It looks like actor Russell Crowe is ready to end his marriage to Danielle Spencer. According to reports, the 48-year-old Oscar winner and his wife of nine years have separated. Russell first met Danielle in 1989, and the two worked together in the movie "The Crossing." Their romance had its ups and downs, but the couple finally tied the knot in 2003. They have two sons together, and Danielle always supported her husband through his many public issues. However, that could be coming to an end assuming the separation sticks. While Russell has kept very busy with his movies, he has had a number of other interesting things happen away from the cameras. Here are a few of Russell's other interesting news stories in the last year.
He got lost on a kayaking trip
Last month, Russell had a somewhat embarrassing incident when he required the help of the U.S. Coast Guard. While he was filming the upcoming movie "Noah" in Long Island, the actor decided to take a kayaking trip with his friend. Unfortunately, the darkening skies forced the two to pull their kayaks ashore and wait for help. The actor was waiting for about four hours before help finally arrived. "He just needed a little bit of help, he just got a little lost," said the Coast Guard rescuer. "It wasn't really a rescue, really, more of just giving someone a lift."
He had a Twitter battle with Eli Roth
Twitter has become a staging ground for celebrity opinions, and that has helped lead to the occasional feud. Last summer, Russell got involved in a friendly Twitter war with "Hostel" director Eli Roth over the subject of circumcision. The two came out on opposite sides of the issue, with Russell calling the practice barbaric. The actor tweeted, "Who are you to correct nature? Is it real that GOD requires a donation of foreskin?" That set off a reply from Eli, and eventually people started accusing Russell of being anti-Semitic. Eli defended the star, saying that the feud was simply an exchange between friends.
He supported the Occupy Wall Street movement
The OWS movement has been a lightning rod for controversy, but the "Gladiator" star has come out firmly in support. Last November, the star posted a tweet in support of Keith Olbermann's reading of the OWS statement. "The OWS statement is a very important moment; like witnessing The Declaration of Humanity," said the star. A number of celebs have voiced support for the movement, but few carry as much clout as Russell does.
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