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Bjork goes berserk on photog

Posted by: Ted Mann - Posted in Australia, Bjork, Hayden Panettiere, Rosie O'Donnell on Jan 30, 2008

Remind us never to mess with Bjork at LaGuardia. The Icelandic songstress, who now lives in Rockland, opened a major can of whoop ass on a New Zealand newspaper photographer when he attempted to snag her shot at a New Zealand airport. bjork-australia.jpgAs Glenn Jeffrey, the recipient of Bjork’s wrath, reported to the press,

<blockquote><div>”I turned and walked away she came up behind me, grabbed the back of my black skivvy and tore it. As she did this she fell over, she fell to the ground.”</div></blockquote>

Jeffrey hasn’t filed suit, but he did speak to the cops. “I don’t see being assaulted as I’m working as a press photographer as an acceptable thing,” he added. “If anybody assaults anybody you have the right to a legal recourse, whoever they are.”

More after the break.

This isn’t the first time Bjork has let loose on the media. In 1996 she flipped on a journalist welcoming her to Bangkok. Here’s video from that incident:

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Equally interesting: She’s not the only Rockland celebrity to take on the media and paparazzi. Last September, you may recall, Palisades hottie Hayden Panettiere threated to “kill” an Us Weekly reporter who wrote about her breakup from Stephen Colletti. And last October South Nyack’s Rosie O’Donnell fought back when a camera crew from Bill O’Reilly’s show attempted to ambush her at a book signing in Florida.

That said, Hayden and Rosie could still stand to work on their blood-curdling screams.

“Björk Rips into Kiwi” [MSNBC]

(Bjork performing at the Sydney Opera House on Jan. 23, 2008: AP Photo/John Pryke)