DiCaprio cheered as Bloom punched Bieber: reports
TORONTO — Leonardo DiCaprio and Lindsay Lohan were among those in an Ibiza restaurant who cheered when actor Orlando Bloom took a swing at pop star Justin Bieber, according to reports.
“Lindsay was laughing. The whole table [Bloom] and DiCaprio were [at] were clapping,” eyewitness Anastasia Skolkova told UK newspaper The Mirror. “Afterwards, I don’t know if people were congratulating Orlando or trying to calm him down.”
(On The Tonight Show on Wednesday, Jimmy Fallon quipped: “Orlando’s hand was pretty sore today. You know, from all the high-fives he got.”)
Skolkova said Bieber, 20, provoked Bloom, 37, at Cirpriani’s restaurant.
She said Bloom was having dinner with DiCaprio and friends when Bieber wandered over and said something.
“Orlando got very, very angry,” recalled Skolkova.
Earlier reports of the incident suggested Bieber taunted Bloom with a comment about his ex wife, model Miranda Kerr. The New York Post reported Bieber said: “She was good.”
Skolkova said after Bieber got a few metres away, Bloom got up, jumped over a sofa and took a swing at the Canadian pop star.
“Then the security came and tried to separate them,” she told The Mirror, which posted Skolkova’s video of the incident.
Skolkova claimed Bieber didn’t look well when he arrived at the star-packed eatery. “I think he was completely drunk,” she said. “[His] face was white with black spots under his eyes. It was like he was sick.”
She said the singer was asked to leave the restaurant. Bieber reportedly took a parting shot, telling Bloom: “Say ‘hi’ to her.”
TMZ, however, offered a completely different version of events. The gossip site reported the fight started when Bieber extended his hand to Bloom, who refused. The singer asked “What’s your problem?” and started to walk away.
Reps for Bloom and Bieber have not commented on the altercation.
Bloom and Kerr, who have a son together, separated in early 2013 after three years of marriage.
The New York Post quoted a friend of the actor suggesting Bloom “never looked at her the same” after Bieber was photographed with Kerr at a Victoria’s Secret fashion show in 2012.
In April, Bloom was photographed having a cigarette with Bieber’s on-again, off-again girlfriend Selena Gomez.
Bieber was photographed Wednesday on a yacht with Australian model Shanina Shaik, who split from Tyson Beckford last year.
On social media, celebrities weighed in.
Pretty miserable and depressed, a little bit about Israel/Gaza but more about Bieber/Bloom.
— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) July 31, 2014
Orlando Bloom was in LOTR, married Miranda Kerr AND punched Justin Bieber? By my count his monkey paw only has 2 fingers left.
— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) July 31, 2014
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) July 30, 2014
Orlando Bloom didn’t try to punch Bieber. It looks like he tried to flick him in the head. That’s way, WAY better.
— Stephen Amell (@amellywood) July 30, 2014
This Justin Bieber/Orlando Bloom thing is the first time I’ve been interested in a featherweight match.
— Joshua Malina (@JoshMalina) July 30, 2014
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