is pissed off that Elijah spent so much time with his Samwise in the shire ... and then blogged about it? [Source]

UPDATE: Pink reader Eugene was also at the MTVU show last night and managed to snap a photo of Jared Leto with his hand on Elijah Wood's neck:

Here's what Eugene saw and photographed: Jared Leto comes over and starts whispering stuff into Elijah's ear. He pulled away and I heard him say something along the lines of "you said things about my brother and my band." He walked away but looked like he was ready to rumble. He goes on to add: Also, Lady Sovereign got kicked out cause she was ridiculously wasted. LOL! See ... ain't celebs fun?! [thanks Eugene]