Burt Reynolds, attending the New York premiere of The Longest Yard, a remake of the Robert Aldrich movie he made back in ’74 when his toupee was darker, slapped a CBS assistant producer who hadn’t seen the original. More hissy fit than “happy slapping.” “What kind of guy are you?” the still-feisty 69-year-old actor asked the producer. Really, that was the extent of the incident, but CBS had team coverage and if you go to CBS New York, there’s video but, sadly, we could only get the audio here at WOW.
The producer works for CBS NewsPath, which provides video footage to affiliate stations. No word on how the producer plans to proceed from here.