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Gomer Pyle faints after learning of election results

Old 11-11-04, 02:36 PM
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Gomer Pyle faints after learning of election results

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Vincent D'Onofrio (Gomer Pyle / huge roach from MIB) hasn't been the same since bush won.
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VINCENT D'Onofrio, the star of "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," passed out while shooting the hit TV series yesterday morning prompting insiders to gossip that the actor is "losing it."

"Ever since John Kerry lost the election, [D'Onofrio] has lost his [bleep,]" said our on-set insider.

"He has been getting into fistfights with people, and when he passed out today, we all thought he was faking it. But then he insisted they call 911."

An ambulance raced to the Queens studio, where paramedics found nothing wrong with the gifted actor, who became a star in 1987 with his searing performance as a misfit Marine in "Full Metal Jacket."

Tensions on the "Criminal Intent" set are running high. "No one thinks Vincent will last for much longer," the insider said.

"He is so hard to work with a total freak. He constantly complains about the scripts and has held up production a lot."

D'Onofrio, a big Kerry supporter, was said to be devastated over President Bush's re-election. "When PAGE SIX [last week] wrote about 'Law & Order' putting up signs forbidding political discussions on set, it was funny," our source said. "Those signs were put up because of [D'Onofrio]."

About a month before the election, D'Onofrio "insisted" on putting up anti-Bush posters and fliers, "and would attack anyone who disagreed with him," the spy added.

In response, "Law & Order" producers posted signs banning political discussions or anything else that would impede work on set, implying that D'Onofrio had held up taping of the show with his political zealotry.

D'Onofrio's co-stars, Kathryn Erbe, Jamey Sheridan and Courtney B. Vance, are said to be fed up with his antics.

"No one and I do mean no one talks to him anymore," the insider added.

A rep for the show insisted there had been no "fistfights."

D'Onofrio does not have a rep. But show creator Dick Wolf said via a rep: "The stress of being the first among equals on a one-hour television drama is the most exhausting job in show business. Hours are long and stress levels are high.

"Any actor who has been in Vincent's position knows how tough it is. It is unfortunate that Vincent's health has become the topic of gossip and speculation under these circumstances."
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Gomer Pyle?

Can't stand the character he plays on CI to begin with.
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I don't understand the Gomer Pyle connection? Did he play Gomer Pyle at one time??
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I'm going to guess it is an attempt to be derisive to him, since he's reacting negatively to Bush.
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Originally posted by Mopower
I don't understand the Gomer Pyle connection? Did he play Gomer Pyle at one time??
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Originally posted by Mopower
I don't understand the Gomer Pyle connection? Did he play Gomer Pyle at one time??
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Originally posted by al_bundy
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Oh man - that was D'Onofrio.
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For the sake of balance...do a search on Vincent Gallo's on set political antics...I have a feeling that some of out Otters would be suprised as who he would stand on a table in the cafeteria and give long speeches in support of
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About a month before the election, D'Onofrio "insisted" on putting up anti-Bush posters and fliers, "and would attack anyone who disagreed with him," the spy added.

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"Private Pyle" would be more accurate.

Though I understand his sentiment , this guy needs to get a grip.
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I didn't know he played Pyle either. Based on that picture, he looks much more handsome with hair and less weight(coming from a heterosexual male)
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<center><table border="0" width="555"><tr><td valign="top">D'Onofrio's behavior worse?

Evidence that the stress of President George W. Bush's re-election is effecting Vincent D'Onofrio performance on the set of "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" was strengthened when photos were leaked of the actor in a questionable state of mind. When asked for a comment, show producers were quoted as saying that there had been an "incident" in the studio restroom, but refused to give more details.</td><td width="5"></td><td><img src="http://www.sawnoff.demon.co.uk/goodnite.jpg" border="1"></td></tr></table></center>
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Well, this is great PR work, whatever the case is. Blaming Bush and getting more viewers to see a "declining actor".

Great stuff.
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I took a tech support call from Vincent D'onofrio once. He acted like an asshole but he seemed sane. Then again, it probably wasn't the same guy since I also got a call from Bob Barker.
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Medical officials have determined that D'Onofrio passed out due to a lack of air while attempting to suck a golf ball through a garden hose.
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Or maybe he was trying to suck Michael Moore through a garden hose. Damn, that would be tough.
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