Posted June 13, 2013

Maria Menounos says Jack Nicholson had her ‘booted’ from courtside seats

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Maria Menounos said Kobe Bryant respected her devotion to the Celtics. (Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)

“Extra” host Maria Menounos said Kobe Bryant respects her devotion to the Celtics. (Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)

Maria Menounos, host of “Extra,” told Conan O’Brien that Jack Nicholson had her removed from her courtside seats during the 2010 NBA Finals.

Menounos, an avid Celtics fan, said she was openly rooting for her team at Staples Center during Game 6 when, according to the Los Angeles Times:

“I get booted! These guys come and pull us out of courtside.”

Relocated to the Chairman’s Lounge at Staples Center, she saw Nicholson at halftime — “I see they moved your seat,” laughed Nicholson, according to Menounos.

“I heard later he called [the late Dr.] Jerry Buss and had me removed,” she continued.

Menounos also told of an encounter with Kobe Bryant who showed her respect after noticing her wearing Celtic green at an All-Star Game.

“You know what, I actually really respect you.  You really take up for your team and you’re not scared in our territory to show your love,” Bryant said, according to Menounos’ account.


26 comments
EllaJay
EllaJay

this happened two - three? - years ago. how is this news. i'd be a bit ashamed if i had to scrape this hard to fill pixels.

JeanneEvers-Besaw
JeanneEvers-Besaw

Are you kidding? Seriously? The Chairman's Lounge and most likely at his expense, no wonder she was not complaining. Way above her pay scale. Then look at those poor fans around her. Have you ever heard that woman's voice. Her normal speaking voice could shatter glass those poor fans look disgusted. Naw, Jack is a class act and Maria knows it. Also he is a Big BIG shot in Hollywood if she really pisses him off she would be unemployed altogether.

stabmasterarson21
stabmasterarson21

Not even sure that's legal, she should've sued his monkey a$$et$!

Sportsfan18
Sportsfan18

It doesn't matter if he knew who she was.  It doesn't matter if she was a nobody.  It was her seat and whenever a sporting contest takes place, there is an opponent.  One should be free to root for their team.  If you have passion for your team, others may have passion for their team...  

I've always liked Jack, his movies... but this I don't like, at all...

M20
M20

Any male who doesn't know who she is should be ashamed of himself.

Boodah
Boodah

Haha...LA people suck.

OK
OK

Who's Maria whatever?

bjornbonn
bjornbonn

she has plenty fame..ive actually heard many stories of Jack Nicholson's arrogance and pomp...solid actor but seems pretty self absorbed everywhere he goes...wouldn't be surprised if this was true

It's what I think.
It's what I think.

I thing she is trying to get some fame and SI is trying to help her.

She should use "less clothes", that help.

Mark112
Mark112

Nothing like a fresh, three-year old story to make SI seem relevant again. Some snakes will do anything to draw attention to themselves. I think she's working her way over to Van Nuys if you know what I mean.

BrosephVanSlyke
BrosephVanSlyke

I have no idea who she is. But based on that picture, she looks annoying.

RandyHayes
RandyHayes

cactus Jack gives her the needle

vetteboy
vetteboy

Don't mess w high powered jack Nicholson. He has corns older than her.

True Fan
True Fan

Looks like the guys around her wish she'd get booted from that seat.

jeff24k
jeff24k

This woman is delusional. Insanely hot, but delusional.  There is no way this happened.

jojomogir
jojomogir

I'm with Jack on this one.  You want to show up courtside in your Celtics jersey, then it's on. GTFO!

NizhoniAasteen
NizhoniAasteen

You know Kobe was saying that because he wanted to smash...hahaha!

Rick51
Rick51

@JeanneEvers-Besaw  Jack is a joke, an idiot and an egotistical moron.  Not sure how you figure he's a Big shot in Hollywood anymore.  It was all that long ago that he himself got booted from a Lakers game.  I agree he had his time as a big shot, but that time has eclipsed.  No he's just a loud-mouth fan who thinks he deserves more than he actually does.  &$*k him