Could the aura of Sunset Boulevard be drifting south across the rest of West Hollywood?
Looks that way with the celebrity press coverage of an attack on Jamie Foxx while he was dining Saturday night at Catch, the relatively new restaurant on Melrose Avenue at San Vicente.
According to TMZ (of course), the actors and his friends were on the Catch patio when someone came over and asked them to quiet it down.
“You don’t want to mess with me, I’m from New York,” TMZ quoted the interloper as saying. That apparently brought a response from one of Foxx’s companions: “F**k you. I’m from Oakland.”
A tussle ensued that led to Foxx putting the stranger in a choke hold. Soon he and Foxx and his entourage were asked to leave.
Catch, whose tables are said to be booked several months ahead, has generated some controversy of its own. According to a story in the Hollywood Reporter last fall, some diners claim the restaurant had cancelled reservations they made on Yelp on the day of arrival or when they actually arrived at the restaurant. Catch denied that, with its owners telling Hollywood Reporter that they are only accepting reservations from friends and friends of friends. And no, they said, the gatekeeper at the door won’t turn you away because you’re unattractive.