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Samuel L Jackson embarrasses KTLA reporter over mistaken identity


Entertainment journalism 101: Get your celebrities straight. During a Monday interview on LA’s KTLA Morning News, reporter Sam Rubin, who’s been in the business for over 20 years, mistook Robocop star Samuel L. Jackson for Laurence Fishburne by asking him about his Super Bowl ad (dressed as Morpheus, the Matrix star sang in a spot for Kia).

“I’m the ‘What’s in your wallet guy,’” Jackson said, referring to his job with Capital One.

Rubin desperately tried to change the subject, but Jackson was relentless, coming back with jabs like: “There must be a short line outside for your job.”

Off at the mouth

This is way worse more scandalous than the Liz Hurley-Bill Clinton nonscandal last week: In a radio interview with Europe 1, French paparazzo Pascal Rostain says The Washington Post was planning to run a bombshell story that President Obama and Beyonce are/were having an affair. But The Post told Poynter.org Monday that no such article is planned.

No laughing matter

Another day, another DUI charge. Former Saturday Night Live-r Chris Kattan was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after his Mercedes struck a Department of Transportation vehicle on a Southern California freeway. The CHP says the comedian’s car was seen weaving in and out of lanes shortly before 2 a.m. Monday. No injuries were reported.

Family issues

The good news: Doctors are optimistic about Shayne Lamas’ recovery. The bad news: Lorenzo Lamas’ daughter, who “won” The Bachelor season 12, lost her baby at about 16 weeks due to an internal bleeding complication. As of press time, the 28-year-old was in a coma and not breathing on her own. Lamas is married to Nik Richie, founder of TheDirty.com. On Sunday evening, TMZ reports paramedics were rushed to their home.

UK sentencing

A man who threatened the life of Prince Harry has been sentenced to three years in prison. A judge said that 31-year-old Ashraf Islam presented a risk to the public. Islam was arrested after walking into a police station and making threats a day after a British soldier was killed on a London street on May 22.

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