Aussie Oscar winner Russell Crowe was reported to be "calming down" a little following a radio interview in which a DJ described his Robin Hood accent as sounding "Irish-Australian."
Crowe stormed out of the interview - intended to publicise the new Ridley Scott blockbuster - following the perceived slur on his acting abilities.
As he clambered into a waiting car, Crowe was heard to mutter:
"Top of the morning to you there Blue. Bung another prawn on the barbie Michael you bleeding great blodger and make mine a pint of Liffey water ye feckin eejit, eeh by gum lad, G'day. Irish-Australian accent? I've never known anything as pigging stupid in me life. Arrivederci Roma, strewth, blood and stomach pills. I don't give a 4xxxx."
Radio DJ Clint Postcode said he couldn't understand why the Yorkshire-Australian-American-Italian-Greco-Germanic-New- York-Irishman from Paris was so upset.
"Bit touchy isn't he?" Postcode quipped to listeners.
This isn't the first time that Crowe has lost his temper. In 1989 he reportedly swore at his TV set when it cut off during coverage of a major sporting event.
"He was lucky that time," a source told us. "If he'd climbed up onto the roof to try to fix the satellite dish himself - like Rod Hull out of Rod Hull and Emu, he could have fallen off and killed himself. He's a lucky boy."
More as we get it.