When Leto Attacks: The Elijah Wood Story

Waaaay back in October (can you remember that far back? Feels like forever ago in celebrity gossip land. I mean, Britney and Kevin were still together! I digress...) word came out that Jared Leto and Elijah Wood had a nasty run-in at the MTVu awards. The details were fuzzy, but it seemed as if Elijah had the audacity (gasp) to somehow insult Leto's band. Finally, Elijah has spoken about the horrific event in this month's Jane. Here's more:

"He was basically upset at the fact that I said I didn't like his band," Wood says. "He said that initially and then walked away."

But things escalated from there. "I guess he thought I was laughing at him," Wood says, "but I was more shell-shocked and telling people around me, 'Whoa, I just got told off by Jared Leto for not liking his band.' And that's when he came back and grabbed me."

In the January/February 2003 issue of Blender, the Lord of the Rings actor told an interviewer, "I would never try to be like other actors and attempt to make (music) myself. I mean, have you heard 30 Seconds to Mars? ... F---ing awful, man!"

"I told Jared it wasn't personal," Wood says. "He acted like I'd been disrespecting him or speaking about his family. Things like that don't generally happen to me. I'm very non-confrontational. The whole thing was kind of ridiculous."

Ridiculous? Rage-filled? Leto? Never.

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