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Explosion Rocks Agency to the Stars

1/31/2007 11:49 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Shortly before 3:00 PM on Tuesday, a massive Boom! shook the new Century City headquarters of the ultra-elite Creative Artists Agency, leaving many pondering the fate of George Clooney, Brad Pitt and other superstar clients who often stop by the office.
CAA -- Exclusive Photos
While the blast blew out ceiling tiles of the agency's private kitchen and sent adjacent mailroom clerks scurrying for cover, no one was seriously injured. In fact, it appears no megastars were on the premises at the time.

The source: A gas leak ignition in the building's south-facing ground floor private kitchen. As you can see from our exclusive photo, the drop-ceiling tiles took the worst of it.

Only minor injuries were reported -- "bumps and bruises" according to one Los Angeles firefighter. As I left the building, one mailroom clerk was being sent to the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf to fetch chamomile teas for the entire contingent of shell-shocked mailroom clerks, who were then given the rest of the day off.

The scare comes only a week after its newly-installed phone system began to malfunction, leaving agents' assistants in hysterics as their apoplectic bosses could not be connected with cellular phones, thanks to the new 424 area code.

And we're told some of the agents are seriously burned -- seriously. It appears the architect of the new glass building didn't account for the intense sunlight.
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Ms. Saigon    

Uhhh...the building was occupied because I know someone that works at CAA and they called me right after it happened, and I work across from the building as well in the Twin Towers. All I can say is that CAA doesn't care about it's employee's at least not anyone who works below the agent level. I hope William and Morris takes them out. Somebody needs to show them that you can't just walk all over everyone, carelessly let people start working in the new building before it has even been completed and expect them to come back to work as usual the day after an explosion in the building. Good one Richard Lovett!

2797 days ago
2.

Lite it    

First!!

2819 days ago
3.

ben    

it's only agents.....

2819 days ago
4.

PerezSux    

TMZ youre idiots. The building isn't even occupied yet. Stop trying to make something out of NOTHING, as usual.

2819 days ago
5.

dirty    

So glad I don't work in that pit of Evil anymore.

2819 days ago
6.

We, are not amused.    

Oh...
those damn bean burritos!

2819 days ago
7.

EWWWW    

The building IS occupied now... I know because I work in the twin towers next door, and the parking is atrocious now because of THE NEW CAA WORKERS.

2819 days ago
8.

Quinn    

The building is definitely occupied -- I also work in the Twin Towers, and I saw people coming in and out of the place on my way to and from lunch. Plus, I have to park in the way back of the garage because the CAA bastards took up all our spots.

2819 days ago
9.

chena    

IS THE WORLD TRADE CENTER COLLAPSE COMING TO LA ????? MAYBE

2819 days ago

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