Ultimate laptop stress test: The famous actress "balcony toss"

Summary:Here's a crazy story about how some paparazzi apparently provoked actress Denise Richards to toss two laptop computers off of a hotel balcony (always my first instinct when I'm being hounded by photographers). According to CNN:Global TV reported Richards was filming a scene for the movie "Blonde and Blonder" when she allegedly confronted a photographer trying to take her picture.

Here's a crazy story about how some paparazzi apparently provoked actress Denise Richards to toss two laptop computers off of a hotel balcony (always my first instinct when I'm being hounded by photographers). According to CNN:

Global TV reported Richards was filming a scene for the movie "Blonde and Blonder" when she allegedly confronted a photographer trying to take her picture. Richards threw the laptop computers off a balcony, hitting two elderly women sitting in the lobby below.....While trying to stop the paparazzi, Denise Richards was involved in an altercation.....To protect her safety she instinctively knocked the paparazzo's laptops off a ledge.

The story goes on to report that the elderly women survived the ordeal without any major injuries but left the next most important questions after that unanswered. What model notebooks were they and did they survive the fall? At this point, if I'm Dell, Lenovo, HP, or one of the other notebook manufacturers, I'd be racing to my ad agency saying "truth is better than fiction!" Could they ask for a better script for a commercial? 1. Paparazzi in hot pursuit of glamorous Hollywood actress. 2. Notebooks take a big tumble 3. Old ladies cushion the fall. 4. Operating system boots up without a problem.  That's a wrap.

Topics: Laptops

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