Cuba Gooding Jr. Wanted for Arrest After Alleged New Orleans Bar Battery

The "Jerry Maguire" star and Oscar winner is accused of shoving a bartender

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    Cuba Gooding Jr. is wanted for his alleged involvement in an altercation at a bar in New Orleans, in which he is accused of shoving a bartender.

    Too bad Jerry Maguire's not around, because Cuba Gooding Jr. could probably use an ambassador of Quan right about now.

    The Oscar winner is on the receiving end of an arrest warrant from New Orleans police for allegedly pushing a bartender twice in a French Quarter watering hole early Tuesday morning, E! News has learned.

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    Per the New Orleans Police Department, the incident took place at Old Absinthe House on Bourbon Street at about 3 a.m. and involved a female bartender. Gooding entered the bar with a group of friends, and after a few minutes, other patrons recognized him and asked him to take photos with them, at which point he became aggravated, police say.

    The bartender approached him and asked him to calm down and that's when the 44-year-old thesp allegedly shoved her. As one of her coworkers called 911, Gooding and pals decided to leave--but not before allegedly pushing the bartender again on his way out.

    Gooding, who's in the Crescent City working on the period movie The Butler costarring Oprah Winfrey and Lenny Kravitz, is now wanted for municipal battery.

    A rep for the actor could not be reached for comment.

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