Diane Pucin of the LOS ANGELES TIMES has the delightful news that 50 Cent’s entourage roughed up Marv Albert as the broadcaster waited to guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night.
As Albert arrived, with an entourage of one, TNT public relations specialist Jeff Pomeroy, there was a sudden scuffle when a multitude of 50 Cent protectors seemed unfamiliar with Albert. There was shouting (”It’s Marv Albert,” yelled a Kimmel show guard, a pronouncement that seemed to have no effect on the 50 Cent phalanx.) There were obscenities. A fist or two flying. A “Don’t you put your hands on me” pronouncement.
And finally Albert made it to his waiting room, relatively unruffled but slightly puzzled. “Did you see that?” Albert said. “I thought they were kidding, but then I realized they weren’t.”
Ironic, when you consider Marv and Fitty have so much in common.
Albert and Mr. Cent have both been known to have unorthodox relationships with women, but in the case of Albert, things have been known to sometimes breach the letter of the law.
The great irony in this situation is I would be infinitely more comfortable spending 30 minutes in Kimmel’s green room with 50 Cent’s entourage than a phalanx-free Albert.
I would be interested though to see the space age-technology, developed by Boeing engineers in the ’50s, that goes into the installation of Albert’s doll hair before air.