July 17, 2007

Ok, I love Jon Lovitz now.

I've never been a big fan of Jon Lovitz, except for maybe his "Satan" gig on SNL, but from now on, he's on my "good guys in Hollywood" list, regardless of his politics:

It was fight night at an L.A. comedy club last week when Jon Lovitz roughed up Andy Dick over the murder of their "Saturday Night Live" colleague, Phil Hartman.

Laugh Factory owner Jamie Masada, who witnessed the assault, said, "Jon picked Andy up by the head and smashed him into the bar four or five times, and blood started pouring out of his nose." Lovitz told Page Six, "All the comedians are glad I did it because this guy is a [bleep]hole."

Lovitz and Dick have been at loggerheads since a 1997 Christmas party at Hartman's house, five months before his troubled wife Brynn flipped out, fatally shooting Hartman, then killing herself. "Andy was doing cocaine, and he gave Brynn some after she had been sober for 10 years. Phil was furious about it - and then five months later he's dead," said Lovitz, adding that when he filled in on Hartman's "Newsradio" sitcom, "I told Andy, 'I wouldn't be here now if you hadn't given Brynn that cocaine.' "

Last year, Lovitz related, a drunken Dick strolled up to his table at Ago in West Hollywood, rudely downed his guests' peach liqueur drinks, and "looked at me and said, 'I put the "Phil Hartman hex" on you - you're the next one to die.' I said, 'What did you say?' and he repeated it. I wanted to punch his face in, but I don't hit women."

When the two ran into each other at the Laugh Factory last Wednesday, "I wanted him to say he was sorry for the 'Phil Hartman hex,' " Lovitz told us. "First he says, 'I don't remember saying that.' Then he leans in and says, 'You know why I said it? Because you said I killed Phil Hartman.' Which I never said. Then he asked me to be in his new movie.

"I grabbed him by the shirt and leaned him over and said, 'I don't want to be in your movie! I don't want to be in your life!' I pushed him against the rail. Then I pushed him again really hard. A security guard broke it up. I'm not proud of it . . . but he's a disgusting human being." Dick's rep said he had no comment.

Good Job, Jon. I sincerely hope you don't get arrested for it because this? It's justice. Pure and simple. Not to mention that you pounded him in the coke-hole he calls a nose. Bravo. Dick is such an appropriate name for that schmuck. He needs some help. Maybe you scared him into it. But I doubt it.

For your enjoyment, here's Jon and the late, great Phil Hartman in a sketch entitled "Discover- The Elements":

Posted by caltechgirl at July 17, 2007 04:04 PM | TrackBack

I just keep imaging him repeating a line from the TV show "The Critic":

It stinks! It stinks!

As he pounded Andy Dick's head in.

Posted by: Bill at July 17, 2007 10:07 PM

This is the post I *wish* I had written. I had a huge crush on both Phil Hartman and Jon Lovitz, before Phil was killed, and so I was devastated and furious over the whole thing.

News Radio (not to mention, SNL, which goes without saying) was one of the best shows ever, and yet, I never took to Andy Dick. He was such a measily little pricklet, so...let me just say...

The guy TOTALLY had it coming to him, and I'm glad that Jon Lovitz was the guy to do it. I feel like I owe it to myself to watch SNL this weekend, to see if they do a sketch about it.

Yeah, I'm with you on this one. Will the *real* J-Lo please step forward?!


Posted by: Erica at July 18, 2007 11:05 AM

I loved Phil Hartman's routine and acting. Lovitz was hit and miss, but I hated Andy Dick.

Posted by: Contagion at July 18, 2007 04:13 PM

Alright, well..you know...I was good friends with John Lovitz. Dat's why he has a mullet now...


Yeah, yeah, that's the ticket!

Posted by: zonker at July 21, 2007 12:19 AM