Chris Rock Dislikes Newt Gingrich After Breaking A Camera

Chris Rock is not endorsing Newt Gingrich, as evidenced by the comic’s recent run-in with the paparazzi.

While attending a Sundance Film Festival event, Chris Rock erupted in a fit of rage when asked a question about Newt Gingrich. One photographer who got a little too close and overzealous is down one camera.

Reportedly, when Rock and his entourage were leaving a Google hosted bash, a sly videographer asked the Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted star for a picture with his girlfriend, while the comedian’s back was turned.

But when he faced the cameraman, it turned into a question and answer session about politics and Newt Gingrich. Chris Rock responded angrily by grabbing and smashing the photographer’s camera, leaving him with a few choice words, according to Page Six of the New York Post.

“Chris pushed the interviewer and grabbed the camera. He smashed it so hard, it broke into pieces. He cursed the guy for filming when he had asked them to stop.” ~ Statement from an unnamed witness to the camera smashing incident

Meanwhile, GOP candidates Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich locked horns Thursday ahead of the 2012 Florida Primary. After stomping around Tampa and other hot spots in the Sunshine State, the two Republican front runners clashed over immigration policy.

In yesterday’s Republican debate in Jacksonville, Wolf Blitzer could hardly contain the two politicians. Both are vying for their party’s nomination ahead of the 2012 elections showdown against incumbent president Barack Obama, according to a CNN news report.

The former Speaker of the House is coming off of a surprise victory last week in the South Carolina Republican Primary. With the conservative base largely behind him, the elder statesman was hoping to build on momentum going into Florida.

With so much at stake in a diverse state that largely favors Obama, Gingrich’s approach was to find common ground among the 1.2 Latino voters in the Sunshine State. And the best way to do that was to make his position on immigration and undocumented workers more favorable than Mitt Romney’s.

In a series of radio announcements, Gingrich assailed Mitt Romney’s stance on deporting illegal immigrants. Early this week at a forum in Miami hosted by Univision, he referred to Romney as an “anti-immigrant.” And he continued to build on the message and his radio announcements.




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