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3/8/2010 7:02 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

There are reports swirling that Sean Penn had a confrontation last night with "The Hurt Locker" producer Greg Shapiro -- who happens to be the current BF of Sean's estranged ex Robin Wright. We've been making calls and here's what we know ...

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First, reports that Sean was kicked out of the Governors Ball are not true because Sean was never there in the first place -- by his own choice. We've also confirmed Sean was not banned from the ball.

But Sean and Greg were in the same room with each other at one point in the night -- as reported by E!'s Marc Malkin -- and it was all because of Sandra Bullock.

After Sean presented the Best Actress award to Sandra, both presenter and winner are supposed to go to an elevator which takes them near the press room. We're told Sandra lingered around backstage for a little while -- so Sean went to the elevator by himself.

After Sean emerged from the elevator and was waiting around for Sandra, a group of people from "The Hurt Locker" came up in the elevator right after the Best Picture announcement -- Greg Shapiro was in that group.

We're told Sean was nearby when Greg got off the elevator -- but we spoke to several people who say there was no fight. One insider tells us, "I didn't see it happen ... something could've happened, but if it did, it was minor and only lasted a second."

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kb    

sounds like a whole lotta nothing. i cant stand sean penn though. and ive been in that elevator! :).

1585 days ago
17.

Scott    

I thought Penn was in Haiti saving lives. Was probably only there for brief camera-time anyway.

1585 days ago
18.

kidneydonor    

What intern wrote this as this lead in?

.... There are reports swirling that...

If harvey insists - with a straight face - on repeatedly yet falsely claiming

"this (tmz) is a functioning professional newsroom"

then where,
in this story of an fictitious, non-existant incident
is evidence of supervisory oversight by even a
marginally competent managing editor
or assistant editor
or copy editor.
In a legitimate newsroom,if an individual is tasked with the conventional responsibilities of an editor, then there is NO WAY that the quoted phrase (and indeed, the entire premise of this story) would have been given run approval.

Except at tmz - an editor would have caught this craven, clumsy worded 'blind'

Somebody let their ego get ahead of their judgment and common decency.


Where, in the J school that one or several of you tmz-sezes might have a degree from, were you folks taught that using incompletely sourced comments published BEFORE you guys have completed even minimally proficient (high school level) vetting or on-the-record witness attribution (possibly originating from a questionable, if not, self-interested person(s)) is a story of this type not an open invitation for a defamation, false light, libel suit?

DO EXPLAIN HARVEY, HOW IS AN INACCURATE BLIND ITEM THAT CAPITALIZES ON THE REPUTATION OF A CONTROVERSIAL ICONOCLAST BY EXPLOITING THE FACT HE LIVES HIS LIFE IN A MANNER THAT MAKES HIM A LIGHTENING ROD OF APPROBATION AND CRITICISM, A PROFESSIONAL NEWSROOM WORK PRODUCT?

BEFORE YOU COWARDLY REMOVE THE ARTICLE, TMZ OWES SEAN PENN A RED BANNER RETRACTION AND MEA CILPA APOLOGY, PLUS, DONATION OF $10,000 TO THE JENKINS-PENN HAITI RELIEF FUND.


Is tmz looking for a YET ANOTHER defamation and slander suit? Cover tour a$$ - fire the kid that wrote this.


Now cue ...
the predictable 80+ comments from tmz's loyal retinue of
redneck
digital porno tweakers
to twaddle
their GED-challenged, ungrammatical
tangential
ad hominine
regurgitations.




1585 days ago
19.

iwanttoholdyourbigtits    

Hahahahaaa............Sean "I'm gonna kick the worlds ass" Penn....and now this douche bag KindneyDonor.....you are just his bitch arent you??

Whats Sean gonna do now after this??? Bail out Chile with his salary after the earthquake there?? Stand-by viewers.....photos of SP passing out dollar bills in Chile to come soon!! Haaahahahaa!!!

And you forgot "toothless" donor....you dumb-f*ç&!!!

1585 days ago
20.

nico    

@ #2 wil well said.. sean penn is a douche extroidinaire and i wouldnt mind knockin the bottom out of jen nay,, with protection of course i dont want any penn, madonna skeebies

1585 days ago
21.

Chris    

The more I read about Sean Penn, the more I think he is a cheap piece of white trash. He has no class and seems to think he is above the normal rules of society. Grow up and learn to control yourself, Sean. You're making a fool of yourself.

1585 days ago
22.

MyThoughts    

Glad to see she has moved on from that wimpy moron.

1585 days ago
23.

dirty diana    

what's he care what she does and with who, he was just seen out with madonna again. i bet the only thing he's good at is in the sack.

1585 days ago
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iwanttoholdyourbigtits    

And with the general population siding with me and NOT with Kidneydonor, I find it ironic how he Kidneydonor finds the need to blog on TMZ when the huddled masses who come, according to Kidneydouchebag, here are such degenerates.

Go take your soapbox somewhere else and plead your case to people who care about Sean Penn. Because its obvious through his actions, Mr. Temper-tantrum still doesnt have it under control. And neither do you.

1585 days ago
25.

Bart    

Sean Penn is such a communist. He is that way because they threw his dad out of Hollywood back in the 50s for being a communist. He ran off down there with Hugo Chhavez and bad mouthed the United States. Well Mr. Penn, I don't know if you know this or not, but the biggest majority of the people in the USA are Patriots. You keep bad mouthing the US and see what happens to you. The same people that you want to silence are the same ones that pay you. Careful what you wish for you short, dumpy moron.

"First Amendment be damned . . . If Oscar-winning actor Sean Penn had his way, any journalist who called Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez a dictator would quickly find himself behind bars.

Penn, appearing on HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher" on Friday, defended Chavez during a segment in which he detailed his work with the JP Haitian Relief Organization, which he co-founded.

"Every day, this elected leader is called a dictator here, and we just accept it, and accept it" said Penn, winner of two Best Actor Academy Awards. "And this is mainstream media, who should -- truly, there should be a bar by which one goes to prison for these kinds of lies." It was just the beginning of a busy weekend for Penn. When asked on CBS' "Sunday Morning" about those who question his motives for his humanitarian work in Haiti, he said:

"Do I hope that those people die screaming of rectal cancer? Yeah. You know, but I'm not going to spend a lot of energy on it." So, FU-K YOU Sean Penn, I hope you remain the same, cause that has got to hurt you more than anything I can think of...Ha, you communist pig.
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1585 days ago
26.

Bart    

Sean Penn is a great man of men and will be greatly rewarded in Heaven by Allah for his brave work against the American infidels. More Americans should listen to his prophecy and teachings and rise against the Great Satan.

1585 days ago
27.

michelle    

I'm not a smart man, but I know what love is.

1585 days ago
28.

Bart    

You Sean, you can say anything you want and I will defend that right for you to say it, I may whip your ass for saying it, but you can say it.

1585 days ago
29.

NickSunset    

Taking second fiddle to E News Network. Man I cannot stop laughing at you guys.

Time to fire some of those Fat Producers you have at TMZ cause they ain't doing their jobs.

1585 days ago
30.

Mariah    

Sean Penn and Naomi Campbell should get together...

1585 days ago
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