Grant Flings For His Supper

British star arrested after assaulting a paparazzo—with a tin of baked beans
By J. Kelman,  Newser User
Posted Apr 26, 2007 2:14 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Maybe Hugh Grant just needs a new cook. The actor was arrested in London late Tuesday night after allegedly throwing a tub of baked beans at a persistent paparazzo. Photographer Ian Whittaker claims that he asked Grant to smile for a photo, and the rom-com star kicked him and said he wished his kids would die of cancer.

Whittaker was taken aback at the out-of-control response. "I’m determined to see this through to the end because of what he said," he said. Grant's lawyers denied that he had made the comments,; police confirmed that an arrest had been made but refused to identify the suspect. Grant was released on bail.