Tidbits: Who Will Protect Robert Pattinson?

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By Ree Hines
|  Tuesday, Aug 4, 2009  |  Updated 12:45 AM PDT
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"Twilight" star Robert Pattinson needs better protection.

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The streets of New York City just aren’t safe for “Twilight’s” leading man, Robert Pattinson. It seems throngs of female fans eager to get a glimpse or maybe even a grab of the man behind the vamp pose a bigger threat than the actor’s bodyguards can handle.

“Enough is enough,” a concerned official from the New York City Police Department told IrishCentral.com. “His security people aren’t up to the task of keeping him safe, and they have no idea how to deal with the crowds this guy attracts.”

According to the NYPD insider, a June incident, in which a taxi struck Pattinson as he attempted to flee a mob of overzealous fans, provided ample evidence of the young star’s problematic security detail.

“That’s amateur hour,” the official said. “We have celebrities a lot bigger than this guy who can come and go in perfect safety because we know how to take the right precautions. We have presidents and kings come and go. This poor kid can’t get in or out of a car without things getting dangerous.”

As for a solution, well, that’s up to Pattinson and “his people.” While the police department has an interest in the safety of everyone in the city, they don’t plan on asking taxpayers to subsidize Pattinson’s protection.

“We’re not providing security,” an NYPD spokesperson explained. “The police department does not provide it for actors. Specific to this issue, we are not currently providing private security for Robert Pattinson.”

Brad Pitt fears he’s outgrown the acting game
Hollywood’s infamous ageism isn’t just for the ladies anymore. At 45-years-old, “Inglourious Basterds” star Brad Pitt fears he’s now outgrown the role of screen idol.

“I think acting is a younger man’s game,” Pitt said in quote published in Female First. “There are fewer interesting parts for older people, and we all get older. But I feel like I’ve done it. I’ve kind of had my time, and that’s quite freeing.”

To prevent that sentiment from seeming too much like a final farewell to film, Pitt admitted, “There are still acting dreams left for me.”

Dish on the fly
When he’s in need of top parenting tips, soccer star David Beckham looks no further than his BFF, Tom Cruise. “The Cruise impact goes deeper than just the superficial … David now makes sure he spends one-on-one time with each of his sons,” a source told Now magazine. “Before, he’d hang out with them all in a group, but Tom said it must be done individually.” While the Beckham boys (Brooklyn, 10, Romeo, 6, and Cruz, 4) appreciate all that solo time, they may not be fans of their Cruise-controlled dad’s other new effort — five-minute time outs. … Actress Halle Berry knows what her future won’t hold. In an interview with the Daily Mail, the twice-divorced star insisted she’ll never wear a wedding ring again. “Gabriel (Aubry) and I have a great partnership and a lovely daughter,” Berry explained. “But I once was stupid enough to say, in a previous relationship, ‘I’m going to be with this person forever,’ and realized, as I grew, that I don’t know if forever is possible. Gabriel and I don’t look at our relationship in terms of forever, we look at it as right here today.” … “The Ugly Truth’s” Gerard Butler is sure he’d be an even bigger hit with the opposite sex, if only he were allowed to act on his impulses. “We’ve taken something as simple as sexual attraction, something that’s in our DNA, that’s basic to society, and turned it into something complicated,” Butler said in a quote posted to ContactMusic. “We’ve made the rules we must abide by that make it difficult to connect with each other. If a woman has great breasts, I’d love to tell her so. But in polite society, you can’t do that. Which is a shame.”

Tabloid Tidbits is compiled by Ree Hines.

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