The Justin Bieber Vs. Orlando Bloom clash in Ibiza didn’t just kick off a thousand versions of the face-off and resurrect rumors about Justin and Orlando’s separated model wife Miranda Kerr, the drama has also drawn comment from celebs including Alyssa Milano, Josh Malina, James Franco, Jimmy Fallon, Drake Bell and more.
Brit actor Orlando was seen taking a swing at Justin — which was captured on film — at the Cipriani restaurant early Wednesday in front of guests which reportedly included Leonardo DiCaprio, Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton and Sean “Diddy” Combs.
In the end, one of Bieber’s bodyguards deflected Orlando’s strike, but the 37-year-old Lord of The Rings star was seen pointing angrily at the 20-year-old singer outside the eatery as the tension between the two continued.
It’s widely thought Orlando’s rage-on at Justin was over his belief that the singer flirted — or more — with Kerr.
The Australian model met Bieber at a Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in New York City in November 2012 and the pair are rumored to have had a fling.
(Photo: Bieber and Kerr at Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in November 2012.)
Kerr denied this through her lawyer last October, after a UK tabloid claimed the Biebs was a part of the reason Bloom and Kerr decided to end their marriage.
Now, the good, bad and the downright ugly of Hollywood are piling in with their 10 cents.
Former Charmed star Alyssa Milano tweeted that she is on “#TeamOrlando,” adding that she isn’t the only one stumping for Bloom. James Franco weighed in when the hot topic came up on Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report, with the actor firmly stating he was “Team Bloom.”
Stephen Colbert himself tweeted:
Orlando Bloom was in LOTR, married Miranda Kerr AND punched Justin Bieber? By my count his monkey paw only has 2 fingers left.
— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) July 31, 2014
Former child star and writer Mara Wilson took to Twitter to join the online action. “Orlando Bloom punched Justin Bieber? My teenage crush punched this generation’s teenage crush!”
She added:”I was also in love with Edward Norton, but Orlando was the one I just liked to gaze at, especially when he was dressed up like Legolas.”
Later, Wilson noted:”Less impressed to learn it was over a girl and not just because Bieber was being an a–hole. Violence isn’t good, kids.”
Stephen Amell, of The CW’s Arrow, added some fun to the debate. “Orlando Bloom didn’t try to punch Bieber. It looks like he tried to flick him in the head,” he tweeted.
“That’s way, WAY better.”
Scandal’s Josh Malina quipped: “This Justin Bieber/Orlando Bloom thing is the first time I’ve been interested in a featherweight match.
The Vampire Diaries’ Candice Accola offered a much more brutal take, tweeting: “I’m glad Orlando Bloom smashed that weiner Justin Bieber. #smashedweiner.”
The ever pressed Drake Bell — who’s never far from any Justin Bieber story, and has a two-year, history of unilaterally bashing the singer on and offineCanadian singer on and off-line – got stuck into tweeting his views yesterday.
The former Nickelodeon actor posted photos of Looney Tunes characters Spike the Bulldog and Chester the Terrier, adding:
“@justinbieber I found these cool pictures of you and your body guard from the other night!”
Bell also tweeted a shot of a Great Dane and a Chihuahua, adding, “@justinbieber and his bodyguard!”
The gist of Bell’s posts is his opinion that Bieber – though millions of fans would disagree – is a puny, physical specimen compared to the bodyguards the singer hires and pays to protect him.
Can you kids start looking up to a good person?!
— Drake Bell (@DrakeBell) July 31, 2014
Naturally, Bieber’s army of Beliebers attacked the “Bitchcraft” singer, which prompted Bell to about-face.
“You can’t take a joke? Geez.” Bell stormed. He later deleted the tweets then asked Bieber’s followers, “Can you kids start looking up to a good person?!”
Bell is still going on Twitter today and has been tweeting statistics about films Bloom worked on and Bieber’s Believe, which means he had to Google it — which is sort of sad. He’s also trying to start a Twitter trend of “#Orlandowins.”
— Drake Bell (@DrakeBell) July 31, 2014
Meanwhile, The Tonight Show’s Jimmy Fallon brought up the Bieber-Bloom face-off in his monologue.
“Orlando Bloom apparently threw a punch at Justin Bieber last night during an argument at a nightclub,” Fallon joked to the studio audience.
“Orlando’s hand was pretty sore today…You know, from all the high fives he got!,” he said, referring to alleged evidence in a vandalism case that the singer recently pleaded no contest to.
All in all, not the best recruitment day for Team Bieber.
What’s your view on the Bieber-Bloom row: Attempted assault or an almost smackdown you can get on board with? Let us know in comments.